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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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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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St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
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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  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



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.

 

 

                   “The place that God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~Frederick Buechner (reflecting on the meaning of VOCATION)                        

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Young Adult Ministry
The Young Adult Ministry is starting this fall. Are you between the ages of 21-39? Looking for a group of peers to share your faith with?

Young Adult Ministry
The Young Adult Ministry is starting this fall. Are you between the ages of 21-39? 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!

Then join us in the Carnevale Center
every other Tuesday from 7 - 8 PM in room 205.
October 7 & 21
November 4 & 18
December 2, 16 & 30
For more information contact:
Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841
or email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
 
St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser! St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser!
COME SEE One of the most beloved musicals of all time - The Wizard of OZ

St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser! St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser!
COME SEE One of the most beloved musicals of all time - The Wizard of OZ

Saturday, November 15, 2 PM at the Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes.
You’ll be raising funds for St. Mary’s Outreach Program which serves the Food Pantry and the needy in our community.

Tickets:  $26.75 - Adults, $24.75 - Seniors - $21.50 - Children

" A donation of canned or packaged food items for the St. Mary's Food Pantry will will be collected at the Entrance to the Theatre and be most appreciated!


For tickets call 973.248.9491; http://smilingrhinotheatre.com/home.html
 
Pathways Counseling Center Pathways Counseling Center
Lighted Path and Recently Widowed Workshop

Pathways Counseling Center Pathways Counseling Center
Lighted Path and Recently Widowed Workshop

Recently Widowed Workshop
If you, or someone you know, recently lost his or her spouse, we
welcome you to register for our six-week workshop beginning on
Wednesday, October 22 , from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. The workshop
will run on consecutive Wednesdays thereafter, for a total of six
weeks. Peg Gill, LPC, staff counselor at Pathways Counseling
Center, Inc. has been offering this workshop for several years to
meet this special need in our community. There is no charge for
this workshop.

The Lighted Path
This group will begin on Tuesday, October 21, from 7:30 to 9:00
PM and will run on consecutive Tuesdays thereafter, for a total of
six weeks. It is being facilitated by a staff counselor of Pathways
Counseling Center, Inc. Participants should plan to attend all six
sessions. There is no fee for this group.


 Questions or to register, please call 
973-835-6337.
 
K of C Events K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

K of C Events K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, the K of C will be outside after all masses, handing out Roses for Life; please be as generous as your means allow.

Sunday, October 26, from 7 to 12, the K of C will hold a Halloween Family Breakfast. Adults $7 - Children $5 - All you can eat! - Costumes welcome!
 
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.
 
Confirmation Phase 1 Retreat Information
Amazing things are happening!
Amazing things are happening!

Retreat season is here!  For information regarding the Confirmation Phase 1 Journey Retreat check out this page!

 

Check out pictures from the latest retreat on our facebook page

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 Invitation
RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
We invite everyone who has gone through the RCIA
process to the 5 PM mass on Saturday, November 8.
After mass we will gather downstairs in Catherine Spina
Hall for wine and cheese; the present RCIA group and
team will be part of the gathering.
Please join us for this mini reunion.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

 

St. Teresa of Avila, a Doctor of the Church, offered the above insight in one of her many writings. She can be seen as a slayer of dragons—the dragons of fear, emptiness, loneliness, separation, divorce, illness, confinement, financial struggles, broken relationships, bereavement and any other oppression we may encounter—because her life’s attitude reflected Paul’s teaching, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” If you are fighting a dragon, have the courage, rely on Christ who strengthens you, and call for a Stephen Minister who will walk with you in confidentiality as you confront the dragon and find peace. Feast of St. Teresa, October, 15.

BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

Thanksgiving Dinner
40th Annual Thanksgiving
40th Annual Thanksgiving

40th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

for Nursing Home
and Group Home Residents
Saturday, November 22,
12:30 PM, Downey Hall

For the day to be enjoyable for our guests, we are asking for your help with the following:

Transportation—Will begin at 11:45 AM for residents who do not have rides from their homes and return them at 3:00 PM. We especially need VANS and SUVS.

Pies—We are asking for 20 pies - either apple or pumpkin. Many of our guests are on restricted diets, so IN ADDITION, WE ESPECIALLY NEED DIETETIC PIES.

Monetary Donations—To help cover the costs of food, beverages and linens, your monetary donations are always most welcome.

Please contact Jacqueline Rose, Outreach Director at 973.835-0374, ext. 193 or email jrose@stmarys-pompton.org
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
On Sunday December 7th we will join our Latino sisters and brothers in celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 There will be a bilingual procession departing from St. Anthony’s in Butler at 6:30 AM and arriving at Saint Mary’s at 8:30AM. This will be followed by a bilingual Mass with a Mariachi band at 9 AM in the church and a festive celebration in the Carnevale Center. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas. This celebration is a wonderful way to honor the Blessed Mother and to join with our Latino brothers and sisters in celebrating our unity as Americans—North, South and Central! Please join us!

 

La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Santa María será el domingo 7 de diciembre.

 Habrá una procesión bilingüe que saldrá de la Iglesia de San Antonio a las 6:30 AM, cruzando Butler, Bloomingdale, y Riverdale, para llegar a Santa María en Pompton Lakes a las 8:30 AM. La Misa bilingüe, con Mariachis, será a las 9AM en la Iglesia Principal. Después de la Misa habrá una fiesta en el Centro Carnevale. Todos están invitados!

 

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.


Church Offerings
Church Offerings
Church Offerings
Offering cards for Altar Flowers are available
at the Parish Office. These make wonderful
remembrance gifts; the suggested donation is $50.

Offering cards for the Bread and Wine for the Liturgy of the Eucharist are available at the Parish Office. These make wonderful remembrance gifts; the suggested donation is $35.
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

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/
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