Saturday Communion Service
St. Michael’s holds a Communion Service every Saturday morning from 9:00 AM-9:15 AM followed by recitation of the Rosary.
The Homily Topic for Saturday, July 19th, 2014, is "Wise Words Endure"
The Homily Topic for next Saturday, July 26th, 2014, is "Get Out of Jail Free Card"
Video Version of Sermons
We have begun posting video of some the sermons on our Facebook page. Clicking on the Facebook logo above will take you there.
The 8:00 AM Mass on Thursdays is most often said in Latin in the Extraordinary Form .
The 12 Noon Mass on the last Sunday of the month will be said in Latin.
If you would like to purchase a Latin Mass Missal to follow along, the 1962 Latin/English Missal is available from A.M.D.G., 200 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 732-483-0800.
You can also contact them at www.angelusmedia.com. Please mention St. Michael’s when making your purchase to receive a discounted price.
The altar set up on St. Michael’s low Altar is known as the Benedictine Arrangement, after Pope Benedict, who has restored the practice of placing of the Crucifix before the priest’s eyes at the Vatican and most other Papal Masses.
This arrangement presses on the awareness of priest and people that the Mass is a sharing in Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. This awareness is intended to remind us that we can unite our lives with Christ and offer them in a special way at Mass to the Father.
It also has the benefit of lessening the impact of the priest’s personality, enabling the congregation to focus more easily on Christ. The priest, in turn, is better able to keep his attention on Christ while looking directly at His image.
Marriage and Baptism Policy
The criteria for those seeking to be Married or Baptised here at St. Michael's can be found by clicking here.
If you are admitted to the Hospital, please let St. Michael’s know, so someone can visit you!
If you need the assistance of a priest while in the hospital in the event of an emergency or a critical illness, please notify the nurse in charge, who will contact the priest.
If someone you know is placed on Hospice at home, please call us as soon as possible so a priest can come and visit.
We have added a Prayer Request page to our website. All requests will be taken anonymously and given to our Rosary Society for inclusion with their prayers. The Prayer Request page can be reached here.
Each Weekend Mass has its own Style and Spirit
Soundbites of the different musical styles can be found below.
4:00 PM Bell Choir, last Saturday of month is Youth Choir
5:00 PM CD Music **, Contemporary, no congregational singing, Communion received kneeling
7:30 PM Same CD Music as at the 5:00 PM Mass
7:00 AM No Music, Communion received kneeling
9:00 AM CD Music
10:00 AM Parish Choir,
11:00 AM Parish Choir, congregational singing
Charlie’s Angels, a free program for children, takes place in the lower Church during this
For more information click here.
12:00 Noon Soloist, largely Classical Music, congregational singing, last Sunday of month is Chant Schola
12:45 PM Baptisms
4:00 PM Contemporary music, congregational singing, more deliberate pace, communion by intinction (which calls for reception on the tongue), and distributed by ordained.
7:30 PM Quiet Mass
LITURGIES AND OTHER SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
8:00 am Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday
(Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM Mass are often said in the Latin Rite of 1962)
9:00 am Saturdays only: Communion Service followed by the recitation of the Rosary
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) is available for approximately
five to thirteen minutes prior to every Mass
*Congregational singing includes the singing of the Lord, have mercy, the Alleluia
before the reading of the Gospel, the Holy, Holy, the Memorial Acclamation, the
Lord's Prayer, and the Lamb of God.
**The CD selections are usually a mixture of contemporary music and chant. At
times, classical music is also included.
For directions to St. Michael's Church, or the Outreach Center click here.