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Welcome to

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Following the devastating Maui wildfires, the Archdiocese of Newark is helping those in need by supporting Catholic Charities Hawaii.

Please visit the Catholic Charities’ website, where you can donate to the

wildfires in Hawaii.:

Blue Skies




      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 stop by the Church on the weekend or come visit us at the Parish Center.

   We would love for you to make St. Francis

of Assisi your parish home!

                     All are WELCOME!   In Jesus's name

                     Fr. Fernando E. Guillen Pastor

Canned Food

From the Food Pantry


Thank you for the Many Food Pantry Donations both monetary and food.


The food pantry is in need of:


Peanut butter 16.3oz,


Jelly all flavors,


 rice, both regular and Spanish

in small bags,

All kinds of cereal


and paper products,

toilet paper

and paper towels.

Keep an eye out for our

"Giving THANKS" Dinner

for all food Pantry families and Volunteers being catered in October.

Color Pencils

Attention families of 8th grade students planning to attend Catholic High School in Fall 2024! The High School Placement Test (HSPT) administered as part of the Cooperative Admissions Exam Program for Catholic High Schools will be given on Friday, November 10, 2023. Registration for the HSPT exam is available online at

beginning September 1 st .

For more information about the Cooperative Admissions Program, go to

 Additionally, the Catholic High Schools are holding their annual HS Expo Night. Parents and students are invited to meet with representatives from many Archdiocesan High Schools from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates and locations:


Tuesday, September 19th at St. Thomas the Apostle School, 50 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield


 Tuesday, September 26 th at Academy of St. Paul, 187 Wycoff Avenue, Ramsey


Wednesday, September 27 th at St. Peter’s Preparatory School, 144 Grand Street, Jersey City


Thursday, September 28 th at St. John the Apostle School, 541 Valley Road, Clark


 For directions and more information, visit

 or call 973-497-4260

Sleeping Dogs
We love our pet's at St. Francis
Keep an eye out for the blessing of the animals in October as well as a line up of Special events for the Feast of St. Francis.
Concert Crowd
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We will be welcoming back Fr. Peter Aquino to celebrate at our special Mass on Saturday Sept 30th. He will also stay and celebrate the 9:30AM Mass on Sunday.

He was here as our Vicar back in early 2000. 

Click below to read the latest edition of "Rejoice in the Lord" by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. Archbishop of Newark. 

2023 Year to Date





Number of Donors


The 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.

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