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Parish Bulletin / Boletin Parroquial

BASIC CONTACT INFORMATION
Saint Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church
Pastor: Rev. John J. Szczepanik
Address: 20 William St. South River N.J 08882
Phone: (732)-257-0100 / Spanish (732)-766-3452
Whats App: (732)-766-3452
e-mail: SaintStephen1@aol.com
Web Site: StStephennj.com  / You Tube

 

SERVICES THIS WEEK:

Monday, February 26:

7:00 p.m. – Novena to the Precious Blood of Christ              in Spanish

 

Tuesday, February 27:

10:00 a.m. – Anthony Buffalino          Mass in English

4:30 p.m. – CCD classes.      in English 

7:00 p.m. – Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows         in Spanish

 

Wednesday, February 28:

10:00 a.m. – Margaret Smutko         Mass in English

7:00 p.m. – TBD         Mass in Spanish

 

Thursday, February 29:

10:00 a.m. – Louis Hendricks          Mass in English

7:00 p.m. – adoration of the Blessed Sacrament             in Spanish

 

Friday, March 1:

10:00 a.m. – Joseph & Frances Patrick            Mass in English

4:00 p.m. – Via Crucis      in English

7:00 p.m. – Via Crucis             in Spanish

7:50 p.m – Charismatic Prayer group  in Spanish 

 

Saturday, March 2:

4:00 p.m. – God’s blessing for Geraldine Peterson           Mass in English

6:00 p.m. – Tony Lugos            Mass in Spanish

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Sunday, March 3:   

8:30 a.m. – Elizabeth Fonydth        Mass in English

10:00 a.m. –  TBD        Mass in Spanish

11:30 a.m. – TBD      Mass in Spanish

12:30 .p.m. – CCD classes        in English

1:00 p.m. – CCD classes           in Spanish

4:00 p.m. – TBD          Mass in Spanish

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Weekly Offerings:     You can make your weekly donation to the Church at the end of each Mass by placing it in the collection basket situated on top of the white pillar on the right side of the exit door.  Also, you can mail your check directly to the parish office at 20 William Street, South River, N.J.  08882.   With many thanks to all our parishioners for your continuous financial support of the parish.     Fr. John


International Pilgrimage of St. Stephen’s # 12 ( May 6 – 14, 2024 ):  All seats have already been taken.


International Pilgrimage of St. Stephen’s # 14 ( August 12 – 29, 2024 )   will take us to various spiritual and non-spiritual sites in 11 European countries ( Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland ). All seats have already been taken.


Centennial anniversary of the construction of our church – main projects:    * installation of the new Main Altar of Christ the High Priest – completed on August 11, 202;  * creation of a new chapel in the church ( Chapel of the Crucified Lord ) with His images coming from various parts of the world ( situated on the left side of the staircase leading us to the choir loft ) – completed on July 4, 2021;   * construction of a new sidewalk behind the church – connecting the existing sidewalk on both sides of the church ) – completed on August 14, 2021;      * erection of a statue of St. Joseph the Worker in the garden area on the right side of the church – completed on September 2, 2021;     * installation of the Praying Angel on the left side of the church on August 20, 2022;      * renovation of the parish parking lot’s wall on August 21, 2022;      * installation of a new welcoming sign in front of the church on October 7, 2022;      * renovation of the kitchen and the stage in our Parish Center ( April 2023 );     * renovation of the sidewalk in front of the church and the staircase that leads to its front entrance door ( April 2023 )    


 Confessions –   any day at any time upon one hour telephone notice.


Travelling Chalice:   To  promote prayers for vocations among our parishioners and to ask the Lord to inspire young men from our parish to enter Priesthood, I warmly invite you, my Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Parish, to consider receiving an old chalice, hosting it for a week and at the time of its presence among you, saying a daily prayer for vocations. The prayer cards will accompany the chalice. You can ask for any week of your choice personally or via a phone call ( 732-257-0100 ).    Fr. John


Parish Bingo  invites you to its games on Saturday, April 6, starting at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds for St. Stephen’s.


CCD Program:    Registration for the school year 2023 / 24   after each Sunday Mass. Classes resumed have already resumed with the following three choices:  1) Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in English;     2) Sundays at 1:00 p.m. in Spanish;    3) Sundays at 4:45 p.m. in English;     4) Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in English.     Our program is free if charge, however, your child is required to be at Mass every weekend.   


