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June 24, 2022

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

What's happening at St Antoninus?
√  Today is the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus!

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and life-giving fountain of eternal life, infinite treasury of the Divinity, and glowing furnace of love, You are my refuge and my sanctuary. O adorable and glorious Savior, consume my heart with that burning fire that ever inflames Your Heart. Pour down on my soul those graces that flow from Your love. Let my heart be so united with Yours, that our wills may be one, and mine may in all things be conformed to Yours. May Your will be the rule of both my desires and my actions.
– St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302), Prayer to the Sacred Heart (adapted by St. Alphonsus Liguori

O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
√ Tomorrow, Saturday, is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Today and tomorrow are not holy days of obligation - but they are great occasions of grace and blessings.
The 12noon Holy Mass in the rectory chapel today and tomorrow are in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Breaking News!
√ The Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade ruling today Friday ( on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) with a 5-4 decision in a Mississippi case that returns the issue of abortion to the American people and their elected lawmakers after nearly 50 years. Read more inside, including a letter from the American bishops and a note from Fr Joseph (postmarked Fatima).
This Sunday:

Masses at 8am & 10am
Holy Hour at 9am

Live-stream for 10 Mass inside.

√ You are invited to the Real Love Ministries annual picnic tomorrow, Saturday, June 24 - 3pm to 8pm . This will be at Carteret Park ( 300 Carteret Ave in Carteret at the pavilion next to the playground. Enter thru Cyprus st) ). There will be a talk on "Family Banquet of Love" by Fr Ignatius Okoroji . See flyer inside. (Note: This is not to be confused with the parish picnic on July 23, 2022. )

√ Divine Adoration Prayer Conference is coming in just a few weeks- July 15-17 (Friday to Sunday). Come for a glorious time with Jesus! Our guest speaker is Fr. Trevor Nathasingh, director of the Franciscan House of Prayer in Trinidad and a renowned international preacher.
More inside. Register (free) to the conference here.
Heads up!
√ Children's Mini Tent Revival (Life in the Spirit Seminar) is on July 20-23, Wednesday thru Saturday. Hours are from 9am to 3 pm. This is for children ages 7-12. Register your children now by calling Sr Genevieve Okoro, DMMM at 862-215-2198.
This is a great opportunity to engage our children during the school vacation when they have too much free time. Get them away from the Internet & all devices! And immerse them in 3 days of intensive but amazingly fun Holy Spirit workout, with praise & worship, bible stories, and an animated children's Life in the Spirt Seminar, culminating in prayers for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And in between, plenty of fun games, arts & crafts, a musical play, and more! We need volunteers and facilitators to help make this Tent Revival happen. Please call 973-623-0258 to find out how you can help. More exciting details inside.
Sacramental Preparations at
St Antoninus

Call the rectory office to register
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.

√ Our new RCIA Class will be starting soon. RCIA stands for: “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.”
This program is for:
- Those who are not baptized and want to inquire about becoming Catholic.
- Those who are non-Catholic Christians and want to consider becoming Catholic.
- and for adult Catholics who have not received Confirmation or Holy Communion.
Please see Lys Victor after Mass or call the office at 973-623-0258 for any questions.

SEE OUR LITURGY & EVENT SCHEDULE INSIDE ( all the way at the bottom)

Please make your offering to Jesus on behalf of St Antoninus Church. Your offering is important and deeply appreciated. We need it for our parish to continue our mission. Offering links below. Thank you and God bless you.

This Sunday:
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 26, 2022

8am- Holy Mass in rectory Chapel

9 am- Holy Hour in Main Church

10 am- Holy Mass in Main Church

Live-streaming for 10am Mass

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

Or go directly to the links below:
HOLY HOUR livestream

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MASS live-stream


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Readings for Mass
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This Sunday's Bulletin
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Breaking news!
The Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade ruling today Friday

The Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade ruling Friday with a 5-4 decision in a Mississippi case that returns the issue of abortion to the American people and their elected lawmakers after nearly 50 years. 

The high court’s dramatic and historic ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was not a surprise to either side of the abortion debate, since a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico in early May. 

The Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on demand across the nation, replacing restrictions that previously were determined state by state. 

