Immaculate Conception Church Feast is Sept. 9 – 11

SECAUCUS – The annual feast hosted by Immaculate Conception Church will take place on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, according to Gary Jeffas, who is helping to coordinate the event.
This year’s feast will take place on church grounds in the parking lot across from Town Hall, Paterson Plank Road at John Street.
The hours are Friday, 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 2 to 8 p.m.
“In addition to the gaming booths, a money wheel, food and ice cream, this year’s event will also feature a beer and wine garden,” Jeffas said. “The drawing for the 50/50 Raffle will take place on Sunday evening at the conclusion of the feast. Saturday night will feature the vocals of Adriana Napolitano and Jonathan Cordova on the piano at 7 p.m. Approximately at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the band Juke Junction will perform. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy, along with just catching up with friends and neighbors you don’t get to see every day.”
According to Fr. Victor Kennedy, pastor, following the 12 p.m. mass on Sunday, Sept. 11, the Statue of Mary will be carried in a procession from the church to the site of the feast.
“The feast is a celebration of our faith and the birth of Mary, the patron Saint of our Parish,” he said. “Immaculate Conception Church has been a part of the community for many years and I welcome people of all faiths to come out and join in the celebration. I am also pleased to bring this event to our parish grounds, which has always been our goal.”
The church will sell battery-operated lighted roses to adorn the Statue of Mary just as it sold the candles last year. According to Jeffas, the roses are on sale now and can be purchased for $5 each at the church gift shop or at the Raffle Table at the feast.
Acknowledging that an event the size of this undertaking requires the help of many volunteers, Fr. Kennedy said he would welcome the help of anyone willing to give their time.
“Volunteers do not have to commit to the three days of the feast, but if they can donate some hours on any of the days to run the gaming booths, cook or do other chores, it would be very much appreciated. If you have time to give, please contact the church office at (201) 863-4840,” Kennedy said.

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