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Mom's Group
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our goal is to provide opportunities to connect with each other and offer support to all moms of the parish through fun activities/ events (both with and without kids). Meets from 9-11AM in the Carnevale Center, rooms 101/102
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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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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.
FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
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8TH gr MS RE
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
8th grade religious education program in Carnevale Center on Lenox Avenue.
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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8TH gr MS RE
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
8th grade religious education program in Carnevale Center on Lenox Avenue.
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
Advocates for Justice
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Social Justice Ministry meets in Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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8TH gr MS RE
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
8th grade religious education program in Carnevale Center on Lenox Avenue.
Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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. Gatherings take place on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
Lost Angels Bereavement Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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. Gatherings take place on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
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 Van Vooren, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
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8TH gr MS RE
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
8th grade religious education program in Carnevale Center on Lenox Avenue.
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Blood Pressure Screening

Free Blood Pressure Screening Offered by St. Mary’s Health & Wellness Ministry 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon in the Carnevale Center. Please come in to take advantage of this program.
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FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
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Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 11AM - 1PM Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
Lost Angels Bereavement Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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, January 22,, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
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Mom's Group
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our goal is to provide opportunities to connect with each other and offer support to all moms of the parish through fun activities/ events (both with and without kids). Meets from 9-11AM in the Carnevale Center, rooms 101/102
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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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Fr. English Center
08:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Middle Schools volunteer at the Fr. English Center in Paterson. Meet in at back pavers at 8:45AM.
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.
FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
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Fr. English Center
08:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Middle Schools volunteer at the Fr. English Center in Paterson. Meet in at back pavers at 8:45AM.
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.
Franciscan Response
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Franciscan response group on fracking and climate change. meetings held third Tuesday of the month in Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204 at 7:30.
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Fr. English Center
08:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Middle Schools volunteer at the Fr. English Center in Paterson. Meet in at back pavers at 8:45AM.
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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Fr. English Center
08:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Middle Schools volunteer at the Fr. English Center in Paterson. Meet in at back pavers at 8:45AM.
Just Faith 202
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Just Faith group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7PM in the Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204.
Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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. Gatherings take place on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
Lost Angels Bereavement Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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. Gatherings take place on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
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 Van Vooren, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
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Married Couples' Spiritual Enrichment Group
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Meet in the Carnevale Center Rooms 101/102 and Assisi Room
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FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
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Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 11AM - 1PM Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
Lost Angels Bereavement Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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, January 22,, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
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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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Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Thank you everyone
that came and supported
or volunteered 
at the Carnival!
 

Click Here

to see pictures
from the week! 




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NEWS & UPDATES
Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days
St. Mary’s Parish Presents... Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 (or 11) Days * Departure: November 26, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise OPTIONAL 3 Days 2-Night Magical Christmas Markets of Prague Post Tour Extension

Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days
St. Mary’s Parish Presents... Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 (or 11) Days * Departure: November 26, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise OPTIONAL 3 Days 2-Night Magical Christmas Markets of Prague Post Tour Extension

Highlights...

Vienna ● Vienna Opera House ● Hofburg Palace ● Wachau Valley ● Glühwein Party ● Passau ● Regensburg ● Nuremberg ● Christmas Markets ● Rothenburg ● Würzburg * Prague

1st Class and Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
19 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare from New York (NYC)
Sightseeing: See attached itinerary
All baggage handling (1 bag per person)Services of a professional Tour Manager
Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
All taxes and service charges


Included in Above Prices: Roundtrip Airfare, Cruise, Air Taxes, Hotel Transfers
For more information call
Betty Houston
Cardinal Tours
(973) 835-0177
cardinaltoursllc@hotmail.com

 
Conversations on our Faith Conversations on our Faith
You are invited to attend a new program Conversations on our Faith

Conversations on our Faith Conversations on our Faith
You are invited to attend a new program Conversations on our Faith

Beginning September after 10:30 Mass and Wednesday mornings

 Sunday 11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 
Come to one or come to all!

Five different sessions offered
See HERE
 
 
VISION VIDEOS: Movie of the Week VISION VIDEOS: Movie of the Week
Each week as part of our Parish Adult Faith opportunities a different movie with a Christian perspective will be described on the Parish Website. These DVDs are available at the Parish Office and can be borrowed for two nights. Call the Office to assure their availability. This week’s Offering:

VISION VIDEOS: Movie of the Week VISION VIDEOS: Movie of the Week
Each week as part of our Parish Adult Faith opportunities a different movie with a Christian perspective will be described on the Parish Website. These DVDs are available at the Parish Office and can be borrowed for two nights. Call the Office to assure their availability. This week’s Offering:

A Time for Miracles
in 1975 Elizabeth Bayley Seton was canonized as America’s first native-born Roman Catholic Saint. A Time for Miracles tells her inspiring story. Born in 1774 of a very distinguished family, Elizabeth seemed destined for a tranquil life. Married at 19, she became a widow and lost her family fortune. Converted to Catholicism at a time when Catholics were the object of persecution in the US. Her family, and even her own children were shocked by her decision. She became the founder of the Sisters of Charity and championed education for women of all faiths. Despite impossible odds, she became the surrogate mother to thousands. He congregation numbered 20 communities across the US.


Still Available:

 John XXIII
The Seventh Chamber
Entertaining Angels, The Dorothy Day Story.
Molokai, The Story of Father Damien
Romero
Reluctant Saint
The Miracle Worker
The Way
The Heart Has Its Reasons


 

 

 
Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Invite single men between the ages of 18 to 45, interested in learning more about Franciscan Life, to join our regional fraternities (Butler, Wood-Ridge, Paterson, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes) every two weeks for Evening Prayer and dinner, beginning on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 5PM at Saint Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.

Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Invite single men between the ages of 18 to 45, interested in learning more about Franciscan Life, to join our regional fraternities (Butler, Wood-Ridge, Paterson, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes) every two weeks for Evening Prayer and dinner, beginning on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 5PM at Saint Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.

For more information and reservation, please contact our local Vocational Director, Fr. Gonzalo Torres, OFM at Gonzaloofm@Hotmail.com or 973-835-0374 (ext 702)

“Holy Name Province is an evangelical and missionary fraternity called to minister in the Eastern United States and abroad. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, we are disciples of Christ who seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday experience of all people through Franciscan witness, popular preaching, teaching, and pastoral leadership. We foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with those whom we serve and by standing in solidarity with all people, especially the alienated, the immigrant, and the poor.”

Comunidad Franciscana de Discernimiento en el Norte Nueva Jersey

Los frailes franciscanos de la Provincia del Santo Nombre invitamos a hombres solteros entre las edades de 18 a 45 años, interesados en conocer más acerca de nuestra vida franciscana, a que nos acompañen a orar y cenar en alguna de nuestras fraternidades locales (Butler, Wood-Ridge, Paterson, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes), comenzando el jueves 19 de mayo 2016 en nuestro convento de San Antonio de Padua en Butler, NJ. Para más información y reservación, por favor comunicarse con nuestro Director Regional de Vocaciones el Padre Gonzalo Torres, OFM Gonzaloofm@Hotmail.com or 973-835-0374 (ext 702)

“La Provincia del Santo Nombre es una fraternidad evangélica y misionera llamada a servir en el Este de los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. Arraigados en la tradición católica y franciscana, somos discípulos de Cristo que buscamos llevar el Evangelio a la experiencia diaria de todas las personas a través del testimonio franciscano, la predicación popular, la enseñanza y el liderazgo pastoral. Impulsamos el discipulado cristiano colaborando con aquéllos a quienes servimos y solidarizándonos con todas las personas, especialmente las alienadas, los inmigrantes y los pobres.”
 
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
Saint Mary's Parish would like to create a LGBT Ministry. The goal for the ministry is for LGBT people of faith to explore their spirituality and share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. The ministry will actively provide and promote faith opportunities to build a community for those who have experienced spiritual disconnection.

LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
Saint Mary's Parish would like to create a LGBT Ministry. The goal for the ministry is for LGBT people of faith to explore their spirituality and share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. The ministry will actively provide and promote faith opportunities to build a community for those who have experienced spiritual disconnection.

The LGBT Ministry, at Saint Mary's is inspired to action by the charism of St. Francis of Assisi, to welcome, worship, and witness. By welcoming, celebrating and engaging, we are an example to our Catholic Community in fostering an inclusive environment. We fulfill our mission by sponsoring spiritual events, educational and social activities and outreach for members of our community.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, August 6, 7:00 PM in Room 001/002 at the Carnevale Center.
Please let us know if you plan to join us- via email: Roy Corson roycorson@msn.com
 
Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
Do you find yourself drawn during this “Year of Mercy”…… • Searching for a path to find more of God in your busy and complex everyday life? • Hungry to integrate your faith into your experiences, deepen your prayer, discover graces and find inner peace? • Looking for a new perspective on your life and a way to transform your “ordinary routine” into a “personal retreat”?

