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———– Family Mass & Thanksgiving Gathering, November 3, 2019

Come and Celebrate with Us!!  and be thankful for all God’s gifts.

If you attend mass at another time (5 pm on Sat., Sun at 8, 12 Noon or 4:30 pm), you don’t have to attend the 10 am mass to attend the party/gathering/repast at 11 am.

The whole parish and our family and friends are Invited!!

The Family Mass is a mass held about 8 times a year where we encourage the children of the parish to actively participate at mass: serve mass,  read the readings and the prayer of the faithful and serve as ushers.

Mass at 10:00 am;

A repast & fellowship of light refreshments follow in the Church Hall after mass or 11:00 am.

All parishioners are invited, please come and join us

Please join us!

We invite everyone in the parish to join in the celebration of our monthly Family Mass.

As always, all are welcome to participate in the various ministries.

If you’d like to donate any food, milk, juice, baked goods, etc. for the gathering, please contact Lidia

Please join us as we start our new season,we would love to see all of you present.

Thank you!

 

Life Chain Sunday & 3 Family Rosary Rallies in October!!

Life Chain Sunday

Oct.  4, 2-3 pm, Rt. 46 and Day Street, Clifton, by Christopher Columbus Middle School, a 2-hour prayer vigil for the unborn, signs will be provided, please come by at any time and spend a few minutes advocating or praying for the unborn; for further Call Peter Kueken, Jr. at 973-779-7279 or [email protected]    Check our parish website for additional information: olmcpassaic.com

City of Passaic Rosary Procession

Friday, October 9, Rosary Procession through the City of Passaic in honor of our Blessed Mother, 6:30 pm, starting at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Myrtle Ave. and Oak St., continuing at every Catholic Church of the Latin Rite, 9 in all, and ending at Holy Rosary Church, 6 Wall Street, Passaic, not NYC, lol.


Public Square Fatima Rosary

Outside our church on Main Ave. & Park Pl.

Saturday, October 10 at 12 Noon, on the corner of Main Ave. and Park Place, Our Lady of Fatima Rosary in the Public Square, there will be12,000 rosary locations throughout the USA where all will be praying at the same time, 12 Noon outside in the public square.

I will have a statue of OLF on a table facing the traffic while we pray on Main Ave.  I have been running this Rosary with the help of Mengie, since 2007.  It’s coordinated with the America Needs Fatima | ANF Site Articles organization.    americaneedsfatima.org

To commemorate and honor Our Blessed Mother for the last Fatima apparition in 1917, where the Miracle of the Sun occurred in front of 70,000 people. To pray against the many blasphemies and sins against Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

For further Information, please contact Peter Kueken, Jr. 973-779-7279 or [email protected]  or olmcpassaic.com

 https://americaneedsfatima.org/Rally-News/why-public-square-rosary-rallies.html


Knights of Columbus, New Jersey State Council, Family Rosary Rally, North

Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 pm, at Holy Face Monastery, on Rt. 3 or easier way: GPS 110 Vincent Ave., Clifton, organized by the NJ State Council of the Knights of Columbus, The Rosary Rally North Chairman is me…this is a Family Rosary Rally, bring your friends and family, as we walk the grounds praying at the various statues of our Blessed Mother and saints along the way.  It’s a small trek through the grounds.

We finish with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the statue of the Risen Lord overlooking route 3.   The last mass is at 11:30 am, you can stay and have a picnic on the grounds where there is a Gift Shop and also restrooms are available.  Rosary Rally starts at 2:30 

Rain or Shine for all events. bring umbrella if need be.  Pray for good weather!!

www.njkofc.org

We are offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to pray for the conversion of the United States. The Miracle of the Sun occurred on Oct. 13, 1917 and many non-believers converted.

Come and pray with the men of the Knights and bring your friends and family, this is a family rosary rally; for further information, please call Rally Chairman: Peter Kueken, Jr. at 973-779-7279 or [email protected]  ,

Check our parish website for additional information: olmcpassaic.com

Open to the public, please bring your family.

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Daily Mass Starts June 13, 2020 at 5 pm – New Reopening Guidelines, post pandemic

We will follow the regular Sunday and Weekday Schedule
Sat. 5 pm Vigil, 7 pm S;
Sun: 8, 10, 12S and 4:30T
Weekday: 12 Noon, Sat. 9 am
Adoration on Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:45 am
Perpetual Novenas to St. Anthony and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Confessions by Appointment only
Only enter the rectory via the front door, no more than 2 people at a time.
Doors open 15 min. before mass and close 15 minutes after.
Use sanitizer on your hands before receiving Holy Communion.



My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We are looking forward to reopening our churches and chapels in the near future. Our people have the right to participate in the normal liturgical life of the Church.

Following the instructions issued by our State government, we have kept
our churches closed until now. The time is fast approaching when we must reopen them with specific guidelines to protect each other from Covid 19 as best we can.

We have been waiting to hear from our State government when the
government will allow gatherings larger than ten people.  I am sending you in advance the guidelines to be followed for the reopening of the churches and chapels throughout our diocese.

