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Catholicism for Contemporary Catholics

"Whenever you enter a house, extend your peace" Matt 10:12 

Father Jim - Catholic Priest in Fair Lawn, NJ

Peace and Welcome!


We've been waiting for you!  We believe every person who comes into our lives was sent by God himself.  It is not an accident that we have the joy of meeting you.  So, above all else we want to express Christ's love to you with genuine and heartfelt warmth.  We're eager to know you and we're excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working through us.

If you've never visited The Contemporary Catholic site before, the first thing we want you to know about us...

We're here for you!

This is a place for Contemporary Catholics seeking to learn about God and God's will, to reach out and share what they have learned and experienced.

Together with you, we want to

  • Celebrate God's love for us

·         Form our children in the Love of Christ,

·         Reach out to our neighbors,

·         Build up the people of God, and

·         Rejoice, worship and believe.

We strive to make the world a more loving place through our ministry of the Word and Sacraments with a mission of service to all.  We appreciate that Jesus never really said "No" to anyone.  Therefore, in this same spirit we offer, without question, the Word and Sacraments to everyone who requests them.

Bound by Christ's love, we support one another through these uncertain time by:

  • Emphasizing the positive aspects of the faith,
  • Approaching one another in openness on our journey of faith realizing we are at different points along the route, and
  • Believing those things that the Christian community has always held and believed as annunciated in the Apostle's and Nicene Creeds.

We are Catholic sharing our history with other Catholic communities yet outside the Roman jurisdiction.  You, like many before you, are probably surprised to learn that there are "other" Catholic communities.  We serve Catholics in the Roman jurisdiction and others faith communities seeking the sacraments.  Catholicism provides a brief overview of our joint history. We willingly celebrate outdoor weddings and are open to those having prior marriages. Many approach us because of our non-judgmental approach to weddings.  Catholic Weddings: Another Option, answers some of the more practical questions we've been asked.

In addition to weddings, we celebrate all the sacraments, celebrating baptisms, offering home masses, and provide funeral services. Contact one of our priests with your needs.  A free monthly e-Newsletter,
The Contemporary Catholic explores in practical ways how we together can practice what we believe.  You can join over 300 subscribers on fiver continents who find value in this publication.

Our vision is to make the world a more caring and open place through a truly welcoming and dynamic Catholic community of faith where people can connect through the Word and Sacraments with God, with others and with the opportunities to make a difference in our world. 

So, we want to help you on your spiritual journey - a journey we are all making together.

You can think of us as a group of people "doing life together."  We are a faith community on a journey, people with a shared mission - and we hope that your life will be enriched through your involvement, so that together we can bring hope and healing to our world in these exciting times.

If you are intrigued by this approach to Catholicism, we invite you to review other pages in this site for a deeper look into our faith life.

As you peruse this site, please feel free to contact us with your questions and needs.

It won't take you long to discover this is truly a family, rich in relationships that matter most.  Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn and we reach out to the world with life transforming truth.  We reach out to you, as well.  Our doors are open, our hearts are open too. 

If you've been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we say again -


Peace and Joy!

Fr Jim

Contemporary Catholics | New Jersey Catholic Wedding Officiant | White Robed Monks

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