Parish of St. John Paul II
Roman Catholic Church
39 East 22nd Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002-3753; Phone 201- 339-2070
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Sunday 
Facebook Mass at 10 AM - private 

Sunday  Church open for private prayer
 from 11 AM - 1 PM 

Monday until Saturday churh open for private prayers 
from 9 AM to 1 PM

Confession 
Saturday from 10 AM 11 AM 

At this time no public Masses (please look for the guidance )

Pentecost Sunday falls this year on May 19. But many people, including Christians, may not know why the day is special or what is celebrated. Unlike Easter and Christmas, when colorful eggs, Easter bunnies, Christmas trees and Santa Claus are harbingers of the upcoming Christian holidays, there are no such social markers by secular society ahead of Pentecost. For those who need a quick and basic understanding of what Pentecost Sunday is, below is listed 10 things you should know about the holiday.

1. Pentecost Sunday marks the day when

2. the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.

2. Pentecost Sunday occurs 50 days after Easter.

3. The Bible records the Pentecost in Acts 2:1-13.

4. Pentecost comes 10 days after

the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

5. Pentecost is also known as "the birthday

of the Church".

6. Pentecost fulfills Jesus' promise to send the "Counselor" and "Spirit of Truth"

in John 16-5-15.

7. Pentecost launches the large-scale spreading

of the Gospel after Jesus' ascension. Acts 2:41 records that after Peter spoke to the crowd after receiving the Holy Spirit, some 3,000 people

were baptized.

8. The Pentecostal movement derives its name from the New Testament event in Acts 2.

9. Jews also celebrate Pentecost, but not for the same reason as Christians. The celebration by Jews of Pentecost is to observe God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai 50 days after the Exodus. The Pentecost in Jewish tradition takes place 50 days after Passover.

10. In Western Churches, Pentecost is usually represented with the color red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit.

 

 



Cardinal Tobin continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday as well as from “Easter duty” (the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the season of Easter).

2. Churches may be opened solely for personal prayer during limited and designated hours.  Individuals and families enter the church for quiet prayer only. During opening hours, a parish staff member must be physically present in the church to ensure social distancing and sanitizing. No gatherings are permitted.

3. In accord with national, state and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to an infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days.

4. Holy water fonts must remain empty until further notice.

5. Hand sanitizer should be made available throughout the church.

6. Public celebrations of liturgies, devotions, or other group prayer are not permitted at this time.

7. Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church.

8. Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church.

9. The pastor will ensure that there is prominent notification within the church regarding the requirement of masks and social distancing.

10. Pews, door handles and knobs, restrooms and high traffic areas of the church should be wiped down and sanitized at regular intervals with the removal of trash and other items from the pews.

11. The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be offered at specified and limited times.

  1. Confessionals are not to be used.
  2. Social distancing must be maintained by those waiting for the sacrament and attention be given to maintaining the seal. 
  3. Masks must be worn by confessor and penitent.

 


 

PHASE TWO

 

The specific date for the commencement of Phase Two will be announced.  Consideration will be given to the policies of state and local authorities.

1. Cardinal Tobin will continue to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days as well as from the “Easter duty”.

2. All provisions of Phase One remain in force.

3.  Churches will be permitted to celebrate public Masses on weekdays as well as funerals. The following norms must be observed:

  1. The maximum number of participants will be announced at the beginning of Phase Two.
  2. The norms for celebrating weekday Masses are indicated in the provisions for Phase Three.
  3. Because of the obligation of social distancing, weekday Masses should take place in the church, not small chapels.

 

PHASE THREE

 

The specific date for the commencement of Phase Three will be announced.  Consideration will be given to the policies of state and local authorities.  The provisions of Phase Three will remain in effect until further notice.

Before Mass

1. Cardinal Tobin will continue to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days as well as from the “Easter duty”.

