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Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
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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Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
6th Gr. RE Class
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
all classes in youth center.
Youth Mass
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Held in the Church the first Sunday of each month
6th Gr. RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
all classes in youth center.
Phase 2 Confirmation Meetings
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation meetings held in the Carnevale Center
November Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
November Journey Retreat Team Meeting
6th Gr. RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
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Forensics

Forensics
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.
6th Gr. RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
All classes in youth 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.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Youth Ministry Building.
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Picture Retakes & Gr. 8 Caps & Gowns

Picture Retakes & Gr. 8 Caps & Gowns
End of 1st Marking Period

End of 1st Marking Period
Liturgy

Liturgy
HOPE Meeting
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
HOPE is a student run ministry that focuses on serving those in need in our community and beyond.
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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Heifer Farms Service Trip

A group of teens travels to Rutland, MA for three days of learning and service
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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COOP Exam - Gr. 8

COOP Exam - Gr. 8
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Nursing Home Buddies
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Meet at the Youth Center at 9:30AM and travel to the Nursing Homes.
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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6th Gr. RE Class
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
All classes in youth center.
1st Team Meeting for December Journey Retreat
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
1st Team Meeting for December Journey Retreat
November Journey Retreat Team Meeting
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
November Journey Retreat Team Meeting
6th Gr. RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
Phase 2 Confirmation Meetings
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation meetings held in the Carnevale Center
6th Gr. RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
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Forensics

Forensics
6th Gr. RE Class
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
All classes in the youth center.
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Report Card Distribution

Report Card Distribution
Tutoring

Tutoring
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.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Youth Ministry Building.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Parent prayer service
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Parent Prayer Service for the November Journey Retreat
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Liturgy

Liturgy
Clubs

Clubs
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.
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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Tricky Tray - Brownstone

Tricky Tray - Brownstone
Doors Open at 5:30pm

Doors Open at 5:30pm
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November Journey Retreat
07:30 PM
Phase 1 Candidates travel to Camp Vacamas West Milford for the November Journey Retreat
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November Journey Retreat

Day 2 of November Journey Retreat
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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November Journey Retreat Closing Prayer Service
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Final day of November Journey Retreat closing out with a Prayer Service at Camp Vacamas
6th Gr. RE Class
03:15 PM - 04:45 AM
All classes in youth center.
6th Gr. RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
Phase 2 Confirmation Meetings
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation meetings held in the Carnevale Center
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
6th Gr. RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
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Forensics

Forensics
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.
6th Gr. RE Class
07:00 PM - 06:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences
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.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Youth Ministry Building.
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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Liturgy

Liturgy
Clubs

Clubs
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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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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Bake Sale - Gr. 6

Bake Sale - Gr. 6
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Wanaque Care Center Visit
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
**Potential date for HOPE's Wanaque Care Center Visit**
Phase 2 Confirmation Meetings
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation meetings held in the Carnevale Center
6th gr Advent Workshop
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Advent Workshop for 6th Grader and Parents. In the Church.
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
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Forensics

Forensics
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Tutoring

Tutoring
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.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Youth Ministry Building.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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Liturgy

Liturgy
12:30 Dismissal

12:30 Dismissal
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.
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Night Takes Place in the Youth Ministry Basement. All high school students are welcome.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
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NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL
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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
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
All classes in youth center.
Youth Mass
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Youth Mass is held the first Sunday of every month at the 5 o'clock Mass
6th Gr. RE Class
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
All classes in youth center.
Phase 2 Confirmation Special Event
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Phase 2 Confirmation special event for all Phase 2 candidates in the Carnevale Center
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
December Journey Retreat Team Meeting
6th Gr. RE Class
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meetings held in the Carnevale Center.
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL
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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.  

A Mary Advent
“Mary: Mother of Jesus
and Mother of the Church”

Thursday, December 4
 “Mary: from a Biblical Point of View” (Bishop Arthur Serratelli)
 
Downey Hall, 7 PM

Sunday, December 7
 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Bi-lingual Mass, 9 AM

Monday, December 8
 Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Choir) 7 PM Mass
Tuesday, December 9: Mary’s Place in the Franciscan Order (Steve Kass) 
Downey Hall, 7 PM

 Wednesday, December 10
 “Mary: Mother of God”
Catholicism DVD (Robert Barron)
 
Downey Hall, 7 PM

Thursday, December 11
Movie: “Mary: Mother of Jesus” (DVD)
Downey Hall, 7 PM

Friday, December 12
The Living Rosary (Our School Children)
 
Church, 1:30 PM 

 

 

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 6:00 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

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 6:00 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 9 AM en la Iglesia Principal.
 Después de la Misa habrá una fiesta en el Centro Carnevale.
Todos están invitados! 



                 







  “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
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.


November 12— “World without End - The Last Things”
December 3— “Mary, Mother of God”
All are invited to attend these informative videos.
 
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
 
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.
 
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! 

 
K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

Upcoming Knights of Columbus Events—
• December 14—Breakfast with Santa
• January 24—Beefsteak/Tricky Tray
• February 8—Valentine Breakfast
• February 18—Ash Wednesday Fish Fry
• March 1—Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
• April 18—Comedy Night
• May 1—Golf Outing
 
Thanksgiving Masses
Thanksgiving Parish Office Schedule
Thanksgiving Parish Office Schedule
Thanksgiving Masses
Parish Office Schedule
Thanksgiving Day, 10:30 AM mass
Friday, November 28 , 9 AM mass
The Parish Office will close at 3:00 PM,
Wednesday, November 26, and will reopen
at 8:00 AM, Sunday, November 30.
If you have an emergency, please call 973.839.1975.
We extend our best wishes to all for a very Happy
Thanksgiving and a safe journey to all travelers.
Turkey Donation
Annual Turkey Drive
Annual Turkey Drive

We will be collecting 12 to 14 lb. turkey donations for our families. . Please bring your Turkey Donation starting this week to the Parish Office after all the masses next weekend.

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

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

Come to Me, all you who are
weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
–Matthew 11:28
 
Men are often referred to as the
king of the castle, ruler of the
roost. He is the shepherd of his
family. This role can become
overwhelming at times, and this
king, ruler, shepherd feels the
need to stop and sort “life” out.
He needs to talk through his
issues and release the tensions and anxieties. Men, find the
courage to call for a Stephen Minister, who will listen, not
judge and support you in a confidential relationship.

BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

Giving Tree
Giving Tree
Giving Tree
This is the 37th year of our Giving Tree at St. Mary’s; please help us share the spirit of Christmas with those less fortunate by donating gift cards from our local merchants. This will allow our families to make their own choices of things they need for Christmas.
Please consider purchasing your Giving Tree gift cards from the St. Mary’s School Scrip Program.
Gift tag ornaments may be taken from the trees hanging in church, the Carnevale Center and the Parish Office.
Just make a check payable to St. Mary’s and drop it off [with the ornament] in the Giving Tree box at the Parish Center. You can also mail your check [with the ornament] to St. Mary’s Parish.
Thank you for your generosity!
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.
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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