Feb 11 Updates

We celebrate the Rite of Sending today where we will acknowledge our two Catechumens, Eric and Christian Pena, as they enter the final phase of their preparation to become full participants in the Catholic Church. The young men will proceed to the Cathedral next Sunday to receive Cardinal Tobin’s blessing. Please pray for the boys and their family during Lent as they come to the end of their journey into the Catholic Church.

Feb 4 Updates

There is a First Eucharist Parent Meeting Sunday, Feb. 4 in Glover Hall following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy.

The eighth grade class will not meet Saturday, Feb. 10 due to our Ministry Morning Retreat. Classes will resume on Feb. 17. Eighth grade candidates are reminded of the opportunity for service at our Mardi Gras party.

All members of the Parish are invited to our Mardi Gras celebration, Tuesday evening, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center.

After a short prayer service that includes burning last year’s palms for use on Ash Wednesday, the following day, we will share food and fun. Please bring a dessert to share!

LITURGICAL MINISTERS’ MORNING OF REFLECTION: Saturday, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m., for all Ushers, Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist in the Parish Center. After we have been nourished by a light breakfast, our guest speaker will nourish our souls with thoughts about the Eucharist. Please contact your respective captains to let them know whether or not you will be attending.

Jan 28 Updates

All members of the Parish are invited to our Mardi Gras celebration, Tuesday evening, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. After a short prayer service that includes burning last year’s palms for use on Ash Wednesday, the following day, we will share food and fun. Please bring a dessert to share!

 

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY MORNING: for all Ushers (aka Ministers of Hospitality), Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist;

Where: The Parish Center

When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m.

After we have been nourished by a light breakfast, our guest speaker will nourish our souls with thoughts about the Eucharist.

 

Mark your calendars, please. More information will be coming from the captains of our three ministries.

Jan 21 Updates

All Religious Ed. programs are back in full swing.

In case of inclement weather and to check on program closings, please dial 973-669-8331. The answering machine will state the cancellation of a program for that day. Please do not call the rectory number.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY MORNING: for all Ushers (aka Ministers of Hospitality), Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist;

Where: The Parish Center

When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m.

After we have been nourished by a light breakfast, our guest speaker will nourish our souls with thoughts about the Eucharist.

Mark your calendars, please. More information will be coming from the captains of our three ministries.

Jan 14 Updates

The first Parent Meeting for those with children receiving their First Communion in May will be held Sunday, Jan. 14 in Glover Hall following the 9:15 a.m. Liturgy. Attendance is required.

 

Eighth grade students and their parents will meet on Wednesday evening, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall for an explanation of the requirements to be completed for the reception of Confirmation. The meeting is for all students, including those in Catholic schools. Classes begin Saturday, Jan. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Scripture classes Mondays, at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. Now featuring: Jesus Revealed: Encountering Christ in His Biblical Names. Jesus Revealed is an 18-part study that will deepen your knowledge of Our Lord through expert Biblical exegesis on the person of Jesus Christ.

Discover the meaning of the titles and images through which Jesus reveals Himself to us. Join us as Dr. Paul Thigpen —through engaging video lessons — dives deep into Scripture from Genesis to Revelation to illuminate the many names of Jesus in Scripture and explain how each one reveals something new about Our Lord. Jesus Revealed is like no other Catholic Scripture Study. It is an engrossing exegesis of more than 750 Scripture verses spanning the entire Bible, focusing on the typologies of Jesus through 18 of His unique names. You will come away with a deeper knowledge of Christ, and a fuller understanding that all of Scripture points to Our Lord.

We invite you to join us even if you’ve never participated before. You’ll be glad you did!

Jan 7 Updates

Religious Ed. Classes resume Sunday, January 7 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy.

Our first Parent Meeting for First Communion will be held Sunday, January 14 following the Family Mass.

Scripture classes resume Monday, January 8 at 1 p.m.

Join us Monday for an exciting new Bible Study – Jesus Revealed: Encountering Christ in His Biblical Names. Jesus Revealed is an 18-part study that will deepen your knowledge of Our Lord through expert Biblical exegesis on the person of Jesus Christ.

Discover the meaning of the titles and images through which Jesus reveals Himself to us. Join us as Dr. Paul Thigpen —through engaging video lessons — dives deep into Scripture from Genesis to Revelation to illuminate the many names of Jesus in Scripture and explain how each one reveals something new about Our Lord. Jesus Revealed is like no other Catholic Scripture Study. It is an engrossing exegesis of more than 750 Scripture verses spanning the entire Bible, focusing on the typologies of Jesus through 18 of His unique names. You will come away with a deeper knowledge of Christ, and a fuller understanding that all of Scripture points to Our Lord.