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
Do you find yourself drawn during this “Year of Mercy”…… • Searching for a path to find more of God in your busy and complex everyday life? • Hungry to integrate your faith into your experiences, deepen your prayer, discover graces and find inner peace? • Looking for a new perspective on your life and a way to transform your “ordinary routine” into a “personal retreat”?

Created in the 16
The Spiritual Exercises
Century By Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Catholic Retreat Experience in Ignatian (Jesuit) Spirituality
Nourishing Hearts For Over 500 Years!

Discovering the unconditional, inviting Love & Boundless
Mercy of God
 Reflecting on the Person & Life of Jesus Christ & His Mission
Connecting your experiences with the Passion & Death of Jesus to deepen your commitment to Him & live compassionately
 Experiencing the Joy of the Resurrection as the foundation of our lives
Life-giving, personal retreat adventure!
Compatible with all lifestyles, even busy, time-strapped schedules.
Flexible meeting times.

For information, call Beverly Delleart, Ignatian Spiritual Director at 973-835-0374, ext. 709 at Saint Mary’s.

“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!” –Saint Ignatius Loyola
(All for the glory of God!)
 
SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION
SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION
SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION

St. Mary’s Youth Ministry is holding a school supply collection to help benefit our Outreach program and would love for you to be a part of it!

We will be collecting the weekends of August 6/7 AND
August 13/14 OR you can drop off items
to the Youth Center no later than August 15th.


 Items needed are: folders, back packs, colored pencils, sharpeners, soft binders, composition notebooks, binders, 3 to 5 subject notebooks, rulers, scissors, pencils, notebooks, markers, erasers, pens, paper, pencil case, highlighters, index cards, post-its and USB drives.

NEW items only please!

Just bring your items to Mass and place in the baskets
distributed around the church.
Thank you so much for all your help and generosity!
2016 Annual Fund
Pray   Serve    Give
Pray   Serve    Give

Greetings from St. Mary's!
I hope you are enjoying a relaxing summer!

I am very grateful to all of you for your generosity to the 2016-2017 Annual Fund! So far we have raised $177,484.00 our goal is $350,000. If you've already made a gift, thanks!

Your giving underwrites Stephen Ministry care for those in our community undergoing life’s difficulties. Highly-trained Christian Caregivers are dedicated to providing emotional and spiritual support through confidential compassionate care. Two unique offerings are our Journey With Cancer and H.E.R.O.E.S. Military Care outreach. Newly launched is “Partners in Ministry.” Parishioners “partner” with Stephen Ministers to provide for needs such as cooking meals, rides to appointments, etc. Through Stephen Ministry, Saint Mary’s is not only able to provide excellent care, free of charge to the care receiver, but also presents an opportunity for parishioners to deepen their faith, learn through acquisition of new skills and knowledge, and serve God and others through this discipleship community.

Click here to read more about the St. Mary's Annual Fund
Click here to make your gift today!
Click here for Spanish translation 

Thanks for all you do for St. Mary's!
      

New Parish Office Hours
New Parish Office Hours
New Parish Office Hours Please note Our Parish Office Hours will change effective August 12, 2016.

Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday Office Closed
Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Please follow the procedure below if you are having an evening meeting or event any weekday or Saturday.

• Sign out appropriate key at the Parish Office before 4 PM.
• Return key to lock box located on either the front or back door of the Parish Office
• Please note that the friars are not available to open buildings if you forget to get a key!
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.


Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship
Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship
Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship
Fortify your discipleship journey each day
by praying
Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship


Blessed are You, Lord God of all creation,
In Your goodness You have created us,
In Your mercy You have redeemed us,
And in Your every loving Wisdom
You sustain us with your Spirit.
You have given us the gift of faith,
the gift of Saint Mary’s community,
and the gift of Your call to be Your disciples.
We beg You now for the gifts of:
Enlightenment
that through our PRAYER we may know Your holy and true command;
Discipleship
that we may SERVE the needs of the community and not simply our own; and,
Gratitude
that we may give of ourselves for the good of all.
May we discover what is ours to do and 
may we do good works each day for the sake of Your Kingdom. Amen.

Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

In this season of Advent, we are continuously preparing ourselves for the celebration of Christ's birth. Why not help our own parish prepare for the coming new year by signing up with Faith Direct?

By supporting St. Mary's Parish through Faith Direct, both you and our parish can more easily project your future contributions.


God Bless You,
Fr Frank 



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

Catholic Charities Car Donation
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