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.
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.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Christmas is a celebration of God’s love manifested in our lives.
Let us share this love with one another not only on Christmas day
but on each and every day of our lives. May Christ continue to
manifest his presence in our midst and may we continue to bring Christ’s
presence to those around us. As we gather with our family and
friends this Christmas, may we realize that the greatest
gift we can give to one another is the gift of ourselves in time and in love.
On behalf of the Priests, staff and
myself, we wish each and every one of
you a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas.
Christmas Sing-a-long Concert
On December 21st at 6:00PM we will be having a Christmas concert performed by the music ministry of St. Francis Church. They will be singing Christmas Anthems as well as our favorite hymns and carols.
There will be a “wine and cheese”
reception following the concert.
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. 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
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 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 at
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.