We invite you to join us even if you’ve never participated before. You’ll be glad you did!

Dec 31 Updates

All Religious Ed. programs will resume starting Sunday, January 7.

If you are a parishioner with a child in Catholic school and wish your child to receive First Eucharist in the parish, please contact the Religious Ed. office as soon as possible to register for the program.

Our first Parent Meeting for the sacrament will be held Sunday, January 14 following the Family Mass.

BIBLE STUDY - Jesus: Encountering Christ in His Biblical Names. Join us starting Monday, January 8 as we explore the video series which dives deep into Scripture from Genesis to Revelation to illuminate the many names of Jesus in Scripture and learn how each one reveals something new about Our Lord. Deepen your knowledge of Jesus as He is revealed in Scripture and deepen your love for Our Lord!

December 24 Updates

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” – Mother Teresa

Christmas is not merely a day, it is a lifetime lived in sharing the love of Christ with each other. We wish you a lifetime of Christmas. Peace! The Religious Ed. Staff

All Religious Ed. programs will resume starting Sunday, January 7.

If you are a parishioner with a child in Catholic school and wish your child to receive First Eucharist in the parish, please contact the Religious Ed. office as soon as possible to register for the program.

Our first Parent Meeting for the sacrament will be held Sunday, January 14 following the Family Mass.

BIBLE STUDY - Jesus: Encountering Christ in His Biblical Names. Join us starting Monday, January 8 as we explore the video series which dives deep into Scripture from Genesis to Revelation to illuminate the many names of Jesus in Scripture and learn how each one reveals something new about Our Lord. Deepen your knowledge of Jesus as He is revealed in Scripture and deepen your love for Our Lord!

December 17 Updates

Sunday classes end this Sunday, Dec. 17 and resume Sunday, Jan. 7. Tuesday classes resume Jan. 9. Saturday classes will start later in the month.

Scripture classes will meet this Monday at 1 p.m. and resume Jan. 8.

December 10 Updates

There are no classes Sunday, Dec. 10 due to the Parish Christmas celebration. Classes will resume Tuesday evening, Dec. 12.

There are classes Dec. 12, 16, 17 and 19.

Our Christmas series of exploring the birth of Christ and the growth of the church will not meet Monday, Dec. 11 but will resume Dec. 18 in Glover Hall at 1 p.m.

Dec 3 Updates

First Reconciliation will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Please pray for our children and their parents as they move closer to the Lord.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Religious Ed. classes will meet at the Parish Mission in the church.

There are no Religious Ed. classes Saturday, Dec. 9 due to First Reconciliation, or on Sunday, Dec. 10, due to the Parish Christmas Party. Classes in Glover Hall continue Tuesday, Dec. 12.

HELP NEEDED: A few good elves of middle school to high school age to help with activities for younger children at the Parish Christmas Party. If you are available and can help, please call the Religious Ed. office (973-669-8331).

November 26 Updates

Religious Ed. classes resume this Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

Parents of children in the Reconciliation Preparation program are reminded that Fr. Jim will visit with us Sunday morning, Dec. 3 to help us prepare for First Reconciliation. After his presentation, parents and students will practice for the celebration. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. in the church.

The most famous events of Christ’s life occurred at the very beginning – the virgin birth celebrated at Christmas – and at the very end – His ministry, death and resurrection. But what of His childhood? His family? What do the Gospels and other ancient texts tell us of the star that foretold His coming? Who were the Three Magi and what do we know of the journeys of the Holy Family as they eluded Herod? And what do we know of the twelve men chosen by Jesus to be His closest companions and destined to bring Christ’s message to the world? Or of Paul the Apostle whose life-long mission ensured the survival of the early Church.

For compelling insights on these and other mysteries of Jesus’s early life, join us Mondays at 1 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7 p.m. as we view The First Days of Christianity – a combination of two programs first seen on The History Channel: “In the Footsteps of the Holy Family,” narrated by Roger Moore and “The Apostles,” narrated by Martin Sheen.

November 19 Updates

There are no Religious Ed. classes Tuesday evening, Nov. 21 or Sunday, Nov. 26 due to the celebration of Thanksgiving. Let us take the time to turn to God and express our gratitude for the great Love with which He continues to embrace us all.

Parents of children in the Reconciliation Preparation program are reminded that Fr. Jim will visit with us Sunday morning, Dec. 3 to help us prepare for First Reconciliation. After his presentation, parents and students will practice for the celebration. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. in the church.