  1. In accord with national, state and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to another infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days. It is recommended that Mass everyone should check their temperature at home before coming to church.
  2. Those who are at risk because of an underlying health issue or who are 60 or older are strongly encouraged to avoid the risks posed by attendance at public celebrations of the Mass.
  3. Parishes will continue to livestream the Mass, so that those unable to attend may maintain a spiritual connection with their local parish.

2. In order to comply with social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus, parishes will need to enact the following: Parishes may need to consider adjusting their Mass times, possibly adding to their schedule for the duration of Phase 3.

  1. No more than 50% of the total seating capacity of the church can be permitted for a liturgy. This limitation should be communicated to the parish in advance.
  2. Parishes will need to develop a system of registration to prevent participation greater than 50% of the actual seating capacity at any given liturgy.
  3. Six feet of distance must be maintained between households, even of one individual attending liturgy. Alternating pews should be blocked off. Others may be necessary because of the particular layout of each church.

 

3. Appropriate cleaning of high-use areas within the church should be done before each service.

a. It is desirable that the pews used by participants be wiped down before Mass.

b. All hymnals and missalettes should be removed from the pews and stored for the duration of the pandemic. No other materials may be left in the pews. The faithful are encouraged to bring their own liturgical resources for use during the celebration of Mass. If feasible, parishes may project hymns and responses on screens.

c. Restroom facilities and door handles, push plates, and knobs are to be sanitized after each service.

3. Holy water fonts must remain empty until further notice.

4. Hand sanitizer should be available throughout the church, whenever possible.

5. The faithful must wear a mask to enter the church and during the celebration of Mass, and for the brief moment while receiving Holy Communion. Ushers and other volunteers must wear masks and gloves throughout the celebration of Mass. Pastors are obliged to ensure that these obligations are enforced without exception. Those at the altar are to wear a mask if distributing Holy Communion.

6. Clergy and other ministers are to wear masks and maintain six-foot distancing and should not greet parishioners as they enter the church.

7. Information should be provided before the celebration regarding social distancing, the collection, the form of the Sign of Peace and the manner of receiving Communion.

During Mass

1. Doors are to be propped or held open before and after Mass to prevent people from touching the door handles, knobs or push plates.

2. Staff, ushers or other volunteers should direct people to specifically marked pews. As previously indicated, attendance will be limited to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements.

3. Families are to maintain six-foot distancing between their households, even of one individual, throughout the celebration of Mass.

  1. Seating must be maintained with six feet of distance between members of one household and members of another.
  2. One or two pews should be left vacant in between rows such that six feet of distance can be maintained in all directions.
  3. All ministers, including music ministers and choir members, must maintain six-foot social distancing.

4. The entrance/recession procession should be done only if social distancing can be maintained.

5. The procession at the Preparation of the Gifts is suspended. Collection baskets (or any other materials) are not to be passed from one family to another, nor shall ushers take up the collection from the congregation. Instead, fixed baskets are to be used for donations from the assembly and should be monitored by the ushers until the donations are collected and handled according to the proper protocols.

6. There must be no physical contact during the sign of peace. A simple gesture, such as a bow or nod, is recommended.

7. It is recommended that separate chalices be prepared for each concelebrating priest and/or deacon.

8. Priests or deacons who are in at-risk groups are permitted to refrain from distributing Holy Communion and may delegate distribution to other Communion ministers.

9. For the distribution of Communion, ushers or other volunteers who are masked and gloved will ensure six-foot distancing in the Communion line. Floor markings may be placed six feet apart in the aisles to facilitate proper social distancing in all directions during Communion.

10. Communion ministers must be masked and sanitize their hands immediately before and after distributing Communion. Ministers should avoid physical contact when placing the host in the communicant’s hands.

11. Holy Communion is only permitted in the hand. Distribution of Holy Communion from the chalice is prohibited to the assembly. For those who are gluten intolerant, special arrangements are to be made with the pastor.

12. Ushers or ministers of hospitality should assist in maintaining a single-file line during the distribution of Holy Communion in order for each Communion minister and communicant to maintain social distancing in all directions. Multiple Communion ministers may be used, provided one-way traffic patterns are observed.

