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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. 


On behalf of Fr. Larry, Fr. Richard, Fr. Gonzalo and all the staff at St. Mary’s,
Have a very happy and blessed Easter!

 

Cinco de Mayo celebration
 Saturday May 3 at the Carnevale Center
 tickets $20 included show & meal
live music and folk dance by Mariachi America & DJ La Rockola

 

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
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

Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 - 9:00 PM for six consecutive weeks. If you, or someone you know lost a spouse recently, we welcome you to register for this workshop. Peg Gill, LPC, a staff counselor at Pathways, has been offering this workshop for several years to meet this special need in our community; there is no charge. Questions or to register, please call 973.l835.6337.


The Lighted Path
Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 - 9:00 PM for six consecutive weeks [participants should plan to attend all six sessions]. If you are coping with the loss of a loved one, family member, friend or co-worker, we welcome you to attend this general bereavement group. A staff counselor at Pathways will facilitate; there is no charge. Questions or to register, please call 973-835-6337.
 
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, April 24, at 7:30 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Stroller Fit in Faith Stroller Fit in Faith
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children.

Stroller Fit in Faith Stroller Fit in Faith
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.
 
Celebrate Easter Weekend Hiking Celebrate Easter Weekend Hiking
In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

Celebrate Easter Weekend Hiking Celebrate Easter Weekend Hiking
In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

Who: 18 years and older
What: A 5-6 mile hike [moderate-to-strenous difficultly out-n-back hike] of the eastern side of the Stonetown Circular Loop trail on the western side of Wanaque Reservoir. The hike includes Little Windbeam Mt., Windbeam Mt. and Bear Mt. Mass with Fr. Larry enroute. Pack your own water and food.
When: Saturday, April 19, @ 8:45 a.m. in St. Mary’s parking lot for coordinating carpooling.
Dogs: Welcomed. Leashed and tagged.

Save the Date: Saturday, May 10
Further details to come.
More Information:
Chris Awad at chrisawad@optonline.net / 201.847.2287
Peg Buck at mmbuck@gmail.com / 973.267.8290
Russell Del'Re at russelldelre@gmail.com
 
Knights of Columbus Golf Outing Knights of Columbus Golf Outing
ATTENTION GOLFERS! The K of C Marian Council #3801’s Annual Basil M. Ricci Golf Outing is on Friday, May 2, at Skyview Golf Club in Sparta.

Knights of Columbus Golf Outing Knights of Columbus Golf Outing
ATTENTION GOLFERS! The K of C Marian Council #3801’s Annual Basil M. Ricci Golf Outing is on Friday, May 2, at Skyview Golf Club in Sparta.

 The cost, $125.00 per golfer, includes continental breakfast, deluxe BBQ lunch, prizes, giveaways and a chance to win a new car hole-in-one contest. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Tara Lynn Jankowski Memorial Scholarship Fund and our own High School Scholarship program. If you’re not a golfer and still want to help support our effort, you can sponsor a hole for only $100.00. Deadline to register April 28. 
For more information, call Chris Arts at 973-492-2708 or visit our website at www.kofc3801.org.
 
K of C Special Needs Fundraiser
Annual fundraiser to help our Special Needs parishioners. The Knights will be at every mass on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Your support is greatly appreciated.

K of C Special Needs Fundraiser
Annual fundraiser to help our Special Needs parishioners. The Knights will be at every mass on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 
K of C Night of Comedy K of C Night of Comedy
K of C Night of Comedy Saturday, May 17 - to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Featuring Don MaCarthur, with guests: Vinnie Nardiello and Teddy Daniels

K of C Night of Comedy K of C Night of Comedy
K of C Night of Comedy Saturday, May 17 - to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Featuring Don MaCarthur, with guests: Vinnie Nardiello and Teddy Daniels

Doors open at 6:30 PM - Showtime: 8:30 PM
Admission: $35 includes Buffet dinner, Soda, Coffee/Tea, Beer/Wine and Dessert.

