Each year, the World Council of Churches with the cooperation of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity sponsors this annual observance from 18-25 January, the latter date being the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. This year's theme and prayer has been shaped by the Middle East Council of Christian Churches, with the text from the Gospel captioned above. This is a reminder of the existence of Christian communities in the lands where the Gospel was first heard and took root - despite continuing hardships in the present.
Sunday of the Word of God
January 23, 2022
On September 30th, 2019, Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, "Aperuit Illis", instituted the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time as the Sunday of the Word of God.
And according to this Apostolic Letter, this day “is to be devoted to the celebration, study, and dissemination of the Word of God.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has created many resources to help celebrate the observance:
“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45).
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer Friday Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Saturday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Parish Office Phone: 973-226-0979
Religious Education Phone: 973-228-3338
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am & 9:00 am
No 7:00 am weekday Mass in the summer months
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday (anticipated) - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am / 10:00 am / 12:00 noon
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IMPORTANT VACCINATION NOTICES
Memo from Rev. John J. Chadwick, S.T.D. , Vicar General Archdiocese of Newark regarding Religious Exemption for the Vaccine
The parish cannot give out religious exemptions for the vaccine.
Statement of the Catholic Bishops
Archdiocese of Newark
The world is still suffering from a global pandemic, and Notre Dame Church is doing everything possible to make participants at Mass as comfortable and safe as possible.
~Vaccination is not required to attend Mass; however, if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, especially fever, know that you are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass and may watch our 5:00 pm Saturday Mass from home via livestream on our website www.ndparishnc.com.
~Masking is recommended for all participants
~The church will be sanitized regularly
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- Reverend Thomas Dente, Pastor
- Reverend Msgr. Edward Ciuba, Pastor Emeritus
- Reverend Marcin Kuperski, Parochial Vicar
- Reverend George Ruane, Priest in Residence
- Reverend John Chadwick, Weekend Assistant
- Deacon Matt DeVoti, Deacon
- Mary Jane Curran, Parish Secretary
- Amy Farrell, Safe Environment Director
- Mike Tedesco, Director of Music
- Anita Foley, Pastoral Associate
- Andy Lloyd, Business Manager
- Kristen Mautone, Youth Minister
- Joy Zucco McDonald, Director of Religious Education
- Terrie Michaels, Director of Evangelization & Communication
- Allison Pienciak, Religious Education Assistant
St. Nicholas / Baby Jesus Statue Blessing
Youth Group Antioch Retreat - 12/2021
“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 hour 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!
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.