13.  When approaching the Communion minister, the communicant should make a slight bow of the head, receive the host in the hand, step to the side, lift his/her mask and consume the host.

14. Those who refrain from receiving communion still unite themselves with the sacrifice of Christ. Non-communicants are kindly asked to remain in their places rather than coming forward to request a blessing.

After Mass

1. Families and individuals should leave the church in an organized manner wearing masks and observing six feet of distance between other households. Ushers or ministers of hospitality may need to direct this process.

2. Ushers are not to hand out bulletins or other materials

3. Clergy and other ministers may only greet parishioners as they exit the church if they can maintain social distancing and avoid physical contact.

4. There are to be no receptions or social gatherings (e.g., coffee and doughnuts) following Mass.

5. It is desirable that pews and other high-traffic areas of the church be wiped down before the next service, with the removal of trash and other items from the pews.

ASCENSION OF THE LORD

Although the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days has been suspended, there is a understandable urgency to livestream liturgies for the faithful. To ease the pastoral work of livestreaming during this difficult time, Cardinal Tobin has transferred the observance of the Ascension of the Lord from Thursday, May 21, to Sunday, May 24, 2020.

All parishes and places of worship will follow the directions given in the ORDO, page 137 “Where the Ascension is observed on Sunday.” This applies without exception to all Masses celebrated on Sunday, May 24, in the Archdiocese of Newark.

(On Thursday, May 21, the ORDO, page 133 “Where the Ascension is transferred to Sunday” is to be observed.)

 

BAPTISMS

Baptisms may resume only once Phase Three has commenced. An exception is when the person to be baptized is in danger of death.

1. All of the directives concerning limitations on attendance, social distancing, and masks in Phase Three should be observed.

2. Parishes should limit numbers of attendees according to number 2 of Phase Three above.  

3. Fonts are to remain empty until further notice. Water should be blessed in a separate receptacle (large pitcher) and poured over each candidate.

4. Anointings may be done with a cotton swab. If done by hand, the minister must sanitize between each anointing.

 

CONFIRMATIONS AND FIRST COMMUNIONS

Confirmations and First Communions that were postponed by the directive of March 25, 2020 may be scheduled once Phase Three has commenced.

1. With these directives, Cardinal Tobin hereby grants delegation to all pastors/administrators:

to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for those baptized Catholic as infants or children.

whose Confirmation was postponed due to the pandemic until December 31, 2020, only.

Any pastor/administrator who wishes to Confirm must take part in a virtual workshop offered by the Office of Divine Worship prior to celebrating Confirmation.


2. Once Phase Three has begun, pastors/administrators and their pastoral leadership team, should determine when and how Confirmation and First Communions may be scheduled and celebrated to ensure full compliance with all the provisions of Phase Three.  All those who receive First Communion and Confirmation during the time of postponement must do so before December 31, 2020. 

3. In order to comply with restricted capacity and social distancing, it is recommended that a limited number of those to receive Confirmation and First Communion be scheduled during Sunday Masses or other designated times until all have celebrated the Sacraments. (See Phase 3, “Before Mass,” number 2 above).

4. Catechetical programs for those scheduled to receive Confirmation and First Communion the following year should commence at the usual time respecting and complying with any provisions in effect at that time.

WEDDINGS

Weddings postponed by the directive of March 25, 2020 and can only be scheduled once Phase Three has commenced.

Weddings should be celebrated with full compliance with all the provisions of Phase Three.

 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (paragraphs 26-30) envisions exceptional circumstances when the normal celebration of initiation at the Easter Vigil may not take place.

 

During the time of delay, it is crucial that catechists, sponsors and godparents remain in contact with the catechumens and candidates.

