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The Third Sunday of Easter

April 14/15, 2018

ReflectionPhoto41518emmausIn today's Gospel, Lk 24:35-48 we hear the story of two disciples on their journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They are broken hearted over the death of Jesus. Along the way they encounter a stranger who walks with them. It is not until they break bread with this stranger that they recognize it is their Risen Savior.

Seeing Christ in the faces of our friends and loved ones is often not that challenging. There may be moments when a family member or friend does something that irritates us. But generally, the love shared with such people is enough to find the presence of God there.

But, seeing Jesus in others can be a great challenge especially in the faces of those whom we don’t like, and whom our feelings range from indifference to hostility. It is much harder to look into the face of that person and see Christ in them. Yet, that is what we are called to do – to look at each person we meet and to see Christ in them.

Saint Mother Theresa could see the face of Christ in a leper. When asked how she could see Him, she replied, "It's not hard, because in each one I see the face of Christ in one of His more distressing disguises."

Her plea was that we look for Christ not just in those who are ill, in prison, hungry, or in obvious pain, but in the others, too. The truth is there are many who urgently need our blessing.

We don't have to go far to find them. They're right beside us at work; they drive next to us on the highway, and they shop with us at the grocery store.

What if I met Jesus on my faith journey? Would I recognize him?

Parish News & Updates

  • Holy Spirit Church is Coordinating Trip to NJ Catholic Youth Rally at Six Flags on May 20

    Here is a unique opportunity for the the young people (Middle school through high school) of Holy Spirit Church and School to participate in the New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday, May 20. See flyer here!    Click here for permission slip!

  • Congratulations to Our Newly-Confirmed Members of Holy Spirit Parish (Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Pages from Confirmation

  • DISC-55 Pequannock Seniors March and April Activities

    Please click here to view the Disc-55 March and April 2018 Activity Flyer.

  • Donations Needed for Our Parish Garage Sale: Sat, April 28/Sun. April 29

    Holy Spirit Church will be holding its first garage sale fundraiser on April 28 and 29.  See additional information here.

  • CLERGY SCHEDULE April 14/15, 2018

    Clergy Schedule

     5:00PM           Fr. David                     

    7:30AM          Fr. David              

    9:00AM          Fr. David

    11:00AM        Fr. David         

    7:00PM         Fr. Ed Lambro



  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    What is R.C.I.A.

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the coming home of any adult into the full and warm embrace of God the Father and Holy Mother Church. It is a joyous time of growth, healing, and love in the life of any adult who comes to a relationship of faith, hope and love in God through Jesus Christ. Receiving the Sacraments of Initiation, namely Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist, the adult catechumen or candidate is welcomed into the full life of the Church and encouraged to engage in the life and ministries of the Church as faith leads to action.

    The adult catechumen or candidate is also exposed to the life of holiness, a call from God experienced by all people, and the many ways he or she can live that call as a servant of Christ and His Church. The catechumen or candidate is exposed to the different spiritual traditions of the Church, as well as her charitable and liturgical activities and ministries, so that he or she can find a home in the life of the Church and contribute his or her gifts and talents to the building up of the kingdom of God.


    RCIA is an 8-month process by which adult, baptized Catholics complete their sacraments of initiation, and those who would like to become Catholic for the first time receive their sacraments, is beginning registration now.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining these sessions, please call the Parish Office at (973) 696-1234.

  • Visits for the Homebound

    If you know of someone who is homebound and would like to schedule a visit from one of our Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Communion, please have them call the Parish Office at (973) 696-1234.  Homebound individuals who would like a visit from Fr. David for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick or the Sacrament of Reconciliation may also call the Parish Office to arrange for a visit.

About Us

Rev. David Monteleone Pastor

Rev. Mr. Michael Scruggs, Deacon
Rev. Mr. Gary Zack, Deacon
Parish Trustees:
Mrs. Kathleen Bekker
Mr. Louis Piccoli

Holy Spirit Church
318 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
Pequannock, NJ  07440

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 3:00PM
Weekend Masses
Weekday Masses:
Monday - Friday
Eucharistic Adoration
9AM to 10:00AM (following the 8:30AM Mass)
Rosary and Miraculous Medal Novena
Fridays @ 8:00AM
4:00 to 4:30PM
Holy Day Masses:
As Announced.

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