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January 15, 2022

337 S. ORANGE ST, NEWARK NJ 07103 ~ 973-623-0258

What's happening at St Antoninus?
This Sunday:
There are two Masses:
  • 8 am in Rectory Chapel
  • 10 am in Main Church (sung Mass).
9am is Holy Hour with Confessions.
More inside, including the live-streaming link for the 10am Mass.

√ See Fr Joseph's pastoral letter, inside.

√ After Mass this Sunday, there will be representatives from the Diabetes Foundation waiting in the church entrance for free information and resources.

Rest in Peace:
Please pray for the soul of Colette Gnakouri, Claudine Tahouri's beloved mother, who recently passed away in Ivory Coast.
A Memorial Mass for Colette will be celebrated at St Antoninus. The date will be announced . Eternal Rest grant unto Colette Gnakouri, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in the Lord's Peace. Amen.
Sacramental Preparations at St Antoninus

Call the rectory office to register or email at
Tuesday - Saturday 9-3pm

WEDDINGS. Contact the parish office one year in advance of the proposed marriage date.

INFANT BAPTISM. Expectant parents should call the office to register for the baptism of your baby. Most of our baptisms take place during Sunday Mass.

CATECHISM CLASSES FOR CHILDREN - take place on Sundays, from 8:15am to 9:15am.

ADULT BAPTISM & other Sacraments of Initiation – call to register

Daily Mass at 12 Noon - Tuesday to Saturday
Petitions for Daily Mass are available. Note: One petition offering per Mass. Call or email to schedule petition offering. Please provide the name of the person and reason for petition
( living or deceased).

Daily Rosary at 7pm on Zoom.
Zoom link: Click here

Every Tuesday at 8pm, we have Scripture Study- in person & on Zoom ( following the 7pm Rosary, using same Zoom link). This is mainly focused on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings, based on the video series, "Mass Readings Explained" by Dr Brant Pitre, who is a renowned & insightful Bible scholar, followed by discussions. More inside.

Come in person for our Midweek Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 8pm. If you cannot come in person, join us on Zoom. Ken Julien is back in person leading the praise songs! More info inside.

Come in person for our Divine Adoration Prayer Meeting at 3pm every Saturday. If you cannot come in person, join us on livestream. (Search on the actual date onYoutube: St Antoninus )

Every second Sunday of the month, Children’s ministry of the Liturgy of the Word during our 10am Sunday Mass in the rectory dining room. The children will come to Mass with their parents as usual and then they will be dismissed just before the readings begin and return during or just before the Offertory. This will NOT take the place of our ongoing Children's Religious Education Classes. Participation in this requires on-time arrival at the Mass. Thank you Sr. Genevieve Okoro, DMMM for directing this vital ministry with our children.

Join our Cleaning Ministry which meets every second Saturday of the month to do a general cleaning of the Church. Call Doris Okolie at 347 748 502, coordinator of this mission of love & fellowship.

More! See updated chart of schedule of our liturgies & ministries. Participate in our daily online Rosary, Eucharistic Prayer Meeting, Scripture Study, etc.

Opportunities of Grace

Events Around the Archdiocese


Fr Chris Alar, MIC:
"Did Jesus Give the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to Stop Abortion?" (6 mins)
Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain how St. Faustina and her confessor both said that the Chaplet of Divine Mercy was given by Jesus to stop the sin of abortion. Watch inside .

Peter Herbeck - "Time to Lay It Down."
Watch inside. Powerful reflection!


Please consider making an offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. See links inside. Thank you and God bless you!
Covid Safety Precautions:
 In charity for one another, due to the recent Covid uptick, I ask everyone to please follow the following safety protocols:

- Please wear a mask in Church, whether or not you have been vaccinated. Please wear it CORRECTLY – covering your nose and chin completely. Thank you!

- Do not come to Mass if…
  • If you are not feeling well, or if you experience any of the following symptoms (fever, or head cold or sore throat, or non-allergy related runny nose).  
  • If you have been exposed to someone with Covid, and neither of you were properly masked. Please refrain from coming to Mass until you get a negative Covid test. 
  • If you are uncertain then it is best to stay home until you get a negative Covid test.
  • If you are feeling well but one of the above scenarios are yours, then refrain from entering church, but right after Mass, Fr Joseph would be happy to go outside and bring Holy Communion to you just outside of the church, either in your car or if you have no car then right outside of the church (a little away from others). Simply wait with mask on in your car (or if no car, just outside of church) and ask someone to let Fr Joseph know that you are waiting for Communion. Earlier that morning before the Mass, contact one of the staff to alert Fr Joseph to your need.

