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.

November 17, 2019

My Friends:

I am reminded even more of the need to always be grateful as we approach Thanksgiving. My sincere gratitude to everyone who continues to rise to all occasions as we pray and work to keep our parish alive and the doors wide open in the moment.

Thanks to our Parish Life for the now unfolding of the Giving Tree; to those who prepare the seasonal post 11:30 Mass gathering; to the Rosarians for their recent cake sale, the choir for the annual jamboree; for all who weekly contribute to Meals with a Mission; and to the Aloia Family for their annual contribution of the Missalettes we use at Mass and the Calendars for 2020 that will be distributed on November 24th. etc...

Yes, I am grateful. However, at the same time, I am a little disappointed at the lack of cooperation in completing the new registration form, as we strive to kick off all of our work and efforts to help serve you more efficiently in this technologically inclined world. The end result of these efforts is to not only to invite, but to "bring home" people who are away from the church for whatever the reason. It is all to bring people back into the church and around the Table of the Lord which is what matters first and foremost. The Eucharist! I now need to develop a letter and mailing to try again to those not in the pews, or possibly are and have not competed the form. Approximately 300 DOES NOT square up with the number listed on our computer database. It all costs money. Together with the Finance Council, the annual financial report will be addressed and the need to support the parish by way of Parish Pay.

There was a bit of traffic confusion last weekend. We had a new sidewalk skirt competed on Charles Street. The cement had to cure and settle. We are good to go.

Gratefully yours,

Fr. Peter

2019 Sharing God’s Blessings

Annual Appeal

This weekend is the start of the 2019 Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal.  This campaign provides the necessary resources to sustain Archdiocesan programs and ministries. Our Parish Goal this year is $24,909. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you for any help you can provide.  If you choose to donate online, please visit www.rcan.org/sharing. 

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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