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Events, celebrations and activities

of Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC Parish.
Join us! Every Sunday at 12:30 pm

ESL Learner Group

First Sunday of Every Month


The group is facilitated by a certified English as a Second Language Instructor and  meets the first Sunday of each Month after Mass to practice their conversational English.  The goal is to equip the participants to perform necessary day to day tasks like going to DMV or Social Security Administration, ordering from a restaurant menu and participating fully at Mass. All are welcome!


 Spring Clean-Up



We Welcome Our Newly Baptized

Congratulations to Samuel & Camila Arias
and Carolina Martinez
Welcome to our parish family
Sunday January 7, 2024

First Mass of Thanksgiving

Father Bernardo Cardona

Ordination to the Priesthood
Father Bernardo Cardona





Blessing of the Animals

In anticipation of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, on October 1, 2023, Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC sponsored the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn and in the lower Church, where we worship at 380 Kearny Avenue, Kearny.  It was a wonderful afternoon and All Creatures Great and Small gathered to be blessed and to receive some treatsl
Jersey City Pride
Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC Parish had a booth and
Father Paul offered blessings to any who wished to receive one. Well over 100 people asked for a blessing.
It was a glorious day— the weather was perfect,
the Holy Spirit was present, hearts were touched.
The event organizers came to Father Paul and told him how touched they were seeing people receive blessings and that prayer was a part of their event.
Take a quick tour with us!
Confirmation, June 11, 2017
This mobile was made for our Pentecost and Confirmation celebrations by parishioner Denise Ganzer. Scott Idec is the Parish Confirmation Coordinator and has done an amazing job over the past several months preparing the candidates. Every member of the parish participated and played an important part in our Confirmation celebration— from catechesis, to coordinating service projects, to planning the liturgy, to decorating the sacred space, to participating in the liturgy and providing hospitality and refreshments— everyone had a part. It was truly a community celebration.
Confirmation Class 2017
Congratulations Chris, Sean, Santiago, Kelly and Alexandra
Our Confirmation Liturgy was celebrated bi-lingually in English and Spanish. The confirmands read the Scriptures in both languages. The Sacrament of Confirmation was conferred by our Presiding Bishop George Lucey and concelebrants were pastor Rev Paul Gulya and pastor emeritus (retired) Rev Vincent McTighe. Holly and Luis led the congregation in prayers for the Confirmands in both English and Spanish.
It was an exceptionally hot day and the sprinkling by Bishop Lucey with holy water following the Renewal of Baptismal Promises brought welcome relief.
Receive the Holy Spirit!
Easter Sunday, 2017
Palm Sunday 2017
Bishop George visits Kearny, March 2017
Christmas Eve Mass Dec 24th, 2016
Father Vincent and the “Mitten Tree” November 2016
Sacred Heart Parish 3rd Anniversary
Sunday October 2nd, 2016
Back to School Blessing
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
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Palm Sunday 2016
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Town of Kearny Tree lighting with Grace Methodist and Bishop George
Dec 2015
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All Saints Day Children’s Mass
Sunday, November 1, 2015
with Fun, Food, and Fellowship Following!
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Sacred Heart at Grace Methodist

Sacred Heart at Grace Methodist

Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC now worships at
Grace United Methodist Church,
380 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032
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Our Confirmation Candidates
Linnea, Catherine, Ryan, Fr. Vincent, James, and Rachael
Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, November 16th at 12:30 p.m.
New Acolytes are Commissioned
September 28, 2014
IMG_2821Father Vincent commissions Rachael and James to the ministry of Acolyte.
Show Forth God’s Glory!

Worship the Lord with Joy!

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On Trinity Sunday, June 15th, the combined communities of
Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC
Christ Church Episcopal, Harrison
Trinity Episcopal, Kearny
hosted the
Incarnation Gospel Choir
at our combined Ecumenical Eucharist.
The Spirit of the previous Sunday’s celebration of Pentecost was carried forward
and the people and the clergy, led by the choir—-
We made a procession through the neighborhood singing–
“He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”
We gave witness to the Gospel’s message of salvation in Christ and
everyone heard in their own tongue!
God’s Love is the Universal Language!



Easter Sunday 2014


The people of Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC joined with their sisters and brothers of Christ Church to celebrate a

Festival Eucharist of the Lord’s Resurrection.

Father Vincent McTighe, ANCC was principal celebrant and homilist, Deacon Erik Soldwedel, pastor of Christ Church also presided and Fr. Paul Gulya, ANCC was organist and Minister of Music.

The Eucharistic Liturgy was followed by a reception and Easter Egg Hunt for the young people.




Palm Sunday, April 6, 2014


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Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC joined with Christ Church and Trinity Church (Kearny) for a Palm Sunday Ecumenical Eucharist.

The Blessing of the Palms took place out on Frank E. Rodgers Blvd followed by a procession of the clergy and the people.

Hossana! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!



Holy Selfie!


On April 6th, priests from ANCC parishes in other areas of the country were visitng

much to the delight of Fr. Paul & Fr. Vincent. Fr. Paul couldn’t help but take a selfie!

Pictured left to right are:

Fr. Paul Gulya, Fr. John Mollish (Washington, DC), Fr. Phillip Lichtenwalter (St. Louis, MO) and Fr. Vincent McTighe.


Jammin’ For Jesus!


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was held on a Sunday afternoon in March

and everyone who played an instrument or liked to sing was invited to come and

“make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”

A dozen people came and had a wonderful afternoon of impromptu playing, singing and harmonizing.





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On Ash Wednesday, 2014 Fr. Paul, along with the clergy of Christ Church, went to the Harrison PATH station

during the height of the morning commute and imposed ashes on the foreheads of any who wished to receive them.

Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC strives be be out in the community, among the people; following the example of Jesus Christ.

That evening at 7:00 pm the parishioners gathered for Ash Wednesday Eucharist and imposition of ashes.


February 2, 2014 was “SOUPER SUNDAY”


The members of Sacred Heart ANCC brought canned soup to Mass

which was placed at the altar and afterwards donated to a local Soup Kitchen



Pastoral Visit of our Presiding Bishop

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Presiding Bishop of the American National Catholic Church,

The Most Reverend George R. Lucey

made his first pastoral visit to the brand new parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus ANCC on Sunday, December 8, 2013

and was an immediate hit with even the youngest members of our parish community.