Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced that the Diocese of Trenton will once again be observing 24 Hours for the Lord, an initiative in which certain churches remain open for 24 consecutive hours over the prescribed dates.

From March 29 to 30, faithful will have the opportunity to pray before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, reserved in the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance. Confessions will also be made available during this period.

Participating parishes are as follows:


St. Mary of the Lakes, 40 Jackson Road, Medford
Phone: 609-654-8208; Website:

Friday, March 29
Mass, 9 a.m. followed by Adoration through Saturday until 9 a.m.
Confessions, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30
Benediction and Mass, 9 a.m.


St. Vincent de Paul, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville
Phone: 609-585-6470

Friday, March 29
Adoration/Confessions,  3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 30
Adoration/Confessions, 11 a.m.


St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold
Phone: 732-462-7429; Website:

Friday, March 29
Adoration/Confessions, 9:30 a.m. -8 p.m.

Holy Cross, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson
Phone: 732-842-0348; Website:

Friday, March 29
Adoration, 9:30 a.m. overnight through Saturday
Confessions  in church, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.; in chapel, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; in church, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday, March 30 
Adoration,7-8:30 a.m., followed by Mass

Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven
Phone: 732-741-1714; Website:

Friday, March 29
Adoration until Saturday at noon
Confessions, noon to 9 p.m.
“Moms with Kids,” 1-5 p.m.
Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30
Mass, 8 a.m.
Confession, 6 a.m.-noon (except during 8 a.m. Mass)

St. Mary, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown
Phone: 732-671-0071; Website:

Friday, March 29-Saturday, March 30
Adoration /Confessions: 3 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Saturday

St. Michael, 800 Ocean Ave., West End
Phone: 732-222-8080; Website:

Friday, March 29
Adoration, 8:30 a.m.–noon; 12:45–7:15 p.m.; 8:30–11:30 p.m.; 1:30-8:45 a.m.
Confessions, 7:30-7:55 a.m.; 9 a.m.- noon; 1-5 p.m.; 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30
Adoration, 1:30-8:45 a.m.
Confessions, 6-8:45 a.m.


Sacred Heart, 751 Main Ave., Bay Head
Phone: 732-899-1398; Website:

Friday, March 29
Mass, 8:30 a.m. followed by Exposition/Adoration
Confessions, 9-10:30 a.m.
Stations of the Cross, noon
Anointing of Sick Service, 5 p.m.
Confessions, 6-8 p.m.
Adoration through the night

Saturday, March 30
Confessions, 7 a.m.
Concluding Mass, 8:30 a.m.

St. Joseph, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River
Phone: 732-349-0018; Website:

Friday, March 29
Spanish and English Confessions throughout the evening
Adoration/Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m.
Evening Prayer, 8 p.m.
Prayer for Peace, 9 p.m.
Divine Mercy Chaplet, 10 p.m.
Praise and Worship, 11 p.m.

Saturday, March 30
Spanish and English Confessions throughout the night and morning
Rosary, 12 a.m.
Prayer for the Family, 1 a.m.
Prayer to St. Joseph, 2 a.m.
Prayer for Religious Freedom, 3 a.m.
Office of Readings, 4 a.m.
Morning Prayer, 5 a.m.