The season of Lent is a time for conversion and growth. It is a time to prepare ourselves to become more like Christ. The current situation in which the Catholic Church finds herself is troubling to comprehend. For most of us, there is a combination of concern for the Church and her future along with anger and confusion about the Church that we love.
Deacon Peter Fiori, a staff member of RENEW International, is coming to Bayonne to facilitate a listening session on Monday, 4/1 at 7pm. The session will take place in the Andrean Room at St. Andrew School. Everyone is invited to join us as we walk together on the pathway of hope and healing.
St. Andrew - 4:00pm
St. Mary ----- 7:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm (Spanish)
St. Andrew - 9:00am, 12:00am
St. Mary ----- 6:30am Monday - Friday
St. Andrew - 9:00am Monday - Saturday
St. Andrew - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Saturday
or by appointment
Each Wednesday at 7pm, all are invited to join us for our Lenten Holy Hour at St. Andrew. This will consist of a period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament when the priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will conclude the evening with Vespers and Benediction. All are invited to come and join us for some quiet time with our Lord
Bilingual Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday during Lent at 7pm in St. Mary Church. Come and journey with us as we follow in the footsteps of Christ on His way to Calvary.
326 Avenue C
Monday - Friday: 9:30 - 6:00
- The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast of Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
- On a day of Fast, only one full meal is permitted and two smaller meals which if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.
- On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by law of abstinence.
- The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially,” or as a whole, is a serious obligation.
- The other Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance. Each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.
- Canon 920.1 states that “All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at least once a year.” This is frequently referred to as the “Easter Duty” which should be fulfilled between the 1st Sunday of Lent, 3/10/19 and the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, 6/16/19.
St. Mary Church and Parish Office
St. Andrew Church
HOW TO REPORT ABUSE
The Archdiocese of Newark takes very seriously any and all complaints of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform the Archdiocese immediately so that we may take appropriate actions to protect others and provide support to the victims of sexual abuse. Although we will report all allegations of abuse immediately to the appropriate County Prosecutor, we encourage anyone with an allegation of abuse also to reach out to the prosecutor. Individuals who report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection at 201-407-3256. The numbers for the County Prosecutors within the Archdiocese are: Bergen (201-226-5689), Essex (973-753-1121), Hudson (201-795-6400), Union (908-965-3879)