"You have shown me the way to Ars, I will show you the way to heaven" - St. John Vianney

The Diocese of Paterson includes the three counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex in northern New Jersey, under the leadership of Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli. The diocese is blessed with urban, suburban, and rural parishes. Our parishes, schools, agencies, hospitals, and ministries help to serve the 377,000 Catholics who live in the diocese.

We are committed to building a community which is truly Catholic, united in our adherence to the faith handed down through the ages from the apostles. We invite you to learn more about our community of faith. We offer our services to those in need, and for those who wish to serve, we offer many opportunities.

As members of St. John Vianney Parish, in the Diocese of Paterson, we are called to a life of faith centered around the teachings of Jesus Christ and His church. Our mission is to enable our parish family to come together as a community of faith, continuously focusing on the spiritual, educational and social aspects of our parish community.


On behalf of St. John Vianney R. C. Church, I welcome you to our weekly up-dated Web site.

St. John Vianney Parish Community is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, NJ.

Hospitality has long been a part of our Roman Catholic Tradition. In the Acts of the Apostles we read: "The community of believers was of one heart and mind" (Acts 4:32), and again: "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers" (Acts 2:42).

It is my prayer that the Lord Jesus Christ will bless all who "log-on" to our web site.


Fr. Matthew Twiggs