Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

Parish Picnic

11:30 a.m. Outdoor Mass; 1 p.m. Parish Picnic

(In case of rain, the picnic and Mass will move indoors.)

Tickets will be sold starting Saturday, Sept. 15, following all the Masses. The cost is $15 for adults & $7 for children ages 12 – 4, under 4 is free. Last year was a huge success. Food, fun, games and friendship abound. Plan to reserve you spot before room runs out! The last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, Sept. 23.

Last year’s picnic was great fun. You won't want to miss this!

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Oct
21
7:00 AM07:00

BUS TRIP TO ST. JUDE SHRINE

Baltimore, Md.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

A bus trip is planned to the St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, Oct. 21, departing at 7 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information and reservations, please contact Tina at 973-669736-1784.

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Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Youth Group Meeting

Come join us on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish Center for our Opening Meeting of the school year! All current and new high school students are invited! Come to deepen your faith while making new friends and memories. Learn about exciting activities and events! For more information, visit our website at strjym.com. Follow us at facebook.com/strjym and on Twitter: @SRJYM.

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Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

EVENING OF PENANCE AND PRAYER

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Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark

 

Cardinal Joseph Tobin is inviting all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark to this evening in reparation for and healing of all those impacted by the abuse crisis, particularly the victims, and all of us that make up the Body of Christ. The Cardinal is asking that participation in this Evening for all the priests and all the faithful of the Archdiocese take precedent over all other pastoral activities in the Archdiocese and is encouraging all to make it a day of fast and abstinence. More information to follow.

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Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

Facilitator Training – Retreat

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LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY”

Facilitator Training – Retreat

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Benedictine Center for Spirituality, Elizabeth, N.J.

 

Deepen your prayer life; help others do the same! Work for the New Evangelization! At the Benedictine Center for Spirituality in Elizabeth, there will be a Facilitator Training—Retreat for the “Lord Teach Me to Pray” Ignatian prayer series on Saturday, Aug. 25. 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 prayer series, you are also invited! For more information and registration, please go to lordteachmetopray.com or call 504-439-5933.

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Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima Celebration

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Blue Army Shrine, Asbury, N.J.

 

Join with His Eminence Raymond L. Cardinal Burke at the Blue Army Shrine, 674 Mt. View Rd. East, Asbury, N.J., to celebrate the August Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. 10:30: Confessions; 12:00: Rosary Procession; 12:30: Guest Speaker – Mr. Thomas McKenna; 1:15: Holy Mass – Celebrant: His Eminence Raymond L. Cardinal Burke; 3:00: Divine Mercy Chaplet; 3:15-5 p.m.: Talks at Holy House USA and Fatima video for children. For more information, please visit bluearmy.com, or call 908-689-1700.

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Aug
12
10:15 AM10:15

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR AUGUSTINIAN RECOLLECT FRIARS

Sunday, Aug. 12, following the 9:15 Mass

Parish Center

SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, Aug. 12, following the 9:15 Mass, we will hold a “Coffee and...” in the Parish Center to thank and say good-by to the Augustinian Recollect priests who have been so good to us in helping with our many liturgies. Please plan to stop in to extend your gratitude for their generous gift of time and talent.

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Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

DOMINICAN COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION

July 18 & August 8, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Information sessions for prospective students interested in undergraduate and graduate degrees, including undergraduate online programs, are scheduled for July 18 and August 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Dominican College’s Prusmack Center, 2 Campus Drive, Orangeburg, 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. To register for a session, please go to adult.dc.edu.

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Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1 – 5 p.m.

Archdiocesan Center, Newark, N.J.

 

The need for blood never takes a vacation. Please consider donating at the blood drive sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark on July 25, from 1 – 5 p.m. All donors will receive a scratch-off card with a chance to win an Apple Watch, iPad Pro, or 55-in LC TV. Donors who do not win will receive an American Back Pack. To make an appointment, go to donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/48152 or call 201-251-3703. A bloodmobile will be outside the Archdiocesan Center at 171 Clifton Ave., Newark.

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Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Book Club

Our Summer Book Club meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. We are reading Embracing the Way of Jesus, a collection of excerpts from the homilies and writings of Pope Francis, all centering on Christianity as a way of life – or, as the earliest Christians would have understood it, “the Way.” For anyone desiring to live out the faith in a way that can truly transform and heal our hearts and our world, Embracing the Way is the perfect place to start

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

DOMINICAN COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION

July 18 & August 8, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Information sessions for prospective students interested in undergraduate and graduate degrees, including undergraduate online programs, are scheduled for July 18 and August 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Dominican College’s Prusmack Center, 2 Campus Drive, Orangeburg, 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. To register for a session, please go to adult.dc.edu.

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Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Book Club

You are invited to our Summer Book Club beginning Monday, July 16 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. Embracing the Way of Jesus is a collection of excerpts from the homilies and writings of Pope Francis, all centering on Christianity as a way of life – or, as the earliest Christians would have understood it, “the Way.” Through the Pope’s meditations on Scripture, we pause to consider essential aspects of discipleship such as The Way of the Cross, The Way of Prayer, The Way of Children, The Way of the Poor and more. For anyone desiring to live out the faith in a way that can truly transform and heal our hearts and our world, Embracing the Way is the perfect place to start.

 

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Jun
29
8:00 AM08:00

DIVINE MERCY SHRINE PILGRIMAGE

Stockbridge, Mass.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Our parish will be hosting a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. on Friday, June 29. The bus seating arrangement is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information and reservations, please contact Agnes at 973-669-0457.

