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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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School Opens for Grades K-8;

School Opens for Grades K-8;
Parents Reception in Conference Room

Parents Reception in Conference Room
Dismissal 12:30pm

Dismissal 12:30pm
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Opening Liturgy 8:30am;

Opening Liturgy 8:30am;
Dismissal 12:30pm

Dismissal 12:30pm
Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
All High School students are welcome to attend! We meet in the basement of the Parish Youth Center from 7:30–10:00 PM every Wednesday evening.
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Full Day of School Grades K-8; Dismissal 2:40pm;

Full Day of School
Pre-K Orientation in Conf Rm at 10:00am; Pre-S at 11:00am

Pre-S & Pre-K Orientation in Conference Room
After Care Begins 2:40-5:40pm

After Care Begins 2:40-5:40pm
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
HOPE Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
All Middle School and High School Students are welcome to join us as we discuss ways to Help Other People Everywhere.
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.
6th Grade Parent/Youth Meeting.
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Meeting and 1st class of 6th grde RE. Meeting in Church Hall. (basement of Church).
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
05:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Confirmation 2012-2013 Phase 2 meetings at 5:45PM or 7:30PM in the Carnevale Center. This meeting only will be a parent/candidate meeting.
6th Grade Parent/Youth Meeting.
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Meeting and 1st class of 6th grade RE. Meeting in Church Hall. (basement of Church)
6th Grade Parent/Youth Meeting
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
Meeting and 1st class of 6th grade RE. Meeting in Church Hall. (basement of Church)
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First Full Day of School for Pre-S & Pre-K

First Full Day of School for Pre-S & Pre-K
Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration
6th Grade Parent/Youth Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Meeting and 1st class of 6th grade RE. Meeting in Church Hall. (basement of Church)
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
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation 2012-2013 Phase 2 meeting at 7:00PM. This first meeting only will be a parent/candidate meeting in room 101/102 in the Carnevale Center. Hereafter all other meetings will be candidate only and held in the Youth Center (building located to the left of the front of the Church).
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Liturgy 8:30am;

Liturgy 8:30am;
Band Demo for Grades 4-8 at 9:30am

Band Demo for Grades 4-8 at 9:30am
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
EM/Lector Training
07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
All those confirmed are welcome to join us for training in this wonderful ministry of delivering the Eucharist and reading the Word.
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
All High School students are welcome to attend! We meet in the basement of the Parish Youth Center from 7:30–10:00 PM every Wednesday evening.
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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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Grade 8 Car Wash

Grade 8 Car Wash
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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Grade 2 Parent/Student Mandatory Reconciliation Mtg. in Church at 2:00pm

Grade 2 Parent Reconciliation Mtg. in Church at 2:00pm
6th Grade Religious Education
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
All classes in Youth Center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
05:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Confirmation meetings for Phase 2 candidates at 5:45PM OR 7:30PM in the Carnevale Center. Meetings last 1 1/2 hours.
6th Grade Religious Education
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
All classes in Youth Center.
Retreat Meeting-October Team
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
October Team Meeting
6th Grade Religious Education
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
All classes in Youth Center.
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HSA Mtg at 7:00pm in CC;

HSA Mtg
Gr. 8 Parent Mtg 6:00pm in CC

Gr. 8 Parent Mtg 6:00pm in CC;
Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration
6th Grade Religious Education
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Medical Assistance Program
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Medical assistance program
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Confirmation P2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation 2012-2013 Phase 2 meetings held at 7:00PM in the Youth Center (building located to the left of the front of the Church).
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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Liturgy 8:30am;

Liturgy 8:30am;
Band Lessons Begin

Band Lessons Begin
Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
All High School students are welcome to attend! We meet in the basement of the Parish Youth Center from 7:30–10:00 PM every Wednesday evening.
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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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Bake Sale - Grade 8

Bake Sale - Grade 8
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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6th Grade Religious Education
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
05:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Confirmation meetings for Phase 2 candidates at 5:45PM OR 7:30PM in the Carnevale Center. Meetings last 1 1/2 hours.
6th Grade Religious Education
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Retreat Meeting-October Team
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
October Team Meeting
6th Grade Religious Education
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
all classes in youth center.
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Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration
6th Grade Religious Education
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
All classes in youth Center.
Medical Assistance Program
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Medical assistance program
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Secular Franciscans

Meeting of Secular Franciscans Carnevale Center
Gr. 2 Reconciliation Enrollment Ceremony 8:30am in Church

