88 E. Saddle River Rd.
Saddle River, NJ  07458

201-327-5663   Office
201-327-7063   Fax
88 E. Saddle River Rd.
Saddle River, NJ  07458
201-327-5663   Office
201-327-7063   Fax



Easter Dinners for St. Michael’s

We will be having our annual Easter food collection for our sister parish, St. Michael’s in Newark. Please provide a meal or bring a Gift Card from ShopRite, Walmart, Target and Kohl for a family from St. Michael’s. The list of suggested items can be found to the right bottom. The meals should not be cooked and the food may be either boxed or bagged. A truck will be in the lower parking lot during each of the weekend Masses of March 25-26, 2023 Please Note: The truck departs during/after 11:30 AM Mass, so please deliver your donations by 12:00.

Suggested Menu Items

Turkey or Ham
Sweet Potatoes (canned or fresh)
White Potatoes (canned or fresh)
Cranberries (canned or fresh)
Vegetables (canned or fresh)
Any Dessert
Fruit (canned or fresh)
Milk (boxed, powdered or canned)
Fruit Juices (canned or boxed)
Coffee or tea

Note: Other than the turkey or ham, items should not require refrigeration before opening.

To facilitate an effortless way to make a donation from your computer using Faith Direct, we have a link that will enable you to use a credit card or withdrawal from an account.
If you would rather send a check to the parish for the donation please do so by March 26. Please make the check payable to St. Gabriel's and mark on the envelope St. Michael's Easter Dinner Drive.

Faith Direct Link: https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NJ361/46830

As always we are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
May God bless you for your continued generosity to the families of St. Michael’s.

St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

The Memorial of St. Patrick is on a Friday this year. For those members of the faithful celebrating this Solemnity and who desire it, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R. has dispensed the penitential obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17. A substitution should be made in the form of fasting, prayer and/or almsgiving.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍀


In this Season of Lent, join us in the Parish Center Meeting Room as we view together and discuss the Transforming Power of Confession in four parts of Augustine Institute’s FORGIVEN:

Session 1- Where are you?
Session 2- An Encounter with Mercy
Session 3- Embraced in Mercy: The Rite Explained
Session 4- Answering Common Questions

Fr. Frank on Tuesday Mornings – 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, & 3/21 after 9:30 a.m. Mass
Christine Ferreri on Wednesday Evenings – 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, & 3/22 at 7:30 p.m.

In this program you will discover the merciful way that God seeks us out when we have sinned and calls us back to himself. You will examine the sacrament from the perspective of both the priest and the penitent, and you will explore the scriptural foundation of the sacrament. This study will help you recognize the beauty of the Rite of Penance, and the transformative power of the grace God offers us in this sacrament.

To register, contact Maureen at the Parish Office at 201-327-5663 or Christine Ferreri at christineferreri79@gmail.com to sign up for the session you will primarily attend, although you may attend either session if you miss the primary session. Provide the name of those attending, and a phone number and email address as contact information.

Lenten Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday
6:30 am and 9:00 am
9:00 am

Earthquake Relief for Syria & Turkey

On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of central Turkey and northwest Syria. The death toll has surpassed 17,000 and continues to climb.

We continue to witness via news reports the horrible loss of life and damage in Turkey and Syria, and we stand in solidarity and prayer with our brothers and sisters there. Catholic aid agencies have launched emergency collections for quake victims.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Church, is already on the ground offering emergency relief efforts led by local partners with Caritas Turkey, Caritas Syria in Aleppo and Lattakia, and others. They are bringing displaced people to safe spaces and distributing hot meals, clean water, hygiene supplies, and other essentials. They are collecting donations. If you wish to help in these efforts or make a donation, please visit crs.org.

Along with financial support, prayer remains essential. Let us continue to offer our prayers to our brothers and sisters who mourn losses and face this devastation.

Fr. Frank


My Dear Parishioners,

 It gives me great joy to share with you that our parish now has a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you.

Our parish will be using the material on FORMED to support our Religious Education Classes and provide continuing education for our parishioners, as well as outreach for our sick and homebound members. Much of FORMED’s content is available in both English and Spanish. You have easy access to all of the material on FORMED to support your own faith journey and that of your family members. Are you hesitant to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation after a long absence? Watch Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession. Would you like to be more confident in answering your teenagers’ questions about the validity of the Gospels? Watch Lectio: The Case for Jesus. Do you search for a reliable source of Catholic teaching on current issues? Tune in each week to The Augustine Institute Show with Dr. Tim Gray. Have you despaired of finding good movies that your family can enjoy together on a Friday night? Start with Mother Teresa, the story of the selfless saint who brought hope and love to the poorest of the poor. You can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with an inexpensive Roku device or Apple TV.

My hope and prayer is that the content on FORMED will enrich, deepen, and inspire your faith. Please pray for our benefactors who have made a FORMED subscription a reality for our parish. Please pray for the people at the Augustine Institute who create this wonderful and much-needed Catholic content for our people.

I invite everyone in the Archdiocese of Newark, and all who long for peace everywhere, to join me in praying for the people of Ukraine, especially on the day of prayer and fasting for peace that Pope Francis has announced for Ash Wednesday, March 2. We must always reject war as a political solution and pursue honest and respectful dialogue among nations as the only way forward.

Fr. Frank

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

Go to https://signup.formed.org/

Enter our parish’s zip code

Enter your name and your email address

That’s it! You’re in. Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.


Statement from Cardinal Tobin on the Situation in Ukraine:

 I would like to make my own the following words of Pope Francis offered during his General Audience remarks on Wednesday, February 23:

My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine. Despite the diplomatic efforts of the last few weeks, increasingly alarming scenarios are opening up. Like me, many people all over the world are feeling anguish and concern. Once again, the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests. I would like to appeal to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just of some, who wants us to be brothers and not enemies. I pray that all the parties involved refrain from any action that would cause even more suffering to the people, destabilizing coexistence between nations and bringing international law into disrepute.

And now I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God's weapons, with prayer and fasting. I invite everyone to make next 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.

I invite everyone in the Archdiocese of Newark, and all who long for peace everywhere, to join me in praying for the people of Ukraine, especially on the day of prayer and fasting for peace that Pope Francis has announced for Ash Wednesday, March 2. We must always reject war as a political solution and pursue honest and respectful dialogue among nations as the only way forward.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop of Newark


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