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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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Lent 2017

Lent begins in less than two weeks and there's something special happening at St. Mary's.
 40acts!
Ordinary lives. Extraordinary generosity. And we wanted you to get an exclusive first look at them in this launch video.
Please then share and pass this on so others can join us.  #stmarys40acts

Choose how to complete this act...

 

check out our FACEBOOK page for more information.


Act 19 #Local


GREEN OPTION:
What and who needs you to be on time today? Make sure you arrive/deliver/respond on time. (And if you've arranged to meet a friend today, avoid the 'running a few minutes late' text by setting out ten minutes before you need to.)


YELLOW OPTION:
How about being early? Send what you need to send before the deadline, arrive early to greet your colleagues before work today, arrive early to catch friends when you hang out with them. And so on.

RED OPTION:
Early AND organised? Arrive early to that meeting or get-together, organise the room if it needs it, get the refreshments in, and sort out everyone's favourite treat. You never know, you might make their day.

 

 Daily Lenten Reflections  

 

 

People's Climate March 
April 29, 2017

 

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Lenten Series - Social Justice Ministry Lenten Series - Social Justice Ministry
Due to the snow, "Before the Flood" Lenten 4-Week Series will begin Tuesday March 21 and proceed for the next 3 Tuesday evenings. See below: Tuesdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11 7-9 pm Carnevale Center

Lenten Series - Social Justice Ministry Lenten Series - Social Justice Ministry
Due to the snow, "Before the Flood" Lenten 4-Week Series will begin Tuesday March 21 and proceed for the next 3 Tuesday evenings. See below: Tuesdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11 7-9 pm Carnevale Center

Do you ever feel as if you’ve settled
 into a sort of spiritual lethargy? 
Pope Francis has said,
“Lent comes . . . to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy."
If you’ve ever felt like this, and if you’d like to spend at least part of the upcoming Lenten season shaking off that lethargy, consider spending four Tuesday evenings in Lent with a group of us who plan to combine the inspiration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home with a special 2016 National Geographic video, ‘Before the Flood.’ Drawing insight and creativity from both of these, we’ll focus on the importance, even the obligation, to do everything we can to keep our land, air, and water healthy and to examine how inequality plays into the subject.
During the four-weeks, we will explore together the issues that confront us to maintaining healthy air, food, and water. We’ll discuss various actions we might take as a group and as individuals to shake off that lethargy once and for all. 
This 4-week program is being presented by two St. Mary’s ministries – Franciscan Response to Fracking and Advocates for Justice. Because this series involves a group process, we request that you commit to the four weeks if you register to attend.

If you’d like more information or would like to register
 (so we know how many to prepare for),
please contact Jackie at  jschramm@stmarys-pompton.org
 
CLASSIC FAMILY MUSICAL CLASSIC FAMILY MUSICAL
A GREAT WAY TO HELP OTHERS! BRING ONE FOOD PANTRY ITEM WHEN YOU ATTEND JOSEPH & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

CLASSIC FAMILY MUSICAL CLASSIC FAMILY MUSICAL
A GREAT WAY TO HELP OTHERS! BRING ONE FOOD PANTRY ITEM WHEN YOU ATTEND JOSEPH & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

MARCH 10 – 26, 2017

Fri: 8pm Sat: 2 & 7pm Sun: 3pm

Adults: $28 plus tax ($29.95) Seniors: $25 plus tax ($26.75) 
Children: $22 plus tax ($23.50) GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!
 
K of C Events K of C Events
Sunday, April 1, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - $8, adults; $6, children [under 5, free] Breakfast includes: eggs, home fries, sausage, pancakes, french toast, omelet made to order, and more.

K of C Events K of C Events
Sunday, April 1, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - $8, adults; $6, children [under 5, free] Breakfast includes: eggs, home fries, sausage, pancakes, french toast, omelet made to order, and more.

Knights of Columbus Comedy Night
for local Veterans Charities

Saturday, April 22 - Doors open 6:30 PM; Showtime: 8:30 PM
Tickets: $35 [includes Food, Beer, Wine, Dessert and more]
Purchase tickets at website or call Keith Ahearn @
201.388.7346

Knights of Columbus Golf Outing
at Skyview Golf Course
Friday, May 5

 For tickets, call Jeff Roepke at 973-835-3357 or to purchase online, go to our secure website at www.kofc3801.org

 

 
Lenten questions - Week 2
Lenten questions - Week 2
Lenten questions - Week 2 Jesus is transfigured.

How is Christ calling me to change from being comfortable in
my life to Gospel service?


