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Liturgy - 8:30 am

Liturgy - 8:30 am
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.
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
7th RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Women's Cornerstone Team 2016
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meets in Carnevale Center Rooms 101 & 102
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Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Phase 1 Confirmation Meeting held in the Church unless otherwise noted.
Hispanic Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Formación de Fe para Adultos en español- salóon 003- sótano del Centro Carnevale- martes de 7 a 9 PM
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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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!
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes held in 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
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.
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Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
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.
Spanish Eucharistic Ministers Training
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Entrenamiento de Ministros de la Eucaristía: 7:30 a 9:00 PM en el salón principal del Centro Carnevale
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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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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Grade 8 Pasta Dinner-Carnevale Center

Grade 8 Pasta Dinner - Carnevale Center


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 Phase 1 Metting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
NO CONFIRMATION MEETING TONIGHT. ENJOY THE SUPERBOWL!
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
NO CONFIRMATION MEETING TONIGHT. ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL!
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Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
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Report Cards distributed

Report Cards distributed
Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
NO CONFIRMATION MEETINGS THIS WEEK!
Hispanic Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Formación de Fe para Adultos en español- salóon 003- sótano del Centro Carnevale- martes de 7 a 9 PM
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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
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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday
Liturgy - 9:00 am

Liturgy - 9:00 am
Clubs

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
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes held in 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.
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Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
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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President's Day Observance-No School

President's Day Observance-No School
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Lenten Workshop Grade 3 Last Name A-L
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lenten Workshop Grade 3 Last Name A-L held in Carnevale Center
Lenten Workshop Grade 4 Last Name A-L
01:00 PM - 03:30 AM
Lenten Workshop -Grade 4 Last Name A-L held in Carnevale Center
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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.
7th RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
7th RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Met in Church hall.
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Phase 1 Confirmation Meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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President's Day Observance - No School

President's Day Observance - 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.
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
7th RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in Church hall.
Women's Cornerstone Team 2016
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meets in Carnevale Center Rooms 101 & 102
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Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Phase 1 Confirmation Meeting held in the Church unless otherwise noted.
Hispanic Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Formación de Fe para Adultos en español- salóon 003- sótano del Centro Carnevale- martes de 7 a 9 PM
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 - 8:30 am

Liturgy - 8:30 am
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!
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes held in 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.
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Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
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 Kindergarten

Bake Sale Kindergarten
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.
Lenten Workshop Grade 3 Last Name M-Z
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lenten Workshop Grade 3 Last Name M-Z held in Carnevale Center
Lenten Workshop Grade 5 Last Name A-L
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Lenten Workshop Grade 5 Last Name A-L held in Carnevale Center
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7th RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
7th RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Meet in Church hall.
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Phase 1 Confirmation Meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
7th RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
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Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
Making Music Praying Twice
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
meets in the Van Vooren room
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Phase 1 Confirmation Meeting held in the Church unless otherwise noted.
Hispanic Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Formación de Fe para Adultos en español- salóon 003- sótano del Centro Carnevale- martes de 7 a 9 PM
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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
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Liturgy 8:30 am

Liturgy - 8:30 m
Clubs

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
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Wednesday Religious Education Classes held in 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.
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Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 1 Thursday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
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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Engineering Expo-Carnevale Center

Engineering Expo-Carnevale Center
Grade 6 - 8 Dance-Gym 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Grade 6 - 8 Dance - Gym 7:00-9:30 p.m.
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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Lenten Workshop Grade 5 Last Name M-Z
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lenten Workshop Grade 5 Last Name M-Z held in Carnevale Center
Lenten Workshop Grade 4 Last Name M-Z
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Lenten Workshop Grade 4 Last Name M-Z held in Carnevale Center
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7th RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Meet in Church hall.
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
7th RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Meet in Church hall
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Phase 1 Confirmation Meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Leap Year!

