Solemnity of All Saints – November 1, 2020

Daylight savings time end Sunday November 1, 2020 at 2AM. Remember to fall back one hour.


Video will be posted by 7:30AM Sunday November 1 and taken down the following Friday.









The Advent Giving Tree 2020 will be a little different this year with the need to practice social distancing because of COVID-19. Please use the following link for additional details and to signup for items you and your family wish to donate.





Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. Responding to Racism: Understanding, Conversion, Action The parishes in our area will be hosting four evenings of reflection and prayer via the Zoom meeting platform to discuss Open Wide Our Hearts, the pastoral letter from the US Catholic Bishops published two years ago that calls all of us to a deep conversion of heart to address the moral and theological problem of racism in the US. The meetings will begin at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 28th and will be scheduled for 3 additional nights in the coming weeks. We welcome you to join one or all of them for a journey of prayer and action. Sign up using the links below so you can receive the Zoom link! For more information, please click the following button





The Home and School is having a Cheesecake and Pie Sale
Deadline is Friday November 13, 2020. Use the button below for more information









USCCB Guidelines on Faithful Citizenship and learn how to register and vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.


Mass for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – October 25, 2020

Video will be posted by 7:30AM Sunday October 25 and taken down the following Friday.












Additional News and Notes:



USCCB Guidelines on Faithful Citizenship and learn how to register and vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.




Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. Responding to Racism: Understanding, Conversion, Action The parishes in our area will be hosting four evenings of reflection and prayer via the Zoom meeting platform to discuss Open Wide Our Hearts, the pastoral letter from the US Catholic Bishops published two years ago that calls all of us to a deep conversion of heart to address the moral and theological problem of racism in the US. The meetings will begin at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 28th and will be scheduled for 3 additional nights in the coming weeks. We welcome you to join one or all of them for a journey of prayer and action. Sign up using the links below so you can receive the Zoom link! For more information, please click the following button

The Link to register for the event is https://forms.gle/kxMLbxF6u37mPL6W8

See related Social Concerns





See the Holy Mass and Beatification of Carlo Acutis below. For more information about Blessed Carlo see the following link.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/who-was-carlo-acutis-a-cna-explainer-19684





October is Respect Life Month

Please visit the Archdiocesan Respect Life Page


The Home and School is having a Cheesecake and Pie Sale
Deadline is Friday November 13, 2020. Use the button below for more information




Pope Francis gave his latest encyclical in Assisi on the vigil of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 3rd, 2020. The Encyclical entitled ‘Fratelli Tutti’ translates to ‘On Fraternity and Social Friendship.’ From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website “This greatly welcomed encyclical is a beautiful reflection on humanity’s path forward to a deeply desired and sought-after peace. Pope Francis addresses his renewed call to universal fraternity ‘to all people of good will, regardless of their religious convictions.’ ”


The button below is a link to the USCCB website that provides a two page PDF summary of Fratelli Tutti and also a twenty-one page chapter by chapter overview of the encyclical.

Cardinal Tobin in his October 30, 2020 “Rejoice in the Lord” reflects on Fratelli Tutti.



For additional programs for those facing difficulty paying their mortgage or rent, please visit our around the community page.




The Advent Giving Tree 2020 will be a little different this year with the need to practice social distancing because of COVID-19. Please use the following link for additional details and to signup for items you and your family wish to donate.






Mass for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – October 18, 2020







Additional News and Notes:


Drive Thru Food Distribution for those in need.
October 18, 2020
399-443 Springfield Ave, Newark NJ 07103
Click the button for more information


More details available via this article on https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/newark-coronavirus-relief-food-giveaway-home-depot-lot

Google Map to the entrance.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40%C2%B043’52.8%22N+74%C2%B011’46.9%22W/@40.7313418,-74.1963548,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.7313418!4d-74.1963548


For additional programs for those facing difficulty paying their mortgage or rent, please visit our around the community page.








Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. Responding to Racism: Understanding, Conversion, Action For more information, please click the following button

See related Social Concerns for information related to Catholic Social Teaching





USCCB Guidelines on Faithful Citizenship and learn how to register and vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.



October is Respect Life Month

Please visit the Archdiocesan Respect Life Page



The St. Thomas Rosary Page has links to the USCCB site for the Rosary, a St. Thomas Rosary Guide to use on your computer/mobile device or to print, links to the Stained Glass Windows at St. Thomas depicting images of the Mysteries of the Rosary, and a YouTube Video with a Rosary for Peace in our Land.



