Welcome to the Parish Community of
St. Brigid and St. Elizabeth
The Mission of St. Elizabeth-St.Brigid Parish is to become more faithful members of the Body of Christ and to become a bridge to bring others into the loving embrace of Jesus. Nourished and sustained by God's Word and the Sacraments we are committed to our Lord's request: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News" (Mark 16:15)
129 Main Street P.O. Box 33 Peapack, NJ 07977
Tel. (908) 234-1265
Fax (908) 234-2923
Parish Center E-Mail:
34 Peapack Road P.O. Box 37
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Reverend Monsignor Edward C. Puleo, Pastor
Margaret Mulrooney, Parish Life Co-ordinator
Denise O'Callaghan, Parish Catechetical Leader
Current Bulletin for May 1AprilApril, 2016
First Communion will be celebrated at St. Brigid Church on May 14 at the 5 PM Mass and
on May 15 at the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses
Please pray for our children and their families.
A Concert Evening of Reflection
through music and story featuring Katy Feeney
Mary : Mother of Mercy
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM
St. Brigid Church, Peapack
DAUGHTERS OF MARY
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
The Diocese of Metuchen, in concert with the Diocese of Brooklyn, will provide a live satellite broadcast of the Episcopal Ordination of The Most Reverend James F. Checchio Tuesday, May 3. Live coverage will begin with a 1:30 PM procession leading up to the 2 PM liturgy.
On that day, you may access the live stream of the Mass via Diocese of Metuchen’s website, http://diometuchen.org/ordination. Following the Mass, a link to the recording will be posted on the diocesan website for later viewing.
The May 3 Episcopal Ordination Mass will be broadcast live on air on NET TV, EWTN and Catholic TV (check with your television provider for channel listings in your area) and it simultaneously will be streamed online via the following websites:
NET TV – Diocese of Brooklyn
EWTN – Global Catholic Network
Catholic TV – New England Region
http://www.catholictv.com or http://catholictv.com/watch-live
Easter Message from Monsignor Puleo
My brothers and sisters,
Exalt and rejoice! Christ Jesus truly is Risen!
In just a few months we have followed Jesus from his birth in Bethlehem to his death on Calvary. We now celebrate his resurrection. The world has been given new life, a fresh start, another chance. Jesus, the light of the world, shines victorious over the powers of evil and darkness. We are called to share in the light of Christ - to be children of the light. The dark days are behind us. Ignorance and confusion caused by sin are to be replaced by peace and mercy. You and I are called to become instruments of peace and mercy. First in us, then in the rest of the world, we pray, peace and mercy shall abound.
The message of Easter is always one of hope and assurance. We are never alone or powerless when we experience the presence of God in a new and vibrant way through the resurrection of Jesus. We rejoice in the Lord who shares His life, His love, His peace and His mercy with us.
During this Jubilee Year of God's Mercy, our Easter celebration includes the appointment of a new Bishop in the Diocese of Metuchen. As we bid farewell to Bishop Bootkoski who served our diocese unselfishly for 14 years, we promise him our continued prayers as he retires as our chief shepherd. We greet Bishop-Elect James Checchiowith enthusiasm and great expectation. Like the Risen Lord, we hope our new bishop will lead us well, helping us to discern the best use of our material and spiritual gifts, as we go about living our Catholic faith. We promise him our prayerful support.
On that first Easter morning when our Risen Savior greeted his first followers he used a phrase we use at every Mass: "Peace be with you”. (John 20:21) During these weeks of Easter we pray for peace: for ourselves, our nation and our world. But we want to also pray for the grace to be men and women of mercy. As God is so generously merciful to us, we must learn to be all the more merciful to other people.
By the way we live our lives, we are to attract others to living more faithful lives following our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
A blessed Easter to you all!
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Guidance on Weather & Mass Attendance
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I offer the following guidance for those occasions when weather conditions might present a hazard walking or driving to church for Sunday Mass.
Catholics are not obliged to follow the precept to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when weather conditions could make roads, sidewalks, and parking lots unsafe. When judging whether travelling could be dangerous, one should use common sense and always err on the side of caution.
When unable to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist, the faithful still are encouraged to observe the Day of the Lord (Sunday). A practical approach may be to read and reflect on the Gospel of the day and, if living with others, you may discuss ways the Gospel message can be lived out in your own household, the Domestic Church. You may also consider praying together the Responsorial Psalm of the Day.
Through this correspondance, it is my desire that parishioners of the Diocese of Metuchen may better understand their Mass obligation when weather events may lead to adverse travel conditions.
Sincerely in the Lord,
+Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski
Bishop of Metuchen
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By mail: Parish Center of St. Elizabeth-St. Brigid, PO Box 33, Peapack, NJ 07977