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A crazy summer!

08-02-2020Fr. John Barbella

Can you believe it’s already August? It’s been such an unusual summer. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s been such an unusual summer that–in so many ways–it seems like it wasn’t summer at all! I expect that’s true for many of you, too!

And now, with the arrival of August we get the news that our wonderful parochial vicar (associate pastor), Fr. Wojciech Kusek, is being transferred on September 1st . As I explained at Mass this weekend, while this is sad for us, it is part of the necessary process that has to happen for Fr. Wojciech to realize his dream of being incardinated into our diocese.

Incardination is the name the Church gives to the process by which a priest changes from one religious order or diocese to another. Fr. Wojciech, following what he believes to be God’s call for him, has asked to be incardinated from the Redemptorist Fathers to our own Diocese of Metuchen. For that to happen, he must first spend time in a couple of our parishes. This allows the diocese to get to know him better, and for him to earn the recommendation of several pastors in our diocese.


Upcoming Events

Ordination to the Priesthood

Aug 22, 2020: 10:30am

Reverend Mr. David Edward Keyes, who has served in our parish, has been called by the Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop ofthe Diocese of Metuchen, to the Order of Priesthood. He will be ordained on Sat, Aug 22 at 10:30am at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen. Please keep him in your prayers.

Saints Sprint 5k

Oct 3, 2020

We are excited to announce that our Saints Sprint 5K run, walk and children’s fun run will take place Sat, Oct 3.

Registration is now open on Pretzel City Sports.


Faith and Service Dinner

Apr 17, 2021: 6:00pm

The Faith and Service Dinner has been rescheduled for Sat, Apr 17. The cost is $60.00 per person.