But the high court holds in Dobbs that the Constitution doesn’t confer a right to abortion, overrules both Roe v. Wade and the related Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, and returns the authority to regulate abortion to Americans through their elected representatives.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes in the majority opinion, adding:

Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.

The high court heard arguments in December in Dobbs, a case centered on a Mississippi law prohibiting a woman from getting an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state’s abortion law largely is in line with those of most Western European countries. 
In his opinion, Alito writes:

Roe was on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided, Casey perpetuated its errors, and those errors do not concern some arcane corner of the law of little importance to the American people. Rather, wielding nothing but ‘raw judicial power,’ … the Court usurped the power to address a question of profound moral and social importance that the Constitution unequivocally leaves for the people.

The high court’s 6-3 decision doesn’t mean a national ban on abortion, as many pro-abortion activists have suggested. Some states, including New York and California, have laws that allow late-term abortions. 

However, about half the states have abortion restrictions on the books, while about 20 passed laws expanding abortion in recent years. 

“The injustice of Roe has finally come to an end, and the momentum to protect life in law is finally on the side of innocent preborn children and their mothers who deserve our help,” Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins said in a written statement.

A note from Fr Joseph Meagher

Dateline: Fatima, Portugal
June 24, 2022

Dear brothers & sisters:

On this day, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we rejoice that the most unjust and racially motivated judicial decision in the history of the United States Supreme Court has been overturned! 


However, as the legal battle now moves to the states, we enter into a new phase of the battle for souls and for the soul of America.  

So, let is pray and do penance for the conversion of hearts.
I am on a priest retreat and pilgrimage in Fatima, Portugal at this time. Let us join together in asking Our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of Life, to intercede for all Catholics of the United States (and the world) and all Christians, that as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, we may have the courage, faith and love needed to speak up for our unborn brothers and sisters. 

May we pass on to the next generation a “culture of life,” in which every person, from every culture, young & old, rich & poor, born and pre-born, might be respected in society, cherished in families and protected in law.

In Jesus thru Mary & St Joseph,
Fr Joseph
A Response from the US Bishops

In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement:

“This is a historic day in the life of our country, one that stirs our thoughts, emotions and prayers. For nearly fifty years, America has enforced an unjust law that has permitted some to decide whether others can live or die; this policy has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of preborn children, generations that were denied the right to even be born.

“America was founded on the truth that all men and women are created equal, with God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This truth was grievously denied by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized and normalized the taking of innocent human life. We thank God today that the Court has now overturned this decision. We pray that our elected officials will now enact laws and policies that promote and protect the most vulnerable among us.

“Our first thoughts are with the little ones whose lives have been taken since 1973. We mourn their loss, and we entrust their souls to God, who loved them from before all ages and who will love them for all eternity. Our hearts are also with every woman and man who has suffered grievously from abortion; we pray for their healing, and we pledge our continued compassion and support. As a Church, we need to serve those who face difficult pregnancies and surround them with love.

“Today’s decision is also the fruit of the prayers, sacrifices, and advocacy of countless ordinary Americans from every walk of life. Over these long years, millions of our fellow citizens have worked together peacefully to educate and persuade their neighbors about the injustice of abortion, to offer care and counseling to women, and to work for alternatives to abortion, including adoption, foster care, and public policies that truly support families. We share their joy today and we are grateful to them. Their work for the cause of life reflects all that is good in our democracy, and the pro-life movement deserves to be numbered among the great movements for social change and civil rights in our nation’s history.

“Now is the time to begin the work of building a post-Roe America. It is a time for healing wounds and repairing social divisions; it is a time for reasoned reflection and civil dialogue, and for coming together to build a society and economy that supports marriages and families, and where every woman has the support and resources she needs to bring her child into this world in love.

“As religious leaders, we pledge ourselves to continue our service to God’s great plan of love for the human person, and to work with our fellow citizens to fulfill America’s promise to guarantee the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people.”
Tomorrow, Saturday!

Register now!!! Coming very soon! July 15-17!

Together, we will adore our Lord God.
We wil sing praises to Him.
We will whisper the secrets of our hearts to Him
and surrender all to Him.

And best of all, we will receive His love, His mercy, His power, His healing, His Very Self.

