September 25th thru October 3


O Lord Jesus, now that the world has again grown cold, inflame the hearts of our youth with the fire of Divine Love, as YOU inflamed the heart of Saint Francis, so that through his intercession and after his example, they may devote themselves wholly to Your service, as members of our Order, the Capuchin Franciscan Friars-Province of the Stigmata of Saint Francis, You who live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

O Lord, grant to your Church, saintly priests and fervent religious, especially those looking to answer your call and follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis, and send them to the Capuchin Franciscan Friars - Province of the Stigmata of Saint Francis.  AMEN.


Mary, Queen of the Friars Minor, PRAY FOR US.


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


St Ann pray for us.

St Francis, pray for us.


Honoring our Past...

Building our Future


Thank you to those who attended the Kickoff Reception for the “Honoring our Past…Building our Future” Restoration Campaign on May 17th and 18th.  Your presence and participation in this very important and historic endeavor will ensure that St. Ann Church will flourish both spiritually and physically for many generations to come.


During the reception, a very nostalgic and informative presentation was given by our architect, John Nastasi. He walked us through the building of our Church and provided historical photos of its renovation history through the years. He then described how the Church has aged over the years and explained the extensive repairs required to complete the restoration.



John disclosed that the restoration will be performed in phases.  Phase 1 will address the exterior of the Church which includes the resetting of the tile roof, the replacement of the windows, gutters and pointings and the replacement of the HVAC system, which is currently in progress.  We will begin with the exterior because it needs to be properly sealed to prevent and inhibit further water leakage into the Church, which is the main source of damage to the interior. Phase 2 will address the interior of the Church which includes plastering, painting and all the finishing work.  A detailed listing of all repairs can be found in the campaign folder and brochure.

Our restoration campaign goal is $2.5 million, pledged to be paid over 3 years.  While this may sound like a huge amount of money, it is a very realistic goal based on the repairs required.  And it is with a grateful heart that I am pleased to share that through the generosity of many people, our total pledge commitment to date is $400,000, a true sign of God’s graces present in this campaign.

I would like to share further blessings on our campaign.  Our architect is providing his time, talent and service, pro bono to this restoration effort.  Additionally, a member of our committee, Casey Campbell, who comes with prior experience in running capital campaigns, has also offered her time and talent.

For those of you who did not attend, you will be receiving a campaign folder in the mail containing a letter from me, our campaign brochure, a pledge form for your financial commitment to this campaign, a return envelope for your pledge, a suggested gift plan and our campaign prayer card, which I encourage you to keep close and recite every day.  These materials will also be available in back of the Church.

In order to keep you all up-to-date on our progress, we will be updating the website to include a section for the Restoration Campaign. Updates will be provided in the bulletin and our progress will be communicated at Mass regularly.

Please ask Our Lord to direct you in your generosity to do what you can to help make this restoration effort a success.  May God bless you abundantly for your generosity.

Peace and Blessings!

fr. remo

Your feedback and input is welcomed and encouraged.  Please send to Annmarie Rizzo, Restoration Chair, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Monday Evening March 24, 2014



At 7:30pm on Monday, March 24th, a Lenten Communal Penance Service will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (400 Willow Ave) in Hoboken.  Parishioners from the local Catholic churches (and all Catholics) are invited to gather together to receive the mercy of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  We will hear the Word of God and a homily, reflect on the areas of our lives where we need forgiveness and then meet with a priest individually to go to confession and receive absolution.  There will be several priests from the local parishes present to hear confessions.  Please make every effort to participate in this Penance Service as part of your Lenten preparation for the celebration of Easter.



‘…inspiring movie that will provide food for thought (and for the soul) during this Lenten season.’




Thursday   April 3rd   7:00pm


On Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00pm at the Parish Center, we will have our first “Movie Night” featuring ‘The Mission’.  With a majestic score by Ennio Morricone and lush Oscar-winning cinematography by Chris Menges, Roland Joffé's The Mission examines the events surrounding the Treaty of Madrid in 1750, when Spain ceded part of South America to Portugal, and turns this episode into an allegory for the mid-'80s struggles of Latin America.  Two European forces are on hand to win the South American natives over to imperialist ways. The plunderers want to extract riches and slaves from the New World. The missionaries, on the other hand, want to convert the Indians to Christianity and win over their souls. They want to promote a new society in which the natives will live together in peace with the Spanish and the Portuguese. But this concept frightens the royal governors, who would rather enslave the natives than encourage peaceful coexistence between the Europeans and the Indians. As we watch this drama play out, we witness the faith, doubt, hope, love, sinfulness and conversion of the characters involved.  It is a very inspiring movie that will provide food for thought (and for the soul) during this Lenten season.  It is rated PG but does contain some violence and nudity (in particular among the people of the mission).

Day of Reflection for Women

Be Not Afraid: Rejoice In God’s Mercy

Saturday April 26th, 2014

Seton Hall University

400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

Join us for a prayerful, spirit-filled life changing experience. The day begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm (doors opening at 7:30am)includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  Women will gather for a Holy Hour of praise and worship.  The Day of Reflection features talks by Prof. Helen Alvare and Sr. Mary Gabriel from the Sisters of Life.

Mass will be celebrated and there will be an opportunity for confession. 

Registration is $25/person; $20/college students (18-22) and Seniors (65+).

Register on line at or by mail; forms are located in the church vestibule.

Make checks payable to “Women’s Commission”.

If transportation is needed, call the Parish Office at 201-659-1114 or email Cindy LoPresti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

On the day of the event, we will meet and depart from St. Ann Church parking lot.


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