Parish Events Memories

Sunday, June 27, 2021


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First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all Communicants!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10:00 am Mass

1:00 pm Mass

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Saturday, April 24, 2021


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January 31, 2021

Santo Niño

December 2020


Thank you to the following youths for participating in the tableau as the Holy Family on Christmas Eve and as the Three Kings on Epiphany Sunday.

 Holy Family: Just Gawel, Juliet Gawel, and Janet Gawel









Three Kings: Anthony Barea, Michael Durugo, and Alex Lopez






Your enthusiasm and faith sharing were a beautiful manifestation of these blessed and festive celebrations!

Peter Petrecca

Sunday, September 27, 2020

St. Michael’s Feast Day and San Lorenzo Feast Day!

Thank you to our Social and Multicultural Committee for a successful Feast Day!

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Congratulations to all our children who received the gifts of the Holy Spirit today at their confirmation!

Thank you Bishop Michael for gracing us with your presence at both masses today!
Thank you Fr. Gabriel!

Confirmation Mass 1:30 pm

Confirmation Mass 10:00 am

Congratulations to our First Communicants!

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Congratulations to our First Communicants!

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Hands of Grace (HUGS) Ministry. Debut “Grace Bags” Give away

Tuesday, December 24th

In the spirit of Christmas, HUGS Ministry held their first ‘Grace Bags” give away. Thank you to all ministry members, who diligently gave their time, talent and treasure in ensuring that we had a successful debut. Thank you also to all the families who showed up to be graced by St. Michael’s Grace Bags. And a special thank you to Detective Johnson for connecting the Ministry with the Special Victims Division. The division sent a note, which read,

“The officers and detectives are very grateful and send their sincere thanks to all the hands that helped make it possible for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes to receive donations from the ministry at St. Michael’s Church. You have helped put a little bright light in the lives of these victims. Thank you very much.”

A total of 28 Bags were given out.

A big thank you also goes to all donors, who generously help to keep the ministries inventory buoyant.

Simbang Gabi

Thursday, December 19th

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Children’s Christmas Party

Friday, December 13th

Thanks to Kathleen Boetsch and the ever so beautiful leader and members of the Social Event Committee, the annual Christmas party was such a huge success. So many parish kids got to have fun with Santa, the Grinch, play snowballs fights and celebrated Jesus’s season.

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New Members welcome lunch

Sunday, December 1st

Thank you to all our ministry heads for making the new members feel so welcomed.

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Volunteers Appreciation Party

Sunday, November 24th

On behalf of Msgr. Anselm, the Social Events committee organized a very successful appreciation party. Thank you to all our volunteers, who give their time, talent, and treasure.

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San Lorenzo Ruiz

Sunday, September 29th

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Feast Day Mass for the Extraordinary Ambassadors

Sunday, September 29th

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Feast Day Dinner Dance at the Knights

Sunday, September 28th

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Vacation Bible School

Over sixty children attended Vacation Bible School.  It was two weeks filled with bible stories, prayer, arts and crafts, music, movies and much more.  These were created by the children and CYO helpers.  The names of the children and special helpers are on the leaves and petals.









JULY 2019

Feast of St. Alphonsa (The First Saint of India)

Sunday, July 28th

The parish marked the Feast of St. Alphonsa with a celebration of mass at 12 Noon, followed by a reception. Thank you to the Multicultural Ministry, the Indian Choir and all those who helped organize the day.

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Rummage Sale

Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th

The rummage sale was such a huge success!

A big thank you to all who donated items and to all the tireless volunteers, who gave up countless numbers of hours of their time sorting, decorating and preparing the Lower Church Hall for the event – from our ever so dedicated Seniors, to our Teens and Young Adults, to our children who helped setting up the various train tracks for display, to all those who diligently made sure they supplied breakfast and lunch for the volunteers each day, to our Art and Craft kids who helped out in making and decorating our Rummage Sale signs.

Thanks to all the shoppers who came from various towns and counties to patronize this event.

It was truly a family event!

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July Fourth Family Picnic

Thursday, July 4th

Thanks to all the organizers of our annual July 4th Family celebration. A special thanks to Bill McGrath for capturing the beautiful moments we all shared together.

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JUNE 2019

Congratulations to St. Michael’s School 8th Graders

Friday, June 7th, 2019

St. Michael’s School 8th Graders began the celebration of their Graduation from 8th Grade with a mass at 11:00 am.

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Paint & Sip Evening

Saturday, June 1st

Thanks to Tina, Ken and the Family Activity Committee for a beautiful Paint & Sip Evening, and thanks to all who came out to patronize the event! What a wonderful way to start the new month, with Church Family!








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MAY 2019

First Dance For A Cause

We had our First Dance For A Cause at St. Michael’s on Sunday, May 19th. Tickets were sold out, and everyone had so much fun!

Thank you to all the organizers for such a wonderful family get together and thanks to all who came out in support of the event. A special thank you goes out to all the visitors who came from cities as far as Union City. We appreciate your support for our parish.

