Archdiocesan & County News of Note

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  • Volunteer as a host family to an international student

    Looking for an intercultural experience for the whole family? Join IPERC in hosting an international student for Pioneer Academy!

    Hosting an international student is one of the most rewarding experiences that you and your family can have! Learning about the language and customs of another culture is a priceless gift that you receive as a host family while at the same time giving back to your exchange student. Both your family and your student will gain a deeper understanding of how culture varies across the world. However, it is the lifelong friendship between your family and your student that makes the cultural exchange program valuable!

    To qualify as a host family, IPERC requires:

    • Have a safe, stable environment
    • Have their own bedroom but may share a bathroom with another family member.
    • Are provided with 3 daily meals (excluding school lunches)
    • Have transportation to and from school, as well as any extracurricular activities. (The school bus is okay)

    To help offset these costs, host families are provided with a monthly stipend as well as round the clock local support. If you and your family are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity, please contact Rachel Fullin, at either (614) 499-3958 or – or go to to learn more about our hosting program.

  • Elmwood park involved citizens

    may 21

    EPIC, Elmwood Park Involved Citizens, will be  presenting a special program in honor of Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Elmwood

    Park Recreation Center, Senior Dining Area, 500 Mola  Boulevard, Elmwood Park. Speaker, Dr. John Dinan of Nutley, will be sharing his family’s journey to bring

    home his brother, Lt. David Dinan III, missing in action  in Laos for almost 50 years. Refreshments will be served. For questions or directions, contact Rosemary Noona at  

  • milestone anniversary mass

    June 2

    There will be a special Mass celebrating milestone years for married couples. 

    On June 2nd at 3:00 pm, the Archbishop of Newark will celebrate the Mass for couples who are celebrating 5 and 25 years of marriage. 

    The liturgy will be held at the Cathedral Basilica and couples need to be registered in order to receive certificates. Register by calling Laurie at the Rectory at 201-791-1616.

  • St. Joseph Green knights basketball camp


    St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ is the site of the 31st  annual Green Knights Basketball Camp this summer for boys ages 8 to 15.  The camp runs in three sessions: July 8-11; July 15-18; and July 22-25.  The camp day is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Great fun & competition… guest lecturers… free basketball & player jersey to each camper!  Please call (201) 391-3300 for camp applications and further information or visit our website (

    Thank you very much for your continued support!