Our Parish Nurses will be hosting a blood drive in the Parish Center on Wednesday, October 6 from 1-7 pm. Join in providing this precious, lifesaving gift! Walk-ins will be accepted but appointments are recommended. To schedule yours, visit www.nybc.org/njdrive and enter code 10715, or call Amanda at 908-380-9265. Remember to eat & drink beforehand, and bring photo ID or blood donor card.
Bishop Checchio has authorized a special collection in all parishes of the Diocese of Metuchen, to benefit relief efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of the destruction caused by the recent earthquake. Donations may be made at Mass the weekend of September 4-5, through the Parish Office, or through our secure Online Giving Option. Just click on "Special Collections" and select "Haiti Earthquake Relief". Thank you for your generosity!
The Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in Raritan and the Raritan Oratory invite everyone to take part in the annual celebration of Corpus Christi. Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be followed by a period of Eucharistic Adoration, and then a Procession through the streets of Raritan, visiting the Churches of St. Ann & St. Joseph. Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 10:00 AM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 11:30 AM Solemn Eucharistic Procession begins at 12:30 PM
Bring your appetite and your blanket or lawn chair as we kick off summer with the biggest party of the year! Amazing food trucks, boardwalk games, live music, and more! Saturday, June 19 from 11-7 at the Elks Club, 1500 Brooks Blvd in Hillsborough. A portion of all proceeds will benefit St. Ann Classical Academy.
SACA Love Thy Neighbor Raffle St. Ann Classical Academy presents their 2021 Love Thy Neighbor Raffle, with fabulous prizes supporting local businesses. Grand prize is a ShopRite gift card worth $2500! Tickets are $25 each and are available at the churches served by the Oratory, as well as by contacting SACAraffles@gmail.com or the school office at 908-725-7787. Drawing will take place on May 9, 2021.
Join us for prayer, formation, and fellowship as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday is the birthday of the Church at Pentecost! This will be a hybrid event: We will meet in person at 1:15 PM in the St. Ann's school cafeteria, and we will also include Zoom for those who can't be present. Sanctify is a Catholic community of young families, married couples, & singles dedicated to cultivating sanctity in daily life through prayer, formation, & holy friendships that support members to fulfill their particular vocations.
We're inviting all high school teens to attend Brown Bag Blast!, a service night making sandwiches for the homeless to be given out through S.H.I.P., on Sunday, 4/25 from 7-8:30pm in the Holy Trinity Parish Center in Bridgewater. Come for service, and stay for games, snacks, prayer, and friends. For more information, contact Brian at BridgewaterRaritan@u-serve.com.
The Oratory and the Divine Mercy Apostolate of the Diocese of Metuchen welcome everyone to the annual celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, on April 11. Confessions will be heard from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Divine Mercy Prayers & Chaplet at 3:00 PM, followed by Mass & blessing with Relic of St. Faustina.
Our next uServe event for local high school students will be Soap for Hope! Sign up to make toiletry kits at home for shelters (through Jersey Cares), then drop them off at Holy Trinity on Sunday 3/7 between 7 and 8pm. Also 7-8pm, we invite you to stay to make cards with us to go with them. We'll also play some games and talk about Lent!
Sanctify, our group for married couples, young families, and single adults, will have our next meeting on Sunday, February 21. Live-streamed Eucharistic Adoration with guided prayer, a formation video, and group discussion will all take place virtually using Zoom. Our Facebook page, "SanctifyCatholics", will be updated with all the event information, and you can RSVP there. If you prefer to RSVP by email, please contact us at SanctifyCatholics@gmail.com
This Lent, the Oratorian community will be offering a series of reflections on the Traditions and Practices of Lent, on Wednesday evenings beginning February 24th at 7:30 pm, immediately following Stations of the Cross at 7:00, at St. Joseph’s Church in Raritan. Attend in-person or watch the livestream on the Raritan Oratory YouTube Channel.
This summer, we'll be joining teens from BOLD Youth Ministry around NJ to go to Catholic Heart Work Camp in Dover, Delaware. This week-long summer mission trip is an amazing opportunity to serve those in need. Go to boldym.com/chwc to learn more and to register. For more information contact Brian Flanagan at BridgewaterRaritan@u-serve.com.
On Sunday, December 13, at 3 pm, join the Oratorian community on YouTube for our annual Advent Lessons and Carols service. This year, it will be a virtual service featuring new vocal performances, a virtual choir, and archival recordings from recent years. A printable booklet will be available to aid your participation. More information at www.raritanoratory.org.
Since the Super Bowl is coming up next weekend, we'll join millions from all over the country to Tackle Hunger with the Soup-er Bowl of Caring. Make non-perishable breakfast bags at home and drop them off at Holy Trinity in Bridgewater throughout the week. Click the link to sign up. For more info contact Brian Flanagan at BridgewaterRaritan@uServe.com
Sanctify is a Catholic community focused on young families, married couples, and singles dedicated to cultivating holy friendships that support each member to fulfill his or her particular vocation. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, December 6. Live-streamed Eucharistic Adoration with guided Lectio Divina, a formation video, and group discussion will all take place virtually on Google Meet. Details and RSVP on the Sanctify Facebook page.
St. Ann Classical Academy in Raritan is in need of a part-time physical education teacher for Grades K-8. Duties would include meeting with each grace once a week (Fridays) and developing and executing a varied physical education program for our students. If you are interested in the position please contact Fr. Peter Cebulka, C.O., Head of School, at 908-725-7787 or email@example.com.
The Oratory and Fiat Ministries are teaming up this year for a series of service-based youth ministry events for high school students, called the “uServe” Program. Our first event will be a "Brown Bag Blast!", making sandwiches for the homeless. Sunday, November 15, from 7-8:30pm in the Holy Trinity Parish Center.
Are you interested in taking your relationship with God and your daily vocation to a new level? Consider joining Sanctify! Sanctify is a Catholic community focused on young families, married couples, and singles dedicated to cultivating holy friendships that support each member to fulfill his or her particular vocation. We seek to explore and witness to the truth, beauty, and goodness of our Catholic faith through the Sacraments, prayer, formation, and fellowship while we pursue sainthood in our daily lives.
Pope Francis recently established the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as the "Sunday of the Word of God," in order to honor and promote the role of Sacred Scripture in the spiritual life of Catholics. This year, it falls on the weekend of January 25-26. As a way of observing this special day in our parish, everyone is invited to bring your Bible to church to be blessed during the celebration of Mass.
The Holy Father will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on December 13. May Jesus the High Priest continue to renew, increase, and strengthen in Pope Francis the graces received at his ordination as he continues to carry his priestly ministry in service to our Holy Church.