Another Beginning!

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Friends,

Praise be our Lord Jesus Christ! Blessed be you, good and faithful servants!

Let’s thank our dear Lord for the blessings of a relaxing, safe summer. Our prayers for each other especially for our families and loved ones are most important in particular by attending Holy Mass and offering Holy Communion. Our Blessed Mother and Saint Francis of Assisi intercede for us constantly. Prayers of praise and thanksgiving always keep us humble and appreciative of the protection and gifts afforded us daily.

Our Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL), Mrs. Debbie Schurko, not only directs our large and accomplished religious education program here at Saint Francis, but also trains catechists throughout our diocese for their licenses as trained catechists. In fact, every year our own parish catechists are commissioned. A number of new catechists will be commissioned in the Cathedral on Sunday, September 16th at the 12:00 Noon Mass. For information, call her at 732.548.0100, x-226. Be faithful to the Gospel!

A Blue Ribbon School, Saint Francis Cathedral School begins the 90th opening of our doors. We will celebrate with a 90th Anniversary Gala at The Pines on Sunday, September 9th. All alumni and their families from this past June back to 1928 are most welcome to celebrate together. Tickets are available. Please call for information and/or tickets 732.548.3107.

Our school year is off to a dynamic, happy beginning under the direction of our new Principal, Mrs. Ann Major. She is a long time member of Saint Francis Cathedral Parish along with her husband, Craig, and her sons. Ann is a former teacher at our school which her sons attended. She is a past-President of our Home – School Association (She began the very first Tricky-Tray in our cafeteria now called the Cathedral Community Room).We are grateful to our Lord who sent Ann to us as Principal. By the way, we have a strong enrollment. Some “spots” are still available, so spread the word.

Chairman George Trapp tells us the delivery of our newly refurbished pipe organ on September 10th will be followed by the long installation and tuning process. We all hope it will be finished on time on October 31st if not sooner. In the meantime, weekday Masses and Rosaries will be in our Lady’s Chapel in the pastoral center at the usual times. Weekend Masses, Baptisms, etc. will take place in the Cathedral. Thank you very much to all who have so generously made this possible. Maestro DeLessio and our devoted parish choirs are full of joyful anticipation.

Please bring your (our) beautiful children to Holy Mass. As most precious gifts to all of us, parents share the blessing they are with all of us. Thank You!

In Christ’s service,

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Zamorski


Pipe Organ Restoration 




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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