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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.
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Centering Prayer held in the Carnevale Center Library.
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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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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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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.
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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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.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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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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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 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. 

 
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NEWS & UPDATES
Pathways Golf Outing Pathways Golf Outing
Pathways Counseling Center is hosting it's Eighth Annual Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, August 14, at the Meadows Golf Club in Lincoln Park.

Pathways Golf Outing Pathways Golf Outing
Pathways Counseling Center is hosting it's Eighth Annual Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, August 14, at the Meadows Golf Club in Lincoln Park.


Cost is $135 and includes golf fees, cart, gift bag, door prize, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner [dinner will be at the Meadows Golf Club].

Tee time: 10:00 AM
Registration deadline is August 4.

Prizes will be given for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Low Gross, Low Net. Hole-in-One contest wins a 2014 Subaru Impreza sponsored by Wayne Subaru.

Anyone interested in more information on playing golf or sponsoring a hole, please call Pathways at 973.835.6337
 
Pathways Pick A Trip Raffle Pathways Pick A Trip Raffle
Tickets for Pathways’ Pick A Trip Raffle – pick a trip of your choice of up to $2,500 planned by you and Cardinal Tours – are now available at both the Parish Center and Pathways Counseling Center.

Pathways Pick A Trip Raffle Pathways Pick A Trip Raffle
Tickets for Pathways’ Pick A Trip Raffle – pick a trip of your choice of up to $2,500 planned by you and Cardinal Tours – are now available at both the Parish Center and Pathways Counseling Center.

Tickets will be sold after masses on July 26 and 27 and August 2 - 3. Remember, you have to be In-It to Win-It! Tickets are still only $20.00 and only 300 tickets will be sold!
Your chances are Great!
 
Summer Hiking Summer Hiking
Summer is here

Summer Hiking Summer Hiking
Summer is here

What: Hike a 9-mile easy-to-moderate loop trail to Lake Awosting, the largest lake in the Shawangunk Mountains, in Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New Paltz, NY.
Mass with Fr. Larry and lunch enroute.

Pack own snacks, lunch and water. Possibly post-hike beverage and/or sustenance in New Paltz.

When: Saturday, August 23

Logistics: Meet at St. Mary’s parking lot @ 8:45 AM for carpooling for the 1.5 hours drive to the trail head.

Dogs: Welcome if leashed.


More Information:
Chris Awad at chrisawad@optonline.net / 201.847.2287
Peg Buck at mmbuck@gmail.com / 973.267.8290
Russell Del'Re at russelldelre@gmail.com
 
Stroller Fit in Faith Stroller Fit in Faith
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children.

Stroller Fit in Faith Stroller Fit in Faith
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children.

Class is held weekly on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 AM and includes 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 and Women's Fitness Specialist through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish.

Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information, including location details."
 
Calling all Mass Captains
Please come to a meeting with Fr. Richard on Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 PM in church.

Calling all Mass Captains
Please come to a meeting with Fr. Richard on Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 PM in church.

Questions, suggestions, problems – bring them with you to discuss.
If you cannot come, call Gisela at 973.835.5841,
ext 119 or email gisela@stmarys-pompton.org
 
Eucharistic Minister Training Eucharistic Minister Training
Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 PM in Church

Eucharistic Minister Training Eucharistic Minister Training
Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 PM in Church

Come and get involved in a great ministry!

Fr. Richard will be training Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC).  Attend our August training session and become part of a rewarding ministry.

Please call Gisela at 973.835.5841, ext 119 or email gisela@stmarys-pompton.org
 
Special Needs Jets and Giants Raffle
Special Needs Jets and Giants Raffle
Special Needs Jets and Giants Raffle
We are once again raffling off Yankees, Jets and Giants tickets for our Special Needs Ministry.

 

Tickets are available after the 5:00 PM liturgy on Saturdays and after morning masses on Sundays 
and at the Parish Office.
Drawing: Monday, August 4, Parish Office
Suggested Donation - $5

Youth Ministry School Supplies Collection
School Supply Collection
School Supply Collection Youth Ministry is collecting school supplies for our food pantry families that will be distributed in August.  

If you are school shopping please buy a few extra items to help local school families ensure their children have the supplies they need this September. All items below are needed!
New items only please! Please drop off at the Church weekends of July 19/20 or 26/27 or Youth Center by August 8th.


Items that are needed in larger quantity
Folders, Back packs, Colored Pencils, Sharpeners, Soft Binders, Composition notebooks, Binders, 3 to 5 subject notebooks

Other items needed
Rulers, Scissors, Pencils, Notebooks, Markers, Easers, Pens, Paper, Pencil Case, Highlighters, Index Cards, Post-its, USB’s
Food Pantry Food Drive
Targeted Food Drive
Targeted Food Drive Targeted Drive August 10—Pasta and Spaghetti, Potatoes [canned and instant] and Cereal.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

My yoke is easy, and my burden light.
Matthew 11: 28-30

When our Lord leads us, as the lead ox directs the two oxen in a yoke, and we follow His lead, our burdens become light. He will share our burdens of loneliness, illness, loss, unemployment, betrayal, separation, divorce, relocation, care-giving, confinement or whatever weighs heavily on us. He will help us find rest. Stephen Ministers are ready to walk beside burdened Christians and share their half of the yoke as they talk and release painful emotions, discovering for themselves, God’s peace and grace. 

  

BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawls Available
Prayer Shawls Available Anyone interested in a prayer shawl for a specialneed [to celebrate special, joyous occasions, to console those in need, to give hope or to comfort], please contact the Parish Office at 973.835.0374
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.


Fr. Gonzalo’s trip Information Night
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria with Fr. Gonzalo
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria with Fr. Gonzalo
INFORMATION NIGHT
Fr. Gonzalo’s trip
to Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria
Date: Thursday, March 27
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Downey Hall [Carnevale Center]


St. Mary's Parish presents:
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria with Fr. Gonzalo

October 15 - October 24, 2014

Highlights: Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Montreux, GoldenPass Panoramic Train, Gstaad, Lucerne, Bern Dine Around, Innsbruck, Austrian Alps, Salzburg, Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Bavaria, Oberammergau, Tyrolean Folklore Show

Rates Per Person
DON'T MISS OUT! BOOK NOW!
Double: $3529, Single: $3829,
Triple: $3499
Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $230 per person, Round Trip Air from Newark Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Enjoy breathtaking Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad.
Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Chateau de Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Travel to Bavaria and see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle and the quaint village of Oberammergau.
Spend a day exploring Salzburg’s historic past and charming old town.
Enjoy traditional cuisine such as cheese fondue and schnitzel in some of Europe’s oldest and most famous restaurants.

For more information call
Betty Houston
Cardinal Tours LLC
(973)835-0177
cardinaltoursllc@hotmail.com
Tree of Memories
Tree of Memories
Tree of Memories

A sculpture of our Parish Tree of Memories is in the church vestibule. The tree affords a special and permanent remembrance of those who have shared God’s love with us and with our community. You may wish to remember a loved one, a friend or a special event in your life. A leaf for the tree will be engraved for a $500 gift. For more information, please stop by the Parish Office.

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.
Rosary and Adoration
Rosary and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Rosary and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Please join us for the Rosary and Adoration
of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Mondays
at 5:00 PM in the Prayer Room. Adoration is
from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM

Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

Busy making plans for your summer vacation? Don't forget to include St. Mary's Parish in your vacation plans!
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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973-835-0374 

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