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Band Concert 9:30 am Carnevale Center

Band
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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Grade 8 Retreat

Retreat
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Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
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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Graduates' Mass 10:30 am

Graduates' Mass
Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
Confirmation Orientation
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
An introduction to the Confirmation program for parents and current 8th graders who will be entering high school in the Fall of 2017. This will be held in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center.
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Grade 8 Trip

Grade 8 Trip
Confirmation Registration
06:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2017-2018 Registration for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Confirmation opens at 6AM. See the Confirmation webpage http://www.stmarys-pompton.org/Ministry/Youth%20Ministry-92-Confirmation/ for more information
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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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
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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No Liturgy

No Liturgy
Grade 8 Dinner Dance 6:00-10:00 pm

Grade 8 Dinner Dance
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
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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Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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Grade 8 Graduation 7:00 pm in Church

Graduation
Open Mic Night
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fun starts @ 7 PM sign up at the door of the Carnevale Center live music coffee community Contact: Dorothy Limey
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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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LEAD Graduation Grade 5 1:00pm Carnevale Center

LEAD
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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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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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No Liturgy

No Liturgy
Little Friars Celebration 9:00 am Church Hall

Little Friars
Pre-K Celebration 11:00 a.m. Carnevale Center

Pre-K
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
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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Kindergarten Celebration 9:00 am Carnevale Center

K celebration
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.
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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Kindergarten Orientation 10:00 am Conference Room

Orientation
Open Mic Night
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fun starts @ 7 PM sign up at the door of the Carnevale Center live music coffee community Contact: Dorothy Limey
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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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12:30 dismissal

12:30 dismissal
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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Liturgy 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy
Last Day dismissal 12:30 pm

Last day
Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
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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Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
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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Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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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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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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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Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
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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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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Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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
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
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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Recent Frances Medal Recipients

The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province were pleased to award the Francis Medal to St. Mary's School teachers Linda Monastro and Catherine Feld, for their "uncommon contribution to the advancement of the values and ideals of St. Francis of Assisi. Their generosity and sacrifice have enriched our human family and given concrete expression to the spirit of St. Francis.” The medal was awarded on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM during our last school Mass of the academic year. Both, Mrs. Monastro and Mrs. Feld, have served at Saint Mary's for more than 25 years. The Francis Medal is the highest honor given by the Franciscans.

 


Soup Kitchen Ministry  

Members of the St. Mary's Soup Kitchen Ministry served lunch to 220 guests at the Jersey City soup kitchen on June 17. Twenty to twenty five volunteers are needed each month. The experience is priceless. Volunteers are also needed to cook food, to call volunteers, to distribute pans after masses, and to receive precooked meals.  

 

   

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Summer English Language Learner (ELL) Program Summer English Language Learner (ELL) Program
Summer English Language Learner (ELL) Program Programa de Verano de Aprendizaje del inglés (ELL). Un curso de verano comenzará el lunes, 16 de junio. Las clases se desarrollarán hasta el 2 de agosto y se celebrarán en el centro de Carnevale los lunes y miércoles (excepto la semana del carnaval). Este programa se dedicará a nivel uno (muy poco inglés) y nivel dos (algún comando de inglés). Inscripciones serán el 19 junio.

Summer English Language Learner (ELL) Program Summer English Language Learner (ELL) Program
Summer English Language Learner (ELL) Program Programa de Verano de Aprendizaje del inglés (ELL). Un curso de verano comenzará el lunes, 16 de junio. Las clases se desarrollarán hasta el 2 de agosto y se celebrarán en el centro de Carnevale los lunes y miércoles (excepto la semana del carnaval). Este programa se dedicará a nivel uno (muy poco inglés) y nivel dos (algún comando de inglés). Inscripciones serán el 19 junio.


 

 
Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit
Summer’s Journey 2017 Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit Our Prayer Circle & Reflections Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious!

Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit
Summer’s Journey 2017 Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit Our Prayer Circle & Reflections Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious!

