has given each person a gift. That gift is something each can do. Each
one should use this gift to serve others. As good stewards we can all
make good use of the many blessings God has given. [1 Peter
you have a few hours each week or month to help support our parish?
There are many ministries within our parish that can suit your time,
talents and needs. If you are interested in participating in one of our
ministries listed below, please contact us! If you would like to share
your time or talent and do not see it listed below, please contact the
Parish Office at  438-2200.
a list of ministries, click on a letter for quick reference.
Contact: Terry Scannell -  939-2881
ministry is comprised of women who meet every Tuesday morning after
daily mass and come together to beautify the Church. For information on
how you can become part of this ministry, please contact Terry Scannell.
Adele Falken -  438-3378
members of this ministry alternate weekends to assist with the cleaning
of Sacramental Linens used for daily and weekly Mass. For information
on how to become part of this ministry, contact Adele Falken.
week our Altar servers assist the priest and deacon during mass in many
ways. For special masses [such as The Holy Triduum] we are always
looking for older servers of High school age through age 29 to assist
with Mass. For more information on how to be part of this ministry,
Baptism Preparation Class
Contact: Parish Office (see bottom of page)
Baptism of your child is such an important event in your child's life
and also in the lives of your whole family, we want you to have a
joyful experience both during the preparation period of this sacrament
and the actual conferring of it. Please see our Godparent guidelines
and contact the parish office for more information.
his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "Blessed are they who mourn, for
they will be comforted." [Matthew 5:4] Our Christian faith can offer
great hope and consolation to those who mourn the death of loved ones;
that is why the Lord calls his Church to be a source of His compassion
and comfort. Has the loss of a loved one left you depressed, fearful,
anxious or lonely? The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Madonna
Hall. Contact Jean Rogers or the parish office for registration.
Boy Scouts of America is the
nation's foremost youth program of character development and
values-based leadership training. In the future Scouting will continue
to offer young people responsible fun and adventure; Instill in young
people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as
expressed in the Scout Oath and Law; Train young people in citizenship,
service, and leadership; Serve America's communities and families with
its quality, values-based program. For information about joining our
local Troop, Pack or Crew, please contact Walter Carroll.
Carpentry Club Contact:
Parish Office (see bottom of page)
ministry is comprised of handy men or women who are able to assist with
small Church projects using SAWS and WOOD! On occasion, things need to
be repaired or built to fit the liturgical needs of the Church. For
information on how you can lend your talent, please contact the parish
Children's Liturgy of the Word is open to students grades K through 4.
Before the first reading of the Mass, the presider will dismiss the
children where they will gather in Rosary Hall. Their session will be
opened with a song followed by the Gospel reading from the Children's
Help us worship! St. Mary Children's Choir welcomes
boys and girls in grades 2 and up. Those in grades 6 and up can also sing in our Teen Choir.
Rehearsals are Fridays from 4:30 - 5:30. For more information please contact Andrea Covais at the above address.
CYOof the Archdiocese of Newark [Christian
Contact: Matt Stone
Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be an open gym
for both girls and boys grades 5 through 8. This is for children who
attend both the Saint Mary CCD program and the Academy at Saint Mary.
The Saint Mary CYO basketball program has been an elite program
in Bergen County for decades where children learn the fundamentals of
basketball and have fun. Please come join us! Please check the bulletin
for additional upcoming activities and basketball schedule. For more
information, please contact Matt Stone.
Ministers: Download the latest schedules here.
by the Body and Blood of Christ, we are able to contribute to the
Mission of the Church. Special Ministers of the Eucharist assist the
Priest in nourishing and empowering Christ's Body, the Church, for
ministry in the world. By joining this special ministry, YOU are able
to assure ongoing work of CHRIST in today's world. Scheduling will
accommodate your personal and family needs. Training is available. For
more information, please contact Nancy Barckett.
