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Faith & Begorra

40 Broadway, Denville, NJ


Faith & Begorra Communion 2015 -

Is Now Closed. See you Jan. 2, 2016


Please NOTE Our 2016 Communion Event, WILL NOT Be Held at the Shop, but rather an Event Space to be Announced.  Check Back for Every DETAIL for the BIG Weekend. February 5-7th Big Game Weekend!


Our Communion Department will be as always in the shop.  Only the Communion Event Weekend will be at an Event Space to make it comfortable for everyone.



We are an Irish Catholic Shop located in the center of Denville, NJ. With over 23 years experience we realize how important this very special day in a childs' religious growth is.  We want the experience of shopping for a dress special for each and every child and are committed to making it so.  We feel we have a very nice selection of dresses for 2015 and reach many price points and styles.  We have a wonderful selection of dresses in plus sizes.  All of our instock hanging dresses are 20% off.   We do not accept appointments, however, if your child has a reason to shop in a more private, less busy experience, please call the shop and ask to speak to Susan or Robin.

    Grandson, Patrick Bruseo in one of our suits

 Robin & I are Grandmothers, together we have over 37 years of Communion Dress experience. Lola, Robin's Granddaughter will be receiving her First Communion this year. We want  shopping for a dress special for each and every child and are committed to making it so.  We do our best to fit your child so she will feel comfortable on her special day (although the final decision of dress size is  yours) . Always keep in mind little ones grow. 


        Granddaughters Lola & Abby are very willing models for us!


 Showcasing Designer Communion Dresses by Christie Helene

We have a very large collection of Christie Helene Dresses in Exclusive, Couture, Signature & Angel. We carry about 90% of their entire collection.


NEW Europeon Exclusive

Dresses by Special Day & Sarah Louise

Dresses Designed in Ireland & England

             Dress by Sarah Louise (note the adorable sleeves)               Special Day Dress With Beautiful Back Detail.                                                                                                                 

See Our Department Information  &

Shop Directions & Hours Below, Including

- Dress Designers

-Dress Styles

-Fit Guide

Please note we have a beautiful collection of over 600 dresses in the sho,  sizes 4 to 20 & Plus Size Dresses (very good selection). 

Patrick & Abby wearing 2015 Communion Attire



Welcome To Our Shoppe.

Our Communion Department


It is important to us to provide many price points for our families.

A few of our Couture Dresses.

 Our veils, bows, headbands, pantyhose & gloves.

Our handsome suits for boys in White & Navy.


Dress  & Suit Information

We do not sell our dresses online.  We have over 600 dresses in the shop from several designers including Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese, US Angels, Special Day, Sarah Louise, Lito, Sun Star, Tip Top, and Haddad.

Our sizes start at 4 and go to 20.  We pride ourselves on having a good selection of dresses in half sizes.  We have always been able to fit a young lady.  For young men, we have suits starting in size 6 in white and navy, going to 18.5.  We have husky and some slim sizes.  There are several white or navy ties to choose from along with armbands, shirts, tie clips, and lapel pins.


               We will even setup your daughter so you can photograph her both front and back at the same time.


Shop Our Communion Gift Department

We continue to renovated and enlarged our Communion Department.  We have a couple of new Communion gift companies and continue to sell Bliss Religious Jewelry in sterling silver.  We have Saint medals, rosary bracelets, rosary,  & pins for Baptism. We have very special Communion Jewelry by GPD Designs featuring blessings for Communion Day.

 We carry panty hose, gloves, sweaters, capes and shoes. Along with the attire we have all the gifts appropriate for this very special time in a child's religious growth.  We have traditional Communion sets, just like you had as a child, rosary, statues, jewelry, crucifixes and more.



     I have over 23 years experience with young children celebrating their First Communion.  The shop was started because I had trouble finding the right gifts for our own five children when they went through their sacraments.  Here I am over 23 years later with the finest and largest most complete Communion Department in the Tri-State Area.  We have sent our dresses to many foreign countries and families from over 15 different states have traveled for our selection.  We are a small shop with personalized service for each family.  Robin, Patricia, Kelsey, Kristin  & I look forward to your coming in with your little one as you journey through this very special time.  We want to guide you through having their special day remembered.

Dress Styles

     There are many styles of Communion Dresses to Fit all girls, below is just a snapshot of a few dress and veil styles. We have dress styles to suit any young lady.  It is very important that the young one feel comfortable on her day, and if shopping early there is room for growth.

Europeon Exclusive Dresses by Special Day

We are the ONLY Shop in the United States to carry these very special dresses.  They are different, special and sized in European Sizes.




     Abby is wearing a sleeveless dress with embroidered bodice.   As you can see we have fun with the girls, as Abby makes a funny face for me.  Her headpiece is a very easy to wear headband, perfect for the young girl who is used to wearing headbands everyday.

Dress- Christie Helene UF1262  

Headband- Anja's Dream 1925-HB-SBE as shown


Princess Style 


   Lola is wearing a Princess Style Dress by Christie Helene.  It is very poofy with a tight bodice.  This example is sleeveless and a scoop neck.  Her headpiece is a full sparklie crown and veil.


