A sacred place for worship and reflection for both the Jersey City and Saint Peter’s University communities.

Lent II

Posted on March 11th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty and ever faithful God:
In this season of Lent we ask you to open our ears
and help us listen to Jesus, the Beloved Son,
in whom you are well pleased.
Give us your Spirit, and the strength
to embrace the mystery of the cross,
so that we may come to immortal life
and share in Christ’s transfigured glory.
Amen.

Lent I

Posted on March 4th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
Because you formed us from the dust of the earth
You know well that sin has scarred our human nature.
Strengthen us at the beginning of Lent.
Make us victorious with Christ,
More powerful than the temptations of evil
So that at last we may come, in the power of the Spirit,
To the happy celebration of Easter.
Amen.

8th Sunday, Ordinary Time

Posted on February 25th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

O God, good and merciful, we thank you, for you loved the world so much that you gave us Jesus your Son.
You call us to trust you, as children trust their mothers and fathers.
We thank you for judging us with mercy and compassion.
Please help us to avoid false judgments, and to show mercy to others.
Please help us to avoid greed.
By the power of your Spirit please help us to share our blessings with one another.
This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Rev. Vincent Sullivan, S.J.

On Ash Wednesday, March 1st, ashes will be distributed at Masses at 8:30 am, 12:10, 5:30 and 7:30 pm.  Ashes will also be distributed at a Service at 3:00 pm.

Visit of Cardinal Tobin to our Deanery

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Rev. Vincent Sullivan, S.J.

Cardinal Tobin will visit the Jersey City North Deanery (Parishes of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Aedan, St. Ann, St. Anne, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Nicholas and St. Paul of the Cross) on Friday, March 31st.   Cardinal Tobin will celebrate a 7:30 pm Mass in St. Aedan’s Church followed by a reception in Hudson Catholic HS.  All are invited.

Forgive us… as we forgive others

Posted on February 18th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
Open our hearts to the gift of your Spirit,
And break within us the chains of violence and hatred,
So that, free to love even our enemies,
We may share in the triumph of good over evil
And bear witness with our lives
To the Gospel of peace.
Amen.

Reconciliation

Posted on February 11th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

Almighty God,
As we come to offer our gift at the altar
Give us your Spirit
And make us eager to seek reconciliation,
So that, with deep reverence for one another,
we may work together for the coming of your Kingdom.
This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Music at St. Aedan’s

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Rev. Vincent Sullivan, S.J.

We can use people to help in our music programs.  If you would like to be part of a schola for our weekly 9:30 Mass, please contact Dr. Joseph Legaspi after that Mass, or at jlegaspi@saintpeters.edu or 201 761-7389.   If you would like to help with our choir for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, please see Paul Citti, our organist, after the 5:30 pm, 8:00 am or 12:30 pm Masses in the choir loft.

Inner Peace in Darkness and Light

Posted on February 9th, 2017 by Rev. Vincent Sullivan, S.J.

A four week guided retreat will be offered during Lent.  The retreat will use exercises from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.  The retreat invites participants to pray daily for four weeks.  Time for prayer and reflection is 50 minutes per day.  Participants will gather once a week for spiritual conversation.  The book, “The First Spiritual Exercises,” by Fr. Michael Hansen, SJ will be used.  Cost is $16 for the book.  Meeting dates are March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6 at 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm in Stewardship Hall.  If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please leave a message for Fr. Angela Rivera-Fals at the rectory: 201 433-6800.

A Presidential Prayer

Posted on February 4th, 2017 by Rev. John Hyatt, S.J.

A favorite prayer of President Harry Truman:

“Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God,
Creator of Heaven, the Earth,
and the Universe.

Help me to be, to think, and to do
what is right, because it is right.

Make me truthful,
honest, and honorable in all things.

Make me intellectually honest,
for the sake of right and honor,
without thought of reward to me.

Give me the ability to be charitable,
forgiving, and patient with my fellowmen.

Help me to understand
their motives and their shortcomings,
even as you understand mine!  Amen