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:
COMING SOON: 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: There are several ways to register: You can complete a sign-up card at our Renew table in the Church vestibule after Mass the weekends of January 28/29; February 4/5; February 11/12. Take a card with you (available also at Church entrances) and mail it in/deliver it to the Rectory later. We need registrations/sign-up cards to be submitted by February 28.
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.
You are invited to join us on Wednesday evening, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Saint Anne’s Church for an informational meeting that will offer you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. Detailed brochures will be available in the parish offices of The Parish of Saint Anne 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.
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!
Vivianne Blanca Foster
Harper Mia Mandile
Baptized on December 11, 2016
Regan Emily DeVincenzo
Baptized on December 4, 2016
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: