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St Mary's Active Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St. Mary’s Active Senior Ministry (for seniors 55 and over - no town limitations). We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Carnevale Center. By scheduling speakers, activities and day trips, we aim to provide something of interest for our members.
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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
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Circle of Friendship Ministry
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
A support group for separated or divorced persons. Informal, friendly, confidential meetings let us share emotions, problems and joys as we journey together - non-denominational - all faiths welcome. Please consider coming to a meeting - we meet the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month in St. Mary’s Conference Room, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
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Emmaus Men’s Fellowship
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Men of the parish are invited to join the EMMAUS Catholic Men’s Fellowship, an informal group which focuses on everyday issues of living from a Christian perspective. There is no fee - just bring your Bible. We meet in the library at the Youth Ministry Office from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kenweinheimer@gmail.com or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St Mary's Seniors of Pompton Lakes Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 11AM in the Carnevale Center.
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Second Saturday Blessings
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Second Saturday Blessings in Carnevale Center, rooms 101/102 and Assisi Room
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St Mary's Active Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St. Mary’s Active Senior Ministry (for seniors 55 and over - no town limitations). We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Carnevale Center. By scheduling speakers, activities and day trips, we aim to provide something of interest for our members.
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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Women of Prayer & Spirit
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
We gather the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in our Prayer Room for an evening of sharing, prayer, and reflection. Periodically, we intersperse one of these experiences for the evening's usual Lectio Divina, Reflection in our Meditation Garden, Ignatian Imaginitive Prayer, Prayer Bell & Prayer Prayer Bowl, Centering Prayer or Contemplation of Scripture. We also keep an ongoing prayer intention journal. For more information, contact Beverly Dellart, Certified Spiritual Director, at 973-835-0374, ext 709.
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Circle of Friendship Ministry
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
A support group for separated or divorced persons. Informal, friendly, confidential meetings let us share emotions, problems and joys as we journey together - non-denominational - all faiths welcome. Please consider coming to a meeting - we meet the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month in St. Mary’s Conference Room, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
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Emmaus Men’s Fellowship
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Men of the parish are invited to join the EMMAUS Catholic Men’s Fellowship, an informal group which focuses on everyday issues of living from a Christian perspective. There is no fee - just bring your Bible. We meet in the library at the Youth Ministry Office from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kenweinheimer@gmail.com or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St Mary's Seniors of Pompton Lakes Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 11AM in the Carnevale Center.
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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
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  St. Mary's Parish in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey within the diocese of Paterson
is a unique Christian Community
rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions.
Here religious and laity strive to be equal partners in ministry. We seek to live and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We welcome, celebrate and nourish
one another through
outreach, evangelization and
joy-filled worship. 

 


CELEBRATIONS OF SAINT FRANCIS 2014
A Festival of Franciscan Activities


Friday, October 3: 7 PM The Transitus
Homily: Fr. Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM Church
This ritual, known as the Transitus, is a way of celebrating our Franciscan identity by rooting ourselves in Scripture and the heritage of the early stories surrounding the death of St. Francis.

Saturday, October 4: 1:30 PM Blessing of Animals
Courtyard

Saturday & Sunday, October 4-5: All Masses Celebrations in honor of St. Francis
Homily: Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM Church

Sunday, October 5: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Care for Creation Fair
Catherine Spina Hall

Wednesday, October 8: 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM “The Francis Effect”
Room 101 in the Carnevale Center
A unique look at how Pope Francis has quickly changed the face of Catholicism at a moment when no one really expected it. (A one-hour DVD presentation)

Monday, October 13: 7:00 PM The Real Francis
Presenters: Fr. Richard and Fr. Frank Conference Room
St. Francis is the subject of art, literature, and film. A review of the sources that describe him.

Monday, October 20: 7:00 PM “What do Muslims believe?”
Presenter: Steve Kass Conference Room
It has been said that after St. Francis’ visit with the Sultan, Malik Al-Kamil, he came away a better Christian and the Sultan came away a better Muslim.

Wednesday, October 22: 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM “The Reluctant Saint”
Room 101 in the Carnevale Center
A film narrated by Live Schreiber with Robert Leonard as the voice of St. Francis by best-selling author Donald Spoto.

 


Care for Creation Fair
What can One Person do? Come find out!
When: Sunday, Oct. 5
10 am - 1:30 pm
Where: St. Mary’s Church Hall
17 Pompton Ave Pompton Lakes

Free LED lightbulbs !