If you need Covid testing, particularly at this time when travel and gathering requirements have overloaded the testing sites - go to the Essex County College at 177 West Market St, Newark. They use the new saliva PCR, developed by Rutgers & Yale. T. It usually takes 24-48 hours to get results. See below for other places in Newark. It does say only for Newark residents, but for the one at Essex County College, they don’t require this and also no requirement for insurance or ID.
Letter from Fr Joseph Meagher

January 15, 2021

Dear brothers & sisters in Christ
This past Thursday, January 13, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law in NJ the infamous Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act (A6260/S49). This is one of most vile and humanly degrading pro-abortion laws in the world.

As Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey
Right to Life, has rightly stated: "This law... signed a death warrant for thousands of innocent children.”

We see the imperative of proclaiming of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is Author of Life and the only One who has authority over life and death. The timeless words of John the Baptist and Jesus alike call us to repent and believe in the gospel.

In connection with this, please listen below to a 5-minute teaching by Fr Chris Alar, MIC, wherein he affirms that Jesus gave us the gift of Chaplet of Divine Mercy to be the remedy for the scourge of abortion.

Secondly, listen also to a brief presentation by Peter Herbert of Renewal Ministries, who reminds us not to lose heart, but to keep our fixed eyes on Jesus, because what we are seeing is the "unmasking of devil". Peter Herbeck's words are truly prophetic and incredibly relevant to properly understanding what is going on in this time. 
For those who did not get to read the other newsletter that was sent our earlier,
"Special Issue: Life is Magnificent & Sacred", click here
This Sunday


8 am Holy Mass in the Rectory Chapel
9 am- Holy Hour in Main Church

10 am- Holy Mass in Main Church

Come in Person!

Live-streaming only for 10am Mass

To watch the 10am livestream on our YouTube Channel: go to

Or go directly to the links below:
ADORATION livestream

Pls click


Pls click
Mass readings
Click on image.
Read this Sunday's Bulletin. Click on image.

Video teachings for this week
Fr Chris Alar, MIC:
"Did Jesus Give the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to Stop Abortion?" (6 mins)
Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain how St. Faustina and her confessor both said that the Chaplet of Divine Mercy was given by Jesus to stop the sin of abortion.
Peter Herbeck - "Time to Lay It Down."
Watch. Powerful reflection!
How to Fight Our Battles with the Word of God

Fr. Josh


Every Wednesday night- our Holy Spirit midweek refreshment!
For those who cannot join us in person , join us via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 823 8386 9993

Passcode: Rosary

One tap mobile
+13126266799,82383869993# US

For audio only - phones +1 929 205 6099 US

Tuesday nights!
Scripture Study
We have added a video series by Dr. Brant Pitre to our Tuesday Night Scripture Study. Join us in person and on Zoom! Start with the Rosary at 7pm (Rosary every nite at 7pm), then the Scripture Study starts at 8pm.
A note about Dr Pitre:

Dr Brant Pitre is a renowned & insightful Bible scholar.

What blessing it is to listen to Dr Pitre's study on the Mass readings, to " be instructed in the Old Testament background of the Gospel, the Jewish rabbinical tradition, the testimony and interpretation of the early Church Fathers, the Church's magisterial teaching, and the personal insights of a leading Catholic Scripture scholar.
Dr. Pitre makes the Scripture come alive, and his love for God's Word comes through loud and clear. He communicates profound insights into Scripture in a manner available to everyone, from the beginner to the accomplished student or scholar"
Fr. Miles Walsh, S.T.D.

Below: our "Hybrid" Scripture Class is now both in person and via Zoom. Join us every Tuesday night at 8pm.
For those who can only join via Zoom, here is the link:
(Same link for Rosary & Prayer Meeting)

Just click 

Meeting ID: 823 8386 9993

Passcode: Rosary

One tap mobile
+13126266799,82383869993# US

For audio only - phones +1 929 205 6099 US
Visit JESUS in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

Tuesday thru Saturday
9am to 8pm 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
Could you not watch with me one hour?
Mark 14: 40b
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel is open for personal visits with our Eucharistic Lord. Spend precious time alone with Jesus!
To obtain the door combination, you will need to register simply emailing us at Give your full name, tel #, and your address. This will give you an access to our security key pad.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For more detailed information on our schedules, including online links, click on image below.
Please consider making an offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. Thank you and God bless you!

We are accepting Zelle for online contributions. 
All you need to do is enter on the Zelle info:
Name: St. Antoninus Catholic Church
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St Antoninus Church
337 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103
Thank you and God bless you!"
337 South Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103 
Rev. Joseph A. Meagher (Pastor)