I know how stressful these months have been for you in providing spiritual support for our people. You have been working hard and with much
patience. I am most grateful for your dedicated service.

Our diocesan leadership is hoping that we will be able to reopen our
churches soon. I will announce the date for the reopening once it is
determined. I wanted you to have these guidelines so that you can begin
preparations.

Asking God to bless and protect you, I am

Sincerely yours,

Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L, .D.D.
Apostolic Administrator

By Mandate of The Apostolic Administrator of The Diocese of Paterson
Protocols for the Reopening of Churches to  Public Liturgical
Celebrations

The Diocese of Paterson has been in close communication with State
officials, medical professionals, and the other dioceses of the State. We wish to provide the faithful with access to the liturgical life of the Church while
maintaining the public health and safety of the faithful and others with
whom they may have contact.

These mandated guidelines are general enough to be adapted to diverse
parish settings and institutions of the diocese. They are also specific enough to attend to the health and safety of the clergy and faithful as we provide
for the spiritual good of our people.

Each parish community or institution will be required to work closely
together, involving clergy, staff, and volunteers in order to implement these
guidelines and to provide, as much as it is humanly possible, a safe
environment proper for Liturgy during this pandemic.

THESE GUIDELINES ARE NOT SUGGESTIONS. THEY ARE, FOR THE
MEANTIME, PARTICULAR LAW OF THE DIOCESE OF PATERSON,
ESTABLISHED THROUGH THE AUTHORITY OF THE APOSTOLIC
ADMINISTRATOR WHO POSSESSES THE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDINARY FUNCTIONING OF THE DIOCESE.

THE GUIDELINES BELOW PERTAIN TO THE APPROPRIATE AND SAFE
FUNCTIONING OF ORDINARY LITURGICAL LIFE IN THE LOCAL CHURCH OF PATERSON. THEREFORE, THESE MATTERS REQUIRE ADHERENCE BY ALL
PARISHES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES WHERE THE SACRED LITURGY
IS CELEBRATED.

General Guidelines

1. We will notify you the date when Churches are to reopen.  At that
time, public liturgies, including the sacraments, such as Baptism and
Matrimony, funerals and Memorial Masses for those who have died
during the pandemic may be celebrated.

2. The dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday and Holy
Day Masses remains in effect until further notice. For this reason, those
who wish to attend Sunday Eucharist and are unable to do so because of
the limited access to the church may choose to attend Mass on another day.

3. Those who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, i.e. those sixty (60) years of age and over, and especially those with one or several
underlying medical conditions, should follow Mass at home via live stream or television until all restrictions are removed.

4. A person with a cough or fever of any kind should stay home to protect
the health of others.

5. Live-streaming of Mass should be continued for those unable to attend.

6. No group for any celebration of the Mass, sacraments, and funerals
should be larger than 25% of the total seating capacity within the Church.

7. Churches may be open for private visits outside of scheduled services,
but this is left to the discretion of the pastor. The hours should be posted.
There should be a plan to properly clean the church and keep it a safe
environment after the hours of private visits.

8. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting commonly-touched surfaces in the
church is necessary. This should be done after every service in the church.

9. A reasonable period of “empty time” should be scheduled after the time when people leave the church so the entire church can be washed, wiped
down, and sanitized. Only then can people be admitted into the next Mass.

10. Pastors should establish and publicize the hours when the parish
church and offices will be open. It is advisable to schedule special times at
the end of the day when the entire building can be empty and cleaned to
the fullest extent needed.

In opening offices it should be kept in mind that provision for supplies of
adequate hand sanitizer and masks for both staff and guests should be readily available.

11. Maintenance staff should use the guidelines from the diocese or Center
for Disease Control on the best and most practical ways to sanitize their
building.

12. All hymnals and missalettes should be removed from the church pews.

13. Hand sanitizers are to be placed at the entrance into the church and in a place easily accessible to the priest presiding at the liturgy.

14. All persons over the age of 2 should wear face masks.

15. Restrooms should only be used in case of necessity. They should be supplied with cleaning materials. Instructions should be posted so that anyone who uses the facility knows exactly what to do.

16. Only one entrance/door should be open for each building. However, all doors should allow for egress in case of emergency.

17. Exits and emergency exits should be tested beforehand and well
known to the congregation in case of the need to exit in an emergency.

18. Provision should be made for the handicapped.

Particular Guidelines

1. Mass attendance must be limited to 25% of seating capacity, as noted
above. It is left to the discretion of the pastor to determine how this is to be, e.g. first-come, first-served basis, registering on line, lottery etc.

Pastors must clearly publicize in advance whatever way they select so that people may understand that, if they arrive after the permitted number has been reached, they may have to be turned away. This is to protect
everyone’s health and to follow the regulations on health and safety.

2. Volunteers should be available to welcome parishioners to church,
maintaining six feet of social distance, directing them toward seating and
limiting the number of persons to whom the church is accessible.

3. Holy Water fonts and the baptismal fonts are to remain empty. When
Baptism is celebrated, small individual bottles of purified water should be
blessed and be used for each adult or infant individually.

