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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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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!
Advocates for Justice
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Social Justice Ministry meets in Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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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.
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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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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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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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
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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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.
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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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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!
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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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.
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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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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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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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
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
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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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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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“Rebuild My House”

               A Building Repair Campaign                
      Addressing what needs to be done to rebuild God’s "physical house” here at St. Mary’s. 

We need your help to raise $700,000 to repair our buildings so we may continue to fulfill our Christian and Franciscan Mission at St Mary’s for many years to come.

Please go to "Rebuild My House" page for more information  


Thank you to all that took part and attended the 2018
St Mary's Carnival
July 9-14th.
It was a great success!


Winners of the St Mary's School Raffle

1. First prize winner of the Toyota Corolla is the Stripeikis family
2. Second prize winner of the $700 Shop Rite gift card is the Carr family
3. Third prize winner of the $500 Target gift card is Juliette Sciavolino
4. Fourth prize winner of the $200 Best Buy gift card is James Recto
5. Fifth prize winner of the $100 iTunes gift card is Debbie Jacobus
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NEWS & UPDATES
Introduction to the Bible with Fr. Larry Hayes, OFM Introduction to the Bible with Fr. Larry Hayes, OFM
How do we as Catholic Christians approach the Bible? Why is it such an important book for us? Who wrote it and how did it get its final form? Why were additional gospels and other available writings NOT included in the Bible? Who determined the final contents? What kinds of writing are found in the Bible? How do Catholics interpret the Bible? How does Catholic Biblical interpretation differ from Biblical fundamentalism and literalism?

Introduction to the Bible with Fr. Larry Hayes, OFM Introduction to the Bible with Fr. Larry Hayes, OFM
How do we as Catholic Christians approach the Bible? Why is it such an important book for us? Who wrote it and how did it get its final form? Why were additional gospels and other available writings NOT included in the Bible? Who determined the final contents? What kinds of writing are found in the Bible? How do Catholics interpret the Bible? How does Catholic Biblical interpretation differ from Biblical fundamentalism and literalism?

These are just some of the questions that we will explore in a seven-week Bible study at St. Mary’s. This study will make the Bible more understandable and user-friendly for newcomers and experienced Bible students alike. It will also give you a chance to share with other parishioners.

We will use the Little Rock Scripture Study course that includes a book, reflection questions to share in our sessions, and a short wrap-up video for each session. There will be seven sessions, on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Banta Room, beginning on August 28, 2018 and ending on October 16, 2018 (no class on September 18).

Registration is required and the class will be limited to 35 participants. Deadline for registering is August 13. Cost (to cover materials) will be $20.

Register here.

Questions? Email Fr Larry at lhayes@stmarys-pompton.org
 
K of C Tribute to USO
Saturday, October 13, 7PM

K of C Tribute to USO
Saturday, October 13, 7PM

For more information click here
 
Job Openings at St Mary's
Job Openings at St Mary's
Job Openings at St Mary's

St. Mary’s Parish is seeking:

 An experienced Director of Business and Operations.

This is a full time position reporting to the Pastor. The primary purpose of the Director of Business and Operations is to be a steward entrusted with management of the financial, physical and personnel resources of the parish. The Director of Business and Operations must understand the vision and mission of St Mary's community. The Director of Business and Operations ensures that parish assets are used efficiently and effectively in serving the needs of St. Mary’s Community. He/she shall carry out his/her responsibilities in a manner that reflects Catholic values.

Full job description can be viewed HERE

Interested candidates should forward resume and list of references
to anne@stmarys-pompton.org


Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry and Assistant of Young Adult Ministry (Saint Mary’s Church- Pompton Lakes, New Jersey)

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a progressive Catholic community rooted in the Franciscan tradition is seeking a passionate, dynamic individual to be a part of our pastoral staff as the Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry and Assistant of Young Adult Ministry. This individual will work with high school youth and young adults in college/early career in a parish setting, as well as coordinate high school retreats, social events, and service projects.

