Diocesan News

Christmas Mass schedule

Metuchen Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Masses: Dec. 24 – 4 p.m. (Children’s Liturgy), 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (Bishop James F. Checchio will be the celebrant and homilist. Lessons and carols will begin at 10 p.m.); Dec. … Continue reading

2017 Advent Programs

  Dec. 4 and 11, 7 to 8 p.m. – St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Bridgewater, will hold Reconciliation in the church. For information, call (908) 725-0552.   Dec. 11, 7 p.m. – The Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, … Continue reading

Prelate blesses chapel to St. Charbel

NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of Maronite Catholics, inaugurated a chapel to Lebanon’s St. Charbel in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The chapel is the first of its kind outside Lebanon. “St. Charbel is a sign of hope for … Continue reading

The sin of racism

By Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Catholic News Service   Editor’s note: This guest commentary on the recent race-related violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was written by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago and provided to Catholic News Service.   Over the … Continue reading

Series on the Seven Sacraments

Wise couples invite Christ into their union to strengthen the bond PART VII: Marriage Click here to download a PDF of PART VII: MARRIAGE By Msgr. Charles W. Cicerale Here is a glimpse of the heartfelt love expressed by St. … Continue reading