Daily Mass for Lent

Masses will be posted to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/STABloomfieldNJ once the livestream is over.

During the Mass on Mondays the Miraculous Medal Prayer is prayed.

At the end of Mass Monday through Friday the Angelus is prayed.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

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.

Today’s Readings on the USCCB website https://bible.usccb.org/daily-bible-reading

Mass for the First Sunday of Lent – February 21, 2021



If you choose to print and bring the worship aid with you, please also take the copy home with you. Thank you.




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Catholic Hymnody Series – Part 2

February 14th will be our Pledge and Collection Weekend. Thank you to those parishioners who have already made their gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal. Will you join your fellow parishioners in supporting this effort that strengthens many important programs and ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark?

Our goal of $99,856 can only be achieved through YOUR generosity! Under the new Archdiocese guidelines, if a parish does not reach their goal the balance must be made up in the 2022 parish operating budget year. If you have not yet made a gift, there will be pledge forms available at the doors of the church, or you can visit https://www.rcan.org/sharing. Please be sure to credit our parish if you donate online. Your gift will truly make a difference.

Thank you for your prayers and support.


Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.

The St. Thomas Social Concerns Ministry will host these discussions on three consecutive Thursday nights: March 11th, March 18th, and March 25th from 7:30pm to 9pm, via the Zoom platform. Click the button below for more details.







Centering Prayer Group For Lent: The God You Are Seeking Is Seeking You




Eucharistic Adoration Page with Worship Aids


Direct Link and look for the following button.

https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=bra2rg0papf#/home/

Contact mailto:homeschool@staschoolnj.org










Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

During the Stations of the Cross you may kneel or be seated. Choose a position which best allows you to hear the words, pray them in your heart and make them your own.

All should kneel during the twelfth station “Jesus Dies”

At each station
V: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. (Kneel)
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world. (Stand)

For those unable to attend in person this week, please view the living stations of the cross from 2020.

Ash Wednesday 2021

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Stations of the Cross Friday in Lent at 7:00PM. Worship Aids can be found by using this link.

11:30AM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent, Starting February 18, 2021.


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Contact mailto:homeschool@staschoolnj.org

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – February 14, 2021






Lent Begins Wednesday February 17, 2021. Please see the bulletin and the following link for additional information about services and events.





Monthly Electronic Newsletter available with the button below, including a PDF copy of the newsletter and a link to sign up to receive it directly to your email inbox. This month’s issue covers Lent, the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount, and more…





Cardinal Tobin has published his latest “Rejoice in the Lord” Newsletter. It is available at https://www.rcan.org/cardinal-tobin%E2%80%99s-latest-newsletter-rejoice-lord-vol-2-no-10. It includes:

  • Dying with dignity on our journey ‘to the house of the Father’
  • The Good Samaritan: Care for One’s Neighbor
  • A Message from Pope Francis: Words of Challenge and Hope

My Prayer for You
God of love and compassion, help us to care for our neighbors—especially
those who are suffering from grave illnesses and are in the critical and
terminal phases of their lives. May we be persons of comfort and hope, Good
Samaritans who spare no expense in giving our time, talent and treasure to
accompany them in their final days. Amen.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.


Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #P-400168. All rights reserved.

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2021 Annual Appeal – Archdiocese of Newark




February 14th will be our Pledge and Collection Weekend. Thank you to those parishioners who have already made their gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal. Will you join your fellow parishioners in supporting this effort that strengthens many important programs and ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark?

Our goal of $99,856 can only be achieved through YOUR generosity! Under the new Archdiocese guidelines, if a parish does not reach their goal the balance must be made up in the 2022 parish operating budget year. If you have not yet made a gift, there will be pledge forms available at the doors of the church, or you can visit https://www.rcan.org/sharing. Please be sure to credit our parish if you donate online. Your gift will truly make a difference.

Thank you for your prayers and support.


A page with resources and links about respecting human life in all its stages.

Included on the page is a reference to contacting legislatures to express your view point on important issues in today’s society. A recent addition is for contacting your federal legislators to express your support for making the Hyde Amendment permanent or use the form letter linked below. 




Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.

The St. Thomas Social Concerns Ministry will host these discussions on three consecutive Thursday nights: March 11th, March 18th, and March 25th from 7:30pm to 9pm, via the Zoom platform. Click the button below for more details.












Lent 2021: February 17th – April 3rd

Lent is a time of good resolutions and new beginnings. Lent is a season of repentance and a season of hope. In Lent we reconnect with our baptismal spirituality as the Lenten practices help us to prepare to renew our baptismal promises on Easter Sunday. The goal of Lent is Easter.


Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2020
Masses with Distribution of Ashes 11:30AM and 7:00PM. The 7:00PM Mass will be live streamed.


Prayer Services with Distribution of Ashes 3:30PM

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Calendar of Lenten Events at St. Thomas

Lenten Regulations

Stations of the Cross, including worship aids

Daily Mass Livestream for Lent

Please see the online calendar for Stations of the Cross 
Please see the online calendar for Reconciliation 
Prayer Life Resources on the STA website
Prayer Life Resources external to the STA website

Our Lady of Lourdes – Feast February 11

The first of these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous told her mother that a “lady” spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend.


Stained Glass window is from our Church.

A prayer by John Paul II to our Lady of Lourdes.

Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the full liberation of humanity.

Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, Glorious Mother of Christ! Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living! Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve, Be our guide along the paths of the world. Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ, to stand with you before the innumerable crosses on which your Son is still crucified.


Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples! Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always to account for the hope that is in us, with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and prayer, in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Amen.

See Saint John Paul II’s homily on the Feast Day in 1979.

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – February 7, 2021







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2021 Annual Appeal – Archdiocese of Newark




February 14th will be our Pledge and Collection Weekend. Thank you to those parishioners who have already made their gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal. Will you join your fellow parishioners in supporting this effort that strengthens many important programs and ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark?

Our goal of $99,856 can only be achieved through YOUR generosity! Under the new Archdiocese guidelines, if a parish does not reach their goal the balance must be made up in the 2022 parish operating budget year. If you have not yet made a gift, there will be pledge forms available at the doors of the church, or you can visit https://www.rcan.org/sharing. Please be sure to credit our parish if you donate online. Your gift will truly make a difference.

Thank you for your prayers and support.


Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.

The St. Thomas Social Concerns Ministry will host these discussions on three consecutive Thursday nights: March 11th, March 18th, and March 25th from 7:30pm to 9pm, via the Zoom platform. Click the button below for more details.