59th Annual Parish Summer Festival

Please give some serious thought to giving us some help! We especially appeal to our younger adults to give us some help in the stands, with selling tickets or working in the kitchen! If you are interested in chairing a stand, please call Maribeth at the parish office. We also need a lot of behind the scenes help. So won’t you please take an active role in this year’s festival and volunteer? We are in need of donations of paper towels and dish towels. Donations can be brought to the parish office.

On-line registration for Summer Festival Volunteers is now available on our website REGISTER HERE >>

Letni Festyn Parafialny

Zbliża się nasz coroczny festyn parafialny. Prosimy, aby chętni do pomocy zgłaszali się do biura parafialnego. Dziękujemy za zaangażowanie!

Volunteers Registration


Parish Cash Raffle

As in previous years, one of the main fundraisers of the Summer Festival will be our Parish Cash Raffle. Money raised through the Cash Raffle will help with the cost of renovation of the bell tower that was desperately needed. The winners will be drawn on Saturday night at 10 PM. First Prize will be 30% of the Gross Raffle Income; Second Prize will be 13% of the Gross, and Third Prize will be 7% of the Gross. Last year's first prize winner was $5774.70 before taxes!

You will receive ONE book of raffle chances at $20.00 per book. PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS ARE $2.00 EACH. Please try your best to sell the entire book and return it either in the Sunday collection basket or mail it to the Parish Office in the enclosed envelope. If you are unable to either sell or purchase the raffle book, please return any unsold chances by Sunday, JULY 23rd. Any unsold tickets not returned, will receive a reminder phone call.

The Summer Festival is more than a fundraiser; it bonds us together when we work for our parish. I hope that once again you will be able to “Take a Step” and offer your time and talent so that this year’s Festival will be as great as those in the past. Let us pray together for good weather and good fellowship, and may God bless you and your families for your continuous dedication.


Jak w poprzednich latach tak i teraz największy wpływ w czasie festiwalu przyniesie Parafialna Loteria Pieniężna. Zebrane ofiary pozwolą na pokrycie kosztów renowacji wieży, która była niezwykle konieczna. Zwycięzcy loterii zostaną wylosowani w Sobotę 29 lipca o godz. 22:00. Nagrody stanowić będą kolejno: I nagroda 30%, II nagroda 13%, trzecia nagroda 7% zysku brutto od sprzedanych biletów loterii. W ostatnim roku pierwsza nagroda osiągnęła $5774.70 (bez podatku).

Wyslalismy do Państwa książeczkę z biletami loterii w cenie $20.00 za wszystkie bilety. Proszę zwrócić uwagę że cena za pojedyńczy bilet wynosi $2.00. Prosimy o sprzedaż wszystkich biletów i zwrócenie ich do parafii, aby mogły wziąć udział w losowaniu. Sprzedane bilety można przynieść do biura parafialnego albo wrzucić do koszyka podczas zbierania kolekty w czasie Mszy św. Jeśli nie sprzedasz wszystkich biletów zwróć proszę resztę biletów do biura parafialnego do dnia 23 lipca. Posiadacz niesprzedanych i niezwróconych biletów otrzyma telefoniczne powiadomienie z parafii.

Nasz Letni Festiwal Parafialny to nie tylko okazja do zbiórki pieniędzy na rzecz parafii, to także szansa na wspólne spotkanie, współpracę i budowanie więzi. Mam nadzieję że będziesz gotowy aby nam pomóc i ofiarujesz swoje talenty i czas aby przyczynić się do naszego Parafialnego Festiwalu. Módlmy się wspólnie o dobrą pogodę i dobrą frekwencję. Niech Bóg błogosławi ciebie i twoją rodzinę za twoją pomoc i ofiarność.


MEGA RAFFLE 2017

Yes, that’s right! The 2017 Mega Raffle will start in June. This year we will only be selling 1000 tickets at a cost of $50/each. If all tickets are sold, the 1st prize will be $5,000, 2nd prize will be $2,500, 3rd prize will be $1,250 and there will be 97 prizes for $167.53. Tickets can be purchased by completing the order form which will be available at the back of the worship sites, on-line via the WE SHARE program or after most Masses (depending on seller availability).

Can you help us sell tickets? If yes, contact the Parish Office at 908-725-0072. Help us reach our goal.

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Sacred Heart June Devotion

The month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. During the month of June, this takes place in our parish with devotions to the Sacred Heart on Mondays at 11:30AM in English and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45PM in Polish at the Sacred Heart worship site.

The following are promises our Lord made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, an apostle of the Sacred Heart in the year 1675. She and St. Columbiere were instrumental in establishing the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will give you all the graces necessary for your state in life.
I will establish peace in your families.
I will comfort you in all your afflictions.
I will be your secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
I will give you a special blessing to all your undertakings.
Sinners will find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
Tepid souls will grow fervent.
Fervent souls will quickly mount to perfection.
I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart will be exposed/honored.
I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
Those who will promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart – never to be blotted out.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, honored and adored now and forever.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, source of all goodness and healing, you have loved me from all eternity. Now I ask for the grace to love you in return. Please increase within me your gifts of faith, hope and love. I offer you my own heart, wounded by sin, crippled by unkindness; but not beyond your power to make whole again. Jesus, I ask that you continue to touch me, calm me, and heal me. Teach me to be gentle and humble of heart, to be patient and loving. In you I live and move and have my being. In you I am healed. Keep me close to you and the life and wholeness that you bring. When I stray, give me the grace to accept your invitation to return to you. Glory to you, O Most Sacred Heart; glory and praise and thanksgiving today and every day. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you. (Say 3 times.)


