"All Are Welcome in this place."
400 Mt. Prospect Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07012
Sundays: 5pm (Sat), 7:30am, 9am, 11:15am
Weekdays: Mon-Sat 8am
Holy Days: As announced
Rectory Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Novena: Mondays, 7pm
Confessions: Saturdays, 3pm-4pm
The parish community of St. Andrew the Apostle is committed to:
The history of St. Andrew's dates back to June 11th, 1939 when it became a parish of the Paterson Diocese. Today it stands a vibrant faith-filled Catholic community of 1100 families, providing endless opportunities for people of all ages to participate in its parish life.
St. Andrew's Parish also supports St. Andrew's School, founded in 1953, which offers a quality Catholic education to children in grades PreK3 to Grade 8.
Rev. Richard D. Kilcomons was ordained in 2006 & installed pastor of St. Andrew's in 2014, both by Bishop Serratelli of the Paterson Diocese.
Rev. Richard D. Kilcomons, Pastor
973-779-6873 ext. 11 / RKilcomons@Optonline.net
Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Scott, In Residence
973-779-6873 ext. 22
Rev. Philip-Michael Tangorra, In Residence
973-779-6873 ext. 19 / PTangorra@PatersonDiocese.org
Deacon Richard J. Goglia, Director of Religious Ed.
973-779-6873 ext. 20 / StAndrewRelEd@Optonline.net
Michelle Petrasek, Pastoral Associate
973-779-6873 ext. 14
Barbara Quinlan, Parish Office Manager
973-779-6873 ext. 10 / LadyBarb@Optonline.net
Carol Dziuba, Organist
Cynthia Schirm, School Principal
973-473-3711 / CSchirm@SASClifton.com
Barbara Hayes, School Office Manager 973-471-3711 / Office@SASClifton.com
For general parish information, submit an inquiry here.
May 25th is the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation. The Ascension of our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven.
(Luke 24:51, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:9-11)
MASS TIMES: 8am, 10:45am, 7pm
EASTER EGG HUNT
St. Andrew's Parish Youth Group hosted its 2nd annual free parish egg hunt on April 8th, & it was a big hit! The young people of our parish collected close to 2000 eggs & more than 80 children hopped over to our backyard on a chilly April afternoon to scoop them up & meet the Easter Bunny! More photos may be found on our Facebook page.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
St. Andrew's had the honor of hosting the United Nations International Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in November. The school honored her with a school mass and the 6th grade performed a skit following mass. The parish offered quiet time for prayer, the rosary, adoration, and benediction.
SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT
St. Andrew's Trunk or Treat Committee did an exquisite job with this year's event. Parents & parishioners donated their time, energy, trunks, & treats to 300 children dressed in festive costumes. The parish youth group ran a haunted house, parents worked in the kitchen, showed movies, face-painted, & greeted trick-or-treaters. Together we had a fun safe Halloween for all boys & ghouls!
BLESSING OF ANIMALS
St. Francis of Assisi was a Catholic friar who gave up a life of wealth to live a life of poverty. He established the Franciscan Order of Friars & is the patron saint of animals. Each October, St. Andrew's celebrates the feast of St. Francis with an annual blessing of animals. This year, Deacon Manuel blessed dozens of our furry friends.. For more information & photos from this year's event, please see our official Event Facebook page here.
St. Andrew's 2016 Carnival was a weekend of games, rides, & family fun!
What a joy to see our entire parish & school communities work together this September to put on such a major event. Many thanks to our Carnival committee & all volunteers who worked very hard!
For more information & photos from this year's event, please see our official Event Facebook page here.
8/21/15 - Knights of Columbus Install Officers
1/25/13 - St. Andrew's Turns 60
Rectory Office, 973-779-6873
Scout Master Jack Hayes, 973-546-1868
Christian Care Committee, Help for Homebound:
Dorothy Gondola, 973-778-5276
Rectory Office, 973-779-6873
Greeting Card Ministry
Helen Power, 973-472-6942
Home & School Association (2017-2018):
President Jen Fantry, 973-981-6000
Mary Tuites, 973-778-3566
Knights of Columbus:
Grand Knight Robert Bollettino, 973-772-2727
President Kathy Rager, 973-742-9833
Rectory Office, 973-779-6873
Pastoral Associate Michelle Petrasek, 973-779-6873 ext. 14 / SaintAndrewsMusicMinistry@Gmail.com
Religious Ed Teachers:
Dir. of Religious Education Deacon Rich, 973-779-6873 ext. 20 / StAndrewRelEd@Optonline.net
Thirty-Niners, Seniors Group:
Barbara Dudek, 973-778-6115
Pastoral Associate Michelle Petrasek, 973-779-6873 etx. 14 / SaintAndrewsYouthGroup@Gmail.com
Baptisms are made by appointment & most often held on Sunday afternoons following 11:15am mass.
