Sequence Victimae Paschali Laudes

Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems;
Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw, wayfaring.
“The tomb of Christ, who is living,
The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he goes before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen. Alleluia.



Ash Wednesday  3/6/19                                                * Day of Fast & Abstinence
9:00am Mass & Distribution
4:00pm – Distribution only
7:00pm-Mass & Distribution

Stations of the Cross  
Friday evenings at 7:00pm    Beginning 3/8/19      *Abstain from eating meat on Fridays
**Soup Supper served on 3/29  at 6:15 with Adult Reflections on the Stations of the Cross at 7pm,
Families are welcome; SPARK Teen Ministry will provide pizza for children during the supper and a children’s Lenten activity in the Community Room during the Stations.

Reconciliation                       Beginning 3/11/19 through 4/8/19
Welcome Home to Healing

Mondays during Lent – 7:00 – 8:30pm

Afternoon of Reflection
Sunday, March 31st, 1:30 – 4pm

All are invited to an afternoon of Lenten Reflection, in our church. The afternoon will be led by Father George E. Collins, S.J. of the Loyola Jesuit Center.

Every Lent we are given the opportunity to reflect on, and then reevaluate, the quality and direction of our lives. This Lenten season also invites us to surrender our strong sense of self so as to unite more fully with our loving and merciful God.

Come to an afternoon of reflection as we explore both fear and trust in our relationship with Jesus and the necessity of familiarizing ourselves with the art of discernment of spirits so as to know, love and serve the Lord more fully.


Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday – 4/14/19 
Distribution of Palms at all Masses
Follow regular Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil 5pm, Sunday at 7:30am, 9am and 11am
Procession at 5pm (Sunday Vigil), Sunday at 9am and 11am mass 

Monday – 4/15/19 
Chrism Mass – Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Paterson
6:45pm – Procession of Priests and Deacons
7:00pm – Mass begins – Public welcomed to attend this mass

Holy Thursday4/18/19
7:30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:30pm – 12:00am – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament   

Good Friday – 4/19/19                                               *Day of Fast & Abstinence
3:00pm – The Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday4/20/19
11am – Basket Blessing
– Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday4/21/19
Follow regular Mass schedule for Sundays:  7:30am, 9am and 11am

Ascension Thursday – 5/30/19
9:00am – Mass
7:00pm – Mass


Reflections from parishioners during Lent and Easter

Reflection on the First Sunday in Lent – Candace Niblett

Reflection on the Second Sunday in Lent – Dan Pirrello

Reflection on the Third Sunday in Lent – Ray Martinelli

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday in LentKen Majewski

Reflection on the Fifth Sunday in Lent – Anne Spencer

Reflection on Easter Sunday – Ray Martinelli

Reflection on the Second Sunday of Easter – Shannon Jones

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Easter – Candace Niblett

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter – Richard de la Fuente

Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Easter – Candace Niblett

Reflection on the Sixth Sunday of Easter – Ray Martinelli

Reflection on the Seventh Sunday of Easter – Dan Pirrello

Reflection on Pentecost SundayPhil Lamoureux

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross:
Adult Reflections

Teen Reflections

Children Reflections (with Shannon’s help)


Meatless Recipes for Lent 

Week 1 – Broccoli_Cheese_Soup – From Shannon Jones

Week 2 – Ultimate Caprese Salad – From Shannon Jones

Week 3 –Roasted Mediterranean Shrimp and Veggies with Quinoa – From Shannon Jones

Week 4 –Butternut Squash Soup – From Monica Schiksnis

Week 5 –Savory Roasted Veggie Soup – From Shannon Jones

Week 6 –White Bean, Swiss Chard and Pasta Soup – From Michelle