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Gratitude and Generosity. Generosity and Gratitude!

They are so different and yet so woven together! God’s generosity can open our hearts to so much gratitude… and our gratitude to God… can open our hearts to so much generosity to others! A beautiful song by Nichole Nordeman from her album “Woven & Spun” brings this beautiful paradox into a mystical, enchanting experience. The song speaks about finding gratitude in both the good times and the bad times in life. You can listen to this wonderful song here. The song is also playing now and the video can be seen below this letter. We have so much to be grateful for at Saint Mary’s as we begin the New Year!

What wonderful seasons of Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas we experienced! We’ve seen so much kindness and generosity throughout our Parish Community. Our thanksgiving dinner in the school gym provided a good meal, warmth, and good music to nearly 200 people as so many shared so generously their gratitude to God. Our nine-night novena to Mary leading up to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the feast that followed were exceptional. The crowds each evening were fantastic, culminating with over 300 people feasting in Monsignor Walsh Hall! So much generosity. So much gratitude!

What a great Christmas Season! The music, the decorations and the liturgies were inspiring! Mass attendance was superb! We surpassed our financial goals. Our generosity provided so much too so many needy families and friends! We were able to warm and comfort so many of our brothers and sisters! So much generosity! So much gratitude! And our Capital Campaign, which we began in early October! We are closing in on $800,000.00 dollars in pledges! This is remarkable! Our goal of $900,000.00 is within reach. Over the next few months we will continue to reach out to those who have not yet made a pledge. Through the generosity of our community we have begun the elevator at the Phoenix Center. They are truly a remarkable place caring for God’s children in such exceptional circumstances. How blessed we are to be able to contribute to those efforts! So much generosity! So much gratitude!

My dear brothers and sisters, may the warmth of God’s love guide your family, friends and loved ones as we begin this New Year! May your hearts be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and may God’s unlimited Mercy be with you as we walk together on this journey of life. So much generosity! So much gratitude!
Fr. Rich

St. Mary's Nutley Capital Campaign 2015

OUR Generosity at WORK!
Thanks to the Phoenix Center and our parish capital campaign donations, construction has begun on the school elevator! (the former Saint Mary’s School!)
The Phoenix Center is a non-for–profit school serving students ages 5-21 with autism, behavioral, multiple, and intellectual disabilities. They are valued tenants of our school and are dedicated to help and prepare students for life beyond The Phoenix Center! Check their website at:

Have you made your Capital Campaign Pledge?

Dear Rev. Rich J. Berbary,
Since I heard of your 2015 Capital Campaign Fund, I have been saving. Enclosed please find my check for $300.00. Considering I am 98 years old, I will not commit to a specific amount for my donation. I will give as long as the Good Lord allows me to live.
A Devoted Parishioner

Dear Father Rich,
Please find enclosed our pledge for the Capital Campaign Fund. We have had some difficult times this past year, but Saint Mary’s has been an important part of our lives. We wish we were able to pledge more and next year we will see if we can increase our pledge. Please thank all the priests and staff for all the good work they do. Prayers for all.
-Dedicated Parishioners

Every donation is critical to our success! If everyone makes a pledge we will reach our goal! Remember, as outlined in the campaign literature, a pledge at the FOUNDER LEVEL, ($50.00 a month for three years) will entitle you to an engraved stone paver in our new walkways in the Our Lady of Fatima Garden outside the Church. This is a great way to attach family history to the history of Saint Mary’s Church.
Please make your pledge today!
May God Bless Saint Mary’s Parish!

Eucharistic Minister and Lector Schedules

January and February 2016
Tax Statement Request Form

Click here to download the tax statement request form to be used to obtain your 2015 tax statement.
Words of Mercy

As we know, Pope Francis has declared this year the “Jubilee Year of Mercy.” It is an opportunity to help us better know, receive, and share God’s mercy. Throughout this year, we will publish quotes about mercy from Scripture, Saints, Pope Francis, and various other sources.

This Week’s Words of Mercy: "He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart."
St. Faustina Kowalska






Our Parish is Served by:

Rev. Richard J. Berbary

Rev. Thomas Nicastro
Parochial Vicar

Rev. Trinidad Jose Cuevas
Parochial Vicar

Anne Scheidel
Parish Trustee

Patrick Perrone
Parish Trustee

Bruce Mauro
Music Director

Anthony G. Armando
Director of Religious Education


Mass Schedule

Sunday Masses:
Saturday Evening: 5:30 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Family Mass: 10:30 a.m. - Children are taken to Msgr. Walsh Hall during the Readings and rejoin their families during the Offertory.

Weekday Masses (Parish Center Chapel):
Monday - Friday:
7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

Holy Days:
7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 pm
(There is no anticipatory Mass on the Eve)

National Holidays:
9:00 a.m.


Contact Info

Parish Office:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Parish Center)
Saturday: 1:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m. (Church Vestibule)
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Church Vestibule)
973-235-1100 (ph)
973-661-0233 (fx)

Director of Religious Education:
Anthony Armando: 973-667-8239
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