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WINDOW Msgr. Richard J. Arnhols
Msgr. Richard J. Arnhols
WINDOW

Join our Respect Life group in viewing on Sunday, October 20th, from 2 to 4pm in the Parish Life Center Basement, "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" (rated PG-13), which will present the shocking true story of the investgation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's 30-year kiilling spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up.

On Sunday, October 20th, from 8am to 12 noon, in Conlon Hall, we will be hosting the annual Bergenfield Health Fair, which will provide a wide variety of screenings and testings for free.  Please stop by!

Filipino Appreciation Night takes place on Saturday, October 26th in Conlon Hall.  Contact any members of our Filipino Community for tickets and more information.  The Lions Club will hold their Pancake Berakfast on Sunday monring, October 27th in Conlon Hall.  Come and help support their scholarship fund for Bergenfield residents.

Friday, November 1st is All Saints Day, a holyday of obligation.  For Mass times, see the events calendar or the bulletin of October 27th.

Saturday, November 2nd, is All Souls Day.  In addition to our morning Masses, our annual Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated at 12 noon.  All are invited to the Mass and to the light reception in Conlon Hall, where we will welcome family members of those who died over the last year and had funeral rites celebrate under St. John's auspices.  To include your own beloved dead in our Novena of Masses during November, please use the special All Souls envelopes available at the doors of the church as of October 27th.

Parishioners are asked to be aware of an email scam going throughout the Archdiocese that alleges that one of the priests is trying to reach out to you to purchase gift cards.  Consider such emails as suspect.  Better to delete than to open.  Call us at the rectory instead.

As information continues to be revealed about the clergy members credibly accused of sexual misconduct with youth, in our archdiocese and our state, please consult the website https://healing.rcan.org for the latest official information and a list of resources in response to this issue. 

Adults seeking entrance into the Catholic Church from other denominations or no denomination, as well as adult Catholics who have not received First Penance, First Communion, or Confirmation, are invited to contact Deacon Jim or Fr. Jonathan about the process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  The formation program is held on Sunday mornings throughout the year in English and in Spanish.  Inquiries are always welcome.  The unbaptized may enter the two-year cycle at any time.  The already baptized must begin between October and November for sacraments the following Spring.

Our parish provides support groups for moms and for dads of children with disabilities, and celebrates an Inclusive Family Mass on the first Sunday of each month - October through June - at 1:30pm.  Our Religious Education program also provides religious instruction and sacramental preparation for children with disabilities on Tuesday evenings.  The Moms meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the Dads monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, both at 7:30pm in the Parish Life Center, between September and June.  Contact Deacon Jim at the rectory or Rosemarie Flood at the Religious Education Office for more information.

TRANSFIGURATION ACADEMY is our outstanding academic and spiritual institution for learning, a 2018 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For more information, see their website  www.transfigurationacademy.org.   Our Bergenfield campus (201-384-3627) hosts all grades (pre-k 2+ through grade 8). They are accepting registrations at 10 Bradley Ave. 

   Would you like to assist as a catechist or as an aide for our Religious Education Program? Call 201-384-3601....As a leader or aide for Children's Liturgy of the Word? Call 201-338-8026...As a choir member? Call 201-261-8430.

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Our Memorial Brick Campaign for the Grotto behind the Parish Life Center continues.  Come and see it.  Forms for reserving a Memorial Brick may be found in the rectory.

 

Designated members of our parish are bringing the Good News of God's Love to our community by visiting homes in various sections of our parish from time to time.  They are registered with the Bergenfield Police.  Please welcome them when they come to your door.