IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BISHOP O’CONNELL: A call to advocacy for Catholic school inclusion in HEROES ACT funding– Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared the following message May 14 to all members of the diocesan community: Our Catholic schools struggle to stay open as it is, and the pandemic will impact them negatively as our neighboring dioceses in New Jersey have revealed. Please visit njcatholic.org/faith-in-action or click here to contact our New Jersey Senators and Congressmen using the message template there. We need to work quickly to ask their support. Click Here to See Full Article from our Bishop. Thank you and God bless you in these stressful days. Respectfully yours in the Lord, Bishop O’Connell. UPDATE TO BILL
FROM BISHOP O’CONNELL: Churches may reopen for private prayer only, in compliance with public health guidelines, on Wednesday, May 13TH READ FULL ARTICLE AND ALL GUIDELINES WHICH MUST BE FOLLOWED…Dear Parishioners, Please read the entire notice from the Bishop. In compliance with his directives we would need volunteers to help sanitize the church each day, See Full Directives. If you would like to volunteer please call the parish office at 732-270-3980 or private message our St. Justin the Martyr Facebook Page, thank you.
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 hoppers located in the church if you choose to drop off an envelope during the time the church is open for private prayer. 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