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Saturday, November 28, 2020
This weekend (& beyond) at St Antoninus:

SUNDAY, November 29:

An Advent letter from our pastor, Fr Joseph Meagher

(In-person gathering &/or via Youtube live-stream.)
Readings for this Sunday Mass (from USCCB)
Download the weekly bulletin
Our continuing safety guidelines.

Links for our Parish Advent Mission
See links below.

  • Please consider making a sacrificial offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. Links below. Thank you and God bless you.
  • You may pick up your Offertory Envelopes in the church entrance

St Antoninus Schedule of Liturgies & Events (at the very bottom)

Dear brothers and sisters,    

Happy New Year! Today, on this the first Sunday of Advent, we begin a new Liturgical Year.

Below is an amplified version of one of the Penitential Rite options for Mass during Advent. It speaks of 3 realities of Christ’s coming among us:

Two thousand years ago “You came in humility as a baby, as a man and as a lamb of sacrifice in order to gather the nations into the peace of God’s Kingdom, Lord have mercy.

You come to us today hidden and yet revealed, in your word and in the Sacraments, in the poor and even in creation itself, in order to wake us up to your Divine Presence and to strengthen us in holiness. Christ have mercy

At the end of time, You will come in glory and majesty, as judge of the living and the dead, and the world by fire, and to bring salvation to your people. Lord have mercy.

Another way you might say this is:
-      Lord Jesus, You came in history. Lord have mercy. (past)
-      Lord Jesus, You come in mystery, Christ have mercy. (present)
-      Lord Jesus, You will come in glory, Lord have mercy. (future)

The source of all grace is Jesus’ first coming 2,000 years ago, and yet, to prepare a people for his final coming as judge, Christ comes to us today “in Mystery,” that is, hidden to the natural eye, but revealed to the person of faith and love. He comes in his Word and in the Sacraments, in the poor, the sick, and anyone in need.

Normally the secular world is “preparing” for Christmas with a frenzy of things to do and things to buy. However, this year, due to the Covid pandemic, much of the manic state of affairs has been dampened by financial difficulties and by an unparalleled fear of sickness and death. Yet, the preparation for the coming of Jesus has perhaps never been as needed and as relevant. In this time of great unprecedented suffering all over the world, and in our families, we need Jesus!

More than ever we need to open our hearts for the coming of Jesus. This world, and in fact all of us, desperately need to know that we have a Savior, Who came in history, but is Lord of history. It is He Who is with us right now, seeking to wake us up to His Divine Presence. Through his loving mercy He is calling us to conversion and holiness. When this time of mercy passes, the time of judgement will begin. This is why the Lord admonishes us to “stay awake.” This is a reference to the alertness of an active faith that will keep us alert for his coming.

In special way during this Holy Season of Advent, we will meet Jesus in the poor and suffering through our neighborhood Christmas Caroling Outreach on Sunday, December 20th. As we pray and sing carols recounting the good news of Christmas, we will be giving out gifts to our brothers and sisters who live very close to our Church and yet can seem so far away from us. Although we’ll be taking the proper precautions like wearing masks on our faces and social distancing, our masks will be decorated with Christmas themes and we’ll provide hot chocolate for those we meet. I encourage you to join us in some way in this beautiful outreach. This outreach actually begins with our Giving Tree, which has been set up close to the altar.

Attached to our Giving Tree will be gift tags. Each tag will indicate a gift request that you can choose to fulfill, such as children’s toys, hoodies for teenagers, socks for men & women, etc.

You can take as many tags as you can: the more gifts you donate, the more Christmas presents we will have to hand out to our brothers and sisters in our neighborhood at our Caroling Outreach on Sunday afternoon, December 20. The tags will also be available digitally.

As part of our Advent mission, we have two online events of prayer and teaching: one is every Sunday which will be presented by Renewal Ministries, and the 2nd one is a daily reflection from Parousia Media. More information below.

May we keep each other in prayer that no matter what happens arounds us, we will keep our eyes on Jesus ever ready to welcome Him when He comes. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!!!

