St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

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We are a Roman Catholic community of believers in Jesus Christ located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, part of the 

Archdiocese of Newark.

This website is a reflection of our wonderful ministries that serve not only our members but embrace the needs of our community as well. It is our hope that you will find what you need on this website. You may view our church calendar for event’s or see the “What’s Happening” section below to find out what is currently going on. 
It’s important to remember that ultimately we are about the people: the people we serve, the people we are, and the people we strive to be. 
It is our privilege to invite you to be part of our Parish Family.  You'll find a diverse group of individuals with a common greeting for you.
“Welcome Home!” 
If you are thinking about moving to the Ridgefield Park area, we cordially invite you to make St. Francis your parish home. 


St. Francis Church invites you to consider our new electronic giving program as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual parishioners and provides much-needed donation consistency for our parish. We anticipate that electronic giving will appeal to many church members — from longtime parishioners who will appreciate an alternative to frequent check writing to younger members and others who prefer to pay or donate by electronic means whenever possible.
As you contemplate your future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Use the button to the left to donate now. 







Feeding the Homeless

Our parish has been asked to provide dinner on Wednesday, March11th, at the River Street Shelter in Hackensack. We must be prepared to feed 140 individuals. Meatloaf/ pot roast, chicken, potatoes and other vegetables will be served, as well as salad, rolls and desserts. Volunteers are needed to cook food for the meal.  Volunteers cook the food in their own homes; the preparation of even just one half-tray of an item is very helpful. If you are interested in cooking, making contributions of fruit or packaged desserts, or making donations for supplies, please phone Rosemary Thurston at 201-641-0941. Your kindness is very much appreciated by those who benefit from your generosity.

Thank you for your continued support of this worthy endeavor!





March 21st St. Patrick/ St. Joseph Dinner/ Dance 6:30PM in the

K of C $35.00 per person.





Location: Knights of Columbus Hall 106

Bergen Avenue, Ridgefield Park

Date: April 11, 2015 Time 9AM to 1PM




Calendar Meeting May 29th

The Yearly Calendar meeting will be held on Friday May 29th at 7PM  

in the Parish Center.

Please either e-mail me at ( Or drop off your Completed typed yearly

Calendar No later than Friday April 17,

So I can put the yearly calendar

 Together prior to the meeting


Easter Memorial Envelopes

The flowers, plants and decorations which will beautify our church at Easter can be designated as memorials for a loved one. A donation of $15 is requested

Per Memorial Name.  

If you wish to remember someone please use the envelope in your collection envelope pack or there are additional envelopes at the doors of the Church, or at the Parish Center. PLEASE PRINT the name or names clearly on the envelope. You may also call Patty at the Parish Center 201-641-6464. You can put them in the collection baskets or drop them off at the Parish Center.

 New Parishioners

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish! 
Please register at the parish Center
or download the 2015 New Parishioner
Registration Form



Celebration of the Eucharist
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
            1:00PM Celebration in Spanish

Weekday Liturgy Masses
Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

Holy Days: Schedule noted in bulletin

Eucharistic Adoration – Every First Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

First Saturday Novena Mass – Every First Saturday at 8:00am


Sacrament of Baptism
Baptisms are celebrated the Third Sunday of the month at 3:00pm in English, and the Second Sunday of the Month at 2:30pm in Spanish.  

Call the Parish Center for an appointment.

 Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday Confessions are at 4:00 P.M. and on request.

 Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered in an emergency at anytime. Please call the Parish Center when someone is ill or admitted to the hospital.



Ushers play an important role in greeting and welcoming parishioners, guests and visitors, directing and seating them, assisting the disabled, providing emergency care, distributing bulletins and collecting the Offertory donations. If you enjoy interacting with people, are flexible and at ease in handling situations and care to minister in this way, please call 201-641-6464. 

  The Children’s Choir

provides a place for the younger members of our parish to develop and expand their own musical gifts and to grow in faith as they learn to lead our congregation in singing God’s praise. The children’s choir rehearses on Tuesday Evenings and sings at one Mass each month, as well as at the Christmas and Easter Masses.
The future of our music ministry lies with our children.
All children are encouraged to come and share their voices in joyful song!

Lectors are called to proclaim with clarity and grace the Word of God. Through their gifts and talents of preparing the readings in advance, learning proper pronunciation of names and places, articulating well with good tone and pacing, they bring to life the stories of Scripture and give meaning to the General Intercessions. Proudly they carry in procession the Book of God’s Word.
There is always a need for good Lectors.
Some training is required. If interested, please call  201-641-6464

 Eucharistic Ministers
What more wonderful way is there to serve God than to share the Body and Blood of Christ with your parish community during Mass or at the home of the elderly, infirm or ill? Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion more commonly referred to as Eucharistic Ministers, clearly identifies a person as one who desires to serve God’s people and continue the mission of Christ to His disciples. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, training will be provided; please call 201-641-6464

 Altar Servers
Altar Servers play an important role in enhancing and enriching our liturgical and sacramental functions. They provide for a smooth flow of the services by holding the book of the presider, preparing the altar and assisting in the gifts of bread and wine. Boys and girls who have received First Communion may be altar servers and may contact us at 201-641-6464

Adults Servers who wish to serve in this ministry should contact us


Adult Choir and Hispanic Choir

The Holy Spirit remains with the parishioners of St. Francis as we continue our Journey to God through the Ministry of Music.
The volunteer members of all the Adult Choirs rejoice and praise God through songs of faith, inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The choir members along with Victoria Hernandez our Director of Music and Cantor, rehearse on one evening a week and sing at one Mass each weekend. We are not trained singers but come together each week to learn and worship God. So if you like to sing, please “won’t you join us?” For further information, please see Victoria or a member of the choir. 


 What's Happening at St. Francis
 Church Memorial Candles


We invite you to buy a Memorial Candle located under one of our Blessed Statues. This is an opportunity to remember a particular person (either living or deceased), family, or to celebrate a special event. The candle will be engraved with a small gold plaque on a wooden base, and will be lit for one year at a time. By customizing your candle, you can commemorate a loved one and it will serve as a loving tribute for all to see and remember.

The cost will be $250.00 per candle per year and can include up to 3 lines of text with 12 characters per line (totaling a maximum of 36 characters including spaces and punctuation).

Forms are located in the Rectory or at the doors of the church.


 St. Francis Church 2015 Lenten Schedule
During Lent we open our hearts to the call of Christ. The events of Holy Week and Easter remind us that we should walk with our Savior through His suffering, death and Resurrection.
      We invite you to make this journey with us during Holy Week and Easter. May our participation enrich our understanding of the great truth of God’s never ending love for us and bring us profound peace and joy.
Please click the link above for a Lenten Schedule of Events   

 2015 Health Fair for Adults

Health Fair for Body, Mind & Spirit

Location:    Knights of Columbus Hall

             Screenings: Skin Cancer – Hearing, Stress and
Nutrition; Also: Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Pharmacist Counseling, Exercise Physiologist, and much, much more.

All are welcome to attend.

106 Bergen Avenue, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Date:        April 11, 2015


          Time:        9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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