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NO SCHOOL

No School
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.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Celebration of Lights, Grade 2 6:30 p.m.-church

Celebration of Lights Grade 2 6:30 p.m.church
Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
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
Confirmation Ceremony Rehearsal
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation ceremony rehearsal for candidates and their sponsors who will be attending the Confirmation ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016.
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No Liturgy

No Liturgy
Making Music Praying Twice
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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!
Hispanic Youth Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bilingual 13 - 18 year olds are welcome every Wednesday night. Meets in the Carnevale Center basement.
Hispanic CCD Confirmation
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Preparación para Confirmación es español- Carnevale Center- sótano
Advocates for Justice
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Social Justice Ministry meets in Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204
Shawl Ministry
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in the Carnevale Center rooms 101, 102 & Assisi
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Liturgy - 9:00 am-Ascension Thursday-Mission Fair-12:30 dismissal

Liturgy-9:00a.m.-Ascension Thursday-Mission Fair-12:30 dismissal
Hispanic RCIA -Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos- preparación para Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación de Adultos- salón 001 Centro Carnevale
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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NO SCHOOL

No School
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
Confirmation Ceremony
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
We welcome Bishop Marconi to celebrate the Rite of Confirmation in the Church. All candidates and sponsors need to arrive by 7:00PM.
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First Communion 11:00 a.m.-church

First Communion 11:00 a.m.-church
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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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.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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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Liturgy

Liturgy
Progress Reports distributed

Progress reports
Club Day

Clubs
Parent Workshop Carnevale Center 7:00 pm

Parent Workshop
Making Music Praying Twice
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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
Hispanic Youth Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bilingual 13 - 18 year olds are welcome every Wednesday night. Meets in the Carnevale Center basement.
Hispanic CCD Confirmation
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Preparación para Confirmación es español- Carnevale Center- sótano
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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May Crowning-1:30 church

May Crowning- 1:30 church
Hispanic RCIA -Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos- preparación para Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación de Adultos- salón 001 Centro Carnevale
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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Dance Grades 5-8 7:00-9:30 pm

Dance
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Field Day-Full Day

Field Day
Home & School Association Meeting 7:00 pm.

HSA
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.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
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
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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Liturgy

Liturgy
Making Music Praying Twice
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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!
Hispanic Youth Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bilingual 13 - 18 year olds are welcome every Wednesday night. Meets in the Carnevale Center basement.
Hispanic CCD Confirmation
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Preparación para Confirmación es español- Carnevale Center- sótano
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Hispanic RCIA -Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos- preparación para Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación de Adultos- salón 001 Centro Carnevale
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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Bake Sale Grade 1

Bake sale
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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Confirmation Orientation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Confirmation orientation for potential candidates and their parents/guardians. A potential candidate is any teen who will be entering their freshmen year of high school in September 2016.
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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.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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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Liturgy

Liturgy
Club Day

Clubs
Making Music Praying Twice
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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
Hispanic Youth Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bilingual 13 - 18 year olds are welcome every Wednesday night. Meets in the Carnevale Center basement.
Hispanic CCD Confirmation
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Preparación para Confirmación es español- Carnevale Center- sótano
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Spring Concert Carnevale Center 7:00 pm

Spring Concert
Hispanic RCIA -Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos- preparación para Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación de Adultos- salón 001 Centro Carnevale
Christmas on the Danube: 9 Days - Presentation Night- Church's Hall
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo 9 Days * November 26- December 4, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise with optional 2-Night Magical Christmas Markets of Prague Post Tour Extension INFORMATION NIGHT ON MAY 26TH AT 7PM IN THE CHURCH HALL
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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NO SCHOOL

No School
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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Memorial Day - No School

Memorial Day - No School
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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Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
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
Liturgy - 9:00 am-Ascension Thursday-Mission Fair-12:30 dismissal
Liturgy - 9:00 am-Ascension Thursday-Mission Fair-12:30 dismissal

Liturgy-9:00a.m.-Ascension Thursday-Mission Fair-12:30 dismissal
Hispanic RCIA -Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Hispanic RCIA -Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos- preparación para Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación de Adultos- salón 001 Centro Carnevale
Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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 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 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
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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NEWS & UPDATES
Join Us for a Global Protest to Break Free from Fossil Fuels Join Us for a Global Protest to Break Free from Fossil Fuels
St. Mary's Franciscan Response to Fracking co-sponsoring major global protest to stop the climate crisis on Saturday, May 14 in Albany, NY.

Join Us for a Global Protest to Break Free from Fossil Fuels Join Us for a Global Protest to Break Free from Fossil Fuels
St. Mary's Franciscan Response to Fracking co-sponsoring major global protest to stop the climate crisis on Saturday, May 14 in Albany, NY.

 Join us on a bus leaving from Wayne. Others leaving from Montclair and Teaneck. Go to link for details of event or contact: jschramm@stmarys-pompton.org

Link:

https://350nyc.org/
 
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:

 Molokai, The Story of Father Damien
To deal with the leper problem in the Hawaiian Islands in 1872, sufferers were relentlessly exiled to Molokai, a barren isle off the coast. There they lived in miserable surroundings, abandoned by the outside world. To alleviate their fate, Father Damien was the first priest to go to Molokai. His bishop’s last words were that “he must not touch anyone.” Little by little Damien earned the trust of the lepers and eventually, his appeals for nuns and supplies resonated throughout the world. Even when Damien himself got sick his energy did not abate, and he carried on his work for the well-being of his “fellow lepers.” The movie stars Peter O’Toole, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Neill, and David Wenham
 

Entertaining Angels, The Dorothy Day Story.

