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.

September 24 Updates

Religious Ed. classes begin Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Parish Center, following the 9:15 Family Mass. Parents and students will gather to the Center and be called to their respective classes. If you have not registered as yet, you may do so Sunday morning at that time. It’s never too late to learn about the Lord!

 

Sun., Sept. 24 - 10:15 a.m. Opening Session K-5; Parish Center

Sun., Sept. 24 -7:00 p.m. Prayer Session for Confirmation Candidates; Glover Hall

Tues., Sept. 26 - 7:00 p.m. Opening Session 5-7; Glover Hall

Wed., Sept. 27 - 7:00 p.m. 8th grade Parent/Student Meeting; Glover Hall

Sat., Sept. 30 - 9:30 a.m. 8th grade class ; Glover Hall

Sun., Oct. 1 - 10:15 a.m. Parent/Student Reconciliation Meeting; Glover Hall

 

Confirmation candidates, along with their sponsors or a parent, are to attend the 9:15 Mass on Oct. 1, where the Rite of Enrollment will take place during the Mass. The Confirmation retreat will be held Oct. 22.

September 17 Updates

Religious Ed. classes begin Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Parish Center, following the 9:15 Family Mass. Parents and students will gather to the Center and be called to their respective classes. If you have not registered as yet, you may do so Sunday morning at that time. It’s never too late to learn about the Lord!

Sun., Sept. 24 - 10:15 a.m. Opening Session K-5; Parish Center

Sun., Sept. 24 - 7:00 p.m. Prayer Session for ConfirmationCandidates; Glover Hall

Tues., Sept. 26 - 7:00 p.m. Opening Session 5-7; Glover Hall

Wed., Sept. 27 - 7:00 p.m. 8th grade Parent/Student Meeting; Glover Hall

Sat., Sept. 30 - 9:30 a.m. 8th grade class ; Glover Hall

Sun., Oct. 1 - 10:15 a.m. Parent/Student Reconciliation Meeting; Glover Hall

Confirmation candidates, along with their sponsors or a parent, are to attend the 9:15 Mass on Oct. 1, where the Rite of Enrollment will take place during the Mass. The Confirmation retreat will be held Oct. 22.

September 10 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of someone to work one-on-one on Sunday mornings with a young boy with special needs. Specialized materials are available for your use. Please consider helping him move closer to Jesus. All it takes is a loving heart. If you volunteer, it will be the most rewarding thing you ever do. For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

The opening class for Religious Ed. is Sunday, Sept. 24 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Mass. There is still time to register your child for classes. Classes start with kindergarten and continue to ninth grade. Call the Religious Ed. office for more info.

Our Bible Study group resumes meeting this Monday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.

In connection with the 100th anniversary of Mary’s apparition at Fatima, we will be hosting the series: Mary, Queen of Heaven, on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. This eight-part DVD program gives a gripping account of the life of Mary, from the dawn of time and her life in the Scriptures, to her role in the early Church and her most well-known apparitions. More information to follow!

September 3 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of someone to work one-on-one on Sunday mornings with a young boy with special needs. Specialized materials are available for your use. Please consider helping him move closer to Jesus. All it takes is a loving heart. If you volunteer, it will be the most rewarding thing you ever do. For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Religious education classes begin the middle of September. If you have not registered your child, please do so as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process as per diocesan guidelines. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church. The two-year policy holds true for Confirmation as well.

Our opening catechist meeting will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 in Glover Hall following the 9:15 a.m. Mass.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

August 27, 2017

HELP WANTED: We are in need of someone to work one-on-one on Sunday mornings with a young boy with special needs. Specialized materials are available for your use. Please consider helping him move closer to Jesus. All it takes is a loving heart. If you volunteer, it will be the most rewarding thing you ever do. For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Religious education classes begin the middle of September. If you have not registered your child, please do so as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process as per diocesan guidelines. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church. The two-year policy holds true for Confirmation as well.

