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IMPORTANT UPDATE 

New Jersey's New Capacity Limits for Houses of Worship


FEBRUARY 22, 2021

On behalf of Cardinal Joseph Tobin, please be aware that today, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the State has revised the current restrictions on the capacity limits for Houses of Worship.


Effective immediately, religious services and celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, funerals, and memorial services that involve a religious service, will be able to operate at 50% capacity of the room in which they are held, with no cap on the number of individuals permitted to attend. Services were previously limited to 35% room capacity or up to 150 individuals, whichever was less.


Individuals attending services will still be required to wear masks and sit six feet apart from those outside of their household group.

En nombre del Cardenal Joseph Tobin, tenga en cuenta que hoy, el Gobernador Phil Murphy anunció que el Estado ha revisado las restricciones actuales sobre los límites de capacidad para las Casas de Adoración.


Con vigencia inmediata, los servicios y celebraciones religiosas, incluidas las ceremonias de boda, los funerales y los servicios conmemorativos que involucran un servicio religioso, podrán operar al 50% de la capacidad de la sala en la que se llevan a cabo, sin límite en el número de personas permitidas. para asistir. Los servicios se limitaban anteriormente a un 35% de la capacidad de la sala o hasta 150 personas, lo que fuera menor.


Las personas que asistan a los servicios aún deberán usar máscaras y sentarse a seis pies de distancia de las personas que no pertenecen a su grupo familiar.

Em nome do Cardeal Joseph Tobin, esteja ciente de que hoje, o Governador Phil Murphy anunciou que o Estado revisou as atuais restrições aos limites de capacidade das Casas de Adoração.


Com efeito imediato, os serviços religiosos e celebrações, incluindo cerimônias de casamento, funerais e serviços memoriais que envolvem um serviço religioso, poderão operar a 50% da capacidade da sala em que são realizados, sem limite para o número de indivíduos permitidos prestar atenção. Os serviços eram limitados anteriormente a 35% da capacidade da sala ou até 150 pessoas, o que fosse menor.


Os indivíduos que frequentam os cultos ainda deverão usar máscaras e sentar-se a dois metros de distância dos que estão fora de seu grupo familiar.

For more information, click the link to view the full version of Executive Order 225:

https://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20210222/2f/b3/a5/96/b16c1f0e03857e66ac0ef2ed/EO-225.pdf

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About Our Patron Saint

Saint Francis de Sales: Patron of Journalists and Screenwriters

A patient and kind person, Francis knew he wanted to become a priest. Despite this, he did not discuss his aspirations with anyone for 13 years. Instead, he enjoyed quiet solitude, telling himself to neither hurry nor worry.


God finally sent a message to him while he was riding his horse. He fell off three times. Every time his sword came out, it made the sign of the cross. Francis realized that this was a message from God.

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He became a provost of a diocese, but many of his preachings left his audience confused and bewildered. The parishioners felt that Francis acted superior and conceited. However, this was not true. Francis only had novel ideas and was very idealistic. He came up with an idea that most people felt was utterly ridiculous: Francis wanted to convert 60,000 Calvinists back to Catholicism.


Everyone, including his father, ridiculed and scoffed at his idea. It was only his cousin who had faith in him and joined him on his lonely quest. For years, he failed. Not one person converted and hardly anyone listened.

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Francis decided to write his ideas down on paper and shared them with others. People read his writings and soon, 40,000 had converted back to Christianity. This showed us all, for the first time, the “power of the pen.” Francis ultimately prevailed and taught us the power of perseverance.

Prayer to Saint Francis


Most loving and lovable Saint, you preached to thousands with the pen, introducing them to “the devout life.” You wrote sublimely about God’s love and made countless converts by your Christlike kindness.


Make writers realize the power of the Press and inspire them with your zeal for spreading truth. Help them to write honestly no matter what the subject, so that they will really contribute to bringing about God’s Kingdom. Amen.

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