Welcome to the

Parish family of

St. Margaret of Cortona

Palm Sunday Mass, April 5, 2020

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Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

With people unable to receive Communion due to this virus, we have recorded exposition and benediction for our people to have some experience of Eucharistic adoration.


After Father Kevin leaves camera and the monstrance is enlarged, pause it so you can read scripture, recite the rosary, meditate silently or whatever you would like. Then unpause it for Benediction. It concludes with the Divine Praises.

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Food Pantry is closed

Palm Sunday - Distribution of Palms and Sunday Mass

The Food Pantry will be CLOSED in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pray with Magnificat

During this challenging time, many of the faithful are unable to attend Mass.  Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home.  Click here to go to the website.

Daily Prayer

Click on this link to open a pdf  Please note that the prayer changes everyday but you can use the same link

Coronavirus Update from the Archdiocese of Newark

- All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until further notice. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until further notice.

- Parish offices must be closed until further notice.  Employees who provide essential services should be limited and on staggered schedules.

Please click here to go to the Archdiocese website to check other updates

Sunday Mass Livestream

The Archdiocese of Newark announced announced a livestream Mass for last Sunday March 15, 2020.  We are keeping this link here in case He uses it again in the coming weekends. To watch the livestream, visit the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/nwkarchdiocese

Following the livestream, the video was available on the Archdiocese’s Facebook page and website at www.rcan.org.  Continued updates will be posted on the Archdiocese of Newark’ s website at www.rcan.org.

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.

Amazon Smile - you can also donate to St. Margaret’s whenever you make a purchase. 

1.  Go to https://smile.amazon.com, it uses the same account that you have on Amazon.com.

2.  Go to Your Account and under Account settings select St. Margaret of Cortona Church as your preferred charity and you’re all set.

3.  Every time you make a purchase the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of the eligible item to St. Margaret’s. Just make sure to make all your future purchases on Amazon Smile so that donations are made

2020 Lenten Regulations

Shining the Light of Christ - 2020 Annual Appeal

Visit RCAN.ORG/SHARING to learn more and make a gift today.  Play the video below to learn more (click here  if you are having trouble playing the video).  Click here to view Cardinal Tobin's letter

Memo from the Archdiocese on Donation Email Scams

The Archdiocese sent out an alert on fraudulent emails across the country and urging parishioners to question any email or text that doesn’t come from a person in their contacts.  If you feel you have been the victim please contact your local police or the New Jersey Cyber Crime Unit online. https://www.njsp.org/division/investigations/cyber-crimes.shtml

For questions, please contact Nancy F. Lystash, Parish Business Services at lystasna@rcan.org or call 973-497-4074.  Click here to download the complete pdf version

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Regular Masses

Saturday vigil:          



8:00AM,  10:00AM,  12:00PM 



7:00 PM

Tuesday to Friday:  

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Holy Days  

(Except Christmas and Easter):       8:00 AM,  12:10 PM,  7:00 PM


Mass followed by Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Benediction every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm



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 to Friday):

Tel: 201-641-2988

Fax: 201-641-0664


Rectory (By appointment only):



Religious Education (Sunday to Thursday):


Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention
For April 2020


Freedom from Addiction
We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped
and accompanied.



Importance of Mass Intentions


As Catholics, we believe that there is inestimable value in “having a Mass celebrated” for a particular intention. A Mass may be offered in thanksgiving for our blessings, family, health and answer to prayers. A Mass may be offered for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. We must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit ones soul. Masses offered for us during our life can help us obtain the great grace of a happy and holy death.


The most beautiful gift one can give to another person is a gift of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. No material gift can ever compare to or equal the Infinite Value of the Holy Mass. Masses offered for our departed loved ones and all the Holy Souls in Purgatory is a great act of charity. As a Spiritual Act of Mercy consider, then, to have Masses offered for yourself and your family, living and dead. Use the Infinite Treasure of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Mass intentions are scheduled in the Parish Office.

NOTE: Please remember that the Altar Bread and Wine and the Sanctuary Candle, as well as Flowers for the Altar can be memorialized. Check at the Parish Office for available dates.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel


St. Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou,

O Prince of the heavenly hosts,

by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,

and all the evil spirits,

who prowl about the world

seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,

guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King

and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue

deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection

to serve God more and more faithfully every day.


After our solemn commemoration of the last days and death of Our Lord we will spend the month of April celebrating. As Spring breaks forth even nature will join us as buds and blooms begin to surface and we spend this month basking in the joy of the Resurrection. We continue throughout the entire month our cry, "Christ is risen, Christ is truly risen." The Feast of Divine Mercy offers us the opportunity to begin again as though we were newly baptized. The  unfathomable mercy of God is made manifest today if we but accept His most gracious offer.

Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and gladness of all Christians. This truly is "the day that the Lord has made.” From Sunday to Sunday, from year to year, the Easters of this earth will lead us to that blessed day on which Christ has promised that He will come again with glory to take us with Him into the kingdom of His Father.

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