Parish Events

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La Festa Italiana
On Saturday, November 4 at 6:30pm, we will be having an Italian fundraiser to support the parish ministries.  All are welcome.

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive
During November, turkeys and non-perishable donations are collected and donated to those in need during this holiday season.

 

Ormus:  A Guide to Catholic Prayer
Join us this Advent for this 4-week faith enrichment program that teaches the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life!  Tuesdays, beginning November 28 at 7:30pm in Larkin Hall.

 

Advent Wreath-Making
Sunday, December 3 @ 4:00pm – On this First Sunday of Advent, families are invited to make an Advent Wreath to celebrate this joyous time of year! The cost is $15 per wreath, with an additional cost for those who would like to join us for a light supper.

 

Christmas Giving Tree
During Advent, our annual Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments of wish-lists of children from the Department of Child Protection and Permanancy (DCP&P, formerly DYFS) and homeless youths supported by the Covenant House of NJ.

 

Christmas Corners
Saturday, December 2 from 8am -4pm, support this school fundraiser in the school Gym and be one of the lucky winners of the many prizes offered!

 

Family Service Day
Saturday, December 9, join us for the first annual Family Service Day!  In an effort to build bridges between our parish parents and their teens, as well as serve those less privileged within our community, Family Service Day participants will volunteer together at the Community FoodBank of NJ in Hillside, NJ.  THIS EVENT IS FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 8-12 ONLY. All teens must be accompanied by a parent. Space is limited!

 

Christmas Carol Sing
Sunday, December 10 at 5:00pm, our choir will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.  The evening will also feature the St. Cassian School Eighth Grade Handbell Ensemble.  A $10 donation is requested at the door, or $20 for a family.  Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

 

Catholic Schools Week 
Starting Sunday, January 28, St. Cassian School will be hosting tours inviting prospective students and families to visit and see all that our school has to offer.

 

St. Valentine’s Day Evening of Blessings and Fellowship!
On Saturday, February 10 we will begin our evening with Holy Mass at 5:30pm. Mass will include a blessing of married couples and wedding rings. Following Mass, we will have dinner and entertainment in the school gym. Please register for dinner by calling the parish office. The cost for dinner is $30 per couple. Seating is limited.

 

Housing Families in Transition (Homeless)
From February 18  through February 25, St. Cassian will be a home for guests from the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). St. Cassian volunteers will be providing meals and hosting our guests during their stay.

 

Weekly Stations of the Cross
Join us Friday during Lent after the 8:15am Mass for a weekly prayer of the Stations of the Cross.

 

Youth Group Sponsored Living Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm, the Youth Group takes us through the final moments of Jesus in a meditative and reflective reenactment of Christ’s Passion.

 

Past Events

 

St. Cassian Feast Day
September 24, 2017 – Starting with the 12:00pm Solemn Mass, we will be celebrating the patron saint of our parish! After Mass, the celebration will continue at the park behind Buzz Aldrin School.  Enjoy the yummy food and entertainment, including our Photobooth and Dunk Tank!

 

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1 at 1:15pm, there will be a blessing of animals, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.