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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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    CLICK HERE to learn more about
    Our Pastor
    Fr. Chester H. Carina




    Snapshot of Our Parish Info:

    MOST HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH
    133 Amboy Road
    Matawan, NJ   07747
    732-566-9334
     mhr1987@aol.com

    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

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

    RCIA and ADULT CONFIRMATION
    Co-Directors
    Deacon Keith Berg and Pat Corbitt
    Phone: 732-566-9334
    Email: mhradultfaith@gmail.com


    ADULT FAITH FORMATION
    LIFT Team

    (Living in Faith Together)

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

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    KEEP ABREAST OF PARISH ACTIVITIES!

    If you're busy (aren't we all?), why not just Sign Up for "FLOCKNOTES," our terrific Parish Communications Service?

    Join the hundreds of parishioners who now automatically get the latest info on MHR Parish Activities, Liturgies and other Notices (like when there's a last minute school cancellation because of the snow!).

    Important info is delivered right to your Text and/or Email address. You control the flow. And, don't worry: it's private, no spam and totally parish related, and you can opt out anytime.

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    WHO MAY REGISTER WITH MOST HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH?
     
    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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  • Get Ready for Christmas at this SPECIAL PARISH EXPERIENCE! Come 7:30pm on December 3rd, 4th and 5th

    Get ready for Christmas the RIGHT way! Before the hub-bub of shopping and parties begin, spend some time at our PARISH SPIRITUAL RETREAT. This year is special... here's why.

    Paulist Father James DiLuzio, acclaimed at our Parish Mission several years ago, is back... this time with his stunning presentation of St. Luke's Gospel... the one that tells the beautiful story of Christmas!

    Come in the evening of December 3, 4, 5 to get the most out of ADVENT and CHRISTMAS as Father James offers reflections and tools to apply the infancy Narratives of Luke Chapters 1 and 2 directly to your life and relationships. These three consecutive evenings are meant to assist you in maximizing the Season’s Prayerful
    Positives.

    A dynamic speaker, Fr. James will offer his dramatic proclamation of Luke’s Gospel from memory with Song, Meditations and reflections for everyday life.

    Fr. James will preach at all Masses the weekend of December 1st and 2nd. The Retreat will be held on Monday, December 3rd, Tuesday, December 4th, and Wednesday, December
    5th at 7:30 p.m.
    (A special CCD presentation for
    children and parents will be held on December 4th and 5th at 4:30PM.).

    This is an exceptionally gratifying and enriching experience that you owe yourself and your family. Don't miss it this year and get ready for a wonderful Holiday season. God's love is free but you can always make a kindly offering to the Paulist Fathers to help their critical work.

    To learn more about LUKE-LIVE and Fr. James, go to www.lukelive.com.

  • November: Remembering those who have passed away

    On November 2 we prayed especially for the “Holy Souls.” Many Catholics aren’t aware that the Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to praying in a special way for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

    The Holy Souls (also called the Faithful Departed) are members of the Church who await the purification of their souls before joining the saints in heaven for all eternity. Specifically, they are referred to as the Church Suffering (the saints in heaven are the Church Triumphant, and the faithful on earth are the Church Militant).

    The Church teaches that the souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves or do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven. But we can - and ought to - pray for them as an act of charity. Particularly during November, but all through the year, make a special effort to remember and pray for those who have gone before us and await eternal peace and joy with Christ.

  • 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!

  • Daily Mass Readings

  • A Great Way to Support Our Parish!

    SHOP AT AMAZON TO SUPPORT OUR PARISH!
    What a great idea and here’s how it works...

    If you shop on Amazon, you can help support the parish by designating Most Holy Redeemer Church as the charity you wish to support. Eligible purchases will result in Amazon donating a portion to the parish.

    You do have to designate Most Holy Redeemer Church, Matawan, NJ as your charity.
    You also have to use the Amazon Smile site instead of the normal Amazon site.
    It is the same merchandize and account as Amazon but it allows you to be connected by the Amazon Smile Program.

    To check it out and help our parish ministry go to:
    1. http://smile.amazon.com
    2. Log in using your personal Amazon account or if you do not have one click on create one.
    3. Select a charity by typing Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
    4. Click the search tab and select the one that says, Matawan, NJ.

    If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 732-566-9334. Thank for your support.