Jun
26
1:00 pm13:00

Adult Ed: Thomas Merton

Our book club continues its explorations of Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation on Mondays at 1 p.m. in air-conditioned Glover Hall. Join us if you can!

Jun
27
Jun 30

QUO VADIS? A Discernment Retreat for Catholic Young Men in High School

 

June 27 – 30, 2017

Space is limited and registration closes on June 9. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark Office of Vocations for Diocesan Priesthood. Cost is $100 with scholarships available. For more information or to register on-line, please visit newpriestnj.com/quovadis.

Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS at N.J. JACKALS GAME

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bring your whole family to a fun-filled night at the N.J. Jackals game on Thursday, July 20, hosted by the West Orange Knights of Columbus. The Jackals will be playing the Trois-Rivieres Aigles (Three-Rivers Eagles) from Quebec at Yogi Berra Stadium, located on the campus of Montclair State University. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6:05 p.m. Cost is $17 per person, which includes entry ticket for $12 and a $5 food voucher for a hot dog and bag of chips. 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 call Rich Chiaramonte at 973-325-3545 by Thursday, July 6, so that group tickets can be purchased. It promises to be an evening of fellowship and fun for all ages!

Jul
22
11:30 am11:30

World Youth Day UNITE

  • John Paul II Shrine

Sat., July 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

World Youth Day UNITE is a national young adult (18 to 39) and young family festival in Washington, D.C., where thousands will gather for amazing worship, inspiring talks, engaging break-out groups, incredible music with Audrey Assad and Tony Melendez, and more. At the heart of this event, which channels the spirit and vision of the international World Youth Day celebrations, will be incredible opportunities for prayer and the sacraments. The Early Bird registration discount of $20 ends June 30th! Reserve your FREE seat on the Archdiocese of Newark’s bus by visiting newarkoym.com or contact Rich Donovan at 201-998-0088 x4150 for more information.

Jul
28
Jul 29

CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE

  • Ramapo Community College

 

July 28 & 29, 2017

The IHM New York Homeschool Conference will be held at Ramapo College – Student Center, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, in Mahwah, N.J., on Friday, July 28 (12 – 6 p.m.) and on Saturday, July 29 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). This is the perfect event for those who are curious and want to discover more about Catholic homeschooling. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please visit www.ihmconference.org or email: info@ihmconference.org.

Sep
17
12:00 pm12:00

Parish Picnic

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saint Joseph Parish Picnic

Fun for All Ages – More information coming soon!

Oct
8
11:00 am11:00

SERRA DISTRICT 22 NINTH ANNUAL COMMUNION BREAKFAST

  • Our Lady of Sorrows Church

Save the Date: Sunday, October 8

SERRA DISTRICT 22 NINTH ANNUAL COMMUNION BREAKFAST

Please mark your calendars for the Ninth Annual Communion Breakfast hosted by Serra International District 22. The day’s event, set for October 8, 2017, will feature Cardinal Joseph Tobin as both celebrant of the 11 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange, and speaker at the Brunch to be held at Seton Hall University. Cost: $30 for adults & $15 for students and children under 12. For more information, please contact: Joseph Scibetta at 201-332-88657 or jtscibetta@verizon.net


Jun
24
3:00 pm15:00

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2017

  • Holy Trinity Church

 

Saturday, June 24 at 3 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church, West Orange

Come and enjoy a fun-filled day with your family and friends. Strawberries, ice cream, hot dogs, popcorn, ice pops, bake sale … and more! Tickets priced at $6 and can be obtained by contacting St. Joseph’s Rectory. Holy Trinity Church is located at 315 Main Street.

Jun
19
1:00 pm13:00

Adult Ed: Thomas Merton

Join us Monday, June 19 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall as we continue our journey into Thomas Merton's wisdom of how to grow deeper in God through his book, New Seeds of Contemplation

Jun
12
1:00 pm13:00

Adult Ed: Thomas Merton

“Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the cause of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed – but hate these things in yourself, not in others.” – Thomas Merton, “New Seeds of Contemplation”

Join us Monday, June 12 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall as we continue our journey into Merton's wisdom of how to grow deeper in God.

Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

SANDS CASINO BUS RIDE

WEST ORANGE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

SANDS CASINO BUS RIDE

Sunday, June 11

 

The Knights will be hosting a bus ride to the Sands Casino on Sunday, June 11, 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.

 

Jun
7
5:30 pm17:30

Dominican College Information Session

  • Prusmack Center

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Dominican College is holding an information session for students interested in undergraduate and graduate degrees, including undergraduate online programs, on June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Prusmack Center, 3 Campus Drive, Blauvelt, N.Y. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about programs and to meet faculty and admissions counselors. Information about financial aid, grants and scholarships will also be provided. To register for the session, please go to dc.edu/RSVP.

Jun
5
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Book Club

Our Summer Book Club begins Mon., June 5 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall with New Seeds of Contemplation, one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books. According to the New York Times: "New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For Merton, 'Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love."' Join us.

Jun
5
1:00 pm13:00

Adult Education: Thomas Merton

“Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the cause of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed – but hate these things in yourself, not in others.” – Thomas Merton, “New Seeds of Contemplation”

Join us Monday, June 5 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall as we begin our journey into Merton's wisdom of how to grow deeper in God.

Jun
4
12:30 pm12:30

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 3: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sun., June 4: 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 26 & Mon., May 29 thru Fri., June 2, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.; on Sat., May 27, 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

Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Rummage Sale at St. Joseph’s Church, Maplewood

  • St. Joesph's Church

June 3 & 4, 2017

St. Joseph’s Church, Maplewood, is holding its annual fund-raising Rummage Sale in the CYO Gym, 767 Prospect St. on Sat., June 3: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sun., June 4: 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 26 & Mon., May 29 thru Fri., June 2, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.; on Sat., May 27, 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.

Jun
3
8:45 am08:45

“True Love Waits” Seminar

  • Immaculate Conception Church

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Immaculate Conception Church, Montclair

LIFENET will be presenting a training seminar for adult youth leaders, teachers, parents and people with a heart for youth, called: “True Love Waits,” a program to empower young people to save sex for marriage. Come and be trained to bring this five-session program to high school/junior high-aged students. Discover how to use this program, which includes skits, videos and discussions to help you communicate the message of sexual purity to youth in an interesting and positive way. The training seminar is on Sat., June 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 30 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair, N.J. For more information, please call 973-497-4500 or visit lifeneteducation.org.

Jun
3
8:30 am08:30

A DAY OF COMFORT AND HOPE

  • Notre Dame Church

 

For parents who have suffered the loss of a child

Saturday, June 3, 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 at 973-497-4327 or eganlaur@rcan.org

May
17
7:30 pm19:30

Candlelight Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima

  • St. Lucy's Church

The 30th Annual Candlelight Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will be held on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Lucy’s Church, 118 Seventh Ave., Newark, N.J. All are welcome! For more information, please call 973-803-4200 or text 862-703-8422.

May
14
11:30 am11:30

First Communion Mass

Cailee-Bea Cassidy, Michael Desrouleaux, Ethan Emmanuel, Maya Espinal, Jaden Gachette, Elyse Hermes, Miriam Kassa, Marcos Lopez, Summer Russo, Caitlin Ryan, Lucy Smith, Daphne Suarez

May
13
5:00 pm17:00

First Communion Mass

Justin Anderton, Elizabeth Gibson, Thomas Harrington, Shaylyn McGrath, Ginger Miller, Dominick Pulmano, Alexandra Rauch, Mia Repollet, Rinoa Rodriguez, Mia Sinha, Sara Sinha, Taylor Soto, Tyler Viera

May
12
7:30 pm19:30

30th Annual Liturgy for Those Whose Children Have Died

  • Notre Dame Church

Friday, May 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell

The 30th Annual Liturgy for Those Whose Children Have Died will be held on Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, N.J. All parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age are invited to attend with their families and friends. A personal witness will also be offered as the name of each child is read during the Mass. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Lauren Egan at 973-497-4327 or eganlaur@rcan.org.

