ARCHDIOCESan News

Updates from Cardinal Tobin

NEW DIRECTIVES effective March 25, 2020:

  • Wakes and funerals must be postponed until further notice. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group. Burials may take place with only the priest.

  • All baptisms must be postponed until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.

  • All weddings are postponed until further notice.

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is suspended until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency. 

  • All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until further notice. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until further notice.

  • Parish offices must be closed until further notice.  Employees who provide essential services should be limited and on staggered schedules.

The following directives REMAIN IN FORCE since March 18, 2020:

  • All public celebrations of daily and Sunday Mass suspended until further notice.

  • All public celebrations of the Sacraments and other public forms of worship suspended until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, previously scheduled Confirmations, celebrations of First Communion, penitential services, Communion services, and Liturgies of the Word. 

  • Anointing of the Sick: A priest may use a cotton-tipped swab or cotton ball as an instrument to anoint the sick person. 

  • Holy Water should be removed from all fonts. 

  • Celebrations of Mass should continue via live-streaming. Contributions also are gratefully accepted through usual channels including mailed envelopes, other online giving, Annual Appeal, etc.

  • The Archdiocesan Center remains closed with limited and staggering of hours.

  • Catholic Schools remain closed as directed by the State of New Jersey.

  • All Archdiocese of Newark Catechetical education and events sponsored by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) are suspended.

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Bernauer Parish Center

290 Plainfield Ave.

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Celebration of the Eucharist - All in the Bernauer Parish Center

Saturday Evening - 5:30 & 5:45 pm 

Sunday Morning - 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 9:00 am, noon, 12:15 pm  

Monday - Saturday - 9:00 am 

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