 Dorothy Day is no saint. She lives hard, makes mistakes, endures the consequences. But the unquenchable fire burning within her cannot be contained. Dorothy wants to make a difference. During the Depression, she vows to house the homeless, feed the hungry tend the sick. Easily said, not easily done. Moira Kelly plays Day, the impassioned New York journalist who launched the activist newspaper Catholic Worker and put the words she wrote into controversial action. Martin Sheen, Melinda Dillon and Brian Keith join Kelly in this moving saga of a faith not just believed but lived.

 
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.”
 
Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events
Comedy Night for Wounded Warriers When - Saturday, May 14, 6:30 PM (showtime 8:30 PM) Where - St. Mary’s Carnevale Center Cost - $35 (includes Food, Soda, Coffee, Tea, Dessert, Wine and Beer) For tickets/information, contact Ray Grimes at 973.835.4487 or purchase ticket at kofc3801.org

Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events
Comedy Night for Wounded Warriers When - Saturday, May 14, 6:30 PM (showtime 8:30 PM) Where - St. Mary’s Carnevale Center Cost - $35 (includes Food, Soda, Coffee, Tea, Dessert, Wine and Beer) For tickets/information, contact Ray Grimes at 973.835.4487 or purchase ticket at kofc3801.org

Basil M. Ricci Golf Annual Outing

When - Friday, May 6
Where - Skyview Golf Club, Sparta, NJ
Cost - $125/golfer [includes continental breakfast, BBQ
lunch, prizes, giveaways & chances to win a new car holdin-one
contest.
Proceeds benefit Tara Lynn Jankowski Memorial Scholarship
Fund & our High School Scholarship program.
Sponsorships available
Registration deadline - April 22
More information: Call Chris Arts, 973.492.2708 or visit
www.kofc3801.org
 
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!)
 
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 Days * Departure: November 26, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise Per Person Rates: Double: $3,549; Single: $3,849** Highlights... Vienna, Vienna Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Wachau Valley, Glühwein Party, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Christmas Markets, Rothenburg, Würzburg

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 Days * Departure: November 26, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise Per Person Rates: Double: $3,549; Single: $3,849** Highlights... Vienna, Vienna Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Wachau Valley, Glühwein Party, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Christmas Markets, Rothenburg, Würzburg

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

Per Person Rates: Double: $3,549; Single: $3,849**

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


There will be a PRESENTATION OF THE TRIP on Thursday May 26th @ 7PM at the Carnevale Center. if you book and make your deposit the night of the presentation you will receive an additional $100.00 savings
 
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.

2016 Annual Fund
Pray   Serve    Give
Pray   Serve    Give

It's been a month since we launched the 2016-2017 Annual Fund.

Your gift helps all our ministries like St. Mary's High School Youth Ministry. We offer a great opportunity for youth to meet other youth and grow in their faith. Through retreats such as Emmaus and Antioch, youth have the chance to reflect on their lives and their relationship with God and then share their faith with others. In addition to retreats, youth participate in our various service opportunities such as Nazareth Farms, St. Francis Inn and Mt. Irenaeus. Also, our Bridges runs require students to make sandwiches and deliver them to the homeless. They also spend time together socially at our weekly Movie Nights on Wednesday evenings. This mix of social, spiritual and service programs allow our youth to become better disciples.

Saint Mary’s Hispanic Youth Group
This is a new group (in Spanish/Bilingual) for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who want to grow in their faith, by serving the community, and working as a team with other young people, according to the Catholic and Franciscan charisma of our parish. We invite young bilingual Latinos and non-Latinos to participate every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Carnevale Center (second floor).

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!

Fr. Frank

2016 Carnival
Carnival July 11-16
Carnival July 11-16
St Mary's Carnival

Summer 2016
July 11-16
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!   

Volunteer needed for Clinic
Medical Assistance Program
Medical Assistance Program We need your skills as an English-Spanish speaker to be a volunteer interpreter for our FREE CLINIC. If you: • Are at least 18 years old. • Speak English and Spanish fluently. • Would like to gain valuable experience and skills working in a professional medical clinic – even if you have no medical experience now. • Are conscientious, hard-working, love helping people, and want to feel appreciated. • Then please contact Rita Kelly ritamk@optonline.net or Fr. Gonzalo
  
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.
St Mary's Cookbook
A Taste of Saint Mary’s Cookbook!
A Taste of Saint Mary’s Cookbook!

Be a part of our first parish cookbook!
Click here for more information.
SAINT MARY’S CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry


Loneliness, homebound, chronic illness, financial difficulties, role of a caregiver, living in a nursing home, aging issues, relocation/moving transitions, marital/family struggles….all concerns
Stephen Ministers

Consolation care before/during/after the funeral, downsizing/job loss,
separation/divorce, health challenges…
Grief/Bereavement Care For All Life’s Losses

When you or a loved one are told “You have cancer…”
Journey With Cancer Ministers

For those deployed & their families
Military Outreach Ministers

Our caregivers have completed an extensive formation program and commit to continuing education. They provide emotional and spiritual support through confidential, one-to-one, same gender care. They are resourceful with referrals to professional/community resources.
Above all, they are faith-filled compassionate, hopeful, and dedicated.
OFFEERED ON A NO-FEE BASIS

CALL TODAY: Beverly Delleart, Ministry Director, at 973-835-0374, ext. 113

Showing Christ by Serving Others
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples.” John

 

Needed! Special Needs Volunteer!
Needed! Special Needs Volunteer!
Needed! Special Needs Volunteer!
St. Mary’s Special Needs Ministry is in search of 
a Fundraiser coordinator
for its annual Giants/Jets Raffle. 
This is the ONLY Fundraiser for this Ministry 
which serves our most vulnerable ones.
Please call Marie Cioletti,
Special Needs Director 
(973-628-8473) or E-mail :mariecio@netscape.net 
Together we can change peoples lives!
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

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
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)

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