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.

Fundraiser at Mezza Notte

Sunday – Thursday May 5th to May 9th

Mezza Notte Restaurant

6-11 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn

15% of your order will be donated to Men’s Cornerstone.  Enjoy a meal with family and friends at the restaurant, or call for take-out at 201-475-8333. Mezza Notte is BYOB, so bring along your favorite adult beverage.


A 26-Hour Retreat Experience: Men's Cornerstone 2019


Friday May 17 - Saturday May 18, 2019


Arrival: Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with an overnight stay

Meals: All meals, including dinner on Friday's arrival, will be provided. 

*A suggested offering of $50 payable to Saint Anne Church will cover the costs of meals, accommodations, and materials.

Departure: The Cornerstone retreat will conclude on Saturday evening (dinner included) after an 8:00 p.m. Mass.

Two weeks prior to Cornerstone, you will receive a letter/email with further details regarding the weekend and what you will need to bring. 


There's no big mystery to the Cornerstone weekend. It is simply ordinary people sharing stories and experiences of trying to live the Gospel amidst the challenges of the modern world. It's a simple but moving experience.

The retreat is facilitated by a team of parishioners who have previously experienced Cornerstone. During the weekend, some members of the Cornerstone team will give talks that you will have the opportunity to discuss with others in attendance. It is a very casual atmosphere and you may share in the discussion as much or as little as you'd like -- or not at all if that is your preference.

There will also be a number of opportunities during the weekend to examine your relationship with God, your family and others in your life. Most of all, it is an opportunity to step out of your daily routine to think about those things that matter the most to you, in an atmosphere that lends itself to reflection and contemplation.



Giuseppe Barone 551-206-2502

Ed Grzesiak  201-321-5144

Jeff DeVries 201-835-4913

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. 



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!

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

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

Colleen Jagde

Stephanie Kedersha

Carolyn Kohler

Deacon Rich McGarry

Joe Murray

Melissa Rovetto-Ruffner

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 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.


Fr. Joseph Doyle

Editorial Staff

Jennett Ingrassia

Ellen Kovarik

Dave Landolin

Eileen Maloney

Cathy Pagano

Tom Pagano

Kathy Policano

Anthony Villano


Nick Magarelli

Graphic Design

Laura Fernandez


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."