In Jesus thru Mary,

Fr Joseph
November 29, 2020
Holy Mass starts at 10am
Holy Hour at 9am

In-person gathering & live-streamed (links below)

We continue to follow the 3 main safety guidelines:
  • Sanitizing hands upon entering church.
  • Wearing face masks
  • Social distancing of 6 ft and staying in designated pews.
  • In addition, we will now be conducting temperature screening
For this Sunday's live-streaming on YouTube (for the benefit of those who are not able to attend in person)

There are two separate YouTube links:
one for the 9am Holy Hour & the other for the 10 am Mass. You need to exit YouTube at the end of the Holy Hour and then go back to YouTube on the new link for the 10am Mass.

Enter on the search bar: Saint Antoninus 
(Click on magnifying glass icon)

Or click on linkS below.

Please click "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to increase our viewership. We need this urgently in order to qualify for a donate button . Below are the links:
HOLY HOUR for Sunday@ 9 AM

Click on image on right for the YouTube link. Click "Reminder"
HOLY MASS for Sunday @ 10AM

Click on image on right for the YouTube link. Click "Reminder"
The Readings for this Sunday: Click here.
A reflection for the First Sunday in Advent
Bishop John Stowe, O.F.M. reflects on the readings for November 29, 2020.

There is a certain starkness to the gospel passage for the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the new church year. More than the mere economy of words and focus on action that characterizes the Gospel of Mark; “be watchful and be alert” seems so far removed from “Deck the Halls” and dreams of a white Christmas.

We hear this admonition as an echo of the theme of the parables of recent Sundays: The end is coming, and we don’t know the day or the hour. We are told once again to be alert and to wait. But waiting is so hard for us who are used to having everything available now: gigabytes of data at our fingertips, same day delivery for our urgent order products, reaction to every news event in real time. . . . From an early age we cry out, “are we there yet?” on car journeys, and the days of Advent seem interminable when opening just one little window a day on an Advent calendar counting down to the night before Christmas.

God’s word on this First Sunday of Advent suggests that we are waiting for more than Christmas. We are waiting for the Day of the Lord. We are waiting for God to set things straight. We are waiting for God to clean up the messes we have made and to demonstrate what love and mercy are really like.

The prophet Isaiah, whose dreams and longings provide inspiration to us in this season of anticipation, seems to tell God to “hurry up” and get down here—he even blames God for what we have done. “How could you let this happen God? Why did you let us wander from your ways?” You seem far away, he implies. “You, the potter, made us after all . . . we are the work of your hands.”

It is Paul today who expresses the hope of this season—the joyful anticipation. He reminds us that despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, despite the polarization that the human family continues to experience, despite the messes that we can manage to make, God is faithful! God will keep us firm to the end. God has given it all to us, because God made us brothers and sisters in his Son, Christ Jesus.

With Isaiah, we can cry out, “tear open those clouds and get down here.” We know that God will, and that is worth the wait.

Below: Click images to download our Sunday bulletin:

Safety Guidelines
at all our Masses
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Our Parish Advent Mission

Advent begins tomorrow Sunday, November 29 and leads up to Christmas. Below are links with prayers & teachings to help direct our our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.

Register to both sites and receive the emails starting tomorrow.

1) Advent Mission from Renewal Ministries (free registration) . Watch Ralph Martin on Youtube each Sunday of Advent from 8-9pm. Dr. Ralph Martin will teach and answer questions on the first stages of the spiritual journey, as found in his book "The Fulfillment of All Desire."
Register today to receive this weekly, which starts tomorrow:

2) Parousia Media has a free online "Advent Pilgrimage: A Journey from Eden to Bethlehem." (
Join us for daily video meditations and scriptural readings with world-class speakers on scripture and the Catholic Faith. Plus: Join the nine-day novena from Mexico called Las Posada Navidena – built right into this pilgrimage.
Register at:
You will receive daily emails with the link for 24 days, starting tomorrow.
Click below to donate to our ongoing Thanksgiving Harvest 2020
To join the Rosary via Gotomeeting conference call
Enter thru link on your phone or computer: 
Access Code: 151-245-877
Or call in number : ( 872)-240-3412
Access Code: 151-245-877

For those who did not get to read yesterday's newsletter, here it is .

