Parish Events


2017-2018 Calendar coming soon…




St. Cassian Feast Day
September 18, 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 Mount Hebron school.  Enjoy the yummy food and entertainment, including our Photobooth and Dunk Tank!


Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 2 at 1:15pm, there will be a blessing of animals, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.


Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage
On Saturday, October 22, join Fr. Kelly on the Newark Archdiocesan Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage to the Basicila of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.


La Festa Italiana
On Saturday, October 22 at 6:30pm, we will be having an Italian fundraiser to support the parish ministries.  All are welcome.


Veteran’s Collection
In honor of Veteran’s Day, during the month of November, we will be collecting the following donations for the East Orange Veteran’s Hospital:  t-shirts, underwear, sweatpants, sweatshirts.  For more information, contact Lee Ann Rivera at


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


Advent Wreath-Making
Sunday, November 27 @ 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.


Advent Series:  Learning the Faith
Msgr. Robert J. Whister will take us on a journey through the History of the American Church.  Join us at 7pm in Larkin Hall on the following dates:  Wed., 11/30, Wed., 12/7, and Tues., 12/13.


Christmas Corners
Saturday, December 3 from 8am -4pm, support this school fundraiser in the school Gym and be one of the lucky winners of the many prizes offered!


Holiday Young Adult Dinner
Wednesday, December 28, join the college students of St. Cassian who are home for the holidays for a casual dinner and “Santa Steal” at the parish rectory.


Catholic Schools Week 
Starting Sunday, January 29, 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!
Saturday, February 11 @ 5:30pm
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 downstairs in Larkin Hall. Please register for dinner by calling the parish office at 973•744•2850. The cost for dinner is $30 per couple. Seating is limited.


Housing Families in Transition (Homeless)
From February 19  through February 26, 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.


Parish Lenten Mission
Monday, March 6 through Wednesday, March 8, Fr. John Gordon will be leading us through a prayerful experience as learn what it means to become a Missionary Disciple.  This mission will be held in the Church and will begin at 7:30pm.


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.