Welcome!

Our parish is one of the oldest Catholic churches in New Jersey located within the Archdiocese of Newark.  It was established in 1851 to serve the Catholic community in the Central New Jersey area.  Presently it serves approximately 5,000 parishioners with 900 Religious Education students and many groups of formation and ministry.

As you know better our parish through this website, we hope you also enjoy celebrating the sacraments in our church; keep growing spiritually and in Christian fellowship in our formation groups and initiatives; adore God keeping his commandments and find your mission in life gratefully serving God in ministry and evangelization.  We are eager that you join us giving glory to God with our life!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Manoel J Oliveira, Pastor

Fr Leandro

NEW PAROCHIAL VICAR: FR. LEANDRO TORRES

Fr. Leandro Torres will be our new parochial vicar starting in August. We wish to extend a warm welcome to him. I know that our parishioners are more than willing to assist in any means possible to make this a smooth transition to his new community.

 

Sunday's Readings - August 13th.                                               19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: 1 Kings 19: 9, 11 - 13

After fleeing from the revenge of the King of Israel, Elijah hid in a cave, but at the command of God, he went outside and stood on a mountain. There the Lord came to him, not in the wind nor in the earthquake, but in a “tiny whispering sound.”

Second Reading: Romans 9: 1 - 5

Paul is deeply pained because the Jews in spite of everything that has been given to them have rejected Christ.

Gospel: Matthew 14: 22 - 33

Matthew vividly recounts the event of Jesus walking on the water. When the disciples see this, they are terrified, and Jesus chastises them for their fear. Peter begs Christ to let him walk on the water; he is at first brave but begins to sink and loses faith, crying out, “Lord save me!” Christ rescues him for his faltering faith.