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Monday, May 24, 2021


Yesterday, Sunday, May 23 was the great feast of PENTECOST - a glorious celebration at St Antoninus Church! More inside.


Today is the Life in the Spirit Seminar #6!
More inside.

The great Pentecost outpouring did not end with this weekend!
Join us all in our Prayer meeting this Wednesday, May 26!
Rosary @7pm, followed by litanies and praise & worship.
During this time, we will put into practice the experience of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the lessons we learned during the NJ Charismatic School of Healing Conference.
Everyone is welcome to join!
In person (rectory Chapel ) and via Zoom (click here for link).

The statement of the New Jersey Bishops regarding the
Reinstatement of the General Obligation to Attend Mass beginning June 6 ( in two weeks!)
Jesus said to His disciples “ Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with[ water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit .” Acts 1:4-5
And true to Jesus' promise - on the day of Pentecost, 10 days after Jesus ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit did come and the disciples received a most amazing gift from the Father: PENTECOST.
The Holy Spirit, the same Spirit who was present when God created the earth, the Spirit by whom our Savior was conceived through Mary, the Spirit that was with Jesus every day of His life on earth, that same Spirit came and made His dwelling place with us. (Acts 2:1-4)

In that rush of wind, in those tongues of flame, as the Holy Spirit came and filled the disciples, the Church of the Living God was born. (1 Timothy 3:15)

And so it is, that St Antoninus Church continues to be mightily renewed by the Holy Spirit, as it has done so every year on the day of Pentecost.
Fr Joseph was our Mass celebrant, with Fr Peter as concelebrant and Ken Julien leading the music ministry.

After Mass, immediately after exposing Jesus exposed on the altar by the monstrance, Fr Joseph called the people to line up to receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Baptism of the Holy Spirit.)
One by one, Fr Joseph, Fr Peter, Evelyn and Eileen prayed over the the people, assisted by the some intercessors.

Last Pentecost 2020, we were under lockdown. This time around, with great thanksgiving, St Antoninus exultantly celebrated the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our beloved church and in every heart and soul- as together we proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father!

For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knew will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2:9-11 )

...and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by
the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor 12-3b)

Today's teaching after the Baptism in the Holy Spirit:

Proceed to our LSS video presentation:
Come Holy Spirit!
Today's video presentation
Monday, May 24

Today is DAY 10



LSS #6:
(As by a New Pentecost series) 
Ralph Martin shares insights into what we need to do to continue to progress in our new life in the Holy Spirit.

This is one of the two remaining LSS teachings after our recent Baptism in the Holy Spirit,

If you missed any day of the LSS, go to our website for the links or see below .

Click video below for today's video presentation ( If video starts in the middle, just move red bar to the left):

Line up of the Video Presentations.
If you missed any of the day's talk, see red links below.

Life in the Spirit Seminar Talks
( The video presentations with links will be sent out to you on each of the 9 days, which started on Friday, May 14, with the corresponding Novena prayers )

Here is the full schedule of our 9-day Life in the Spirit Seminar talks and the Novena to the Holy Spirit.

  • Three introductory talks
  • Seven LSS talks from "As by a New Pentecost" series of the Renewal Ministries.

FRIDAY, May 14
The Birth of The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (A New Pentecost)

Intro A
Life in the Spirit Seminar - Introduction by Winston Garcia

Intro B
SUNDAY, May 16
(As by a New Pentecost series)
Dr. Ralph Martin offers reflections on the work of the Holy Spirit in the early Church as he introduces the series.

LSS #1:
MONDAY, May 17
God's Love
(As by a New Pentecost series)
David Mangan continues the series with reflections on what God's love really means, and how he encountered it more deeply on a weekend retreat that began a major spiritual renewal movement in the Church

LSS #2:
(As by a New Pentecost series)
Dr. Ralph Martin presents the Gospel in a clear and succinct format.

LSS #3:
The New Life
(As by a New Pentecost series)
Patti Mansfield shares what it was like for her to open her whole life in new way to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

LSS #4:
Receiving God's Gifts
(As by a New Pentecost series)
Peter Herbeck teaches about the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit and baptism in the Holy Spirit

Intro C
Why Everyone Needs to Be Baptized in the Spirit
Ralph Martin talks about the importance of every Christian being open to the fullness of life in the Holy Spirit

LSS #5:
Prayer To Be Baptized in the Holy Spirit
(As by a New Pentecost series)
Patti Mansfield and David Mangan lead viewers in prayer for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in their lives.


