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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 Parish Center from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kweinheimer@verizon.net or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
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Lectio Divina
08:15 AM
Lectio Divina, the ancient monastic practice of listening to the Word of God, listening to the silence and sharing what touches your heart, is held on Thursday mornings at 8:15 in the Prayer Room. Fr. Richard, OFM
Circle of Friendship
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A group of separated & divorced who get together for support and socializing.
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Second Saturday Blessings
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On the second Saturday of each month, we invite you to come together in the Carnevale Center for fellowship and faith. After sharing the Lord’s Supper at the 5:00 PM mass, we invite you to share the gift of hospitality. Wine, cheese and crackers and a non-alcoholic drink will be offered; all are welcome!
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Blood Pressure Screening
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Blood Pressure screening every 2nd Sunday of the month in the Carnevale Center. Offered by St. Mary’s Health & Wellness Ministry.
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Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration
Medical Assistance Program
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Medical assistance program
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Secular Franciscans

Meeting of Secular Franciscans Carnevale Center
St Mary's Active Seniors
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
St. Mary’s Active Seniors is open to all parishioners regardless of their residence. They meet in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00PM
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Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
St Mary's Seniors
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Membership for St. Mary’s Seniors is restricted to residents of Pompton Lakes. The group meets in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
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Lectio Divina
08:15 AM
Lectio Divina, the ancient monastic practice of listening to the Word of God, listening to the silence and sharing what touches your heart, is held on Thursday mornings at 8:15 in the Prayer Room. Fr. Richard, OFM
K of C Meeting
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Marian Council 3801 meets at 7:30 pm the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month on the second floor of the Carnevale Center at St. Mary's, 17 Pompton Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ.
Circle of Friendship
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A group of separated & divorced who get together for support and socializing.
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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 Parish Center from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kweinheimer@verizon.net or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration
Medical Assistance Program
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Medical assistance program
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Women of Prayer & Spirit
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Gather the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in our Prayer Room for an evening of sharing, prayer, and reflection.
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Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
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Lectio Divina
08:15 AM
Lectio Divina, the ancient monastic practice of listening to the Word of God, listening to the silence and sharing what touches your heart, is held on Thursday mornings at 8:15 in the Prayer Room. Fr. Richard, OFM
Circle of Friendship
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A group of separated & divorced who get together for support and socializing.
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Socrates Cafe
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
We meet every third Friday of the month at 7:30PM in the Carnevale Center for some good old-fashioned, sometimes challenging,conversation. If you have a topic that YOU would like to discuss, bring it with you! All are welcome! For more info, contact Bob Simpson 973.835.2694.
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Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration
Medical Assistance Program
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Medical assistance program
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Secular Franciscans

Meeting of Secular Franciscans Carnevale Center
St Mary's Active Seniors
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
St. Mary’s Active Seniors is open to all parishioners regardless of their residence. They meet in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00PM
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Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
St Mary's Seniors
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Membership for St. Mary’s Seniors is restricted to residents of Pompton Lakes. The group meets in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
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Lectio Divina
08:15 AM
Lectio Divina, the ancient monastic practice of listening to the Word of God, listening to the silence and sharing what touches your heart, is held on Thursday mornings at 8:15 in the Prayer Room. Fr. Richard, OFM
K of C Meeting
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Marian Council 3801 meets at 7:30 pm the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month on the second floor of the Carnevale Center at St. Mary's, 17 Pompton Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ.
Circle of Friendship
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A group of separated & divorced who get together for support and socializing.
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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 Parish Center from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kweinheimer@verizon.net or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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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. 

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NEWS & UPDATES
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 4, at 7:30 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Franciscan Response
What are you doing to “Care for Creation?”

Franciscan Response
What are you doing to “Care for Creation?”

Pope Francis’ homily at the mass when he received the “Fisherman’s Ring” beseeches: “Let us be ‘Protectors’ of Creation, Protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, Protectors of one another and of the environment.”

The Peoples Climate March in NYC, Sunday, September 21, will bring over 700 organizations together including our very own Franciscan Response group here at St. Mary’s and our provinces’ Franciscan Action Network (www.franciscanaction.org). The purpose of this march is to reiterate our Pope’s message and urge world leaders to make bold commitments toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions now. We invite you to HOP ON A BUS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, TO NYC.

Email Jackie Schramm at jschramm@stmarys-pompton.org if you wish to be part of this historic event!
 
Family Luau Family Luau
Saturday, September 20, 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the Carnevale Center.

Family Luau Family Luau
Saturday, September 20, 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the Carnevale Center.

Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for kids over 5 [part of the proceeds goes toward St. Mary’s School and other K of C charities].
Food, beer, wine and music.

For tickets call Dave Rust 973.851.5332.

Presented by the Knights of Columbus Marian Council 3801.
 
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.


September 17— “Amazed and Afraid - The Revelation of God become Man
October 1— “The Sayings of Jesus”
October 15— “Peter and Paul”
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.
 
