Thursday, February 26, 2015

Family Gathering Event

On Sunday, March 1st we invite the families of
St. Marys to join forces with
Nutleys Relay for Life

we will we gather in Monsignor Walsh Hall after the 10:30 Mass
 to decorate Luminaria Bags for the
Nutley Relay for Life
Luminarias will be displayed at the
Relay For Life Event
Held on 
May 15th at Demuro Park

You may purchase the bag for $10
or  simply create the bag to be sold after
 our Masses on
March 14th & 15th

We hope you will join us for this Special Event to help raise awareness to fight the disease that has touched so many of our lives.

Refreshments will be Served

Friday, February 20, 2015

Classes Resume this Sunday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 24

Despite the frigid weather, we hope you had a restful time off from school.
We look forward to seeing you this week and be with you on your Lenten Journey.

This Lent our Religious Education classes will be participating in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that helps students and families experience Lenten spirituality by helping people in need around the world.

Each family is receiving a cardboard Rice Bowl and Lenten Spiritual Guide.

Look at these materials as a family and invite your child to consider what he or she will give up for Lent.  You may also consider giving something up together as a family.  Have your child write his or her goal on the side of the Rice Bowl. One simple way to participate is to put the money that you would have used to purchase your Lenten sacrifice (candy, junk food, soda) into the Operation Rice Bowl. Your Lenten sacrifice will become not just something that helps you, but also helps those in need.
The Lenten Calendar has two minute reflections for each day of Lent, Stories of Hope from people around the world, and recipes for simple meatless meals.  Consider reading the Lenten Calendar reflections each day at dinner or right before bedtime, and also try one or more of the recipes for a meatless Friday dinner.

Enclosed on the back of this letter is some more information about why we fast and give alms and a short prayer as you begin your Lenten sacrifice.  Please take time as a family to look it over together.

Be sure to visit to view videos of people whose lives are touched by your support of CRS Rice Bowl. You can also find fun activities for your family. We will collect the Rice Bowls during the last week of class (March 27 and April 7) and will send a reminder home with details about turning in your Rice Bowls closer to the end of Lent. 

Thank you for using CRS Rice Bowl with your family this Lent.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

No Class on Sunday, February 15 or Tuesday, February 17

Because of the winter break for the Nutley school system, we have a break from Religious Education Classes. We will resume on Sunday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 24.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

7th Grade Faith Night

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, we will be doing something a little different for the 7th Grade students.  Instead of attending class from 9-10:15am, all 7th Graders will meet in Walsh Hall from 5-7:30pm. 

This youth night will give them an opportunity to engage in their faith in a different way and will allow them to begin learning how to live out their faith. It will be led by our Peer Leadership Team, a team of high school students who give of their time to share their faith with others. The theme for the night will be: What Makes Us Happy.

We ask that each student be in attendance for this night.  Your child does not need their book for this night and we ask that before coming, please be sure that your child eats dinner, as we will only be having snacks during the youth faith night.
If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Armando.

Thank you and God Bless!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

This Sunday: Stretch the Silly Man

Winter Blues got you down??

This Sunday, February 8 following the 10:30am Mass, our Family Gathering event will feature the comedy and silliness of Stretch the Silly Man.

Stretch is a magician, comedian and puppeteer who guarantees to make you laugh. Hot dogs and drinks will be served.

So join us this Sunday in Walsh Hall for some fun!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Confirmation Program

Rescheduled Make up Class: Thursday, February 5 from 7-8:30pm
This class is for anyone who missed class in December (Dec. 4 or Dec. 18)

Rescheduled: Confirmation Retreat -
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Where we are going:
The Retreat is being held at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.
The address is 499 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ 07032.
On Saturday, February 7:
Please arrive at St. Mary’s Church by 8:15am for check in.
We will gather and leave for the retreat center by bus.
Closing Mass
*** Important change to the Closing Mass.
Instead of having our closing Mass here at St. Mary's, we will have the closing Mass at 5:30pm at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ. We ask that all parents join us for the closing Mass. The candidates will be dismissed from the Retreat Center.
You can enter the retreat center by parking in the lot behind the building (the driveway is located just past the church building) and enter through the doors with the blue canopy above it.