International Lunch     invites you to taste delicious Larin American food following the 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, April 28.

All proceeds for St. Stephen’s.


Parish Registration:   We warmly invite you to register in our humble Catholic Community of St. Stephen Protomartyr Church. You can always do so after Mass. 


All businesses in our area are invited to place ads in our parish bulletin in its paper version and on-line – it appears every week in two languages  ( in English and in Spanish ). Our rate is $120.00 per year.      More info in our parish office ( 732-257-0100 ). With many thanks to the following businesses, that have already advertised with us:

Bella Puebla Pizzeria & Mexican Cuisine:  714 State Rt. 18 in East Brunswick ( 732-238-1078 & 732-238-1258 )

Ben Construction LLC:   sidewalks, curbs, patios, Belgium blocks, service walks, handicap ramps, driveway  ( 908-720-0407 )

Better Life Pharmacy:  54 Main Street in South River ( 732-257-0069 );      free delivery           Wael Isaac, CEO

DBA Law Offices of Maribel J. Allen, Esquire:  292 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick ( 732-887-5739 )

Dental Arts Studio, LLC:    15 West Prospect Street in East Brunswick ( 732-254-5600 );     Svetlana Steinberg

Eighteen Lumber, Inc.:   652 Rt. 18 in East Brunswick ( 732-257-6004 )

Elaine Mariolis, DPM    LLC:    252 Smith Street, Perth Amboy ( 732-826-5400 )

El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant:   42 Min Street in South River ( 732-432-4941 )        delivery         catering

Healing Road Counseling Services:    27 South 5th Ave., Highland Park, N.J. ( 215-688-5116 )    Yudelka Columna, MSW, LSSW

K & C Bookkeeping Services LLC:     852 Easton Ave., Somerset, N.J. 08873      ( 732-648-4210 )        Maria Reyes

Latin Flavor:  empanadas, rice, roast, chicken and pork;      LatinFlavorPR.com   ( 347-683-7036 )

Maliszewski Funeral Home:  218 Whitehead Avenue, South River    ( 732-254-0428 )          Carmen Spezzi, Manager

Matamoros Tax Services:   210 New Street in New Brunswick ( 732-846-0050 )        authorized IRS provider

Mia’s Pizza Restaurant:  4500 Bordentown Ave., Sayreville ( 732-651-9888 )      delivery available

Milina Cuisine LLC Restaurant:    2909 Washington Road in Parlin ( 732-952-8226 )         Milinacuisine.com

New City Fresh Market Carniceria:  48 Main Street in South River ( 732-210-2888 )

NOVA Paving & Masonry:   www.NovaPavingMasonry.com ( 908-455-5367 + 609-509-3094 )        free estimates

Peopleready skilled trades:   1945 Morris Ave., Unit 3, Union, N.J. 07083 ( 201-419-9692 );   Denise Martinez, Manager

PNC Bank:  289 Rt. 18 North in East Brunswick ( 732-390-6207 )         Sandra Nielsen, Branch Manager

Portuguese Fisherman Restaurant:      11 Jackson Street in South River ( 732-238-5188 )         Mark Silva, Owner

Reny’s Unisex Hair Salon:  91 Jackson Street in South River ( 732-390-0600 )       Renyshairsalon.com

Rezem Funeral Home, Inc:   457 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick ( 732-257-1191 )       James T. Fife, Manager

Scalia Home for Funerals and Cremations Service:   3377 US Highway 9 in Old Bridge ( 732-679-4422 )     Michael Hagarty & John Vincent

Texas Road Pharmacy:    1183 Englishtown Road in Old Bridge ( 732-726-1101 )       free delivery

Tex Mex  Panaderia y Pasteleria Mexican Bakery:   19 Main Street in South River ( 732-955-6360 )

The Class Barbershop:  58 Main Street in South River ( 732-360-7379 )

Wadie’s Hair Salon:  716 Route 18, East Brunswick ( 732-432-9004 )

 

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Parish registration              You are warmly invited to join our old, small Parish with a Big Heart. Please, print / complete the below listed mini-form and mail it to the parish office ( 20 William Street, South River, N.J. 08882 ), or simply drop it off in our Sunday collection basket.

If you live far away – you can become an Honorary Member of Saint Stephen’s, supporting it spiritually and financially.

registration form