Men's Cornerstone

The cornerstone is a symbol for Christ that has Old Testament roots in Isaiah's prophecy: So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed." 


We are ordinary men of Saint Anne's parish who join together to bring its many gifts to the men of the parish. Together we combine our faith, will, strength, talent, and determination to create a fulfilling experience for the benefit and spiritual enrichment of all. Cornerstone does this through the sharing of life stories and lessons, humor, music, good food, prayer and fellowship. We help participants find personal fulfillment through an exploration of their priorities, values, and aspirations.


Our goal is to lead our members to becoming more complete so they can strengthen and expand their relationships at home, work, and within the parish community. Our group seeks to assist others by all means possible on our collective journey toward a stronger, more faith-filled relationship with God.


SAVE THE DATE

A 26-Hour Retreat Experience

Right here at St. Anne Church Hall

APRIL 27-APRIL 28, 2018


"Praying is Action"

WHERE WILL YOUR JOURNEY TAKE YOU?


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 annual Cornerstone. 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. 

  • A welcoming, non-judgmental environment
  • An outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with other members of the parish
  • An experience that will change your life. 


Contact: 

Matt Recchione 201-321-4767

Andy McDonough 201-214 2754

Joe Barone 551-206-2502

Ed Grzesiak-201-321-5144

Register for 2018 Retreat

Women's Cornerstone

Women's Cornerstone is a retreat that provides an opportunity for women to come together to nurture their spiritual life through reflection, prayer, small group discussion, and liturgy. A Cornerstone retreat provides an opportunity of conversion of heart and deepening of faith. During the retreat, core team members share their personal faith stories; helping participants to realize that we all share the same struggles. The ultimate goal is to leave participants feeling energized and open to the goodness of life, with a renewed sense of faith and a deepened relationship with God.   


The retreat is planned and conducted by women of the parish who have experienced Cornerstone and want to share God’s love with you. Retreats are run once a year, with an occasional ‘year off’ so that the team can regroup and refresh. 


Questions?

Email stannewomenscornerstone@gmail.com.

Filipino American Association of Fair Lawn

The Filipino-American Association of Fair Lawn is committed to community in its fullest Christian meaning. We are Filipino-American families, proud of our heritage and committed to acting as one, in service to the community in which we live. Each year our BINHI scholarship program offers aid to exceptional college-bound students. 


At our annual events, incluing Flores de Mayo, our May Novena to the Blessed Virgin and our Advent Simbang Gabi, we welcome all our Saint Anne brothers and sisters. Please join us!

GROW: God Reaches Out to Women

G.R.O.W., a home-grown organization, initiated here at Saint Anne’s, offers spiritual, social, and educational faith experiences for women of all ages. G.R.O.W. evolved from the 26-hour Women’s Cornerstone retreat experiences held yearly in our church for the women of our parish and other parishes. 


Past G.R.O.W. events have included topics such as emotional health, the strength of biblical women, Mary Magdalene, the power of Taize prayer, and a discussion of the book Why Jesus Makes Me Nervous by Joy Jordan-Lake. G.R.O.W. has also co-hosted Masses of Remembrance with the Men’s Cornerstone team.


G.R.O.W. hopes to continue to educate, inform, and nourish the faith of the women of Saint Anne’s parish community, and is always open to suggestions for future events. For more information or to put your name on G.R.O.W.’s mailing list, contact Donna Stickna at

201-791-1616, x 218 or at stannefaith@gmail.com.


Men's Group

All parish men are welcome to join Men’s Group! We gather together for 1 hour to share faith—through a short witness talk, inspirational music, or compelling videos. We meet every Tuesday at 6:00 a.m. in the Faith Center at the Rectory so as not to interfere with your normal daily routine, and you’ll be on your way by 7:00 a.m. The beauty of this group is that you don’t need to join or be a member of an organization. You can come once; you can come sometimes; or you can come every week: There is NO obligation! And coffee will be served! 


For more information, email John Hill at jdhill922@gmail.com

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is comprised of parishioners selected by the pastor in order to represent their voice regarding parish issues. Members serve four-year terms.


Current Members:


Joan Piela, President

Joe Barone

Marianne Cummins

Terence Curley

Junie Fuertes

Stephanie Kedersha

Carolyn Kohler

Peggy Long

Deacon Rich McGarry

Joe Murray

Joan Piela

Melissa Rovetto-Ruffner

Donna Stickna

Saint Anne Activities board

The Saint Anne Activities Board (SAAB) provides all parishioners with the opportunity for involvement in the social aspects of our parish. In other words, we bring the FUN! SAAB is the host of a range of activities from Pub Night to Fish & Chips and more. All are welcome to join us in planning and implementing our parish events. 

Saint Anne Stages

Our vision is to create a community of people, coming from many different backgrounds, who want to share the experience of putting on a show. The rehearsing, painting, sewing, losing sleep, laughing, crying, and making memories are secondary to the most unique aspect of our theater company: We are a family-centered, multi-generational group--fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousin, grandparents and friends working together to experience the magic of theater! We produce a fall and spring musical for all ages and two sessions of our Musical Theater Summer Workshop for ages 8 to 14 in July and August. 


Go to www.stannestages.com to learn more. 


Senior Club

For 35 years the members of our Senior Club have been coming together, enjoying companionship, entertainment, trips, and programs dealing with a wide variety of current issues. Our leisure club helps foster community involvement and strengthens our Christian ideals. We meet on Monday afternoons at 1:00 in the Church Hall. Come join us--it's a wonderful opportunity to meet interesting people!


Our Leadership


Joyce Larena, President

Joy Disco, Vice President

Eleanor Coles, Secretary

Syl Larena, Treasurer

The Spire

The Spire is our parish newspaper. Published quarterly during the year and sent to every registered parishioner, as well as to civic leaders, neighboring faith communities, and old friends, the Spire's mission is to educate, inform, and nourish the faith of the Saint Anne parish community. We are always looking for help, so if you are interested in joining the team,

please call Lynn Alfieri at the rectory at 201-791-1616.


Publisher

Fr. Joseph Doyle


Editorial Staff

Jennett Ingrassia

Ellen Kovarik

Dave Landolin

Eileen Maloney

Cathy Pagano

Tom Pagano

Kathy Policano

Anthony Villano

Photographer

Nick Magarelli

Graphic Design

Laura Fernandez


Printer

Maryanne Bacigalupo


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Stewardship Committee

Stewardship is a way of life, an everyday walking with our risen Lord, an awareness that our God-given gifts are not our own, but are meant to be put to the service of one another. The members of this committee seek to nurture a spirit of stewardship in our parish, awakening us to our shared responsibility and to all the ways we can help make our parish Mission Statement come alive so that we may be, truly, "a welcoming and forgiving community, serving the needs of all God's people."