||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
The Feast of Christ the King
A Call to Liturgical Ministry
Each Sunday, we assemble in the name of Jesus, to worship through the power of the Spirit. At this assembly, each of us hears and responds to the Word of God and the celebration of Eucharist in words, songs, gestures and prayerful silence. We are then challenged to go forth to share the richness of this celebration with others. Our is the central and most important ministry - the work of the celebrating assembly.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD
Lectors who proclaim the Sacred Scripture
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Eucharistic Minsters who assist in distribution of Communion
(also Homebound, Nursing Home and Hospital Ministers)
MINISTERS OF MUSIC
Songleaders, musicians, choristers, children’s choir, instrumentalists
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY
Greeters and ushers who welcome people and take up the offering.
MINISTERS OF THE ALTAR
Servers and funeral servers who assist the priest on the altar.
MINISTERS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Decorators who create the seasonal environment and workers who keep our church clean.
“By this sign may you receive Christ’s love and always follow Him.”
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 6:00 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 6:00 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 9 AM en la Iglesia Principal.
Después de la Misa habrá una fiesta en el Centro Carnevale.
Todos están invitados!
“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)