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

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FLOCKNOTE!

We love having YOU as part of our family! Get important updates via email & text! Flocknote is a new tool we are using that lets you choose what info you'd like to receive, via email or text message, from the various ministries and groups in our church that you belong to, care about, or are interested in, as well as important parish-wide news and events. You can unsubscribe at any time, or limit the information that you receive. It's entirely up to you! There is no cost and your info is completely confidential! 


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MEGAMONEY 50/50 RAFFLE:

It's that time of year again! 


You have a chance to win up to $12,500 in Saint Anne’s Sixth Annual MegaMoney 50/50 Raffle!

We will sell up to a maximum of 500 tickets, each priced at $100 per ticket.  If all 500 tickets are sold, three lucky prize winners will split $25,000: 


1st Prize: 50% of Winners’ Share

2nd Prize: 30% of Winners’ Share

3rd Prize: 20% of Winners’ Share


Drawing will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Saint Anne Street Faire.


To purchase your tickets, please complete this FORM and return it with your payment (checks payable to Saint Anne Church) to the parish rectory during regular business hours. We will then mail your portion to you. Good luck!



SAVE THE DATE: STREET FAIRE 2017 IS SEPTEMBER 15-17!


And the rides are BACK! And it goes for 3 DAYS again! Mark your calendars! Friday, Saturday & Sunday!


Campy's Blue Star Amusements will be here providing rides and games for kids and teens. Additionally we will have lots of your favorite foods & drinks (zeppoles, anyone?) as well as Live Entertainment & DJ. We will also be broadcasting Football & Baseball games on our outdoor TVs with comfortable seating in our Beer Garden . . . and so much more! We can't wait to enjoy our favorite celebration of our community with you! 




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!

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:


Jean Calabrase

Funeral: May 6th at 10:00 a.m.

Obituary


Yolanda Cartalemi

Funeral home service; May 5th at 12:30 p.m.


Joan Schulz

Funeral: May 4th at 10:00 a.m.