Click here for photos and an English account of the blessing.
Click here to watch the video with an English translation.
In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, our Holy Father gave an extraordinary blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) on Friday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time (6:00 p.m. Rome time). All the faithful and other Christians in our local Church and beyond were invited to participate in the special prayer with Pope Francis, which was broadcast by Mondovision and live-streamed on the Vatican News website at www.vaticannews.va. The Holy Father granted to all participants in the livestream a Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.
“To the pandemic of the virus we want to respond with the universality
of prayer, compassion and tenderness. Let us stay united. Let us make those who are alone and tested feel our closeness.” – Pope Francis
While we’re not meeting together in the Church right now, our Children’s Ministry is still going strong on Zoom. Email email@example.com to sign up!
While we can’t gather together right now, we can still hear Fr. Bryan’s messages — he’s posting short videos on Instagram regularly. Click here to check them out!
It’s been a year since Fr. Bryan Page was officially installed as OLC’s tenth pastor! Click here to see a tribute to our fearless leader.
Read the Archdiocese’s latest statement here.
Sacraments, including baptism, matrimony, and scheduled First Communions and Confirmations, are postponed until further notice; reconciliation has been suspended. Suspension of daily and Sunday Masses continues. Please read the Cardinal’s statement above.
The Parish Office is closed until further notice. To get in touch with us, please send an email by clicking “Contact Us” in the right column on this page and we will get back to you promptly, or call the office at 201 434 0798 and press “3” to connect.
The Archdiocese is live streaming Mass with the Cardinal on Sunday at noon here.
If you’d like to watch Mass on television, Catholic cable channel EWTN’s schedule is:
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m., noon, 7:00 p.m. and midnight
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m., noon, 7:00 p.m.
Sundays: 8:00 a.m., noon
You can also stream the Masses by clicking here at the times listed above.
You can find EWTN on Comcast channels 42 and 291, DirecTV channel 370, and Dish channel 261.
The Archdiocese’s Annual Appeal will begin soon. Click here to view this year’s video. It supports so many great causes in Hudson, Bergen, Essex, and Union Counties — ministries to the poor and vulnerable; religious education; diverse apostolates; and support of future priests and retired clergy. One gift supports them all. Make your pledge here.