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February 18, 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.

Ash Wednesday is in 12 days weeks,
March 2, the start of Lent!
See our Lenten Schedule inside.

Religious Education for our children is transitioning to in person classes, beginning the first Sunday of Lent, March 6. Breakfast at 8:30am and class at 8:45pm. More information will be given to the parents in the coming week.

Reminder: The Memorial Mass for Colette Gnakouri, beloved mother of Claudine Tahouri & Lina Tohouri Dienhoue is tomorrow Saturday, Feb 19 at 7pm at St Antoninus Church. Reception will follow in the church Hall. Mass will be live-streamed. Here is the Youtube link.

Announcement on 2 other Memorial Masses coming up:

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Bennet Okoro, beloved brother of Sr Genevieve Okoro, DMMM. This will be next Saturday, Feb 17. The time (whether 12 noon or 7 pm) will be confirmed and the full obituary for Bennet Okoro will be posted soon.

On the following Saturday, March 5th, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Ouffouet Affouet, Ouffwet Konan's beloved mother.. This will be at 7 pm. Wake-keeping will follow the Mass in the Lower Church. Please see the obituary for Ouffouet Affoue inside.

Two "Come & See Nights” for those young men seeking to discern God’s call upon their lives:

Wed, February 23, @5-7:30pm 
for high school & college age young men 
Location: St Andrew’s College Seminary, 571 Centre St. So Orange, NJ (Parents welcome, event includes dinner)

Thursday, February 24th @7:30- 9pm
For men ages 21 - 35 years old
Location: Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University,  So Orange, NJ

If you are interested, call the office 973-623-0258 or text 908-531-9424
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


Opportunities of Grace

Inspirational video presentations:

Mike Schmitz: " Evangelization"
Powerful teaching. Watch video inside.

2.18.22 Lauds, Friday Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. Listen to sung daily lauds and vespers. This will make your spirit soar!! More inside. Watch video


Daily Mass at 12 Noon - Tuesday to Saturday.
Intentions 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 and indicate if living or deceased.

Daily Rosary at 7pm on Zoom. (During Fridays of Lent, our Rosary is at 6:30pm)
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 led by our "household preacher" Fr Peter Okafor. More inside.

Come in person for our Midweek Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 8pm. Join us at 7pm for Rosary & Litanies. If you cannot come in person, join us on Zoom.! 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. (On the actual date, search 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 led by Sr. Genevieve Okoro, DMMM. 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.

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.


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!
Lent begins with
Ash Wednesday
(March 2, 2022)
Ash Wednesday is
on March 2, 2022:
Clean out the Covid Cobwebs!   

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule:
Mass with distribution of ashes: 12 noon & 8pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet & distribution of ashes)- 3pm    
To download chart, click here.
Lent is in less than 2 weeks!
How to Do Lent Differently This Year
Fr. Mark-Mary, CFR
See video below.

Fr. Mark-Mary, CFR gives some practical advice on how to do Lent differently this year. It begins with having the right mindset. Namely, we ought to remember that Lent is a time to establish a deeper relationship with God. It facilitates conversation with the Lord, making it easier to grow in intimacy with him. Fr. Mark-Mary uses the prophet Hosea’s words, from God to Israel, to convey how God calls us to draw closer to him during Lent in a similar way:

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her” (Hosea 2:14).

Lent is also a spiritual battle, though. Remember St. Paul’s words to the Ephesians (not Galatians, as Fr. Mark-Mary accidentally states in the video):

“For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul also urges us to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice, and there’s no greater time of year to do that than during Lent:

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).

Our Lenten practices ultimately will make us more free. To help explain this reality, Fr. Mark-Mary uses the analogy of an athlete training to prepare for game time. In life, game time is our everyday activities and encounters with others. Lenten practices allow us to work and strengthen the spiritual muscles we will need when it’s game time. They help us grow in freedom as we will become more capable of living life to the fullest, since we grew in self-knowledge and learned to deny lesser goods through our Lenten sacrifice.

One good Lenten sacrifice Fr. Mark-Mary recommends is getting up fifteen to thirty minutes early, and giving that time to the Lord. This will cause us to take a look at how we unwind at the end of the day before, and it will start the day off right.

It’s all about freedom. If you have finished Lent unchanged in years past, do Lent differently this year as Fr. Mark-Mary suggests, and experience this freedom he talks about. Listen below to Fr Mark-Mary for more:
More content for Lent:

What Do You Want This Lent? (
12 Great Lenten Reads from Dr. Sri to Dante (
3 Essential Practices for the Lenten Season (
20 Out-of-the-Box Things to Do for Lent 2020 (
The Way of the Cross: Praying the Psalms with Jesus (
The Ascension Lenten Companion (

This Sunday:

February 20, 2022

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.

Memorial Mass : March 5, 2022
Ouffouet began her final journey home on January 28, 2022. She leaves behind her beloved family.
Sons and daughters: Alfred Koquin, Emiliano Koquin, Théodore Koquin, Ouffwet Konan, Georges Kouassi, Yolande Aya, Denis Yao, Marcellin Kouakou.
Siblings: Ouffouet Amenan, Ouffouet Koffi Raphael, Ouffouet Nguessan, Ouffouet Ndri Michel, Ouffouet K. Pascal and Ouffouet Ngoran.
She leaves behind many grandsons, great grandsons
nieces, nephews and many cousins

Please join Ouffwet Konan, beloved son of Ouffouet Affouet, in the offering a Requiem Mass on
Saturday, March 5th at 7pm
Wake keeping follows at the Church hall

Eternal rest grant unto Ouffouet, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Video teachings for this week
Fr Mike Schmitz:

2.18.22 Lauds, Friday Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. Listen daily to sung lauds (morning prayers) and vespers (night prayers). This will make your spirit soar!! Watch !

You can find this daily on Youtube. Just search : sing the hours.
Subscribe to get it daily. Or go to the website: and scroll to the bottom.

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.

The discussions following the video presentation is led by our own Fr Peter Okafor.

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!
Click here. 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!

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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)