4. Depending on availability of priests, parishes may schedule more
frequent Masses to accommodate their people with smaller congregations.

5. All of those attending the Liturgy must wear a face mask. A good
number of disposable face masks may be available to the faithful for those who neglect to bring them. The faithful need to be informed of this safety
precaution.

6. All people inside the church must practice social distancing by keeping 6
feet from other persons. People in the same household do not have to
follow the social distancing guidelines, but must keep 6 feet from all
those not in their household.

7. Certain pews may be closed to make certain that social distancing is maintained. Temporary and safe markings should be made on the floor or carpet to maintain social distancing as well.

8. Those assisting at the altar should maintain a 6-foot distance from the
priest and from each other. The Roman Missal should be placed on a stand before the presider’s chair or in the center of the altar. It is not to be held by a server.

9. Altar Servers should not assist at the altar until a later date when the
risk of contagion is further ameliorated.

10. There is to be no choir. Singing should be discouraged in general.
Singing, especially in close proximity to others, may increase the risk of
viral spread.

The parts of the Mass, e.g., Gloria, Gospel Acclamation, etc. must be recited. 

11. There is to be no offertory procession. Collection baskets are to be placed in appropriate places to receive the offering of the faithful.

Electronic giving should be encouraged weekly so that the practice becomes more widespread now and permanently into the future.

Ushers should wear gloves when placing the offerings into the plastic
security bags mandated through Diocesan Collection Procedures.

13. The Exchange of Peace is to be shared without human contact.

14. Social distancing should be maintained by the faithful when they
approach to receive the Eucharist at Communion time. Please allow six feet between each person in the line going to receive the Eucharist. The faithful should be encouraged to bring hand sanitizer to use before the reception of Holy Communion

15. The Body of Christ should be placed in the hands of the communicant.

16. The distribution of the Precious Blood from the chalice is discontinued
for the foreseeable future. The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ is
received under either species.

17. The priest should have a hand sanitizer near him during the
distribution of Holy Communion to use as he sees fit.  If, per chance, a
communicant’s saliva comes in contact with the priest, he should
immediately stop and use the sanitizer.

18. To avoid crowding at the end of Mass, people may be dismissed by
the ushers one pew at a time to avoid crowding.

19. For now, when a priest is approached for celebration of the Sacrament
of Reconciliation, the confessional is not used. There should be a safe social distance between the priest and penitent in a public and yet appropriate
space.

A special note: Priests who have special health considerations and
underlying health conditions that predispose them to contracting the
coronavirus should seek younger members of the presbyterate to celebrate when possible or approach the Office of Monsignor Mahoney or Monsignor Hart to arrange for the coverage of Masses during this time of pandemic.

These Protocols and Procedures are promulgated for the Diocese of
Paterson and effective when churches are opened to
the public. They
are effective immediately, unless, if, by the content of the particular
protocol or procedure, it is clear that it is a
protocol which must
immediately be implemented. 

All to the contrary notwithstanding.

Most Reverend Arthur J.
Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D.
Apostolic Administrator

Rev. Msgr. James T. Mahoney, Ph.D.
Date:  May 18, 2020
Witness

On the Feast of St. Pope John I

Church Bulletins, Mass Live-stream, Please donate to OLMC via web

Please make weekly donations here if you are able to, thank you. https://helpmyparish.thankyou4caring.org/pages/general-donation-form—offertory-copy-version-2.0

See article in The Beacon

http://www.evergreeneditions.com/display_article.php?id=3644896&view=656338



The Beacon

http://www.evergreeneditions.com/publication/?m=32257&i=656338&p=0


View our Church Bulletin on our Website:


The Church Bulletins have been posted on our websites since 2006! I hope you have been reading them weekly and when you were unable to attend mass, see our bulletins on our website

To see our weekly bulletin, please look at the bar/drop-down menu on the home page where it says: About Mt. Carmel, Ministries, Events, Bulletins

If you use your cell phone, click on the menu button on our web page on the phone.


Welcome to our daily Holy Mass Live stream on Facebook (follow
this link:

https://www.facebook.com/Our-Lady-of-Mount-Carmel-Church-Passaic-NewJersey-USA-101306404852867/

from Monday to Friday at 5:00PM in English and 7:00PM in Spanish. Saturdays at 2:00PM in English, and 3:00PM in Spanish. Sundays at 5:00PM in English and 7:00PM in Spanish. We will be spiritually united in prayer. May God bless us, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel protect us. Amen.



Bienvenidos a nuestra transmisión diaria en vivo de la Santa Misa
en Facebook (siga este link:

https://www.facebook.com/Our-Lady-of-Mount-Carmel-Church-Passaic-New-Jersey-USA-101306404852867/

de Lunes a Viernes a las 5:00PM en Inglés y a las 7:00PM en Español.
Sábados a las 2:00 PM en Inglés y 3:00 PM en Español. Domingos a las 5:00 PM en Inglés y 7:00 PM en Español. Horario de Colombia una hora antes al horario de Estados Unidos. Estaremos espiritualmente unidos en oración. Que Dios nos bendiga, y Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo nos
proteja. Amén.

