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.
Don't let us just tell you about Saint Anne: see for yourself what our parish family is like! Watch the video below:
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!
Hope Daniel Hernandez
Samuel James Schwarz
Baptized May 14th
Aubriana Marie Broere
Aubrey Rose Colasurdo
Isabella Gianna Giuca
Kenneth Lawrence Vander Werf
Baptized May 21st
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: May 27th at 10:30 a.m.
Funeral: May 24th at 10:30 a.m.