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Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Francis,

Catholic Education – Catholic School and Religious Education Program – is the largest and important ministry within our parish. Educating young minds is, of course, the primary responsibility of parents, but in the United States parishes have historically assisted in promulgating the faith.

The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting everyone with new challenges. Here at Saint Francis Cathedral Parish we are truly blessed to sponsor a Blue Ribbon School recognized throughout the country and a top shelf Religious Education Program for public school students.

Our school Principal, Mrs. Ann Major, with her superb faculty and staff goes beyond the norm by offering complete options to families by offering in-school classes, part virtual or completely virtual lessons. With the support of our Home-School Association we continue to meet the financial challenges maintaining the high caliber of learning for which we have always been known. Religion is integrated into every class every day, and our faith is practiced integrally.

Mrs. Debbie Schurko our PCL (Parish Catechetical Leader) is a leader of religious education in our Diocese of Metuchen and is well known. We are blessed to have her directing our parish Religious Education Program. Ours is a high tech program which also offers parents a variety of options for their children. A number of our teachers are pursuing certification in religious education under Mrs. Schurko’s direction.

Saint Francis Cathedral Parish is planning also to resume our Bible Study and Adult Religious Education Programs which have been interrupted by the pandemic. Hopefully, information about such programs will be available shortly.

Worship is vital! The practice of our faith mainly by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is essential to our religious life. As our Catholic governor allows larger numbers of attendance at Sunday Masses different liturgies and prayer services, we will welcome more of our parish family to come together for prayer. Please, please plan to bring children to worship. While we are blessed to afford 24/7/365 live streaming from our Cathedral, there is no substitute for being here.

May the Lord and his Mother, Mary, bless you through the intercession of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Zamorski


Restoration of Masses with a Congregation:
Guidelines for Those Attending Mass
at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi


Link to Livestream

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

Bishop's Pastoral Letter on the Clergy Sexual Abuse
(click here)


Mass Schedule

Sunday:                 7:30 am
                              9:00 am
                            10:30 am
                            12:00 pm

Daily                       8:00 am
Vigil Mass                5:00 pm

Monday - Friday:   7:00 am
                              8:00 am
                            12:10 pm

Holy Days:
Vigil - See Bulletin    
Holy Day:                 7:00 am
                               8:00 am
                             12:10 pm
                               7:00 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday:             1:00 - 2:00 pm

Eucharistic Adoration
Lady Chapel (Parish Center)
The Lady Chapel is closed until
further notice!


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