Metuchen

Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Masses/Services: March 26 – 7 a.m. 8 a.m., Mass of Chrism and Priestly Commitment 7:30 p.m.

(Bishop James F. Checchio will be the celebrant); March 27 – 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m., Parish Seder Meal 7 p.m. (Community Room); March 28 – & a.m., 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m.; March 29 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession 7:30 p.m. (Bishop James F. Checchio will be the celebrant) Adoration at the Repository until 11 p.m.; March 30 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., The Passion of the Christ and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary 10 a.m., Solemn Liturgy of The Passion and Death of Our Lord 3 p.m., Stations and Veneration of the Cross 7:30 to 9 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., , Blessing of Food 1 p.m. (CYO Hall), Easter Vigil 8 p.m. (Bishop James F. Checchio will be the celebrant); April 1 – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

 

Alpha

St. Mary

Masses/Services: March 25 – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; March 26-28 – 8 a.m.; March 29 – 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (church is open prayer until 10 p.m.); March 30 – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3 p.m., special Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Food noon (church hall), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.

 

Annandale

Immaculate Conception

Masses/Services: March 29 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m. (processions and Adoration will be held until 9:45 p.m.); March 30 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., “The Seven Last Words” noon to 3 p.m., Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 3 p.m., Living Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Blessing of Food noon, Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (church and parish hall), 10:30 a.m. (church and parish hall), noon (church and parish hall)

 

Basking Ridge

St. James

Masses/Services: March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper 7:30 p.m. (Benediction until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Outdoor Stations of the Cross 2:30 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3 p.m., Indoor Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Easter Food noon (chapel), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (all in the church and chapel)

 

Bridgewater

Holy Trinity

Reconciliation: March 28 – 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.; March 30 – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; March 31 – 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5 p.m.; March 25 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; March 27 – Taize Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.; March 29 – Mass of Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. (Adoration until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Service 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of the Food 10 a.m. (CB/TV), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Reconciliation: March 25 – 7 to 9 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5 p.m.; March 25 – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Solemn Processions of Palms), noon; March 29 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m.; March 30 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m. (Daily Mass Chapel), Carrying of the Cross from North Branch Reformed Church 1 p.m., Liturgy of the Passion 3 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m. (Daily Mass Chapel), Blessing of Easter Food noon (cafeteria), Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m.; April 1 – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

 

Hillsborough

St. Joseph

Reconciliation: March 24 – noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:25 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 24 – 4:45 p.m.; March 25 – 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m. (Blessing and Solemn Entrance at all Masses); March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m. (Adoration until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross 7:30 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Food 9 a.m. (Hospitality Room), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

Laurence Harbor

St. Lawrence

Masses/Services: March 24 – 4:30 p.m.; March 25 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m. noon; March 26-28 – 8 a.m.; March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. (church will be open until 10 p.m. for visits to the Repository to “watch and pray”); March 30 – Stations of the Cross noon, Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3 p.m.; March 31 – Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m. noon

 

Monroe Township

Nativity of Our Lord

Masses/Services: March 29 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. (Adoration at the Repository until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death 3 p.m., Prayer at the Cross 7 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Blessing of Easter Food noon, Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m.; April 1 – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

Montgomery Township

St. Charles Borromeo

Masses/Services: March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m.; March 30 – Service of the Lord’s Passion and Death 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m., April 1 – 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

Old Bridge

Most Holy Redeemer

Reconciliation: March 27 – after the 7:30 p.m. Mass until 9 p.m.; March 28 – 7 to 9 p.m., March 30 – 11 a.m. to noon

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5 p.m.; March 25 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; March 29 – Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m. (Adoration until 10 p.m.); March 30 – Stations of the Cross 3 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 7:30 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Easter Food noon (chapel); Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

