Open Doors, Open Hearts!

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.

We Are Saint Anne's

Don't let us just tell you about Saint Anne: see for yourself what our parish family is like! Watch the video below:

Here's What's Happening @ Saint Anne'S

STEWARDSHIP DINNER: HATS OFF TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Saint Anne Parish owes a great deal to YOU, our volunteers--the life force of our parish--and our annual Stewardship Appreciation Dinner allows us to honor, celebrate, and thank you for the many ways in which you have devoted your time, energy, and talents to our community. Whether you assist with the running of liturgies, or minister to the sick, or attend to the religious education of our children, or serve on parish committees, or prepare our sacramental candidates, your involvement is crucial to the overall life of our parish!


We cordially invite all who have served in any capacity during the past year to join us on Friday, April 21st  at 7:00 p.m. for dinner in the Church Hall, so that we can demonstrate our gratitude! 


If you are planning on attending that evening, please call the Rectory no later than Tuesday, April 18th at which point reservations will close. When you call, remind us of your area of involvement so we can do seating arrangements. You will check in at the door for your table number. Reservations are first-come, first-served. Thank you for all you do for our parish! We can’t wait to celebrate with you on April 21st! Please recall that this event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage); water will be available. 



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!



MEN'S CORNERSTONE RETREAT -- MAY 5 & 6:

Men, are you looking to deepen your faith? To move closer to God? If so, step out of your normal routine for 26 hours, and join the men of the parish for our Fourteenth Annual Cornerstone Retreat. 

Whether old or young, married, widowed or single, fervent in your faith or just looking to reconnect with God, Cornerstone has something for you. We gather here at the parish, at 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. We hear the faith stories, struggles and successes of others. A combination of liturgy, good conversation, and quiet reflection, with some short DVD movies, music and high-quality food mixed in. We end the retreat on Saturday evening after an 8:00 p.m. Mass. 


REGISTER NOW



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: greatexinc@verizon.net.


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AND PLENTY MORE:

Go to our Calendar & Schedule page to view our full schedule. 

A CaMPAIGN TO RENEW AND REFRESH SAINT ANNE

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! 

Bulletins

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!

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Baptisms

We are thrilled to welcome our newest parishioners to Saint Anne!


Austin Andrew Collins

February 26, 2017


Lucy Shea LoBue

February 11, 2017


God bless you and your families!

Funerals

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:


James Brehing

Memorial Mass: March 25th at 12:00 p.m.


Mary Hallock

Funeral Mass: March 16th at 9:30 a.m.

Obituary


Andrew F. Troiano

Funeral Mass: March 17th at 11:00 a.m.