Our Friend, Our Lord, Our Savior

Our guest speaker is Fr. Trevor Nathasingh

Other anointed speakers:
Fr Peter Okafor, Deacon Raj Srinivasa, Bro. Victor Newman, Nkiru Ike-Egolum & Bro. Sam Ejiofor.

Watch a video teaching by Fr. Trevor Nathasingh

This conference is presented by Divine Adoration Prayer Group.

Everyone is invited!

Come for restoration, refreshment & amazing blessings!

Register to the conference here.

Mission Statement of Divine Adoration Prayer Group

Divine Adoration Prayer group is a Charismatic and intercessory prayer group that is focused mainly on Eucharistic Adoration. The members of the prayer group believe strongly in the presence and power of Jesus in the Holy Eucharistic. This is why the act of worship and adoration of Jesus is the backbone of the prayer group. 

The ultimate goal of the Divine Adoration prayer group is to get all men and women to adore Jesus in the Eucharist, develop a personal relationship with Him as our Savior, Lord and Friend, encounter Him in a special way and enjoy the unfathomable love and grace that flow to us from His loving heart.

Divine Adoration Prayer Group meets for Eucharistic Adoration & intercessory prayers before the Blessed Sacrament every Saturday, from 3pm-6pm. The First Saturday of the month is a Healing Mass.
CONTACT: St Antoninus office 973-623-0258.  Lys Victor 347-220-9411. Steve Burke 551-500-7486
Facebook: DivineAdorationPrayerGroup. 
Join us!!
Divine Adoration Prayer Conference 2022
July 15-17 
Fri- Sat 9am- 9pm  
Sun 10am-12noon 

Plan a fruitful vacation time for your children- bring them to the Children's Tent Revival (July 20-22):
Children’s Mini Tent Revival
(Life in the Spirit Seminar)

Children: Ages 7-12

July 20-22, 2022
(Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
Hours: 9am to 3pm

  •  Praise & Worship and Adoration
  •  Bible Stories
  •  Life in the Spirit talks
  •  Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  •  Games, Arts & Crafts
  •  Children’s Musical Theater Production

  • God loves me, even when things don’t go right
  • Jesus wants me to be happy with Him forever
  • My friend Jesus will never leave me
  • Jesus gives me wonderful gifts
  • The Holy Spirit makes His home in me (baptism of the Holy Spirit)
Fr Joseph Meagher
Fr Solomon Ngwumezie 
Eric / MayJen Apiado
Adaora Madubuko
Jules Ngambo

Register now!
Call Sr Genevieve Okoro, DMMM
at 862-215-2198
Deadline: July 15, 2022

Registration and meals (breakfast & lunch) are free but donations towards expenses are greatly appreciated and needed.


Please call the office to register and to find out how you can help: 973-623-0258
Thank you!
Download flyer below:

Heads up! Our Parish Picnic is on Saturday, July 23!

Outdoor Mass is at 12 Noon
Below are some photos of Shepherd's Lake, the area that has been reserved for us.
Ringwood State Park is a 5,000 acre state park with many hiking trails. Ringwood State Park entrance is just across the street from the NJ Botanical Garden entrance and Shepherd’s Lake.
In addition to the hiking trails, there is a small playground for little children and a serene area of babbling brooks with a bridge and picnic tables. 

The spring-fed waters of the 74-acre Shepherd Lake offer excellent recreational opportunities, as well as providing a stunning backdrop for a barbecue.
The area also offers picnicking, a playground, boating, fishing and access
to a network of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking and other activities.
 A great time and place to be with
Family & friends!

More photos following :
We need volunteers to organize our parish picnic. Please call the office 973-623-0258 to find out how you can help. Thank you!

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
Join Fr Peter Okafor at his Scripture Study every Tuesday night at 8pm. The class begins with a video presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre, followed by a teaching and discussion led by Fr Peter.
This is a hybrid class of both in-person & Zoom participants .

Start with the Rosary at 7pm (Rosary every nite at 7pm), followed by the Scripture Study at 8pm.

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!

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
Zoom link: Click here

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 )

Real Love Ministries Monthly Prayer Meeting every last Saturday of the month. In person & Zoom. Enjoy inspirational preaching & fellowship.

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 and Avon Taylor. 

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 5023, coordinator of this mission of love & fellowship.
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)