Welcome to St. Catherine of Bologna Church

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are healthy and courageous in the time of turmoil we are facing. Let me write a few words about the situation in the Diocese and our parish. As you may know, all the churches are closed until further notice.

We all are going through a very challenging time. Some of you feel abounded and discouraged in your faith. The churches are empty; they are locked down. We all try to stay home as much as possible. We want to be safe and secure. We want to believe in a better tomorrow, but…. we doubt, we fear, we are in emotional and spiritual pain.

In spite of it, many of you courageously carry the daily duties, fulfilling your commitments and doing your best to enrich your faith. I am grateful to you that in such a stressful time you are the true disciples of hope and serenity.

Many of you pray daily for our community. Thank you for such a wonderful act of charity toward others. Many of you still continue to financially support our beloved parish, St. Catherine of Bologna. I am especially grateful to you, since I know that it is hard to keep a financial commitment toward God and His church when tomorrow is unknown. Your financial gift is helping us tremendously to survive this turmoil. Also, your gift of prayer is carrying us through this dark time. This time is revealing the true character of the parish and her parishioners. So far, I see many of you witnessing the message of Christ in your words and deeds. I am thankful to you.

Please stay calm, prudent, reasonable, and faithful to the Gospel. May Almighty God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Your Pastor,

Fr. Pawel

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Thank you for your prayers and financial support. While the Church is closed, keep these reminders in mind:

  1. Please remember you can still order the mass intentions; they are going to be celebrated by Fr. Pawel in his private chapel in the rectory.
  2. Thank you for your continued financial contribution. You can support our parish by giving online or by simply mailing or dropping off your envelopes to the black mailbox by the parish office.
  3. Please read Fr. Pawel’s article about the Spiritual Communion and Act of Contrition. It may help you grow spiritually.  

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Good News From the Beacon

Grace in a pandemic

If there’s one thing that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted to us Catholics, it’s how much our life revolves around the sacraments. Our priests are to be commended for their creative ideas and hard work in bringing Mass, reflections, and even humor to the faithful virtually. But we realize deep down in our hearts that it’s just not the same as in person. Physical presence is an essential ingredient for the sacramental life. We will explore this idea theologically, but it’s something we know by spiritual instinct. [Read More]

Wedding days in peril

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Clifton is a special place for Kimberly Carey, a fifth- and sixth-grade science teacher. She went to the parish school there from kindergarten through eighth grade. She received her sacraments there and she always dreamed of having her wedding in St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Like so many couples all around the country and even around the world, that dream has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the state, Gov. Phil Murphy canceled all large gatherings, effective March 21, for the foreseeable future to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. [Read More]

‘Reason for Hope’

Array of Hope, a far-reaching multimedia evangelization ministry headquartered in Morristown, launched a new venture last month: “Reason for Hope,” its first podcast — a series of engaging 40-minute programs that combine serious discussions with prominent Catholic thinkers with upbeat faith-based contemporary songs and fun segments, such as “Man in the Street.” [Read More]

 

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LIVE STREAM LINKS:

Bishop Serratelli will be presiding at the following livestreamed liturgies at St. Paul Inside the Walls: 

https://www.facebook.com/stpaulinsidethewalls

Sunday, April 5, Palm Sunday at 11:00am

Holy Thursday, April 9 at 7:00pm 

Good Friday, April 10 at 3:00pm

Easter Vigil, April 11 at 8:00pm 

Easter Sunday, April 12 at 11:00am

Links to local daily Masses livestreamed at other times

 

ALL REGULAR EVENTS SCHEDULE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

If you need our assistance, please call us at 201-248-2201  or email us at  office@stcatherineofbologna.org

We will respond promptly and apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Regular Mass Schedule 

Saturday:  5:00PM (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 7:30AM | 9:00AM | 11:00AM | 6:00PM
Weekdays: 9:00AM

Holy Days of Obligation:
Please see Bulletin for detailed mass times
 

Confession

Saturdays: 4:00PM - 4:30PM 
First Fridays: 6:00PM - 6:45PM

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Fridays: 9:30AM - 10:30AM 
First Fridays: 9:30AM - 1:00PM and 6:00PM - 7:00PM

 

Pope Francis Reflections 

 

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