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Consider setting aside the following dates if you would like to TAKE A FASCINATING TOUR OF THE MASS IN THIS NEW SIX-PART STUDY!

In this DVD presentation of A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS – UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE SAY AND DO IN THE LITURGY, Dr. Edward Sri explores the biblical roots of the words and what gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance:

In this study you will:

  • Learn the biblical background to the words, prayers, and gestures of the Liturgy, all in the context of the revised Mass translation.
  • Discover how the Mass is a “true re-presentation” of Christ’s redeeming sacrifice on the the Cross.
  • Explore the three keys aspects of the Mass as Sacrifice, Real Presence, and Holy Communion.
  • Gain helpful insights for getting the most out of every Mass, and much more!

Where:  St. Cecilia Church Parish Center Basement

When:    Six successive Mondays:  October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 and 27
Two sessions will be offered each day:  1:00-2:30PM and 7:30-9:30PM

What:     A Student Workbook and A Biblical Walk Through the Mass book will be provided.

All are welcome.  Please join us.  Invite a friend!!

Fr. Dick Mroz will facilitate and coordinate all the sessions.  For more information or questions, please contact Ms. Liliana Soto-Cabrera at (201) 991-1116.




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Young Adult Community

(Once a month-see bulletin)

Tuesday evening 7:45 PM (Church)

Portuguese Community

Last Sunday of the Month 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Church)

All are welcome to join us!


The Bonds of Marian Love prayer group is held in the Parish Center chapel every Friday night from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  There will be a weekend Retreat in English the weekend of October 20th, 2017.

For more information about any of the Bond’s activities, please contact Jonatan (201) 726-6172 or Leonidas Aliaga at  (947) 354-1137.


Classes for  Consecration to Jesus through Mary have begun.   The classes are held on Thursdays at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center Chapel. These classes are free.

For more information regarding any Bonds’ activities, please contact Rosalia at (908) 494-6168 or Leo at (949) 354-1137.


The Hope Family Store is a Catholic religious gift, music and book shop featuring a St. Therese Mission Center and mini-Cafe for visitors.

It is located at 120 Kearny Avenue in Kearny, New Jersey, alongside St. Cecilia parking lot (entrance on Chestnut Street) and is open:

Mondays 10:30 AM -2:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturdays 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The Hope Family Store donates ALL proceeds to family-strengthening charities including St. Cecilia’s Parish.

Please note: St. Cecilia Gift Shop has relocated to the Hope Family Store.

Free Bingo at the Hope Family Store

Join us every 4th Saturday of the month for Free Bingo at the Hope Family Store! Bingo cards will be provided to anyone who comes to play at 2 PM at the Gift Shop. Prizes will be from the Store’s gifts, books and music!