Dress- Christie Helene



Faith & Begorra  Limited  Couture Collection

by Christie Helene

    Faith & Begorra has a lovely selection of Communion Dresses made exclusively for them by Christie Helene.  There are a few different styles finished in beautiful fabrics and trims. Abby is wearing a floral/lace satin headpiece by Anja's Dream. These dress styles are not available at any other shop. They have been made just for us and are Couture at a good price. We encourage you to stop in and see our Exclusive Couture Collection. 


Dress- Faith & Begorra Exclusive Couture by Christie Helene 6250 (styles may vary in our Exclusive Couture)

Veil-Anja's Dream 1296-V-SBB (as Shown)


Jacket Dress


    Abby is wearing a dress and jacket by Lito. Most of our designers have jacket dresses or we offer jackets separately. Abby is wearing a tiara style headpiece by Anja's Dream.


Veil-Anja's Dream 19251V-SBB


Couture Collection by Christie Helene


      Christie Helene has a  collection of Couture Dresses. This year in addition to Christie Helene's Couture Dresses, we have many more styles in couture, over 70  couture in the shop.  Abby is wearing "Sienna Lee", and the back detail shows why these dresses are so special. Not every little girl likes to wear a headpiece, so we are showing Abby without any adornment in her hair. If you plan on a Couture Dress, and we do not have it at our shop, please know the dress should be ordered by February 1st.

Dress- Couture by Christie Helene "Riley"


Dresses by Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri



   Here is a simple style with very pretty box pleats and lace detail on the cap sleeves and bottom edge.  Abby is wearing a floral headpiece by Anja's Dream.  This dress would look very pretty with a little cross necklace.


Dress-Joan Calabrese by Mon Cheri 113361

Veil-Anja's Dream 1297V-SBB


Dresses For All Young Girls

    At Faith & Begorra we have many price points.  It is our policy to not quote dress prices over the phone. We invite you to come into our shop, peruse our selection and shop. Our dresses start at  $75.00 and goes up to Special Order Couture pricing.  Headpieces start about $20.00 for a bow and go up from there.  Abby is wearing a beautiful A-line dress with jacket by Sunstar.  

Dress-Sun Star 1138

Veil- Anja's Dream Mantilla 1472

Fitting  A Dress

     At Faith & Begorra, we do our best to fit your child for their big day.  You, the parent however, make the final decision on what size you want for your child.  Below are photos of Abby having a dress fit check.

     Abby is zipped and from there we check to see sleeve fit,  and front/back fit. Dress should be smooth and without gaps. Across the top edge you should not be able to see down into the dress. If a dress is sleeveless, we make sure you can not see into the side of the dress, and we make sure the sides are not too high and cut short under the arms.

      Here the dress is being checked for growth.  Most dresses are purchased way before the Communion, we want to make sure Abby has wiggle room and can sit comfortably in the dress. We have the girls sit, go up steps and twirl.  They will be very excited on Communion Day and we want them to have them choose a dress that fits them and will be fuss free.

     Abby is checked to make sure she has a smooth fit front and back and that the length of the dress is correct to keep any excited little one from tripping on her big day.  We suggest the children practice walking in their dress and always make sure to scuff the soles of their shoes.

     Once we make sure the dress has "spin" and everything is ok, we celebrate with a thumbs up.  Abby is my granddaughter, I am her Grammie Sue, and she was one very patient young lady as we photographed her.  I want every young girl to have a good experience at Faith & Begorra.  First Holy Communion is a very special time in a child's religious growth and we are here to help guide your child through the journey.


Shop Information  These hours are during Communion Season.

We are open 7 days.  Our hours are:

 Monday-Thursday, 9:30 - 5:30,
 Friday Evening until 8 PM. ( call to see if open)
 Saturday 10 - 5:30,

 Sunday, Noon - 4 PM ( closed on Sunday until mid October)

Directions to Shop...

We are located at 40 Broadway, Denville, NJ, right off Rt. 80.

We are located 30 miles due West of New York City.

From the East (New York)

Rt. 80 West to Exit 39, Denville.  After you exit Rt. 80 you will be on Rt. 46 East, make 2nd right hand turn (Rt. 53/Denville)At Stop Sign, make a right and go to second traffic light, make a hard right onto Broadway.  We are last store down on the left hand side, the corner of First Avenue and Broadway.

From East Using Rt. 46

Bear right off of Rt. 46 Westbound. by Sogo in Denville.  Follow Bloomfield Avenue along River straight into town.  We on on right hand side at the corner or First Avenue and Broadway. 


From The West ( Pa)

Rt. 80 East to Exit 38, Denville.  As you come off the exit ramp, get into left lane.  Go thru the first light by Burger King, at the second light, bear left thru light and follow flow of traffic into town.  At next light, go straight down Broadway.  We are last store down on the left side at the end of the first block

From RT 46 and Dover

Follow directions above "From the West, PA".

 From the North Via Rt. 287

Rt. 287 South to Rt. 80 West about 4 miles to Exit 39 Denville, follow directions above.

From the South Via Rt. 287

Take Rt.287 North to Rt. 80 West, follow directions above.

From Rt. 10. 

Take Rt. 10 East or West to Rt. 53 North.  Follow 4 miles into center of town, make hard right at clock tower.  We are last shop down on left hand side at the end of the first block.

Susan B. Banks, Owner, Est. 1992
973 . 625 . 0070 

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