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For more than 125 years Catholics of Nutley, Belleville and the surrounding area have come to Saint Mary's to celebrate the Eucharist, to grow in the spiritual life, to educate their children in the Faith, to befriend one another, and to work together to help people and benefit our community. We hope you will be a part of this tradition we value so much, and that you will consider taking part in our parish life.

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My Dear Friends,

Easter has always been a time of personal renewal for myself. I have always looked to the Resurrection of our Lord as the time of year that I get a fresh start to begin life anew and make amends for the errors of my ways during the past year! I have always looked to the weeks following Easter as a new spring both literally and figuratively to help me as they say, “get my act together.” To prepare for this wonderful season, I take stock of where I am in life and look back on the last year to help place in perspective for myself where I am at.... both in my relationship with God and in my relationships with others. As I look back over the past eight and one half months, it is clear to me I am so blessed by God to serve you here at Saint Mary’s as Pastor. It has been an exhilarating time for me both spiritually and emotionally. I cannot adequately express the gratitude I have in my heart for Our Lord Jesus Christ and for all those who have been with me on this journey. I am so indebted to my brother priests, Bishop Charlie, Father Tom, and Father Trinidad. I am so blessed to have them at my side for advice, counsel and constructive criticism. I thank God each day for each of these brothers I am placed with and I am so proud and privileged to be in ministry with them.

To each of you, my dear parishioners, I am so grateful for you support, guidance and assistance. This is your Parish and I realize I am only the caretaker and must treat as treasure all the tradition and history of this most wonderful church. I do ask for your forgiveness if in any way I have offended, or not listened, or have in some way not communicated properly or followed up when I should have. Please know that I always try to keep my heart in the right place and that my intentions are always to do what is best for my brother priests and for our parish. My door is always open to you and your concerns. I do thank my parish staff for putting up with me and I hope they know how much I appreciate all they do to meet the needs of the people and to provide a welcoming, clean and inspirational environment for everyone.

And to you my dear brothers and sisters, I thank you for your financial support of our parish and the trust you have placed in all of our hands. It is our privilege to serve here at Saint Mary's and we will always strive to do our very best.

May this Easter Season be a time of renewal for you. May the blessings of God be upon you always! You are always in my prayers and I so look to the future, with humility, joy and excitement, as we continue our journey toward God.

A Blessed and Happy Easter and Easter Season to all!
Fr. Rich

 

 

 

 

Our Parish is Served by:

Rev. Richard J. Berbary
Pastor

Bishop Charles J. McDonnell
in Residence

Rev. Thomas Nicastro
Parochial Vicar

Rev. Trinidad Jose Cuevas
Parochial Vicar

Deacon Reynaldo Trinidad
Parish Deacon

Joanne Paulson
Parish Trustee

Patrick Perrone
Parish Trustee

Bruce Mauro
Music Director

Anthony G. Armando
Director of Religious Education

 

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)

Email: info@stmarysnutley.org
Webmaster: andrew@stmarysnutley.org
Director of Religious Education:
Anthony Armando: 973-667-8239
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Parish Bulletins:

Check Current and Previous Parish Bulletins for Mass Intentions and Special Events! This week's bulletin is available here. Previous bulletins can be downloaded or viewed here.

 

Activities at St. Mary's

BINGO!:This Week's Powerball is $500! For more info click here.

All of our Parish Organizations are listed on the Organization page here.

 

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 Offeratory.

Weekday Masses (Parish Center Chapel):
Monday - Friday:
6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

Holy Days:
6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 pm

National Holidays:
9:00 a.m.

 

Prayer

Miraculous Medal (Chapel):
Monday, 12 Noon
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Church):
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Devotion to the Divine Mercy (Chapel):
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration:
Every first Friday of the month - 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (in the Chapel)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Nocturnal Adoration Society Prayers.

Scripture Study:
Held every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Conference Room. If interested in joining, call 973-235-1100.

Oratory of Divine Love:
Our prayer group meets every Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.

Meetings include prayer, scripture readings, meditation and group discussions encouraging members to pledge themselves to work towards their own spirituality and the spiritual growth of others.

Ps.133:1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

 

School

Good Shepherd Academy:
Principal Sr. Jane Feltz, M.P.F.: 973-667-2049
Our Coeducational Catholic Grade School sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark. Grades K Through 8.
www.gsanutley.org/gsa

 

Religious Education Program

Our Religious Education Program is open to grades Pre-K thru 9. Classes are held Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. The schedule can be found online here. To view St. Mary's Religious Education Website with Programs, Calendar and Policies Click Here. In the event of inclement weather, etc., all cancelations will be posted on the Religious Education Website.

 

Sacraments

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):
The RCIA helps those who may want to become Catholic or return to practicing the Faith. Please call the Parish Center for more information

Anointing of the Sick:
Holy Communion will be brought to any parishioner confined to home, upon request. Those who are seriously ill, or weak from the burden of years, should request the Sacrament. Urgent calls will be attended to at anytime

Marriages:
Please call the rectory to make arrangements at least one year in advance.

Baptisms:
Baptisms are the third Sunday of each month, at 1:30 p.m. Please call at least a month in advance to make arrangements. Parents baptizing their first child are expected to attend an instructional session, each second Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m.

Confessions:
Saturdays: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or anytime by appointment.

 

Mass Intentions:

Masses may be booked at the Parish Center during office hours or on Sundays in the church office after masses. Saturday Evening, Sunday and Holy Day Masses are $20 each. Weekday Masses are $10. Chapel and Church Lamps and Wine are $15 each.

 

 
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