A Pilgrimage from the Archdiocesan Shrine of John Paul II in Linden, N.J.
to Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, N.J.
Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 10 a.m.
If you are tired of giving up sweets and coffee for Lent and are ready to embark on a different Lenten practice, leave your comfort zone for a day and challenge yourself physically, spiritually and personally. We invite you to join us on a 10-mile pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon the Stations of the Cross of our Lord’s sufferings and death.
The walking Pilgrimage will begin on Sunday, Mar. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. John Paul II (St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish), 131 E. Edgar Rd., Linden, and conclude at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark, at around 5 p.m., with the Holy Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Manuel Cruz. FREE ADMISSION, however all participants must register. To register, and for additional information, visit: 10mileswithJesus.org; email: info@10mileswithJesus.org; or call: 201-220-1949.
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!
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 email@example.com or 973-762-6180.
Reservations for our Parish celebration of the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph (Sunday, Mar. 17 at 1 p.m. in Parish Center) will be on sale this weekend and continue until Mar. 10. Dinner will consist of Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes as well as Ziti and Meatballs with St. Joseph Day Zeppole for dessert. Meet new friends and join in the fun!
Welcome back to our first Rosary Society meeting of 2019! The meeting will be held on Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall (weather permitting). It will be a planning meeting for the activities that we will have for the rest of the year. We want everyone’s input, so please come.
Mark your calendars for our annual celebration of Mardi Gras – which translates into “Fat Tuesday” – on March 5. We start outdoors with burning last year’s palms and blessing them in preparation for Ash Wednesday services. This is followed by a dessert night (the fat in “Fat Tuesday”)! All parishioners are welcome, and you might bring your favorite sweet treat to share! In the Parish Center at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Connor Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
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, Feb. 24.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 $10 for adults & children ages 13 & over; and $5 for children 12 & 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. All proceeds go towards supporting local charities in the West Orange area
Friday, Feb. 22, 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 Father 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 babysitting, or for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-736-7285. Join others who share the desire to have faith play a greater role in their relationship.
Reservations for our Parish celebration of the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph (Sunday, Mar. 17 at 1 p.m. in Parish Center) will go on sale the weekend of Feb. 16 & 17 and continue until Mar. 10. Dinner will consist of Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes as well as Ziti and Meatballs with St. Joseph Day Zeppole for dessert. Join in the fun!
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
Connor Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
West Orange Council #5519 will host a dinner in Connor Hall, the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Avenue, 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. Bring the whole family!
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 8 p.m.
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
Come join us on Saturday, Feb. 9 as the Seton Hall Pirates take on the Creighton Bluejays at The Rock. We will be celebrating our first annual Faith and Family Night where we’ll recognize some of the great churches in the area at the game! Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased at fevo.com/edp/Faith-and-Family-Night-dR4mCVV or by calling Dalton Waterman at 973-761-9667.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at 4 p.m.
Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, Roseland, N.J.
The Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark, which was planned to mark the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Jan. 20 was postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Roseland. Cardinal Joseph Tobin will be the prayer leader and homilist. All are welcome to attend!
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 11 a.m. Mass at the
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer to celebrate women and men in consecrated life. Since then the universal Church celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day – the day on which candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So, too, are those in consecrated life called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all people.
Please join with our Cardinal, Joseph W. Tobin CSsR and the Church of Newark at an 11 a.m. Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, to celebrate those in consecrated life and in particular those Sisters, Brothers and Priests who are celebrating their anniversaries this year. This invitation is extended in a special way to the members of every parish as a means of supporting and thanking the consecrated men and women of our Archdiocese for their selfless gift of service to our local church.
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Roseland
Allan Scazafabo, Jr., a Catholic Matrimonial Law Attorney, and Alyssa A. DeFuria, Family Law Attorney, will both present on the “nuts and bolts” of the divorce process. Resources will be given, including articles and handouts related to divorce & family law. The talk will end with an open Q & A session. The presentation will be held in Founder’s Hall at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 28 Livingston Avenue, Roseland.