If you are interested in scheduling a Baptism with the parish, please fill out the following form & we will contact you. Please understand simply filling out a form does not guarantee your Baptism request.
Couples planning to be married are asked to make an appointment with a priest or deacon to begin preparations at least one year before the wedding.
All couples who are to be married in the Catholic church are expected to attend a Pre-Cana session. This year's Pre-Cana sessions at St. Andrew's will be held on April 1st & September 16th, & the form for those who have already begun the planning process with a priest or deacon can be downloaded here.
If you are interested in scheduling a Wedding with the parish, please fill out the following form & we will contact you. Please understand simply filling out a form does not guarantee your Wedding request.
Religious education is offered to children in grades K-8 via CCD classes on Sunday mornings after 9am mass. We encourage families to attend this mass as it includes a Children's Liturgy of the Word. Children receive their First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion in the 2nd grade.
A 2-year confirmation program is offered for teens in the first 2 years of high school, preparing them for Confirmation in the 10th grade. Classes are held on Sunday evenings during the school year.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process established for individuals who may choose to receive the sacraments of Initiation -- Baptism, Eucharist, & Confirmation -- as an adult convert to the Catholic faith. Candidates in the RCIA program work directly with our Director of Religious Education, Deacon Rich, as they are gradually introduced to Catholic teachings, beliefs, & practices in order to enter the Faith fully committed to their conversion.
Throughout the year, various programs are offered for adults & teens in the parish to enrich their lives as practicing Catholics & to increase their working knowledge of their Faith. Presentations are given on many Sunday afternoons by Rev. Philip Tangorra regarding one's Catholic faith. Individuals are always also invited to work with a priest or deacon in order to become an alter server, lector, Eucharistic Minister, Children's Liturgy Volunteer, or Religious Education instructor. St. Andrew's also encourages members of its community to keep up to date with all programs offered by St. Paul Inside the Walls, the Diocese of Paterson's Center for Evangelization.
For more information, call Deacon Rich at 973-779-6873 ext. 20 / StAndrewRelEd@optonline.net.
St. Andrew's Music Ministry provides a fun, educational, & spiritual opportunity for musicians small & tall to lift their voices to the Lord. Combining traditional & contemporary styles of sacred music, our song choices reflect the diversity of our parish community.
Spring schedule available for download here.
For more information, call Michelle at 973-779-6873 ext. 14 / SaintAndrewsMusicMinistry@Gmail.com.
Open to teens in the 9th-12th grade, Youth Group meets every other Saturday after 5pm mass with Youth Minister Michelle to gather, worship, story share, serve, volunteer, & have fun! Youth Group currently consists of more than 20 boys & girls ages 13-17. New teens are always welcome to join this enthusiastic group of Catholics in sharing the Good News together in a safe space that encourages laughter, love, & learning!
REMAINING YOUTH GROUP NIGHTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR:
SAT MAY 28
FRI JUNE 2 = Craft Station at SAS School Event (Community Service Hours Granted)
SAT JUNE 3
SAT JUNE 10
SAT JUNE 17 = Closing BBQ (8th Graders welcome)
Sat night meetings resume in Fall. Special meet-ups will be held in summer to work on our new & improved Youth Group Room (painting, sanding furniture, etc - community service hours granted) as well as planning & running this summer's Worship Music Camp for children. (See Music page).
For more information, call Michelle at 973-779-6873 ext. 14 / SaintAndrewsYouthGroup@Gmail.com.
If you are interested in joining the parish, please fill out the following form & we will contact you to confirm receipt of your registration, give you new parishioner info, & welcome you to the parish:
If you have a general question about the parish & do not know whom to contact, please fill out the contact form below & our Pastoral Associate will forward your request appropriately.