4 Yankee tickets will be raffled off.
For Tickets or more info contact Ray Grimes at 973.835.4487
Tickets may also be purchased @ www.kofc3801.org
 
Holy Week Schedule 2014
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week Schedule
PALM SUNDAY - April 13
Masses: Saturday, April 12 - 5:00 and 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 13 - 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM
12:00 Noon and 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - Downey Hall - Family Liturgy
8:00 AM - Spanish Community Blessing of Palms
in parking lot followed by procession to Downey Hall
for 9:00 AM Palm Sunday Liturgy
All Holy Week Liturgies will be celebrated in church.

MONDAY - April 14 - Masses: 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM
TUESDAY - April 15 - Masses: 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM
WEDNESDAY - April 16 - Masses 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM

EASTER TRIDUUM - 2014
HOLY THURSDAY - April 17
Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM Prayer Room
Solemn Liturgy - 7:30 PM
followed by Adoration until 10:30 PM

GOOD FRIDAY - April 18
Morning Prayer - 8:00 PM - Prayer Room
Women of Jerusalem Reflection - 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Stations of the Cross presented by our Parish Youth
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Solemn Liturgy - 3:00 and 7:30 PM
Spanish Way of the Cross 7:00 PM
followed by Liturgy - Downey Hall

HOLY SATURDAY - April 19
Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM - Prayer Room
Blessing of Food - 12:00 Noon

EASTER LITURGIES
HOLY SATURDAY - April 19
Bi-Lingual Solemn Liturgy 8:00 PM
No 5:00 and 7:00 PM Masses on Holy Saturday

EASTER SUNDAY - April 20
Sunrise Liturgy 6:30 AM
behind the Board of Education Building
If weather is inclement,
Sunrise Liturgy will be celebrated in church.
Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM
9:00 AM Downey Hall Spanish Easter Liturgy
10:30 AM - Downey Hall - Family Liturgy
Masses will be celebrated in the Church, Hall, Gym and Downey Hall (as needed).
No evening Mass on Easter Sunday
Easter Parking
Easter Parking
Easter Parking


Please observe all parking directives

ENTER from Pompton Avenue Youth Center driveway ONLY.
EXIT onto Lenox Avenue.

FOLLOW directions of parking attendents for Easter Masses.

DO NOT PARK where there are cones, “No Parking” signs or
solid yellow lines. These are FIRE ZONES and must be kept
open for emergency vehicles.

For the safety of all, we ask for your utmost caution and
cooperation.
Thank you!

Parish Center Closing
Parish Center Closing
Parish Center Closing
The Parish Office will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20 and Easter Monday, April 21. The office will reopen at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 22.
For emergencies only: please call 973.839.1975 and follow the directions.
We wish you a holy Easter.
Calling all Ushers!
Ushers Needed
Ushers Needed Can you help? Ushers are needed for the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses. Please call Grace or Peter Alvarez at 973.839.5693 if you would like to help.
New RCIA Inquiry Session
R.C.I.A
R.C.I.A
NEW RCIA INQUIRY SESSION

We are beginning a new Inquiry Period of RCIA here at St. Mary’s. This is the usual starting point for adults thinking about entering the Catholic Church [those who were never baptized or for those Catholics who were never Confirmed or received First Eucharist. This inquiry period provides a forum to ask some fundamental questions about faith and life: Who is God? What am I? What is life about? Other questions that are “just curious” questions that you’ve always wanted to ask.

This inquiry period is being opened to all Catholics who feel they don’t know much about their faith [probably many who regularly come to church].

Our schedule will be very simple: a monthly meeting on Saturday after the 5:00 PM mass [we will gather 5 times - May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2 and September 6].

We will gather in the Prayer Room from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Meetings will be led by Fr. Richard Husted, OFM, Heather Till and Keith Orotosky.
We welcome you to explore your faith and grow in your faith and commitment to Christ. Our goal is to allow each person to journey at their own pace; additional readings and other resource material will be available but not required.

If you are interested, please call the Parish Office [973.835.0374] and leave your name and number. We hope to hear from you.

