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Holy Week with Bishop Checchio of Metuchen Diocese – Live streaming.

This year Holy Week will be unlike any we’ve experienced before. To help you decide how you would like to keep this holiest week of the year, here are some suggestions. Attached here is a PDF of suggested activities as well as Stations of the Cross for COVID-19. Please click to read.

Unfortunately, no gatherings are permitted at the church during Holy Week. There will be no confessions.

The diocese will be live streaming Bishop Checchio’s Holy Week services on the Cathedral website: https://www.stfranciscathedral.org/

We will be carrying it live here on our website too. Please scroll below:

Here is the schedule for the live stream Holy Week schedule:

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:30am (blessed Palms are not to be distributed under any circumstance at this time by order of our Bishop, but may be made available for distribution at a later date!)

Monday, Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, April 06, 2020 4:00pm

Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 9, 2020 – 7:30pm

Good Friday, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, April 10, 2020 – 3:00pm

Easter Vigil, April 11, 2020 – 8:00pm – Holy water fonts are to remain empty. RCIA sacraments will be re-scheduled.

Easter Sunday, Holy Mass, 10:00am

Available services from The Church of The Sacred Heart, South Plinfield.

Traditional devotions during this week include the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross. These can be viewed online at churchofthesacredheart.net at your convenience. See also the attached PDF for details on praying the Stations of the Cross at home.

Monday, April 6 – Daily Mass can be viewed online at our website, churchofthesacredheart.net

Tuesday, April 7 – Daily Mass can be viewed online at our website, churchofthesacredheart.net

Wednesday, April 8 – Daily Mass can be viewed online at our website, churchofthesacredheart.net

Holy Thursday, April 9 – Daily Prayer of the Church (Morning, Evening and Night Prayer) is available at our website, churchofthesacredheart.net

Good Friday, April 10 – Morning Prayer of the Church is available at our website, churchofthesacredheart.net

Holy Saturday, April 11 – Morning Prayer of the Church is available at our website, churchofthesacredheart.net

Easter baskets will NOT be blessed this year.

Easter Sunday, April 12 – The Mass of the Resurrection will be live streamed from our church and can be viewed online at churchofthesacredheart.net at 10:00 AM.

The Ecumenical Sunrise Service that normally takes place at Spring Lake Park will move to our own front doors. The brief prayer and more details will be available at the parish website, and in the Observer.

The church doors will actually be locked for the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) and Easter Sunday to keep people from gathering. Stay home, Stay safe. The Easter Season is fifty days and please God before Pentecost we will be back to celebrate joyfully and properly decorate the church at that time as well.  

Fr. John Alvarado

Bishop Checchio has designated the week of October 6-13 as our Diocesan “Week of the Rosary.”

Bishop Checchio has designated the week of October 6-13 as our Diocesan “Week of the Rosary.” During this week, all people of the diocese, young and old alike, are encouraged to pray the Rosary daily, confident that her intercession directs us to her Son, Jesus, and our call to discipleship.  What better way to show our love for the Blessed Mother?

We begin our Week of the Rosary on October 6th which is Respect Life Sunday. This is a day when people from across the Diocese will join others from across the nation to take part in Life Chain, a peaceful, prayerful, public witness in support of the sanctity of all human life.  This is an opportunity for us to pray to the Queen of Mercy, rosary in hand, for all those babies lost to abortion and for all those in our society who are vulnerable.
October 7th marks the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Here at Church of the Sacred Heart, the Rosary will be prayed at the Marian shrine after the 7 pm. On this day and the days that follow, let us meditate on the mysteries of our salvation as we ask her to set our hearts on fire as we prepare to be consecrated to her maternal care.
On Saturday October 12th, after the 9 am Mass, please join us outside to pray the International Rosary – the Rosary prayed in different languages – highlighting our unity in turning to our Blessed Mother.
Our Week of the Rosary will culminate on Sunday, October 13th, which is the 102nd anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun.  Let us pray in solidarity with people across the country who will gather for Rosary rallies coast to coast (https://rosarycoasttocoast.com/) begging for the return of our nation to God and to holiness.
Together, let us pray that an ever increasing number of faithful turn to Mary as a means of growing closer to our Lord.  Mother of the Americas and Star of the New Evangelization, pray for us!

Cultural Diversity Ministries – Diocese of Metuchen and Friends of NJ Catholics from Asian Sub-Continent on August 18th will be celebrating The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Independence Day of India & Pakistan.

Dear Friends,
Greetings in the name of our kind Lord. The members of the New Jersey Knight of Columbus having their roots in the Asian Sub-Continent (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka) in association with the Cultural Diversity Ministries – Diocese of Metuchen and Friends of NJ Catholics from Asian Sub-Continent on August 18th will be celebrating The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Independence Day of India & Pakistan. The objective for this gathering is to pray together with our families as a One Universal Church followed by a cultural evening cum dinner.
Bishop James E. Checchio, JCD, MBA the Bishop of Diocese of Metuchen will be the main celebrant at the Holy Mass and deliver the homily and afterwards join us in breaking bread together.
Venue:  Our Lady of Peace,
1740 US Highway Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Date:    August 18, 2018
Mass:   5:30 P.M.
Cultural Program: 7:00PM
Dinner by reservation only : 7:30PM – Tickets must be purchased prior to registration deadline of July 20, 2018.  Please click on the below image to register and get your tickets. $10.00 per head for 5 years and older individual.

Fraternally, Norbert Mendes, Coordinator

Cultural Diversity Ministries – Diocese of Metuchen and Friends of NJ Catholics from Asian Sub-Continent on August 18th will be celebrating The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Independence Day of India & Pakistan.

Dear Friends,
Greetings in the name of our kind Lord. The members of the New Jersey Knight of Columbus having their roots in the Asian Sub-Continent (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka) in association with the Cultural Diversity Ministries – Diocese of Metuchen and Friends of NJ Catholics from Asian Sub-Continent on August 18th will be celebrating The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Independence Day of India & Pakistan. The objective for this gathering is to pray together with our families as a One Universal Church followed by a cultural evening cum dinner.
Bishop James E. Checchio, JCD, MBA the Bishop of Diocese of Metuchen will be the main celebrant at the Holy Mass and deliver the homily and afterwards join us in breaking bread together.
Venue:  Our Lady of Peace,
1740 US Highway Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Date:    August 18, 2018
Mass:   5:30 P.M.
Cultural Program: 7:00PM
Dinner by reservation only : 7:30PM – Tickets must be purchased prior to registration deadline of July 20, 2018.  Please click on the below image to register and get your tickets. $10.00 per head for 5 years and older individual.

Fraternally, Norbert Mendes, Coordinator

Archbishop George Antonysamy of Madras and Mylapore presided at the multicultural Mass hosted by India and Sri Lanka Apostolate.

Archbishop George Antonysamy of Madras and Mylapore presided at the multicultural Mass hosted by India and Sri Lanka Apostolate. – Report from The Catholic Spirit. 
Please click on the image to read in PDF format.

Video and Pictures taken by Subash Gnanaraj & Charles Arokiaswamy:

Please click here fro more pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/8L61wbSisSPfdTm96

2017 Multicultural Mass – Welcome Procession:

2017 Multicultural Mass – Offering & Prayer of the Faithful

2017 Multicultural Mass – Bishop Thank you Note & Blessing