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Archdiocese of Newark Releases Holy Week Schedule

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Newark NJ, as the season of Lent draws to a close, Catholics prepare to observe Holy Week to commemorate Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. The nearly 1.3 million Catholics worshiping in the Archdiocese of Newark’s 212 parishes throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties will mark the days leading to Easter Sunday on March 31 with a full range of liturgies — Mass, Stations of the Cross, prayer services, and more.

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At Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood Teens Gather to Embrace the Spirit of Giving

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Ridgewood NJ, last week at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood, about 75 junior high or middle School teens (7th & 8th graders) gathered for two service events.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Rectory and Youth Ministry offices suffer Internet Outage

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, on Thursday, November 9th ,reported  the rectory and youth ministry offices  suffered an internet outage . Because of   the internet outage, the live-streaming of their daily masses was also affected. Meaning you could  not view the live-streaming of masses on any of the three platforms (Facebook, parish website or the parish Youtube page.) until the internet is restored. 

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Collects 104 Turkeys

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ridgewood, held a FROZEN TURKEY & FOOD DRIVE this Saturday, November 4th – 9am to 12noon.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was looking for 15 frozen turkey breasts for the seniors at Ridgecrest. Fr. English Center, Paterson (one of OLMC recipients) feeds 20,000 people each month! This year volunteers collected 104 turkeys and 40 turkey breasts.

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Anti-Catholic Bigotry Raises its Ugly Head in Ridgewood Again , This Time With an Attack on the Knights of Columbus Fund Raiser for Children with Disabilities

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Ridgewood NJ, recent posts in Facebook groups on the Knights of Columbus fund raiser for children with disabilities , once again turned into a bigoted diatribe of attacks on the organization , The Knights of Columbus raises thousands from very generous folks driving through town for this “Shake the Can” fundraiser. Of which 100% goes straight to charity.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Youth Group Open Center, Almost a Record

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Ridgewood NJ, almost a record… but not quite! Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church youth group open center had 103 teenagers! It might be a record for the highest number of teens this early in a school year.
The record to beat is 127, dating back to February 2018. If things continue as they are, I think we will break the record this program year!

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church: “Wednesday Open Center”

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Ridgewood NJ, on September 6th , Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its first “Wednesday Open Center” for our youth group. 53 teenagers were present! We even had several new comers from the Class of 2027! Open Center is held every Wednesday night for all high school teens 7:30-9pm. The youth center is located in the school building. ( Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1 Passaic St. Ridgewood ) .

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Archdiocese of Newark to Celebrate Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass on September 8th

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Newark NJ, The Archdiocese of Newark’s Hispanic Ministry will celebrate its annual Hispanic Heritage Mass in Spanish on Friday, September 8, at 8 p.m. inside Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, in Ridgewood, Releases Engagement Statistics For their High School Youth Ministry Program for the 2022-23

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, in Ridgewood, releases engagement statistics for their High School Youth Ministry Program for the 2022-23 program year that just ended:

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Monthly Food Drive Receives a Big Thank You

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood received a very nice “Thank You” email today from Healing Meals, one of the organizations that receives the donations from our monthly food drive.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood Warns Parishioners of Text Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood, is urging parishioners to not reply to text messages from Father Ron requesting a favor. Father Ron would never communicate such a need in that manner.

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Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark Celebrates Palm Sunday Procession and Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, was the main celebrant at the 12:30PM Palm Sunday procession and Mass today.

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Archdiocese of Newark to Observe and Celebrate Holy Week 2023

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Ridgewood NJ,  on Sunday, April 2, Christians around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week to commemorate Jesus’ death and resurrection, which is celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 9. The nearly 1.3 million Catholics worshiping in the 212 Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties will mark the days leading to Easter Sunday with a full range of liturgies — Mass, Stations of the Cross, prayer services, and more.

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Archdiocese of Newark Announces Return of Consecrated Wine from Chalice During Mass

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Ridgewood NJ, the Archdiocese of Newark announced that Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has restored the practice of offering consecrated wine, or the Blood of Christ, during the celebration of Mass in the Archdiocese beginning on Holy Thursday, April 6.

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