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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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
Shawl Ministry
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Carnevale Center Rooms 101/102 2nd Wednesday of each month
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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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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RCIA Inquiry
04:00 PM - 05:30 AM
Prayer Room
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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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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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
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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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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.
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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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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Nazareth Farm Service Week
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
HOPE High School NAzareth Farm Summer Service Week in Doddridge County, WV. Must be 16 to attend
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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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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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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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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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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 2 Leader Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Phase 2 Leader meeting/lesson plan review held in room 101/102 of the Carnevale Center
6th gr Leader Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in room 202 in Carnevale Center.
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St Mary's Active Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
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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Antioch 2015

 

 

On Friday, July 31, our generous corporate supporter, the TD 
Bank of Pompton Lakes, will be matching a portion of the change
counted at the Penny Arcade located at their 1 Wanaque Avenue
Branch in Pompton Lakes to support Saint Mary’s Food Pantry.
Please join us in bringing change to the community.

Let’s Bring Change to those in need right here in Pompton Lakes.
Bring your loose coins to their 1 Wanaque Ave. Store on Friday,
7/31 from 8:30 - 4 PM and make a donation to support Saint Mary’s Food Bank and the local families we serve.


On top of your donation, TD Bank will match up to $2,000 of the coins counted at our Penny Arcade that day to help keep their shelves stocked for the community. 

Please join all of us here us here at St. Mary’s and at TD Bank in
our effort to make the “Let’s Bring Our Change Campaign” a
great success for all those in need. Gather your loose change on
Friday, July 31, and come down to TD Bank in Pompton Lakes
and be an important part of feeding the poor!

  “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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August 15 Explore the Duke Family’s farm
A model of environmental stewardship

August 15 Explore the Duke Family’s farm
A model of environmental stewardship

Who: Adults, 18 years old and up

What: This "hike" will be a visit to Duke Farms, located
on 2,740 acres in Hillsborough, Somerset County, N.J.,
one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped
land in the state. There are 18 miles of paved, gravel,
wood-chipped and mown-grass walking trails and
pathways through a variety of habitats, and 12 miles of
paved and gravel bike trails. 60 bikeshare bikes available
or you can bring your own. A tram is available to provide
transportation to the core area of the property with several
stops within the property. For more, visit their dukefarms.
org

Depending on the interest of those attending, we can
explore en masse, in smaller groups or in pairs. Bring food
& water, a picnic or eat at the Farm Barn Cafe.

When: Saturday, August 15
Logistics: Meet at St. Mary's parking lot @ 8 AM or The
Bucks @ 8:15 AM for carpooling.

Dogs: Not allowed.

More Info: 
Peg Buck at mmbuck@gmail.com / 973.267.8290
Russell Del'Re at russelldelre@gmail.com
 
Spanish Classes
Spanish Classes ¿Hablas español? Intense Spanish Classes by Fr. Gonzalo and members of our Hispanic Ministry

Spanish Classes
Spanish Classes ¿Hablas español? Intense Spanish Classes by Fr. Gonzalo and members of our Hispanic Ministry

Every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:30 PM
from September 12th to November 28th at the Church Hall

These will be classes for beginners, but we will go fast.
There will be homework.

Information and Registration with Fr. Gonzalo
gonzaloofm@stmarys-pompton.org
 or 973.835.0374 ext 702

Registration is required – space is limited
Spanish Basic skills- and Latin-Americans cultures
 
The Giants,The Jets and Yankees
Special Needs Jets and Giants Raffle
Special Needs Jets and Giants Raffle
Here They Come...
The Giants, The Jets...and The Yankees!!

Our Special Needs Ministry 
is Twice Blessed this year!
 
We are again raffling off 
two season tickets to the GIANTS & 
two season tickets to the JETS! 
IN ADDITION... Special Needs has been
given Yankees Tickets to 4 games! 
[4 tickets to each game plus collectables!]
~Tickets available after all the Liturgies and at the
Parish Center ~ 
Giants/Jets & Yankees Drawing: 
Monday, August 17 - 5:00 PM - at St. Mary’s


2015 Annual Fund
Annual Fund
Annual Fund May the Lord give you peace!

This is the time of year when we kick off the St. Mary’s Annual Fund Drive. This drive is vital to the operation of the parish and it is critical for the capital needs of the parish. As you know we do a great deal of good work at St. Mary’s and all of that good work is due to your generosity. However, we count on the Annual Fund to close the budget gap. The Annual Fund helps us to accomplish the things that we might not otherwise be able to accomplish. Our goal this year is $325,000.   more...

 If you would like to make a pledge or one-time payment to the Annual Fund through our eGiving program, Faith Direct, visit www.faithdirect.net

You do not need to have or open an account with Faith Direct to make a one-time payment to the Annual Fund.

Please use our parish code: NJ23.

Think you don’t have time to serve?
Think you don’t have time to serve?
Think you don’t have time to serve? Strapped for time?
Busy lifestyle?
Little room for more commitments?
Think you don’t have time to serve?

That’s okay! There still are possibilities to help others through our Pastoral Ministry at Saint Mary’s!

No matter your age, you can offer to help occasionally by…

? Assembling a care package for a young family with a new child (items provided)
? Delivering a care package (leave at the door) at your convenience
? Baking cookies or brownies for a care package
? Baking cookies or a coffee cake for our parish coffee gatherings
? Serving coffee during a Sunday after-Mass coffee gathering
? Cooking a meal for a cancer patient and their family
? Donating a small Christmas gift for a nursing home resident
? Driving a fellow parishioner to Mass on Sunday or during the week
? Driving a parishioner to a medical appointment
? Offering to run errands to a supermarket or drugstore
? Helping someone with holiday gift preparations
? Willing to give a morning or afternoon for a community team project? (painting a room, raking leaves for someone ill….)

Join with others for prayer & good works!

This is what being Jesus-like is,
This is what discipleship is,
This is what being Eucharist is!

Christian Caregiving at Saint Mary’s
Stephen Ministry, Journey With Cancer Ministry,

Military Care, Baptismal Aftercare, Consolation Care

 What are you waiting for?

Call or Email Today
Beverly Delleart, Ministry Director
973-835-0374, ext. 113
Beverly@stmarys-pompton.org

 

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

What is the best way to ensure our parish receives the support needed for our operating expenses and ministries during the busy summer months?
 eGiving through Faith Direct!

Increased enrollment with Faith Direct will help stabilize our parish finances during the coming summer months when many families are away on vacation.

Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with your time and talents as well as treasure!


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)

17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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