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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.
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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.
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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.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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.  





Open House at St. Mary’s Food Pantry
COME SEE WHAT WE DO!
St. Mary’s Food Pantry Ministry would like to invite all of you to join us at our
 Open House on Sunday, November 2, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Stop by for “Coffee and...,” meet our wonderful dedicated volunteers and see our food pantry ministry for yourself!
We are located at 22 Lakeside Avenue, Pompton Lakes
(directly behind the Rhino Theatre via the Municipal Parking Lot Entrance).
We look forward to seeing you!

 








                   “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
Take a Hike Take a Hike
Get Outdoors this Autumn for Famous Sights & Fellowship!

Take a Hike Take a Hike
Get Outdoors this Autumn for Famous Sights & Fellowship!

Who: Adults 18 years and older
What: Walk the famous, 131 years old, Brooklyn Bridge
(Manhattan to Brooklyn route) and some nearby sites in
Brooklyn. Distance 2-4 miles. Pack own water, snacks.
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Logistics: Further details to come. Mark your calendars!


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
 
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 Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Coffee Fellowship Coffee Fellowship
EVERYONE’S INVITED! Bring the Kids!

Coffee Fellowship Coffee Fellowship
EVERYONE’S INVITED! Bring the Kids!

Join us this morning,
November 9
right after 9AM Mass
in Catherine Spina Hall
Hosted by our Stephen Ministry
 
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.

November 4 & 18
December 2, 16 & 30
For more information contact:
Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841
or email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
 
St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser! St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser!
COME SEE One of the most beloved musicals of all time - The Wizard of OZ

St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser! St. Mary’s Outreach “Fun” Raiser!
COME SEE One of the most beloved musicals of all time - The Wizard of OZ

Saturday, November 15, 2 PM at the Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes.
You’ll be raising funds for St. Mary’s Outreach Program which serves the Food Pantry and the needy in our community.

Tickets:  $26.75 - Adults, $24.75 - Seniors - $21.50 - Children

" A donation of canned or packaged food items for the St. Mary's Food Pantry will will be collected at the Entrance to the Theatre and be most appreciated!


For tickets call 973.248.9491; http://smilingrhinotheatre.com/home.html
 
Pathways Counseling Center Pathways Counseling Center
Lighted Path and Recently Widowed Workshop

Pathways Counseling Center Pathways Counseling Center
Lighted Path and Recently Widowed Workshop

Recently Widowed Workshop
If you, or someone you know, recently lost his or her spouse, we
welcome you to register for our six-week workshop beginning on
Wednesday, October 22 , from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. The workshop
will run on consecutive Wednesdays thereafter, for a total of six
weeks. Peg Gill, LPC, staff counselor at Pathways Counseling
Center, Inc. has been offering this workshop for several years to
meet this special need in our community. There is no charge for
this workshop.

The Lighted Path
This group will begin on Tuesday, October 21, from 7:30 to 9:00
PM and will run on consecutive Tuesdays thereafter, for a total of
six weeks. It is being facilitated by a staff counselor of Pathways
Counseling Center, Inc. Participants should plan to attend all six
sessions. There is no fee for this group.


 Questions or to register, please call 
973-835-6337.
 
Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass
Couples, were you married in 1964 or 1989?

Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass
Couples, were you married in 1964 or 1989?

You are warmly invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding
Anniversary with the Church of Paterson. Bishop Serratelli
will be the main celebrant at Mass at Our Lady of Good
Counsel Church, Pompton Plains on
Sunday, November 16, at 4:00 PM.
Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Office.
Application forms are available through Friday, October 31.
Information will be sent from the Office of Family Life once
your application has been processed. Congratulations on this
joyous occasion.Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Office.
Application forms are available through Friday, October 31.
Information will be sent from the Office of Family Life once
your application has been processed. Congratulations on this
joyous occasion.

 

MISA DE ANIVERSARIO

DE BODAS DE PLATA Y ORO

Parejas, ¿Contrajeron matrimonio en 1964 o 1989? Están
cordialmente invitados a celebrar su 25 ó 50 Aniversario
de Bodas con la Iglesia de Paterson. El Obispo Serratelli
será el celebrante principal de la misa en la Iglesia de
Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, en Pompton Plains el
Domingo, 16 de Noviembre a las 4:00 PM.
Los preparativos pueden realizarse llamando a la oficina
parroquial. Los formularios de aplicación estarán
disponibles hasta el Viernes, 31 de Octubre. La Oficina
de Vida Familiar le enviará información una vez que su
aplicación haya sido procesada. Muchas felicidades en este maravilloso acontecimiento.
 