Piscataway

Our Lady of Fatima

Reconciliation: March 25 – Lenten Penance Service 7 p.m.; March 27 – 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5 p.m. Blessing of Palms; March 25 – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m.; March 26 – 7 a.m., 9 a.m.; March 27 – 7 a.m., 7 p.m.; March 28 – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., Seder Supper 6 p.m. (cafeteria); March 29 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Hour 11 p.m., Pabasa (Singing of the Passion in Tagalog) 9:30 p.m. Thursday until noon Good Friday (cafeteria); March 30 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Stations of the Cross noon, The Passion of the Lord 3 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Blessing of Food noon (cafeteria), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – Salubong 5:30 a.m. (Traditional Filipino Procession and Ritual) Masses – 6:30 a.m. (auditorium), 7 a.m., (church), 8:30 a.m. (church), 10 a.m. (church and auditorium), 11:30 a.m. (church and auditorium)

 

St. Frances Cabrini

Reconciliation: March 27 – Parish Reconciliation Service 7 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m., (Adoration until 10 p.m.); March 30 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Blessing of Easter food 11 a.m., Easter Vigil 7 p.m.; April 1 – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

 

Plainsboro

Queenship of Mary

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5 p.m., March 25 – 8:15 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.; March 29 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m. (Adoration until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m., Blessing of Easter food  noon (Narthex), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 8:15 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

 

Port Reading

St. Anthony of Padua

Reconciliation: March 28 – 9 to 10 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. (Adoration until 10 p.m. followed by Night Prayer); March 30 – Church opens for private prayer at noon , Prayer time with Father Smith 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death Traditional Service 3 p.m., Good Friday Service 7 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Easter Meal 1 p.m. (hall), Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m.; April 1 – 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

Raritan

St. Ann

Masses/Services: March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m. (Adoration until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Stations of the Cross noon, Service of the Passion of Our Lord and Veneration of the Cross 3 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Easter baskets 3 p.m., Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

 

St. Joseph

Masses/Services: March 28 – Stations of the Cross noon, Tenebrae Service of Light 7:30 p.m.; March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Easter Intentions 7:30 p.m. (Adoration after Mass in the lower church hall until 11 p.m.); March 30 – Stations of the Cross noon, Passion of the Lord 3 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Easter Food 11 a.m. (lower church hall), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

 

South Amboy

Sacred Heart

Masses/Services: March 28 – Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.; March 29 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m., Adoration 8 to 10:45 p.m., Night Prayer 10:45 p.m.; March 30 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Passion Service 3 p.m. (English), Passion Service 7 p.m. (Polish); March 31 – Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Easter Food Blessing 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. (church), Easter Vigil 7 p.m.; April 1 – 7 a.m., 8:45 a.m. (Polish), 10:30 a.m. noon

 

South Plainfield

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Masses/Services: March 26-28 – 8 a.m.; March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Procession 7:30 p.m. (Adoration following Mass, Vietnamese Community in attendance); March 30 – The Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service (English) 3 p.m., The Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service (Vietnamese) 6 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing the Easter Food noon (church), Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

 

South River

Corpus Christi

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. (Portuguese); March 25 – 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m. (Portuguese); March 29 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. (English and Portuguese); March 30 – Stations of the Cross noon; Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Portuguese); March 31 – Blessing of Easter food noon, Vigil Mass 8 p.m. (English and Portuguese); April 1 – 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

Whitehouse Station

Our Lady of Lourdes

Masses/Services: March 29 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. (Adoration until 10 p.m.); March 30 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord 3 p.m., Living Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m. (Easter breakfast will follow); April1 – 7:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Blessing of Easter Food will be held at the end of each Mass.

 

Woodbridge

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Worship Site

Masses/Services: Prayer time with Father Smith noon to 1 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross 6:30 p.m.; March 31 – Blessing of Easter Meal 4 p.m.; April 1 – 9:30 a.m.

 

St. James

Reconciliation: March 27 – Penance Service 7:30 p.m.

Masses/Services: March 24 – 5:30 p.m.; March 25 – 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m.; March 28 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Stations of the Cross in Mime 10 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m.; March 30 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Stations of the Cross in Mime 2 p.m. (outside), Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord with Eucharist 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross in Mime 7:30 p.m.; March 31 – Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Blessing of food 1 p.m., Easter Vigil 8 p.m.; April 1 – 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., noon