St. Gabriel is an Archangel and Messenger of God. One of the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible. Appeared to the prophet Daniel to explain the prophet’s visions relating to the Messiah. (Daniel 8:16-26; 9:21) Appeared to Zachariah in the temple to announce the coming of Zachariah son, John the Baptist, and to strike Zachariah mute for his disbelief. (Luke 1:11-20) Appeared to Mary to let her know she’d been selected to bear the Savior. (Luke 1:25-38)
St. Michael’s name means “Who is like God?” He is the archangel who is the great prince, the guardian of God’s people. In the Book of Revelation, St. Michael is the protector of the Church and the angel who escorts the souls of the departed to heaven. St. Michael is usually depicted in art as an angel in soldier’s armor.
Holy Eucharist Stained Glass Window in the South Transept of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church. The priest distributing communion is Monsignor Michael Magnier, the pastor at the time of the current church’s construction.
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On Sunday September 20th, Stephanie Singh Chang donated twenty-five boxes of perishable food to our parish, St. Thomas the Apostle in Bloomfield. Each box would feed four people. Stephanie’s generous donation was made in loving memory of Irene Singh and Rafeek Khan, on behalf of the Cerda Family, and Stephanie’s nephew, Nicholas Baglione IV, who is a student at St. Thomas School, and who made the donation possible. The boxes of food were distributed among the Missionaries of Charity in Newark, Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair, Mother Teresa House in Montclair, and Sacred Heart’s Ministry to Vulnerable Families. Thank you, Stephanie and Nicholas!
“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.”
March 1, 2020 –U. S. Census -The 2020 Census for the Federal Government will take place from mid-March through mid-May. Faith communities have been asked to help to reach out to parishioners to make people aware of the importance of this event.
The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted every 10 years. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how state, local and federal lawmakers will allocate billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities every year for the next 10 years.
The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. The positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks. To determine the pay rate in a specific area, learn more about these positions, or apply for one of the temporary jobs, visit 2020census.gov/jobs. Anyone age 18 and older, such as recent high school graduates, college students, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers and people who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. People who already have jobs and want to earn extra income evenings and weekends are also encouraged to apply. The selection process begins this month, with paid training occurring in March and April. After paid training, most positions work between May and early July.