Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Feast of St. Blaise
Blessing of Throats

Thursday, February 3
Feast of St. Blaise

Blessing of Throats
at the 9:00 AM Mass

 

First Friday
Eucharistic Adoration

St. Peter’s monthly first Friday Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament devotion will take place in the chapel on Friday,February 4, immediately following the 9:00 AM Mass.

The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring everlasting peace on earth.

— St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

An Evening of
Peace & Friendship

Please plan to join us in casual conversation and discussion about the upcoming Sunday Scripture and its relevance in our lives. We look forward to your sharing this time with us.

An Evening of Peace & Friendship
Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 PM
in the Chapel and on ZOOM

All are welcome — there is nothing to join. Please email SCC@saint-peter.org for the link and passcode to the ZOOM meeting if you don’t plan to attend in person.

 

Bread, Wine and Lamp
2022 Availability

Altar Bread, Wine and Lamp
2022 Availability

The Altar Bread, Wine or Lamp are available for a number of weeks in 2022 to reserve in memory of a loved one. The offering is $20 per item per week. Your memorial will be printed under the Mass Intentions in the weekly bulletin for the week you reserve.

Please call the rectory at 201-261-3366 to find out the open weeks and to reserve in your loved one’s name. After reserving your date, your offering can be made by check, or for your convenience, you can submit your offering online securely at Faith Direct One-Time Donation.

Virtual Book
of Intentions

If you would like to add a name to our Book of Intentions, please enter the person’s name below, and optionally a short description of the reason, if you wish to include it.

Our priests will include your intention(s) in their daily mass.

    To add additional names after sending your first entry, just enter the next name and click “Submit” again as needed.

    RSVP and Info on
    SYNOD Listening Sessions

    SYNOD Listening Sessions

    Tuesday, February 1st
    1:00 to 3:30
    Listening Session
    for all Parishioners

    Thursday, February 3rd
    7:30 to 10:00
    Listening Session
    for all Parishioners

    Letter to Parishioners
    SYNOD Survey

    Have questions regarding the Synod on Synodality? Rahai attempts to answer these questions through simple sketches presented to you in a short and fun way. Here’s all you need to know- right from what does synodality mean to what can you do:

    View 6-minute video

    To help us estimate attendance, please RSVP below:

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      Parish Mission
      POSTPONED

      POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

      Support Group for Parents
      Grieving the Death of a Child

      Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID transmission rates, the February 21 meeting is canceled. Our next meeting will take place on Monday, March 21, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Rectory. No preregistration and no fee. Any questions call Mary Davis at 201-280-9881.

      Update Your
      Email Address

      The rectory office is asking for your help in updating your contact information so that we can send you important parish communications by email. We ask that you please take a moment to click on the link below to update your family’s preferred email address and phone number. Thank you for helping us keep our records current.

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      Mass Schedule

      On the Lord’s Day
      Saturday:
      5:00 PM

      Sunday:
      8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      (10AM Mass Livestreamed)

      Daily
      Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM

      Saturday Morning:
      9:00 AM

      Holy Days of Obligation
      7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
      9:00 AM on Holy Day

      Sacrament of
      Reconciliation

      Saturday:
      11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

      Eucharistic Adoration

      First Friday of the Month
      in the Chapel

      GIVING TO ST. PETER'S

      Notices

      NJ COVID-19 Information Hub

      Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, mask requirements, or how to get a COVID-19 test? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.

      "At Risk" Residents Wanted

      River Edge is committed to helping “at risk” residents during serious emergencies, for example, during a massive power outage with significant snow accumulation. However, rendering assistance requires knowing who needs help.

      “At risk” residents include (but are not limited to) the homebound elderly, living alone or health care aides. Residents of any age with serious health issues, such as a child or adult on a respirator, or those who might need special medications, etc.

      If you have a family member, friend, or neighbor who you believe would be “at risk” in a serious emergency, PLEASE ENCOURAGE THEM TO CONTACT River Edge Health Nurse Arlene Faustini, at (201) 599-6289 for inclusion on her CONFIDENTIAL list.

      River Edge Library Homebound Delivery

      River Edge Library
      Homebound Delivery Service

      ​The River Edge Library has a volunteer-run delivery service to residents of River Edge who are unable to visit the library due to limited mobility, illness or disability. For more information, please visit:

      River Edge Library Homebound Delivery Service

      For River Edge Residents

      River Edge Residents
      Stay Connected – Stay Informed!

