Welcome to the Parish Community of
St. Brigid and St. Elizabeth
The Mission of St. Elizabeth-St.Brigid Parish is to become more faithful members of the Body of Christ and to become a bridge to bring others into the loving embrace of Jesus. Nourished and sustained by God's Word and the Sacraments we are committed to our Lord's request: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News" (Mark 16:15)
129 Main Street P.O. Box 33 Peapack, NJ 07977
Tel. (908) 234-1265
Fax (908) 234-2923
Parish Center E-Mail:
34 Peapack Road P.O. Box 37
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Reverend Monsignor Edward C. Puleo, Pastor
Margaret Mulrooney, Parish Life Co-ordinator
Denise O'Callaghan, Parish Catechetical Leader
From the USCCB:
Bishops’ Pro-Life Spokeswoman Laments High Court Decision Rejecting Abortion Clinic Safety Law
June 27, 2016
WASHINGTON—On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the abortion facility medical standards case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. Deirdre McQuade, assistant director for pro-life communications at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, reacted to the loss.
"The Court has rejected a common-sense law protecting women from abortion facilities that put profits above patient safety," McQuade said. "The law simply required abortion facilities to meet the same health and safety standards as other ambulatory surgical centers – standards like adequate staffing, soap dispensers, and basic sanitary conditions. It required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and that hallways be wide enough to allow emergency personnel through with stretchers, should a life-threatening emergency arise."
"Abortion claims the lives of unborn children, and too often endangers their mothers, as well," she added. "This ruling contradicts the consensus among medical groups that such measures protect women's lives."
On February 1, the USCCB's General Counsel had filed an amicus curiae brief calling for the law to be upheld on behalf of USCCB, the Texas Catholic Conference, and several other Christian partners.
Religious Education Registrations for 2016-2017
are now being accepted.
Check out the Religious Education Tab for information
and to download registration forms.
Forms also available in Church or the Parish Office.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
9 AM to 12:15 PM
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bernardsville
Knights of Columbus
Sunday, August 14, 2016
8 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Patrick Hall
See the bulletin for details
Checkout our Youth Activities for Grades 6-8 BOLD Middle
High School Events also!
Guidance on Weather & Mass Attendance
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I offer the following guidance for those occasions when weather conditions might present a hazard walking or driving to church for Sunday Mass.
Catholics are not obliged to follow the precept to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when weather conditions could make roads, sidewalks, and parking lots unsafe. When judging whether travelling could be dangerous, one should use common sense and always err on the side of caution.
When unable to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist, the faithful still are encouraged to observe the Day of the Lord (Sunday). A practical approach may be to read and reflect on the Gospel of the day and, if living with others, you may discuss ways the Gospel message can be lived out in your own household, the Domestic Church. You may also consider praying together the Responsorial Psalm of the Day.
Through this correspondance, it is my desire that parishioners of the Diocese of Metuchen may better understand their Mass obligation when weather events may lead to adverse travel conditions.
Sincerely in the Lord,
+Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski
Bishop of Metuchen
Download and complete the form and return to the Parish Office
By mail: Parish Center of St. Elizabeth-St. Brigid, PO Box 33, Peapack, NJ 07977