Parish Events

St. Cassian Feast Day
On the third Sunday in September, you are invited to join us at our 12:00pm Solemn Mass when 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, entertainment, and dunk tank!

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

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
On the First Sunday of Advent, families are invited to make an Advent Wreath to celebrate this joyous time of year! The cost is $20 per wreath, with an additional cost for those who would like to join us for a light supper.  The festivities begin at 4:00pm in the school gym.

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 Permanency (DCP&P, formerly DYFS) and homeless youths supported by the Covenant House of NJ.

Christmas Corners
This annual fundraiser supports Saint Cassian School and runs from 8:00am to 4:00pm in the school Gym. Be one of the lucky winners of the many prizes offered!

Christmas Carol Sing
On the First Sunday of Advent 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 freewill donation is requested after the  concert.  Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

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

Fathers Who Cook
Historically is fundraiser is held on Super Bowl Saturday at 7:00pm at St. Cassian School Gym. Enjoy good food and drink at St. Cassian’s fundraiser and taste samplings of culinary creations by talented Father.

World Marriage Day (St. Valentine’s Day) Evening of Blessings and Fellowship!
On the Second Weekend in February we celebrate World Marriage Day.  Join us on Saturday evening as we 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 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.

Ash Wednesday
Mass with distribution of ashes: 8:15am & 7:30pm
Service with Distribution of ashes: 12:05 & 4:00pm

Fridays in Lent
Join us for Stations of the Cross after the 8:15am Mass on Fridays, 2/28 – 4/3

Lenten Reflection

Lenten Series with Bishop Robert Barron each Wednesday
During Lent: (March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8) 7:00pm in Larkin Hall (Parish Center).

Palm Sunday Masses
Saturday, April 4 at 5:30pm
Sunday, April 5 at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm

Holy Thursday
April 9, 2020
8:15am Morning Prayer
7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until 11:00pm

Good Friday
April 10, 2020
8:15am Morning Prayer
3:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7:30pm Living Stations of the Cross (by the Youth Group)

Holy Saturday
April 11, 2020
8:15am Morning Prayer
11:00am Blessing of Baskets
8:30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
Mass celebrated at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12:00pm

Easter Monday
April 13, 2020
Mass celebrated at 9:00am; Parish office & school closed

First Holy Communion Retreat
Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Students meet in St. Cassian gym.

Midnight Run
Saturday, April 25, 2020

First Holy Communion
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00a & 12:00p

Ministry Appreciation Breakfast
Saturday, May 9, 2020 after the 8:15am Mass, Larkin Hall.

Youth Rally at Great Adventure
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Ascension of the Lord
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Mass celebrated at 8:15am, 12:05 & 7:30pm

125th Anniversary Mass
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:30am.  Celebrant:  Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark

Late Night Catechism
Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:30pm in the school gym

Requiem Concert
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:00pm

Annual Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, November 29, 2020
4:00-6:00pm in the school gym

Carol Sing Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5:00pm

Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2:00pm in the church

Christmas Eve
December 24, 2020: Mass at 4:00, 6:00 & 10:30pm. Parish office closed

Christmas Day
December 25, 2020: Mass at 7:30, 10:30a & 12:00p. Parish office closed

Day after Christmas
December 26, 2020: Mass at 9:00am Parish office closed

New Year’s Eve Mass for the Solemnity of Mary
Dec. 31, 2020, Vigil Mass at 5:30pm

New Year’s Day Masses for the Solemnity of Mary
January 1, 2021, 9:00 & 10:30am, Parish office closed