Summer Mass Schedule: (Live Stream and In-Person)
Daily Mass Mon-Fri 9:00am
Saturday – 5pm
Sunday – 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am
Confession: by appointment only. Please call the parish office
Dear Parish Family-
This weekend we will hear St. Paul’s letter written to the persecuted Church in Rome, he encourages them by saying, “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.” The Word of God is ever new! These words can be heard by us as if they were written to us now in time of Pandemic and indeed they are written to us during time of Pandemic! With all the anxiety of our own age with virulent disease and civil unrest St. Paul reminds us we are made for Glory. We were made for Glory because we were made for God!
The fastest growing belief system appears to be secularism. The strain of secularism growing today, like a cancer, is also anti-religious and even worse seeks to eradicate the rights of religious believers. More and more, year after year, we see secularists demanding religious believers be pushed out of the public square. These secularists embrace and promote the socialist thought of Karl Marx, “Religion is the opium of the people”. What does one do with those addicted to religions? Why Comrade they need re-indoctrination to socialist absolutes, force them to change their ways and conform them to will of the nebulous ‘people’. The ‘people’, meaning the elite who know what everyone else needs and only they can provide it, as long as you follow their ideology. Public shaming is one effective way to silence and sideline religious people.
This week the United States Supreme Court upheld, for the second time, the Right of Religious Liberty of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The socialist left has vowed to pursue these non-conforming women to the ends of the earth using every legal maneuver available to them, thus forcing the Sisters to spend what little they have on legal fees. If you can’t successfully brow beat, shame and humiliate these poor nuns into submission then drive them to bankruptcy. The socialist left is not bothered by the US Constitution, in fact they aim to eradicate it as an inconvenient truth. It was a good week for Liberty at the Supreme Court but the Little Sisters will be unrelentingly pursued and harassed for not conforming to the secular socialist opiate. God Bless and perverse the Little Sisters of the Poor for their courage and stamina as they continue to assert their Constitutional Rights as American Citizens, neither they nor we are obligated to surrender our Liberties to the Socialists, time to assert our equal rights as Americans!
We continue to struggle with Covid-19, one can sense the stress and anxiety of many people. Infections rates rose this week, even here in New Jersey. We really need to be cautious, wash our hands, use hand sanitizer, wear masks, keep 6 feet of social distance. These are trying times and the social unrest exacerbates the situation. As the saying goes, “Keep Calm and Carry On”. This is our new normal and will be for many months to come. As a Parish we trying to keep a safe and healthy balance for everyone, that is certainly challenging.
A reminder for the months of July and August, Parish Offices are closed on Fridays, no Sunday 12:30pm Mass and Church is closed on Friday following the 9am Mass.
Please pray for the repose of the Soul of Bob Trapp, a daily Communicant, who served as our volunteer Sacristan and on many occasions our Sunday 7am adult altar server. Bob succumbed to Covid-19 and his funeral was on Wednesday. He was a great man who fought many types of Cancers through the years and will be missed!
Gracious thanks to all of you able to continue your financial stewardship of the parish, this is vital to our survival and much appreciated.
Live Streaming continues and has been a real blessing for us to offer and for people to participate. It has allowed safe participation for Sunday Mass, daily Mass, graduation, funerals, weddings and now First Holy Communion.
We have 135+ children awaiting First Holy Communion, the parish will start those celebrations beginning this weekend and run through the middle of August. Hopefully there will be no shut downs or stay at home orders until we have gotten through this group. The most essential and important action is the reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus, that is easily accomplished.
Some suggested we should wait until the Fall when the possibility of catering halls may reopen. The most essential and important act for the Catholic Faith is the reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus and that does not require a caterer. The Fall is when Corona Virus ramp up and Covid-19 is a Corona Virus, we have waited four months and waiting any longer is a highly risky gamble. Certainly families want to celebrate and that can still happen at home and a future date can be set for a larger party at a caterer, if that is what a family desires. The virus is unpredictable and the future not clear, not everyone can be satisfied, the time we have available is now – so we begin!
Peace and Good – Fr. Bambrick
ADVISORY from Bishop O’Connell
Media reports have indicated significant spikes in corona virus cases in 21 states that have re-opened or relaxed restrictions. As we approach the first weekend of public, in-church Masses, I remind the Diocese of our directions, lest there be any confusion:
1. COVID-19 is still extremely contagious, especially indoors or in closed settings.
2. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday/Holy Day Masses remains in effect so that all Catholic faithful, in good conscience, are not required to be physically present in church; live-streamed Masses will continue.
3. Anyone who is sick or at risk should not come to church; that is not punitive but, rather, common sense and an act of charity toward your neighbors.
4. All parishes are expected to abide by occupancy and other regulations of the Diocese with care.
5. Masks must be worn (no exceptions), physical contact of any kind must be avoided, social distancing must be practiced, proper sanitation must be observed at all public, in church Masses.
6. Before attending public, in church Masses, the Catholic faithful are asked to consider any possible health and safety risks involved.
open Friday, May 1, 2020. All requests will be received by using the Mass Request Form. Forms and payment may be mailed to the parish office (St. Aloysius Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527) or dropped off in the black mailbox outside the parish office (behind the Our Lady of Fatima Statue).
from Jackson Liberty High School
from Jackson Memorial High School
John Carenza (Alpha School, Jackson), Kirsten Carenza (Goetz Middle School), Cassidy K Letcher (Brick Memorial HS), Nathan Peters & Zachary (Colts Neck HS), Tyler Misyak (Howell HS), Natalie Misyak (Notre Dame HS), Dominic Lambusta (St. Benedict’s School), Paige M. Luke (Pacific Sands Academy), Veronica Flesher (The College of NJ), Christopher & Lauren Raimondi (Ocean County College), Taylor Furbish (Northeastern University), Claire Francis Lawrence (New York University), Christopher Mulholland (Georgian Court University).
For the Children to Participate in “Little Children of God” program,Please see below for links to various activities related to this Sunday’s Gospel reading.
Let us also pray for our priests who are working diligently during this stressful time to keep our faith community together and offering so many inventive ways to pray. Keep them secure in their vocation and healthy to do your will.
As had been announced in February of this year, the Diocese of Trenton – along with the other Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey – has established an Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) to compensate those who, as minors, were sexually abused by a priest or deacon of the Diocese. The IVCP will be open to claims beginning June 15.
The IVCP is independently administered by experienced victim compensation experts Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros. Mr. Feinberg was the plan administrator for the federal 9/11 victim compensation program, as well as the Boston Marathon bombing compensation program.
The IVCP will handle the submission, evaluation and resolution of individual claims, and will operate independently of the Diocese or any Church-affiliated institution. The administrators of the IVCP will have complete autonomy to determine the eligibility of a claim with the guidelines of the established Protocol. The amount of compensation for those who make a claim will be determined by the IVCP administrators. All victims – no matter when the abuse occurred – are eligible to participate, and all matters will be handled confidentially.
Victims of clergy sexual abuse of a minor can begin the process of utilizing the program by going to www.njdiocesesivcp.com and reviewing the Protocol for submitting a claim.
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Evening: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Confession by appointment only. Please call the parish office