An Invitation From
The Aloia Funeral Home and
Attentive Cremation Service To You and Your Family
To Attend Our 26th Mass of Remembrance
Honoring the Memory of the Deceased of Our Community
In keeping with the holiday tradition of sponsoring a community Mass of Remembrance, Saturday evening, December 3, 2016, has been set aside to honor the memory of all the deceased of our Garfield community, surrounding towns, all natural disasters, and our soldiers fighting for our protection. Rosemarie and Louis Aloia and Andrea Gilkes, of the Aloia Funeral Home and Attentive Cremation Service, and Reverend Peter Palmisano wish to extend an invitation to the community to attend this Mass of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Frederick Street and Mac Arthur Avenues, Garfield.
Fr. Peter Palmisano, Pastor of the Church, will celebrate the mass and will, during the course of the evening, read the names of all those whose memory will be honored. A candle will be lighted by the families of the deceased at the beginning of the service and will burn during the mass. The families will then have an opportunity to take the candle home with them, to keep as a remembrance of this significant evening.
All are invited. Many hundreds of people have attended this mass of remembrance during the past 25 years and have found it to be a healing experience. The liturgy of the mass reflects the significance of a loss. The music will be provided by Rosemarie Aloia.
If you would like to have your loved one's name placed on the honor roll and read during the course of the mass, please contact Andrea Gilkes at the Aloia Funeral Home, 973-340-7077, with the information before November 21st.
Rosemarie, Lou, Andrea, and Fr. Peter hope that you will come to share in this healing and comforting event.
As a reminder, the mass will take place on Saturday evening, December 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount. Virgin R.C. Church.