Special Needs Ministry Special Needs Ministry
The Special Needs Ministry is starting a new support program to help siblings better understand their disabled brother/sister.

Special Needs Ministry Special Needs Ministry
The Special Needs Ministry is starting a new support program to help siblings better understand their disabled brother/sister.

Meetings will be held twice a month on Monday evenings. Please contact Marie Cioletti at 973.835.7750, x181 for further information on joining this exciting new group.

 

A Special Needs Mass will be held on Sunday, November 9, at 3:00 PM at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Wayne (630 Valley Road). Music will be performed by the Walkin’ By Faith band. All are welcome! 

 
Catholicism 101 Videos
A series of videos on Catholicism is part of the RCIA experience; these evenings will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The videos will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM on the following Wednesdays.

Catholicism 101 Videos
A series of videos on Catholicism is part of the RCIA experience; these evenings will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The videos will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM on the following Wednesdays.


October 29— “The Mystical Union of Christ & Church”
November 12— “World without End - The Last Things”
December 3— “Mary, Mother of God”
All are invited to attend these informative videos.
 
St Mary's School Clothing Drive
St Mary's School Clothing Drive
St Mary's School Clothing Drive
Saturday, November 1—4:30 - 7 PM
Sunday, November 2—9 AM 1 PM



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.
Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen
Members of the Soup Kitchen Committee will be at the doors of the church after each mass next weekend [November 8/9] distributing pans and recipes. Please consider helping to feed the poor in Jersey City.  Thank you.
FREE Blood Pressure Screening
Health & Wellness Ministry
Health & Wellness Ministry

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Offered by St. Mary’s Health & Wellness Ministry
Sunday, November 9, 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.

RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
We invite everyone who has gone through the RCIA
process to the 5 PM mass on Saturday, November 8.
After mass we will gather downstairs in Catherine Spina
Hall for wine and cheese; the present RCIA group and
team will be part of the gathering.
Please join us for this mini reunion.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

You have MADE KNOWN to me the path OF LIFE.
–Psalm 16:11

In the book of Isaiah, the prophet presented God as opening doors for Cyrus and then leading the King of Persia through. Cyrus was a non-believer, yet God gave him opportunities and led him through each one. He will do the same for you; you must recognize the opportunities and respond to His invitation if the door is slightly ajar or opened wide.

An opportunity is before you; a door is opened if you are seeking to find rest or relief, comfort or solace from any oppression you may be experiencing. Stephen Ministers are waiting behind the doors to listen to you, walk with you as you talk through your life’s burden(s) and try to resolve your issue(s) to find a more peaceful life. All relationships are same sex and strictly confidential.

BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

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

Thanksgiving Dinner
40th Annual Thanksgiving
40th Annual Thanksgiving

40th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

for Nursing Home
and Group Home Residents
Saturday, November 22,
12:30 PM, Downey Hall

For the day to be enjoyable for our guests, we are asking for your help with the following:

Transportation—Will begin at 11:45 AM for residents who do not have rides from their homes and return them at 3:00 PM. We especially need VANS and SUVS.

Pies—We are asking for 20 pies - either apple or pumpkin. Many of our guests are on restricted diets, so IN ADDITION, WE ESPECIALLY NEED DIETETIC PIES.

Monetary Donations—To help cover the costs of food, beverages and linens, your monetary donations are always most welcome.

Please contact Jacqueline Rose, Outreach Director at 973.835-0374, ext. 193 or email jrose@stmarys-pompton.org
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
On Sunday December 7th we will join our Latino sisters and brothers in celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 There will be a bilingual procession departing from St. Anthony’s in Butler at 6:30 AM and arriving at Saint Mary’s at 8:30AM. This will be followed by a bilingual Mass with a Mariachi band at 9 AM in the church and a festive celebration in the Carnevale Center. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas. This celebration is a wonderful way to honor the Blessed Mother and to join with our Latino brothers and sisters in celebrating our unity as Americans—North, South and Central! Please join us!

 

La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Santa María será el domingo 7 de diciembre.

 Habrá una procesión bilingüe que saldrá de la Iglesia de San Antonio a las 6:30 AM, cruzando Butler, Bloomingdale, y Riverdale, para llegar a Santa María en Pompton Lakes a las 8:30 AM. La Misa bilingüe, con Mariachis, será a las 9AM en la Iglesia Principal. Después de la Misa habrá una fiesta en el Centro Carnevale. Todos están invitados!

 

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.
CRS Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA Displaced Iraqi families could not be more gracious, friendly and kind. To learn more, visit www.crs.org/you-did-it-for-me/
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