Welcome Message from Reverend Francisco Rodriguez:
“I want to invite you to join us to celebrate together the 165th Anniversary of our Parish Saint Francis de Sales in Lodi, NJ. We are the oldest Catholic Parish in Bergen County but our history starts even before we were erected as a parish. I want that we go back to the beginning of this adventure with God, to the place where everything took place — The Holy Land. Let us go to the place where the Angel announced to Mary in Nazareth, to where Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, to where he spent most of his time preaching in Galilee, to where he was baptized in the Jordan River (in Jordan actually), to where he died and rose in Jerusalem … and so many more places in Israel, Palestine and Jordan”.