Adult Faith Formation

If you would like to participate in any of these programs or would like more information, please contact the Parish Office at office@ihmparish.net or 889-2100.  For calendar of activities and events, please click on the Calendar of Events tab on the left side of the screen.


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Adoration Chapel
Adoration Chapel

"The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.  Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth." - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

We need adorers who will commit to one hour a week.  If interested or you have any questions, please call the IHM Parish Office at 908-889-2100 or call Betty Swisher at 908-889-4123.

 


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Bereavement Ministry

Are you in need of support during your time of grief? The Bereavement Ministry offers a supportive, confidential environment to share your thoughts and feelings about the loss of a loved one. Bereavement support groups meet within the four counties of the Archdiocese on the parish level.

For listings please contact:

Lauren Egan (English) 973-497-4327 or email: eganlaur@rcan.org
Yamilka Genao (Spanish) 973-497-4326 or email: genaoyam@rcan.org

 
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Bible Study

The Bible Study groups meet during the months of September through June.   Depending on the group leader, they may meet during the day or in the evening.  Meetings are held in the Nazareth Center.  The material to be discussed is decided upon by what religious texts interest the group and are approved by the pastor.  In past sessions, video series by Jeff Cavins and other American Catholic evangelists have been viewed and discussed.  There may be a small fee for workbooks.  Coffee and desserts are provided.

 
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Book Study Group

The Book Study Club meets each month at 12 noon, eight months of the year.  There are no meetings in December, June, July or August.   Meetings are held in the Nazareth Center over lunch.   Bring your lunch and we will provide the cookies!  Each month the discussion will be led by a volunteer from the group.  For a list of the books read in the current year, please click here.

 
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Caring Ministry

The Caring Ministry provides short-term support for our parish community in various forms including meals, home visits and running errands.

 
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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knitters and crocheters as well as those who want to learn are welcome to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The completed prayer shawls will be distributed to the sick of our parish. Please click here to view our handiwork.

Meetings are once a month, usually the last Sunday after the 10:30 AM Mass. Check the bulletin for the meeting schedule. All are welcome!

 
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process by which adults are accompanied in their journey into full communion with the Catholic Church. Participants are adults who have never been baptized; baptized Christians from other denominations who want to become Catholics; baptized Catholics who have not received the other Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation); and those from any other religion desiring to become Catholics. The program also extends an invitation for anyone who desires to "catch-up" and update with the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.