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!
Don't let us just tell you what Saint Anne is all about: see for yourself!
The video below shines a light on the diverse family of faith that is our parish.
OUR CHOIRS ARE IN FULL SWING!
New members are always welcome! Simply join us for our next rehearsal! For more information, click here.
A PLAY GROUP HALLOWEEN:
Wednesday, October 26th will be a special meeting of Play Group. Join us from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Church Hall for Halloween-inspired songs, stories, and crafts. Don't forget to wear your costume!! We will finish the day with a trick-or-treat trip to the Rectory.
AND PLENTY MORE:
Go to our Calendar & Schedule page to view our full schedule.
Our Faith, Home, Promise
Today we are challenged to provide a physical plant that will not only serve our parish needs and programs, but will attract new parishioners with activities that will nourish them in faith, now and in the future. After careful consideration, our Parish Leadership agreed that we must make critically needed repairs to our facilities so that we can ensure the continuation of Saint Anne’s mission and ministry. Our campaign initiatives include the following:
Church Repairs and Restoration
- Replace front church steps
- Modifications and updates to Sanctuary area
- New pointing and exterior window repair
- Renovate lower Church bathrooms
School Building Repairs
- New gym floor
- Remodel kitchen
- Refurbish bathrooms off cafeteria
- Update the front foyer of the gym
- Replace front foyer doors
Rectory Building Repairs
- Repair elevator electrical system
- Upgrade heating system
- Repair front steps
It is clear that this is the time for action. If we fail to act now, the strain on the buildings will continue and the cost associated with necessary improvements will increase exponentially. Ensuring we are prepared for our future is our priority.
The current campaign target is $1,600,000. This includes the renovation program, our contribution to the Archdiocese of Newark’s campaign, We Are Living Stones, as well as the time and talent-sharing of our parishioners.
At Saint Anne parish, “fair share” for the Living Stones initiative within the Archdiocese has been calculated at $570,000. This total includes both our goal for the Annual Appeal, as well as our part in helping the Church of Newark in its campaign. All monies raised over and above the $570,000 will go directly to St. Anne.
Giving is a deeply personal matter. It is a manifestation of your regard for and faith in your parish and your concern for its future well- being. We ask you to give serious consideration to participating in this memorial program. You can perpetuate the name of a living or deceased member of your family or loved one through a pledge commitment over five years by subscribing to a memorial gift. Thank you for your support of the Church of Saint Anne. Please pray for the success of the campaign!
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!
Isabella Rose Guerrero
Chase Julian Leonardo Chiappetta
Amelia Magdalena Josephine Valenti
Layla Donna Benedict
Valentina Evelyn Mangual
Baptized on October 16, 2016
Alexi Thomas Arcenpales
Regan Emily DeVincenzo
Samantha Charlene Kranich
Baptized on October 9, 2016
Isabella Juliet Staine
Antonio Jason Staine
Baptized on October 8, 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:
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 22nd at 9:30 a.m.
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m.