I’m so glad that you’re taking the time to get to know us. I pray that you and your family are all safe and healthy during this unprecedented time that is affecting the lives of so many.
Who are we at St. Elizabeth of Hungary? What are we about? We’re about open doors. And open minds. And open hearts.
Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever you’ve done, whatever you’re going through, wherever you find yourself today on the journey of faith, you are welcome here. This is a place to belong. This is a place to become.
St Elizabeth of Hungary is a place to make friends – and to make progress, to grow in faith and hope and love, to grow closer to Christ. We’re working on caring better for one another – and we’re working on serving the needs of the community around us. We are living the Gospel Message!
We’re working on being a real family, a family of faith. And we’re eager to welcome you home.
Come and see. And come “as you are.” And when you do, make sure you find me, I’d love to meet you!
I look forward to the day when we may ALL gather once more, without restrictions.
Please know that you are loved and cared for,
For Lenten Activities, use the Lenten Toolbox by clicking here
Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits for Religious Service and Large Sports and Entertainment Venues, and Spectators for Collegiate Sporting Events
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced Executive Order No. 225, which increases capacity limits for religious services and large sports and entertainment venues. Additionally, limited spectators will be allowed at collegiate sporting events, mirroring last week’s announcement on youth sporting events.“As our COVID-19 metrics continue to trend in the right direction and as we continue our aggressive vaccination effort, we believe we can safely take this step,” said Governor Murphy. “We have always strived to make accommodations wherever safely possible, be it with religious services, sporting events, entertainment venues, or in other sectors. I am pleased that we are able to increase these limits today and hopeful that the numbers continue to point in the right direction for further reopening steps.”The changes are as follows:
- Religious services and celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, funerals, and memorial services that involve a religious service, will be able to operate at 50% capacity of the room in which they are held, with no cap on the number of individuals permitted to attend. Services were previously limited to 35% of the room, up to 150 individuals.
- Individuals attending services will still be required to wear masks and sit six feet apart from those outside of their household group.
The Church is regularly cleaned and sanitized.
In order to maintain a clean and safe worship environment, the Church is regularly cleaned and sanitized after each service daily.
- Monday to Friday: The Church opens for the 8:00am Mass and is closed at 9:00am to allow for cleaning in preparation for the next Mass. The Church re-opens at 11:00am for those who wish to spend time of prayer before the 12:00nn Mass daily during weekdays. You may stay for Confession (after the 12:00nn Mass until 1:00pm) and also for private prayers until 2:00pm. The Church will be closed for cleaning at 2:00pm everyday.
- Saturday: The Church opens at 11:00am for those who wish to spend time of prayer before the 12:00nn Mass. Confession is heard after the 12:00nn Mass until 1:00pm when the doors then will be locked to allow for cleaning of the pews in preparation for the 4:00pm Vigil Mass for the weekend. During this season of Lent, the Church re-opens at 3:00pm to allow for people who wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance (3:00-3:45pm) before the 4:00pm Vigil Mass. The doors of the Church will be closed after people leave from attending the Vigil Mass. This allows for the cleaning of the pews in preparation for the Masses of Sunday the following day.
- Sunday: The Church opens for Sunday Masses at 7:00am. The pews are cleaned after every Mass (of 8:00am; 10:00am; and 12:00nn). During the season of Lent, baptisms are not celebrated. The Church doors will be closed after the people leave from attending the last Mass of 12:00nn. This allows for the cleaning of the pews in preparation for the Masses of the following day.
- Holydays: On days observed as a holiday, the Parish Office is closed. The Church opens at 9:00am for those who wish to spend time of prayer before the one and only Mass celebrated at 10:00am (open to the public and livestream at the same time). The Church doors will be closed after the people leave from attending the only Mass of the day. This allows for the cleaning of the pews in preparation for the Masses of the following day.
PLEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER:
When you come to join us for our services or visit our Church for private prayer, please observe all necessary protocols to keep our worship space clean and sanitized.
