"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.
A beautiful and important reflection from the preacher of the Papal Household for Good Friday
Raniero Cardinal Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., is a Capuchin Franciscan and has served as the Preacher of the Papal Household since 1980 , under Pope St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis.
Spiritual Direction for Women
Spiritual Direction is a relationship of prayer and dialogue designed to deepen one's relationship with Christ and discover how God is working in one's life.
Sessions for Women are available by contacting Mrs. Debbie Gaudino (732-618-7843). For more information on Spiritual Direction for Women, please click HERE.
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
Saturday 4pm (English), 7pm (Spanish)
Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am (English)
11am - Communion Service in Car
12pm (Latin with readings and homily in English and Spanish)
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.
First Friday Adoration
Please join us in-person or online for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, May 7th. There will be a Holy Hour from 12pm to 1pm and then again from 7 to 8pm in the Church. Both Holy Hours will be live streamed for those joining us in prayer from home. For those joining us in prayer, please remember to keep six feet from anyone who does not live in your household and to make sure that your mask covers your nose and your mouth for the duration of the Holy Hour.
The History & Spirituality of Eastern & Western Church Architecture
Join the Fathers & Brothers of the Oratory for a five week study of the History & Spirituality of Eastern & Western Church Architecture, beginning January 17th. Classes will be held over Zoom on Sundays from 7 to 8pm. The flyer and full schedule can be found HERE. For more information and in order to register, please email RBOratory@gmail.com with your full name, phone #, email address, and physical address. Please register by January 16th so that we can send you the meeting information in time for the first class.
Lives of the Saints: Jesus & the 12 Apostles
Join the Fathers & Brothers of the Oratory for a five week study of Jesus and the 12 Apostles, beginning January 20th. Classes will be held over Zoom on Wednesdays from 7 to 8pm. The flyer and full schedule can be found HERE. For more information and in order to register, please email RBOratory@gmail.com with your full name, phone #, email address, and physical address. Please register by January 19th so that we can send you the meeting information in time for the first class.
Parish & Oratory Groups
Secular Oratory is for adult men (18+) and shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every Monday at 7pm. We will live stream our prayer time and will follow by our regular discussion over Zoom until 8:30PM. Please contact RBOratory@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.
Women of Vallicella
Women of Vallicella is for adult women (18+) and shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7PM. We will live stream our prayer time and will follow with our regular discussion over Zoom until 8:30PM. 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
The Youth Oratory (8th to 12th graders and their families) and the Children’s Oratory (5th to 7th graders and their families) shares in the spirituality and work of the Red Bank Oratory. Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 7 to 9pm. We will begin at 7pm with prayer over our live stream and continue with our regular discussion and games over Zoom until 9:00pm. Please contact RBOratory@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
St. Anthony’s Society is for adult men (18+). We will meet on Wednesday at 7pm over Zoom. Please contact Tom Ignoscia at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the St. Anthony’s Society and in order to receive the Zoom invitation.
Friends of St. Philip Neri
Friends of St. Philip Neri is for men and women 60+. If you're interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Br. Donald Ronning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At-Home Rosary Prayer Group
The At-Home Rosary Prayer Group for Spanish-speakers is currently meeting virtually. If you are interested in joining, please call the office at 732-747-0813 ext 101.
John XXIII is an international lay movement of the Catholic Church inspired by St. John XXIII's call to evangelize, especially those who are far from the Church and the marginalized of society. Their spirituality of service to the Church and the world is marked by Love, Surrender and Sacrifice and their motto is, "With Christ everything; without Christ nothing." For more information about John XXIII at St. Anthony's, please contact Idania Alvarado at email@example.com.
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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