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Welcome to the Parish  Family of

St. Margaret of Cortona

in Little Ferry

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Summer Mass Schedule

From Memorial Day: May 26, 2024

through Labor Day: September 1, 2024

Saturday 5:30 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:30 am

Jesus and the Eucharist 

In this video, we’ll explore the beautiful truth that God has a good plan for our lives, even when the brokenness of our circumstances (or ourselves) seems to indicate otherwise. By diving into Scripture, we’ll discover how God’s Word helps us make sense of—and find hope in—our stories today.

Click on this link to watch the video: Jesus and the Eucharist | Session 1 | What’s Our Story? - Jesus and the Eucharist: A Small Group Series for Eucharistic Revival - National Eucharistic Revival

Jubilee countdown: Preparations for 2025 Holy Year

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2024 Archdiocese of Newark Annual Appeal

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To make a pledge or gift:

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Annual Appeal

Archdiocese of Newark

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PO Box 7146

Kensington CT 06037-7146


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Jersey Catholic

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Visit for the latest local and global Church news. 

St. Margaret Of Cortona Religious Education 

Registration for the Religious Education school year 2024 - 2025 is now open. Forms are available at the Parish Office and are due on June 30.  For any questions please call 201-641-2988.

Saint of the Day Podcast ~ A brief story about a Saint each day.

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Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

All are welcome!

Call Eileen at 201-843-1097 or see her after mass.

Donate to St. Margaret's

Here are some ways that you can help our Parish during these trying times:

GoFundMe Click here to go the GofundMe website

ParishSoft Click here to go to the giving site. 


You can also give via text to (201) 689-5641, just enter the amount you want to donate in the message.  You will need to create an account if you haven't done so yet.    Click here if you need help creating an account.


Revival Starts in Your Heart

The Church cannot be renewed if we all move forward with business as usual.  The Revival God longs to ignite in this world isn't something that happens outside of us... it begins in our own heart.

The Revival Spark Series is a simple, powerful way to allow the Holy Spirit to fan your desire for renewal into flames of love for Jesus and your neighbor.

Join thousands of Catholics as we spend nine days reflecting on this divine invitation and recalling the goodness of our God. Sign up to receive a daily email that leads you into moments of prayer and reflection, instilling a vision for the healing grace God wants to unleash in our world.

You can start your nine-day journey at any time, and it's absolutely free! All it requires is an openness to letting God speak and move in new ways.

Click here to experience revival:

Step-By-Step Walk Through the Mass

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Regular Masses




8:00AM,  10:00AM,  12:00PM 

(From Memorial Day through Labor Day: Sat 5:30PM, Sunday 9:00AM & 11:30AM)



Monday through Friday:

12:00 PM

First Saturday Mass

12:05 PM in the Church

Holy Days  

(Except Christmas and Easter):       8:00 AM,  12:05 PM,  7:00 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Saturdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM


Experience God’s Mercy. Celebrate the Grace-Filled Sacrament of Reconciliation 

Click here to download a guide on "How to Go to Confession"

Contact  Us

Parish Center (Monday through Thursday 10 am till 4pm. Closed on Fridays)

Tel: 201-641-2988

Fax: 201-322-0172


Rectory (By appointment only):



Religious Education (Sunday to Thursday):


Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention
For June 2024


For migrants fleeing their homes

We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.

New in the Area?

If you are new in the area, why not join our ever-growing Parish family. Stop by the Parish Center any weekday and register. Click on this link to download the form or call us at 201-641-2988 

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Why is June the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

June is known as the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus most simply because the solemnity of the Sacred Heart is celebrated during this month. This year, the solemnity falls on June 16. The date changes each year because it is celebrated on the Friday after the Corpus Christi octave, or the Friday after the second Sunday after Pentecost.

However, other reasons exist as to why June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

The feast dates back to 1673, when a French nun who belonged to the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary  (Visitandines) in eastern France began to receive visions about the Sacred Heart.

Jesus appeared to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque and revealed ways to venerate his Sacred Heart and explained the immense love he has for humanity, appearing with his heart visible outside his chest, on fire, and surrounded by a crown of thorns.

These different ways include partaking in a holy hour on Thursdays and the reception of the Eucharist on the first Friday of every month.

Jesus told Sister Margaret Mary: “My Sacred Heart is so intense in its love for men, and for you in particular, that not being able to contain within it the flames of its ardent charity, they must be transmitted through all means.”

These visions continued for 18 months.

On June 16, 1675, Jesus told Sister Margaret Mary to promote a feast that honored his Sacred Heart. He also gave Sister Margaret Mary 12 promises made to all who venerate and promote the devotion of the Sacred Heart.

He said: “I ask of you that the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi be set apart for a special feast to honor my heart, by communicating on that day, and making reparation to it by a solemn act, in order to make amends for the indignities which it has received during the time it has been exposed on the altars. I promise you that my heart shall expand itself to shed in abundance the influence of its divine love upon those who shall thus honor it, and cause it to be honored.”

Sister Margaret Mary died in 1690 and was canonized by Pope Benedict XV on May 13, 1920.

The Vatican was hesitant to declare a feast to the Sacred Heart, but as the devotion spread throughout France, the Vatican granted the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to France in 1765.

In 1856, Pope Pius IX designated the Friday following the feast of Corpus Christi as the feast of the Sacred Heart for the universal Church. Ever since, the month of June has been devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and his immense love for us all.

On the current calendar, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a solemnity, the highest-ranking feast in the

liturgical calendar, although it is not a holy day of obligation. 

These are the promises the Sacred Heart of Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:

• I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.

• I will give peace in their families.

• I will console them in all their troubles.

• I will be their refuge in life and especially in death.

• I will abundantly bless all their undertakings.

• Sinners shall find in my heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.

• Tepid souls shall become fervent.

• Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection.

• I will bless those places wherein the image of my Sacred Heart shall be exposed and venerated.

• I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.

• Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names eternally written in my heart.

In the excess of the mercy of my heart, I promise you that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the first Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour. 

This story was originally published on June 19, 2022, and was updated on May 31, 2023.

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Prayers Every Catholic Should Memorize

Almost all of us know some rote prayers. The one we pray before taking a road trip asking our guardian angels to watch over us. Or the one we pray during Mass as we join our voices with the rest of the congregation, asking the Father to forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us. But those prayers only scratch the surface!


These prayers you should know!


The ‘Memorare’

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner


Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart; the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the reunion of Christians; and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.

St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Eternal Rest

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, 

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O most holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds hide me.

Never permit me to be parted from you.

From the evil Enemy defend me.

At the hour of my death call me

and bid me come to you,

that with your Saints I may praise you

for age upon age. Amen.


Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 


I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the

Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.


I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I

look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose again from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. Amen

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