Beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020,
Sacred Heart Church will re-open for Private Personal Prayer only
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only from 12pm - 1:30pm
Please see Restrictions below:
The Archdiocese of Newark’s Coronavirus Task Force continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic situation and to aggregate guiding information from federal, state and local officials. Based on the latest information shared publicly, the following are the new directives issued by Cardinal Tobin for the Archdiocese of Newark and a reminder of his prior directives still in effect.
NEW DIRECTIVES effective June 21, 2020:
Maximum number of participants for public Masses remains at 25% capacity or 100 persons (whichever is lower)
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week that Phase Three directives have been approved as part of the ongoing, three-phase reopening process for parishes throughout the Archdiocese.
Beginning on June 21, 2020, Archdiocesan parishes, which have already been reopened for weekday Masses, funerals, baptisms and weddings, will now be reopened for the celebration of public Sunday Masses. This includes Vigil Masses starting on Saturday, June 20.
Phase Three of the Directives for Re-Opening Churches is contingent upon any further developments or guidance from health and state public officials. As part of Phase Three, the following protocols will be observed:
- Based on state public official guidelines, the maximum number of participants for public Masses, Funerals, Baptisms, and Weddings remains at 25% of the church’s capacity or 50 participants in total, whichever number is lower.
- All the directives on social distancing, wearing of masks, and sanitizing from Phase One and Phase Two remain in force.
- Cardinal Tobin continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
- Parishes will continue to livestream Mass so that those unable to attend may maintain a spiritual connection with their local parish.
Although directives for reopening have been provided to all parishes, it continues to remain the responsibility and decision of each pastor to determine the process and timing for safe reopening of their individual parish.
The Archdiocese will continue to monitor the expert guidance of public health officials and federal and state public officials, who have cautioned not to rush into reopening churches to the faithful before manageable safety protocols can be put in place. The Archdiocese remains committed to the health and well-being of its clergy and staff, the faithful, and the public.Please use the resources available on our website: www.shcbloomfield.org
or visit our Parish Facebook page SHCBloomfieldNJ
Twitter account: @SHCBloomfield
or Instagram account: @musicatSHCBloomfield
For up to date Archdiocesan news please see here: Archdiocese of Newark Covid-19 Updates
Our weekly bulletin will continue to be published, and additionally you can receive the bulletin to your email inbox by signing up at: https://parishesonline.com/
Our resources for this are:
12 Sacred Heart Novena on our website:
Additional devotions can be found in the links below and include
The Rosary: https://www.familyrosary.org/
Prayer from Pope Francis: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-prayer-our-lady-protection-coronavirus.html
Stations of the Cross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoIUsTetlL0
Reading from Scripture, especially for the daily mass readings: