Our Lady ​of Mount Virgin Parish

Roman Catholic Church

Garfield, NJ

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Parish Mission Statement 

Growing in grace, growing in gratitude, and growing in faith by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Crescendo nella grazia, crescendo nella gratitudine e crescendo nella fede per mezzo di vivere il Vangelo di Gesù Cristo.

Lifting our prayers through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Virgin and Our Lady of Sorrows.

October 13, 2019

My Friends:

To everyone who completed the new registration census form, THANK YOU! To those who have not, PLEASE complete it this week. Lack of cooperation is halting our desire to grow and stabilize our parish, evangelize those away from the church and enable us to communicate with you via modern technology for important information, even in emergency situations. FILL IT OUT TODAY!

The parish has FACEBOOK, a WEB PAGE, INSTAGRAM and TWITTER! Check us out and sign up! When you GOOGLE our WEB-PAGE at www.mountvirgin.com you will find it up and running and filled with all up-to-date events, etc. BUT I am also asking you to LIKE THE PAGE and WRITE A REVIEW! You will see how many likes we already have and the great reviews! Your participation helps me to help your/our church in a great many ways. Go to it today, when you are on your cellphones and computers and make it happen. Remember this is YOUR CHURCH. Let us together make it a great house of worship to Almighty God! A question to ponder, "How important is MY CHURCH, Our Lady of Mount Virgin to me??? Then act!

I am grateful to announce that the church will be painted beginning immediately after Christmas and HOPEFULLY completed by Holy Week. It is a project I have yearned for many years. Ours is a magnificent edifice with phenomenal stained glass windows and magnificent organ. It is all to give honor and praise to Almighty God, as we gather to celebrate all Liturgies of our Catholic Faith of which we need to be very proud.

And.... I have signed a contract to have made for us a console that will be placed strategically in the Sanctuary on the St, Joseph side of church. This will work off and together with our choir organ. It will allow us to have the choir sing up front for Masses, etc... as well as from the Choir Loft. It will be ready for Easter! In dealing with the Peragallo Organ Company, I found out that our organ is a gem! It is worth $500,000,00. The Peragallo rep I worked with, John Peragallo, is the grandson of the gentleman who built our organ and played at its dedication back in the 1950's! John himself was at the Mass of dedication when his grandfather played it for the first time. Great history.

The Memorial Offering to our church in my father's memory upon his passing totaled $15,500.00. My siblings and I were very happy to do this in dad's memory. Will you consider doing the same if and when a family member passes??? In lieu of flowers, an offering may be made to Our Lady of Mount Virgin? Please consider.

In the meantime, our journey continues. Please take seriously what I have shared and remember to always pray for the church and each other in addition to all the needs of our world. I pray for you each day and am.....

Loving you always,

Fr. Peter

2019 Sharing God’s Blessings

Annual Appeal

This weekend is the start of the 2019 Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal.  This campaign provides the necessary resources to sustain Archdiocesan programs and ministries. Our Parish Goal this year is $24,909. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you for any help you can provide.  If you choose to donate online, please visit www.rcan.org/sharing. 

Parish Registration

Every family participating regularly in the spiritual life of our Parish is encouraged to register. Registration is our only means of recognizing anyone as a member of our Parish. It is also important for testimonial letters regarding Sponsorship for the Sacraments.

To register, please contact the Parish Office during office hours.

Parish Giving

On-Line giving is now available!

Go to:  https://mtvirgin.churchgiving.com/

Let us share the gifts we have generously received.

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