Blessing of our Church and Consecration of the New Altar

December 13th, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Blessing of our Church and

Consecration of the New Altar

His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R, D.D.

December 13th, 2020 - 5:00 PM

His Excellency, Most Rev. Michael Saporito, D.D.

Blessing of our Church and Consecration of the New Altar

Due to government regulations for COVID-19, attendance is limited in both events.

Registration is required.

Participants must bring proof of registration to the event or will not be admitted.

Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail.


Both events will be live-streamed on Facebook.

As I call to mind the many individuals who have participated in this project, I am indeed humbled.  First I must mention the parish members who have sacrificed in providing the necessary finances, giving innumerable hours of personal time, sharing abilities and expertise, and the prayer that this project would reflect the will and wisdom of God.  In addition, we have been blessed with the support of many outside the parish, former members and friends who have recognized our need.  We are grateful for their generous gifts and prayerful support.  The work of the people in this renovation project bring honor and glory to God.

If you plan to attend the event, pre-registration is absolutely required.  No one will be admitted to the church or Marian Hall without showing their confirmation e-mail.  If the number of requests exceeds capacity, those permitted to attend will be chose by lottery.  Once the permitted number for the church is reached, overflow up to the permitted number will be directed to Marian Hall where there will be live streaming provided.  The Masses will also be live-streamed on Facebook and on our website.

May the graces and blessings flow in abundance to all who come to pray and worship here, both at present and for generations to come.

- Father Manolo

As your pastor, I am so honored to announce to you the Consecration of our New Altar and the rededication of our newly renovated church on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at the 12:00 P.M. Mass by Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark.

A Mass of Thanksgiving follows at 5:00 P.M. on the same day by Most Rev. Michael Saporito, Regional Bishop for Bergen County.  This is a happy occasion for the Immaculate Conception Church Catholic Community.  This is an expression of faith and brings to fulfillment much hard work, financial support and dedication.

Our church is designed to nurture but also challenge us to grow in our faith and commitment to God and to each other.  The building firmly roots us in our Catholic tradition as well as the Catholic community that has been present in Mahwah for nearly 100 years.  We have built on the rich foundation of the many people who have gone before us, carrying on the mission to live the life of Christ in humble service to others.  In this spirit, we recognize that what makes this place holy is the presence of the Lord and those who He has called and dedicated as disciples through baptism.

As we dedicate this newly renovated church building and consecrate the new altar, my prayer is that the faithful of Immaculate Conception Church and the greater community will come often, pray with us and feel at home.

How I wish that we can all gather together as before and celebrate this momentous occasion.  However, I want us all to be safe and remain healthy.  Due to government regulations and Covid-19 restrictions, church seating is extremely limited.