January 20 Updates

Eighth grade students and their parents are reminded there is a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall.

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, there is no Bible session on Monday, Jan. 21. Our exploration into the spirituality of Mary Magdalene will continue Monday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.


January 13 Updates

First Communion students and their parents will meet Sunday, January 13 in Glover Hall following the Family Mass.

Confirmation candidates and their parents will meet Wednesday evening, January 23, in Glover Hall for their opening session of the new semester.

Our Bible Study will commence its exploration of Mary Magdalene, her story, how she became a victim of propaganda and what she teaches us about discipleship on Monday, January 14 in Glover Hall at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

December 30 Updates

Religious Education classes reconvene Sunday, Jan. 6, following the Family Liturgy.

Bible Studies resume Monday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. On January 14, we will begin exploring the wonderful richness of Mary Magdalene. Join us if you want to know more about her!

December 23 Updates

At Christmas, we are all connected in a most beautiful way, by the Love that was born that night. The divine babe who smiled from the manger belongs to all of us and so does this wondrous season when we celebrate His coming to us.

Joy to you all as we celebrate all that Christmas truly means – Peace, Hope and Love.

Religious Ed. classes resume Sunday, January 6 for Grades K-4 and Tuesday, January 8 for Grades 5-7.

Bible Studies resume Monday, January 7.

December 16 Updates

Thanks to all our parish family who came to celebrate the approach of Christmas. Special thanks to our two guests, Fr. Jim and Santa, both of whom made us all smile. And, as always, thanks to our great “Party Planners” who made it all possible. Merry Christmas to all!


Religious Ed. Classes:

Sunday, Dec. 16 – Class

Dec. 23 & Dec. 30 – No Class

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Class

Dec. 26 & Jan. 1 – No class

Classes resume on Jan. 6 (Sunday) & Jan. 8 (Tuesday).

The Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. There will be no sessions on Dec. 24 & 31. Sessions will resume on Jan. 7.


Divine Babe of Bethlehem, come and take birth in my heart!”

December 9 Updates

Congratulations to all our children who received the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time last Saturday. You were wonderful and we are so proud of you and your families. Now, onward to First Communion! Remember to keep piling up those good deeds to give Jesus on your Communion day.

A simple prayer for Advent: “Divine Babe of Bethlehem, come and take birth in my heart!”

Religious Ed. Classes:

Sunday, Dec. 16 – Class

Dec. 23 & Dec. 30 – No Class

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Class (with Reconciliation)

Dec. 19 – Class

Dec. 26 & Jan. 1 – No class

Classes will resume on Jan. 6.

The Bible Study Group will meet on Mondays, Dec. 10 & 17 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. There will be no sessions on Dec. 24 & 31. Sessions will resume on Jan. 7.

December 2 Updates

PLEASE NOTE: Because of our Parish Christmas Party, there will be no class Sunday, Dec. 9.

There will be class Saturday, Dec. 8 for the eighth grade students. It is the last class for the first session.

Students looking for service hours for Confirmation can serve as elves at our Parish Christmas Party. Contact Mrs. Alger at 973-669-8331, if interested.

November 25 Upates

Religious Ed. classes resume Tuesday, November 27.

First Reconciliation will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Church. Please be in church by 9:50 a.m.

Advent is a time for us to ready ourselves for the celebration of God come down to earth as a human. As you enter into the season of Advent, please remember our younger children who are receiving the grace of the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Perhaps they may be an inspiration for you to reenter the close relationship you have with the Lord through this sacrament. The Lord is waiting for you to “come on home!”

November 18 Updates

Parents of children in the sacramental prep classes: Sunday, Nov. 18 is a mandatory session for parents in preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation.

There are no Religious Ed. classes Tuesday, Nov. 20, Saturday, Nov. 24 or Sunday, Nov. 25. Classes resume Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for God's gifts – our families, our health, our nation, our Christ. Let us be thankful for the many blessings we have and let us pray for those who do not have the gifts we have been given, the homeless, the friendless, the migrant, the voiceless.

Our sacramental class will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Please pray for these children as they enter into the next phase of the initiation process.

November 11 Updates

ur 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: Zachary Arthus, Ryan Joseph Catarroja, Rachel Danzitz, Michael Elifani, Jr., Camille Catherine Ferrell, Michael Anthony Kruk, Keira Catherine McGrath, Elijah Matos, Dylan John Meisner, Maria Ceceilia Nalieth, Annabel Veronica Prunty, Charlotte Lucia Prunty, Justin Samuel Soto and Kathleen Genevieve Van Cauwenberge.

First Reconciliation Parent meeting and Practice will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 in Glover Hall. ALL PARENTS MUST ATTEND.

We are exploring the Vatican Council II document, Dei Verbum, the document which set into motion, not only lay study of the Scriptures, but also our better understanding of God’s Revelation of God's own self. Join with us on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall (building across from front door of school) as we open the doors to scripture study.

November 4 Updates

Please remember, there are no classes on Election Day or on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 (Teacher’s  Convention).

 

First Reconciliation Parent meeting and Practice will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 in Glover Hall. ALL PARENTS MUST ATTEND.

 

The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Flesey presiding. Please pray for our candidates. Parishioners are welcome to attend this Sunday Mass.

 

On Monday, Nov. 5, we will begin exploring the Vatican Council II document, Dei Verbum, the document which set into motion, not only lay study of the Scriptures, but also our better understanding of God’s Revelation of God's own self. Join with us at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall (building across from front door of school) as we open the doors to scripture study.

