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
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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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
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
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
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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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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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

May Crowning

All parishioners are invited to the Crowning of our Blessed Mother on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Church. Refreshments will be served immediately following in the Parish Center. Let’s make this a special evening to honor Our Lady!

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May
11
3:00 PM15:00

Lecture on the History of West Orange and the Church of the Holy Innocents

Church of the Holy Innocents

681 Prospect Ave., West Orange

Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 3 p.m.


The Searchlight Speaker Series continues on May 11, 2019, at 3 p.m. with a lecture and multimedia presentation by West Orange Town Historian Joe Fagan, author of four books on West Orange history. Mr. Fagan will share stories, vintage photos and lore from the 147-year history of the Church of the Holy Innocents, its picturesque chapel and graveyard, and the lives of some of those laid to rest there. Copies of his books will be available for sale and signing. All are welcome. The suggested donation is $15. For more information, please contact holyinnocents681@yahoo.com.


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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

5th Annual Meghan Doyle ’05K Run/Walk Mount St. Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell, N.J.

Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Meghan Doyle, a graduate of Mount St. Dominic Academy Class of 2005 passed away suddenly on May 19, 2013. Since 2015, generous donations and participation in the 5K have raised over $86,000 to benefit a scholarship fund at MSDA in Meghan’s memory. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $20 for students and children under 12. Visit runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Caldwell/MtStDominicAcademy5KRunWalk or call 973-226-0660 x1134 for more information.

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

32nd ANNUAL LITURGY FOR THOSE WHOSE CHILDREN HAVE DIED

Friday, May 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, N.J.

The 32nd Annual Liturgy for Those Whose Children Have Died will be held on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell. All parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age are invited to attend with their families and friends. During the mass, each child will be mentioned by name during the intercessions. A personal witness will be given after the mass. Pre-registration is required. Please go to https://conta.cc/2TzdN4n or Lauren Egan at 973-497-4327.


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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

CELEBRATE LOVE

Friday, May 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Glover Hall

An evening program to grow in your good marriage

Presented by couples for couples, developed by Fr. Charles Gallagher, S.J., the driving force behind the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement. It includes a short presentation from a couple, plus time to reflect as individuals and as a couple on how the topic applies to your own marriage. The evening ends with light refreshments and social time.

Free on-site babysitting available. Please contact Joe and Clare Krakoviak in advance to schedule, or for further information: claresk3@yahoo.com or 973-736-7285. Join others who share the desire to have faith play a greater role in their relationship.

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May
2
7:30 PM19:30

2019 MASS FOR OUR COUNTRY

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield, N.J.

Thursday, May 2, 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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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

OUR LADY OF LOURDES TRICKY TRAY

  • Our Lady of Lourdes School Cafeteria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday, April 26, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Night at the Races” is this year’s theme for Our Lady of Lourdes Church’s annual tricky tray. The $25 admission fee includes sandwich, dessert, beverage & 25 auction tickets. For reservations, please call Ann at 973-325-2212 or Roseanne at 973-634-6104. Must be 18 years old to attend. Sponsored by the Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary Altar Society, this event will be held in the School cafeteria, 100 Valley Way, West Orange.

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Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

CARDINAL’S VOCATION DINNER

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, N.J.

Sponsored by Serra International, this important event helps provide valuable support and assistance to men studying for the priesthood and men and women entering Religious life. Honorees include Sr. Rose Taylor of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Fr. Lawrence B. Porter, Louis & Cathy D’Angelo and Fr. Peter G. Wehrle. Tickets are $115 per person. Reception from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Nanina’s is located at 540 Mill St., Belleville. For further information, please contact Rose Marie Deehan at rjdeehan@gmail.com or 973-762-6180.

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Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Bible Study

Bible Studies: Holy Week Activity – Join us on Monday, April 15 in Glover Hall at 1 p.m. as we look to scripture for the First Passover and draw parallels to our own Eucharist, whose institution we celebrate Holy Thursday. All are welcome!

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Parish Easter Egg Hunt

For Children PreK thru 4th Grade

Saturday, April 13, 2019

10 a.m. starting in the Parish Center

THE EASTER BUNNY makes his official visit to Saint Joseph's on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m.! All children fourth grade and under, are invited to meet in the Parish Center for the official start of our annual Easter Egg Hunt (weather permitting.) Be sure to be on time because the Easter eggs disappear quickly. In case of inclement weather, please call 973-669-9833.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Music and Reflection With Dan Schutte

Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, N.J.

Queen of Peace Church presents an unforgettable evening of music and reflection with Dan Schutte, the composer of our most beloved Catholic songs, including “Here I Am, Lord” and “City of God.” His recent pieces exhibit an enduring ability to reach into people’s hearts and draw them into prayer. Admission is $10 per person/$25 per family. The Church is located at 10 Franklin Place, North Arlington. For more information, contact Anthony Tabish at 973-445-5515 or atabish@aol.com.


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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Rosary Altar Society Meeting

The Rosarians will meet on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Lynne Wilson-Bruchet, a victim-assistance specialist from Homeland Security. She will inform the group about human trafficking. We must put an end to this terrible exploitation of human beings. All are welcome to attend this informative program!


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Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

BOY SCOUT CLOTHING DRIVE

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hazel Elementary School, West Orange

Have you been watching “Tidying Up” on Netflix and now have bags and bags of clothing & shoes to donate? The Scouts of Troop 6 will take them!

On Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hazel Elementary School in West Orange (gym entrance on Mitchell St.), the Scouts will be collecting used shoes and clothing. (No furniture or appliances, please). Come SPARK JOY for the Scouts and support their fundraising efforts. Call Catherine Peterson at 917-447-3381 for questions or to arrange an at-home pickup!

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