Christ the Redeemer Parish App

Christ the Redeemer Parish is proud to present our new parish App. We believe it will serve to deepen your faith and at the same time have all the parish information at your fingertips.

Here is why you will want to have the CTR Parish App.

  • It provides you with easy to obtain and up-to-the-minute parish information.
  • The PDF version of the bulletin is published before the paper version of it is available.
  • A palette of much-loved prayers and devotions.
  • Daily biblical readings to follow and pray over.
  • Newsfeeds from trustworthy Catholic sources.
  • Easy access to on-line giving.
  • The ability to receive any notifications from the parish office or any chosen (by you) group or ministry. All you have to do is launch the parish App, and then in the upper left corner, touch the menu button and then touch notifications. You will see all the groups that you can subscribe to and will receive all the notices on your phone sent from the group or groups you have chosen. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Our parish calendar with detailed information about Masses and any scheduled activities.

To download the CTR Parish Mobile App:

• iPhone users: Text CTRP1 to 555888 OR search for “Christ the Redeemer Parish” in the iPhone App Store.

• Android users: Text CTRP2 to 555888 OR search for “Christ the Redeemer Parish” in the Google Play Store.


Corpus Christi Procession

This year, on the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 18th), our procession will again take place from Sacred Heart Church down Main Street to Christ the King Church. This will necessitate a change in the Mass schedule for that day. The 7:00AM Mass in Sacred Heart and the 8:30AM Mass in Christ the King will be cancelled. The 8:30AM Mass in Sacred Heart will be moved to 8:00AM. The procession will take place immediately following the 8:00AM Mass. The 10:30AM Mass in Christ the King will be moved to 11:00AM. The 11:30AM Mass in Sacred Heart will take place as usual. All children who received First Communion and Confirmation this year are to take part. Please wear your First Communion attire and Confirmation robe. Children are to be in the Sacred Heart auditorium at 7:45AM. Please mark your calendars to be present for this celebration.

W tym roku, tak jak poprzednio, nasz procesja Bożego Ciała (niedziela, 18 czerwiec) wyruszy z kościoła Sacred Heart przez Main Street do kościoła Christ the King. Zmiany w porządku Mszy św. tego dnia: Msze św. o godz. 7:00 w Sacred Heart i 8:30 w Christ the King są zniesione. Msza św. o 8:30 w SH jest przeniesiona na 8:00, po niej bezpośrednio procesja. Msza o godz. 10:30 w CtK przeniesiona na godz. 11:00, a Msza św. o godz. 11:30 w SH bez zmian. Wszystkie dzieci, które przyjęły I Komunię Św. i bierzmowana młodzież biorą udział w mszy i procesji w swoich strojach. Dzieci przychodzą o godz. 7:45 do sali pod kościołem. Zarezerwujcie sobie czas na to święto wiary w Chrystusa Eucharystycznego!


Ministry Day of Retreats

June 10th, Ministry Day of Retreats for all Councils and Committees. Program: 9:30am-Opening Meeting; 10:00am-Presentation; 11:00am-Mass; 11:50am – Workgroup 12:30pm-Reports from Group Work; 1:00pm-Lunch.


Pastoral Letter 'Lighting a fire in the heart of our world'

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It has been nine months since I was ordained and installed as your bishop. Approaching the first anniversary of that event on May 3, I already have profound feelings of gratitude and joy for the people whose spiritual care God has entrusted to me. I certainly feel humbled, yet blessed to serve here as your bishop. I have found our diocese to be a wonderful place where God is loved and living and working in some amazing ways. I have also found it to be a place where I have been inspired to deepen my own friendship with Jesus through prayer and worship, as well as in my call to be the best spiritual father possible to you in this local Church of Metuchen.

My first priority has been to get to know the diocese better: its parishes and institutions but most of all the laity, religious, deacons, and priests. From the first day I arrived, I began visiting our 90 parishes. I have been to each of them at least once. At each parish, I have celebrated Mass and often enjoyed a reception afterwards. Your hospitality, enthusiasm and most of all your witnessing to the faith have been so inspiring to me over these past months. I am deeply grateful for your welcome and openness.

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Życzenia Wielkanocne Delegata Konferencji Episkopatu Polski ds. Duszpasterstwa Emigracji Polskiej

Drodzy Bracia i Siostry

W imieniu własnym i wszystkich polskich biskupów pragnę Was serdecznie pozdrowić i złożyć płynące z serca jak najlepsze życzenia z okazji przeżywania największego i najważniejszego katolickiego święta – jak bowiem pisał św. Paweł, gdyby Chrystus nie zmartwychwstał daremna byłaby nasza wiara, a my sami godni politowania. Tymczasem Chrystus zmartwychwstał i ten fakt nadaje sens nie tylko naszej wierze, ale i całemu życiu.

Moim pragnieniem jest, byście świętowali zmartwychwstanie Pana Jezusa razem z Maryją, Jego i naszą Matką. Ku Jej osobie kieruję Wasze spojrzenie, albowiem w bieżącym roku przeżywamy piękne jubileusze związane z Jej kultem. W 2017 roku mija 300 lat od koronacji obrazu szczególnie nam drogiego, jakim jest Jasnogórska ikona Czarnej Madonny. W tym roku przeżywamy również 100. lecie objawień Matki Bożej w Fatimie, a także 50. lecie koronacji wizerunku Matki Bożej, zwanej Królową Korony Polskiej w Licheniu.

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last updated: 06.21.2017