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  • The beautiful and blessed parish of Most Holy Redeemer was established in 1983 in the Diocese of Metuchen. We are located in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey but are within the Matawan, NJ mailing district.

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    Our Pastor
    Fr. Chester H. Carina

    Snapshot of Our Parish Info:

    133 Amboy Road
    Matawan, NJ   07747

    Rev. Chester H. Carina, Pastor
    Rev. Joseph L. Desmond, Founding Pastor
    Rev. Henry L. Hemmerling, Retired Pastor
    Rev. Edward J. Struzik, Retired Pastor

    Deacon Robert T. McGovern
    Deacon A. Keith Berg
    Deacon Frank C. D'Auguste

    Ms. Mary Bowsky, Pastoral Council Facilitator
    Pat Corbitt, Pastoral Assistant

    Ms. Irma Knox, Parish Secretary
    Ms. Janet Snyder, Finance Manager
    Ms. Laura Jean Palma, Sacristan
    Phone: 732-566-9334
    Fax: 732-566-2245
    Email:  mhr1987@aol.com

    Ms. Debbie Dyson, PCL
    Ms. Barbara Orsucci, Assistant
    Phone: 732-566-5630
    Email: mhrccd@yahoo.com

    Deacon Keith Berg and Pat Corbitt
    Phone: 732-566-9334
    Email: mhradultfaith@gmail.com

    LIFT Team

    (Living in Faith Together)

    Mr. Pat Corbitt, Coordinator
    Phone: 732-566-9334
    Email: patcorbitt@mac.com


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  • Parish Registration

    To be eligible for registration with our parish, you must be a baptized Catholic living within the established boundaries of this parish.

    To determine if you are within our boundaries, please call the parish office (732-566-9334).  Exceptions for those living within a reasonable distance from the parish boundaries will be determined by the pastor.
  • Becoming A Catholic

    The parish "RCIA" process to become a Catholic is an exciting and fulfilling journey of faith: "From the awareness of Faith's stirrings and curiosity within one's heart...

    • through all those stages of asking and seeking,
    • through beginning involvement with Roman Catholic people,
    • through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God,
    • through study and discussion about the Catholic experience,
    • through doubts and hesitations,
    • through discernment of God's call,
    • through the steps of commitment,
    • through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)
    • to a life of Faith, Love, and Justice lived in communion with Catholics throughout the world.

    If you one of the growing number of good people who are experiecing the call to become a Catholic, answer the call and make the move to join the other wonderful folks in our RCIA program. 

    For more information or to discuss your interest in becoming a Catholic through our parish RCIA program, contact Co-Directors Pat Corbitt or Deacon Keith Berg at the Parish Office at 732-566-9334 or email us directly at:
    mhradultfaith@gmail.com. We will be glad to help you understand how this this warm and exciting program program can work in your life.

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  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Consecration

    On December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, at 7:30PM at the Cathedral in Metuchen, we are all invited to attend the Bishop's Liturgy to launch the "Awakening Yearl."

    During 2019, we will be paying special attention to a series of events the diocese and parish will be conducting in preparation for a Consecration of the Diocese to Our Lady of Guadalupe which will take place at the end of next year on December 12, 2019.

    Of special importance for our parish families is a beautiful "Our Lady of Guadalupe Travelling Image" parish prayer kit. We will be providing sign-up sheets for families who want to pass the prayer kit from one to another during this year. It is a wonderful way to bring prayer to a new level in our homes and to participate in the parish and diocese time of spiritual renewal.

    In these challenging times, we all know we need to revitalize the Faith and, as it turns out, that is just what Our Lady did some 500 years ago when she appeared to a simple Mexican layman. This year we'll learn more about that amazing story and how we need her help and intercession now.

    To learn more about this critical project, go to the special website set up by the Diocese at: www.lightingheartsonfire.org. and keep an eye on the parish Bulletin and Website. 

    CLICK HERE for Directions to the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral of the Diocese of Metuchen. The address of the Cathedral is 548 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ.


    We are already in the first week of Advent and Christmas is less than 20 days away! Do you have an Advent Wreath on your kitchen or dining room table? It's a great way to celebrate the season before the Birth of Jesus. CLICK HERE for more about Advent.

    Are you doing projects with your family? You ought to consider learning about the "O Antiphons." CLICK HERE for info and a nifty project for your family around the wonderful O Antiphons.

  • A Big Diocesan Event

    Big news here. Bishop James Checchio will preside at a special Evening Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th at 7:30PM at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi
    (548 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ). And we're all invited to attend!

    What's this all about? Simply put, our Bishop is inviting the laity (you and me) to get behind his serious initiative to renew the spiritual life of the Church in the 21st Century. To kick off this process, the Bishop will launch a "Diocesan Year of Spiritual Renewal" this December... and, next December (2019) he will officially consecrate the diocese to the mission of New Evangelism under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    News of this event and the activities for parishes will be posted here as the Bishop's ongoing wish for the laity to become even more active in the life of the Church as part of our spiritual response to the world. Watch the website and bulletin for details.

  • Bp. Barron's Advent Reflections

    • Friends, today’s Gospel passage identifies the appearance of John the Baptist with the expected return of the prophet Elijah. John, the herald of Christ, appears in the desert. Here he stands for all...
  • Getting Confirmed

    The Adult Confirmation Process at Most Holy Redeemer provides aspiring Confirmation Candidates, 16 and older, with an opportunity to refresh their Faith life while exploring the meaning and importance of being Confirmed in the Holy Spirit as full practicing Catholics.

    If you wish to learn more about this fulfilling and exciting process, contact Co-Directors Pat Corbitt or Deacon Keith Berg at the Parish Office at 732-566-9334 or email us directly at: mhradultfaith@gmail.com.

    Parents or Guardians with teenage children under the age of 16 and who want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation should call the Parish Religious Education Program at 732-566-5630 or email us at: mhrccd@yahoo.com for information about getting their child enrolled to study for and receive this beautiful Sacrament.

  • WANT TO SING TO THE LORD? Here's Your Chance!

    From the days of the Old Testament God's people would enthusiastically sing to their Lord.

    Today, the parish MUSIC MINISTRY is looking for NEW MEMBERS to join in raising their voices to God at the Sunday 10:00AM and 11:30AM Masses.

    To learn more about joining our singers just stop by after Mass and talk to Tom Daly or Rick Hayes after the 10AM MAss, or come up the organ or speak to a choir member after the 11:30AM Mass. ALL AGES AND VOICES ARE WELCOME. Any anyone who plays an instrument is invited too!

    You can call the parish officec for more info at 732-566-9334 or email us at mhr1987@aol.com. Let this be the year you step up and help us thank God for all his blessings through song!

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