Contacts: Parish Office (see bottom of page)
Funeral Ministry are parishioners who attend funeral masses to show the
support of the parish at this sorrowful time. They assist with The Rite
of Committal with those who mourn.
Gardening Club Contact:
Parish Office (see bottom of page)
ministry is comprised of men and women who have green thumbs! If you
would like to help take away spring plantings and plant for the fall as
well as help to maintain the grounds throughout the year, please
contact the parish office.
Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization
dedicated to helping all girls everywhere build character and gain
skills for success in the real world. In an accepting and nurturing
environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls
develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and
conviction about their own potential and self-worth that will serve
them all their lives. For more information about joining our local
chapter, please contact Laura Sharkey.
Knights of Columbus
Contact: Bill Teresavage -  935-7308,
Knights of Columbus is a Catholic
men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid
to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to
sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and
intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families
through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief
and public relief works. The Knights of Columbus has grown from several
members in one council to more than 12,000 councils and 1.6 million
members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico,
the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin
Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. For information about joining our
local chapter, please contact Bill Teresavage.
Lazarus ministry are parishioners who attend funeral masses to show the
support of the parish at this sorrowful time. They serve as readers,
Extra ordinary ministers of Holy Communion, ushers and assist in any way necessary.
Contact: Linda Verdino -  438-2980,
liturgies of the Church of Saint Mary are planned meticulously by the
Clergy, the Director of Sacred Music, and the Liturgical Art &
Environment Committee. The LA&E Committee is responsible for
the decorations that appear throughout the year, most evident at
Advent, Christmas and Easter. Their duties are varied assisting with
the involvement of parishioners as volunteers in special liturgies,
ushering, handing out prayer guides. The Spiritual Life Committee is a
vital part of the Liturgical Art & Environment Committee as
Contact: Joanne Wilczynski -  933-2761,
Parish Office (see bottom of page)
Prayer Line Ministry is a group of parishioners who pray for
intentions. When you or someone you know needs prayer, call the rectory
or Joanne Wilczynski  933-2761. You need only give the first name
and it would be helpful to give the intention to be prayed for as well.
All parishioners are invited to become one of our prayer team members.
This ministry typically does not meet and is a wonderful ministry
choice for those parishioners who may be homebound.
weekly sessions, non-Christian adults are prepared for Baptism,
Confirmation and First Eucharist, and non-Catholic Christians are
prepared for Confirmation and First Eucharist, which takes place at the
Easter Vigil Mass. Adult Catholics who have been baptized but have not
yet received the Sacraments of Initiation [Holy Eucharist and
Confirmation] can also participate. For more information on how to
participate in this program as a participant or volunteer, please
contact Mary Kay Benjamin.
Be sure to stop by the priests
sacristy and complete the Lector Contact Information and Scheduling
Preferences and leave it in the sacristy for Ellen Spaldo, coordinator.
Ellen is anxious to hear from current readers as well as those
interested in becoming new readers.
word of God, proclaimed in the sacred Scripture, enlightens our minds
and hearts. When the scriptures are read in the liturgical assembly,
God speaks to us and calls us to respond in faith and love. The
ministry of the reader, then, is important to the life of the Church,
for the reader proclaims God's living word. Training is provided and
lector workbooks are available. Typically there are two readers for
each mass, each proclaiming one of the two readings for that day and
the Intercessions and the announcements at the end of mass. Scheduling
will accommodate your personal and family needs.
school aged children [grades 1-8] should be enrolled in some form of
religious formation program, either in our Parish Day School or Parish
Religious Formation Program [CCD]. New
Catechists [teachers] are always needed! We provide the training and
God provides the reward. For more information on how you can be a part
of the Religious Formation Program, please contact Parish Catechetical Leader, Mary Kay Benjamin, at 438-2200 x 140 or
the email above.
God's gift of life be more deeply appreciated, respected and defended
throughout our Land. Join the Respect Life ministry and participate in
events such as ongoing prayer vigils with Eucharistic Adoration to
promote respect for all human life from conception to death. Also
throughout the year the ministry organizes various fundraisers
including a Mother's Day Baby Shower.
