"Go make disciples"
You will notice at the top of this page that it says,
"Go make disciples!"
This is our church's mission statement. In fact this mission, given to the disciples by the Lord Jesus, is the mission of the entire Catholic Church.
Outdoor House Blessings
We are offering outdoor house blessings. If you would like to have your home blessed, please call the parish office and register with the secretary (732-747-0813 ext 101). The secretary will explain all the details for an outdoor house blessing.
Mass, Confession, and Private Prayer
M, W, Thurs, F 7:30am
Saturday 4pm (English), 7pm (Español)
Sunday 8am (English), 10am (English),
11am - Communion in Car for Homebound
Outside on Parish lawn (rain or shine)
M, W, Thurs, F - Immediately after morning Mass
(please wait for the priest to change after Mass)
Saturday 12pm – 1pm
To make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, please stop by the Office
Monday to Thursday, 8am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm
And someone will let you into the Church
(Your mask must cover your nose and mouth at all times, even if no one else is present in the Church)
"We have only one life and we should spend it for Jesus Christ and souls, not as we wish, but at the time and in the way God wishes. This does not mean you should neglect human means, such as preventatives, remedies, doctors, everything you can use to keep off infection, for such means are in no way opposed to our doing our duty."
(Words of St. Charles Borromeo to the priests of his diocese, Milian, during the 16th century plague)
This is what the Church is doing to keep you safe:
Checklist for attending Mass, Confession, & Private Prayer
Take your temperature before you leave home. If you or anyone in your household has a temperature of 100 or more, the entire household should remain home and join us via the 24/7 livestream.
Check for any flu-like, cold-like symptoms. If you have any symptoms (even if you think it may be indoor allergies), please stay home.
Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times (there are no exceptions).
Keep six feet from anyone who does not live in your household.
Follow the instructions of the clergy, staff, and volunteers.
Precautions taken for every Mass
All pews, surfaces, doors, bathrooms, etc., are disinfected using an electrostatic spray after each Mass.
The air is sanitized after each Mass using a natural food-grade disinfecting solution via an air fogger.
The parish has installed an air ionization system which has been shown to neutralize viruses and pathogens in the air.
The church windows are kept open throughout the day and the Masses and the HVAC system has been adjusted to maximize the amount of fresh air brought into the church.
The priests and brothers wear masks at all times in and around the church and buildings except while celebrating or assisting at Mass (when they are 20 or more feet from the congregation) and monitor their temperature and health daily.
At the time of Communion, the priests disinfect their hands and wear a mask.
If the priest believes he touched someone's hand (even slightly), he stops distributing Holy Communion and disinfects his hands before continuing. Communion on the tongue is given at the end of the distribution of Holy Communion and the priest also wears a face shield and disinfects his hands in between each communicant on the tongue.
All staff and volunteers also wear masks at all times in and around the church and buildings and monitor their temperature and health daily.
Everything is done in an organized and clear manner in order to limit the need to pass one another and to avoid mistakes that could lead to the unintentional spread of the virus.
Other important information for every Mass
Everyone's temperature is taken at the door upon their arrival.
The church opens approximately 30 minutes before each Mass (to allow for time to disinfect) and are locked at the moment the Mass begins.
Anyone arriving after the start time of the Mass (or anyone who prefers to do so) will be seated outside in the garden where there is an outdoor TV set up (please bring a chair) or in the gym where there is a TV and groups of chairs set up 12 feet apart. (These two options are available at all weekend Masses and are available throughout the winter). Holy Communion is brought to those outside or in the gym after the priests finish distributing Communion in the church.
On Sundays, we have a drive-thru Communion Service at 11am on Herbert Street for those joining us for Mass via the live stream so that everyone can receive our Lord. Everything is done very safely for your protection. (Please wear a mask and let the ushers know if it's your first time and they will instruct you)
Weekly and Second Collection Baskets are at the entrance of the church, outside in the garden, in the gymnasium, and at the end of the drive-thru Communion Service line for your convenience. Online-giving is also available. No collection is taken up during the Mass.
For further detailed information about our protocols please see our Guidelines for Returning to the Church.
Theology of Eastern & Western Church Architecture
Join Br. Daniel for a five week course on the history and spirituality of Eastern & Western Church Architecture. Classes will meet online from 7 to 8pm on Sundays, beginning Sunday, January 17th. Click here for flyer and full schedule. This class is free and open to everyone. If you are interested in registering, please email RBOratory@gmail.com with your name, phone #, preferred email address, street address, and which class you would like to register for.
Lives of the Saints: Jesus & the 12 Apostles
Join Fr. Nicholas for a five week course on the lives of the 12 Apostles. Classes will meet online from 7 to 8pm on Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday January 20th. Click here for the flyer and full schedule. This class is free and open to everyone. If you are interested in registering, please email RBOratory@gmail.com with your name, phone #, preferred email address, street address, and which class you would like to register for.
Parish & Oratory Groups
We will be meeting again every Monday at 7PM. We will live stream our prayer time and will follow by our regular discussion over Zoom until 8:30PM. Secular Oratory is for adult men (18+). Please contact RBOratory@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.
Women of Vallicella
We will be meeting every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7PM. We will live stream our prayer time and will follow by our regular discussion over Zoom until 8:30PM. Women of Vallicella is for adult women (18+). Please contact RBOratory@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.
Youth Oratory & Children's Oratory
We will meet on every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 7 to 9pm. The Youth Oratory is for 8th to 12th graders and their families and the Children’s Oratory is for 5th to 7th graders and their families. The Youth & Children’s Oratory Night will begin at 7pm with the live stream of prayer over our live stream and will be followed by our regular discussion over Zoom until 9:00pm. Please contact RBYouthOratory@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us for Youth & Children’s Oratory Night and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.
Society of Saint Anthony
We will meet on Wednesday at 7pm over Zoom. St. Anthony’s Society is for adult men (18+). Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in joining the St. Anthony’s Society and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.
Saint Crispin Society
The Society of St. Cecilia
The Society of St. Cecilia is dedicated to enriching the musical and cultural environment for members of St. Anthony of Padua and the Church’s surrounding communities. We provide musical outreach and partner with local charities and community organizations. Membership helps to foster future high-quality concerts to the public.
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