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Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

SANDS CASINO BUS RIDE

WEST ORANGE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

SANDS CASINO BUS RIDE

Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

The Knights will be hosting a bus ride to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., on Sunday, June 24, 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. 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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Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

MERCY HOUSE OFFICIAL OPENING

Friday, June 22, 2018

620 Clinton Ave., Newark

Mercy House is a new ministry within the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office that seeks to provide a welcoming space for individuals and families in need as well as emotional support and healing. The opening ceremonies will take on Friday, June 22 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish Convent, 620 Clinton Ave., Newark, the site of Mercy House. Cardinal Joseph Tobin will perform the blessing. RSVP no later than Monday, June 18 to Cheryl A. Riley at rileyche@rcan.org or 973-497-4350.

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

“MEN WHO COOK” FUNDRAISER

West Orange African Heritage Organization

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1 – 4 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Parish Center

The 14th Annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser to benefit the Thomas Holcomb Scholarship Fund will be held on Sunday, June 10 in the Parish Center. More than 20 men, including some parishioners from St. Joseph’s, will prepare a variety of dishes – appetizers, entrees and desserts – for patrons to enjoy. The sampling of food begins promptly at 1 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. (or when the food runs out). Admission: Adults -$35; Students - $15; Children under 12 - $10. For further information, please contact Darwin M. Davis at 917-293-5005/darwinmdavis@gmail.com or Robert Simmons at 973-736-5516. Please come out and support this good cause!

 

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Jun
9
9:00 PM21:00

CAR WASH & BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER

CAR WASH & BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER

St. Joseph's Church Parking Lot

Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Our fundraiser has been rescheduled to next Saturday, June 9. Come get your car washed and enjoy some baked goods in the process! Every car, no matter the make or model, is $5! Spread the word to your family and friends!

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Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Rummage Sale at St. Joseph’s Church

St. Joseph’s Church, Maplewood, is holding its annual fund-raising Rummage Sale in the CYO Gym, 767 Prospect St. on Sat., June 2: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sun., June 3: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Donations of used items are also needed. Donations may be dropped off at the gym behind the church on Fri., May 25 & Mon., May 28 thru Fri., June 1, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.; on Sat., May 26, collecting 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. only. For questions about donating, please contact Ernie D’Amato at 973-763-2002 or egd49@juno.com.

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Rummage Sale at St. Joseph’s Church, Maplewood

St. Joseph’s Church, Maplewood, is holding its annual fund-raising Rummage Sale in the CYO Gym, 767 Prospect St. on Sat., June 2: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sun., June 3: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Donations of used items are also needed. Donations may be dropped off at the gym behind the church on Fri., May 25 & Mon., May 28 thru Fri., June 1, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.; on Sat., May 26, collecting 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. only. For questions about donating, please contact Ernie D’Amato at 973-763-2002 or egd49@juno.com.

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Jun
2
8:30 AM08:30

A DAY OF COMFORT AND HOPE

For parents who have suffered the loss of a child

Saturday, June 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell

Come away, and join us for a day of prayer, fellowship, professional presentations, discussion and Holy Mass. This one-day retreat will allow participants to learn about specific aspects of their grief and meet other parents who have walked – and still walk – this very difficult road. $25 per participant (continental breakfast and full lunch included) at Notre Dame Church’s Parish Center, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, N.J. For more information, please contact the Archdiocesan Family Life Office: Lauren.Egan@rcan.org or 973-497-4327.

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

K of C Family Fun Night @ NJ Jackals

Bring your whole family to a fun-filled night at the N.J. Jackals game on Thursday, May 31, hosted by the West Orange Knights of Columbus. The Jackals will be playing the Ottawa Champions 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), $2 hot dogs and $2 small sodas. Parking is free. For reservations, please contact Rich Chiaramonte by May 23 at 973-325-3545 or chiaramontea@verizon.net. It promises to be an evening of fellowship and fun for all ages!

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May
20
8:30 AM08:30

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

WEST ORANGE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Sunday, May 20, 2018

 

The West Orange Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a pancake breakfast fundraiser in the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Connor Hall) on Sunday, May 20. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All parishioners of both St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Lourdes are invited. The cost is $9 for adults & children 12 and over; and $5 for children 11 and under. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Please make plans for you and your family to attend. No reservations are required. Contact Darren Dangler at 973-731-4031 if you have any questions. All proceeds go towards supporting local charities in the West Orange area.

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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Wills Awareness & Planned Giving Seminar

Hosted by the Archdiocese of Newark,

Office of Planned Giving

St. Raphael Parish, Livingston, N.J.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the 4 p.m. Mass

 

The Archdiocese of Newark, Office of Planned Giving, hosts “Wills Awareness and Planned Giving Seminar” at St. Raphael Church’s Tobias Hall, 346 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, on May 19, immediately after the 4 p.m. Mass. Persons of all ages and estates of all sizes will benefit from this presentation. Sandwiches and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Theresa Lynch, Office of Planned Giving at 973-497-4042 or email: Theresa.lynch@rcan.org. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat now.

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May
16
6:45 PM18:45

SINGLE PARENT SUCCESS EVENT

Wednesday, May 16, at 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.

Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell

 

If single parenting leaves you feeling overwhelmed or inadequate some days, or overlooked in terms of your needs, join Loyla Louvis from Mothers in Training, LLC, for an insightful look at five strategies every single parent should know. Loyla Louvis is a parenting coach, mentor, public speaker – and last but not least – a mother and wife. If you are a single parent, were raised by a single parent, a grandparent raising children or have ever been a single parent, you are welcome to come! Babysitting and food provided. Free of charge! Must RSVP at: smore.com/dnqb9 or email Lauren.Egan@rcan.org. Notre Dame Church is located at 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell.

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