Memorial Day

Monday May 31, 2021

We are grateful for and inspired by those service men and women who have given their lives for our country. Thank you!

Staff Sgt. Kerrin Kampa of Mifflinburg, Pa., and Staff Sgt. Judy Dukes of Aurora, Ill., plant U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 23, 2013 in honor of the fallen to mark Memorial Day. CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec
God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.

Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

R. Amen

Prayer taken from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

More Prayers for Those in Military Service

Content taken from http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/memorial-day-prayer.cfm.

Updated COVID-19 Directives – May 25, 2021

Taken from – https://www.rcan.org/updated-covid-19-directives

Changes in Mask and Capacity Requirements for Liturgical Gatherings

Please read the latest Archdiocese of Newark COVID-19 directives (linked here) and note the changes in mask requirements as of May 28, 2021 and indoor capacity as of June 4, 2021. With these directives, we want to ensure that we celebrate the liturgy joyfully and safely and move to a new phase in welcoming all back to our parishes. Thank you for all that you are and have been doing during this extraordinary time.

Given the reinstatement by the Bishops of NJ of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and the lessening of restrictions from the state, the following is provided as an immediate update to the May 4 directives.

Effective May 28, masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated persons.  If not fully vaccinated, persons are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidance and wear a face mask in public settings.  Masks are still required on public transit and in health care settings, prisons, child-care facilities and schools, among other places. People will no longer be required to socially distance indoors or outdoors, (May 28), although unvaccinated persons should continue to maintain a safe distance from others.

Effective June 4, all indoor gathering limits will be removed. 

Although these directives represent a reduction of pandemic restrictions, the local pastors/administrators/chaplains can impose stricter regulations as needed.  These may include wearing masks, social distancing, and signing in for Mass or activities.

These directives apply to all indoor and outdoor events.

Deacon Brian J Murphy Anniversary Mass – May 29, 2021

Deacon Brian is celebrating his 10th Anniversary as a deacon this month.

There will be a celebration Mass for him on Saturday, May 29th, at 11 am.

Some pictures of Deacon Brian over the years at

https://www.stachurchbloomfield.com/web/happy-tenth-anniversary-of-the-ordination-to-the-diaconate-deacon-brian/

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

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

To enable Closed Captioning, provided by YouTube, click the CC icon.. The size of the font can be controlled by the gears button to the right of the CC button. You can also set the quality of the video by clicking the gears, selecting quality and then the highest number.

Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter – Solemnity of the Ascension – May 16, 2021











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

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

To enable Closed Captioning, provided by YouTube, click the CC icon.. The size of the font can be controlled by the gears button to the right of the CC button. You can also set the quality of the video by clicking the gears, selecting quality and then the highest number.










Deacon Brian is celebrating his 10th Anniversary as a deacon this month.

There will be a celebration Mass for him on Saturday, May 29th, at 11 am.

Some pictures of Deacon Brian over the years at

https://www.stachurchbloomfield.com/web/happy-tenth-anniversary-of-the-ordination-to-the-diaconate-deacon-brian/

Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 9, 2021




Please take all worship aids with you after mass.
















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

Instructions in PDF format or in Microsoft Word format

Open the instructions above and follow the link below to register.


Will you join your fellow parishioners in supporting this effort that strengthens many important programs and ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark including our own parish school? Click here for a playlist of the videos produced by the Archdiocese of Newark

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.


Deacon Brian is celebrating his 10th Anniversary as a deacon this month.

There will be a celebration Mass for him on Saturday, May 29th, at 11 am.

Some pictures of Deacon Brian over the years at

https://www.stachurchbloomfield.com/web/happy-tenth-anniversary-of-the-ordination-to-the-diaconate-deacon-brian/



Monthly E-Newsletter – Contains a lot of information about our parish, upcoming liturgies and important items about the community.




  • Mother’s Day Blessing
  • Is it time to come back? – Reconciliation
  • Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist called “Returning to Grace”
  • St Thomas The Apostle Social Concerns Ministry
  • Cardinal Tobin’s Pastoral Letter on the 500th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines
  • Take Action to Protect the Hyde Amendment
  • Annual Appeal Update
  • Solemnity of the Ascension – Sunday May 16
  • Solemnity of Pentecost – Sunday May 23
  • Adoration May 24 at 7:00PM
  • Deacon Brian’s 10th Anniversary – Mass of Celebration on Saturday, May 29, at 11:00AM
  • Solemnity of the Trinity – Sunday May 30
  • Memorial Day – Monday May 31
  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ – Sunday June 3
  • Feast of Saint Anthony – June 13
  • COVID Vaccine Support

Cardinal Tobin’s Pastoral Letter on the 500th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines

The following is a pastoral letter written by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin C.Ss.R., in English and Tagalog marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines and the accompanying Jubilee Celebration program.


“Gifted To Give” – The 500th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines

See original post at https://www.rcan.org/cardinal-tobin%E2%80%99s-pastoral-letter-500th-anniversary-arrival-gospel-philippines