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Father Andy's Page

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Welcome to the Church of the Little Flower!

One of our values as a parish, based on the Gospel, is to be people of hospitality.

Minimally, we would like to get to know you, to know your name. 
Maximally, we would like to know you and your story. 
Here on these pages, hopefully you will get to know us. 
We hope that your experience of us is not only through these digital pages. 


Join us at our Sunday Masses. Be an active part of the people of faith here at Little Flower. 


We have a lot to offer you. 
We hope that you can share your gifts with our parish community and the people we serve both in and out of the parish.

A little about me....

Growing up in the Vailsburg section of Newark, my home parish of the Sacred Heart was a huge part of my growing up years.

I am the first of five children of Andrew and Joan Prachar. I was ordained a priest on November 17, 1990. I am blessed to have been called to be the pastor of the Church of the Little Flower since July 1, 2008.  One of my favorite expressions and values is: "It's all about relationship."


When I'm not in the parish, I enjoy the Jersey shore, eating or making good food, traveling, working out and spending time with family and friends.

Father Andy Prachar


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Tweet Thoughts

The figure of crucified Christ is carried from the Armenian cathedral in Lviv - to keep it safe from bombardment. Christ the suffering servant, in the bunker - among his suffering people. here. Pope Francis' June 19th tweet about the war in Ukraine here.


Fr Andy's Homily - Welcoming

Watch it here.

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I don’t think we should be banning anyone from the Eucharist.

Read it here.


The mental health crisis facing adolescents — and the role of digital technology.

Read it here.

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Angry at the Church?

Mass may be the only place to heal - here.

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America - The Jesuit Review

Interview: Mark Wahlberg has been wanting to make a movie like ‘Father Stu’ for years here.


Denzel Washington’s powerful words after the Will Smith slap

Take away on the Oscar drama  here.

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Do you remember this moment?

Two years ago, Pope Francis gave an Urbi et Orbi blessing for an end to the pandemic. These images will remain in history. Relive the blessing here.

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What does Our Lady of Fatima have to do with Russia and Ukraine?


Nun Reshaping the Role of Women in the Vatican

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Christian artwork

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Novena to St. Peregrine - Patron Saint of cancer patients

Find the novena here.

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Surrender Novena

Why pray along with Fr Andy here


Saying Grace - The Importance of the Words we say before Meals

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7 Things God Does for Us When We Cast Our Cares on Him

Click here to read the article.


Three reasons everyone should try anonymous confession

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Fr Andy's Video Archive

Click here for Fr Andy's video links.

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