October 28 Updates

Classes will be held as usual the week of October 21. There are no evening classes on Election Day.

Confirmation will be held Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. in the church, Bishop Flesey presiding. Please pray for our candidates as they ready to receive the sacrament.

Our annual Christmas party will be held Sunday, December 9. Mark your calendar!

October 21 Updates

Our Confirmation candidates begin their final preparation for Confirmation today. Please pray for them as they approach the sacrament on Nov. 11.

There is a Parent Meeting today for those whose children will be receiving First Reconciliation in December following the 9:15 Family Mass.

Eighth Grade Students: There will be no class next Saturday, Oct. 27 due to the workshop for all involved in liturgical ministries.

October 14 Updates

The next parent meeting for First Reconciliation will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy. Father Jim will be our guest speaker.

Our Confirmation Retreat will begin at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 21. Following the Mass, Confirmandi, parents and sponsors will meet in the Parish Center. Our guest speaker will be Ray Boswell, a noted retreat master.

Bible Study: As we complete our discussion of Pope Francis’ consideration of various pieties by which we can grow closer to Christ, we look forward to our next endeavor – exploring the document “Dei Verbam,” the exhortation and mandate for the study of Sacred Scripture. If John XXIII threw open the doors of the church to a new understanding of what “church” means, Paul VI gave us the freedom to visit the Word of the Lord in its written form. Join us Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall for a six-week exploration of this significant moment in the church’s understanding of Sacred Scripture.


October 6 Updates

THANK YOU to all who attended the parish picnic, and a special thank you to those who helped clean-up. “Many hands, make light work.” Thanks, also, to the Picnic Committee who worked so hard to organize and facilitate the party. Next event is our Christmas Party. Stay tuned for further commercials!

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting will be held following the 9:15 Family Liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Confirmation Candidates will meet Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall.

September 30 Updates

It is not too late! If you have a child in first grade or who is older and needs to begin religious education, or if you have a special needs child and would like them to come to the sacraments, please call Pauline Alger at 973-669-8331 to begin the process of bringing your child into a deeper relationship with Jesus.

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 in Glover Hall.

Confirmation Candidates will meet Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall.

September 23 Updates

It is not too late! If you have a child in first grade or who is older and needs to begin religious education, or if you have a special needs child and would like them to come to the sacraments, please call Pauline Alger at 973-669-8331 to begin the process of bringing your child into a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Confirmation Candidates will meet this Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall.

There are No Religious Education classes on Sept. 30 due to the Parish Picnic. Classes will reconvene Oct. 7.

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 in Glover Hall.

September 16 Updates

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES begin this Sunday, Sept. 16, with the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy. If you have not yet registered your child, you may come to the Parish Center following the Mass this Sunday or call the office (973-669-8331) this week. Classes for grades 5-7 begin Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall.

Students entering the eighth grade and their parents will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall for an overview of the eighth grade program. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

If you have a child of sacrament age (First Eucharist or Confirmation) in private or parochial school and are a member of this parish and would like your child to receive the sacrament(s) in the parish, please call the Religious Ed. office for information.

As per Archdiocesan regulations, all sacramental preparation programs are two years in duration.

September 9 Updates

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES begin Sunday, Sept. 16, with the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy where our catechists will be commissioned. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to Mass for a special blessing. Following the Mass, students and parents will gather in the Parish Hall for our opening session.

Grades 5-7 will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Glover Hall. Parents are encouraged to come to class with their children to meet with the catechists to learn more about the program.

Students entering the eighth grade and their parents will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Glover Hall for an overview of the program. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 a.m. If you have not already registered your child, you may do so on Sunday after Mass.

There is a Catechist Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall for all catechists.

HELP WANTED: Sixth Grade Catechist! Please consider giving some of your time, talent and faith to our young children in our Religious Ed. program. All it takes is a love of God and of children. Please call the Religious Ed. office for more information.

September 2 Updates

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: If you have not already done so, please register your child for this year’s classes ASAP. This is especially important for children expecting to receive any sacraments this year.

Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 16, with the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy where our catechists will be commissioned. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to Mass for a special blessing. Following the Mass, students and parents will gather in the Parish Hall for our opening session.

Grades 5-7 will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Glover Hall. Parents are encouraged to come to class with their children to meet with the catechists to learn more about the program.

Students entering the eighth grade and their parents will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Glover Hall for an overview of the program. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

Special Invitation for all: Following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy on Sunday, Sept. 9, we will install and bless our new statue of Jesus with the Children in memory of Alex Dominguez, who has played such a vibrant role in our parish. Following the installation, coffee and cake will be available in the Parish Center to celebrate Alex’s life.

First Communion pictures are available at the Rectory during office hours. Please pick up your child’s pictures.

HELP WANTED: Second Grade Catechist and Sixth Grade Catechist! Please consider giving some of your time, talent and faith to our young children in our Religious Ed. program. All it takes is a love of God and of children. Please call the Religious Ed. office for more information.

RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (and children over the age of 12) is the process by which baptized Catholics can complete the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation. It is also for those who are considering becoming Catholic or wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic Faith. The process adapts to meet individuals where they are in their search, and meeting times are flexible, depending on needs. If you are thinking about becoming part of the Church and need more information on the process, please call the Religious Ed. office at 973-669-8331. We would be happy to talk with you without any obligation on your part.