Dear Parishioners,

  This Christmas is special given our Holy Father's annoucement of the Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning December 8th. What better way to recognize our Lord's Presence among us than to acknowledge his infinite mercy to all of us.

    On behalf of our entire parish staff, I wish you a most Blessed Christmas and New Year.  Let us all take advantage of God's mercy by passing through the Holy Door dedicated in our Cathedral.  May your family enjoy God's blessing during this holy season and always.

        Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen
        Msgr. Robert J. Zamorski, Rector
        Msgr. William Benwell, V.G.
        Fr. Gerardo Paderon - Fr. John Kavas - Fr. Edmund Luciano III
               Deacons - Religious - Staff

 

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Advent Wreath

Parish
 ADVENT RETREAT

** CANCELLED **

 

Rev. Jeremy Zipple S.J.

 

  Sun., Mon. & Tue, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2015

         7:30 pm.  (Cathedral)
 

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Sacrament of 
 RECONCILIATION / PENANCE

 

  Saturday, November 28,  2015

        1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 

Saturday, December 5,  2015

        1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 

  Saturday, December 12,  2015

        1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 

  Saturday, December 19,  2015

        1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

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 Preparation for
for the
 HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

  Holy Year of Mercy

  Sunday, November 29,  2015

       Closing of the Door of Mercy - 12:00 Noon Mass - Celebrant: Bishop Bootkoski

 

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 Solemnity
of the
 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
and
++ Jubilee Year of MERCY Begins ++

    + +   Jubilee Year of Mercy Begins + +

  Monday, December 7,  2015

       Vigil Mass at: 5:00 pm

 

  Tuesday, December 8,  2015

       Masses at: 7:00, 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 pm

 

  Thursday, December 10,  2015
      ADVENT Bread and Soup Dinner

      5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Cathedral Community Room

            (See Bulletin for details)

 

  Tuesday, December 8,  2015
        Blessing of the Outdoor Crèche and

            Christmas Tree Lighting

            8:00 p.m. - Cathedral Plaza

               (Light refreshments)

 

  Tuesday, December 15,  2015 - SIMBANG GABI

       Mass at: 7:00 pm

 

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 Opening of
the
 DOOR OF MERCY
at
St. Francis Cathedral

  Holy Year of Mercy  

  Sunday, December 20,  2015

       Opening of the Door of Mercy - 12:00 Noon Mass - Celebrant: Bishop Bootkoski

        Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Door Pilgrimage Site 

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CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES

 

 Thursday, December 24,  2015

         4:00 p.m. (Children's Liturgy)
         6:00 p.m.

         8:00 p.m.

       10:00 p.m. (Lessons & Carols)

       10:30 p.m. - Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen
 

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    CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES

 

 Friday, December 25,  2015

        8:00, 10:00 a.m. (Choir), 12:00 Noon
 

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  NEW YEAR'S SCHEDULE
      Mary Mother of God

 

 

  (Eve) - Thursday, December 31,  2015

        Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
     (You are encouraged to make a personal Holy Hour
          in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Lady Chapel)

        

  Day - Friday, January 1, 2016

       Masses 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
 

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EPIPHANY

 

  Eve - Saturday, January 2 2016

         Vigil Masses: 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
 

  Day -  Sunday, January 3, 2016

        7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon

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   CHRISTMAS CONCERT 
         

   

 

  Sunday, The Epiphany of the Lord - Jan. 3, 2016

       
Choral Works & Christmas Carols
                6:00 p.m.
(Cathedral)

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DAILY MASS 

is celebrated:

*Monday - Friday: 7:00, 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

    (* Please note changes in daily Mass schedule during Christmas week)

 

The Rosary is recited: 

daily at 11:45 a.m. (Saturday, 8:30 a.m.)
 

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  Eucharistic Adoration 


Come and
adore our Risen Lord in the
Lady Chapel
(left entrance, Parish Center) 
Monday -> Friday:  7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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