Father Andres Baquero

Daily Eucharistic Adoration during Mass Cancellation / CoronaVirus epidemic, 10 am – 1 pm, 7 days per week!

Dear Friends, the Church is NOT closed, we will be offering the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, daily, 7 days per Week!! From 10am – 1pm. We hope to see you there…

Health and Safety Measures for Pastoral Life in the Diocese of Paterson

Effective Immediately by Mandate of the Bishop

I – Suspension of Church Activities A – Suspension of Public Masses until further notice. However, Priests will offer private daily Mass for the intentions of those who made an offering for the Mass.

B – Monday night confession is suspended. C – Penance Services or Penitential Liturgies are suspended.

D – Private devotions, Stations of the Cross are suspended.

E – Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is suspended.

F – First Penance & First Holy Communion are to be deferred until further notice.

G – Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals are left to the discretion of the Pastor.

II – What is to be Observed, Our Lady of Mount Carmel will remain open for 3 hours each day (including weekend) from 10 an to 1 pm for private prayers, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction.

III – Holy Week, the Chrism Mass and the Sacred Triduum Parishes will be advised in due time.

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The Blessed Sacrament – Eucharistic Adoration

During this period there should be appropriate prayers, songs, readings from  scripture, and a brief homily to help the congregation focus its attention to the worship of the Lord. It is important to remember that the Eucharist is the “Real Presence” of Jesus Christ.

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BENEDICTION

After a period of meditation and reflection
the celebrant goes to the altar, genuflects, and kneels. The following or
another suitable eucharistic hymn is sung

Tantum Ergo Sacramentum EUCHARISTIC BENEDICITON
Tantum
Ergo Traditional Latin Chant Eucharistic Benediction Blessed Sacrament
Adoration Exposition


O SALUTARIS HOSTIA

O Salutaris Hostia is a moving tribute to our Lord, a wonderful hymn written by Saint Thomas Aquinas (pictured below), the preeminent theologian and Doctor of the Church, in the 13th century. Saint Thomas composed its text for the feast of Corpus Christi, which was established by the Church in 1264 to honor our Lord in the Eucharist (in His Body and Blood). It actually comprises the last two stanzas of a larger hymn that Saint Thomas wrote about our Lord’s institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper and His Passion. It is often sung during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as part of what is known as a liturgical service of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. The text is given in Latin with an English translation below:

Painting of St. Thomas Aquinas by Fra Angelico, courtesy of Wikipedia

O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.
Amen.

O saving Victim, opening wide,
The gate of heaven to man below!
Our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

To Thy great name by endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, one in Three;
Oh, grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with Thee. Amen

This hymn has had many musical settings over the centuries by such composers as Palestrina, Beethoven, Gounod, and Liszt. The music in this
video
is often used in services.

Note the text’s inspiring references to our Lord’s saving mission in reconciling us to His Father, and thus opening for us the gates of heaven, through his Passion. We are invited here to ask for His help in persevering in our often difficult spiritual journey towards
Eternal Life with Him in our “true native land,” heaven!

St. Thomas himself once quoted St. Augustine as saying that in heaven “we will see, we will love, and we will praise.” This hymn reminds us to keep our eyes on the prize!
push the arrow in the video to play.


Down in adoration
falling, This great Sacrament we hail;

Over ancient forms
of worship Newer rites of grace prevail;

Faith will tell us
Christ is present, When our human senses fail.

To the everlasting Father, And the Son who made us free, And the Spirit, God proceeding
From them Each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernul, Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritul;Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectful.

Genitori Gentioque  Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio;Procedenti ab utroque
compar sit laudatio. Amen.


Priest/Deacon:
You have given them Bread from heaven (P.T. Alleluia)
ALL: Having
all sweetness with it (P.T. Alleluia)

Priest/Deacon
:
Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your
suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and
blood, help us to experience the salvation won for us and the peace of the
kingdom, where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for
ever and ever.

ALL:
Amen. The celebrant will
then bless all present with the Eucharist.

 REPOSITION

When the priest or deacon has blessed everyone he then replaces the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle and genuflects. The following acclamation may be said at this time. This acclamation is called the Divine Praises. 

Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be
the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
Amen.

As the celebrant is leaving the following or another suitable hymn may be sung.  


Holy God we Praise Thy Name,    2,       3

After a period of meditation and reflection the celebrant goes to the altar, genuflects, and
kneels. The following or another suitable eucharistic hymn is sung.

PERPETUAL ADORATION


O Lord I am Not Worthy

Panis Angelicus

EXPOSITION
Eucharistic Exposition, Adoration, Benediction and Reposition
Eucharistic Adoration w/Marty Rotella 12 – Benediction + Reposition

While the celebrant is bringing the Eucharist to the altar the following or other suitable hymn may be sung by the congregation.

