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SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK

Wednesday, April 16th

7:30 pm—Stations of the Cross

 

Holy Thursday, April 17th

3:15-3:45 PM—Confessions

4:00 PM—Mass

The Church will be open for veneration of the Blessed Sacrament after the 4:00 PM Mass until  7:00 PM

 

Good Friday, April 18th

2:15-2:45 PM —Confessions

3:00 PM—The Lord’s Passion and Communion

4:15-4:45 PM—Confessions

7:30 PM—Stations of the Cross

 

Holy Saturday, April 19th

12:00 Noon—Blessing of Baskets

4:00-4:30 PM—Confessions

7:30 PM—The Great Vigil Mass

9:00 PM—Mass

 

Easter Sunday, April 20th

Masses will be said at 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM, 12:00 Noon and 4:00 PM

There will be NO 7:30 PM Mass Today.

 

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 Next Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Is "Will Jesus Show Up?"

 

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.

 

Latin Mass

The 8:00 AM Mass on Thursdays is most often said in Latin in the Extraordinary Form by Fr. Weiser.

The 12 Noon Mass on the last Sunday of the month will be  said in Latin by Fr. Weiser

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.


 

Benedictine Arrangement

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.

 

Hospital Admissions

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.

Prayer Request

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.

 

Mass Schedule

Each Weekend Mass has its own Style and Spirit

Soundbites of the different musical styles can be found below.

 Saturday Masses:

  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  

 Sunday Masses:

  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 Mass. 

                      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.

 

Soundbites

Click below to listen to a soundbite of our Youth Choir from the 10 AM Mass

Click below to listen to a soundbite of our Parish Choir from the 11 AM Mass

Click below to listen to a soundbite of our Soloist from the 12 PM Mass