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Suspension of Mass, Confession, Adoration & Church Activities due to Virus, March 17, Bishop Serratelli’s Message

Effective March 17, 2020 until Bishop Serratelli states otherwise, when the virus epidemic is over, all church activities are canceled

Corona Virus Message, Prayers, etc.

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


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.


Lenten Schedule,  2020





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



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

Sunday Schedule

 Blessed Easter!

Divine Mercy Sunday

April 19

Sunday Schedule

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent at 7 pm

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Bless Thee Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou Have Redeemed the World

OLMC Lent and Easter Schedule

Stations of the Cross on EWTN

USCCB 2020 Lenten Calendar

Click here for EWTN

Stations Of The Cross

Fast and Abstinence

Holy Father’s 2020 Lenten Message

2020 Message

Holy Father’s 2010 Lenten Message

What Should I do for Lent?