St. Francis of Assisi Parish
WORSHIP GOD, BE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST, & SERVE WITH OTHERS
We are a Roman Catholic community of believers in Jesus Christ in Ridgefield Park, N.J. and surrounding areas, located in the Archdiocese of Newark. Please feel free to visit the pages of our Parish website (and our Facebook page) to learn about who we are as a community of faith and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving to the Ridgefield Park area, we cordially invite you to make St. Francis of Assisi your parish home!
Farewell to Our Beloved Pastor & Friend
The Scriptures are filled with stories of people who have been called to move to new places: Abraham and Sarah, Mary and Joseph, Paul, and Barnabas. Filled with uncertainty about what lay ahead, these people of God could not have found their moves easy. Yet, they were also filled with excitement, trusting that God was calling them and guiding them to a new place.
And now you, our beloved Pastor and Friend, are preparing to leave us to go to a new place, a new home, and a new Church. As a part of this body of Christ, over the past years, you have given of yourself in ways that we have appreciated, cherished, loved, and will eternally miss. We ask God’s blessing be upon you as we lift our broken hearts in prayer.
Let us pray.
Blessed are you, O God, for you have created this large and wonderful world in which we live.
We praise you for your constant care for those who have trusted you in ages past, who journeyed in faith to new lands of promise.
We trust that now you will hold our beloved Pastor Fr. Larry securely in your hands as he follows your call to a new Church.
May he take with him our hearts that are filled with your love and grace.
May those with whom he will live and work see in him the loving face of Jesus Christ.
Bless him that he may be a guiding light to his new church home.
May he continue to grow in grace, in Spirit, and in truth.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thank you to everyone that joined us at Fr. Larry's Farewell Mass and reception on Sunday, June 26th. A recording of the entire Mass can be found below, as well as on our Religious Education YouTube channel. We have also posted an entire Photo Album under the "Gallery" tab.
Video of Fr. Larry's Farewell Mass
Photo Album from Fr. Larry's Farewell Mass & Reception
Effective July 1st, 2022, our very own Fr. Fernando will become the
Administrator of St. Francis. We are so happy for you, Padre!
Welcome to St. Francis!
Click below to read the latest edition of "Rejoice in the Lord" by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. Archbishop of Newark.
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The 2021 Annual Appeal will fund essential programs and ministries at the heart of our Catholic mission in our four counties – namely to proclaim the gospel, to pass on the faith to future generations, particularly through the celebration of the sacraments, and to care for the poor and those on the margins.