 

Accordingly, when Phase Three begins, and adhering to all Phase Three provisions, the following applies:

 

1. At least one Scrutiny should be celebrated, either at Sunday Mass or at another time when convenient.

 

2. The Rites of Initiation are to be celebrated in their entirety according to RCIA, 220 ff.

 

3. It is not permitted to separate the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism - Confirmation - First Eucharist) for catechumens (elect) being fully initiated.

 

4. The celebration of full initiation must occur at Mass on a Sunday (or Saturday evening)The Mass of the occurring Sunday is to be used. During Ordinary Time, but not on a Solemnity (e.g. The Most Holy Trinity or The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ), the Ritual Mass “Christian Initiation: Baptismwith its appropriate readings may be used.

 

5. The Lucernarium (the blessing of the fire and preparation of candle) and Liturgy of the Word of the Easter Vigil are unique to the Vigil and are not to be celebrated outside of the Easter Vigil itself.

 


You can drop off your envelopes by the office door
 (there is entrance for the  mail ) Thank you so much.


God bless you 
 Fr Zenon SDS

Christ Is Risen! Risen Indeed! - Saint Edward Parish Family


Dear Parishioners and Friends

of our Parish!
From all of us here at St. John Paul II Parish, Priests and our entire staff, we pray for you and your families and loved ones, a blessed and hope-filled Easter. 
We are indeed blessed with such selfless and loving followers of Christ. 
Easter brings so many promises of God to us, life is stronger than death, dont give up, love can overcome hate, goodness ultimately triumphs over evil and eternity and glory with God in Heaven are our destiny.  I pray that Jesus may live in all our heats, that we may always embrace Him with love and gratitude. 
May His love and His peace fill our hearts, our lives, our homes and our families.  God bless each and every one of you and your loved ones. Stay safe. 
Peace, love and joy.
Father Zenon SDS, Fr. Lukasz SDS and
Fr. Pawel SDS

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“O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

“Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.” 
Pleaae pray for faitful deprte.
We remeber all of them especialy those who died last week this week sick and lonly.



 Thank you so much for prayers, cards, enveopes and food 




 Please know we are remembering all of you as we celebrate Mass each day in private. 
During this unique time, many of us are asking ourselves, "What can I do?". In times of uncertainty it is easy to fill our hearts with worry and anxiety. We pray that you take the suggested precautions for health and safety at this time, and then turn to God in prayer, He is always with us.  
What you can do:
Make an Act of Spiritual Communion - Visit mass-online.org
Call your elderly neighbors to check in. 
Maintain Social Distancing 
Follow along with updates from the CDC and WHO 
Avoid  Panic and  pray a lot. We are a people of trust . May God in His Mercy keep you  safe. 

Fr Zenon SDS - Pastor 
Fr Lukasz SDS
Fr Pawell SDS


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CHURCH BELLS

In a show of solidarity among the faithful and as a common call to prayer during this pandemic, especially for people directly affected by illness, Cardinal Tobin urges all pastors and parishes in the Archdiocese to ring church bells simultaneously at noon daily, with the exception of Good Friday and Saturday afternoon, until further notice. At that time, all are urged to pray the words of the ancient prayer, "Sub Tuum Praesidium:"

 

Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God;
In our needs, despise not our petitions,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

 

If a parish does not have church bells, the faithful are encouraged to pray privately at that time.



 

 


Drodzy Parafianie!
Przeżywamy trudny czas dla naszej społeczności, Kościoła i każdego z nas. Czas kryzysu, trudności, które nas spotykają i obaw o przyszłość, to także czas szukania pomocy i wsparcia u Boga, który jest źródłem pociechy i nadziei. Skutki epidemii dotknęły również i naszego uczestnictwa w życiu sakramentalnym. Choć trudne do przyjęcia, to jednak jest to podyktowane ograniczeniem rozprzestrzeniania się koronawirusa. To czas próby naszej wiary, ale i szansa na jej umocnienie

– Zachęcamy do codziennej modlitwy różańcowej w intencji przezwyciężenia epidemii

