"The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2. The entire month of November falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward."
Friday, November 1st - Solemnity of All Saints - a holy day of obligation
Masses Celebrated: 9 AM | 12:10 PM | 4:15 PM | 7 PM
First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with
Exposition & Benediction following the 9AM Mass.
Saturday, November 2nd - All Souls Day
Mass Celebrated: 9 AM
First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
with Exposition & Benediction following the 9AM Mass.
Sunday, November 3rd - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Celebrated: 5PM (Vigil) | 8 AM | 10 AM | 12 PM
8 AM Mass Intention: The Deceased Clergy
(Priests & Deacons) of St. Thomas More Parish
Saturday, November 23rd - Mass for the Faithful Departed / Saturday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
Mass Celebrated: 9 AM ("Coffee &..." Reception after Mass)
9 AM Mass Intention: Deceased Parishioners and
Deceased Family & Friends of STM Parishioners
*Please notify the Rectory of our beloved deceased to be included
as intentions during this Mass.*
A Prayer for Our Confirmandi
Holy Spirit, strengthen our STM Confirmandi with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord, as a disciple of Christ. Fill them with the joy of your presence. Increase in them the fruit of your Spirit. Help them to experience and trust your dwelling within, so that they may count on your guidance today and every day. Show us the way to help one another become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person we encounter. Amen.
"Vocations are born within the Church. Vocations grow within the Church. Vocations are sustained by the Church." -Pope Francis
This week, National Vocations Awareness Week, November 3-9th, let us commit ourselves to praying for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and for more faithful marriages. May the members of the Body of Christ respond faithfully to the call to holiness in, for, and through the Church. May all those called to married, single, priestly, and religious life discover their call, be supported in it, and follow Jesus Christ in holiness and faith.
For discernment resources or support, please speak with one of the priests or our seminarian. The Archdiocesan Vocations Office also has resources available at www.NewarkPriest.com.
St. Thomas More Parish is in the process of launching a Youth Ministry. We cordially invite our 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to join this exciting parish
In light of this, the parish ministry will start off by sponsoring a co-ed “Family
Volleyball” game for charity. This event will prepare your child to be exposed to
Charity Works in the parish and will be the perfect opportunity for them to live out
their faith in action.
Registration is free – we only ask that you bring a non-perishable item to be
donated for the less fortunate.
Parents and siblings are invited to join in the volleyball game (12 years and older).
Younger siblings are certainly welcome to observe the game. More information
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-227-3607 by October 13th.
Event: Family Volleyball Game
Place: STM Gym
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 3:30PM