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Helping Horses – January

Dear Parishioners,
The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grades will be collecting items for the Bergen County Horse  Rescue Center through January. The patron saint that we are honoring is Saint Martin of Tours who is the patron saint of horses.
The Bergen County Horse Rescue Center is a rehabilitation and retirement home for horses that have fallen on hard times. Some of the horses that they take care of have been abused. In many cases, people thought that it would be a great idea to get a horse as gift for someone without thinking about all the costs involved.
The Horse Rescue Center needs the following items which can be brought to the school until January 20:

Gift cards to Home Depot & Lowe’s
Small First-Aid kits
Latex gloves (size medium)
Antibacterial hand soap
Flashlights and batteries
Recyclable lawn and leaf bags
Large plastic trash bags
Cases of bottled water
Mane & Tail shampoo and conditioner

January/February Event Highlights

For more information on these and other events, please click here for the Weekly Bulletin. 

There is an Eyeglasses for the Needy collection box in the church vestibule.

o Items are now being accepted for the NEW Gifts table. If you received a gift at Christmas that you don’t know what to do with – bring it to the Rectory. Unused items only please. 


31 – 2 – BOLD Ski Trip see Bulletin for details


1 – First Friday with Adoration after 12:10 Mass
1-2 Souper Bowl of Caring – after all Masses
7- Welcome And Coffee….. after 9 am Mass
7 – BOLD Middle – Roller Skating at Florham Park Roller Rink 5:30-7:30 pm
8 – Market Street Mission collection 9 am
11- Protecting God’s Children Workshop – 7:30 PH
18 – Sandwiches for St. Joe’s – see bulletin for details

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry committee and their patrons greatly appreciate your generosity.  The following items are in the most need: instant potatoes, pancake flour & syrup, rice and toothpaste.   Please remember that out-of-date and opened food cannot be distributed.  Monetary donations are always welcome.


Prayer Shawls Available

Do you know someone who is suffering physically or mentally and could use some comfort? Consider giving them a prayer shawl. The Prayer Shawl Club has been tirelessly knitting beautiful shawls while praying. Each beautiful shawl comes in a gift bag with a prayer. They are free, just call the rectory. 908 464 7600.

Why Register as a Parishioner?

Every Catholic should be registered in a parish. Beside the active support and involvement that the registration enables, the parish registration is also a mandatory condition for many sacraments including Baptism and Matrimony. *It is therefore important to register at your local parish as soon as you start worshiping there regularly.
 You may request verification letters to sponsor individuals for sacraments,
receive sacraments yourself or your child (i.e. marriage, baptism).
 You will receive end-of-the-year tax contribution statements.
 The Archdiocese will know that our parish has a healthy base of registered,
supportive parishioners.

To register in the parish, please visit the Rectory or print out the


on our website, fill it out and return it to the rectory.

*You are not automatically registered if you made your Sacraments here as a child or went to the school.

Volunteers Needed

If you are able to help in any of these areas, please contact the rectory 908 464-7600:

  • Eucharistic Ministers for Sunday Mass
  • Spring Grove Eucharistic Ministers and helpers to set up for Monday Mass
  • Altar Servers for all masses
  • Lectors for all masses
  • Food Pantry – The Food Pantry Committee is in need of volunteers to help on every other Wednesdays as well as Substitutes for all days. 
  • Homeless Ministry needs volunteers
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry needs knitters and crocheters
  • Sacristy – Help is needed in keeping our Altar looking beautiful. Please consider giving an hour or so of your time on a Friday to help with the Altar candles and vessels used during Mass. If interested please contact the rectory.