March 24 Updates

Thank you to all who attended our Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph Day celebration. Sure and ‘twas a fine day for all! It mirrored what ‘church’ is meant to be. Special thanks to all the laborers in the field who made the celebration possible. You are a gift to the parish and we thank you.


Thanks to our Confirmation candidates who served at our luncheon following the special Mass on Saturday. You are putting your gifts into service of the Lord. God Bless!

First Communion meeting Sunday, March 24 in Glover Hall following the 9:15 a.m. Liturgy.

The Easter Bunny Is Coming! Inviting all our parishioners in fourth grade and under to the Parish Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, for our annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by this year’s Confirmation class. The bunny always leaves some interesting things. Come and hunt with us!


March 17 Updates

Sunday Religious Ed. classes resume March 24. There is a meeting for parents of children making First Communion following the 9:15 a.m. Mass that morning.

Confirmation class resumes Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Glover Hall. Remember to bring a dessert for the Parish Luncheon to follow the Mass of Anointing.

Bible Study continues its exploration of the journey of Moses and the Israelites to the Promised Land. It’s never too late to join us on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall!


March 10 Updates

Thank you to our Confirmation Candidates for their help in staffing our Mardi Gras Party. Thanks also to all the adults who helped make our evening possible and for all who braved the cold to be with us. See you at our St. Joseph & St. Patrick Day Party!

Reminder to Parents: Because of our upcoming Saints Dinner on Mar. 17, there are no classes on Saturday, Mar. 16 and Sunday, Mar. 17.

March 3 Updates

Religious Ed. Families: Class for Tuesday, Mar. 5 will take place at the parish Mardi Gras, our annual celebration. All are welcome as we burn last year’s palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday services. This is followed by a dessert night (the fat in “Fat Tuesday”)! All parishioners are welcome, and please bring your favorite sweet treat to share! Parents of Tuesday night students must pick up their children at the Parish Center.

Bible Study – Monday, Mar. 4 – Join us for our journey into the Book of Exodus, a fitting way for us to ready ourselves for our own Lenten journeys. Meetings are at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. All are welcome.


February 24 Updates

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.

Bible Study resumes Monday, Feb. 25, with the Book of Exodus, a fitting way for us to ready ourselves for our own Lenten journeys. Meetings are at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. All are welcome.

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!

February 17 Updates

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes on Sunday, Feb. 17 due to Presidents’ Weekend school holiday. Regular schedule resumes Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Bible Study resumes Monday, Feb. 25, with the Book of Exodus, a fitting way for us to ready ourselves for our own Lenten journeys. Meetings are at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. All are welcome.

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 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. Join in the fun!


February 10 Updates

Reminder to First Eucharist parents, our next session is      Feb. 10 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes on Saturday, Feb. 16 or Sunday, Feb. 17 due to Presidents’ Weekend school holiday. Regular schedule resumes Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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!

February 3 Updates

In inclement weather, to check whether Religious Ed. classes have been cancelled, please call the Religious Ed. office at 973-669-8331 for information.

Reminder to First Eucharist parents, our next session is February 10 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy.

Bible Study meets Monday afternoons at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. All are welcome!


January 26 Updates

Classes for preparation for Confirmation began this week-end. If you have a child in Catholic school who is in eighth grade and wants to be confirmed with us, please call the office as soon as possible for more information.

First Eucharist parents – our next session is Sunday, Feb. 10 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy.

Interested in the story of the first disciple whom Jesus sent to tell the others of His resurrection? Join our Bible Study group on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall. No tests, no homework, just great discussion and warm fellowship. All are welcome. Check it out!


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.