 O Salutaris Hostia           2

O saving Victim, open wide
The gate of heaven to us below.
Our foes press on from every side;
Your aid supply, your strength bestow.To your great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three;
O grant us endless length of days
In our true native land to be. Amen.
O salutaris Hostia
Quae caeli pandis ostium;
Bella premunt hostilla,
Da robur, fer auxillium.Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria. Amen.

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Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The Church traditionally encouraged the month of April for increased devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. “The Church in the course of the centuries has introduced various forms of this Eucharistic worship which are ever increasing in beauty and helpfulness; as, for example, visits of devotion to the tabernacles, even every day; Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; solemn processions, especially at the time of Eucharistic Congresses, which pass through cities and villages; and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament publicly exposed . . . These exercises of piety have brought a wonderful increase in faith and supernatural life to the Church militant upon earth and they are re-echoed to a certain extent by the Church triumphant in heaven, which sings continually a hymn of praise to God and to the Lamb
‘Who was slain.’” —Pope Pius XII

ACT OF ADORATION
I adore Thee, 0 Jesus, true God and true Man, here present in the Holy Eucharist, humbly kneeling before Thee and united in spirit with all the faithful on earth and all the blessed in heaven. In deepest gratitude for so great a blessing, I love Thee, my Jesus, with my whole heart, for Thou art all perfect and all worthy of love.

Give me grace nevermore in any way to offend Thee, and grant that I, being refreshed by Thy Eucharistic presence here on earth, may be found worthy to come to the enjoyment with Mary of Thine eternal and everblessed presence in heaven. Amen.

FAITH IN THE EUCHARIST
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art really and corporally present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. I adore Thee here present from the very depths of my heart, and I worship Thy sacred presence with all possible humility. O my soul, what joy to have Jesus Christ always with us, and to be able to speak to Him, heart to heart, with all confidence. Grant, O Lord, that I, having adored Thy divine Majesty here on earth in this wonderful
Sacrament, may be able to adore it eternally in Heaven. Amen.

FOR THE PEACE OF CHRIST
O most sacred, most loving heart of Jesus, Thou art concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and Thou beatest for us still. Now as then Thou sayest, “With desire I have desired.” I worship Thee, then, with all my best love and awe, with my fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will. O make my heart beat with Thy heart. Purify it of all that is
earthly, all that is proud and sensual, all that is hard and cruel, of all perversity, of all disorder, of all deadness. So fill it with Thee, that neither the events of the day nor the circumstances of the time may have power to ruffle it; but that in Thy love and Thy fear it may have peace. —Cardinal Newman

ACT OF LOVE
I believe Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament, O Jesus. I love Thee and desire Thee. Come into my heart. I embrace Thee, O never leave me. I beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus, may the burning and most sweet power of Thy love absorb my mind, that I may die through love of Thy love, who wast graciously pleased to die through love of my love. —St. Francis of Assisi

ACT OF REPARATION
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, well known in connection with devotion to the Sacred Herat of Jesus, led the way in making reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for the coldness and ingratitude of men. This prayer of hers can become our own as we attempt to make amends for our own and others’ neglect of the great Sacrament of His love, the Eucharist.

O kind and merciful savior, from my heart I earnestly desire to return Thee love for love. My greatest sorrow is that Thou art not loved by men, and, in particular, that my own heart is so cold, so selfish, so ungrateful. Keenly aware of my own weakness and poverty, I trust that Thy own grace will enable me to offer Thee an act of pure love. And I wish to offer Thee this act of love in reparation for the coldness and neglect that are shown to Thee in the sacrament of Thy love by Thy creatures. O Jesus, my supreme good, I love Thee, not for the
sake of the reward which Thou hast promised to those who love Thee, but purely for Thyself.

I love Thee above all things that can be loved, above all pleasures, and above myself and all that is not Thee, promising in the presence of heaven and earth that I will live and die purely and simply in Thy holy love, and that if to love Thee thus I must endure persecution and suffering I am completely satisfied, and I will ever say with Saint Paul: Nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God.” 0 Jesus, supreme master of all hearts, I love Thee, I adore Thee, I praise Thee, I thank Thee, because I am now all Thine own. Rule over me, and transform my soul into the likeness of Thyself, so that it may bless and glorify Thee forever in the abode of the saints. —Saint Margaret
Mary Alacoque

OFFERING
My Lord, I offer Thee myself in turn as a sacrifice of thanksgiving. Thou hast died for me, and I in turn make myself over to Thee.  I am not my own. Thou hast bought me; I will by my own act and deed complete the purchase. My wish is to be separated from everything of this world; to cleanse myself simply from sin; to put away from me even what is innocent, if used for its own sake, and not for Thine. I put away reputation and honor, and influence, and power, for my praise and strength shall be in Thee. Enable me to carry out  what I profess. Amen. —Cardinal Newman

Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O’Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954

Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Lord, have mercy,  Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,  Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us,  Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

O Living Bread, Who from Heaven descended, have mercy on us.
Hidden God and Savior, have mercy on us.
Grain of the elect, have mercy on us.
Vine sprouting forth virgins, have mercy on us.
Wholesome Bread and delicacy of kings, have mercy on us.
Perpetual sacrifice, have mercy on us.
Clean oblation, have mercy on us.
Lamb without spot, have mercy on us.
Most pure feast, have mercy on us.
Food of Angels, have mercy on us.
Hidden manna, have mercy on us.
Memorial of God’s wonders, have mercy on us.
Supersubstantial Bread, have mercy on us.
Word made flesh, dwelling in us, have mercy on us.
Holy Victim, have mercy on us.

