Welcome to the Church of Saint Anne: Bergen County's most welcoming Catholic Church! Located in Fair Lawn, NJ, we have open doors and open hearts in all that we do: from our faith-filled liturgical and community events, to our school, to our youth and faith formation programs, to our many varied ministries that seek to serve and enrich our diverse parish family of faith. Centered in the Eucharist and rooted in the Franciscan tradition, we are striving to build an inclusive and forgiving community that provides for the needs of all God's people, worships God with reverence and joy, and proclaims Christ's message in all we say and do. We invite you to visit and learn more! If you would like to become a parishioner, please fill out our Parish Census and return it to the Rectory.
Don't let us just tell you about Saint Anne: see for yourself what our parish family is like! Watch the video below:
SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL PUB NIGHT IS SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH!
Join us for a fun-filled evening of Irish-flavored "craic," set to music by Alan O'Quinn & Clan and featuring a varied menu for those who like corned beef and those who don't! We will be celebrating from 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the Church Hall on Saturday, March 4th. The cost is $30.00 per person and the event is BYOB (water available).
Reservations will definitely close on Monday, February 29th (if not already sold out!), so get your reservation form in TODAY! Tickets available in the rectory, or click here!
RENEW INTERNATIONAL'S SMALL GROUP PROGRAM
Creation at the Crossroads
WHAT: Small faith sharing groups will meet to pray, read, reflect and discuss Creations at the Crossroads by Msgr. Edward Ciuba. The book is RENEW International’s new resource that explores further Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.
WHEN/WHERE: Beginning the week of April 17th and continuing for six weeks, we will meet on different days and times (to accommodate your calendar) in someone’s home for 60-90 minutes once a week.
WHO: Parishioners, Young Adults, College Students, Friends and Family are invited! Each group will have a trained facilitator and everyone will have his/her copy of the book which contains everything you need.
HOW: REGISTER NOW!
SAVE THE DATE(S): ANNUAL CORNERSTONE RETREATS
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: NOVEMBER 4-13, 2017!
BETHLEHEM ~ NAZARETH ~ JERUSALEM
Jesus said, “I will go before you into Galilee.”
Join Father Colin for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land that will begin at The Sea of Galilee and continue to the holy city of Jerusalem. Throughout the pilgrimage, Mass will be celebrated in churches in Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Holy Sepulchre and other sites relating to the life of Our Lord, His Mother, and His disciples.
The cost is $3,200.00 (for two in a room) or $4,200.00 (for single occupancy) and includes: round-trip airport transportation from Fair Lawn to Newark International Airport; round-trip economy non-stop airfare/departure taxes/fuel surcharges; 7 nights/8 days hotel accommodations in First Class Hotels; full breakfast and dinner daily; transportation and sightseeing throughout with a driver plus a professional guide; all entrance fees, taxes and service charges; and hotel baggage handling.
Detailed brochures will be available in the parish offices or may be obtained by contacting Anne Breslin at 201-825-3725 or email: email@example.com.
AND PLENTY MORE:
Go to our Calendar & Schedule page to view our full schedule.
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."
~ Isaiah 55: 10-11
Our Faith, Home, Promise
Our Capital Campaign has raised, as of September 2016, $404,401 on pledges of over $1.9 million. With that money, we have begun paying Union Stone Cleaning and Restoration for their work on pointing different areas
of the exterior of the church. As the photo to the left shows, some of that work was not anticipated. There was damage behind the exterior brick. The large places of deterioration shown in this photo meant that this section
of the east wall (the Summit Ave. side) of the church had to be rebuilt. That work is almost done. About 65% of the total amount of work on the building has been completed. Hopefully, the pointing will be completed before the end of November.
Meanwhile, the windows on the west side (the Lyncrest Ave. side) of the church will be painted and some of the windows will be repaired, especially
the large rose window on that side. There has been some deterioration in the wood frame of that window that must be addressed. Once this work is finished, the building will be washed. The Building and Grounds Committee has begun developing the plans for the front steps. We hope that this
work will begin in late spring or early summer, 2017.
Please keep praying for the success of this work…and THANK YOU for your contributions to the Campaign. It’s working!
Our weekly bulletin contains: a reflective letter from Fr. Joe or Fr. Colin; details and schedules for upcoming events; the prayer request list and weekly Mass intentions; and more! If you missed one, we've got it for you here!
We are thrilled to welcome our newest parishioners to Saint Anne!
Alison Joy Dytian Tieng
Baptized January 8, 2017
Alyssa Nicol Mendez
Aiden Antonio Mendez
Baptized January 14, 2017
Penelope Rose Acevedo
Madeline Danielle Fischetti
Baptized January 15, 2017
Cailyn Jade Benson
Hunter Tobias Bimas
Xander Tobias Bimas
Baptized January 22, 2017
Lilyanne Teresa Higgins
Baptized January 29, 2017
God bless you and your families!
Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones. May the passage of time and the hand of the Lord assuage your grief, and may you find comfort in the hope of the Resurrection.
This week we pray especially for the family and friends of:
Funeral held on February 2nd at 10:00 a.m.