“Notre Dame” means “Our Lady” and is a reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary who is the patron of our parish. Mary was the Mother of Jesus and has been given the title “Mother of God” and “Mother of the Church.” Mary is the mother of all who follow Christ.
Notre Dame Church has an outdoor and indoor shrine to Mary. The indoor shrine includes a beautiful hand carved statue from Italy which was commissioned by our parish. The statue of Mary with the child Jesus is very popular among our parishioners, young and old, who spend time in prayer before the shrine.
Please remember to say a prayer for Notre Dame when visiting either shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our parish.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and the our of our death. Amen.
If you would like more information about the Blessed Virgin Mary, take a look at the link below.
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
Weekdays (in the Chapel)
7:00 am & 9:00 am (9:00 am only in the summer months)
Saturday 9:00 am (in the Chapel)
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 noon
Saturday 5:00 pm (anticipated)
Wednesday Rosary immediately following 9:00 a.m. in the chapel
Parish Office Phone: 973-226-0979
Religious Education Phone: 973-228-3338
Sharing God's Blessing
Archdiocese of Newark
We, the Parish of Notre Dame, are a community striving in Word, Worship and Service to proclaim the mission of Jesus Christ.
Through the Holy Spirit’s power we are each called to spiritual growth and together to become a loving, caring, sharing, family.
Through our common Baptism, we are invited to use our distinct gifts to motivate one another to a greater awareness of our Christian vocation.
We acknowledge our responsibilities to reach out to the spiritual and temporal needs of others in response to the gospel challenge of Jesus, “Whatsoever you do to one of these, the least of My disciples, you have done for Me.”
Strengthened by the power of the Risen Lord and through the intercession of Mary, our Mother, we will journey together in courage and hope.
The following was shared with our parishioners at the Masses this past weekend.
As most of us are aware from news reports this summer, new revelations continue to unfold about the Catholic Church and the scourge of child abuse, and instances of protecting perpetrators. Like you, I am deeply saddened about what has happened to so many innocent victims, and the poor handling of these situations by church leadership. As we look to the future, we need to remember the victims who seek justice and healing; we need to remain a family of faith; we need to keep Christ at the heart of all we do.
- Reverend Thomas Dente, Pastor
- Reverend Msgr. Edward Ciuba, Pastor Emeritus
- Reverend Janusz Pigan, Parochial Vicar
- Reverend John Chadwick, Weekend Assistant
- Msgr. Kenneth Herbster, Weekend Assistant
- Mary Jane Curran, Parish Secretary
- Ed Frenzel, Director of Music
- Anita Foley, Director of RCIA
- Kristen Mautone, Youth Minister
- Lee Lauth, Religious Education Administrative Assistant
- Andy Lloyd, Business Manager
- Joy Zucco McDonald, Director of Religious Education
- Terrie Michaels, Director of Evangelization
- Tina Scheid, Assistant Bookkeeper
- Mary Ellen Theel, Safe Environment Director
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