Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

MOTHER SETON HIGH SCHOOL GALA

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The Westwood, Garwood, N.J.

Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark, N.J. is pleased to announce the 2019 Gala Evening of Celebration and Recognition. Alumnae, family and friends are invited to attend. The festivities will include cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, a pasta station and carving station. A silent auction is also planned. The event will be held on Friday evening, Oct. 4, 2019, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue, Garwood. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the school at 732- 382-1952, Ext. 175, or email: Gala@motherseton.org.

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Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

2019 ROSARY CONGRESS

St. Aloysius Church, Caldwell, N.J.

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

St. Aloysius is the parish in suburban Essex hosting the Congress from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 7, the Feast of the Rosary. Plan to come and join others in prayers for peace, life, reparation, healing, renewal, families, vocations, our country, our Church and the world. Opening Mass is at 8 a.m., with Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day and the Rosary recited publicly at the top of each hour. Mass at 12 noon, and special Holy Hours throughout the day. A Miraculous Medal Novena with preaching on the Rosary by Deacon Raj Srinivasa at 7 p.m. Also, Confession will be available after the 8 a.m. Mass. To sign up to pray or volunteer, please contact Marie Liddy at mliddy1@gmail.com.

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Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Rosary Rally

The Rosary Society will hold a Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at 12 noon in the Church. We will recite the Rosary for Our Lady of Fatima and World Peace. It will be said in many different languages. Please plan to join us!

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Oct
26
6:30 AM06:30

Pilgrimage

Newark Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019


Please join others from the Archdiocese of Newark, under the leadership of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, on the triennial pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 26. St. Joseph’s Church will be sharing a bus with Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Aloysius Parishes. The bus will depart from Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 6:30 a.m. and from St. Aloysius, Caldwell, at 7 a.m. The cost is $40 per person. Reservations and payment must be made no later than Oct. 6. Forms are available at the doors of the church.

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Regis High School Admissions Information Night

Regis High School of Manhattan

N.J. Admissions Information Night

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at 7 p.m.

St. Luke’s Parish, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.


Regis High School, located at 55 East 84th Street in Manhattan, was founded over a hundred years ago as an all-scholarship Jesuit secondary school for Catholic boys. On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., an Information Night for New Jersey students and their parents will be held at St. Luke’s Parish, 340 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. In addition, there will be an Open House at the school on Monday, Oct. 14, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Di Michele, Director of Admissions at 212-288-1100, ext. 2057 or edimichele@regis.org.

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Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Letter to a Suffering Church

Starting Monday, Sept. 16, four weekly discussion sessions regarding Bishop Robert Barron’s Letter to a Suffering Church will begin. The booklet was written for those who are trying to understand the current sexual crises through the lenses of scripture and church history. Bishop Barron answers the question, “Why stay?” Copies of the book will be provided. Sessions are at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.

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Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

WIND CREEK BETHLEHEM CASINO BUS RIDE

WEST ORANGE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

WIND CREEK BETHLEHEM CASINO BUS RIDE

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.


The Knights will be hosting a bus ride to the Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino (formerly the Sands Casino) in Bethlehem, Pa., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 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 $25 slot play. You will stay at the casino for five hours, then board the bus for the trip back. To make a reservation, or if you have questions, please call Annette or Rich at 973-325-3545. Tickets are limited.

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Welcome back to our first Rosary Society meeting of the Fall! The meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Our guest speaker will be Fr. Albert Holtz, O.S.B., Director of Formation of the Newark Abbey and Coordinator of the Benedictine Volunteer Program. Fr. Albert has written many books, including Pilgrim Road, Downtown Monks and A Saint on Every Corner. All are welcome to join us!

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Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

2019 MASS FOR OUR COUNTRY

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield, N.J.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

July 4, 1776, the day that represents the birth of our country, was the first Thursday of the month. In memory of that day, St. Thomas the Apostle Church will celebrate a Mass for our country every first Thursday. It is an opportunity to come together and pray for God’s blessings and mercy for our country. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark, Office of Evangelization.

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Aug
3
10:30 AM10:30

Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019

Blue Army Shrine, Asbury, N.J

Please join us to honor the plea of Our Lady on Dec. 10, 1925, requesting Five First Saturdays of Reparation for five consecutive months. Schedule: 10:30 a.m. Confessions; 11:30 Rosary with 15-minute meditation; 12:15 p.m. Holy Mass with Speaker/Celebrant Rev. Matthew Mauriello; 1:15 p.m. Brown Scapular Enrollment; 1:30 p.m. Shrine Tours of Capelinha and Holy House; 2 p.m. Confessions; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Bring your family and friends to answer the call of the Child Jesus: “And have you spread through the world what our heavenly Mother requested of you?” The Blue Army Shrine is located at 674 Mountain View Road East, Asbury, N.J. For more information, please call 908-689-1700 x224 or visit bluearmy.com.