Rosary Altar Society
Contact: Jane Waller -  460-1131
ministry typically meets on the first Monday of every month. This Rosary Altar Society is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the
recitation of the Rosary and also the care and cleaning of the altar
linens, sacristy and church. Did you know that if you are a member of
the Rosary Altar Society, you are remembered in every Rosary said by
Rosarians all over the world? There are no meetings in July, August,
January and February.
Rosary Maker's Guild, organized in 1982, is affiliated with Our
Lady's Rosary Makers, a worldwide organization whose members
make rosaries for free distribution throughout the world. The men,
women and children who make the rosaries seek to fulfill the requests
made by Our Lady of Fatima by asking that recipients join in praying
for an increase in love and respect for one another and for world
peace. For more information on how you can
spread the devotion to our Blessed Mother and through her, to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, please contact the parish office.
Please contact the Parish Office at  438-2200
or email: email@example.com.
The Social Concerns Ministry identifies current needs in the community
and assists accordingly. Recent activities have included food pantry
donations. One of the most popular activities is the Christmas Giving
Tree, where parishioners can bring a Christmas gift that will be given
to someone less fortunate. Please check bulletin & website for
Christian faithful are those who have been incorporated in Christ
through baptism and thus, constituted as the people of God. Basic to
the mission is the spiritual foundation of each Christian. The
individual Christian finds oneself in a parish community where that
person is nourished, supported, and formed. These elements are found in
worship, evangelization, stewardship, baptismal call and call to
holiness. This ministry participates in various activities including
special Liturgies and Penance Services and meets monthly.
Mary Schools' tradition of commitment to Catholic Education extends to
students from Pre-School through Grade 12. Our mission is to provide a
safe, nurturing environment where excellent teaching and innovation
develop effective communication, independent thinking and creative
problem solving. We strive to instill in our students sound moral and
spiritual values rooted in the teachings of Jesus, enabling them to
live in a culturally diverse world. Throughout its years The Academy at Saint Mary has remained a vital part of
Rutherford and Saint Mary Parish. It succeeds now as it did in 1916 in
instilling in its students a love of God and a love of learning. The Academy at Saint Mary offers open enrollment.
Mary High School
Contact: Tara Brunt, Principal -  933-5220 ext. 210, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary High School is a Catholic coeducational secondary school
whose mission is to develop the inherent abilities of its students to
think independently, communicate effectively and solve problems
creatively. This mission is carried out within the framework of a
college preparatory curriculum and a commitment to teach as Jesus
taught, with respect for the dignity of each person and the recognition
of the giftedness of each. We strive to educate our students to be
faith-filled Christians prepared to assume the responsibilities and
challenges of the adult world. Saint
Mary High School offers open enrollment.
Please contact the Parish Office at  438-2200
or email: email@example.com.
ministry combines Stewardship of Time [commitment to self, family,
parish, universal church and community], Stewardship of Talent [Sharing
God's gifts i.e.: through one of these ministries] and Stewardship of
Treasure [through weekly collection envelopes]. Through our annual
Ministry Fair, we are able to build up God's Kingdom with volunteers
that support these ministries.
hands, eyes, voice and talent are important to the Church of Saint
Mary. We need your hands to assist our Parishioners and visitors to a
pew, and usher at all services. Your hands can guide a senior or
handicap parishioner to a seat to make them comfortable and help with
the distribution of baskets at Offertory time. Your eyes are our
scanners. Spot our parishioners if they may need medical assistance.
Your voice will greet all who are attending our services.
Vacation Bible School
2017 Vacation Bible School will run from August 7th through the 11th for children ages 4 - 8. Parent and teen helpers are welcome and needed.
Interested families, please send an email to:
91 Home Avenue, Rutherford NJ 07070, Tel (201)
438-2200, Fax (201) 438-1098, email: firstname.lastname@example.org