Gr. 2 Reconciliation Enrollment Ceremony 8:30am in Church
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
Confirmation P2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation 2012-2013 Phase 2 meetings held at 7:00PM in the Youth Center (building located to the left of the front of the Church).
Altar Servers Training (ALL)
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Training for incoming servers as well as refresher for present servers. Session in Church.
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Liturgy 8:30am;

Liturgy 8:30am
Life Touch Individual Pictures

Life Touch Individual Pictures
Clubs

Clubs
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
Movie Night
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
All High School students are welcome to attend! We meet in the basement of the Parish Youth Center from 7:30–10:00 PM every Wednesday evening.
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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
Protecting God's Children Workshop
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Workshop required by the Diocese of Paterson for all adults 18 years of age or older who work with children or youth to meet the requirements of the program set forth by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops called Protecting God’s Children.
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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NO SCHOOL - Professional Day

NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
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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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6th Grade Religious Education
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
05:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Confirmation meetings for Phase 2 candidates at 5:45PM OR 7:30PM in the Carnevale Center. Meetings last 1 1/2 hours.
6th Grade Religious Education
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Retreat Meeting-October Team
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
October Team Meeting
6th Grade Religious Education
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
All classes in youth center.
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                        Advent Mornings of Prayer

CANCELLED!
Saturdays, December  10, 17

 

Lectio Divina

(Latin for Divine Reading) is a traditional
Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation 
and prayer intended to increase the knowledge of God’s
Word.
It is not a theological analysis, but a sharing time for
reflection and interpretation.

Mondays, December 12 & 19
 Prayer Room
7:00 - 8:00 PM

We will use the Gospel for the following
Sunday as our point of reference.
The hour-long practice goes back to monastic times when
the same scripture passage is read three times with a period
of silence after each reading, followed by participants
sharing their insight into God’s Word (if they choose).
This is based on two beliefs: 1) silent time gives time to
listen to God and 2) each of us carries a piece of the Good
News within our hearts.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe 

 

On Sunday December 11th we will join our Latino sisters and brothers in celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe. There will be a procession departing from St. Anthony’s in Butler at 6:00AM and arriving at Saint Mary’s at 8:30AM. This will be followed by a bilingual Mass at 9 AM in the church, with a Mariachi band, and a festive celebration in the Carnevale Center. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas and the Philippines. 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 a parish! Please join us! 


La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Santa María será el 11 de diciembre. Habrá una procesión 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 9AM en la Iglesia Principal. Después de la Misa habrá una fiesta en el Centro Carnevale. ¡Todos están invitados! 


 

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NEWS & UPDATES
A Great Way to Help Others
Bring one Food Pantry item when you attend Beauty and the Beast at the Rhino Theatre

A Great Way to Help Others
Bring one Food Pantry item when you attend Beauty and the Beast at the Rhino Theatre

November 11 - December 11

online ticket reservations at: www.RhinoTheatre.com 

 
An Evening of “Christmas Coloring!
Hosted By Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit Tuesday, December 20, 7:30 p.m. Prayer & Conference Room

An Evening of “Christmas Coloring!
Hosted By Saint Mary’s Women of Prayer & Spirit Tuesday, December 20, 7:30 p.m. Prayer & Conference Room


Women gathering for prayer, Christmas music, refreshments, & fun!
Come step away from the holiday rush & join us!
Please RSVP Beverly Delleart at 973-835-0374, ext. 113 or
Beverly@stmarys-pompton.org
 
Giggles for God Giggles for God
New Gatherings For Parents With Newborns & Young Children! Click below for your invitation...

Giggles for God Giggles for God
New Gatherings For Parents With Newborns & Young Children! Click below for your invitation...


"Giggles For God!" Invitation
 
Bambinelli Sunday
Every year in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope celebrates “Bambinelli Sunday.”Children and young people are invited to bring the Infant Jesus from their home nativity set to be blessed by the Pope.

Bambinelli Sunday
Every year in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope celebrates “Bambinelli Sunday.”Children and young people are invited to bring the Infant Jesus from their home nativity set to be blessed by the Pope.

Fr. Frank has graciously agreed to bless the
Infant Jesus 
from our home nativity sets on
 Sunday, December 18,
after 
the 12:00 noon mass.
 Please join us. (The Parish Store has
a delightful book called “Bambinelli Sunday.)
 
A Time For Prayer
The Peace of Christmas
The Peace of Christmas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, DURING OUR 10:30 A.M. MASS

As a community, with our Celebrant Father Frank Sevola, we will hold close in prayer our sisters and brothers journeying through losses and difficulties during the holidays. Come be with us as we offer personal intentions of comfort and strength as we prepare to embrace the birth of our Lord.

