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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Young Adult Holy Hour

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No fee

Young Adults (age 18 to 39) are invited to a Holy Hour, the second Sunday of every month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., starting September 11 and lasting until June (except April 9 & May 14, 2017). The Holy Hour will include praise and worship, faith sharing and guest speakers. Reconciliation will also be available. The Holy Hour will be followed by fellowship and dinner at a local restaurant - individuals are responsible for their own meals.

For more information, visit the Youth and Young Adult Ministry page.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Natural Family Planning Course

6:00 pm

$100 – registration required

The series of four courses will focus on Natural Family Planning (NFP), fertility awareness that can be used to naturally plan or postpone pregnancy in a healthy, effective, ecological and morally acceptable way. NFP respects God's design for married love and enables its users to work with the body, rather than against it. Fertility is viewed as a gift and a reality to live, not a problem to be solved. 

For more information or to register, please visit http://diometuchen.org/natural-family-planning/ or call (732) 562-1990 ext. 1705 or email family.life@diometuchen.org.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Integrating Media into Your Catechesis

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, will discuss practical tools for using media in religious education (parish programs and Catholic schools) and provide a guide to engaging media through critical inquiry.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Proclaimed in Your Midst

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

No registration fee - registration required – registration required

Tony Varas, Director, Office of Worship, will introduce the participant to the ways that Sacred Scriptures are reflected in the Liturgy and how the Liturgy reflects the Sacred Scriptures. Participants will explore how liturgical texts, actions and symbols reflect the Scripture; the cycle of readings and formation of canon of readings; the structure of the Lectionary; relationship of the Gospel and the First Reading. Pre-registration required. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, contact Mary Ann Giannone, mgiannone@diometuchen.org.

Fire Upon the Earth

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CLASS FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED – registration required

Fire Upon the Earth is the Diocese of Metuchen's nine-month formation course for the mission of evangelization that began in September 2016. The course provides a basic introduction to evangelization from the Catholic perspective and works both to inform the participants about evangelization and transform them into evangelizers as they are introduced to methods and practical tools that they can use to implement it. 


For information on upcoming courses offered by the Office of Evangelization, visit: http://diometuchen.org/offices-and-ministries/formation-and-leadership/evangelization/courses/

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Within Diocese $75.00 Outside Diocese $100.00 – registration required

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is designed to help today's engaged couples understand and embrace a Catholic vision of married love.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

An Evening of Celebration and Remembrance: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Joanne on Mission ... Stories from the Mission Field

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Joanne Garcia, who has been serving as a missionary for the past two years in the Philippines, is back in the United States to share stories from the mission field - stories of God's love, healing and faithfulness. She is a member of Family Missions Company, a lay Catholic missionary group based in Louisiana, whose primary goal is to proclaim the Good News and serve the poor.

Young Adult Retreat

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

$10 suggested donation – registration required

Calling all young adults (18-39)! What is your deepest desire? Is it to live a happy and meaningful life? Jesus tells us that He is the meaning of life and that encountering His Sacred Heart – full of love for us – will fill our lives with abundant joy, happiness and peace. An encounter with God sets our hearts on fire and inspires us to love and serve God with our entire lives. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola will help facilitate this encounter. They consist of meditations, prayers, considerations and contemplative practices to help your faith become more fully alive each day as you become aware of where God is moving in your life and learn to “listen” to God’s promptings. This retreat series is for all young adults who want to live life to the fullest in peace and joy! Consisting of 5 afternoons of prayer between October and June, the series has been revitalized from previous years and each afternoon will focus on one aspect of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Next Retreat Dates:

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2 – 7 p.m.  (Two Standards) 
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2 – 7 p.m.  (The Examen) 
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2 – 7 p.m.   (Love & How God Loves Us)

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Diocesan Center Closed


The St. John Neumann Pastoral Center will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The pastoral center will reopen at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

  • Location: St. John Neumann Pastoral Center
  • Website: none