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WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Servants of Mary is requesting the following Baby items: Blankets; Sweaters; Hats; Booties;Lap Blankets; and Scarves.
Please bring these items to the Servants of Mary meetings held the first Thursday of each month at 7:30PM in the Church Hall or drop them off in plastic bags at 80 Heald Street.
23rd ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION MEAL
St. Anthony of Padua Church, Port Reading on Saturday, April 20, 2019. A meal of ham, kielbasa, and all the trimmings will be available for your enjoyment, to be picked up by you or delivered to your home (deliveries to Woodbridge Twp., Carteret, and Perth Amboy only.
All other areas - you are welcome to pick the meal up at the Church).
There is no charge for the meal. All are welcome. However, a call is needed by Palm Sunday, April 14, by 3:00 p.m., in order to plan properly.
Please Call 732-634-1419, leave your name and a phone number, and someone will contact you.
SPRING TRICKY TRAY
We want your unwanted items, gifts, and gift cards for the Spring Tricky Tray.
Donations can be brought to the School Office or left in a barrel in the Narthex of the St. Joseph Church.
For further information, contact HSA at email@example.com or call Dana Sutkowski at 732-207-5592
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE
Tuesday, April 16 in the Church at 7:00 PM (We will have several Priests available for individual Confession.)
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL 2019-2020 REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for 2019-2020. Packets are available in the school office or on our website at www.sjps.net.
Call the school to schedule a tour.
A smarter start starts with enrolling your child at St. Joseph School!
MASS INTENTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY EVENING MASS DURING LENT
On Friday evenings during Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. We are now accepting intentions for these Masses.
To reserve a Mass for a special intention or in memory of a loved one, please stop by the Parish Office.
ARE YOU A RETIRED TEACHER?
St. Joseph School is looking for retired teachers, who enjoyed being in the classroom, to be on their substitute list. This is a paid position (per diem). If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the School Office at 732-541-7111.
24 HOUR PRAYER LINE
Our Diocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities has a 24 hour prayer line for those who desire prayer for special needs.
If you, a family member or friend would like to be remembered in prayer for a temporary or permanent illness, please call and leave a detailed message at 732-765-6431 or email email@example.com.
PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS
If you have requested a Mass to be celebrated for your intention and would like to present the gifts that will become the Body and Blood of Christ at that Mass, please inform one of the ushers before Mass; otherwise, they will ask someone from the congregation to present the gifts. Thank you.
Baptism Sponsor and Godparent Guidelines
In accordance with Canon (Church) Law, at least one godparent who is of the Catholic faith, is required at Baptism.
Normally there are two and must be of different genders. The godparent(s) must be at least fourteen (14) years of age and must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Each godparent is required to submit a certificate of eligibility from his/her own parish. The certificate must state that the sponsor is a Catholic in good standing, who attends Mass regularly, and, if married, is in a valid marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. An individual married civilly by a judge, or a mayor, or divorced and remarried without an annulment is not eligible to act as a godparent.
In the absence of a second godparent, a non-Catholic Christian (never a former Catholic) may serve as a Christian witness. A copy of his/her baptismal record must be submitted beforehand.
Please help us help you. We are only able to provide you with a sponsor certificate if you are an active, registered member of our Parish, attend Mass regularly, and meet all the guidelines. Please be sure to register if you have not already done so.
Are you registered in St. Joseph Parish? All Catholics should be registered in a Parish so that the Parish may know you and your family and so be able to serve you better.
Registration is your statement that you belong to a particular faith community where you are known, your faith is strengthened, and your relationship with God is nourished and given expression.
When you are registered, actively involved, and a Catholic in good standing, the Parish is able to provide you with testimonial certificates to be a sponsor for Baptism and/or Confirmation. Your registration information is strictly confidential and never in any way becomes a public record.
If you have not already registered in the Parish, please stop by the Parish Office and take the time to do so. Thank you.
Please call the parish office if you are interested in receiving any of the following Sacraments - Baptism, Pastoral Care of the Sick, Matrimony, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)