I'm New

When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

When are services?
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. (Noon).

Monday - Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

When is confession available?
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.

How do I get to Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church?
Our parish is located at 984 Suburban Rd, Union, NJ 07083. Here is a map.

Where should I park?
The Church has an ample park available with 12 conveniently located Handicap spots. The entrance is located on Suburban Rd.

Where do my children go?
We dont have any extra seating for children, so they should be at all the times with you in the pews.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
Just to make simple, follow our congregation attitude and posture during liturgies.

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion. Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law (canon 844 §4). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urged to respect the discipline of their own Churches. According to Roman Catholic discipline, the Code of Canon Law does not object to the reception of Communion by Christians of these Churches (canon 844 §3). For more info click here.

Am I expected to put money into the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money into the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here

I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
Unfortunatelly not at this time.