Annual Appeal 2021
In order to reach our goal for the AAA 2021, we will be collecting donations on May 2 & 9. Envelopes may be found in the church vestibule and can be placed in the collection basket or mailed in.
The 2021 Annual Appeal will fund essential programs and ministries at the heart of our Catholic mission in our four counties – namely to proclaim the gospel, to pass on the faith to future generations, particularly through the celebration of the sacraments, and to care for the poor and those on the margins.
Now more than ever, especially during this health crisis, our ministries and programs need your support.
Will you prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese of Newark?
Click here for more information, the annual video, or to make a donation. Please be sure to designate your parish as: St. Thomas More, Fairfield so that it counts toward our goal.
Calling Our Altar Servers!
To Our Altar Servers & Families,
We hope you are all healthy and well! We miss you and have been praying for you and your families throughout these tough times.
We want to let you know a few things:
We miss you all very much and hope you will return to your important ministry. Please contact Fr. Robert at 973-227-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability so we can welcome you and your family home! New servers are welcome too!
Gratefully In Christ,
Fr. Marek and Fr. Robert
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena.
Using the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the prescribed prayers/intentions, we invite you to join us in praying the Novena. On Sunday, April 11th, we will offer our annual Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service at 3:00 PM.
Day 1 (Good Friday) – All mankind, especially sinners
Day 2 (Holy Saturday) – The souls of priests and religious
Day 3 (Easter Sunday) – All devout and faithful souls
Day 4 (Easter Monday) – Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
Day 5 (Easter Tuesday) – The souls of separated brethren
Day 6 (Easter Wednesday) – The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
Day 7 (Easter Thursday) – The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy
Day 8 (Easter Friday) – The souls who are detained in purgatory
Day 9 (Easter Saturday) – The souls who have become lukewarm.
For the prayer for each intention of the Novena, click here.
How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
You may begin with the optional opening prayers: You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
(Repeat three times) O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
Using rosary beads, begin with the Sign of the Cross. Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
On each of the five decades (Our Father bead of the rosary) pray: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On each of the 10 Hail Mary beads, pray: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the concluding prayer, repeat 3 times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
You may also add this optional closing prayer: Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.