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HSA Mtg. 7:00pm in CC

HSA Mtg. 7:00pm in CC
Forensics

Forensics
St Mary's Active Seniors
11:30 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.
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
6th Gr. RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
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Christmas Shop

Christmas Shop
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.
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
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Liturgy

Liturgy
Clubs

Clubs
Christmas Shop

Christmas Shop
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
HOPE Meeting
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
HOPE is a student run ministry that focuses on serving those in need in our community and beyond.
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
“Mary: from a Biblical Point of View”
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
(Bishop Arthur Serratelli) Downey Hall, 7 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 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.
Gr 1 Advent Workshop
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gr 1 Advent Workshop Last name G thru N held in Church Hall
Gr 2 Advent Workshop
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Gr 2 Advent Workshop Last name G thru N held in Church Hall
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January Journey Retreat Team Meeting

January Journey Retreat Team Meeting
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Bi-lingual Mass, Church 9AM
Barnett House Visit
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
HOPE Travels to the Barnett House for an afternoon with the residents.
6th Gr. RE Class
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
All classes in youth center.
Youth Mass
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Youth Mass in the Church
6th Gr. RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
Phase 2 Confirmation Meetings
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation meetings held in the Carnevale Center
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
6th Gr. RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
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Liturgy 9:00am

Liturgy 9:00am
Forensics

Forensics
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
6th Gr. RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
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Tutoring

Tutoring
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.
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Youth Ministry Building.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Mary’s Place in the Franciscan Order
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
(Steve Kass) - Downey Hall, 7 PM
Parent prayer service
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Parent Prayer Service for the December Journey Retreat
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Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert
Student Council Meeting

Student Council Meeting
No Liturgy

No Liturgy
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.
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
“Mary: Mother of God”
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Catholicism DVD (Robert Barron) Downey Hall, 7 PM
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
Movie: “Mary: Mother of Jesus”
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
DVD) - Downey Hall, 7 PM
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Bake Sale - Gr. 5

Bake Sale - Gr. 5
Living Rosary 1:30pm

Living Rosary 1:30pm
The Living Rosary (Our School Children)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Church, 1:30 PM
December Journey Retreat
07:30 PM
Phase 1 Candidates travel to Camp Vacamas, west Milford for their Journey Retreat
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December Journey Retreat

Day 2 of December Journey Retreat
Gr 1 Advent Workshop
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gr 1 Advent Workshop Last name O thru Z held in Church Hall
Nursing Home Buddies
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Meet in the Youth Center at 9:30AM and travel to the nursing homes.
Gr 2 Advent Workshop
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Gr 2 Advent Workshop Last name O thru Z held in Church Hall
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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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.
K of C Family Breakfast with Santa
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us Sunday, December 14, after Sunday masses [ending after the 10:30 AM mass]. Menu includes: eggs, sausages, pancakes, French toast, juice, coffee and cakes. $7 for adults - $5 for children [under 5 free]. Come, meet Santa, have breakfast and enjoy!
December Journey Retreat Closing Prayer Service
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Day 3 of the December Journey Retreat closes with a Prayer Service help at Camp Vacamas
6th Gr. RE Class
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
All classes in youth center.
6th Gr. RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
Phase 2 Confirmation Meetings
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation meetings held in the Carnevale Center
January Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
January Journey Retreat Team Meeting
6th Gr. RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
all classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
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Forensics

Forensics
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.
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center. LAST DAY for Grade 3 Monday classes.
6th Gr. RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
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Reconciliation Gr. 2, 8:30am in Church

Reconciliation Gr. 2, 8:30am in Church
Tutoring

Tutoring
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.
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 3 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center. LAST DAY for Grade 3 Tuesday classes.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Youth Ministry Building.
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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Liturgy

Liturgy
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center. LAST DAY for Wednesday Grade 4 classes.
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center. LAST DAY for Grade 4 Thursday classes.
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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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Last Full Day of School

Last Full Day of School
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
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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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
January Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
January Journey Retreat Team Meeting
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
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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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
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.
St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St Mary’s Seniors welcomes and is recruiting new members. We are now accepting not only residents of Pompton Lakes but also applicants who were former residents of Pompton Lake. Meetings are held every second and fourth Wednesday in the Carnevale Center, from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM.
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
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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CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Christmas Recess

Christmas Recess
School Reopens on January 5, 2015

School Reopens on January 5, 2015
CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed
CCD and Youth Ministry Office Closed

CCD and Youth Ministry Office is closed for the holidays.
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Gr 4 Rel Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center. LAST DAY for Grade 4 Thursday classes.
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 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.  


