THE CHURCH IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER THURSDAY, MAY 28TH 9:00AM-5:30PM. CONFESSIONS 6:00PM.

Welcome to the Parish Family of St Anthony of Padua!

                           

DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION IN CHURCH PARKING LOT

Beginning this weekend Pentecost, May 30/31,  the Distribution of Holy Communion in the parking lot of the Church will take place after the live stream Saturday 4pm Mass and the livestream Sunday 9am Mass.  You may watch the Mass at home on Zoom than proceed to St. Anthony's.

Distribution of Holy Communion will begin on Saturday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am.

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.


       Priest/Deacon:  “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins
                          of the world, blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.”


     All  respond:     “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,
                                   but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”


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.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION 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.

                                 Please check back for any updates!

GOD BLESS!   Fr. Smith


        A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP CHECCHIO -  VIRTUAL PENTECOST RETREAT
FRIDAY, MAY 29TH & SATURDAY, MAY 30TH - FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

http://www.lightingheartsonfire.org/pentecost-vigil
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                        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.  I am comfortable making this invitation since Governor Murphy is allowing the celebration of outdoor Mass. Please remain in your vehicle at all times while on the church grounds.

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

 


     DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS WILL BE LIVESTREAM

PLEASE CLICK ZOOM LINK BELOW FOR LIVESTREAM


Meeting ID: 853 392 8006         Password: 567757



MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY  7:30AM

THE 7:00PM MASS ON THURSDAY WILL NOT BE LIVESTREAM

SATURDAY     8:30AM


WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

SATURDAY  4:00PM

SUNDAY   9:00AM

 

 

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A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

 



NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT IN PREPARATION FOR PENTECOST
begins Friday, May 22nd following Daily Mass

Pentecost Sunday Graphics | Progressive Church Media

 



MAY REFLECTION FROM FR. SMITH WITH PRAYER
FROM POPE FRANCIS

 

 

Mass Online with Zoom

 

 

Census Reflection Bishop's Coronavirus Directives  
     

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

No public Masses will be celebrated at St. Anthony and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel until further notice.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Thursdays 2:30-5:30pm

CONFESSIONS IN THE CHAPEL
Thursdays: 6:00-6:30pm
 Saturdays: 3:00-3:30pm


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

 


 REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the members of our parish family and their loved ones.
 

           

 

 


 

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
Our next FOOD DRIVE will be JUNE 6TH & 7TH but items can be dropped off any time in the narthex of the Church during Church hours listed on the website.

 

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

 

BSA Troop 219, chartered by Theodore Roosevelt Lodge #219 F&AM,  is hosting a virtual food drive to directly benefit the food pantries  of St Joseph Parish and Calvary Baptist Church in Carteret and ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH IN PORT READING.

Make donations to our Scouting for Food Drive without shopping for groceries! Please consider donating whatever you can spare in these troubled times to help families who desperately need food assistance. No amount is too small.

If you have canned goods and groceries for an in-person food drive, please store them at home temporarily.  We will gladly accept all donations when it is safe for our scouts to do so.  We hope that will be very soon!

CLICK LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO DONATE

https://www.gofundme.com
Boy Scout Troop 219
-virtual-food-drive

 

 



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