Pamiętamy o Was w codziennej Eucharystii ( odprawiamy w naszej kaplicy ) i prosimy Boga o siły i jego błogosławieństwo na ten trudny czas.
Ks Zenom SDS -proboszcz - superior
Ks Lukasz SDS
Ks Pawel SDS



Carissimi Parrocchiani,

Come sapete in questo periodo della pandemia di Covid-19, Sua Emm.  il Cardinale Joseph Tobin CSsR, arcivescovo metropolita di Newark ha sospeso tutte le celebrazioni liturgiche e ogni altra funzione religiosa, ivi compresi i funerali in forma pubblica.
La chiesa della Madonna del Monte Carmelo rimane comunque aperta alla preghiera personale, con la richiesta di rispettare la distanza di sicurezza tra i singoli fedeli.
Anche le celebrazioni delle esequie, Matrimoni e Battesimi sono in forma privata.
In questo tempo difficile della prova per tutti noi, siamo uniti con tutta l’Italia e specialmente le vostre Famiglie. Ogni giorno preghiamo e chiediamo il Signore Misericordioso di fermare questo coronavirus e di guarire tutti malati! Chiediamo anche la grazia della nostra conversione personale e di tutto il mondo. Ogni giorno celebriamo le Sante Messe in forma privata secondo le intenzioni parrocchiali e preghiamo per voi. Carissimi!
Vi salutiamo di cuore!
P. Zenon, Il Parroco
P. Luca & P. Paolo

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HOLY MASSESS FOR THE

INTENTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN

RECEIVED ARE CELEBRATED 

EVERY DAY IN A CHAPEL WITHOUT THE PARTICIPATION OF THE FAITHFUL









Parish   Serve by Salvatorian Fathers (SDS)










                Fr. Zenon Boczek SDS - Pastor

Fr. Lukasz Kleczka SDS - Parochial Vicar
Fr. Pawel Dolinski SDS - Parochial vicar 


Parish Trustees

Kennett Woolley & Zofia Castellon

Agnieszka barowicz - Parish Secretary, bookkeeper

Blanca Cisneros - Director of Religious Education
secretary of religious education - parish secretary


Dayle Vander Sande - Music Minister




RECTORY OFFICE HOURS:


MONDAY - THURSDAY:
9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CLOSED) 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

TUESDAY OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 6:00 PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: OFFICE CLOSED, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

RECTORY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
OFFICE: 201- 339-2070
FAX: 201-339-3676

PARISH EMAIL ADDRESS:
stjp2church@gmail.com

parish Registration form:


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FOR THOSE IN NEED OF A "LOW GLUTEN" HOST, PLEASE INFORM THE PRIEST AT THE MASS YOU ARE ATTENDING.

NOVENAS:

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH:
EVERY TUESDAY EVENING TO SAINT ANN, FOLLOWING THE 7:00 PM MASS. EVERY THURSDAY EVENING TO DIVINE MERCY, FOLLOWING THE 7:00 PM MASS. 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

ST. MICHAEL: EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 5:00 PM.

CONFESSIONS:

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH: DAILY MONDAY TO FRIDAY AFTER 7:00 AM MASS, AND SATURDAY AFTER 7:30 AM MASS AND AT 4:00 PM. 

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK:

SICK CALLS OR OTHER EMERGENCY CALLS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE RECTORY AT ANY TIME. ARRANGEMENTS CAN ALSO BE MADE FOR REGULAR VISITATIONS AT HOME OR HOSPITAL FOR HOLY COMMUNION AND/OR CONFESSION. 
WE URGE YOU TO KEEP US AWARE OF PARISHIONERS WHO ARE ILL IN THE HOSPITAL OR AT HOME.

MARRIAGES:

PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE. COUPLES ARE URGED TO SOLEMNIZE THEIR VOWS AT A NUPTIAL MASS.

BAPTISMS:

A REQUIRED BAPTISMAL PROGRAM FOR PARENTS IS CONDUCTED AT 1:30 PM ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IN ENGLISH.
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM IS CELEBRATED EACH MONTH ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.