The Peace of Christmas


A Time For Healing
Sunday, December 21, during our Noon Mass
As a community, with our Celebrant Father Frank Sevola, we will hold close in prayer our sisters and brothers journeying through losses and difficulties during the holidays. Come be with us as we offer personal intentions of comfort and strength as we prepare to embrace the birth of our Lord.

 

Free-Will Bread Sale
December 20-21 
After all Masses

Dear Parishioners,
First of all, thank you for letting us come to your parish; we are indeed happy to be here. The free-will bread sale will go to the support of the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry (FVM), a ministry of Holy Name Province devoted to young adults and direct service with the poor.
The items we will be selling are: apple sauce bread, ginger bread, Boston Brown, cranberry upside down bread, a Christmas bread, apple bread and another absolutely delicious Christmas bread. Besides this, we will also have a table with breads from around the world: Italian panettone, Basque shepherd bread, pan d’oro, and a nice German Stollen. These will not be for sale, just for tasting. ~Fr. Bill

Hope you enjoy eating the breads
as much as we enjoyed making them!


Bambinelli Sunday

Every year in St. Peter’s Square the Pope celebrates “Bambinelli Sunday.”
Children and young people
 are invited to bring the Infant Jesus from their
home nativity set to be blessed by the Pope.

Fr. Frank has graciously agreed to bless the Infant Jesus from
our home nativity sets
 on Sunday, December 21, after the 12:00 mass.
 Please join us.



  “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
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group— 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 Tuesday, December 18,, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Coffee Fellowship Coffee Fellowship
December 21 after 10:30 Mass in Catherine Spina Hall

Coffee Fellowship Coffee Fellowship
December 21 after 10:30 Mass in Catherine Spina Hall

This month’s coffee will be served by the Saint Mary’s Married Couples’ Spiritual Enrichment Group.
In addition to donuts, each couple will be offering their family’s favorite home-baked Christmas cookie!

COFFEE & DONUTS and CHRISTMAS COOKIES…
PLUS…FR. BILL’S BAKERY
Fr. Bill will join us with his
free-will bake sale.
 
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.

Next meeting:
December 30

For more information contact:
Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841
or email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
 
K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

Upcoming Knights of Columbus Events

 December 14—Breakfast with Santa

 Join us Sunday, December 14, after Sunday masses [ending after the 10:30 AM mass].

Menu includes: eggs, sausages, pancakes, French toast, juice, coffee and cakes.
$7 for adults - $5 for children [under 5 free].
Come, meet Santa, have breakfast and enjoy!

• January 24—Beefsteak/Tricky Tray
• February 8—Valentine Breakfast
• February 18—Ash Wednesday Fish Fry
• March 1—Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
• April 18—Comedy Night
• May 1—Golf Outing
 
A Self-Discovery Group for Women.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. - C.G. JUNG. Come join us in this 6 week journey as we gain in-depth knowledge of the inner self.

A Self-Discovery Group for Women.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. - C.G. JUNG. Come join us in this 6 week journey as we gain in-depth knowledge of the inner self.

Goal: to identify strengths and roadblocks that influence our choices in an effort to reach new heights.

We will explore the questions:

Who am I?
What do I want?
Why do I want it?
How do I get it?

We will:
Identify our childhood messages
Address social/cultural cues
Tackle faulty assumptions
Be assertive
Be empowered.

Pathways Counseling Center, 16 Pompton Ave. Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.
Phone #: 973-835-6337 *Contact: Peg Buczek *Cost: $20 per session

If you are a woman in the age range of approximately 27-47 and you would like to go on a journey of self-discovery, this group is for you. Call us with questions and more information at the above phone number.

Two groups are being offered beginning Wednesday January 7th 2015:
First - group - 11am- 12pm; Second group from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm.
Please call to register for the group that fits best with your busy schedule.
 
Take a Hike
This Christmastime, give yourself the gift of God’s great outdoors!

Take a Hike
This Christmastime, give yourself the gift of God’s great outdoors!

