Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent – March 29, 2020 – Recorded

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My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most 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.

Rejoice in the Lord

Rejoice in the Lord is a new instrument of communication for our Archdiocese. The purpose of this newsletter is to strengthen relationships with you and all the people of the Archdiocese. We hope that Rejoice in the Lord will serve as an important means of keeping you informed about important matters of concern to this Archdiocese and, when appropriate, to the Church in the U.S. and throughout the world.

As you are aware, during the past 18 months especially, our Church has been confronted with a series of complex, controversial issues that have caused pain and confusion to many throughout the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond. Our efforts to communicate our actions, and the rationale behind our decisions, have not always been as effective as we hoped. Hence, we have developed this new way of communicating with you.”

— Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.

https://www.rcan.org/rejoiceinthelord

Urbi et Orbi

Updated 3/27/2020 6:00PM EST

Video (to go full screen click the in the lower right of the embedded YouTube Video once you start it)

English Translation of Extraordinary Moment of Prayer Presided Over by Pope Francis
http://www.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/homilies/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200327_omelia-epidemia.html


Holy Father to give an extraordinary blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Friday at 1PM EST. The Holy Father will grant to all participants in the livestream a Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.

https://www.rcan.org/holy-father-give-extraordinary-blessing-urbi-et-orbi-friday

https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html

Nightly Rosary at 7:00PM

Beginning tonight March 25, 2020 the Saint Thomas the Apostle Rosary Society will pray the Rosary at 7:00PM each evening for an end to Coronavirus, for those who are sick, for those who have died, for health care workers, and for those looking for a vaccine.

The members and everyone else will pray the Rosary in their homes. For those unable to pray the Rosary at 7:00PM please pray it at a time convenient to you.

Use this link for additional resources on the Rosary.

Be well and stay safe.

While we are distant physically we are united in prayer.

Annunciation – March 25

The “Our Father” on the Annunciation

“I, therefore, invite everyone to do this several times a day, but all together, to recite the Our Father this coming Wednesday, 25 March, at noon (Rome time, 7:00AM Eastern Standard time), all together. On that day on which many Christians recall the annunciation to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of the Word, may the Lord listen to the united prayer of all of His disciples who are preparing themselves to celebrate the victory of the Risen Christ.” Pope Francis March 23, 2020

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”

(Luke 1:26-28,35,38)

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 22, 2020 – Recorded

Music is available at https://stachurchbloomfield.com/av/2020/March_20_2020_LiturgyMusic.pdf

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most 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.