Tuesday, July 18 Blessed!
Tuesday, August 15 Beautiful!
Tuesday, September 19 Bodacious!
All gatherings at 7:30 PM in the Prayer Room

We will stroll through the summer breezes
together by reflecting with selections from
the writings of Pat Gohn as she shares with us this
message…you have dignity, you are gifted, and you
have a mission!
Registration required. Readings will be provided.

Please feel free to bring a friend…a prayer circle can never grow too big!
Questions? To register: Call Beverly Delleart at 973-835-0374, ext. 709
Let us live as Women filled with Prayer & Spirit!
 
Video from Pope Francis
Pope Francis Intention for June 2017
Pope Francis Intention for June 2017

Pope Francis Intention for  June 2017

 

2017 Carnival
Carnival July 10-15, 2017
Carnival July 10-15, 2017
St Mary's Carnival

Summer 2017
July 10-15
7-11PM

It won't be long before the carnival “comes to town”! 
St Mary's will be the place for
FUN and FOOD and FAMILY
 entertainment. 
More than any other parish event,
the Carnival requires 
scores of volunteers generously
 donating their time and labor. 
Whether you have worked at the carnival for years,
or you are new to the ministry 
please consider joining us to help out, 
have fun and meet new friends.

Click here to find out what you can do!   

Driver needed for Food Pantry
Driver needed for Food Pantry
Driver needed for Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is currently looking for a second driver to drive the box truck to pick up food once a month.  The hours would be on Friday from approximately 7:30AM - 1PM.    

 

If you can help out please contact the food pantry at 973-831-4442 or

 

Annual Fund
Annual Fund
Annual Fund

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary’s,

May the Lord give you peace!
We are now in the midst of the Easter Season and are
reminded how blessed we are at St. Mary’s. Every blessing we have is a direct result of our faith, our community and our life as Disciples of Christ.
I am happy to kick off the St. Mary’s Annual Fund Drive which is vital to the operation of our parish. It helps us accomplish so many things we might not otherwise be able to do. Our goal this year is $250,000 and I am asking you to please make a gift. If you made a gift last year, please consider increasing it by 10%. If you’ve never made a gift to the Annual Fund, I ask that you make a gift of $25 this year. Giving details are on the back panel of this brochure. Your generosity to the Annual Fund is truly appreciated!
Our faith, our community and our life as disciples compels us to care for one another. True giving comes from a place of deep gratitude. When we acknowledge that our faith sustains us, we are really saying we are grateful to God. When our life in community challenges us to be better
people and give more for the common good, we are really
saying we are grateful to our sisters and brothers in our community. When, as Disciples of Christ, we preach the Good News so that everyone we meet can see the power of Christ in our lives, we know we are grateful to God for all he has done for us in Jesus Christ. When we give so others may have an experience of faith, community and
discipleship, we are doing the work of the Gospel. Your gift to the Annual Fund is not only a sign of your gratitude, it is an important way of ensuring that the good work of
St. Mary’s continues for years to come.
Please take some time to pray about your gift to St. Mary’s and realize it is more than a gift—it is a commitment to the ongoing life of our parish. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,



Fr. Frank Sevola, OFM
Pastor


 


Music Together
6-Week Summer Session
6-Week Summer Session
A music class for our youngest parishioners (0-5 years - with a caregiver); faith-inclusive, exploring music in an interactive and age-appropriate way. [Rhythm instruments, shakers, scarves will be used while singing, dancing and praying together].

The Summer Session will run for 6 weeks
Starting July 11th 
Tuesday 9:30 – 10:15
Each class is 45 minutes. 
Limited to 12 children per class. 
Visit www.stmarys-pompton.org to register. 
If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Limey
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct


As you are probably aware, church attendance during
the summer months tends to drop off as vacations and
weekend sporting events often conflict. On the other hand,
the services we provide within the parish and for the larger
community continue year round, as do their associated
expenses. Thus, your consistent financial support of our
parish is vital to achieving our stewardship mission.
The easiest way to be sure that your gift of treasure reaches
us, even when you can’t be here, is through enrollment in our
electronic offertory program: Faith Direct. If you have not
yet enrolled, please consider doing so this month.


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

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.


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

Click on this link
HERE
to donate your car to
Catholic Charities or call 1-855-670-GIVE(4483)

17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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