An Update On Our Parish In Light Today's Directives

UPDATED

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

The March 23, 2020 update from the Bishop’s Office has changed some restrictions. See revisions below as they apply to us. Please be advised that these policies are subject to change at any time depending upon updated State and Ecclesiastical directives.

 

Sunday/Weekday Masses

Bishop Sullivan directs that all public Sunday and weekday Masses be suspended until further notice. This restriction continues as is. The Sunday parish Mass at St. Peter Church will be posted on our website and Facebook page each weekend. For live streaming of the Sunday Mass elsewhere, go to www.Camdendiocese.org. NOTE: All currently scheduled St. Peter’s Mass intentions will be honored in the private Masses of the priests.

 

Church Visits

As of March 23, 2020, the Diocesan directives state that churches may be opened, but exposition of the Blessed Sacrament cannot be resumed at this time. Strict social distancing must be observed. We will be disinfecting the church regularly. It will be periodically closed for several hours for disinfecting. Signs will be posted on the church doors during the disinfecting procedure. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Church will be open from: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The exception will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday for the recording of the weekend Mass.

 

Confessions

The regular Confession schedule will now be as follows:

 

Tuesdays Noon– 1:00 p.m.​

Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

 

All Confessions will be in the crying room in Church.Penitents must maintain a distance of six-feet apart while in line for confession.

 

Funerals

All public funeral services are cancelled. Burials may not be able to wait, but only 10 people may attend a burial, at which a priest may preside. The priest must celebrate a private Mass for the deceased person the day of the burial and inform the family that he is doing so.

 

Weddings

Weddings have been temporarily suspended.​

 

Baptisms

Baptisms have temporarily been suspended, with the exception of emergency Baptisms.​

 

Confirmation

We are awaiting instructions from the Bishop’s Office as to the celebration of Confirmation this year.​

 

Anointing of the Sick

The celebration of the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum will take place as needed. Call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 anytime should a serious need arise.

 

Holy Week and Sacred Triduum

Bishop Sullivan has announced the changes to Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. You can read them by clicking here.

 

All other parish religious and social activities are cancelled until further notice.

 

St. Peter School

Classes are cancelled until further notice. School families will receive constant updates from our Principal, Mr. Joseph Saffioti.

 

Religious Education

All Religious Education (C.C.D.) classes are cancelled until further notice. Our coordinator of Religious Education, Stephanie Vostenak, is keeping all parents and students informed about our on-line learning platforms during this period.

 

Continue to monitor our website or call the Rectory at 856-663-1373.

 

Courage, my dear friends, during this challenging time. We will pass through it by the Grace of God!

 

You are constantly in my prayers and Masses,

 

Fr. Tim

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