Discerning the Priesthood: The Most Important Decision You will Ever Make

02-11-2021News

If you were about to make one decision that would dramatically impact the rest of your life, how would you go about it?

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New Jersey’s Phased Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1A

02-10-2021News

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.

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Letter from Bishop Checchio on the International Day of Human Fraternity

02-04-2021News

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.

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Parish Re-Opening Plan

09-11-2020News

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.

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Overview for Re-Starting Mass Inside the Church

06-26-2020NewsRev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD
  1. We have reopened the Church in Phase 2.
  2. There will be a limited number of parishioners that can attend Mass inside the Church.
  3. Mass schedule will be:
    Saturday: 5:00pm (Vigil Mass)
    Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm (Spanish)
  4. The 9:00am and 1:30pm Masses will continue to be available for everyone to view on Facebook.
  5. Please note that the restrooms will be closed until further notice and you will not be able to use them.
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Parish Update

06-01-2020NewsRev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD

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.

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