2020- A YEAR DEDICATED TO ST. JOSEPH - 2021

Welcome to the Parish Family of St Anthony of Padua!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

A FATHERS DAY BLESSING

GOD OUR FATHER,IN YOUR WISDOM
AND LOVE YOU MADE ALL THINGS.
BLESS THESE MEN,
THAT THEY MAY BE STRENGTHENED
AS CHRISTIAN FATHERS.
LET THE EXAMPLE OF THEIR FAITH AND LOVE
SHINE FORTH.
GRANT THAT WE, THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS,
MAY HONOR THEM ALWAYS WITH A SPIRIT OF PROFOUND RESPECT.
GRANT THIS THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD,
AMEN.

 
Let us remember fathers, grandfathers, and
great grandfathers
who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.

 

#MetuchenOrdinations June 19 - | Praise God! The Diocese of Metuchen is truly blessed today. Please join us in congratulating and praying for our four new priests - Rev. Jun Joseph Querubin Alquiros; Rev. Ariel Robles Bautista, Jr.; Rev. Timothy Mark Eck II; and Rev. Gregory Joseph Zannetti - and one new deacon, Rev. Mr. Ronal Romario Vega Pastrana, who were ordained today at the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima for service in the Diocese of Metuchen.

                                                                                                                                

     WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
SATURDAY  4:00PM & LIVESTREAM




SUNDAY   8:30AM (LIVESTREAM)    & 11:15AM

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OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL WORSHIP SITE
SUNDAY   9:45

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH
NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MASS


 ST. ANTHONY
THE CENTER SECTION OF THE CHURCH
WILL BE EVERY  PEW.

THE ORGAN AND TABERNACLE SIDE WILL BE
EVERY OTHER PEW FOR THOSE WHO PREFER TO BE MORE SOCIAL DISTANT.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL
LEFT SIDE OF CHURCH ALL PEWS OPEN 
RIGHT SIDE OF CHURCH SOCIAL DISTANT



Revised Statement Of the Board of Bishops
Lifting Dispensation fromMass.pdf

                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AROUND THE DIOCESE:

 


 CLICK BELOW TO READ THE LATEST EDITION OF THE CATHOLIC SPIRIT
THE DIOCESEAN NEWSPAPER - MAY EDITION
SEE SPECIAL MILESTONE SECTION WITH TRIBUTE TO OUR PASTOR, FR. SMITH
&
TRIBUTE TO PASTOR EMERITUS, FR. VINCENT CORNEJO (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel)


 https://www.catholicspirit.com/e-edition
 

 

       6:00pm BELLS ACROSS PORT READING AND SEWAREN

On Sunday, May 3,  2020 I began the practice of the RINGING of the BELLS in PORT READING and SEWAREN.  The purpose was twofold.

The First bells were tolled for those who died of the Corona Virus.  The Second bells are bells of celebration.   Celebrating all health care workers, first responders, police officers,  teachers and all in the field of education to continue educating the citizens of our community, librarians for keeping libraries opened by social media, parents and grandparents caring for their family members, all front line workers, government officials and health department employees,  those praying for those recovering from the Corona Virus and all who are praying and interceding on behalf of everyone during  this difficult time.


It is my honor to invite anyone who wishes to come to St. Anthony of Padua parking lot any evening at 6PM,  for the RINGING of the BELLS in PORT READING and SEWAREN to say a prayer for all the above mentioned as well as your own needs. The RINGING of the BELLS will continue until we can celebrate the ultimate victory over the Corona Virus with the grace of GOD and the medical research and a vaccine is developed. I will continue to pray and intercede with the RINGING of the BELLS until we can celebrate that day.

GOD BLESS!   Father Bill Smith

 

 

 

H - 5:0at 5:00 PM for an eveni of prayer. Together, we will pray for racial harmony and the h

 

 

Mass Online with Zoom

 

 

     
     

St. Francis Cathedral

Live Streamed Masses & Events

online daily @ St. Francis Cathedral
  7:00AM - Daily Mass 
  7:00PM - Monday, Wednesday and Friday Daily Devotions


 

 


Prayer for the Diocese of Metuchen

A prayer has been adapted for the people of the Diocese of Metuchen from a prayer given to the people of Rome by Pope Francis.

“Since we cannot face this alone, we are entrusting this whole situation to our Blessed Mother, and encourage our faithful to join us in praying this prayer,”
said Bishop Checchio.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, mother of God
and of the people of Metuchen you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We rely on you, Health of the Sick,
you who, at the cross, united with Jesus’ pain,
keeping steadfast your faith.
You, Salvation of God’s people,
you know what we need
and we are sure that you will provide for us,
as at Cana of Galilee,
after the adversity of these days,
may joy and celebration return.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do what we are told by Jesus,
who has taken our suffering upon Himself
and has burdened Himself with our sorrows
to lead us through the cross, to the joy of resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, Holy Mother of God,
Our Lady of Guadalupe, we seek refuge,
hear our prayer and intercede for us to the Father
so that we may be free from every danger,
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

 

 

The Parish Family of St. Anthony of Padua
Mission Statement

The Parish Family of St. Anthony of Padua is a diverse Community of Faith formed in July 2012 by the merging of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Woodbridge (est. 1920) with St. Anthony of Padua Church, Port Reading (est. 1904).

We proclaim the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.

We are committed to maintaining worship as a
powerful experience of
the presence of God through Word, Sacrament, Music and Community.
We have a passion for Social Justice
and our duties toward all people.

We enrich the Faith of those in need through a variety of ministries.
All are Welcome.

We strive to be a beacon of Faith, Hope and Love while honoring
God's Presence in every person.

 


 

 

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Parish Photos Event Calendar Map and Directions

Prayer Time w/ Fr. Smith
   

 


Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen Vatican News
 

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Thank you and GOD BLESS!
Fr. Smith

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Mass Times
St. Anthony of Padua Worship site

436 Port Reading Avenue
Port Reading, NJ   07064


Saturday Evening:  4pm
Sunday: 8:30am & 11:15am

(4:00pm & 8:30am Mass only will be livestream)

Daily:  7:30am
(Morning Mass will also be livestream) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
 
Thursday: 7pm


Novena
Tuesday -Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal following 7:30am Mass
Thursday - Novena to St. Anthony following 7:00pm Mass

First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart following 7:30am Mass

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Worship Site
280 Amboy Ave. (Rt. 35)
Woodbridge, NJ 07095


Sunday:  9:45am (Rosary prayed in Hungarian before Mass)
Daily: Saturday - 8:30am

First Saturday of the Month Devotions to Mary following 8:30am  Mass

Liturgy of the Hours: Prayed 20 minutes before daily Mass at both Worship Sites


 

Eucharistic Adoration: (CHURCH)
 Thursday 2:30-6:00pm 

CONFESSIONS:
Thursday evenings:  6:00-6:30pm
Saturday: 3:00pm

 


Upcoming Events

 

see full parish calendar

 

 

PRAYER is needed now more than ever. Your prayer intentions will be lifted up by Fr. Smith.

Submit Prayer Request

 


 


 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 


Food Pantry

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE OR EMAIL THE FOOD PANTRY AT foodpantrystanthony@gmail com. 
             

FOOD DRIVE -
  Food donations can be dropped off any time in the narthex of the Church during Church hours. 

UPCOMING FOOD DRIVE: 
 JULY 10/11


 

CLICK THE FOOD PANTRY LINK ABOVE FOR ITEMS MOST NEEDED AND OTHER DETAILED INFORMATION.

 

 

 



Bingo is cancelled until further notice!

 

 

 

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