O Cup of blessing, have mercy on us.
O Mystery of faith, have mercy on us.
O Most high and venerable Sacrament, have mercy on us.
O Most holy of all sacrifices, have mercy on us.
O True propitiatory Sacrifice for the living and the dead, have mercy on us.
O Heavenly antidote, by which we are preserved from sin, have mercy on us.
O stupendous miracle above all others, have mercy on us.
O most holy Commemoration of the Passison of Christ,  have mercy on us.
O Gift transcending all abundance, have mercy on us.
O extraordinary memorial of Divine love, have mercy on us.
O affluence of Divine largess, have mercy on us.
O most holy and august mystery, have mercy on us.

Medicine of immortality, have mercy on us.
Awesome and life-giving Sacrament, have mercy on us.
Unbloody Sacrifice, have mercy on us.
Food and guest, have mercy on us.
Sweetest banquet at which the Angels serve, have mercy on us.
Bond of love, have mercy on us.
Offering and oblation, have mercy on us.
Spiritual sweetness tasted in its own foutain, have mercy on us.
Refreshment of holy souls, have mercy on us.
Viaticum of those dying in the Lord, have mercy on us.
Pledge of future glory, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.

From the unworthy reception of Thy Body and Blood, deliver us, O Lord.
From passions of the flesh, deliver us, O Lord.
From the concupiscence of the eyes, deliver us, O Lord.
From pride, deliver us, O Lord.

 From every occasion of sin, deliver us, O Lord.
Through that desire, with which Thou desiredst to eat the Passover with Thy disciples, deliver us, OLord.
Through that profound humility with which Thou didst wash Thy disciples’ feet, deliver us, O Lord.
Through that most ardent love, with which Thou instituted this Divine Sacrament, deliver us, O Lord.
Through the most precious Blood, which Thou hast left for us upon the altar, deliver us, O Lord.
Through those Five Wounds of Thy most holy Body, which was given up for us, deliver us, O Lord.

Sinners we are, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst graciously preserve and augment the faith, reverence, and devotion in us towards
this admirable Sacrament, we beseech Thee, hear us.

That Thou wouldst graciously lead us through the true mconfession of we beseech Thee, hear us.


our sins to a frequent reception of the Eucharist, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst graciously free us from every heresy, falsehood, and blindness of the heart,we beseech Thee, hear us.


That Thou wouldst graciously impart to us the Heavenly and precious fruits of this most Holy Sacrament, we beseech Thee, hear us.


That Thou wouldst graciously protect and strengthen us in our hour of death with this Heavenly Viaticum, we beseech Thee, hear us.

O Son of God, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the
world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.
Christ, hear us, Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
Our Father . . .
Hail Mary . . .

V. Thou didst furnish them with
Bread from Heaven, Alleluia.
R. Having in it every delight.

Let us pray.

O God, Who under a marvelous Sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy Passion; grant us; we beseech Thee; so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within us the fruit of Thy Redemption. Thou, Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

From the Manuale Sacerdotum, P.
Josephus Schneider, S. J., 1867

The Real Presence: The Eucharist and Chastity [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: Faith in the Life of a Priest [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: Eucharistic Devotion and the Real Presence [Catholic/Orthodox
Caucus]

The Real Presence: The Holy Eucharist is the Whole Christ [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: Eucharist as Presence-Sacrament [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: Understanding the Eucharist, The Greatest Need in Church Today
[Catholic/Orthodox Caucus’

The Real Presence: Living in the Presence of God [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: The Sacred Heart Is The Holy Eucharist [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

The Real Presence: The Eucharist as the Living Christ [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: Christ in the Eucharist, Introduction to the Eucharist,[Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Real Presence: Christ in the Eucharist, The Last Supper, [Catholic/Orthodox
Caucus]

The Eucharist: Foundation of the Christian Family(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic theology in an antiphon by Aquinas
Christ in the Eucharist (Ecumenical)

Canon Law and Consecrating the Eucharist (Catholic Caucus)
COMMUNION THROUGH A FEEDING TUBE (And More on Confirmations)
The Eucharist — John 6

Catholicism mand Fundamentalism — The Eucharist
On the Giving and Receiving of Holy Communion: Some norms to recall [Catholic
Caucus]

Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY COMMUNION, 05-19-12
Following the Truth: Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]
The Fourth Cup

The Last Supper and the Forgiveness of Sins
Bread from Heaven: The Eucharist Sustains Us and Lifts Us Up [Catholic Caucus]
Essays for Lent: The Eucharist
Essays for Lent: The Mass

Excerpt from: The Didache (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) [Catholic/Orthodox
Caucus]

Divorced mCatholics and the Eucharist
Following The Truth: So, You Just Received Jesus…Now What? (Catholic or Open)
The mCoptic Orthodox doctrine of the Eucharistic sacrifice

Auxiliary Bishop Says Communion In the Hand is a Calvinist Novelty [Ecumenical]
How Something We Consider Solidly Traditional was Once Thought Progressive
(Catholic)

Transubstantiation: Change We Can Believe In

Diocese limits Communion under both kinds, laments excessive extraordinary ministers
Phoenix Diocese to adopt new norms for Holy Communion [Catholic Caucus]
What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say?