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Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Facilitator Training - Retreat

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LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY”

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Benedictine Center for Spirituality, Elizabeth

Deepen your prayer life; help others do the same! Work for the New Evangelization! On Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at the Benedictine Center for Spirituality in Elizabeth, N.J., there will be a Facilitator Training—Retreat for the “Lord Teach Me to Pray” Ignatian prayer series. There is no charge for the retreat or materials. Come and discern if God is calling you to be a facilitator. Or, if you are simply interested in finding out more about Ignatian Prayer and the “Lord, Teach Me to Pray” prayer series, you are also invited! For more information and registration, please go to lordteachmetopray.com, click on Training-Retreats and scroll down to Elizabeth, N.J. for the registration form, or call 504-439-5933.

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Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

THE LORD’S LUAU

Encounter Kick-off

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 5 – 10 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral

 91 Washington St., Newark

All young adults are personally invited to the Archdiocesan event, “The Lord’s Luau,” which will be held at St Patrick’s Pro Cathedral on July 27 at 5 p.m. It will be a night of praise and worship, live music, lots of food (pig roast included), tikis, bonfire and fellowship. The event is sponsored by Catholic NWK, a Christ-centered, intentional community of young adults in the Archdiocese of Newark. Come join young adults from across the Archdiocese as we kick-off our Encounter Nights! Please RSVP at facebook.com/CatholicNWK.

   


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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

DOMINICAN COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION 

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m

An information session for prospective students interested in undergraduate and graduate degrees, including undergraduate online programs, is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Dominican College’s Prusmack Center, 3 Campus Drive, Blauvelt, N.Y. This is an opportunity to learn about the college’s program, meet faculty and admissions counselors. Financial aid, grants and scholarship information will also be available. For more information or to register, please go to dc.edu/rsvp


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Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

ST. JOSEPH’S SUMMER BOOK CLUB

Mondays at 1 p.m., in Glover Hall

The Book Club meets this Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. This summer’s choice is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.




 


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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

“St. Catherine of Sienna: Mystic, Reformer and Doctor of the Church”

Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

As part of a summer graduate course exploring Women Mystics, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall will present a one-day retreat entitled “St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic, Reformer and Doctor of the Church.” Open to the public, the day-long workshop will be led by Donna Orsuto, S.T.D., of the Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. The cost of the retreat is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. R.S.V.P. required by July 1. For more information, please visit shu.edu/theology/news/retreat-focuses-on-st-catherine-of-siena.cfm. To register, please contact Theresa Miller at Theresa.miller@shu.edu or 973-761-9575.


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Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

ST. JOSEPH’S SUMMER BOOK CLUB

Mondays at 1 p.m., in Glover Hall


The Book Club will be meeting this Monday, July 8, at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall (across from the entrance of the school building). This summer’s choice is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.

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Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Book Club

SUMMER BOOK CLUB starts Monday, June 24. This year the selection is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.


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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Catholic Bible Conference of the Archdiocese of Newark

GOD’S WORD TODAY: ALIVE AND ACTIVE!

Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Adults of all ages are welcome to this annual conference. Join us as we explore the Bible and encounter God through His Word today. The keynote speaker will be Margaret Nutting Ralph, Ph.D. Registration deadline is June 1. The registration fee of $25 includes lunch. To learn more or to register, please visit rcan.org/catechetical.


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Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

2019 MASS FOR OUR COUNTRY

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield, N.J.

Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

July 4, 1776, the day that represents the birth of our country, was the first Thursday of the month. In memory of that day, St. Thomas the Apostle Church will celebrate a Mass for our country every first Thursday. It is an opportunity to come together and pray for God’s blessings and mercy for our country. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark, Office of Evangelization.


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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

WEST ORANGE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER

Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

Connor Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

West Orange Council #5519 will host a dinner on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Connor Hall, the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Ave., for parishioners of St. Joseph’s & Our Lady of Lourdes. The meal will be served immediately after the 5:30 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. Cost is $10 for adults and children 13 & older; $5 for children ages 5–12. Pasta, meatballs, salad, drinks and desserts are included. All are welcome!

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Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

“Not Only Seniors” Prom

Dinner, Dancing & Live Big Band Music

St. Raphael’s Church, Livingston, N.J.

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 5:30 – 11:30 p.m.

St. Raphael’s Parish is proud to present The Moondance Big Band, performing live music hits from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s at their “Not Only Seniors” Prom on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. The event will be held at Tobias Hall, and families and children of all ages are invited. Prom attire is encouraged. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 973-992-9490 or e-mail straphaelrcc@comcast.net.


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Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

The Emmaus Ministry: A One Day Retreat for Grieving Parents

Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, N.J.

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark invites all parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age, by any means and at any time to attend “Emmaus Ministry: A One Day Retreat for Grieving Parents” on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell. This full-day retreat affords bereaved parents the opportunity to join together in a caring, spiritual setting for prayer, witnesses, discussion, fellowship and Mass. Please register ASAP at emfgp.org/registration/ as space is limited. For information, please contact Lauren Egan at 973-497-4327 or Lauren.Egan@rcan.org.

