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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 Augustl!

GOD BLESS!
Father Smith

 

                                                                           

 


What is a National Eucharistic Revival?
The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.”

These three years will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years.Almost a hundred thousand Catholics will join together in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith.

Bishop Checchio is part of the Bishops’ Advisory Group for the Revival Team.
 

More information about the Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Metuchen can be found here:
diometuchen.org/eucharisticrevival

                        

 

 

 

 

   

 

Pope Francis in this World Synod is calling Church to prayer
participation and communion – this is our local effort to heed
the Holy Father’s call and to increase our devotion and love
for Christ and to intentionally be untied with Him and
one another for the sake of mission.

 

The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of Metuchen provides information on the upcoming Synod on Synodality and the critical role
of the diocesan phase.

More information  or to read the report (see letter from Bishop from Checchio below) can be obtained at www.diometuchen.org/synod2023


 

SYNTHESIS OF THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen,

New Jersey, United States of America

October 2021 - June 2022

 

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

 

We recently completed the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality, which opened worldwide in October 2021. I am grateful for members of our diocesan Evangelization, Pastoral and Schools Offices for implementing a consultative process that offered a variety of ways for people from across the diocese to participate. By and large, participants testify to an experience through this process that brought joy and hope for renewal of the Church and of society.

 

By walking together and reflecting on our shared journey, our diocese has experienced a process that allowed for authentic listening to one another and to the Holy Spirit. This report is a synthesis of thousands of comments made at numerous listening sessions (both in-person and virtual), through online questionnaires and with one-on-one interviews. Pope Francis reminds us that the purpose of the Synod “is not to produce documents, but to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships awaken a new dawn of hope and learn from one another.” Therefore, this report is not a strategic plan but a summary of recurring themes for us to reflect on and learn from as we continue our journey as a diocese. My sincere gratitude to all who participated in the synodal conversations.

 

This report, along with those from every Diocese, will be sent to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for synthesis into one national report. In the coming year, the reports received from every region of the world will become a working document by the Vatican. With an eye on greater participation at the diocesan, national and global levels, a final working document will be presented and discussed at the General Assembly in Rome in October 2023.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this report and the thoughts of your fellow Catholics in the Diocese of Metuchen. Please consider how the Holy Spirit is calling you to use your gifts to participate in the mission of the Church. As we begin the work of discerning how to respond to joys and sorrows outlined in this report, let us pray in the words of the Adsumus (Prayer of the Synod): Holy Spirit, “teach us the way and how to pursue it.”

 

 

 

With renewed best wishes, I remain 

 

Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA

Bishop of Metuchen

 

 


The purpose of the synod is not to produce more documents. It is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be, to make people’s hope flourish, to stimulate trust, to bind up wounds, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to build bridges, to enlighten minds, warm hearts and restore strength to our hands for our common mission.

The synodal journey is of great significance for the good of both the universal and local Church. During this process, the Diocese of Metuchen invites all the People of God to listen to each other, without exception, and with particular care to involve also those who are further away and are perhaps sometimes not included.
 

PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY
We stand before you, Holy Spirit, conscious of our sinfulness,
but aware that we gather in your name.
Come to us, remain with us, and enlighten our hearts.
 Give us light and strength to know your will, to make it our own,
and to live it in our lives.

Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power,
for you are God, sharing the glory of Father and Son.
You desire justice for all: enable us to uphold the rights of others;
do not allow us to be misled by ignorance or corrupted by fear or favor.
Unite us to yourself in the bond of love and keep us faithful
to all that is true.
As we gather in your name may we temper justice with love,
so that all our decisions may be pleasing to you, and earn the reward
promised to good and faithful servants.
You live and reign with the Father and the Son,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.



 

                                      

                                                      

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 AROUND THE DIOCESE:

 


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THE DIOCESEAN NEWSPAPER
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

 

 

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Live Streamed Masses & Events

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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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Thank you and GOD BLESS!
Fr. Smith

Click below to access weekday and weekend Masses and other livestreamed events at St. Anthony of Padua. Please subscribe so that you are notified of all future masses to be broadcast. Be aware that those in attendance during these masses may be seen by those watching. Please see Father Smith if you have concerns about being seen on camera. 

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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

(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 
 There will be no Adoration in July and August.  

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

 


Upcoming Events

 

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

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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. 


 

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

 

 

 



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