      Click Here to find out how you can receive Police Alerts & Emergency Updates as well as Borough Related Activities & Program via text and/or email.

      Outside St. Peter’s

      Help New Moms at New Hope

      We offer outreach to first-time single moms who are in crisis and call upon us for assistance. Please see our web site www.newhopeprc.org to learn more about our all-volunteer program and our Pregnancy Resource Center. Read about some of our many moms who rely on your generosity to make ends meet. Come visit our Center at 149 Third Avenue, Westwood, NJ. If you have a passion for pro-life, please consider volunteering. If you know anyone in need, we are here to help. E-mail us at info@newhopeprc.org or call us at (201) 722-4705.

      Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

      Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

      Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

      The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

      Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

      Knights of Columbus Membership

      The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: kofcriveredge@gmail.com, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

      LIONS Needed!

      The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

      Bergen Volunteers Needed

      The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

      Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

      The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

      Request for Hospice Volunteers

      Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

      Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or kiplifesourcehospice@gmail.com

      Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

      Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

      Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

      The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

      Ongoing

      The Seniors of St. Peter's

      For Ages 55+
      2nd Sunday of the Month
      After the 11:00 AM Mass
      In the Parish Center

      St. Peter's Youth Group

      Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

      St. Peter's MoMS Group

      MoMS Group
      (Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

      Weekly on Wednesdays
      September to June
      10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
      Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

      All are welcome!

      St. Peter's Singles Support Group

      St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
      1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
      7:30 PM
      St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

      All are welcome!

      In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
      For more information and upcoming events, visit:
      www.support-group-nj.com

      Parents Support Group

      Support Group for Parents
      Grieving the Death of a Child
      Third Monday of each month
      7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
      No preregistration and no fee

      Project Linus

      Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

      Any question, email:
      carols713@yahoo.com

      St. Peter's Quilters

      The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Pat Weiscarger 201-967-1509 or Kathy Tubridy 201-265-3080.

      St. Peter Academy News

      Adopt-A-Student Fund

      Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

      A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.

      From the Archdiocese

      Report Abuse

      The Archdiocese of Newark takes very seriously any and all complaints of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform the Archdiocese immediately so that we may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse. Although we will report all allegations of abuse immediately to the appropriate County Prosecutor, we encourage anyone with an allegation of abuse also to reach out to the prosecutor. Individuals who report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection at (201) 407-3256. The phone numbers for the County Prosecutor for Bergen County: (201) 226-5689.

      Tobin: Transparency & Healing

      Archdiocese of Newark: Commitment to Transparency and Healing

      “The release of names of clergy with a credible allegation(s) of sexual abuse of a minor is part of our ongoing commitment to be transparent to help bring healing to the victims and to help restore trust in the leadership of Catholic Church. Additionally, the disclosure of the names is part of our ongoing commitment to protect our children and to ensure safe environments for minors.

      The list is the result of an extensive review of the Archdiocese’s records by an Archdiocesan review team and outside legal counsel to identify allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese dating back to 1940. The disclosure of this list of names is not an endpoint in our process – it is a beginning.

      We express genuine sorrow and regret to the victims who put their trust in a member of the Church only to have that trust so profoundly betrayed.

      We must protect our children, first, foremost, and always.

      Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., February 13, 2019

      Caution: Email and Texting Scams

      Continuing Caution Concerning Email and Texting Scams

      There has been an increase in the number of fraudulent emails across the country. Financial losses can exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars and are often uninsured.

      Recently we have received notification of email and text scams that will use the name of a pastor to solicit funds in the form of gift cards or cash donations.

      The email usually includes no recipients’ name, and asks for financial help for a worthy cause. The pastor’s name concludes the request.

      Several of our pastors have already heard from parishioners who have received emails or text messages, seemingly from the pastor, asking for donations.

      Our parishes and schools do not raise money in this manner so please exercise the utmost caution when receiving this type of communication.

      Law enforcement agencies urge parishioners to question any email or text that doesn’t come from a person in their contacts. If a pastor’s name is used, parishioners should contact the parish to verify the legitimacy of the appeal.

      Anyone who feels that they have been the victim of this type of scam is urged to contact their local police department.

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