Stations of the Cross is a series of images and related prayers covering events that Jesus Christ went through on the day of his crucifixion on Mount Calvary. Stations helps Christians make a spiritual connection to the suffering Christ endured on his Passion. It is typically a path of 14 numbered images arranged around the nave of a church. Worshipers stop at each station in order for specific prayers and reflections.
A day to remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us, so that our sins may be forgiven. Our Tenebrae Service or Service of Darkness is a somber service concluding with a “Strepitus” or loud noise symbolizing the earthquake and agony of creation at the death of Christ. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.
Holy Saturday will be celebrated with the following:
8 A.M. Morning Prayer
8:30 A.M. Blessing of the Food
8:30 P.M. Liturgy of the Great Vigil of Easter.
This Liturgy will include, Lighting of the New Fire and Blessing of the Paschal Candle, singing of the Exsultet, Liturgy of the Word, Singing of the Gloria, Proclamation of the Gospel, Blessing of the Water and Liturgy of the Eucharist.
All are invited.
New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.
Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.
APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!
The feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Easter) will be celebrated with the following:
7 A.M. Morning Prayer
Liturgies of the Eucharist will be celebrated at
7:30 A.M. 9 A.M. 10:30 A.M.(choral) and 12 Noon -in the church
10:40 A.M and 12:10 P.M. in the Sports Center of the Parish School
All are invited to come and celebrate this joyful day.
TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE, April 21: 10 AM in the main Sanctuary. Full choirs, glorious music and
beautiful flowers symbolizing rebirth will enrich the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. All are invited
forward at the end of the service to sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
After the Easter festivities, everyone is invited back the following week for a special celebration:
A Celebration of the Helen K Baldwin Nursery School: On April 28 at 10 AM in the main Sanctuary, we
will celebrate the 63 years of Helen K. Baldwin’s service to Cranford and beyond. Teachers, parents,
current students and alums are encouraged to attend so that we can rejoice together, thanking this
wonderful school for their services.
The Cranford Clay Courts Club, located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford, is currently accepting new members for the 2019 Season.
The Club offers a long outdoor tennis season, with the courts usually open from April into December in recent years, depending upon weather conditions.
In addition, the club enjoys the distinction of being the only outdoor tennis club in the area with a lighting system for night play on the Club’s well-maintained three har-tru (soft) courts.
The culture and communal aspect of the club offers members the somewhat unique opportunity to “find a game” without needing to bring a partner, particularly on weekday and weekend mornings. There are several social events throughout the season, Monday night open mixed doubles and clinics on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.
Membership in the Cranford Clay Courts Club is open to both resident and
non-residents. For more information in joining or participating in Team Tennis,