Archdiocesan & County News of Note

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  • Christian foundations for ministry

    January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20, 27

    You are invited to join in an eight week adult education program on Liturgy and Daily Living at St. Catharine’s Parish, Glen Rock. We shall study and discuss how liturgy developed from the original feast day—Sunday— and how liturgy is related to justice and compassion. The program is sponsored and accredited by the Catechetical Office of the Archdiocese of Newark. 

    What: Liturgy and Daily Living

    When: Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  January 9…16…23…30

    February 6…13…20…27

    Where: Parish Center - St. Catharine, Glen Rock

    Enter through the doors under the bell tower to the far right of the Church.

    Fees: for St. Anne parishioners are covered by a gift to the parish for that specific purpose. This course may be taken for personal enrichment or for credit toward ministerial certification from the Archdiocese. You can feel free to drop in for a session to get a “taste” of what we do. 

    For further information please contact Aileen Giannelli at 201-794-0317 or at

  • Women’s Commission Day of Reflection

    March 3

    Come for a day of Faith, Sisterhood and Prayer!

    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Cost: $25

    Seton Hall University

    This year’s theme is “Alive in Christ… Renewing Our Families.” The keynote speakers for the English Track are Hallie Lord, author of On the Other Side of Fear, Gloria Purvis, creator of Authentically Free at Last on EWTN, and Sr Brittany Harrison, FMA, contributor to the Catholic Hipsters Handbook. The Spanish track will feature Kathia Arango, director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics

    in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Ylma R. Acevedo, joined by the musical talents of Freddy Flores and Shaddai. 


  • Catholic Men’s Conference

    March 10

    Revive your spirits and build your faith!

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Cost: $25

    Seton Hall University

    This year’s theme is “Be Not Afraid: The Victory is Christ’s!” Speakers for the English track will be Joe Lombardi, Jr., Quarterback coach for the New Orleans Saints, Jesse Romero, contributor to Immaculate Heart Radio, and Hector Molina, who has over 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry. Spanish track speakers will be Jesse Romero and Hector Molina. His Eminence Joseph W.

    Cardinal Tobin will be celebrating the Mass! 


  • The ingui family/rare is beautiful foundation benefit dinner & tricky tray

    March 27

    Wednesday, March 27th at the Venetian in Garfield from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, which includes dinner and open bar, and can be purchased by sending payment to:

    Rare is Beautiful

    P.O. Box 551

    Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

    Rare is Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that was created with a mission to help raise awareness of PJS (Peutz Jeghers Syndrome), find a cure to help families who have children already stricken with cancer. Money raised will be used to further the mission. Please call Sal or Denise at 201-796-5683 for more information regarding donations or tickets. Follow the Foundation on Facebook: Ingui Family "Rare is Beautiful"

  • milestone anniversary masses

    april 29 & May 6


    There will be two special Masses celebrating

    milestone years for married couples.

    The Archbishop will celebrate the Mass for

    couples celebrating 50 or more years of

    marriage on May 6, 2018.

    On April 29, 2018 he will celebrate the Mass for

    couples who are celebrating 5 and 25 years of

    marriage. All the liturgies are at the CathedralBasilica

    and couples need to be registered in

    order to receive certificates. Register by calling

    Lynn at the Rectory at 201-791-1616