We all have our comfort zones and it’s
hard for all of us to break out of them. But sometimes in order to
answer the call of discipleship and truly serve the community, we
do have to break out of our comfort zones. As you contemplate
your comfort zone and how you can break out of it for Gospel
service, ask God to give you the strength you need to do what you
are called to do.
Lenten Information 2016
Lent 2017
Lent 2017


4-WEEK LENTEN SERIES

Tuesdays: March 21 - April 11, 7:00-9:00PM,
 Carnevale  Center

COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES

Saturday April 1 -11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 5 - 7:00 PM

All Mondays of Lent

Stations of the Cross - 7:00 PM
Individual Reconciliation - 7:00 – 8:30 PM


PALM SUNDAY - APRIL 9
Masses: Saturday, April 8 - 5:00 & 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 9 - 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM
12:00 Noon & 5:00 PM 
10:30 AM -Family Liturgy - Downey Hall

 

The Seder Supper
The Seder Supper
The Seder Supper

 

A Christian Passover celebration
Monday, April 10, 2017
7PM
Upper Room at Mack's Restaurant
300 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes

 

Buy tickets here

Do Lent Generously
SERVE
SERVE
During the season of Lent, the entire Parish will be using
the theme of SERVE throughout our liturgies and 
ministry programming. To move the theme beyond words,
the Parish of St. Mary's is going to participate in 40acts. 
40acts is a generosity challenge which encourages
participants to do at least one different act of kindness each
day of Lent. Most are quite simple!
 Small deeds to change our world.
The challenges, beginning on
 March 1, Ash Wednesday,
will be posted on the St. Mary's Facebook page
and this Website!
Help us join a movement of giving back, doing good
and living generously.
Operation Starfish
Operation Starfish
Operation Starfish While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

The tradition of Operation Starfish
continues as we reflect
on the belief that almsgiving isn’t
about the size or 
amount of the gift.
Each gift—big or small—is important!
Thank you for your generosity!
Spring Music Session
Spring Music Session
Spring Music Session

St. Mary’s is pleased to offer this fun family music class for our youngest parishioners (0-5 years of age). This music education class is faith inclusive and explores music in an interactive and age-appropriate way. Children and caregivers use rhythm instruments, shakers, scarves and other musical props while, singing, dancing, and praying together.

The Spring Session will run for 10 weeks
Tuesday, 4:00pm, Session will begin April 11
Wednesday, 9:30am, Session will begin April 5
Each class is 45 minutes. 
Limited to 12 children per class. 

Registration and tuition includes 10-weeks of music-making fun along with a songbook, professionally recorded CD, and access to the online Family Music Zone. 

The Spring Session is $110 for the first child and $160 for two or more children. Online registration, payable with a credit card, is available and preferred to guarantee your space in the class of your choice.

Please e-mail Dorothy Limey at cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org with any questions. It is our intention to provide an early childhood music program to any family interested in participating.  

 

Year End Tax Statements
Year End Tax Statements
Year End Tax Statements Year-end tax statements were mailed Thursday, January 19[for those who donated $250 or more during 2016].
Anyone else who wishes to receive a statement,
please email your name, address and
phone number to roe@stmarys-pompton.org;
Roe will email your statement
back to you (or call the Parish Office at 973.835.0374).

Please note - you will receive a separate statement for all
donations made through Faith Direct.
To help us streamline communications with you and reduce
mailing expenses, please update just three items on our Parish
database. Go to www.stmarys-pompton.org and under
Quick Links, click Update Family Records.
Tablets & iPads Needed!
Tablets & iPads Needed!
Tablets & iPads Needed!

Does your old tablet need a home? To be green, the Music
Ministry uses tablets for its music. Contact any Music
Ministry staff member after mass or call 973.835.0374, ext 
158 or cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org if you have an old 
tablet that connects to the internet through WiFi.
Lenten Pastoral Letter 2017
Lenten Pastoral Letter 2017
2016 Annual Fund
Pray   Serve    Give
Pray   Serve    Give

Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!
As the 2016-2017 St. Mary's Annual Fund comes to a close 
I would like to thank you for your generosity. 
This year we raised over $200,000! If you have made a gift, thank you! 
If you have not yet a made a gift, it's not too late. 
Just click on the link below to make your 
contribution to the 2016-2017 Annual Fund!
Thank you for all you do for us!


      

Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct


The twelve days of Christmas culminate with today’s
celebration of the wonderful feast of Epiphany. We are
thankful for all the generous gifts that you provide to our
parish but realize you cannot be with us every Sunday of the
year.
Please consider using our secure electronic giving program,
Faith Direct, which will automatically process any offertory
or second collection donation of your choosing.


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.


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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