St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church
           



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    elcome to our Parish Website!

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. 
 
New Parishioners
Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish!  Please register at the parish Center
 
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. Call the Parish Center when someone is ill or admitted to the hospital.
 
 
 
 
 
Ushers

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
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 who wish to serve in this ministry should contact us at
201-641-6464
 
Choir
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. 
 
 
 
  

 
 “THIS IS MY PARISH”
It is composed of people like me.
We make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help to fill them.
It will make generous gifts to many causes
if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people to worship and fellowship
if I bring them.
It will be a church of loyalty and love,
of fearlessness and faith,
and a church with a noble spirit.
if I, who make it what it is,
am filled with these qualities.
Therefore, with the help of God
I shall dedicate myself
to the task of being all things that I want my parish to be.
 
  
  



 What's Happening at St. Francis
 2014 Archbishop's Annual Appeal
                 
 
The 2014 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal!
    This is something that each one of us should participate in. Whether you make a pledge or a one-time donation, your contribution is most appreciated and helps us and many parishes throughout the Archdiocese.  There are pledge envelopes at the doors of the church, and also at the Parish Center. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

Please click the link above for more information


 Parish Center Summer Hours
Just A Quick Note for July & Aug

 
Please note that during the months of July and August the Parish Center Office hours will be slightly different: 
Please click the link above to see our hours



 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.

 



 Our Lady of Fatima Memorial Garden
The St. Francis Church, Our Lady of Fatima Memorial Garden

 
Michael Pease Memorial Brick  
Our 8th order of bricks has been placed.  There are still bricks available for the next order to be installed in the Spring. The forms are located in the Vestibule of the Church or at the Rectory. You may put the order form in the collection basket or drop it off at the Rectory.   

Please click the link above for more information



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