PRAY THE ROSARY FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:00pm in the church. “Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all” the USCCB invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom. Please join us for this beautiful rosary.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: NJ BISHOPS HAVE LIFTED THE DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS AND HOLY DAYS BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 5/6 (CORPUS CHRISTI) Read Full Statement 5 20 21 Revised Statement of the Board of Bishops Lifting Dispensation from Mass
For those who are unable to attend Mass in person, you can now view Mass from our parish on YouTube and Facebook each Sunday at 8:00am (You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view the Mass) CLICK HERE FOR THIS SUNDAY’S MASS (Available 8am Sunday Mornings)
Collections are vital to our existence as a Parish. If your circumstances permit, please consider donating to the parish at this time. Donations can be mailed to the church: St. Justin the Martyr, 975 Fischer Blvd. Toms River, NJ 08753. There are also collection baskets located in the church at the exits, to drop off an envelope before or after Mass, collection baskets are not permitted to be passed. Also, consider making your online offertory for our parish thru the Diocese, that has now created a “Pass the Basket Emergency Fund.” Please go to this link to contribute to St. Justin’s: https://dioceseoftrenton.org/covid-19-emergency-fund These are challenging times for all of us. This crisis has hit many of us hard and our parish is no different. I am most grateful to all who have continued to mail in their weekly offerings, or donated on line, so we can pay all bills on time.
HOPE IN TROUBLED TIMES, We are in a dark period in our world and in our country in that we have been separated from Eucharist. However, life will emerge again as nature shows us. Things will come back to normal if we put our trust and faith in our Lord. Historically people have turned to houses of worship during troubled times, however, this virus has kept us from receiving the gift of life, Jesus in the Eucharist. Let us put our faith and trust in the Lord as we pray for all of those who have died, all of those who have been affected by this virus; whose lives have been disrupted during these difficult times. We pray for all health care workers and all those working hard to combat the disease. Please read 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Psalm 46. Father Mark
MISSION STATEMENT: The goal of Saint Justin The Martyr Parish is that each member grow in the Grace through Jesus Christ, and in so doing cooperate with the Holy Spirit in giving glory to God, in experiencing the salvation of their soul, and in building up the Body of Christ