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APRIL 2019

First Holy Communion

April 27th, April 28th, and May 5th

Congratulations to all our First Communicants. This year, we prepared 81 children for their first encounter with the Body and Blood of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Thank you to all the CCD teachers and our ever vibrant Religious Education Coordinators.


Easter Preparations!

April 2019

A big thank you to our super dynamic decoration team!

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Christmas Decorations!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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Christmas Party with Kathleen Boetsch!

Friday, December 21, 2018

A big thank you to Kathy and friends, Cynthia and everyone who helped make our annual Christmas party a huge success! The kids had so much fun, with Frosty and the snowball games, and Santa, who was just absolutely delightful!

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Simbang Gabi 2018!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Welcome to our parish, Cardinal Tobin!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi Mass & Fellowship

Saturday, December 01, 2018

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Volunteer Appreciation Night

Friday November 09, 2018

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St. Michael’s Music Festival

Saturday November 03, 2018

Thank you to the Kayumanggi Chorale Inc., the Bayanihan Singers and the St. Michael Church Choir for a wonderful concert!

Thank you also to all the organizers and parishioners who came out to support the church.

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Padre Pio Cultural Center

Thursday October 18, 2018

The tour to the Padre Pio Cultural Center and Our Lady of Grace Chapel was a huge success! The bus was sold out and the pilgrims enjoyed their visit. They got to hear a story of love and miracles involving the Calandra family, and learned about Padre Pio, who was born in Southern Italy. In his priesthood, he touched many lives. His whole life was marked by prayer. To this day, he is still working many miracles.
Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio on June 16, 2002.

There was also an exhibit of the,”Real Presence in the Eucharist.” This exhibit consists of over 100 panels presenting the principal Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place over centuries in various countries of the world and which have been recognized by the Church.

A big thanks to Alberta Phillips for organizing such a memorable trip.


90th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday September 30, 2018

The 90th Anniversary celebration commenced with a 12 Noon mass, celebrated by Bishop Manuel Cruz, and culminated with a dinner-dance at the Westwood in Garwood, New Jersey.

Thank you to Bishop Cruz, the visiting priests, the township dignitaries, the Fire Department, friends and family members of the honorees, who flew in from various parts of the country, and parishioners, who joined us in the celebration of this great milestone.

Congratulations once again to the honorees – Fr. Charles McDermott, Roger & Kathleen Boetsch and Joseph & Carol Furnari

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Selfless Stewardship

Sunday September 30, 2018

On Sunday September 30, Justin Gawel, a second grader, was presented with a Certificate of Commendation for his exemplary stewardship.

Justin made the decision to donate his First Holy Communion gifts to the renovation of the Our Lady of Fatima Devotional Stand in the church.

The certificate was presented to Justin by Bishop Manuel Cruz and Msgr. Anselm Nwaorgu at the 12 Noon mass.


St. Michael’s Picnic

Sunday August 26, 2018

Thanks to all parishioners and volunteers who tirelessly worked to make our church picnic a successful family event! Thanks also to the Knights of Columbus for graciously allowing us to use their grounds and swimming pool!

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JULY 2018

Feast of St. Alphonsa

Saturday July 28, 2018

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Independence Day Family Picnic!

Wednesday July 4, 2018

On July 4th, we gathered together as a church family, to watch the Union Fireworks from St. Michael Church grounds, after the afternoon picnic. Thanks to our pastor Msgr. Anselm and all the tireless organizers and volunteers who helped put together such an eventful day!

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JUNE 2018

The American Bone Health Calcium Challenge!

Saturday June 23, 2018

To celebrate the National Dairy Month, the St. Michael Wellness Ministry collaborated with American Bone Health Association to present a very informative Calcium Challenge.  Thanks to Angelica Loreti, a registered Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, for the wonderful presentation on how to determine our daily calcium intake,  and for offering fun games, and wonderful gifts!

Congratulations to the parishioners who won the American Bone Health Calcium Challenge and the Raffle Draw – The Cababe’s!

Happy 25th Anniversary Fr. Miles!

Sunday June 3, 2018

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APRIL 2018

Elvis was in the Building!

Sunday April 22, 2018

We had so much fun when “Elvis” visited our church family. Thanks to the Social Events Committee and all those who helped promote and arrange this event.

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Let the Preparations Begin!

Friday April 6, 2018

Thank you to Cynthia and the Multicultural Ministry for helping out in assembling the beautiful invitation/solicitation cards for our upcoming 90th Anniversary celebration coming up in September.

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MARCH 2018

Setting Up St. Michael’s for Easter

Saturday March 31, 2018

Thank you to the Decorations  Committee and all volunteers, who gave up their time and talent to make our church beautiful for Easter!