Leap Year!
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 2 Monday Religious Ed Classes held in Carnevale Center
7th RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in Church hall.
Women's Cornerstone Team 2016
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meets in Carnevale Center Rooms 101 & 102
Confirmation Phase 1 Metting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 Metting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
NO CONFIRMATION MEETING TONIGHT. ENJOY THE SUPERBOWL!
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
NO CONFIRMATION MEETING TONIGHT. ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL!
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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2016
January 31 - February 6

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Friday, February 5 We celebrate our Talents
Para-Professional Brunch
Student Art/Biography Museum 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Saturday, February 6 We celebrate our Community
Pasta Dinner 6:30 PM

  

 

 

 

Lenten Schedule - 2016
Friday Nights (Basement of Parish Office - 7 PM):

February 19 - A Time for Miracles - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
February 26 - Romero - Archbishop Oscar Romero
March 4 - Entertaining Angels - Dorothy Day
March 11 - Molokai - Damien the Leper
Presenter Fr. Richard

Saturday - February 20 - 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Praying with a Cloud of Witnesses
St. Benedict, Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Echkhart, Teresa of Avila, Etty Hillesum
Presenter Br. Bob Frazzetta OFM


Saturday, March 5 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Muslim - Christian Dialogue: Justice and Mercy
Catherine Spina Hall
Bring your lunch for table discussion

Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 PM - Downey Hall.
Enter into the chaos of the Year of Mercy: On Care for our Common Home
Refreshments served - register at Jschramm@stmarys-pompton.org

Parish Mission
March 7, 8, 9 in church
Given by Bishop Howard Hubbard
12:00 Noon mass and presentation
7:00 PM presentation

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NEWS & UPDATES
Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
Do you find yourself drawn this Lenten season and in 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 this Lenten season and in 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”?

The Spiritual Exercises

Created in the 16th 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!)
 
Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events
5th Annual Ash Wednesday Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events
5th Annual Ash Wednesday Fish Fry


5th Annual Ash Wednesday Fish Fry
When - Wednesday, February 10, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where - St Mary’s Carnevale Center
Cost - $15 per person (includes Fish & Chips, Cole Slaw,
Drink and Dessert. Eat In or Take Out, all orders must be
submitted by Sunday, February 7.
For Orders call Ray Grimes @ 973.835.4487 or our secure
Website www.kofc3801.org Tickets can be picked up at the
Parish Center.|

Valentine Family Breakfast with a Minion
When - Sunday, February 14, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM,
Where - Catherine Spina Hall
Cost - $8 Adults, $6 Children (Children under 5 Free)
Breakfast includes: Eggs, Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes,
Home Fries, one Omelet made to order, Juice, Coffee, Tea
and more. Photo Booth will be available

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
When - Sunday, March 13, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where - Catherine Spina Hall
Cost - $8 Adults; $6 Children (Children under
5 Free)
Breakfast includes: Eggs, Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes,
Home Fries, one omelet made to order, Juice, Coffee, Tea
and more.


April 23 & 24 (Sat/Sun) Special Needs Collection
May 6 (Fri) Golf Outing
May 14 (Sat) Comedy Night
 
Women’s Cornerstone Women’s Cornerstone
March 4/5, 2016 What is Cornerstone?

Women’s Cornerstone Women’s Cornerstone
March 4/5, 2016 What is Cornerstone?

Cornerstone is an opportunity to renew your faith and
grow in the experience of your Christian Community
surrounded by a supportive group of women just like you.
It is a place of warmth and hospitality where you take a
breather from life's daily stress. Come treat yourself to
Cornerstone and see how you Color His World! Share in
some quiet, reflective time and learn about yourself on a
personal and spiritual level again.

Look for brochures by the church entrance or read
more online here, or contact

Registration Co-Chairs
Leslie Lorah: lester0325@gmail.com (973) 632-7639 or
 Terry Lummer: tlummer1@gmail.com (201) 400-0328.
 
Men's Cornerstone Men's Cornerstone
Are you looking to renew or jump start your sense of belonging to the community? Have you been away from the Church & want to reconnect, meet & interact with other men in faith? Or, perhaps you need some personal reflection time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Men's Cornerstone Saturday, March 19

Men's Cornerstone Men's Cornerstone
Are you looking to renew or jump start your sense of belonging to the community? Have you been away from the Church & want to reconnect, meet & interact with other men in faith? Or, perhaps you need some personal reflection time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Men's Cornerstone Saturday, March 19

The Cornerstone will be a one day event. It will be open to all men who would like an opportunity to reflect, renew, and strengthen their faith while meeting other men in our Christian community.

