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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

Lit 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,

   I am extremely pleased to announce to you that Cardinal Tobin has approved my recommendation and has appointed Fr. Lynx Soliman as the next Administrator of St. Francis, effective July 1st.  He served with me as a transitional deacon at St. John’s in Bergenfield in 2020-2021, and I believe him to be the perfect match for this community. Furthermore, I have agreed to serve as his mentor as he goes through his first year, after which he would likely be named pastor, so I will still have some connection with you all!  He hopes to introduce himself at all the Masses on the last weekend of June, when I will also be saying my good-byes.

  I congratulate all the fathers of our parish on this Father’s Day and ask the intercession of St. Joseph that they may be open to receive all the graces they need to be good and holy 

                           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.

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Cherry Tree
Sorry Board Game
Welcome to our 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!!

Fun, Food, Prayer and Laughter
with Kate

Keep an eye out for our
fun summer schedule.

School Notebook


                Faith Formation Corner



Thank you to all the Parents and Teachers for a wonderful year with the children.  Our LAST class was May 5th. Report cards were mailed out.

Re-Registration will be sent home in


  May Crowning pictures

 Congratulations to our Children who made First Communion last weekend.

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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 


St. Francis Archives

Welcome to a new project our parish is working on! We have over 60 years of archive materials we are finally opening up to our church family! Please check back frequently as new materials will be uploaded.

We are also asking to borrow any items, documents, yearbooks, photos, or other archival materials to display on our page for future generations!

If you would like to participate, please email

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


Please consider donating to our Annual Appeal

by June 30, 2024

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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