“Pitch the Plastic” and win a
stainless steel water bottle!

Poster contest, games and
more!

Win an iPad mini!

How to do a Home Energy Audit

What is your House Water Footprint?
Solar power display

Composting Demo

Free Fair Trade Coffee and Donuts served

 



Poster Contest for Students
TOPIC: Care 4 Creation: what can YOU do?
WHO: grades 4 thru 8 (1 entry per student)
Level I -- grades 4 & 5
Level II -- grades 6,7,8
PRIZES: Gift certificates
1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each level
DUE DATE: Hand in to the rectory office
NO LATER THAN FRI. OCT. 3RD.

Posters will be displayed & winners voted on
by all who attend the
CARE FOR CREATION FAIR
Sun. Oct. 5 10 am - 1:30 pm
St. Mary’s Church Lower Hall
Winners announced afterwards

GUIDELINES:
1. Select an aspect of the environment (earth, air, water, animals, plants, etc.
2. Show a problem which has polluted or is destroying it.
3. Suggest how one can solve that problem, or an alternative way to live
without continuing it. This can be a simple thing that one person can do at
home or something that a larger group can do.
4. Display this on a normal size (22 in. x 28 in.) sheet of oak tag.
5. ON BACK of poster include your information:
! NAME, AGE, GRADE, HOME ADDRESS & PHONE #
6. Hand in to St. Mary’s Rectory front office no later than Friday, Oct. 3rd.
JUDGING CRITERIA:
1. Does the poster clearly express the theme, including Guidelines 1,2,& 3?
2. Is it neat and visually pleasing?
3. Does it show artistic merit and creativity?
4. Does it show evidence of research?

COME TO THE FAIR WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS, HAVE FUN--AND VOTE!

 

 

 

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group— Lost Angels offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of children, grandchildren or siblings as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
Our next gathering will take place on Thursday, October 2, at 7:30 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass
Couples, were you married in 1964 or 1989? You are warmly invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Paterson. Bishop Serratelli will be the main celebrant at Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pompton Plains on Sunday, November 16, at 4:00 PM. Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Office. Application forms are available through Friday, October 31. Information will be sent from the Office of Family Life once your application has been processed. Congratulations on this joyous occasion.

Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass
Couples, were you married in 1964 or 1989? You are warmly invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Paterson. Bishop Serratelli will be the main celebrant at Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pompton Plains on Sunday, November 16, at 4:00 PM. Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Office. Application forms are available through Friday, October 31. Information will be sent from the Office of Family Life once your application has been processed. Congratulations on this joyous occasion.

MISA DE ANIVERSARIO
DE BODAS DE PLATA Y ORO

Parejas, ¿Contrajeron matrimonio en 1964 o 1989? Están
cordialmente invitados a celebrar su 25 ó 50 Aniversario
de Bodas con la Iglesia de Paterson. El Obispo Serratelli
será el celebrante principal de la misa en la Iglesia de
Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, en Pompton Plains el
Domingo, 16 de Noviembre a las 4:00 PM.
Los preparativos pueden realizarse llamando a la oficina
parroquial. Los formularios de aplicación estarán
disponibles hasta el Viernes, 31 de Octubre. La Oficina
de Vida Familiar le enviará información una vez que su
aplicación haya sido procesada. Muchas felicidades en este maravilloso acontecimiento.
 
Catholicism 101 Videos
A series of videos on Catholicism is part of the RCIA experience; these evenings will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The videos will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM on the following Wednesdays.

Catholicism 101 Videos
A series of videos on Catholicism is part of the RCIA experience; these evenings will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The videos will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM on the following Wednesdays.


September 17— “Amazed and Afraid - The Revelation of God become Man
October 1— “The Sayings of Jesus”
October 15— “Peter and Paul”
October 29— “The Mystical Union of Christ & Church”
November 12— “World without End - The Last Things”
December 3— “Mary, Mother of God”
All are invited to attend these informative videos.
 
Making Music Praying Twice
Making Music Praying Twice
Making Music Praying Twice
This program is a fun, unique music and movement class
for children ages 0-5 and a caregiver that combines music
education with faith. The program is designed for the
Catholic child and explores Liturgical and natural seasons
in an age appropriate way.
Classes will be meeting on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm
and on Wednesday Mornings at 9:30 am. The registration
form for the new Making Music Praying Twice class is
now on the St. Mary's Website. Classes will be meeting
on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm and on Wednesday
Mornings at 9:30 am. Starting the week of September
28th .

