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Updated December 28, 2020
New Jersey is using a phased approach to COVID-19 vaccination to ensure that limited vaccines are distributed in a fair and equitable manner. Phase 1A started December 15, 2020. During 2021, additional people will become eligible to receive vaccination in New Jersey. Decisions about priority groups and how the doses will be spread across the state may change based on changes in vaccine supply and public demand.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As you may know, the Holy Father is participating in a virtual meeting today with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, with the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, and other leaders, marking the first-ever International Day of Human Fraternity. The meeting can be viewed by visiting the Vatican News website.
In a time in which we are sadly afflicted by division, this meeting offers us a reminder that – regardless of our economic, political, and societal status or our race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs – we are all bound together as children of God, equally made in His image and likeness.
The Parish of St. Magdalen de Pazzi made some changes to insure everyone’s health & safety as we navigate through this pandemic. We have recently updated our bathrooms to become less hands on and more sanitary. The Church is being cleaned and sanitized and hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the Church and Narthex. We have removed all missals, books and pamphlets. The State of NJ has now raised our seating capacity to 150 and we are ready to accommodate this new mandate. We have strategically roped off our pews to provide social distancing and we are enforcing that everyone must wear face masks properly to help stop the spread of this virus. If you been away, we welcome you back.READ MORE
Dear Parish Family,
At Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish as throughout our diocese, the Church will be without public Mass. Father Brighenti, Father Matt and Father Trigilio will be saying the Masses privately to fulfill the Mass Obligations. Daily a Mass will be celebrated by our priests so many will hopefully participate through live streaming. We are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion opening our hearts so the Lord can commune with us. He is waiting; He is still stretching out his arms from the Cross!
Our Church doors will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and on Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Praying in large groups, however, should be avoided. In all situations, participants should be encouraged to observe social distancing practices, recommending 6 feet of space between participants. The Church is open so that we can come on our own initiative on our own schedule to pray silently to the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, to pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Stations of the Cross, etc.READ MORE