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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

ONLINE LIVESTREAMING OF OUR MASSES AND LITURGIES

FIRST FRIDAY HOLY HOUR WILL BE LIVESTREAMED ON APRIL 3 AT 4 – 5 PM
NOCTURNAL ADORATION WILL BE LIVESTREAMED FROM 9 PM - MIDNIGHT.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED AT 7 PM ON FRIDAYS DURING LENT

LIVE STREAMING FOR HOLY WEEK:
April 5 - 11AM Palm Sunday Mass
April 9 - 7PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 10 - 3PM Lord’s Passion - 6PM Stations of the Cross
April 11 - 7PM Easter Vigil
April 12 - 11AM Easter Sunday Mass

Click the YouTube link below to view our Live Videos

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UPDATED 3/20/2020 MESSAGE FROM FR ARIEL ROBLES, ADMINISTRATOR, ST JAMES CHURCH

Bishop David O’Connell promulgated a decree that will direct the Holy Week liturgical celebrations throughout the territorial Diocese of Trenton.  Following the present restriction orders by the State, there will be no public gatherings. The Bishop will celebrate the usual Holy Week liturgies without the physical presence of a congregation, but all the faithful may take part in them via live streaming on the Diocesan websites. This is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate the Paschal Mysteries with the head and shepherd of our Diocese.

The schedule is as follows: Palm Sunday Mass on April 5, 2020, at 11:00 AM;  Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 7 PM;   Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Friday, April 10, 2020, at 3 PM;   Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 7 PM;   Mass for Easter Sunday on April 12, 2020, at 10 AM.  The Chrism Mass with the renewal of priestly commitment and the blessing/consecration of oils will be postponed and re-scheduled for a later date.

To see the full texts of the decree by the Bishop and  his very inspiring video message, and the links for the live streaming of the Holy Week liturgies, please go to the official website of the Diocese of Trenton    https://dioceseoftrenton.org/  

Finally, the Bishop is also granting Plenary Indulgence to the faithful suffering from Coronavirus,  health care workers, family members and all those who, following the example of the Good Samaritan, take care of those affected by the virus. The conditions to obtain the gift of the Plenary Indulgence is also explained in the said decree.

Let’s continue storming Heaven with our fervent prayers.

Fr. Ariel

Bishop David O’ Connell has suspended all public Masses thru April 3, 2020. Additionally, the parish regular public confession schedule is also suspended.

At the same time, he has granted DISPENSATION from the OBLIGATION to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. He has recommended that the faithful continue to pray and take advantage of Holy Mass as broadcast on TV. For the full text of Bishop O’Connell’s statement go to https//www.dioceseoftrenton.org/coronavirus.  Here you will also find links to livestreamed Masses.

With public Masses temporarily suspended through April 3, 2020, please know, that the priests of St James will continue to celebrate the regularly scheduled Masses in private. This is to fulfill the scheduled Mass intentions and to pray for our parish community and the rest of the world. Please, join us in prayer from the privacy of your home.

This battle is tough, but we have the most powerful weapon – PRAYER.

CALLED TO BE PRAYER WARRIORS
Although Masses are cancelled, the Blessed Sacrament remains in the tabernacle. Bishop O’Connell has mandated the closing of all churches and chapels in the Diocese of Trenton effective April 1 2020 until further notice.

This does not relieve us of responsibility to observe “social distancing” even as we draw closer to Our Lord in prayer. We are asked to remember to avoid groups of 25 or more and to always be mindful of observing all instructions from our civil authorities

CORONA(ANTI)VIRUS PRAYER

prayinghandsJesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.

Carry in your arms those who have died from the virus, and bring them Home. Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who put themselves at risk in serving the sick. May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks.

O Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us. Amen

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REV. ARIEL ROBLES, Administrator
REV. VICENTE MAGDARAOG, Parochial Vicar 
REV. DAISON AREEPPARAMPIL, Parochial Vicar

MR. BRYAN DAVIS, Deacon

RECTORY AND PARISH OFFICE
94 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ 07701-1982
Phone: 732-741-0500
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Website: http://www.stjames-redbank.com
Hours Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Telephone Business Only

Filie Duchaine, Coordinator of Religious Ed
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Phone: 732-747-6006

Joseph Clark, Folk Choir Director
Website: http://sjfchoir.weebly.com

ST. JAMES CONVENT
25 Drummond Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701
SR. PATRICIA MORRISON, R.S.M., Administrator
Phone: 732-741-0724

ST. JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
30 Peters Place; Red Bank, NJ 07701
JOANN GIORDANO, Principal
Phone: 732-741-3363
Pre-k through 8th Grade, After-School Program

RED BANK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
112 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ 07701
MR. ROBERT ABATEMARCO, Principal
Phone: 732-747-1744

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY
94 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
MR. EDWARD CARDOZA, Superintendent
Phone: 732-741-5516
Office Hours: By Appointment
Gates Open: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(located 100 Chapel Hill Rd., Middletown, NJ)

REGISTRATION  
You are most welcome to St. James Parish.  You may register by contacting the Parish Office during working hours.  If you are not registered presently, we cannot provide you with testimonial letters in connection with sponsorship for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Matrimony. If you are moving from the Parish, please notify the Parish Office

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BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Baptism is for children of registered parishioners and takes place every Sunday at 1:00 PM, except the fourth Sunday of the month when it is part of the 12 Noon Mass. Instruction class is required for parents. The class is held every month at 8:00 pm in the High Scheid Meeting Room. Arrangements must be made through the Parish Office at least one month in advance.

MARRIAGE
According to Diocesan regulations, arrangements should be made one year prior ro the marriage by personal appointment with a priest. Please contact the Parish Office for an appointment.

CARE OF THE SICK
Please notify the Parish Office when you or a member of your family is in the hospital. We would also like to he notified if you or someone in your family is unable to attend Mass and needs to receive Holy Communion.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
The RCIA is a process of prayer, study and spiritual formation which prepares adults for their possible entrance into the Church. Any adult who is interested in learning about the fullness of Christ present in the Catholic Church is invited to call the Rectory OfiCce at 732-741-0500.

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS AND RELIGIOUS LIFE
If you are considering serving God as a priest or deacon, you may contact your parish Priest, Deacon, or the Diocesan Vocation Office at 609-393-2801

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