59 Main Street High Bridge, NJ 08829

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CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE


New to the area and want to join a Catholic Parish? Click on the links below and fill out the Registration Form. You can mail them in or drop them off to the Parish Secretary during business hours.

Registration Form, Pg. 1   Registration Form, Pg. 2

WHAT IS THE MASS SCHEDULE?


WEEKEND
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30pm

WEEKDAY
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 p.m. 
Thursday at 9 a.m.

 

WHEN IS CONFESSION AVAILABLE?


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered 4 days a week, with additional times available during Lent and Advent. Confessions are also available by appointment.

  • Monday through Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. tp 6:55 p.m.
  • Saturday 4 to 4:45 p.m.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?


Although the Catholic Church has no real dress code for proper attire when attending Mass, there IS an unwritten dress code that demands we are properly dressed out of respect, honor, and reverence for the Real Presence of our Lord. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Bodily demeanor, gestures and clothing, ought to convey the respect, solemnity and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest." CCC 1387

 


 

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?


You may park in the street directly in front of the Church and there is also available parking behind the Rectory. You may also park at the Liquor Store parking lot on Sunday mornings against the fence only.

 

 


 


 


 

IS IT OK FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNION?


Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host IS the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the Priest presiding over the Mass. Catholics should receive Holy Communion devoutly and frequently. Participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin should not receive the Body and Blood of Christ without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful to the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible. (Canon 916) A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all. Those not receiving the precious Body and Blood of Christ are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chest for a special blessing.

 

AM I EXPECTED TO PUT MONEY IN THE OFFERING?


There are 6 Precepts of the Catholic Church. They are as follows:

  • Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and to rest from servile labor.
  • Attend Confession at least once a year.
  • Receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist at least once a year during Easter.
  • Observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
  • Help provide for the needs of the Church.
  • Observe the Church's Marriage Laws   

We all have our own unique financial circumstances. The key to understanding how God wants us to give to the Church is found in  Corinthians 16:2, "On the first day of the week, (Sunday), each of you should set aside whatever he can afford." God wants us to give from the heart. If you are not currently receiving envelopes and wish to, please contact the Parish Office. If giving online is easier for you, you can sign up for online giving here