32 Elm Avenue, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
 

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Christmas 2012 - Nativity Window

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.

What came to be through him was life,
and this light was the light
of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
...

And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us
and we saw his glory,
the glory of the Father's only Son,
full of grace and truth.

From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace, ...

No one has ever seen God.

The only Son, God,
who is at the Father's side,
has revealed him.

[John 1:1-5,14,16,18]

Bishop-elect James Checchio
Bishop-elect James F. Checchio

       Our Bishop to be !

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Pope Francis appointed Msgr. James F. Checchio, a priest of the Diocese of Camden, as the fifth Bishop of Metuchen.

Bishop-elect Checchio will be ordained a bishop and installed formally in the Diocese of Metuchen on May 3, 2016. ...             [Diocese of Metuchen]

With gratitude to our loving and merciful God and to Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, we welcome our new bishop, Reverend Monsignor James F. Checchio, who most recently served as rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Bishop-elect Checchio, on behalf of the Diocese of Metuchen, welcome home.

We look forward to getting to know you better in the coming days, and we look forward to your installation on May 3rd. ...

As you assume your new role and take on new responsibilities, please be assured of our continued prayers for you.

[Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski]

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Pentecost Window

  Baptism of the Lord

Later Jesus, coming from Galilee
appeared before John at the Jordan
to be baptized by him.

John tried to reuse him with the protest,
"I should be baptized by you,
yet you come to me!"

Jesus answered:
"Give in for now.
  We must do this
  if we would fulfill all of God's demands."

So John gave in.

After Jesus was baptized,
he came directly out of the water.

Suddenly the sky opened
and he saw the Spirit of God
descend like a dove and hover over him.

With that, a voice from the heavens said,

"This my beloved Son.
My favor rests on him.",


When the time of Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.

And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were..

Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation
under heaven staying in Jerusalem.

At the sound they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused because each of them
heard them speaking in his own language.

They were astaunded, and in amazement they asked,
"Are not all these people who are speaking Galieans?"

[Acts 2:1-6]

 
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 Divine  Mercy Picture
Penticost Window

    Pentecost Sequence

Come, Holy Spirit, come!

And from Thy celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!

Come Father of the poor!

Come source of all our store!

Come within our bosoms shine!

Thou, of comforters the best;
Thou, the soul's most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine
Shine within these hearts of Thine.

And our inmost being fill!

Where you are not, man has naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour Thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sev'nfold gift descend;
Give them virtue's sure reward;
Give them Thy salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end.

Amen. Alleluia !

[Pentecost Mass]

 

Nativity Window

Christmas 2012 - Nativity Window

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.

What came to be through him was life,
and this light was the light
of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
...

And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us
and we saw his glory,
the glory of the Father's only Son,
full of grace and truth.

From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace, ...

No one has ever seen God.

The only Son, God,
who is at the Father's side,
has revealed him.

[John 1:1-5,14,16,18]

"Come HOLY SPIRIT, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your LOVE !! .. ... "

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  NOTICE:     Wednesday, Jan. 27

   - The Bereavement Session scheduled for Wed, Jan 27th at 7:00pm, in the Parish Center of St. Francis Cathedral,
            has been CANCELLED
      and will begin next Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00pm.
.
 
  NOTICE:   Wednesday, Jan. 27 -The Cathedral Rectory, School and Chapel are CLOSED.
                                            All scheduled events/activities are CANCELLED.
 
 
  IMPORTANT  NOTICE ! ! !     THIS WEEKEND - Sat. & Sun., Jan. 23 & 24

    -  Msgr. Bob has granted parishioners a dispensation from attending Mass this weekend and
         encourages everyone to obey the state of emergency, to exercise common sense, to be safe, and stay at home.
    - This includes all those who assist at the liturgy (lector's, eucharistic ministers, ushers, altar servers, ... ).
    -  All Mass will still be said for their assigned intentions.
    - The Rectory Office will be closed on Mon. Jan 25th. 

**  Advent, Christmas & New Year's  Schedules **

**  Lent & Holy Week Schedules **

  • Upcoming Events
    • May 15 - Pentecost Sunday, 12:00 Noon
      Adult Confirmation
      (Cathedral)
    • May 22 - Sunday, 12:00 Noon
      50th Anniversary of Bishop Paul's Ordination -
      (Cathedral)
    • May 27 - Friday, 7:00 pm
      Holy Hour with Evening Prayer for Vocations
      Bishop James Checchio
      (St. John Neumann Pastoral Center)
    • May 28 - Saturday, 10:00 am
      Priestly Ordination
      Bishop James Checchio
      (Cathedral)


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The Adoration Chapel

will be CLOSED

because of the Snow 

from:
MONDAY, March 25
at 7:00 AM
and will reopen

TUESDAY, March  26
at 7:00 AM

 
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Monstrance Come to our
 Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

(Open 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday -> Friday)


The Adoration Chapel
will be CLOSED
during the Easter Triduum
Details


The Adoration Chapel
will be CLOSED
on Thanksgiving Day
Details


Chapel will CLOSE
MON.,May 2 @ 12 Noon
because of
Evening Prayer with
Bishop Elect James Checchio

  And will reopen on
TUES., Mar. 3 @ 7:00 AM
 


Chapel will be CLOSED
FRI.  Mar. 4, 7- 12 Noon
because of
** SNOW / ICE  **
  And will reopen on
FRI.  Mar. 4 @ 12:00 Noon
 


The Adoration Chapel
will be CLOSED
MON. Jan. 25
and OPEN MON. Feb. 1
due to
** ICY CONDITIONS  **
Details 


DELAYED OPENING
on MON Oct. 26.
The chapel will open at
 3:00 PM
because of
Annual Blue Mass

 


CHRISTMAS HOURS:
The Blessed Sacrament
will be Reposed
Thur. Dec. 24 at 3:00 pm
Adoration will Resume
Mon. Dec. 28 at 7:00 AM
 


TWENTY - FOURS for the LORD
from FRI Mar. 18 @ 2:00 pm
to SAT Mar. 19 @ 2:00 pm
 Eucharistic Adoration will be
in the CATHEDRAL
Come there for
your assigned hour
 

OUR 11th YEAR !

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