OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL & ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA PRAY FOR US!

Welcome to the Parish Family of St Anthony of Padua!

 

The first weekend of the month, it is the tradition at St. Anthony of Padua to recognize those who are celebrating their birthday that month. 
 
God of all creation
We offer you grateful praise for the Gift of Life
Hear the prayers of your servant
who recalls the day of their birth
and rejoice in your gifts of Life and Love, Family and friends
Bless them with your presence
Surround them with you love
That they may enjoy many happy years
All of them pleasing to you.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
 AMEN!


Congratulations and Happy Birthday
to those celebrating their birthdays in the month of AUGUST!

GOD BLESS!
Father Smith

 

 




PLEASE REGISTER FOR MASS THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 8TH AND 9TH
BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH 12NOON 
 

PLEASE NOTE ALL ATTENDING MASS MUST WEAR A MASK

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO MASS
IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE SEATED ACCORDING TO GUIDELINES


MASS SCHEDULE
ST. ANTHONY
SATURDAY 4:00PM

 SUNDAY
 8:30AM             11:15AM

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL  - SUNDAY 9:45AM



IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND MASS  THIS WEEKEND AT
ST. ANTHONY  OR MT. CARMEL PLEASE SEE THE OPTIONS BELOW....

1.  SELECT THE CONTACT BUTTON BELOW, FILL OUT THE
REQUIRED INFORMATION AND HIT SUBMIT



       2.      EMAIL HOLLY at  hols019@yahoo.com

3.    CALL 732-634-1419 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE AND YOUR
CALL WILL BE RETURNED. (Messages will be checked throughout the day)

YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION VIA EMAIL OR PHONE CALL THE NEXT DAY.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION BY THE FOLLOWING DAY, PLEASE CONTACT ME AGAIN  SO I CAN VERIFY YOUR REGISTRATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.
Please check back for any updates.

 

MASS DIRECTIVES TO BE OBSERVED AT WEEKEND MASS
UPDATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


ST.ANTHONYCOMMONDIRECTIVES.pdf

MT_CARMELCOMMONDIRECTIVES.pdf

 

DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION IN CHURCH PARKING LOT
The Distribution of Holy Communion in the parking lot of the Church will take place after the live stream Saturday 4pm Mass on August 8TH. You may watch the Mass at home on Zoom than proceed to St. Anthony's.Distribution of Holy Communion will begin on Saturday at 5:15pm.

You will enter the church parking lot on Port Reading Avenue (Right turn only) NO LEFT TURN will be allowed from Port Reading Avenue into the church parking lot. 

NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT.
BRIGHT ORANGE SIGNS (West Ave. and Port Reading Ave.) will be posted to give you instructions and Woodbridge Police officers will be there to assist you.You MUST BE in a vehicle to receive Holy Communion (no bicycles).

Holy Communion will not be distributed to anyone walking in.
All people in vehicle must wear masks until the priest or deacon is ready to give you Holy Communion.There will be 2 vehicle lines for Distribution of Holy Communion. The priest or deacon will distribute Holy Communion on both sides of your vehicle. When you come to the place where  the priest or deacon is distributing Holy Communion please put your car in park and lower your window.

For those who cannot or prefer not to receive Holy Communion a blessing will be given to them in their vehicle. Once you have received Holy Communion or a blessing you will exit the parking lot to West Avenue. As you exit, ushers will have  baskets if you would like to drop your collection envelopes.  Thank you for your continued support of our parish.The priests and deacons and ministers of Holy Communion will wear masks. The minister for the Distribution of Holy Communion will be assisting the priest or deacon they are assigned to.  They also will be wearing masks.             

AUGUST 2ND 18THSUNDAYBULLETIN.pdf

     DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS WILL BE LIVESTREAM

PLEASE CLICK ZOOM LINK BELOW FOR LIVESTREAM


Meeting ID: 853 392 8006         Password: 567757



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE AUGUST 8TH & 9TH

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

DISTRIBUTION  OF HOLY COMMUNION IN PARKING LOT 5:15PM


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

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



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ONLY 7:30AM DAILY MORNING MASS WILL BE LIVESTREAM


 

 

 

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A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

 

       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.

COME JOIN ME!

GOD BLESS!
Father Bill Smith

 

 

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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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Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen Vatican News
 

Your weekly contributions are essential for the good of St. Anthony of Padua Parish.  Your sacrificial giving is of great importance in meeting our financial obligations. Your donations can be mailed, dropped in the parish office mail slot or use online giving.  If you need to register, please click link below. 
Thank you and GOD BLESS!
Fr. Smith

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 2:30-5:30pm

CONFESSIONS:
Thursday evenings:  6:00-6:30pm
Saturday: 2:30-3:00pm

 


Upcoming Events

 

see full parish calendar

 

 

PRAYER is needed now more than ever. Your prayer intentions will be lifted up by Fr. Smith as we face these uncertain times.

Submit Prayer Request

 


 


 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 


Food Pantry

DURING THIS PANDEMIC OUR FOOD PANTRY REMAINS OPEN  TO ASSIST THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.   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.  
NEXT FOOD DRIVE:
AUGUST 1ST/2ND

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

 

 

 



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