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May 21, 2023   The Ascension of the Lord



After Jesus’ resurrection, the time came for him to return to heaven to prepare a place for us, as his earthly ministry had been fulfilled. The Ascension serves as an ultimate demonstration of Jesus’ power over death, inaugurating his reign over heaven and earth as the Living King. 


The Catholic Catechism (665-667) summarizes three important theological aspects of the Ascension:

  1. Christ's Ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus' humanity into God's heavenly domain, whence he will come again (cf. Acts 1:11).

  2. Jesus Christ, the head of the Church, precedes us into the Father's glorious kingdom so that we, the members of his Body, may live in the hope of one day being with him forever.

  3. Jesus Christ, having entered the sanctuary of heaven once and for all, intercedes constantly for us as the mediator who assures us of the permanent outpouring of the Holy Spirit.


Mass Intentions


Saturday - Sunday, May 20 - 21, The Ascension of the Lord

  5:15 PM   Daniel Michael Nozza r/o Phyllis and Anthony DeSapio  

  9:00 AM   Richard Carl Skibinsky r/o Joyce Carrer Zaccagnino

11:00 AM   Parish Family    


Monday, May 22, 8 AM   Carmine Guerriero r/o Family      

Tuesday, May 23, 7 PM   Anthony and Alexandria DeSapio r/o Family

Wednesday, May 24, 8 AM   Cliff Perry r/o Rosemary and Joe McGovern   

Thursday, May 25, 8 AM   Communion Service  

Friday, May 26, 8 AM   Communion Service


Saturday - Sunday, May 27 - 28, Pentecost Sunday

  5:15 PM   Gregory and Maria Klymec r/o Cathy Klymec  

  9:00 AM   Mary and Walter Thomas r/o Family       

11:00 AM   Parish Family     



You are cordially invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Metuchen and renew your marriage vows with Bishop James F. Checchio at a special Evening Prayer Service at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM.   Registration is required.  Please register online at:  If you are unable to access, please contact the Family Life Office at 732-562-1543 or   Registration will close on October 6, 2023.  Although no fee is required, in the past many Jubilarian couples have given a donation of gratitude to the Church in memory of this special occasion.  Donations of Gratitude may be made online at or by calling 732-562-1543. 

We pray for sick and homebound: DeGregorio, Joseph Hermann, Sam Conti, Elizabeth Dobrowolski, Ann Marie Vitelli, Judy Vargo, Honora Hahr, Anita McKenna, Kathy Barrett, Nicholas Moretti, Frank Wooden, Barbara Heck, Cecilia Saco and all who care for them.

Unbound Conference – Healing & Deliverance – Five Keys to Freedom in Christ.
Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 9:30am – 4:15pm

Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, Franciscan Friar, conference facilitator

Location:   Integrated Clinical Systems, Inc., 900 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 – about 1 mile from Our Lady of Victories Church.

More information and registration(fee to attend):


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