Or Call: Bill Ruel- 973-945-8280
 
Trip to Greece With Fr Kevin Downey
Join Fr. Kevin Downey, OFM on a pilgrimage to Greece following in the “Footsteps of St. Paul the Apostle” that will take place on October 12 – 22, 2016. It will be a 11 day trip that will feature a 3-night Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise. Collette Vacations has organized the trip so you will be guaranteed an awesome experience.

Trip to Greece With Fr Kevin Downey
Join Fr. Kevin Downey, OFM on a pilgrimage to Greece following in the “Footsteps of St. Paul the Apostle” that will take place on October 12 – 22, 2016. It will be a 11 day trip that will feature a 3-night Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise. Collette Vacations has organized the trip so you will be guaranteed an awesome experience.

The cost is $3,989 which includes round trip air from Newark Airport, the cruise, 20 meals, hotels, bus transportation and the services of a tour guide. If you have any questions you can Fr Kevin at frkevin@stfrncis.org or go to St Francis website.

 
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.

Lenten Information 2016
Lent 2016
Lent 2016
Ash Wednesday: February 10
Masses: 6:30, 7:30, 9:00 AM, 12 Noon, 4:00 & 7:00 PM
Service with Ashes: each hour on the hour begins with a short prayer service and the distribution of ashes.

Lenten Weekday Mass Schedule
 7:30 AM and 12:00 - Noon in church
All Mondays of Lent
 Stations of the Cross: 7:00 PM
Individual Reconciliation: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Little Black Book 
are available for use as part of your daily Lenten prayers.
This little book offers a variety of ideas, Catholic traditions and customs, historical tidbits
and a daily meditation - all meant to enhance your Lenten experience. Please take a copy
as you leave church today! If you would like to help defray the cost, a donation would be most appreciated.

Easter Flower Envelopes

Donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of Easter decoration. Names of those in whose memory you make a donation will be listed in the bulletin. Envelopes are in your monthly packet, on the windowsills and at the Parish Office.

Easter Novena Cards
are available on the windowsills, at the doors of the church and at the Parish Office during Lent. Please complete your intention form and return it to the Parish Office with your donation..

 

 

The Seder Supper
The Seder Supper
The Seder Supper

 

A Christian Passover celebration
Monday, March 21, 2016
7PM
Upper Room at Mack's Restaurant
300 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes

 

Buy tickets here

Blood Pressure Screening
Health & Wellness Ministry
Health & Wellness Ministry

 Free Blood Pressure Screening

The next scheduled screening  offered by St. Mary’s Health & Wellness Ministry 

Sunday, February 14, 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon in the Carnevale Center. Please come in to take advantage of this program.
Questions? 
Call Rita Kelly at 973.696.5960.

GOING THROUGH CHALLENGES?
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry


Family worries? Loneliness? Job changes and difficulties? New to the area? Experiencing losses? Cancer diagnosis for yourself or a loved one? Chronic illness? Returned home after military service? No matter your life experience…we are here to provide emotional & spiritual support. Same gender, confidential care by a trained Stephen Minister. Bilingual care available.
OUR PASTORAL MINISTRY CAN HELP YOU.
Call Beverly Delleart, Ministry Director, at 973-835-0374, ext. 113
Christian Caregiving
Stephen Ministry, Journey With Cancer Ministry, Military Care
All calls confidential. No fee care provided.
Interested in volunteering in our ministry? Call above too!

 

Year End Tax Statements/Record Update
Year End Tax Statements
Year End Tax Statements
Year-end tax statements will be mailed for those who donated $250 or more during 2015.

Anyone else who wishes to receive a statement, we ask that you email your name, address and phone number to roe@stmarys-pompton.org and Roe will email your statement back to you - or call the Parish Office at 973.835.0374.

Please note - you will be receiving a separate statement for all donations made through FaithDirect.

To help us streamline communications with you and reduce mailing expenses, please update phone and email below.

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE!
Memorial Garden Paver Stones
Memorial Garden Paver Stones
Memorial Garden Paver Stones

Memorial Garden Paver Stones

Forms are available at the Parish Office if you wish to donate a paver stone in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion. All orders must be received by Friday, April 29.

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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Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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