Please consider making a sacrificial offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. Thank you and God bless you!
You also have the option to mail in your tithe:
St Antoninus Church
337 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103

Thank you and God bless you!
Our Offertory Envelopes are available for pick up.
Our offertory envelopes are available for pickup anytime in the church entrances, and can be used for any Sunday or Holy Day.

However, if you prefer to have a set of dated envelopes for the year, please let the office know so we can give you the version with specific dates. Call the office at 973-623-0258 for more information.

Schedule of
Liturgies & Events
SUMMARY of our daily & weekly events
10 AM

In-person &/or live-streamed

For live streaming, go to 
Enter on search: Saint Antoninus Church ( click on magnifying glass icon)

Before Sunday Holy Mass, join us for Holy Hour:
Sunday Holy Hour
(Eucharistic Adoration)   
 9 AM

In-person &/or live-streamed

For live streaming, go to  
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DAILY MASS & Benediction
TUES at 7pm
WED, THU, FRI, SAT at 12 Noon

In-person &/or live-streamed

For live streaming, go to  
Enter on search: Saint Antoninus Church( click on magnifying glass icon)
Note: NO in-person or live-streaming of Mass on Mondays
First Friday Mass-
in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
every First Friday of the month

Two Masses:
12 Noon & 7:30pm
Family consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 7:30 Mass.
Join us in-person or live-streamed

Following our First Friday Mass, we will have our Alliance of Two Hearts Eucharistic Vigil (Communion of Reparation). This will be from 9pm-12 Midnight and will be shared via conference call.
every First Saturday of the month at 3pm.

Come at 2pm for the First Saturday Reparation Prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At 3pm, Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by the Healing Mass.
For live streaming, go to  
Enter on search: Saint Antoninus Church( click on magnifying glass icon)
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:45am
(Upper church)

Friday: 11am- 11:45am
(Lower church)

Saturday: 11am- 11:45am
3:30pm- 4:030pm
(Lower church)

or by appointment.

Click here for preparation for Confession: EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Reparation prayers:
every night at 6:30 pm,
( 7pm on Wednesdays)

Conference call
To join the conference call, enter thru link on your phone or computer: 
Access Code: 151-245-877
Or call in number : ( 872)-240-3412
Access Code: 151-245-877
Tuesdays at 8:15 PM
Scripture Study wt Fr Joseph 

Please note! Before the Scripture Study, join us at our Rosary at 6:30pm (see previous )

We will be using the same conference call link as follows:

Conference call
To join the conference call, enter thru link on your phone or computer: 
Access Code: 151-245-877
Or call in number : ( 872)-240-3412
Access Code: 151-245-877
Wednesdays at 7 PM
Eucharistic Adoration with
Holy Rosary , plus Litanies

Conference call

To join the conference call, enter thru link on our phone or computer:  
Access Code: 151-245-877
Or call in number : ( 872)-240-3412 / Access Code: 151-245-877

This is followed by our Wednesday night Prayer Meeting . Exit the conference call and go to YouTube. See links, following:
Prayer Meeting - Adoration and Praise & Worship
on Wednesday 8:15 PM (following the Rosary Line)

In-person as well as live-streamed
For live streaming, go to    
Enter on search: Saint Antoninus Church ( click on magnifying glass icon
Divine Adoration PrayerMeeting  
Saturdays 3pm- 5pm
in church hall

In-person &/or live-streamed

For live streaming, go to  
Enter on search: Saint Antoninus Church( click on magnifying glass )

- Midweek Prayer Meeting: Tuesdays at 6:30- 8pm
Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-540 .Access code: 169025#
Or: Enter Meeting ID: divineadoration
 Real Love Ministries  
Last Saturdays
at 5 pm

Meeting ID: 291 928 2319
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337 South Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103 
Rev. Joseph A. Meagher (Pastor)