- Always SIGN-IN ON THE FORM FOR CONTACT TRACING when you enter and/or exit the Church
- Wear a FACE MASK at all times while in the Church
- Stay 6-feet apart (proper social distancing) from the next person, unless members of the same household
- Use only open pews (others are cordoned off every three pews)
- Bring and use WIPES to clean your seat before and after your visit
- Sanitize you hands as you enter and exit the Church. Dispensers are available in the vestibule of the Church
- It is best to stay home until you feel better If you are not well; if you have a fever (best to kindly check your temperature before leaving your house) – NB: No Touch Thermometer is also available in the vestibule of the Church. Please ask our Ministers of Hospitality if you wish to have your temperature checked before entering the Church.
- If someone in your household or contact has tested positive with Covid-19, please follow CDC quarantine protocols and consult your health care provider/doctor.
Free Covid-19 Testing
Covid-19 testing has been temporarily suspended.
Returning to Grace: A Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist from Cardinal TobinReturning-to-Grace-EN
In the face of incredible obstacles throughout the past year, the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Newark have served as a beacon of light throughout our communities and beyond for nearly 175 years.
From teachers who’ve risen to the challenge of remote learning, to principals who have continually thought outside of the box to bring some degree of normalcy to education in the midst of a global pandemic, to students and families who’ve answered the call to adapt to these unusually trying times, and to the generous donors like you who have continued to support the cause of Catholic education; it is plain to see that our community is a strong, formidable and a faithfilled one.
I am pleased to let you know that during the fall semester of this academic year, our elementary schools had in person instruction for an average of 71 days (or 83% of the time.) How wonderful!
With your help, we can continue our commitment to provide students with a superior education, life-long friendships, and strong values.
This Catholic Schools Week, please consider a gift today to sustain Catholic education so that we may continue to provide the quality education that our students deserve.
With gratitude for your stewardship,
Msgr. Thomas J. McDade, Vicar for Education
“Without ministry to youth and young adults, there would be no future in the Church. They need to see their experience as something vibrant and joyful, and that’s why it’s fundamental that we have programs, like CCD, in the parish.” – Fr. Francisco Rodriguez, Pastor at St. Francis de Sales in Lodi
Did you know: This year, the 2021 Annual Appeal is raising over $2,000,000 to ensure we are passing on the faith to our next generation of Catholics? Your support of the 2021 Annual Appeal allows our young adult ministries to thrive.
With gratitude for your stewardship,
The Office of Development and Stewardship
Watch the video below for a glimpse into the young adult program at St. Francis de Sales in Lodi.
Services & Sacraments
(all open to public unless indicated otherwise)
|Saturday||4:00pm (Vigil Mass)|
|Sunday||8:00am, 10:00am (Live Streamed) and 12:00 noon|
|Weekdays||8:00am (bilingual & Live streamed) and 12:05pm|
|Saturday||12:05pm (Live Streamed)|
|First Friday||3:00pm Holy Hour (Livestream only)|
|Holy Days of Obligations||8:00am, 12:05pm and 7:00pm (also Livestream)|
|Civil Holidays||10:00am only (also Livestream)|
|Monday – Saturday||After 12:05 Mass (until 1:00pm)|
|Saturday||3:00pm to 3:45pm (before Vigil Mass)|
|Saturday or Sunday||1:00pm (one family at a time)|
For other Sacraments, click here
We, the community of Saint Elizabeth empowered by the Holy Spirit, are the instruments that enables all, bound together in love and thanksgiving, to realize that the Lord is our Savior. This is achieved through worship, the proclamation of the Word, mutual concern and service.
We encourage you to continue to support the parish in one of two ways: either mail your donation in an envelope containing your regular weekly envelope or consider using our online giving platform by clicking here: https://sainteonline.weshareonline.org/
Consider making a donation to Saint Elizabeth Church through the Archdiocesan GoFundMe campaign by clicking here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/stehungary-linden
Daily and Sunday Masses are available for streaming on our Facebook Page
(St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church – Linden, NJ)
or our YouTube Channel
(St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Linden NJ).
Monday – Friday 8:00 am
Saturday 12:05 pm
Sunday 10:00 am