Nov
21
1:00 PM13:00

First Days of Christianity

The most famous events of Christ’s life occurred at the very beginning – the virgin birth celebrated at Christmas – and at the very end – His ministry, death and resurrection. But what of His childhood? His family? What do the Gospels and other ancient texts tell us of the star that foretold His coming? Who were the Three Magi and what do we know of the journeys of the Holy Family as they eluded Herod? And what do we know of the twelve men chosen by Jesus to be His closest companions and destined to bring Christ’s message to the world? Or of Paul the Apostle whose life-long mission ensured the survival of the early Church.

For compelling insights on these and other mysteries of Jesus’s early life, join us Mondays at 1 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7 p.m. as we view The First Days of Christianity – a combination of two programs first seen on The History Channel: “In the Footsteps of the Holy Family,” narrated by Roger Moore and “The Apostles,” narrated by Martin Sheen.

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Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Bread Packaging

Volunteers are needed to package the bread that is to be given out at the parish’s Thanksgiving Mass. We will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Rectory, so please come and help out if you can.

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Nov
26
10:00 PM22:00

WEST ORANGE K of C SANDS CASINO BUS RIDE

Sunday, November 26

The Knights will be hosting a bus ride to the Sands Casino on Sunday, Nov. 26, leaving from the upper level of Our Lady of Lourdes parking lot at 10 a.m. – please arrive by 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25, which includes $20 slot play and $5 voucher for food. For reservations, call Rich Chiaramonte at 973-325-3545. Please make checks payable to West Orange Knights of Columbus – Council 5519. Tickets are limited.

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Youth Mass

Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 3 at St. Joseph’s Church for our first Youth 6 p.m. Mass. Members of the Youth Group will participate in the liturgy. For more information, visit our website at strjym.com. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/strjym and on Twitter: @SRJYM.

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

PARISH ADVENT MISSION

A parish mission directed by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

December 4 – 6, 2017

7:00 p.m. in the Church

 

The Friars will also be preaching at the Masses on Dec. 2 & 3. Please plan to begin your Advent and preparation for the coming of the Christ child by attending our Parish Mission! More information to follow.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

PARISH ADVENT MISSION

A parish mission directed by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

December 4 – 6, 2017

7:00 p.m. in the Church

The Friars will also be preaching at the Masses on Dec. 2 & 3. Please plan to begin your Advent and preparation for the coming of the Christ child by attending our Parish Mission! More information to follow.

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

PARISH ADVENT MISSION

A parish mission directed by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

December 4 – 6, 2017

7:00 p.m. in the Church

The Friars will also be preaching at the Masses on Dec. 2 & 3. Please plan to begin your Advent and preparation for the coming of the Christ child by attending our Parish Mission! More information to follow.

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

WOMEN’S CORNERSTONE XXIII

Save the Date

WOMEN’S CORNERSTONE XXIII

February 2 – 3, 2018

Women of all ages are invited to this spiritual experience in which they can become more conscious of how Christ is the Cornerstone of their lives – enabling them to live, grow, and become more loving and vital persons. During Cornerstone Weekend, you will listen to, reflect on, and share experiences that demonstrate how the Holy Spirit works in real life . . . and how Christ walks with us every step of the way. Hosted by Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell. For more information, please contact Anita Foley at afoley@ndparishnc.com or 973-228-338 x25.

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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Youth Group Meeting

Come join us on Sunday, Nov. 19 at St. Raphael’s Church in Tobias Hall. Our meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. All high school students are invited! Next Sunday, Nov. 26, our meeting will be at St. Joseph’s Parish Center.

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVE

 

Saturday, November 18

 

Once again, Saint Joseph Church is the West Orange site for Community FoodBank’s Turkey Drive. Frozen turkeys may be brought to the church parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Non-perishable groceries (no glass jars) are also needed.

 

Saint Joseph Church is always pleased to support the efforts of Community FoodBank, but as always, please remember that our parish also needs frozen turkeys to provide for about 15 families served by our parish food pantry throughout the year. Please bring turkeys of a moderate size. Thank you!

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Catholic High School Entrance Exam (COOP)

Attention families of 8th grade students wishing to attend Catholic High School in Fall 2018. The High School Placement Test (HSPT®) administered as part of the Cooperative Admissions Program for Catholic high schools will be given on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Registration for this exam is now online at njcoopexam.org. For more information about the Cooperative Admissions Program, please go to catholicschoolsnj.org.

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Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

Marian Series

Our Marian series continues on Monday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. with the Apparition at Lourdes and its significance for us. Wednesday at 7 p.m., we will learn of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas. All are welcome.

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Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Cathedral Concert Series:

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In Honor of Our Departed Loved Ones and for the Bereaved

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Catholic Cemeteries annually sponsors a concert in honor of the faithful departed on Cemetery Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This year, it will feature the musical works of Dvorák, Mozart, Duruflé, Elgar, Barber, and Flummerfelt. A pre-concert lecture for the bereaved will be presented starting at 3:20 p.m. on the topic, “Using Music to Cope with Grief.” A free-will offering will be received. No advance tickets are needed. This concert is intended to be a source of comfort for those mourning the loss of a loved one. The church gathers to pray for the repose of their souls and to console one another by strengthening our hope in the resurrection.

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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Pro-Life Mass and Eucharistic Procession 

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Pro-Life Mass and Eucharistic Procession

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Come to a Mass for Life on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave. in Montclair. Following Mass, there will be a Eucharistic Procession with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal to the abortion facility. The group will process back to church for Benediction at 10:45 a.m. “Coffee and…” to follow afterwards in Madonna Hall. Love offering will be taken. This is part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign. So far during this campaign, 9 babies have been saved! For more information, call LIFENET at 973-497-4500.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

“Religion in the News Media” Presentation

Religion in the News Media” Presentationat Seton Hall University’s Jubilee Hall Atrium

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Seton Hall University’s Institute for Communication and Religion for its inaugural event, “Speaking Truth: Religion in the News Media” featuring Wall Street Journal columnist and former presidential speechwriter William McGurn. The evening will include an interreligious panel discussion, a Q&A session, and a meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. To register, please visit shu.edu/speakingtruth.

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Youth Group Meeting

Come join us on Sunday, Oct. 29 at St. Raphael’s Church in Tobias Hall. Our meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. This week we’ll be decorating Christmas ornaments for our first fundraiser! All high school students are invited!

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Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

K of C Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 28 – West Orange Council #5519 will host a dinner in Connor Hall, the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Avenue for all parishioners of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Lourdes. The meal will be served immediately after the 5:30 p.m. Mass at OLL. Cost is $10 for adults and children 13 & older; $5 for children ages 512. Pasta, meatballs, salad, drinks and desserts are included.

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children Fall Benefit Concert

Friday, Oct. 27

7:30 p.m. at Kean University’s Enlow Hall

100% of the proceeds from this event will provide low-income students from grades K-12 with partial tuition scholarships to attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Newark. The concert will feature “Ragdoll,” a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band along with The Dominoes from Saint Dominic Academy in Jersey City. To purchase tickets, visit KeanStage.com/SFIC or call 908-737-7469. Tickets are priced from $25 – $50 and are tax-deductible.

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