April: the Month of the Holy Spirit

04-01-2021Pastor's Letter

As we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, ask our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for her intercession as we pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for peace in our country and around the world. The following guidelines must continue to be followed:

  • Our Parish Office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. All visiting the office must wear a mask.
  • Seating is limited per safety guidelines. Seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Certain Masses have been reaching permissible capacity. You are encouraged to arrive early.
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Lenten Regulations for Friday, March 19, 2021

03-15-2021Year of St. Joseph

It’s March 2021, and that means it’s the month dedicated to St. Joseph in this current year dedicated to St. Joseph. And coming up on March 19, it’s the Solemnity of St. Joseph. What does all this mean, in short? It’s time for some feasting.

But wait, you might say. Feasting within Lent? This cannot be so. Yet while it’s true that Lent is typically reserved for fasting, penance and almsgiving, Catholics would be remiss if we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities to rejoice, even during this solemn season.

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Now Available: Scriptural Novena to Saint Joseph by The Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop Emeritus of Paterson

03-13-2021Year of St. Joseph

An invaluable resource for those who want to grow in their knowledge of Saint Joseph and deepen their devotion to him.

Written with deep devotion and respect for Jesus’ earthly father, these nine biblical reflections with accompanying prayers will help you to grow in your knowledge and love of St. Joseph. You, your family, and the Church across the world will be blessed by praying to the holy, humble, just, and trustworthy St. Joseph. He has the power to assist and protect us as he did most perfectly for Mary and their Son, Jesus.

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Catholics may obtain a Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Saint Joseph

03-12-2021Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has decreed a Year of St. Joseph in which Catholics will have the opportunity to obtain a special Plenary Indulgence.

Plenary Indulgences remit all temporal punishment due to sin. 

To receive a Plenary Indulgence, one must fulfill the following: Be detached from sin, receive sacramental Confession, receive Holy Communion, pray for the intentions of the pope and do any one of the following:

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St. Joseph

03-10-2021Pastor's Letter

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him.

We know he was a carpenter, a working man, for the skeptical Nazarenes ask about Jesus, "Is this not the carpenter's son?" (Matthew 13:55). He wasn't rich for when he took Jesus to the Temple to be circumcised and Mary to be purified he offered the sacrifice of two turtledoves or a pair of pigeons, allowed only for those who could not afford a lamb (Luke 2:24).

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February: the month of the Holy Family

02-02-2021Pastor's Letter

Let us continue to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, asking for her intercession as we pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for peace in our country and around the world. Please keep the following in mind regarding attendance at Mass and parish activities:

  • Remember that if ever a state of emergency is declared for our area, all Masses and events will be cancelled until the declaration is lifted. Check our website if you are ever uncertain.
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January is Pro-Life Month

01-21-2021Pastor's LetterFr. Arlindo Paul Da Silva

Let us continue to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, asking for her intercession as we pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for peace in our country and around the world. Please keep the following in mind regarding attendance at Mass and parish activities:

  • Remember that if ever a state of emergency is declared for our area, all Masses and events will be cancelled until the declaration is lifted. Check our website if you are ever uncertain.
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Feast of the Holy Family

12-27-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Arlindo Paul Da Silva

Dear Parishioners,

The priests and staff of Our Lady of Fatima wish you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas season. Let us continue to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, asking for her intercession as we pray for an end to this pandemic and for peace around the world.

Please keep the following in mind regarding attendance at Mass and parish activities:

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4th Sunday of Advent

12-20-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Arlindo Paul Da Silva

Dear Parishioners,

Especially during this Advent season let us pray to our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and ask for her intercession as we pray for an end to this pandemic and prepare our hearts for the birth of Our Savior Jesus.

Please note that the Mass times for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have been revised since we mailed the schedule to your homes – see the schedule here. We hope to accommodate everyone wishing to attend Mass, and we suggest you arrive early, as we are required to limit seating. The following continues:

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3rd Sunday of Advent

12-09-2020Pastor's LetterFr. Arlindo Paul Da Silva

Especially during this Advent season we should pray to our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and ask for her intercession as we pray for an end to this pandemic and prepare our hearts for the birth of Our Savior Jesus on Christmas. Please note that the Mass times for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have been revised since we mailed the schedule to your homes, and unfortunately, we have been directed to cancel our Penance Service that had been scheduled for December 18.

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