Baptismal Aftercare Baptismal Aftercare
Since this Community Care Ministry began in March… We have…

Baptismal Aftercare Baptismal Aftercare
Since this Community Care Ministry began in March… We have…

SURPRISED 83 AREA FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN WITH PERSONALLY-DELIVERED CARE PACKAGES! 
SURPRISED OVER 20 NON-LOCAL FAMILIES WITH MAILED CARE PACKAGES!

THANK YOU TO OUR 30 VOLUNTEER BAKERS! 
THANK YOU TO OUR 20 CARE PACKAGE DELIVERERS!
THANK YOU TO OUR THREE PRAYER BOOKLET ASSEMBLERS!
THANK YOU TO BLAKE OF THE PARISH STORE FOR PRAYER CARDS!
THANK YOU TO OUR FIVE BAKERS’ & DRIVERS’ COORDINATORS….
STEPHEN MINISTER BARBARA O’REILLY
STEPHEN MINISTER SANDY WEIGAND
STEPHEN MINISTER CAROLINE JAMROS
ADA GONZALEZ DELGADO
DONNA GIOFFRE

You have embraced these families with our community’s prayers, love, & support!
You have graced so many by sharing your talent of delicious baking & time for extending your heartwarming smiles!

Every few months, we as a parish deliver care packages to our “new parents” to offer our support with prayers, suggestions for their care while welcoming their new child, delicious baked goodies, and other surprises of comfort and joy from our community.

Next Care Package Weekend on October 4!
Do you enjoy baking? Call Sandy Weigand at 973-835-4113 or Ada Gonzalez Delgado at 551-427-7608.
Would you like to drop off a care package at the family’s front door? Call Caroline Jamros at 973-934-9951 or Donna Gioffre at 201-248-4909.
 
New Pastoral Ministry Offering New Pastoral Ministry Offering
IMAGINE….Our parish’s trained volunteers being in the midst of a person’s cancer journey to offer companionship and hope by meeting one to one confidentially.

New Pastoral Ministry Offering New Pastoral Ministry Offering
IMAGINE….Our parish’s trained volunteers being in the midst of a person’s cancer journey to offer companionship and hope by meeting one to one confidentially.

WHO DO CANCER COMPANIONS HELP?
Cancer Companions reach out to anyone
• In treatment
• Post treatment, or
• Their loved ones.
Through their training and materials, Cancer Companions listen and guide through these topics:
• Faith & Questions For God
• Healing
• Prayer
• Stress reduction
• Relationships
• Communication
• Healthy living

Draw near to God and God will draw near to you.”

--James 4:8

 

Training Begins in November, 2014

Come explore becoming a Cancer Companion…
During our Masses on September 20 & 21
Information Evening: September 22,
7 p.m., Conference Room

Contact: Beverly Delleart, Director of Stephen Ministry, Heroes Care Military Outreach, & Cancer Companions at 973-835-0374, ext. 113
 
Food Pantry Food Drive
Targeted Food Drive
Targeted Food Drive Targeted Drive Sunday, September 14

Jelly, Peanut Butter, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Cereals [hot and cold varieties], Corn and Potatoes [canned and instant].
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry


MEN OF SAINT MARY’S
Our Parish needs more men to serve in our Christian Caregiving Ministry.

Is God calling you to Service?

Are you seeking to Grow in your Faith?
• Do you want to discover and use your God- given gifts and share God’s Hope and Encouragement with others in need?
Your Journey Continues Here
Prayerfully Consider Becoming a Stephen Minister

 

All St. Mary’s Parishioners are Invited to Learn about
our Christian Caregiving Ministry
STEPHEN MINISTRY & CANCER COMPANIONS
INFORMATION NIGHT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Conference Room @ 7:00 PM
Training Classes Begin in November
BEVERLY DELLEART
Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

RCIA Inquiry
R.C.I.A
R.C.I.A
RCIA INQUIRY 

Are you searching for a church community to call your own?
Do you know any adults who might be interested in joining our Franciscan community?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA] is the process by which adults are formally received into the Roman Catholic Church.
RCIA is a journey of faith where adults are introduced to the church and is the process by which adults who were never baptised, or were baptized in another Christian tradition or those who were baptized as Catholics and never received Confirmation or Eucharist, complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

RCIA Inquiry sessions are ongoing; for more information, please contact Steve Kass at 973.879.3102 or stephenbkass@gmail.com

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.


Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life

A sculpture of our Parish Tree of Memories is in the church vestibule. The tree affords a special and permanent remembrance of those who have shared God’s love with us and with our community. You may wish to remember a loved one, a friend or a special event in your life. A leaf for the tree will be engraved for a $500 gift. For more information, please stop by the Parish Office.

Rosary and Adoration
Rosary and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Rosary and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Please join us for the Rosary and Adoration
of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Mondays
at 5:00 PM in the Prayer Room. Adoration is
from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM

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)

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

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