Making Music Praying Twice
Making Music Praying Twice
Making Music Praying Twice

New to St. Mary's this program is a fun,unique music and movement class for children ages 0-5 and a caregiver that combines music education with faith. The program is designed for the Catholic child and explores Liturgical and natural seasons in an age appropriate way.

Click HERE for registration 

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Let Him raise you, too, above the worries, heartaches or concerns keeping your spirit buried

 Sickness, loss of income, death of a loved one, family issues and any other life struggles can weigh us down. Call for a Stephen Minister today who will lovingly listen and offer Christian care and share God’s love. 


BEVERLY DELLEART

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

 

Pastoral Care Ministry
New Pastoral Care Ministry
New Pastoral Care Ministry Parish-Wide Baptismal Aftercare
Now recruiting bakers and drivers to spread community joy to young parents!
Do you like to bake?
Would you drop off a care package or two in your neighborhood and offer a smile (no need to stay and visit)? Delivery at your convenience. (Care packages assembled by other volunteers and ready to go for your delivery.)
Wish to volunteer once a year? Twice a year?
The commitment is UP TO YOU!
THEN, THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN & MEN
IS FOR YOU!

Every few months, we as a parish will deliver prepared care packages to our “new parents” to offer our support with prayers, information to help them while welcoming their new family member, delicious baked goodies and other surprises of comfort and care from our community.

To join as a baker, call Sandy Weigand at 973.835.4113.

To volunteer as a driver, call Barbara O’Reilly at 973.492.0196 or Mary Lou DeMaria-Berhang at 973.595.7659

Call now to join the “Community Care Ministry!”
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.


Music Ministry Concert
Save the Date!
Save the Date!

Music Ministry Concert
featuring the Choirs and Cantors of St. Mary’s
Sunday, May 4, 2:30 in church.
All are welcome!
Memorial Garden Paver Stones
Memorial Garden Paver Stones
Memorial Garden Paver Stones

Memorial Garden Paver Stones
Forms are available at the Parish Office if you wish to donate a paver stone in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion.  pastingAll orders must be received by Thursday, May 15.

Fr. Gonzalo’s trip Information Night
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria with Fr. Gonzalo
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria with Fr. Gonzalo
INFORMATION NIGHT
Fr. Gonzalo’s trip
to Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria
Date: Thursday, March 27
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Downey Hall [Carnevale Center]


St. Mary's Parish presents:
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria with Fr. Gonzalo

October 15 - October 24, 2014

Highlights: Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Montreux, GoldenPass Panoramic Train, Gstaad, Lucerne, Bern Dine Around, Innsbruck, Austrian Alps, Salzburg, Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Bavaria, Oberammergau, Tyrolean Folklore Show

Rates Per Person
DON'T MISS OUT! BOOK NOW!
Double: $3529, Single: $3829,
Triple: $3499
Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $230 per person, Round Trip Air from Newark Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Enjoy breathtaking Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad.
Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Chateau de Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Travel to Bavaria and see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle and the quaint village of Oberammergau.
Spend a day exploring Salzburg’s historic past and charming old town.
Enjoy traditional cuisine such as cheese fondue and schnitzel in some of Europe’s oldest and most famous restaurants.

For more information call
Betty Houston
Cardinal Tours LLC
(973)835-0177
cardinaltoursllc@hotmail.com
Tree of Memories
Tree of Memories
Tree of Memories

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

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawls Available
Prayer Shawls Available Anyone interested in a prayer shawl for a specialneed [to celebrate special, joyous occasions, to console those in need, to give hope or to comfort], please contact the Parish Office at 973.835.0374
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

The Lord is risen!
As Christ's disciples, we are called to go forth and spread the good news of His Resurrection. Our parish's many ministries are examples of how many of you answer that call. Our ministries require not only gifts of time and talent, but also of financial help. Please prayerfully consider supporting St. Mary's Parish with electronic donations through Faith Direct. 
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 USA.
Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Nearly 500,000 people in need received short- or long-term
housing assistance from their local Catholic Charities agency last year. To learn more, visit www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org.
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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