Lift the City – a Catholic Eucharistic flash mob (Catholic Caucus)
Justin Martyr: 1st apology: Sacraments, Eucharist {Catholic/Orthodox caucus}
The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripture [Catholic Caucus]
How the Mass is a sacrifice, and why so many deny this doctrine (Catholic/Orthodox
Caucus)

[Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide – Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Holy Communion and the Eucharist
Vaticanconsultant responds to Cardinal Mahoney ‘Christ gave Judas communion’
argument

New book connects the Eucharist with its Jewish roots

THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST (sections 3 only) {Ecumenical Thread}
THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST (sections 1&2 only) {Ecumenical Thread}
The Perfect Sacrifice: When Heaven Comes to Earth [Catholic Caucus]
The Real Presence [Church Fathers on the Holy Eucharist, cont’d ]

Is the Mass a Sacrifice? (Once and for all, Heb 9-10) {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}
Radio Replies Second Volume – Holy Communion
The Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

Radio Replies Second Volume – The Sacrifice of the Mass
Radio Replies Second Volume – Holy Eucharist
How Do We Prepare Well for the Coming of the Lord
Thanksgiving, the Prophets and the Eucharist

[CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Pope of a Eucharistic Springtime
Lex mOrandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi. As we Worship, So we Believe, So we Live
[CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist (Patristic Rosary)
Wounded in the house of them that loved Me
[CATHOLIC m/ ORTHODOX CAUCUS] Eucharist is Jesus’ greatest gift to us, teaches Pope
Benedict XVI

[CATHOLIC CAUCUS] What makes Jesus present in the Eucharist: broadening one’s view.
The Catholic Mass in 155 A.D.

Pope’s Q–A at End of Priestly Year Pt 4 “We Celebrate,..Meditate..on
Eucharist” [Catholic Caucus]

Sacrifice, Transubstantiation, and Real Presence (Pope Benedict XVI) [Catholic Caucus]
Catholic Caucus: Eucharist is the Heart of God
[CATHOLIC CAUCUS]’Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity’: The Miracle and Gift of the Most Holy
Eucharist

A Secular Eucharist
Paul and the Eucharist
Centered in the Eucharist

Centered in the Eucharist
Who Can Receive Communion? (Catholic Caucus)

Respect mFor Christ In The Eucharist – One Priest’s Perspective
From mThe Gospel To Life: The Disciples and the Eucharist
Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Opportunities of Grace: The Eucharist: The Lord’s Supper
THE mPRIEST IN THE COMMUNION RITES – Liturgy Prepares for Reception of the Eucharist

Novena with Saint Peter Julian Eymard for Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed
Sacrament [Prayer]

Boston Cardinal: Church Needs ‘Clear’ Injunction Denying Pro-Abortion Pols Communion
Benedict XVI calls priests to protect communion between God and man
Eucharist: Holy Sacrifice

Fr. Men: The Eucharist [Cath-Orth caucus]
Catholics in Costa Rica outraged by disrespect toward Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]
The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripture
St Anthony and the Real Presence

The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Two: Channels of Grace: The Eucharist
EWTN – October 29 – 8PM – Fr. Antoine and the Eucharist
All Should Offer Their Bodies and Blood at Mass (Father Cantalamessa) [Catholic
Caucus]

The Role of the Bishop of Rome in the Communion of the Church in the First
Millennium

Radio Replies First Volume – Holy Eucharist

The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripture
Catholic Caucus: The Spiritual Combat Ch 54. MANNER IN WHICH WE OUGHT TO
RECEIVE…BLESSED SACRAMENT

Catholic Caucus: The Spiritual Combat: Ch 53. CONCERNING THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST

A Few Texts From Saint Cyril of Jerusalem on the Eucharist
Catholic mDevotional: On Visiting Jesus Christ In the Blessed Sacrament
The Early Christians Believed in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Focus on the Real Presence

A Chinese Girl-True Story That Inspired Bishop Fulton Sheen- Eucharist Adoration
(Catholic Caucus)

Doubting Thomases(Eucharist); the Pitfalls of Folly(Catholic Caucus)
Rainbow sash-wearers prohibited from receiving [the Eucharist at Cathedral of St. Paul]
The significance of Holy Thursday (institution of the Eucharist and priesthood)