May
11
6:30 pm18:30

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children

  • The Venetian

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children Annual Gala will be held on Thursday, May 11 at The Venetian in Garfield. This year’s honorees Tony and Christie de Nicola will receive the Vitae Discimus Award, and John “Jack” Walton will receive the Archbishop Gerety 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 a journal ad, please visit sficnj.org or call 973-497-427

May
8
7:00 pm19:00

May Crowning Ceremony

The May Crowning will be Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the church. Elaine Jacobs will crown the Blessed Mother. All parishioners are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Center following the ceremony.

May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Christian Marriage 50 Year Liturgy

  • Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The Archdiocese of Newark is again preparing the annual tradition of honoring couples who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage in 2017. These anniversary liturgies will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:

April 30 at 3 p.m. – 5 years and 25 years

May 7 at 3 p.m. – 50 years

Please contact the Rectory Office at 973-669-3221 for further information and to register.   

May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Academy of St. Elizabeth Open House

Convent Station, NJ

Sun., May 7 at 1 p.m.

For 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls and their families

7th & 8th grade girls are also invited to spend the day at the Academy on Thurs., May 11 at 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 973-290-5225 or 973-290-5200, or visit aosenj.org

May
7
1:00 pm13:00

St. Peter's Prep Open House

  • St. Peter's Prep

144 Grand Street, Jersey City

Sun., May 7, at 1 – 3 p.m.

For questions, call John Irvine at 201-547-6389

or visit spprep.org

May
6
8:00 am08:00

Saint Vincent Academy 5K Walk/Run Race

  • Branch Brook Park

Saturday, May 6 at Branch Book Park

 

Saint Vincent Academy, a girls’ high school in Newark, is holding its first annual 5K Walk/Run Race on Saturday, May 6 at Branch Book Park, Newark. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. Race time for runners will be at 9 a.m. and race time for walkers at 9:10 a.m. The price is $25 to run. Please visit svanj.org/5k to register. If you have any questions, please call 973-622-1613.

May
5
7:30 pm19:30

CELEBRATE LOVE

Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Glover Hall

An evening program to grow in your good marriage

Presented by couples for couples, developed by the late 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 & 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.

May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Irish Mass & Dinner at Seton Hall University

  • Seton Hall University

Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

Seton Hall University Alumni Relations and the Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE) Alumni Club will sponsor the 7th Annual Irish Mass, celebrated by Rev. Daniel Cahill, in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on Seton Hall’s South Orange campus at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5. Parts of the Mass will be said in Irish, and parts in English. The musical selections for the Mass will include Irish-inspired hymns and cantor solos sung in the Irish language.

Following the Mass will be an Irish dinner at 7 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite of the Bishop Dougherty University Center, featuring Irish entrees and desserts from Town Hall Deli. Enjoy entertainment showcasing the culture of Ireland.

Tickets for the dinner are $15/adult and $10/children ages 12 and under. Order your tickets no later than May 2 via shu.edu/PIPEDINNER. Please contact Brian O’Malley, Director of Alumni Clubs, at brian.omalley@shu.edu or 973-378-9818 with any questions.

Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Christian Marriage 5 and 25 Year Liturgy

  • Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The Archdiocese of Newark is again preparing the annual tradition of honoring couples who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage in 2017. These anniversary liturgies will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:

April 30 at 3 p.m. – 5 years and 25 years

May 7 at 3 p.m. – 50 years

Please contact the Rectory Office at 973-669-3221 for further information and to register.   

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Mother Seton High School STEM Day

  • Mother Seton High School

One Valley Road, Clark

Presents a STEM DAY

Sat., Apr. 29 at 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

School tours available 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For girls in grades 6 – 8. No registration fee is required.

Register online at motherseton.org or call 732-382-1952