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Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

5 & 25 Year Marriage Anniversary Mass

2019 Christian Marriage Anniversary

Liturgy for 5 & 25 Years

Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newark, N.J.


The Archdiocese of Newark will honor couples who will be celebrating five & twenty-five years of Christian marriage in 2019 at an anniversary liturgy celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Please contact the Rectory Office at 973-669-3221 for further information and to register.   


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Jun
2
2:30 PM14:30

Moms Supporting Moms

A Gathering for Moms & Dads of Individuals with Disabilities: Celebrating 10 Years

of Moms Supporting Moms

St. John the Evangelist Church, Conlon Hall

19 North William St., Bergenfield, N.J.

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.


This event is for mothers and fathers, including single parents, of individuals with disabilities. The celebration will include speakers, time for interaction and reflection, refreshments and fellowship. It will provide a space to acknowledge the joys, hopes and struggles of raising individuals with disabilities and launching them into the world. There will be an art program, led by Arts Unbound, for sons and daughters as parents attend the gathering and engage with other parents on a similar journey. For more information and to register, please visit: rcan.org/moms-and-dads-save-date.


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Jun
1
10:30 AM10:30

WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA

Our Lady’s Blue Army Shrine, Asbury Park, N.J.

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please join us on June 1, 2019, to honor the plea of Our Lady on Dec. 10, 1925, requesting the Five First Saturdays of Reparation for five consecutive months.  Schedule: 10:30 a.m. Confessions; 11:30 Rosary with 15-minute meditation; 12:15 Holy Mass with Speaker/Celebrant Rev. Charles Sabella; 1:15 Brown Scapular Enrollment; 1:30 Shrine Tour; 2:00 Confessions; 3:00 Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Bring your family and friends to answer the call of the Child Jesus: “And have you spread through the world what our heavenly Mother requested of you?” The Blue Army Shrine is located at 674 Mountain View Road East, Asbury, N.J. For more information:  908-689-1700, x224 or bluearmy.com.


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May
30
7:05 PM19:05

N.J. JACKALS GAME

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

N.J. JACKALS GAME

Yogi Berra Stadium

Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 7:05 p.m.


Bring your whole family to a fun-filled night at the N.J. Jackals game on Thursday, May 30, hosted by the West Orange Knights of Columbus. The Jackals will be playing the Quebec Capitales at Yogi Berra Stadium, located on the campus of Montclair State University. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. Cost is $17 per person, which includes a premium bleacher seat, food voucher for a hot dog, bag of chips, soda and 10% discount in the gift shop. Thursday nights are “Thirsty Thursdays” and feature $1 domestic beer ($3 for imported drafts). Plus, there is a special promotion T-shirt for Iron Throne Night! Parking is free. For reservations, please contact Rich Chiaramonte at 973-325-3545. It promises to be an evening of fellowship and fun for all ages!


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May
22
12:00 PM12:00

CATHEDRAL BASILICA CONCERT SERIES

“Wednesdays at Noon,” May 15 & 22, 2019

Celebrating its 50th year, the Cathedral Basilica Concert Series continues in May, featuring an Organ Recital with Krystelle Pring on May 15, 2019, and Voice & Harp Recital with Janet Natale, soprano, and Merynda Adams, harp, on May 22, 2019. There is a free-will offering and optional tour of the cathedral following the concert. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is located at 89 Ridge St., Newark, N.J. For more information, please visit cathedralbasilica.org/concert/Wednesdays.html.


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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN ANNUAL GALA

Honoring Ken Kunzman of St. Joseph’s Church

The Venetian, Garfield, N.J.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

This year’s honorees are long-time St. Joseph’s parishioner and former parish trustee, Ken Kunzman, who will receive the Archbishop Gerety Award, and Jim Dugan, who will receive the Vitae Discimus Award. Proceeds from the dinner will provide partial-tuition scholarships to low income students, in grades K-12, attending Catholic Schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. For more information about the SFIC Gala, to order tickets or place an ad journal, please contact Barbara Cortes at 973-497-4278 or cortesba@rcan.org.

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May
15
12:00 PM12:00

CATHEDRAL BASILICA CONCERT SERIES

“Wednesdays at Noon,” May 15 & 22, 2019

Celebrating its 50th year, the Cathedral Basilica Concert Series continues in May, featuring an Organ Recital with Krystelle Pring on May 15, 2019, and Voice & Harp Recital with Janet Natale, soprano, and Merynda Adams, harp, on May 22, 2019. There is a free-will offering and optional tour of the cathedral following the concert. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is located at 89 Ridge St., Newark, N.J. For more information, please visit cathedralbasilica.org/concert/Wednesdays.html.


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