Bishop Michael Saporito Celebrates the 5PM Mass on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Bishop Michael Saporito will celebrate the 5pm Mass on Saturday, August 22, here at St. Thomas the Apostle in Bloomfield, Bishop Saporito’s home parish. He graduated from our school in 1976 and celebrated his first Mass here on May 31, 1992. While we feel honored to have Bishop Saporito here with us, unfortunately, due to the COVID restrictions no formal greeting or reception is permitted at this time.

Reservations will be required. Link will be available Friday August 14, 2020.

Mass for the Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 9, 2020

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My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Other Notes:

The first class typically is between September 21st for Grades 3-8 and September 28th for Grades 1 and 2.

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August 7, 2020 – As part of the Administration’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver on August 7, 2020 announced the creation of the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program. The program, administered by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, will provide emergency grant funding to small property owners for COVID-19 related decreases in rent revenue for a four-month period between April and July 2020. Funded through the federal CARES Act, grant amounts will be generated based on the total amount of missed rental payments and the number of COVID-impacted rental units that serve low- and moderate-income tenants. Landlords who receive assistance will be required to pass along benefits to their tenants by forgiving back rent and late fees accumulated by COVID-19 impacted units.  Small landlords can apply, between August 19th at 9:00 a.m. and August 26th at 1:00 p.m. to be considered.   For details on the program, see the August 7th press release by the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency:

Solemnity of the Assumption

Saturday August 15th, 2020.

This year it is not a  Holy Day of Obligation.

The feast of the Assumption celebrates Mary’s entrance into heaven, body and soul. Mary is the first among the faithful to be fully redeemed because of her perpetually sinless state. Mary, because of her relationship to her Son, shares, through privileged anticipation, in the grace of the resurrection of the dead. Mary does not have to endure the suspension of eternal life until the resurrection of the dead.

The assumption of Mary was declared a dogma of faith to be believed by faithful Catholics, by Pope Pius XII on Nov. 1, 1950.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

FEAST DAY. July 14th

Her cause of canonization was started in 1884 by Pope Leo XIII.  She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 6/22/1980 and canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI

She is the patroness of ecology and the environment, people in exile and Native Americans.