Summer 2017

Sisters and Brothers in our Lord,

Now that Pentecost Sunday has passed, we continue to be grateful that the Spirit of God resides in us, and that the life of God is dynamically exhibited in Saint Francis of Assisi Cathedral Parish. To our delight we acknowledge the rich blessings bestowed upon us by God as is evident from the many ministries and activities our parish family enjoy.

So many people comment how good they feel when we welcome our children at parish liturgies and activities. We really are most grateful that parents bring their children to holy Mass with them on Sundays and Holy Days. This shows that young parents sincerely want to impart their religious beliefs and practices to their children. There is little else so warming as to see families worshipping together. In particular, this is so important during the summer months when school and religious education classes are not in session, and the long leisurely days of the season allow us a little rest and relaxation. We always must keep in mind that there is no vacation from God!  When traveling out of town a Catholic church is almost always nearby for worship. The best reference to look for is the phone book under “Churches – Roman Catholic.” Hotels always can provide information and directions, if we’re not too hesitant to ask. Indeed, it is such a witness to our faith merely to inquire. Now, computers and cell phones make searches effortless.

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus when we can especially experience that warmth of our Lord’s love and caring for us. He opens his heart to us through the ministry of the Church which we all comprise. Our love and care for one another and for others portray the comfort of knowing how close God is to us. We can acknowledge his Presence by keeping up our daily prayers especially if we can pray together as a family. How many of us actually do that -- pray together as a family?

As the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Metuchen, we wish our Ordinary, the Most Reverend James F. Checchio, a blessed and happy 25th anniversary of his ordination to the holy Priesthood on June 3rd. The official celebration will take place on Friday, June 23rd, here in our Cathedral. God bless you, Bishop!

In Christ’s service,


Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Zamorski







Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 pm (Youth Choir)
               7:00 pm (Folk Choir)

Sunday:   7:30 am
              9:00 am (Junior Choir)
              10:30 am
              12 Noon

Weekday (Monday-Friday)
              7:00 am
               8:00 am 
              12:10 pm
                 (Divine Mercy Chaplet
                  after Mass on Fridays)

Thursday: 7:30 pm
               (Charismatic Communion
                Service, 1st Thursday)

Saturday: 8:00am

Morning Prayer: Daily 7:40 am

Eucharistic Adoration:  7:00 am -
                               11:00 pm
        Lady Chapel (Parish Center)

Holy Days
Vigil:          5:00 pm

Holy Day:   7:00 am
                 8:00 am
               12:30 pm
                 7:00 pm

Sacament of Reconciliation
Confessions:  Saturdays 1:00-2:00 pm 
                                   6:00-6:30 pm

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