MASS TIMES / DEVOTIONS

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, February 14th
Masses: 7am, 6:30pm, 8pm (Polish)
Ash Service for students in our Religious Ed Program 4:30pm


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LENTEN RULES 2018
So that the Church of Metuchen may be spiritually one in a common observance of Lent, the following days of fast and abstinence are to be observed by all Catholics of the Diocese who enjoy the blessings of good health:
1. The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday & Good Friday
2. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
3. From the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday until the celebration of the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday, the Easter Fast should be observed so that, with uplifted and welcoming hearts, we may be ready to celebrate the joys of the Resurrection.

The obligation to fast applies to Catholics between the ages of 18 & 59. To fast in the Catholic tradition means to limit oneself to one full meal during the day so as to experience hunger. The obligation of abstinence affects all Catholics who have reached the age of 14. Abstinence in the Catholic tradition means to not eat meat and all meat products. Traditionally the Lenten season is a time of penance throughout the Catholic Church.
Lent is a season in which prayer, the reception of the sacraments, charity and almsgiving are emphasized.
Easter Duty Obligation: After you have received your First Holy Communion, Catholics are bound by the obligation of receiving Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept should be fulfilled during the Easter Season. Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at least once a year, but this is not limited to the Lenten/Easter Season.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday during Lent
English 7pm
Polish 8pm

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Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday, 8:30am (in our side chapel)

Confession: every Saturday afternoon, 4pm - 4:45pm

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WINTER MASS SCHEDULE: September 1 through May 31
Weekends: Saturday 5pm, Sunday 7:30am, 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm(Polish)

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SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE: June 1 through August 31
Weekends: Saturday 5pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9am (Polish), 10:30am

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Holy Days
7am, 6:30pm, 8pm (Polish)
(Ascension Thursday, Assumption of the BVM, All Saint's Day, Immaculate Conception)

Other Holy Days & Holidays
January 1st-New Year Vigil (Dec 31) 5pm, New Year's Day, 11:15am, 12:30pm (Polish)
Ash Wednesday, 7am, 6:30pm, 8pm (Polish)
Stations of the Cross during Lent-every Friday, 7pm (English), 8pm (Polish)
Holy Thursday, 7pm (English & Polish)
Good Friday, Passion 3pm (English), 8pm (Polish)
Holy Saturday, Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets, 9:30am - 12:30pm every 30 mins
Easter Vigil, 8pm
Easter Sunday, 7:30am, 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm (Polish)
Christmas Eve, 5pm Children's Pageant, 10pm (Polish), Midnight
Christmas Day, 7:30am, 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm (Polish)

Devotions/Ceremonies
First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9am - 12 noon
Pro-Life Rosary every first Saturday of the month at 4:30pm
Holy Saturday, Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets, 9:30am - 12:30pm every 30 mins
Divine Mercy Devotion, Sunday after Easter, 3pm (English & Polish)
Pro-Life Prayer Hour, first Sunday in October, 2pm