Jesus, come be our Source of Light in our darkness!

“For a Child has been born for us, a Son given to us; authority rests upon His shoulders; and He is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” –Isaiah 9:6
Christmas Schedule
Christmas Schedule
Christmas Schedule
CHRISTMAS 2016

MASSES FOR FEAST OF
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Wednesday, December 7
Vigil Mass – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 8
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM
12:00 Noon, 4:00 PM
NO EVENING MASS

COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES
Saturday December 10
11:30 AM 
Tuesday, December 13
7:00 PM 
MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday December 24
4:00 PM Church, Catherine Spina Hall, Gym
4:00 PM Downey Hall (Family Liturgy)
6:00 PM, 8:00 PM - Church 
8:00 PM Downey Hall (Spanish Liturgy)
10:00 PM Church
Midnight Mass – Church

MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
Sunday, December 25
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am, 12:00 Noon
NO EVENING MASS
MASSES FOR THE FEAST OF 
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
(New Year’s Day)
Saturday, December 31
Vigil Mass – 5:00 and 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Church
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM and 12:00 Noon, 5:00 PM
Downey Hall
9:00 AM – Spanish Mass
10:30 AM – Family Liturgy
LESSONS AND CAROLS
Presented by St. Mary’s Music Ministry
Sunday, January 8
2:30 PM
To assure seating, we suggest that you arrive
early for our Christmas Liturgies.
Please be aware of special traffic patterns
which will be explained in detail in 
December bulletins

Christmas Offerings
Christmas Offerings
Christmas Offerings Christmas Flower Envelopes are on the windowsills of church and at the Parish Office during the season of Advent. Donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of our Christmas decorations; the names of those in whose memory you are making a donation will be listed in the bulletin.

Christmas Novena Cards are available on the
windowsills of church and at the Parish Office
during the season of Advent.

Oplatki Wafers are available at the Parish Office; these Christmas
wafers are an Eastern European Roman Catholic tradition celebrated
in Lithuanian, Slovak, Polish and Italian families at the Christmas
Eve Vigil. A small donation is appreciated.
Open Mic Night
Community Arts @ St. Marys
Community Arts @ St. Marys
presented by the St. Mary’s Music Ministry
friday
december
16
@ 7 PM
music, art,
community
& coffee
sign up at the door
of the Carnevale Center
Questions? Contact: Dorothy Limey
Usher's Meeting
Usher's Meeting
Usher's Meeting
USHER’S MEETING!
Friday, December 16, 7:00 PM
in the Prayer Room
2016 Annual Fund
Pray   Serve    Give
Pray   Serve    Give

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is rushing to a close! Thanksgiving is just 3 weeks away, Advent starts November 27th and Christmas follows 4 weeks later! In just about 7 weeks we’ll be saying “Happy New Year!” As the year draws to a close and you consider some year end giving I ask that you please remember the St. Mary’s Annual Fund. As you might imagine we get a great many requests for help during the holiday season and we incur greater costs at this time of year. The St. Mary’s community is always generous and for that I am very grateful. I ask you once again to be generous to your parish and to the people who come to us in need.
 Please make a year end gift to the St. Mary’s Annual Fund!

Thanks for your generosity and be assured of my prayers and the those of Fr. Joe, Fr. Richard and Fr. Gonzalo for a peaceful and joyful celebration of the Advent and Christmas Season!

Fr. Frank




Click here to read more about the St. Mary's Annual Fund
Click here to make your gift today!
Click here for Spanish translation 

      

Volunteer Nurses Needed
Medical Assistance Program Needs
Medical Assistance Program Needs
St Mary's Medical Assistance Program, providing medical care to the uninsured of the community is in need of volunteer Registered Nurses to assist with our program.
If you are interested in volunteering a few hours per month on a Monday evening, please leave a message for Rita Kelly at 973-835-0374
or email smc@stmarys-pompton.org
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

With the busy times of Thanksgiving and the Season of Advent coming up, enrolling in Faith Direct today is a great way to ensure your gifts to St. Mary's Parish are received even while you are traveling for the holidays. Already using Faith Direct? Don't forget to add your Christmas or End-of-Year contributions to your account this fall

By supporting St. Mary's Parish through Faith Direct, both you and our parish can more easily project your future contributions.


God Bless You,
Fr Frank 



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

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.


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.

Catholic Charities Car Donation
Catholic Charities Car Donation
Catholic Charities Car Donation

Click on this link
HERE
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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