The most famous events of Christ’s life occurred at the very beginning – the virgin birth celebrated at Christmas – and at the very end – His ministry, death and resurrection. But what of His childhood? His family? What do the Gospels and other ancient texts tell us of the star that foretold His coming? Who were the Three Magi and what do we know of the journeys of the Holy Family as they eluded Herod? And what do we know of the twelve men chosen by Jesus to be His closest companions and destined to bring Christ’s message to the world? Or of Paul the Apostle whose life-long mission ensured the survival of the early Church.

For compelling insights on these and other mysteries of Jesus’s early life, join us Mondays at 1 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7 p.m. as we view The First Days of Christianity – a combination of two programs first seen on The History Channel: “In the Footsteps of the Holy Family,” narrated by Roger Moore and “The Apostles,” narrated by Martin Sheen.

 

November 12 Updates

Our Confirmation candidates will receive the sacrament this Sunday at 2 p.m. with Bishop John Flesey presiding. Please pray for and welcome these students as they complete their full Initiation into the Church: Amara Louise Almodovar, Karen Marie Andre, Nneka Cecelia Arinzah, Jessica Catherine D'Arienzo, Andrew Matthew Gart, Seth George Lopez, Julia Sarah Maslowski, Sam Nicholas Miller, Mikya Margaret O'Bannion, Belen Hope Osborne, Carolina Perez, Christopher Ryan Nicholas Petillo, and Dylan Sebastian Retino.

November 5 Updates

The Parent Meeting scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5 has been cancelled.

There will be no Religious Ed. classes Saturday, Nov. 11 or Sunday, Nov. 12 due to the Teachers’ Convention.

Our Marian series continues on Monday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. with the Apparition at Lourdes and its significance for us. Wednesday at 7 p.m., we will learn of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas. All are welcome.

Bishop John Flesey will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in our parish Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Rehearsal for Confirmation is Friday evening, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Church. Candidates must be accompanied by their sponsors or one of their parents.

October 29 Updates

Our next First Reconciliation parent meeting is Sunday, Nov. 5 following the Family Liturgy. First Reconciliation will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

It is never too late to register your child for religious formation classes. Sharing thoughts and ideas about God with your peers is the best way to grow in your love for Jesus and to move into a deeper relationship with Him. “We'll leave the Light of for you.”

There are no classes Tuesday, Oct. 31. Wishing all a Happy ‘Pre-All Saints Day’.

October 27 Updates

Our Confirmation candidates grow nearer to the sacrament and will take part in their Confirmation Retreat starting with the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Please pray for our candidates as they approach the sacrament which will be administered on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., Bishop John Fleasy, presiding.

Our next First Reconciliation parent meeting is Sunday, Nov. 5 following the Family Liturgy. First Reconciliation will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

It is never too late to register your child for religious formation classes. Sharing thoughts and ideas about God with your peers is the best way to grow in your love for Jesus and to move into a deeper relationship with Him. “We'll leave the Light of for you.”

There are no classes Tuesday, Oct. 31. Wishing all a Happy ‘Pre-All Saints Day’.

October 15 Updates

Our eighth graders have been discussing the great mystery that is God. When given the words of St. Augustine, “You have created us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you,” the students interpreted them as:

“God created us out of love, for us to believe in Him. He put a curiosity in our hearts making us want to discover the mystery of God. That fire He sparked can only be put out at the time of our death when we will know the mystery of God.”

Truer words were never spoken!

Our Confirmation candidates grow nearer to the sacrament and will take part in their Confirmation Retreat starting with the 11:30 Mass on Oct. 22. Please pray for our candidates as they approach the sacrament which will be administered on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., Bishop John Fleasy, presiding.

Our next First Reconciliation parent meeting is Sunday, Nov. 5 following the Family Liturgy. First Reconciliation will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 9.

Our series, “Mary Queen of Heaven,” continues this Monday at 1 p.m. and Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with the topic: “Mary, Mother of Sorrows,” when we will hear how Mary’s sorrows began long before the Crucifixion of her Son. Consider joining us for an enlightening and thought-provoking experience.

October 8 Updates

It is never too late to register your child for Religious Ed. classes! If you have not already done so, simply bring your child to the Parish Center Sunday morning following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy or contact the office at 973-669-8331.

Students being confirmed this November are reminded we are meeting Sunday night, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall for our next prayer session.

Our “Mary, Queen of Heaven” series continues this week (Monday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.) in Glover Hall. This week’s video is “The Annunciation: The Day Creation Held Its Breath.” Join us as we learn how Mary’s “Yes” years ago reverberates in our lives today.

October 1 Updates

Today, at the 9:15 Mass, we welcome our ninth grade students as full Candidates for Confirmation. Please pray for them and their families as they begin this time of prayer and meditation leading to their receiving the sacrament of Confirmation in November.

Parent Meeting today for parents with children in the sacrament (Reconciliation and Eucharist) classes at 10:15 in Glover Hall.