Easter Sunday

Alleluia!  Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Through our baptism we are baptized into the death and Resurrection of Christ. God continues to call us to go deeper into the Paschal Mystery, but especially at Easter and the Easter Season.

Through God’s power and our response to His grace we are created anew, his chosen people. Easter Sunday and throughout the Easter Season we have the opportunity to reflect on our lives in light of these great mysteries of faith.  Through the liturgical life of the Church – the readings, prayers, rites, and devotions – we are more immersed into these realities to be a visible sign of Christ in the world.

Holy Week

Come Celebrate Holy Week With Us Online!

All videos will be available via our Website and YouTube Channel. Click here for any active STA Bloomfield NJ Livestream on our website

Palm Sunday – Sunday April 5, 2020

Online at https://www.stachurchbloomfield.com/web/mass-for-palm-sunday-april-5-2020-recorded/

Holy Thursday – Thursday April 9, 2020

Live Streaming of Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30PM on Our YouTube Channel or click here for any active STA Bloomfield NJ Livestream on our website

Good Friday – Friday April 10, 2020

Live Streaming of the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00PM Our YouTube Channel or click here for any active STA Bloomfield NJ Livestream on our website

Virtual Living Stations of the Cross at 7:30PM on Our YouTube Channel

Easter Sunday – Sunday April 12, 2020

Live Streaming of Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00AM on Our YouTube Channel or click here for any active STA Bloomfield NJ Livestream on our website

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)