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.

My Friends:

There is no place like Rome, but there is no place like home!!!

I spent this Thanksgiving in Rome. It was different but it was okay. It made me very conscious of my gratitude for all of you and our parish. I am grateful for many things and in particular for the sabbatical I have now completed. It was “my sabbatical” however it was “ours. I took you with me every step of the way. You were prayed for at every Mass and shrine. Those who have Facebook were by my side as I posted photos of everywhere we went as a group of priests. I am grateful for the twenty-nine priests I met from literally around the world. Our stories were all the same. We needed a break; to rest, pray, learn new things, gain new knowledge of the faith and self-knowledge as well. We had to press what I refer to as “the restart button.” I was grateful for that time to begin to heal from the very difficult year my family suffered and the change in staff. However, God is merciful. I assure you the healing needs to continue. I am eternally grateful to every member of the Administrative, Pastoral and Support Staff, Fr. Marco and Fr. Reilly, and the Trustees and Council for keeping it all together. I am grateful to those who loved and cared for Ginny and Nina - Truly I am!

The church celebrated Christ the King last Sunday. I was blessed to attend Mass at Our Lady of Libera Church in Rodi Garganico, Italy. It is from where my grandparents emigrated. It was my last Sunday away. It was an ending so to speak, that leads to a whole new beginning.

This Sunday is a totally new year in the liturgical life of our church, as we begin the season of Advent. It is a new beginning for me, for us. I am blessed to be back with you and ask your patient and prayerful support as I begin anew. Thank you for all your prayers.

May God bless you all in this Advent Time as we prepare as a community to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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.

Parish Registration

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.

Parish Giving

On-Line giving is now available!

Go to:  https://mtvirgin.churchgiving.com/

Let us share the gifts we have generously received.

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