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.
It's the most wonderful time of the year and here at Saint Anne we have plenty of opportunities to enjoy both the festivities and the spirit of this Advent season! Join us for:
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 8th: A holy day of obligation. Mass will be offered at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. There will also be a Vigil Mass on December 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa
Come for music, food, crafts, and of course, lots of photo opportunities with the big man in red! Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. Don't forget to bring your camera! The cost is $15 per family with 1 child and $20 per family with 2 or more children. Click here to REGISTER.
Advent Penance Service
Come and prepare your heart for the Lord on Monday, December 12th at either 12:00 noon or 7:30 p.m.
Saint Anne School Christmas Concert
Our children are preparing a wonderful holiday concert for Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Come get in the Christmas spirit!
Saint Anne School Barnes & Noble Fundraiser
Barnes and Noble Rte. 17 in Paramus will be having a Bookfair to support Saint Anne School all day on Wednesday, December 14th. Get your Christmas shopping done and help our school at the same time! Please present this VOUCHER prior to making purchases (a percentage of the sale goes to Saint Anne School). Come by at 7:00 p.m. to see our school choir perform upstairs! If you can't make it to the store, you can still support us at BN.COM/bookfairs and enter our Bookfair ID number: 11936317 at checkout. Thank you!
God Is With Us: The 27th Annual Christmas Concert
On Sunday, December 18th at 5:00 pm in the Church our Music Ministry will present the combined voices, more than one hundred strong, of the adult, children’s, contemporary and festival choirs singing traditional carols and new selections with orchestral accompaniment. Come, add your voice and celebrate the spirit of the season!
Our Filipino community is having the annual Misa de Gallo (Mass at Dawn) and Christmas celebration on December 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Everyone is welcome and there will be a light dinner to follow.
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!
Regan Emily DeVincenzo
Baptized on December 4, 2016
John Paul Mimmo Buscio
Ella Adeline Grullon
Vincent Michael D'Antonio-Defabiis
Baptized on November 20, 2016
Kyle Douglas Mejias
Baptized on November 13, 2016
Olivia Megan Perillo
Baptized on November 6, 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:
Josephine A. Calderone
Funeral Service: December 1, 2016
Funeral Service: December 3, 2016
Funeral Service: December 5, 2016
Chapel Service: December 6, 2016
Funeral Service: December 7th at 10:30 a.m.
Funeral Service: December 10th at 11:30 a.m.
Dale A. Hallion
Funeral Service: December 10th at 12:00 p.m.