Primary responsibilities include: •Planning and execution of high school youth ministry events, including retreats
•Assist with young adult ministry
•Recruiting and training adult volunteers
•Recruiting and training teens to be part of our peer ministry program
•Oversee all aspects of the monthly Youth Mass.

The candidate for this position should fulfill the following requirements: Bachelor’s degree (minimum), 2-4 years experience working in youth and/or young adult ministry, model Catholic lifestyle and behavior, excellent communication, organizational, management, and interpersonal skills, and proficiency with social media and technology. This is a full-time position, with excellent benefits, and salary commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants should send resume to Fr. Gonzalo Torres, OFM at Gonzaloofm@stmarys-pompton.org by July 27th, 2018.

LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
Welcome to LGBT Catholics PRAY  SERVE  GIVE All are welcome!

St. Mary’s is inspired to action by the charism of St. Francis of Assisi to welcome, worship and witness. By welcoming, celebrating and engaging, we are an example to our Catholic Community in fostering an inclusive environment. 
Many tri-state parishes and retreat centers are especially welcoming to LGBT Catholics. Please explore the Interparish Collaborative at
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
Pope Francis Prayer Intention
Pope Francis Prayer Intention

Pope Francis Prayer Intention

July 2018
 

Safe Environment Program
Safe Environment
Safe Environment  “If any person may have been abused by any priest, they should immediately contact their local County Prosecutor’s Office and the Diocese’s Victims Assistance Coordinator: Peggy Zanello at 973-879-1489. You may also be in touch with either of the Diocesan Response Officers: Rev. Msgr. James T. Mahoney, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, 973-777-8818 Ext. 205 or Sister Joan Daniel Healy, S.C.C., Chancellor/Delegate for Religious, 973-777-8818 Ext. 248.

The entire text of the Policy of the Diocese of Paterson in Response to Complaints of Sexual Abuse is available on the diocesan Web site: www.patersondiocese.org.”


“Si usted o algiuen que usted conozca ha sido abusado por un sacerdote deben de llamar de inmediato a la oficina del Procurador General de su comunidad y a la Coordinadora para Asistencia de Victimas de la Diócesis: Peggy Zanello al 973-879-1489. También deben de llamar a la Diócesis y hablar con el Rev. Monseñor James T. Mahoney, Vicario General y Moderador de la Curia al número 973-777-8818 ext. 205 o a la Hermana Joan Daniel Healy, S. C. C., Canciller/Delegada Religiosa al número 973-777-8818 ext. 248.

El texto completo de la poliza de la Diócesis de Paterson referiendo a Reclamos de Abuso Sexual esta disponible en la página web: www.patersondiocese.org.”
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct


As you are probably aware, church attendance during
the summer months tends to drop off as vacations and
weekend sporting events often conflict. On the other hand,
the services we provide within the parish and for the larger
community continue year round, as do their associated
expenses. Thus, your consistent financial support of our
parish is vital to achieving our stewardship mission.
The easiest way to be sure that your gift of treasure reaches
us, even when you can’t be here, is through enrollment in our
electronic offertory program: Faith Direct. If you have not
yet enrolled, please consider doing so this month.


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
HERE
to donate your car to
Catholic Charities or call 1-855-670-GIVE(4483)

What Happens after Saying "Yes" to God
What Happens after Saying “Yes” to God
What Happens after Saying “Yes” to God Br. Casey Cole, OFM will be preaching at all the English
Masses on the weekend of August 18/19 and giving talks on
Monday, August 20 (7:00 PM) and Tuesday, August 21 (7:00 PM).
Br. Casey’s talks will be centered around his book, What
Happens after Saying “Yes” to God, focusing on the fact we
are all called by God to discipleship but sometimes that road is
confusing or difficult.

Br. Casey is a Franciscan Friar student and is the author of the
blog “Breaking in the Habit” and produces videos on YouTube.
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Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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