If you, or anyone you know is interested please  click HERE for registration.   

 

We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Limey
cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org
Attention High School Juniors and Seniors!
College Information Session
College Information Session

Attention High School Juniors and Seniors!
Continue the Franciscan Tradition at 
St. Bonaventure University or Siena College.

Join us for a college information session led by St. Bonaventure University and Siena College admission’s counselors, Sunday, October 5, 6PM, in the Church Hall.
Questions, contact Drew

Food Pantry Food Drive
Food Drive
Food Drive

St. Mary’s “Targeted Food Drive” is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month; the box truck, manned by the Boy Scouts, will be in the parking lot for your donations

 Sunday, October 12—Stuffing Mix, Canned Sweet Potatoes & Yams, Canned Vegetables [such as Corn and Peas], Dried Beans, Chicken & Turkey Gravies, Cakes/Pie Mixes and Frostings

We appreciate your generous contributions of food, supermarket gift cards and checks for the Food Pantry; as always, we thank you all - you are truly a blessing to this ministry! 

Outreach Ministry Winter Coat
Coat Drive
Coat Drive The Outreach Ministry will conduct its sixth annual coat drive Sunday, October 19, from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
in the parking lot at the rear of the church.

Please bring your clean, gently used winter coats; members of the Outreach Ministry will be there to collect them.

Free distribution of coats will take place on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and Sunday October 26, from 9:30 AM to noon, in the St. Mary’s school gymnasium. Entrance to the gymnasium is off the courtyard in the rear of the school.

Coats are needed for men, women and particularly children. Please help make this project a big success.
RCIA Inquiry
R.C.I.A
R.C.I.A
RCIA INQUIRY 

Are you searching for a church community to call your own?
Do you know any adults who might be interested in joining our Franciscan community?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA] is the process by which adults are formally received into the Roman Catholic Church.
RCIA is a journey of faith where adults are introduced to the church and is the process by which adults who were never baptised, or were baptized in another Christian tradition or those who were baptized as Catholics and never received Confirmation or Eucharist, complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

RCIA Inquiry sessions are ongoing; for more information, please contact Steve Kass at 973.879.3102 or stephenbkass@gmail.com

Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information
Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information
Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information The staff of St. Mary's would like to extend thanks for your time and dedication in your ministry to the youth of our parish. Our youth are blessed in many ways by your presence in their lives.

All adults 18 years of age or older who work with children or youth are required by the Diocese of Paterson to meet the requirements of the program set forth by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops called Protecting God's Children.

Please click HERE to become informed of the three steps required by the Paterson Diocese.


Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

With the arrival of autumn, I'd like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish's electronic eGiving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy this back-to-school season, but Faith Direct's eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week - no more envelopes to find and checks to write before you go to Mass.

Enroll today!   www.faithdirect.net and use our parish code NJ23.  

Thank you in advance for your support and for using Faith Direct!

 How to easily enroll in Faith Direct

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

There is indeed a future, and your hope will never be cut off.
Psalm 23:18

Stephen Ministers: the After People

They are there: . . . after the phone call you hoped you’d never get . . . after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life . . . after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions crash in on you . . . after the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.” . . . after the nursing home director says, “Welcome to your new home.” . . . after the last child waves, drives away—and the house suddenly seems empty . . . after the gavel does down, handcuffs go on, and your loved one is led away . . . after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible . . .after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck . . . after everyone has heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out. ALWAYS CONFIDENTIAL!

BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

Catholic Charities Car Donation
Catholic Charities Car Donation
Catholic Charities Car Donation

Click on this link http://www.catholicharities-cardonations.org/ to donate your car to Catholic Charities or call 1-855-670-GIVE(4483)

2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal
2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal
2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal
Many members of our parish have received or will soon receive, a letter from Bishop Serratelli asking you to support the 2014 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. This year’s theme is Be An Ambassador for Christ. One way to fulfill that call is to support the many ministries and services that receive financial support from the Appeal.
Reflect on the gifts that God is constantly giving to each of us and on our gratitude for these gifts, then please give to the Appeal as generously as your means allow.
[When our parish reaches its goal in cash received, 50% of the additional funds received will be returned to us for use in our parish.]
Thank you for your support.
CRS Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA Displaced Iraqi families could not be more gracious, friendly and kind. To learn more, visit www.crs.org/you-did-it-for-me/
17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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