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JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Centering Prayer is a form of resting in God, beyond thoughts, emotions and words. It is a deeping of our faith in God's constant presence. 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.
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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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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School begins for Grades K-8

school begins
Dismissal 12:30 p.m.

dismissal
Before-Care starts 7:00 a.m.

before-care
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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Opening Liturgy 8:30 am

Liturgy
Dismissal 12:30 p.m.

dismiss
Orientation: Pre-K at 10:00 a.m. Little Friars at 11:00 a.m.

Orientation
conference room

conference 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 4 Wednesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Wednesday Religous Ed classes held in 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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Full Day- all students

full day
After-Care begins

After-Care
Grade 4 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Thursday Religious Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
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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Full Day-all grades

full day
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Grade 8 Car Wash

car wash
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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.
Parent Reconciliation Meeting
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Parent Reconciliation Meeting (Grade 2 parents) held in Church
Grade 2 Parent Reconciliation Mtg. in Church
02:00 PM
Reconciliation
6th gr Parent/Youth Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation Meeting held in the Carnevale Center. THIS FIRST MEETING WILL BE A PARENT/CHILD MEETING
6th gr Parent/Youth Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Meet in church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting held in the Carnivale Center
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Hot Lunch begins

hot lunch begins
Grade 3 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 3 Monday Religious Ed Classes meet in Carneval Center
6th gr Parent/Youth Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Grade 3 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 3 Tuesday Religious Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting in the Church. All meetings will start in the Church unless otherwise noted. THIS FIRST MEETING ONLY WILL BE A PARENT/CHILD MEETING.
Women's Cornerstone Team 2016
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meets in Carnevale Center Rooms 101 & 102
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 a.m.

Liturgy
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 4 Wednesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Wednesday Religous Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Grade 4 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Thursday Religious Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
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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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.
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6th gr RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation Meeting held in the Carnevale Center
6th gr RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting held in the Carnivale Center
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HSA Meeting 7:00 p.m. Church Hall

HSA
Grade 8 Meeting 6:00 p.m. in School

Gr. 8 Mtg
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 3 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 3 Monday Religious Ed Classes meet in Carneval Center
6th gr RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Christian Caregiving Information Session
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meeting in the Conference Room
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Grade 2 Reconciliation Enrollment 8:30 a.m.

Recon. Enrollment
church

church
Grade 3 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 3 Tuesday Religious Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting in the Church. All meetings will start in the Church unless otherwise noted.
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 a.m.

Liturgy
Lifetouch individual pictures-casual dress

pictures
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 4 Wednesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Wednesday Religous Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Bake Sale Grade 8

Bake Sale
Protecting God's Children 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

PGC
Downey Hall

Downey Hall
Grade 4 Thursday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Thursday Religious Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
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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NO SCHOOL Professional Day

No School
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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Parent and Child Reconciliation Meeting-Last Name A-L
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Parent and Child Reconciliation Meeting-last name A-L held in Carnevale Center
Parent and Child Reconciliation Meeting-Last Name M-Z
02:30 PM - 03:30 AM
Parent and Child Reconciliation Meeting -Last Name-M-Z held in Carnevale Center
6th gr RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Meet in church hall.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation Meeting held in the Carnevale Center
6th gr RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Meet in Church Hall.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting held in the Carnivale Center
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NJHS Induction 7:00 p.m. in Church

NJHS
Grade 3 Monday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 3 Monday Religious Ed Classes meet in Carneval Center
6th gr RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meet in church hall.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
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Grade 3 Tuesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 3 Tuesday Religious Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 Meeting in the Church. All meetings will start in the Church unless otherwise noted.
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
Lifetouch Group Pictures

Grp. pictures
Club Day

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!
Grade 4 Wednesday Religious Ed Classes
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Grade 4 Wednesday Religous Ed classes held in Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 001 & 002
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Classes held in Carnevale Center Room 004 & 005
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Centering Prayer is a form of resting in God, beyond thoughts, emotions and words. It is a deeping of our faith in God's constant presence. Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Antioch 2015

 

 

 Pizza with the Friars
Wednesday October 21st 2015 @ 7:00PM

we invite single men – ages 18 to 45- 
interested in learning more about
our Franciscan life 
to join us for an informal dinner 
at our Saint Mary’s friary.
RSVP to Fr. Gonzalo at Gonzaloofm@hotmail.com or 973-835-0374 ext. 702

Is God calling you to be a Franciscan Friar?

 Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, we are disciples of Christ who seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday experience of all people. We foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with those whom we serve and by standing in solidarity with all people

 

 

 

 

  “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
11 DAY ITALY PILGRIMAGE
November 4 – 14, 2015 Hosted by Fr. Gonzalo de Jesús Torres-Acosta, OFM

11 DAY ITALY PILGRIMAGE
November 4 – 14, 2015 Hosted by Fr. Gonzalo de Jesús Torres-Acosta, OFM

$3279 per person from Newark
(Air/land tour price is $2649 plus $630 govt. taxes/airline surcharges) 
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip Air from Newark, $630 govt. taxes/airline surcharges,
First Class/Select Hotels, Most Meals,
Services of a professional Tour Director & Comprehensive Sightseeing,
All hotel service charges, porterage and entrances fees. 
Visit Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice
with Vatican City and a PAPAL AUDIENCE
For a brochure & more information contact 
Fr. Gonzalo at: Gonzaloofm@hotmail.com or Ms. Shirley Costello at:
Tel: (800) 221-4984 / Email: shirley@nawas.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
 
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, September 3, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry
Jesus affirmed the Old Testament teaching to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We are all called to discipleship. If you are a good listener and have the gift of compassion, God may be calling you to share your gifts with those in need. Prayerfully consider becoming a Saint Mary’s Stephen Minister

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry
Jesus affirmed the Old Testament teaching to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We are all called to discipleship. If you are a good listener and have the gift of compassion, God may be calling you to share your gifts with those in need. Prayerfully consider becoming a Saint Mary’s Stephen Minister

All Saint Mary’s Parishioners are Invited to Learn about our
CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING MINISTRY
Stephen Ministry
Journey with Cancer Ministry
Military Care
Baptismal Aftercare
INFORMATION NIGHT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Conference Room @ 7:00 PM
Next Training Class Starts in November
New this year for those in Training:
Free Child Care, Early Class Start Time and Condensed Classes

BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director
973-835-0374, Ext. 113
Beverly@stmarys-pompton.org

 

 

 

                          

 Your inquiry will always be attended to and handled confidentially. This ministry is provided on a no-fee basis for our community.

 
Mom's Group Mom's Group
St. Mary’s is pleased to announce the formation of its Moms Group. Come join this special sisterhood of mothers!

Mom's Group Mom's Group
St. Mary’s is pleased to announce the formation of its Moms Group. Come join this special sisterhood of mothers!


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). 

Our kick-off meeting will be held on Friday, September 18, at 9:30 AM.

Please email Noelle Houghton and Heather Schnaars at stmarysmoms@hotmail.comfor more information, including location details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 
St. Mary’s Singles’ Dance
Our Harvest Moon social for area singles [ages 40 and up] will be held Saturday, September 19, 8 PM in Downey Hall.

St. Mary’s Singles’ Dance
Our Harvest Moon social for area singles [ages 40 and up] will be held Saturday, September 19, 8 PM in Downey Hall.

Admission: $15 [includes beer, wine,
nonalcoholic beverages, coffee, tea and DJ, plus 2 50/50 tickets.

Join us for an evening of fun.
 
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.

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.

Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen
Please join us on the
third Saturday of each month to serve a meal to those in need
during our Soup Kitchen Outreach to Sacred Heart Church in
Jersey City.   


Our next trip to the Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, 
September 19, - reserve your space soon!
Please call the Parish Office if you can help with this rewarding ministry.
 A committee member will contact you with details.

 

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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