All public Masses throughout the Diocese of Trenton will be temporarily suspended through April 3, 2020. That date is subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic evolves.
The Catholic faithful of the Diocese — priests, religious and lay faithful — are advised to keep informed and updated regarding the progress of the coronavirus pandemic during this national and state emergency. You will find links to national, state and local agencies on diocese webpage: dioceseoftrenton.org/coronavirus.
Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
Our projected re-open date is April 28th but this date can change depending on circumstances from day-to-day. Click for more details
We ask our parishioners not to come to the Rectory Office for walk in business, but to call (609) 396-9068 or e-mail. All this measures are taken to reduce spread of coronavirus. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.
O Mary, loving Mother, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, who at the Cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
Be present to all those suffering from coronavirus and to those who care for them: families, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses, staff, government officials, pastors, priests and all who seek to do God’s will. Bring comfort and calm to the elderly, to those at risk and to all who are afraid. Be for us all a beacon of hope, lighting our path once more to the heart of your beloved Son, the Divine Healer and Health of the Sick.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
In his Gospel, John emphasizes that God is made manifest in even the most difficult and tragic circumstances. Over the last two Sundays, we have heard Jesus emphatically tell his disciples that neither disability nor death are obstacles to God's life-giving touch. In that era, blindness was thought to be the result of sin. The only question was whether it was his own or his parents'. No, says Jesus, "It is so that the works of God might be made visible through him" (John 9:3). After Lazarus's sudden death, some of the townspeople all but accuse Jesus of failing to do something to prevent it. But Jesus had said that the illness and death "is for the glory of God" (John 11:4). Just as blindness was not the end for the man who came to believe in Jesus, death was not the end for Lazarus. Jesus made the divine manifest to both. In this world nothing is more powerful than death. It cannot be undone. It happens to everything and everyone who lives. Whether plant or animal, baby or elder, it is absolute and it is final. In this world. But all three readings assert God's ultimate power over it. God will open our graves and have us rise from them. God will give life to our mortal bodies. God will bring us forth from the tomb. If God has this kind of power, how can any evil in this world conquer us? With the Spirit dwelling in us, even death is overcome. Some of us may have had an experience that felt like being released from a tomb. Perhaps it was a tomb of alcoholism or addiction Perhaps it was a tomb of despair or hopelessness. Perhaps in our tomb we felt as if death were the only answer. There is no better person to help those still buried in those tombs than someone who knows the way out. Heed Jesus' words and work to remove the stones and bands of those still buried.
An Act of Spiritual Communion is proposed for the faithful who are temporarily unable to receive the Eucharist:
“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”
Due to the current health concerns, the annual sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Easter will not be held this year.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Charles & Eileen Fair, George & Carol Fuzes, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Charles Kowalski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
Lord Jesus, we ask you to watch over our men and women who are serving in the military in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world. We ask for your wisdom and peace for all the world leaders to end the fighting. We pray for your healing touch. AMEN