RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION
GRADES K - 5
Sept 24 1st Communion Parent Meeting 9 & 11 AM, Rm 10
Sept 30 Memory Box Making, 9 – 11 AM, Rm 10
For more information or to request forms, please call 973.696.4411 x10.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM GRADES 7-8
Sept 9 Confirmation Retreat, 12 – 5pm, Hall
Confirmation Registration Forms were sent via email. Confirmation forms are due back September 1st. If you did not receive them, please contact the parish office at 973.696.4411 x10.
WOMEN OF FAITHThe Women of Faith began their Fall meetings on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 PM in the Holy Family Room at Good Counsel. They will conduct a 12-week bible Study on the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World open to all women of the parish. The 12-week study will run during their Fall 2023, Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 sessions. Fall meeting dates are Sept 7th & 21st, Oct 5th & 19th and Nov 2nd.
If you are interested in joining this Bible Study, please obtain the book, available on Amazon, and read chapters one and two before the meeting on Thursday, September 21st. Please be sure to get the book that contains the 12-week companion Bible Study. See the meeting schedule available in the back of church for all meeting dates and the ISBN information for the book or contact/email us
Those in 3rd through 8th grade who love to sing are invited to join Choristers. Rehearsals will be held every THURSDAY from 6:30 to 8 PM in the church. Rehearsals will start on Thursday, September 14th. Please text or call Music Director Denise Dixon at 973.590.9975 for more information or to register.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
In observance of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we will hold the traditional Blessing of the Animals next Sunday, October 1st at 1:30 PM on the lawn behind the LeBeau Center. All parishioners and their furry friends are welcome.
DIOCESAN MINISTRIES APPEAL 2023
“I Have Called You By Name” The 2023 Diocesan Ministries Appeal officially kicks off this weekend. This year’s theme “I Have Called You By Name” highlights the importance and value of every person in our neighborhood, county and Diocese. God calls each of us by name, and our faith assures us that we do not walk this path alone.
Thank you to all who contributed to last year’s Appeal, which serves those in need in Morris, Passaic and Sussex County. Your gifts have a significant impact on so many lives. Each year, the Diocesan Ministries Appeal supports over 70 Catholic Charities’ programs, Catholic urban education, Nazareth Village and retired priests’ needs and seminarian formation.
Please consider a donation to the 2023 Diocesan Ministries Appeal. Visit www.2023appeal.org to make a gift today.
BISHOP NAVAGH COLUMBIETTES COUNCIL 5943
Bishop Navagh Columbiettes Council 5943 is recruiting!!!
We are sponsoring a membership drive next weekend, September 30th/October 1st. All Catholic women age 18 and over may join. We are Catholic women who work together to make a difference in today’s world. We are thankful to God for all he has given us and we take time to give to others through our charitable works. Brochures with more details about our wonderful organization are available at the church entrance. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please stop by after Mass on September 30th/October 1st to speak with one of our members or contact Membership Chairwoman Regina McKniff – firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.694.3203.
GOLD & SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASSCouples, were you married in 1973 or 1998? The Diocese of Paterson invites you to celebrate your 60+, 50th or 25th wedding anniversary during a special Mass to be offered at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson, NJ.
Bishop Sweeney will serve as main celebrant on this joyful occasion to be held: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM.
Arrangements can be made by contacting our parish office at 973.696.4411. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 11, 2023. You will receive additional information from the Office of Family Life once your registration has been processed. Congratulations on this joyous occasion!
NOTRE DAME OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, CEDAR KNOLLS
Alpha is a series of conversations about things we all question in life: Why do bad things happen to good people? What's the purpose of life? What's next?
We invite you to experience Alpha, where you will be able to explore questions about faith and share your point of view. There are no judgments, and any question is welcome! We would love to accompany you, your friends and your family on this journey.
Our next series of Alpha begins Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Participants will meet weekly in small groups from 7:00-8:30 pm through Wednesday, December 6 (ten sessions, excluding Nov. 22). We will also have a very special session on Friday evening, November 17, from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Any questions about Alpha, please contact: Helen Krisiewicz at email@example.com or Cristina Folan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Email List: Great Way to Stay Informed!
If you would like to be added to the parish email list or to update your email address with us, to receive notifications of funerals and parish events, please email us at email@example.com and let us know. As of now, we have over 500 people on our email list. What a resourceful way to keep up to date on our parish happenings! Thank you.