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament [Catholic Caucus]
The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas THE HOLY EUCHARIST
Holy Communion and Non-Catholics (with a Quiz!)
Beginning Catholic: The Eucharist: In the Presence of the Lord Himself [Ecumenical]
Beginning Catholic: Receiving the Lord in Holy Communion [Ecumenical]
Faithful Invited to Follow Pope, Adore Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]
Christmas and the Eucharist(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

Eucharist kneeling request sparks controversy [Catholic Caucus]
Eucharist vs. the Word (which is more important in the Catholic Church)
Christ the Miracle Wo ker in the Eucharist(Catholic Caucus)
Imitating Christ in the Eucharist(Catholic Caucus)
The Eucharist – the Lord’s Sacrifice, Banquet and Presence (OPEN)

Pope Calls Eucharist History’s Greatest Revolution [OPEN]
A Brief Catechism for Adults – Lesson 22: The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
(Holy Communion)

A series of reflections from St. Peter Julian Eymard Blessed Sacrament(Catholic
Caucus)

Eucharist, Holy Meal
Imitating Christ in the Eucharist
Christmas and the Eucharist
Prayer Before the Blessed Sacrament

This is My Body, This is My Blood
THE HOLY EUCHARIST IS THE WHOLE CHRIST
Gift mOf Life, Gift Eternal: The Most Holy Eucharist and the Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass

Area worshipers march to celebrate Holy Eucharist
Grace of the Eucharist is secret to holy priests, says Pope
The Disposition of Priests [Valid Mass, Valid Holy Eucharist?]

The Body of Christ?
Holy Sacrifice, Living Sacrament
Knights of the Eucharist
The mBanquet of Corpus Christi – “Why did Jesus give us His Body and
Blood?”

The Eucharist: Eternity and Time Together

Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation? Confirmation and First Eucharist
together? (Vanity)

Reflections of Cardinal Ratzinger on the Eucharist

THE HOLY EUCHARIST: NOURISHMENT TO FINISH OUR COURSE
The Eucharist in Scripture – Part 1 – Old Testament
LITANY OF REPARATION TO OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

POPE GRANTS PLENARY INDULGENCE FOR YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
New Plenary Indulgence to Mark Year of the Eucharist
Kneeling and Faith in the Eucharist
The Immaculate Conception and the Eucharist, a course in Christian culture in
Tashkent

The Year of the Eucharist by Bishop Donald Wuerl
“While We’re At It”: What can we do to show that the Eucharist is a communal
activity?

CATHOLICS AND BAPTISTS WITNESSED UNUSUAL IMAGES IN BLESSED SACRAMENT
The Discipline of the Eucharist Holy See Releases Redemptionis Sacramentum…

Vatican: Matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist (April
23, 2004)

Devotion to the Holy Eucharist Advances Devotion to Jesus’ Person
New rules on the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday
The Reverence due to the Holy Eucharist

The Holy Face of Jesus Christ as appeared on the Holy Eucharist
The Fourth Cup: The Sacrament of the Eucharist [Holy Thursday] [Passover]
Holy Father stresses Need of Devotion to Holy Eucharist outside of Mass: Pope Paul VI

Suspension of Mass, Confession & all Church Activities due to Virus, Bishop Serratelli’s Message — Lent & Easter Schedule, 2020

Bishop Serratelli’s Message and Prayers (click link below)

https://rcdop.org/coronavirus

Health and Safety Measures for Pastoral Life in the Diocese of Paterson

Effective Immediately by Mandate of the Bishop

I – Suspension of Church Activities

A – Suspension of Public Masses until further notice. However, Priests will offer private daily Mass for the intentions of those who made an offering for the Mass.

B – Monday night confession is suspended.

C – Penance Services or Penitential Liturgies are suspended.

D – Private devotions, Stations of the Cross are suspended.

E – Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is suspended.

F – First Penance & First Holy Communion are to be deferred until further notice.

G – Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals are left to the discretion of the Pastor.

II – What is to be Observed, Our Lady of Mount Carmel will remain open for 3 hours each day (including weekend) from 10 an to 1 pm for private prayers, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction.

III – Holy Week, the Chrism Mass and the Sacred Triduum Parishes will be advised in due time.

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Lenten Schedule,  2020

Events

Dates

Time

Remarks

       

Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

7 am

Mass in English

   

10 am

Service in English

   

12 Noon

Mass in English

   

3 pm

Service in English

   

7 pm

Mass in Spanish

       

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

7 pm

Fridays in Lent

       

Confession

Monday

7 – 8:30 pm

Monday’s in Lent, March:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Taizé Prayer Service

March 29

1:15 pm

 

 

Palm Sunday

April 4 & 5

 

Sunday Schedule

 

Holy Thursday

 April 9

7 pm

Bilingual Mass

       

Good Friday

April 10

3 pm

Stations of the Cross & Meditation of the Last Seven Words

   

7 pm

Liturgy of the Word, Bilingual, Cross Veneration

       
 
       

Easter Vigil

April 11

8 pm

Bilingual Mass

       

Easter Sunday

April 12

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 Blessed Easter!

       

Divine Mercy Sunday

April 19

Sunday Schedule

 
       

 


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