LSS #6:
(As by a New Pentecost series) 
Ralph Martin shares insights into what we need to do to continue to progress in our new life in the Holy Spirit.
Current presentation
See above.

One last session tomorrow:

Transformation In Christ
(As by a New Pentecost series)
Sr. Ann Shields teaches us how to make the most of the new life in the Holy Spirit that comes from a fresh release of His power in our lives.


Peter Herbeck: "Power on High" : Click here.
Peter Herbeck speaks about the necessity for us to be fully empowered by the Holy Spirit to meet the challenges of the day.


Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass

Message from Fr Joseph:

It is with much joy that in 2 weeks, on June 6th, we will celebrate the great Feast of Corpus Christi with an outdoor Eucharistic procession. We rejoice and publicly proclaim the great gift of God’s presence among us in the Holy Eucharist.
As of that day, Catholics will no longer be dispensed from the obligation of Sunday Mass & Holy Days of Obligation that had been temporarily granted due to Covid. From this day onward, all Catholics will be obligated to attend Sunday Mass (or Saturday vigil Mass) and Holy Days of Obligation- unless for health reasons or other circumstances beyond their control, they are unable to attend in person. Given this, we are evaluating whether or not to continue live-streaming our Mass. Let us know what you think and come celebrate together this Heavenly Delight of God’s Presence among us.

Below is the official statement from the Bishops.

In Jesus thru Mary (& St Joseph),
Fr Joseph

Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass

At this time, due to the observance of public safety protocols and the increase in the availability of vaccines, we have begun a return to some sense of normalcy in various sectors of our society.

Therefore, we the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (cf. Code of Canon Law canon 1247 and Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2180).

This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness; those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility; or those with serious underlying health conditions. One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass (canon 87).

Finally, safety protocols (such as wearing masks, social distancing, etc.) and liturgical directives (communion in the hand, communion under one species, etc.) in each New Jersey Diocese remains in place until modified or revoked by the respective Diocesan Bishop.

Given on May 20, 2021, the memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark

Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop, Diocese of Trenton

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop, Diocese of Camden

Most Reverend Kevin J. Sweeney
Bishop, Diocese of Paterson

Most Reverend James F. Checchio
Bishop, Diocese of Metuchen

Most Reverend Kurt Burnette
Bishop, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic

Most Reverend Yousif B. Habash
Bishop, Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese

Representing the Archdiocese of Newark, Diocese of Camden, Diocese of Metuchen, Diocese of Paterson, Diocese of Trenton, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic and
Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese

Come visit JESUS in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel is open for personal visits with our Eucharistic Lord,

Tuesday thru Saturday
10am to 8pm

Spend precious time alone with Jesus!

Could you not watch with me one hour? Mark 14: 40b

Good news!
We have a newly donated Tabernacle in our OLG chapel- with a window opening in front for adorers to open and behold Jesus in the Eucharist anytime! All you would have to do when your visit is over is to close the little window in front of the tabernacle without touching anything.
Register to be an Adorer!
To obtain the door combination, you will need to register simply emailing us at Give your full name, tel #, and your address. This will give you an access to our security key pad.
All adorers must wear masks. Disinfectant wipes will be available in the chapel.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Psalm 95:6
Please click  above to see the updated schedule for all our liturgies and ministries.

Please consider making an Easter offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. Thank you and God bless you!
At this time, we would greatly appreciate your support for the operating expenses of this parish. We also have a continuing Harvest Appeal for much needed work on our HVAC system. Watch Fr Joseph's brief video on the reason for this Harvest appeal.

We are now accepting Zelle for online contributions. 
All you need to do is enter on the Zelle info:
Name: St. Antoninus Catholic Church
This means that you can open a Zelle account and put St Antoninus as a recipient.
If you don't have a Zelle account yet, it is easy to do this one time setup:
When you sign up, please include your email or phone number. Thank you.

Other options for Offering:
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St Antoninus Church
337 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103
Thank you and God bless you!
337 South Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103 
Rev. Joseph A. Meagher (Pastor)