Our Lady ​of Mount Virgin Parish

Roman Catholic Church

Garfield, NJ

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Parish Mission Statement 

Growing in grace, growing in gratitude, and growing in faith by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Crescendo nella grazia, crescendo nella gratitudine e crescendo nella fede per mezzo di vivere il Vangelo di Gesù Cristo.


Lifting our prayers through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Virgin and Our Lady of Sorrows.

From the Desk of Our Pastor, Fr. Peter

My Friends:


In the Book of Ecclesiastes, we are taught that, "there is a time for everything under the sun!" At this time in the life of our church, we must say goodbye to two staff members, Fr. Kevin Kilgore and Ms. Kathy Skrupskis as they move along in their individual life's journey and continue to serve the Lord. Fr. Kevin, as you know, is transferred to St. Catherine's in Cedar Grove and Kathy has accepted a position at Holy Trinity in Westfield.


I want to personally thank Fr. Kevin for sharing the gift of his priesthood with all of you over the past two years. He arrived at our parish, his first assignment, on June 26, 2016 and the rubber met the road! He has served you well in the Sacraments, his preaching, evenings of reflection, introducing ALPHA and consoling people and families at their deathbeds, funerals, home-bound and hospital visitations. Thank you Fr. Kevin. I hope and pray that you learned something here, which you can carry on into future parishes beginning at St. Catherine's. Ad Multos Annos! God bless you!


Kathy Skrupskis is no stranger to Garfield! Kathy served in ministry at OLOS for 16 years, up to and including the link of OLOS and OLMV and in to the merger when we became one as Our Lady of Mount Virgin. Kathy is faithful, faith-filled, knowledgeable and loyal to the church as a "woman of faith, whose praises are sung in the Scriptures." She has keen insight and wonderful ideas, which have helped us all on this faith journey. Her ministry was invaluable to the children and adults at countless levels through the years. Her loyalty and dedication to OLOS and OLMV is to be commended. I have often expressed my gratitude, in particular during the merge and the many things pastoral and temporal which needed to be accomplished. She will be missed, but forever welcome here. Our loss is Holy Trinity's gain! Kathy, go in peace and celebrate the journey! STO LAT! God bless you!


Loving you always,

Fr. Peter

2018 Sharing God’s Blessings

Annual Appeal

There is still time to support the 2018 Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal! We have received approximately 15% of our goal of $21,000 in pledges. Thank you to those parishioners who have already shown your support and generosity.


Will you join your fellow parishioners in supporting this effort, which strengthens many important programs and ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark and which makes our own parish a more vibrant place of worship?


Our goal can only be achieved through YOUR generosity! If you have yet to give, please pick up a pledge form in the church vestibule or visit www.rcan.org/sharing YOUR gift will truly make a difference. Thank you for your prayers and support.

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Every family participating regularly in the spiritual life of our Parish is encouraged to register. Registration is our only means of recognizing anyone as a member of our Parish. It is also important for testimonial letters regarding Sponsorship for the Sacraments.

To register, please contact the Parish Office during office hours.

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