Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
CFA Food Drive
The “Center for Food Action” Food Drive will be held in the Gathering Space June 3rd and 4th.
Donations can be dropped off before and after each mass up until 1:30 PM on Sunday, June 4th.
All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your help!
Jubilee Mass and Gala
Celebration Dinner Dance
Jubilee Mass and Gala
Celebration Dinner Dance
June 11, 2023
75th Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
Gala Celebration Dinner Dance
122 Moonachie Avenue
Moonachie, New Jersey
Doors open at 2:15 PM
Complimentary cocktails at the bar 3:00-4:00 PM
Cash Bar after 4:00 PM (wine, beer, cocktails)
Cash and credit cards accepted.
$90.00 Per Person
Purchase tickets after mass or in the rectory.
For a table of 10, purchase all tickets at the time of reservation.
If there are specific people you wish to sit with, even if it is not a full table, tickets should be purchased at the same time you are purchasing yours. There will be a list kept with names and a contact number so that seating can be accommodated.
Make checks payable to St. Peter the Apostle Church
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, June 13 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.
Fr. Mike’s Retirement
Mass & Celebration
A truly great Pastor is hard to find,
difficult to part with,
and impossible to forget.
Together let us Honor and Celebrate the
Retirement of our Beloved Pastor
Fr. Michael J. Sheehan
on Sunday, June 25th, at the 12 PM Mass
A luncheon in Fr. Mike’s honor will take place in the gymnasium immediately following the Mass.
Reservations for the luncheon are required. Please RSVP below:
If you need assistance, please contact the rectory at (201)261-3366.
Due to the large number of parishioners expected, we kindly ask all who will attend to RSVP above so that we ensure we have seating for all and do not exceed gym capacity regulations.
We also invite you, as part of the good-bye, to submit a short tribute video to honor Fr. Mike. Suggestions are a favorite Fr. Mike memory, the difference he has made here at St. Peter’s etc. The video should be no longer than 30 seconds. We will present Fr. Mike with a CD of all the tributes as well as stream some of them at the luncheon.
Please submit your videos and/or any questions you may have to Eileen Hanrahan no later than June 15 at Ehanrahan@saint-peter.org
St. Peter’s Support Group
Lake George/Saratoga Trip
St. Peter’s Support Group is sponsoring a trip to Lake George and Saratoga this fall. Enjoy the New England foliage with us. Dates are Tuesday October 10 to Friday October 13.
Cost is $650 for double occupancy and single is $860. Trip includes three nights lodging in Lake George, bus transportation tips for driver and tour guides, three breakfasts, three dinners, a cruise on Lake George and guided tours of Saratoga, Lake Placid and Lake George.
A deposit of $150 guarantees your spot. Contact Kathy Marshall to sign up. 201-615-7824.
St. Peter’s Respect Life Ministry
We Support Life from
Conception to Natural Death
How can we help you?
Cardinal Tobin: Why all life is worthy of our protection, care
January 20, 2023 (Full Statement)
Local Crisis Pregnancy Centers:
Birthright of Bergen County
19 W. Pleasant Ave., Maywood, NJ
24/7 HELPLINE: 1.800.550.4900
New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center
149 3rd Ave., Westwood, NJ
Call 24/7: 201-722-4705
Healing the pain of abortion …
one weekend at a time
Participants, who have been trapped in anger toward themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is finally re-discovered.
Next retreats, in both English and Spanish:
September 22-24, 2023 – Newark, NJ
(Option 2 for Spanish)
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.
The Altar Bread, Wine or Lamp are available 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.
On the Lord’s Day
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(10AM Mass Livestreamed)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
9:00 AM on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
First Friday of the Month
in the Chapel after 9AM Mass
GIVING TO ST. PETER'S
"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:
For River Edge Residents
River Edge Residents
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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 email@example.com or call us at (201) 722-4705.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!
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 email@example.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.
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
(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
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:
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
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:
St. Peter's Quilters
St. Peter Academy News
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
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
Report on Parish Listening Session
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.