Our opening catechist meeting will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 in Glover Hall following the 9:15 a.m. Mass.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

August 20 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for a charming young man with special needs. Specialized materials are available for your use. Please consider helping him move closer to Jesus. It will be the most rewarding thing you ever do. For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Please remember to register your child for September classes as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

August 13 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for a charming young man with special needs. Specialized materials are available for your use. Please consider helping him move closer to Jesus. It will be the most rewarding thing you ever do. For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Please remember to register your child for September classes as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

August 6 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for a charming young man with special needs. Specialized materials are available for your use. Please consider helping him move closer to Jesus. It will be the most rewarding thing you ever do. For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Please remember to register your child for September classes as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

July 30 Updates

HELP WANTED: Please consider being a catechist in our religious education program. We are in need of two catechists: one working one-on-one with a delightful special-needs young man on Sunday mornings following the 9:15 a.m. Mass; and another working with sixth graders on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Teachers guides make it easy, and the students re-enforce the knowledge within us that God is love! For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Please remember to register your child for September classes as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

July 23 Updates

Help wanted: Please consider being a catechist in our religious education program. We are in need of two catechists: one working one-on-one with a delightful special-needs young man on Sunday mornings following the 9:15 a.m. Mass; and another working with sixth graders on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Teachers guides make it easy, and the students re-enforce the knowledge within us that God is love! For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Please remember to register your child for September classes as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

July 16 Updates

Help wanted: Please consider being a catechist in our religious education program. We are in need of two catechists: one working one-on-one with a delightful special-needs young man on Sunday mornings following the 9:15 a.m. Mass; and another working with sixth graders on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Teachers guides make it easy, and the students re-enforce the knowledge within us that God is love! For more information or to volunteer, please call the office at 973-669-8331.

Please remember to register your child for September classes as soon as possible. Children entering first grade should be enrolled in the program in order for them to receive First Communion in second grade, as preparation is a two-year process. Parents of children in Catholic school should contact the office for information regarding receiving the sacraments in St. Joseph Church.

First Communion pictures are now available at the Rectory during office hours.

July 9 Updates

Registration forms are available at the Benvenue Ave. entrance to the Church or by calling 973-669-8331. If you have a child entering first grade, please remember to register him/her for Sunday classes. This is the first of the two years required for receiving First Eucharist. Please return your registrations as soon as possible. Fees increase in July. If you register now, you may submit payment in September at the reduced rate.

The Religious Education office will be closed from July 13 to July 24.

Our Book Club (New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton) will meet Monday, July 10 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.

July 2 Updates

Registration forms are available at the Benvenue Ave. entrance to the Church or by calling 973-669-8331. If you have a child entering first grade, please remember to register him/her for Sunday classes. This is the first of the two years required for receiving First Eucharist.

The Religious Education office will be closed from July 13 to July 24.

Our Book Club (New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton) will meet Monday, July 3 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.

June 25 Updates

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.

 

Registration information for next year's classes has been mailed. If you have not received a packet, please notify the office. Please return your forms ASAP to allow us to plan to meet our staff and book needs for classes. If you know of someone with a Catholic child entering first grade, please remind the parent that preparation for First Communion is a two-year process, starting in first grade. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the office. Also, if you have a child in Catholic school and want him/her to receive First Eucharist or Confirmation in our parish, please contact us for information. This includes parents who home school their children. Home schooled children must meet Diocesan guidelines.

 

June 18 Updates

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.

 

Registration information for next year's classes has been mailed. If you have not received a packet, please notify the office. Please return your forms ASAP to allow us to plan to meet our staff and book needs for classes. If you know of someone with a Catholic child entering first grade, please remind the parent that preparation for First Communion is a two-year process, starting in first grade. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the office. Also, if you have a child in Catholic school and want him/her to receive First Eucharist or Confirmation in our parish, please contact us for information. This includes parents who home school their children. Home schooled children must meet Diocesan guidelines.

June 11 Updates

“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.

Registration information for next year's classes has been mailed. If you have not received a packet, please notify the office. Please return your forms ASAP to allow us to plan to meet our staff and book needs for classes. If you know of someone with a Catholic child entering first grade, please remind the parent that preparation for First Communion is a two-year process, starting in first grade. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the office. Also, if you have a child in Catholic school and want him/her to receive First Eucharist or Confirmation in our parish, please contact us for information. This includes parents who home school their children. Home schooled children must meet Diocesan guidelines.

June 4 Updates

“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.

Registration information for next year's classes has been mailed. If you have not received a packet, please notify the office. Please return your forms ASAP to allow us to plan to meet our staff and book needs for classes. If you know of someone with a Catholic child entering first grade, please remind the parent that preparation for First Communion is a two-year process, starting in first grade. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the office. Also, if you have a child in Catholic school and want him/her to receive First Eucharist or Confirmation in our parish, please contact us for information. This includes parents who home school their children. Home schooled children must meet Diocesan guidelines.