Sacrament of Reconciliation












"When I am lifted up from the earth, 

I will draw all people to myself." 
                                                                        Jn 12:32


2016 AD Holy Week / Easter Schedule 


Dear Friends in Christ,


This year is really a Holy Year of merciful grace. We are blessed with the Holy Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis and an opportunity for a Plenary Indulgence by passing through the holy door of our hearts symbolized by the Holy Door in our Cathedral.

Such an opportunity seldom comes our way. This Easter let all of us receive the redeeming grace of our Lord’s Resurrection by participating in as many spiritual exercises as possible.

May you enjoy the glory of a Blessed Easter.


Sincerely in Christ Service,


+ Bishop Paul

   Monsignor Bob -  Father Gerry -  Fr. John

   Deacons - Religious - Staff



 Sacrament of Reconciliation


Saturday's of Lent:
(No Confessions on
Holy Saturday, March 26th)

   1:00 - 2:00 pm and
   6:00 - 6:30 pm




  Passion (Palm) Sunday 
Saturday (March 19):

   5:00 pm, 7:00 pm (Vigil Masses)

Passion (Palm) Sunday
 Sunday (March 20):

   7:00 am, 8:30 am
 10:30 am  Blessing of Palms, Procession, and Mass
                 Cathedral Choir 
(Celebrant and Homilist: 
                  Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski
, Bishop of Metuchen)

 12:30 pm   
                  (Blessed Palm will be distributed, 
                    and The Passion according to Saint Luke 
                    will be proclaimed at all Masses.)


  7:00 pm  Living Stations of the Cross
(Presented by the Youth of the Cathedral Parish)

Monday of Holy Week
(March 21):

  7:00 and 8:00 am

  7:30 pm Mass of CHRISM and Priestly Commitment

          (Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen)

Tuesday of Holy Week
(March 22):

  7:00 and 8:00 am, 12:10 pm

  7:00 pm Parish Seder Meal
               (Cathedral Community Room)

Wednesday of Holy Week
(March 23):

  7:00 and 8:00 am, 12:10 pm

Holy Thursday
(March 24):

  9:00 am Morning Prayer (Presider: Rev. John Kavas
  7:30 pm Concelebrated Mass of the Lord's Supper and Procession
(Celebrant & Homilist: Rev. Msgr.Robert J. Zamorski, Rector )
               Eucharistic Adoration at the Repository Continues until Midnight

       [The Great Easter Fast for the Sacred Tiduum begins after Mass]

Good Friday
(March 25):

       [Day of Fast and Abstinance]
       (Divine Mercy Novena prayed daily begining today after Morning Prayer
          and concluding Sturday, April 11)

9:00 am Morning Prayer 
- Presider: Rev. John Kavas

 12:00 noon - 2:45 pm Three Hours Meditations
(Homilist: Father Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., Author & Editor
                 - Theme: “The Seven Last Words of Christ”)

  3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy of The Passion and Death of Our Lord 
(Celebrant and Homilist: Rev. Msgr. William Benwell, Vicar General )

  7:30 - 9:00 pm Stations and Veneration of the Cross

  8:00 pm The Passion of Christ and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary:
An evidence review of the wounds of Jesus (F.F. Primich, MD)
                Community Room
       [Day of Fast and Abstinence]           

Holy Saturday
(March 26):
       [Fasting until the Great Vigil -  No Confessions]     
  9:00 am Morning Prayer - Presider: Deacon Ken Hamilton
  1:00 pm Blessing of Food - CYO Hall 

  7:30 pm Liturgy of the Great Vigil of Easter
(Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen)
Easter Sunday
(March 27):

  7:00 am (Note Special Mass Schedule)

10:30 am - Cathedral Choir

12:30 pm

Easter Week Masses:

  7:00 am, 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:10 am


 Morning Prayer


Monday - Wednesday:   7:40 am - Morning Prayer
Thursday - Saturday:   9:00 am - (see above)




Tuesday - Wednesday:  11:45 am - Rosary




Tuesday, March 31:   7:00 pm Seder
               (Cathedral Community Room)


 Eucharistic Adoration

Daily:   Our Lady Chapel (Parish Center); 7:00 am - 11:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
                              (No adoration during Easter Triduum - see Hours)



** For days of LENT see Lenten Programs - 2016  **

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