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Easter Blessings of Food

Saturday March 31, 2018

The Easter blessings of food owe their origin to the fact that these particular foods, namely, fleshmeat and milk products, including eggs, were forbidden in the Middle Ages during the Lenten fast and abstinence. When the feast of Easter brought the rigorous fast to an end, and these foods were again allowed at table, the people showed their joy and gratitude by first taking the food to church for a blessing. Moreover, they hoped that the Church’s blessing on such edibles would prove a remedy for whatever harmful effects the body might have suffered from the long period of self-denial. Today the Easter blessings of food are still held in many churches in the United States. (

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Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday March 31, 2018

Nature was truly on our side at St. Michael’s, as we had our first Easter Egg Hunt outdoors, with very beautful weather! A big thank you to the CYO, Young Adults Ministry, Social Events Committee, and all parishioners who donated the prizes.

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First Holy Communion – “Grandma’s Bread” Retreat

Saturday March 24, 2018

Our First Communicants attended our “Grandma’s Bread Retreat,” which consisted of various fun and spiritual activities. A movie was first shown to the kids, followed by visitations to five interactive stations, designed to impact more knowledge about the sacrament they will be receiving. They then wrote personal Communion prayers and prayer petitions, after which they engaged in an extensive discussion about baptism and lastly, received materials to create their family banner. At the end of the retreat, dough was given to them, along with instructions on how to bake the bread.

The children also received the blessing cups which they personally decorated at our Potter’s Retreat on January 6th

Lent And Your Body – Living With Diabetes

March 17th, 2018

Today, we had a very informative presentation on Diabetes. Thank you to the Wellness Ministry for organizing. Thanks also to the Social Event Committee for helping out with refreshments, and to all who brought in refreshments. We would also like to say thank you to our presenter Sharon Mulzac, a Registered Dietitian with over 25 years experience in the field of Dietetics.



“Bold & Catholic” Saturday Morning Coffee Session (Dynamic Catholic Series)

February 17th, 2018



Feast of Santo Niño

“Pit Senyor!

January 28th, 2018

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Zumba @ St. Michael Parish

January 13th, 2018

The Wellness Ministry hosted their first Zumba class on Saturday. Thanks to all who attended, and thank you to our proficient Instructor, Maria Rangel, for offering her Time and Talent!

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First Holy Communion Retreat

January 6th, 2018

Our First Communicants attended our Blessing Cup Retreat.  Potter, Ray Boswell demonstrated through the use of Clay and the Potter’s wheel how “God is the Potter and we are the clay.”  Each child decorated their own chalice.


Christmas Eve Family Mass

Let the Decorations Begin (Christmas 2017)…

December 23rd, 2017

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Simbáng Gabi

Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for “Night Mass”), a devotional Nine-Day series of Masses celebrated in anticipation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, began in 1669. This Novena originated in the early days of Spanish rule over the Philippines as a practical compromise for farmers, who began work before sunrise to avoid the noonday heat out in the fields. This cherished Christmas custom eventually became a distinct feature of Philippine culture and became a symbol of sharing. This year, Simbáng Gabi, organized by the Filipino Apostolate of Union County, Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, is being held in 9 different churches. On Tuesday, December 19th, we hosted the 5th evening mass followed by refreshments in the Lower church.

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Bambinelli Sunday

Today, at all the masses, children and families brought their Baby Jesus (Bambinelli) from their Nativity Sets, for a Blessing.

December 17th, 2017

Christmas Party

A big thank you to members of our Multi-Cultural and Family Activities Committee, for organizing such a marvelous Christmas Party! And a special thank you to Santa!

December 10th, 2017

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Advent Retreat

Thank you to Fr. John Gordon, Deacon Mike, Marilynn Dragone and the Adult Faith Formation Group, for a wonderful Advent Retreat. A special thank you to our parishioners, who attended the retreat, despite the treacherous weather.

December 9th, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Thanks to the Staff of St. Michael’s Parish for organizing an amazing night for the volunteers of our parish. And thank you to our pianist who provided us with beautiful renditions of classical music.

December 8th, 2017

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Feast of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi

December 3rd, 2017

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Quinquennial Wedding Anniversary Celebration

November 25th & 26th, 2017

Family Music Night

Thank you to our Family Activities Committee, for organizing a very relaxing evening, with Live Jazz music provided by Diane Perry & Company.

November 18, 2017

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Msgr. Anselm I. Nwaorgu’s Installation as Pastor

October 15, 2017

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St. Michael Clean Up. Together…

October 7, 2017

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Celebration of the Feast of St. Michael

St. Michael’s Parish celebrated the Feast of St. Michael’s with a mass followed by a dinner dance at Costa Del Sol on September 29, 2017.

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First Sunday of the Month Adoration with Break Ministry

September 3, 2017

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JULY 2017

Feast of St. Alphonsa

July 22, 2017

JUNE 2017

Mass of Thanksgiving for Deacon Michael Louis Cavallo

June 4, 2017

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Feast of Infant Jesus “Santo Nino”

January 29, 2017

Feast of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi

December 4, 2016

Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

September 25, 2016

Fr. Danny Alexis’ First Mass at St. Michael’s

June 5, 2016

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Youth Ministry/CYO Activities

Fr. Chuck’s Retirement

June 26 – June 28, 2015

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Fr. Chuck’s 40th Anniversary

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2010 -2017 Archive

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