Who: Adults 18 years and older
When: Saturday, December 27
What: Hike an easy 6 miles loop in the Watchung Reservation (Union County), which passes a gorge, lake and various historical features. Pack own snacks/lunch and water.
Logistics: Meet at St. Mary’s parking lot at 8:45 AM to coordinate carpooling to the trailhead.
Dogs: Allowed on leash

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
 
Christmas Schedule
Christmas Schedule
Christmas Schedule
Christmas 2014
Masses for
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 8
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 12:00 Noon, 4:00PM and 7:00 PM
There will be no vigil mass on Sunday, December 7
Communal Reconciliation Services
Saturday, December 13, 11:30 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 PM


Masses for Christmas

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24
4:00 PM - Church, Catherine Spina Hall, Gym
4:00 PM - Downey Hall (Family Liturgy)
6:00 PM - Church
8:00 PM - Church
8:00 PM - Downey Hall (Spanish Liturgy)
10:00 PM - Church
Midnight Mass - Church
Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25
7:30 AM - Church
9:00 AM - Church
10:30 AM - Church
12 Noon - Church
No Evening Liturgy
To assure seating, we suggest that you arrive early for our Christmas Liturgies.

 

Masses for the Feast of
Mary, Mother of God
(New Year’s)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
5:00 PM Vigil Mass
Thursday, January 1, 2015
9:00 & 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon
No Evening Liturgy
LESSONS AND CAROLS
Presented by St. Mary’s Music Ministry
Sunday, January 4, 2015
2:30 PM

 

Christmas Offerings
Christmas Offerings
Christmas Offerings
Advent in my Pocket This year we introduce a pocket treasury of prayers for each day of Advent, produced by seven provinces of The Franciscan Friars of the United States.
We hope these daily reflections and prayers will bring you great calmness and peace as we prepare for Christmas. Please take one as you leave church today.

Christmas Flowers Donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of our Christmas decorations. The names of those in whose memory you are making a donation will be listed in the bulletin. Envelopes for this purpose will be found in your monthly packet, on church windowsills and at the Parish Office. 

Oplatki Wafers are available at the Parish Office. These
Christmas wafers are an Eastern European Roman Catholic
tradition celebrated during the Christmas Eve Vigil. A small
donation is appreciated.

Christmas Novena Cards are available on the
windowsills in church and at the Parish Office during the
season of Advent.



Christmas Parking
Christmas Parking
Christmas Parking

Christmas Parking

ENTER from Pompton Avenue Youth Center driveway ONLY.
EXIT onto Lenox Avenue.
FOLLOW directions of parking attendants for Christmas masses.
DO NOT PARK where there are cones, “No Parking” signs or solid
yellow lines. These areas are FIRE ZONES and must be kept
open for emergency vehicles.

Parish Office Closing
Parish Office Closing
Parish Office Closing
For Christmas: The Parish Office will close Wednesday, December 24 at 1 PM and reopen at 9 AM, Saturday, December 27.
For New Year’s: The Parish Office will close Wednesday, December 31, at 1 PM and reopen at 9 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2015.

For emergencies only: please call 973.839.1795 and follow the directions
Ushers Needed
Calling all Ushers
Calling all Ushers We need ushers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day -
Wednesday, December 24, 4, 6, 8,10 PM and midnight masses
Thursday, December 25, 7:30, 9, 10:30 AM and 12 noon masses.
There will be sign-up sheets in the Sacristy this weekend; if you
are able to sign up for more than one mass it would be greatly
appreciated.
Questions? Please call Peter Alvarez at 973.839.5693.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

For you have stored up great blessings for those who trust and reverence you. Psalm 31: 19

Mary was expecting, awaiting Emmanuel, “God with us.” This Advent, what are you expecting? A new job, less pain? Do you need the gift of acceptance, or healing, or patience and guidance? A Stephen Minister will journey with you as you come to experience God’s peace, love, mercy and joy. All relationships are confidential.

                              BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

Purificator Cleaning
Church Cleaning
Church Cleaning
Your help is needed for these two important ministries.
Church cleaning involves 2 hours every three weeks.
Purificator cleaning involves once every 10 weeks.
Please call the Parish Office [973-835-0374] and leave your name and phone number if you can help.
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

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.
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Catholic Charities USA
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