The Home and School is having a Cheesecake and Pie Sale
Deadline is Friday November 13, 2020. Use the button below for more information




Pope Francis gave his latest encyclical in Assisi on the vigil of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 3rd, 2020. The Encyclical entitled ‘Fratelli Tutti’ translates to ‘On Fraternity and Social Friendship.’ From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website “This greatly welcomed encyclical is a beautiful reflection on humanity’s path forward to a deeply desired and sought-after peace. Pope Francis addresses his renewed call to universal fraternity ‘to all people of good will, regardless of their religious convictions.’ ”


The button below is a link to the USCCB website that provides a two page PDF summary of Fratelli Tutti and also a twenty-one page chapter by chapter overview of the encyclical.

Cardinal Tobin in his October 30, 2020 “Rejoice in the Lord” reflects on Fratelli Tutti.






See the Holy Mass and Beatification of Carlo Acutis below. For more information about Blessed Carlo see the following link.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/who-was-carlo-acutis-a-cna-explainer-19684









Mass for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – October 11, 2020













Other News and Notes:


USCCB Guidelines on Faithful Citizenship and learn how to register and vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.




The St. Thomas Rosary Page has links to the USCCB site for the Rosary, a St. Thomas Rosary Guide to use on your computer/mobile device or to print, links to the Stained Glass Windows at St. Thomas depicting images of the Mysteries of the Rosary, and a YouTube Video with a Rosary for Peace in our Land.





For more information about the U.S. Census, please visit the Township of Bloomfield’s website at https://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/1525/Census-2020



Pope Francis gave his latest encyclical in Assisi on the vigil of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 3rd, 2020. The Encyclical entitled ‘Fratelli Tutti’ translates to ‘On Fraternity and Social Friendship.’ From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website “This greatly welcomed encyclical is a beautiful reflection on humanity’s path forward to a deeply desired and sought-after peace. Pope Francis addresses his renewed call to universal fraternity ‘to all people of good will, regardless of their religious convictions.’ ”


The button below is a link to the USCCB website that provides a two page PDF summary of Fratelli Tutti and also a twenty-one page chapter by chapter overview of the encyclical.

Cardinal Tobin in his October 30, 2020 “Rejoice in the Lord” reflects on Fratelli Tutti.



The Catholic Church believes and teaches that all human life is sacred from conception to natural death. For that reason, we, the Bishops of each of the dioceses in New Jersey, join in voicing the strongest possible opposition to the “Reproductive Freedom Act.” For more continue to Statement of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on the Reproductive Freedom Act

Links to local state legislators for local municipalities

Bloomfield, Nutley and Glen Ridge (District 28)
https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/DistrictLegislators.asp?District=28

Clifton and Montclair (District 34)
https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/DistrictLegislators.asp?District=34

For other municipalities go to
https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp


October is Respect Life Month

Please visit the Archdiocesan Respect Life Page




Sunday, October 11th 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Featured Keynote Speaker

Deacon Michael Giuliano, Md

A neonatologist and expert in perinatal medicine.

An exciting, informative hour, you do not want to miss!


See the Holy Mass and Beatification of Carlo Acutis below. For more information about Blessed Carlo see the following link.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/who-was-carlo-acutis-a-cna-explainer-19684

Mass for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – October 4, 2020











Other News and Notes:

Updates in Around the Community for Small Landlord Emergency Grant program to Assist Families to Pay Rent due to COVID-19




USCCB Guidelines on Faithful Citizenship and learn how to register and vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.



A remarkable unified effort of prayer is about to unfold in the Archdiocese of Newark – namely the 2020 Rosary Congress! The Congress runs from Saturday, October 3, 2020 through Friday, October 9, 2020 at various host sites. For a list of all times and locations, go to: www.rcan.org/rosarycongress Plan to be a part of it! Invite others to join you!



The St. Thomas Rosary Page has links to the USCCB site for the Rosary, a St. Thomas Rosary Guide to use on your computer/mobile device or to print, links to the Stained Glass Windows at St. Thomas depicting images of the Mysteries of the Rosary, and a YouTube Video with a Rosary for Peace in our Land.




For more information about the U.S. Census, please visit the Township of Bloomfield’s website at https://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/1525/Census-2020

Saint Gabriel the Archangel

FEAST DAY: September 29th

St. Gabriel is an Archangel and Messenger of God. One of the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible. Appeared to the prophet Daniel to explain the prophet’s visions relating to the Messiah. (Daniel 8:16-269:21) Appeared to Zachariah in the temple to announce the coming of Zachariah son, John the Baptist, and to strike Zachariah mute for his disbelief. (Luke 1:11-20) Appeared to Mary to let her know she’d been selected to bear the Savior. (Luke 1:25-38)

Saint Michael the Archangel

FEAST DAY: September 29th

St. Michael’s name means “Who is like God?” He is the archangel who is the great prince, the guardian of God’s people. In the Book of Revelation, St. Michael is the protector of the Church and the angel who escorts the souls of the departed to heaven. St. Michael is usually depicted in art as an angel in soldier’s armor.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,

by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan

and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.