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Welcome to

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

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

                                                             Msgr. Richard


Lighting Prayers

All are welcome to join us on the first Friday of each month for our Eucharistic Adoration between 8-9:00AM in the Church

Prayer Candles
We would like to welcome
Msgr. Richard Arnhols to
our Parish Family.
He is currently our Temporary Administrator.
We are blessed to have him guide our flock. 


A Message from Msgr. Richard

  Retiring on July 1st after having served for 25 years as pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish in Bergenfield, I never expected to be called back into official service as temporary administrator here at St. Francis of Assisi, but here I am. Unfortunately, it will only be part-time, since I had already made a weekend commitment to St. Pius X parish in Forked River, not far from my retirement home.

 I started on October 11th here, and I am working weekdays with Fr. Bart and the parish staff, all of whom I have found to be fully dedicated to the well-being of the parish. Should any of you wish to speak with me, please call the parish office to make an appointment, or email me at

  Please be assured that I will do everything in my power to keep this parish moving forward until a new pastor is named. In the meantime, let us continue to pray for one another!

                                        Msgr. Richard Arnhols

                                        Temporary Administrator

Dear Parishioners,

 The events of the past few weeks, from rain and wind to an earthquake and a solar eclipse, have stirred some to question whether God is trying to send a message, and whether this might be a hint of the” last times.”


 While these weather events are indeed mentioned in Scripture, Jesus states that such things are only “early signs” and that no one, not even himself, knew when the end would be, only God the Father knew.


 Honestly though, God is trying to communicate with us all the time, reminding us that this world is passing, and we should be living our lives concentrating on things eternal. Some of us experience spiritual storms in our lives, our families, our parish, our community. Jesus wants us to remember that He is with us always!  Let us pray for one another as we strive to live our lives in faith, hope, and love!




                               Msgr. Richard Arnhols –

                                Temporary Administrator

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Sorry Board Game
Welcome back to our
2023-2024 Youth Group!!! 
I am looking forward to
all of you joining me. 
Every other Wednesday
7:30PM to 9:00PM in the Lower Church.
Bring a Friend or two!!

Save the date,
Wed April 24th 2024
in the Lower Church/Gym.

Fun, Food, Prayer and Laughter
with Kate

School Notebook

Welcome back to our 2023/2024 Faith Formation Program! Please note classes begin at 10:45AM

This  Weekend 4/14

Regular classes 10:45AM to 12 noon. Grades 1, 2, and 3 will be going to Mass at 11:30AM and dismissed from the Church. 

Rice Bowls are due back this weekend. 

Communion Preparation continues.


No classes next weekend 4/21 for Spring Break

Last weekend was a busy weekend. We had our 5PM Family Mass, 8 & 9th grade saw a movie and all of our Children and Staff had a wonderful Pizza Party THANK YOU Chris Perez!

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

Pancake Mix and Pancake syrup


and paper products,

toilet paper

and paper towels.

Thank you to the Boy Scouts for their beautiful work on our Food Pantry.

Especially Preston brady 


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

2024 Year to Date






Stretch Goal



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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