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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Bishop Sweeney Blesses the Center's New Location

Thanks to Cecile Pagliarulo and everyone at the Beacon for this article on the May 23 blessing of the Center's new location by Bishop Sweeney (and don't forget to click on the slideshow link in the article). 

May 23, 2022 - Bishop Kevin Sweeney blesses the new location of the Center.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

What an Afternoon! Thank you!

 Our "Afternoon with Adriana Trigiani" -- postponed twice before due to the pandemic -- was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Rockaway River Country Club.  What an afternoon it was!  Earlier that day, we had learned that Adriana's newest book, The Good Left Undone, had reached number four on the New York Times Bestseller List for hardcover fiction.  Everyone at the luncheon received a signed copy of this book.  Adriana's energetic and inspiring presentation exceeded our expectations.  Thank you to everyone who had a part in the luncheon.  Thank you for empowering our women and strengthening their families.  Please enjoy this collection of photos from our luncheon (photographer: Jean Orlandi).  If the video fails to load, please click here to view it. 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Adriana Trigiani in the NY Times Review of Books

On Thursday, the New York Times Book Review published an interview with Adriana Trigiani, who we will have the pleasure of meeting at the Rockaway River Country Club on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to benefit Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women.  The interview is available here. We know you haven't read her newest release, The Good Left Undone, because you're looking forward to receiving your copy and having Adriana sign it at the luncheon on May 10!

Share the NYT interview with your friends! Perhaps they would like to come to the luncheon, too.  A few tickets are still available at  See you there!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tickets are going fast! Have you gotten yours?


In only two weeks we will be welcoming bestselling author, Adriana Trigiani, to Rockaway River Country Club for the benefit of Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women.  Have you gotten your tickets yet?  We would appreciate all responses by Friday, April 29.  Click here for more information!

Monday, April 4, 2022

Has your invitation arrived?

The invitations for our "Afternoon with Adriana Trigiani" were sent last week.  Have you received yours?  If so, remember that the due date for reservations is April 26.  If not, please contact us and we will be sure to remedy that!  

Remember, the luncheon is being held at Rockaway River Country Club on Tuesday, May 10, from noon - 3 PM. Each luncheon attendee will receive a copy of Adriana's latest book, The Good Left Undone, and she will be available to sign books at the end of the luncheon.

Best of all, you will be supporting a great cause -- Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, February 24, 2022

We Remember

 As we prepare for our May 10 author luncheon with Adriana Trigiani, our hearts turn toward memories of our dear friend, Rebeca Ruiz-Ulloa, who passed away a year ago, February 26, 2021.  Rebeca was a part of Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women since before the Center opened its doors in 2013.  

Rebeca was a tireless advocate for the Center, and assisted us in so many tangible and intangible ways. She was an integral part of our Advisory Board and an energetic force on our luncheon committee. Nothing seemed impossible to Rebeca.  If she didn't know how to do something, she probably knew someone who knew how to do it! She even recruited her father, Dr. Rene Ruiz, who passed away in August 2021, to help us translate our strategic planning surveys into Spanish.  

It is an understatement to say that we miss Rebeca.  We extend our continued prayers to Rebeca's husband, Luis, her mother Osaida, her family, and the staff of the Diocese of Paterson, where Rebeca served as Diocesan Architect.  

May God continue to bless everyone who endeavors to serve the families at Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women, a ministry that was so dear to Rebeca's heart!

Rebeca Ruiz-Ulloa

Rebeca Ruiz-Ulloa

Rebeca at our 2019 author luncheon, with Divina Ramos and 
Christina Baker Kline (center)

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Save the Date!


After several Covid-related postponements, we have finally set the date for our second author luncheon,  "An Afternoon with Adriana Trigiani." We are excited to ask you to mark your calendars for May 10, 2022 for what promises to be a lively afternoon.  Stay tuned for further information. All prayers are welcome!