5pm Mass: Lighting of red, white and blue vigil candles; Prayers of Remembrance
8am Mass: Prayers of Remembrance with Rosary for Peace following Mass.
10am Mass: Community Leaders invited to Mass and presented with tokens of appreciation by children from Faith Formation Program followed by Fellowship Breakfast gathering downstairs after Mass 12noon Mass: Closing Prayers of Remembrance followed by Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour from 1-3pm. Please plan to attend one of these memorials and we encourage you to invite your family and friends to join us. We will honor those who died in the attacks as well as celebrate the heroism of the first responders, our military, and our community. Our Faith Formation students are invited to participate by presenting flowers as a token of our gratitude at the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, September 11th. Please call Louise Lucivero at 201-768-1600 to confirm that your child would like to be part of the memorial ceremony.
For the Year of Mercy, the Parishes of Saint Mary, Closter & Immaculate Conception, Norwood are proud to present Thérèse: The Story of a Soul on Sunday, September 18 at St. Mary’s, Closter @ 7:00pm. This live drama is a face-to-face encounter with Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the most beloved saint of modern times. In this one-woman performance, Thérèse speaks directly to the audience, with humor, grace and humility. This is not the saccharine story of the "Little Flower", but an honest, loving portrait of a real girl who struggled with anxieties, but overcame these obstacles by trusting in God. Thérèse's honest, direct spirituality speaks powerfully to our busy culture, with the encouraging message that anyone can become a saint.
The musical score is lyrical and inspiring, and was composed by Sister Clare Sokol, herself a Carmelite nun. Because of her deep understanding of the spirituality of Saint Thérèse, she was able to capture the simplicity and romance of a young girl in love with God. Sister Clare and scriptwriter Patti Defilippis worked closely together to achieve an authenticity that would do justice to Saint.
To view a video clip of this live presentation
A free will offering will be taken up on the evening of the presentation. For additional information please call Fr. Leo @ 201-768-1600 or Fr. Paul @ 201-768-7565.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE THAT EFFECTIVE JULY 2-3 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3-4 THE SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE WILL BE THE FOLLOWING: SATURDAY, 5PM & SUNDAY, 8AM & 11AM.
Here Ye, Here Ye, Women of ICC are invited to share in the Cornerstone Retreat
at St. Mary's, Closter on October 21-22, 2016.
What is Cornerstone? Cornerstone is an annual in-parish weekend retreat. It is a spiritual journey that brings the women of St. Mary's, Closter, Sacred Heart, Haworth, & ICC together for a brief and wonderful time to strengthen our relationships with God and each other. It is a time to share life stories. You will form friendships, multiply your joys, divide your sorrows and lift up your heart. Join us in joyful worship with warm and loving women.
WHY GO TO CORNERSTONE? At Cornerstone you will spend time in a relaxed atmosphere with other women of faith. You will be led by a team of parish women who have already experienced the gift of a Cornerstone retreat. They will share their faith stories with you. It is a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. The women you encounter may just be friends you haven’t met yet. Join other faith-filled women at this Cornerstone weekend. It is an opportunity to step out of your daily routine to relax, pause and reflect. Experience the peace and joy that come from a deeper intimacy with God, your family, and others in your life.
For additional information please contact Sr. Georgette @ St. Mary's. 201-768-7565 or Krissy Goodman @ 1-551-404-3460.
No matter what our educational history, we are always in need of “deepening our journeys,” that as we mature physically, we need to also do so spiritually. Our knowledge of the faith needs to be “ever- growing,” not static. We are challenged to put away our childish understandings of the faith that we may live mature, adult spiritual lives.
Come join us Monday evenings 7:30-9:00 PM, beginning on Monday, September 12, 2016 in the Parish Life Room @ St. Mary’s, Closter as Sr. Georgette of St. Mary’s & Fr. Leo of Immaculate Conception facilitate the weekly gathering. For further information please email Fr. Leo @ email@example.com or Sr. Georgette @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Immaculate Conception will be holding it's first annual summer movie-thon this summer during July and August! Movies will be shown in the church parking lot on alternate Tuesdays beginning July 5th. All movies will be shown beginning at 8:15 PM. Bring your own chairs and snacks/ refreshments, or come early and have your own dinner with your family and others before the movie.
The Church is celebrating an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from Dec. 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to Nov. 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King. Pope Francis, who announced the year in March 2015, has said that it is his wish that "the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective."
The next Novena Mass to St. Peregrine will resume September 19, 2016 at 7pm. For more information on Saint Peregrine please click on the "Anointing of the Sick" tab under "Sacramental Life."
*Children's Liturgy of the Word, 10am (Schedule beginning in September coming soon!)