Our Parish’s Response to the Coronavirus (Q and A) as of Mar 13.

1. Will there be Masses this weekend?

a. Yes, the Bishop of the Diocese of Paterson has decreed that there will be no cancellation of Masses but that the faithful will not be obliged to attend.
b. This Saturday evening Mass will be recorded and available for view on Sunday morning. The recorded Mass will be viewable on YouTube and Facebook.

2. What is the status of St. Philip Preparatory School sessions?

The Diocese of Paterson has mandated that St. Philip the Apostle Preparatory School on-campus classes will be transitioned to online classes effective Monday, March 16th for a 2-week period.

3. Is there Religious Ed. this weekend?

a. With an abundance of caution we have decided not to hold religious education classes on Sunday March 15th.

4. What about group gatherings on our campus?

For the week of March 15th the following activities are cancelled:
– Monday Bible study.
– Women’s Lenten Retreat – Sisters Throughout Time (Sat., Mar. 21st).
– K of C Fish and Chips (Fri., Mar 20th)
– Columbiette’s International Dinner (Sun.)

5. Please read more in this week’s bulletin, and make sure to give us your contact information so we can keep you updated on new developments.

Our Parish Prayer

Lord, kindly grant wisdom for all those who work to find solutions for worldwide health issues and for generous, open spirits as we adapt to new practices for public safety, we make our prayer in Your name. Amen.

Prayer of Pope Francis for Protection and Help
O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part
in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You…know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of those of us who are in trial,
but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.