Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey
679 W. Veteran's Highway, Jackson, N.J.
phone: 732-928-0279, fax: 732-928-1853

Sunday Mass, September 20

This weekend's mass will be livestreamed here and on our Facebook page at 11:00 a.m.

In-Person Mass Resumes

As we begin to re-open our church for Masses, know that you have been missed, and we are so happy that we can now start gathering around the Lord’s Table again! Please read carefully for a more detailed look at what restrictions and procedures are in place at St. Monica, based on directives from our Bishop.

We are limiting the number of people at all Masses.

  • Daily Masses will have a limit of 25 people. (Monday through Thursday in the Church at 9 am)
  • Weekend Masses will be limited to 100 people. (Saturday at 4 pm, Sunday at 9 am & 11 am in the Church)
  • Live-streaming of the 11:00 am Mass will continue to be provided. You may choose to live-stream the Mass while in your vehicle in our parking lot and Holy Communion will be distributed to you (while remaining in your vehicle). Volunteers will be there to direct you.

Daily Masses will begin on Monday, June 8:

  • Monday through Thursday @ 9 am in Church, limit 25 people

Weekend Masses will begin the weekend of June 13 & June 14:

  • Saturday @ 4 pm in Church, limit 100 people
  • Sunday @ 9 am & 11 am in Church, limit 100 people
  • Sunday @ 11 am live-streamed to the parking lot and online at Facebook, with speakers in the parking lot broadcasting the sound. If you choose not to enter the Church. No limits.

Procedures to Follow:

  • Entrance/Exit to the Church will ONLY be from the front door (W Veterans Hwy). Please follow the signs for directions.
  • Face masks are required for entry of all participants over the age of 2 years.
  • The Sacred Host will ONLY be distributed to your hand. The Precious Blood will not be offered.
  • Ushers and attendants will assist outside in the parking lot and inside the Church. Kindly follow their directions.
  • If listening to Mass from the parking lot, volunteers will direct you for receiving Communion in your car following Mass.
  • Receptacles for the Offertory Collection will be located at the entrance and exit doors.
  • Reopening of Church for Mass


  • We will be practicing Social Distancing at all Masses, keeping ourselves or our family groups at least 6 feet away from other people at all times, inside and outside.
  • Try to arrive 10 minutes before Mass begins
  • If you can, please bring your own bottle of hand sanitizer and sanitize your hands before you enter Church, and in your car after you leave.
  • Put your mask on in your car before you enter Church. Masks are required, there are no exceptions.
  • There will be no congregational singing.
  • Please refrain from holding hands during the Lord's Prayer.
  • The Sign of Peace is omitted.
  • Be patient, wait to be dismissed by attendants.
  • All those in a High-Risk category are asked to stay home as Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Sundays at 11:00 am.
  • Confessions will resume at 3:15 pm on Saturday, June 13. Please follow the signs.

And the Diocese reminds us:

  • COVID-19 is still extremely contagious, especially indoors or in closed settings.
  • The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday/Holy Day Masses remains in effect so that all Catholic faithful, in good conscience, are not required to be physically present in church; live-streamed Masses will continue in most parishes.
  • Anyone who is sick or at risk should not come to church; that is not punitive but, rather, common sense and an act of charity toward your neighbors.
  • All parishes are expected to abide by occupancy and other regulations of the Diocese with care.
  • Masks must be worn (no exceptions), physical contact of any kind must be avoided, social distancing must be practiced, proper sanitation must be observed at all public, in church Masses.
  • Before attending public, in church Masses, the Catholic faithful are asked to consider any possible health and safety risks involved.

May the Blessings of the Holy Trinity be upon all of us in this challenging time.

Please Continue to Support St. Monica's During the Covid-19 Crisis

The health crisis is impacting our parish's financial health. We are actively working on eliminating whatever is not essential to cut expenses. If you are in the position to contribute, please consider donating to the church either through Online Giving or by mailing your donations to:

Church of St Monica
679 W Veterans Hwy
Jackson, NJ 08527

Thank you for your help during this difficult time.

May the Lord Bless you. My prayers continue to be with you.

- Fr Alex Enriquez


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