On behalf of the Catholic parish community of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland, I extend a warm welcome to you as you browse our website and come to know a little about us in the information provided here.
In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul uses the powerful image of a body to describe the Church. And that is truly what we are. We are made up of many parts, but are united in the one who brings us together in faith, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The most important and the single most identifying action in which we participate is the Sunday Eucharist. Celebrated at OLBS on Saturday evening at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM, the Eucharist unites us in faith and calls us to go out and to serve God’s holy people: in our parish community, in our local municipalities and throughout the world.
Through the various parish ministries that involve our parishioners in proclaiming the WORD, gathering in WORSHIP, building COMMUNITY and offering SERVICE, we seek to be the presence of the Lord Jesus, not only in our area of West Essex County, but wherever the Lord calls us to go.
We hope that you will be able to come and worship with us, either on Saturday evening or Sunday morning, and that you will consider joining this part of the Body of Christ, gathered together as the parish community of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. If you are looking for a faith community in which you can become involved, we hope that the Lord will lead you to us so that you may offer your own time and talent to God and to his people.
We pray that Mary, the Mother of the Lord and the patroness of our parish, will intercede for you with her Son and with the Father of all peoples and nations. May the Holy Spirit, who came upon Mary at the Annunciation, guide you as you deepen your own relationship with God and with his holy people, gathered as the Church.
In the Lord’s peace,
Rev. Robert G. Laferrera
We always welcome new parishioners and ask that you register. Forms are available in the Church vestibule or at the Rectory. If you have any information changes or are moving, we request that you notify the Rectory, (973) 226-7288.
Sick or Homebound
If you know someone who is unable to attend Mass due to illness and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact Sister Rie at (973) 403-8169. In most cases these people have been faithful to the Church their whole lives and now the Church must be faithful to them.
Visiting the Sick
Hospitals are bound by privacy laws and are not permitted to release the names of patients. If you have a family member or loved one hospitalized, please be sure to have someone contact the Rectory, (973) 226-7288 or Sister Rie, (973) 403-8169, so we can visit them. Your call is the only means we have of knowing that someone is hospitalized.
Pray for Peace
Let us continue to pray for those involved in conflicts throughout the world, their families and the thousands who have lost their lives.