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NJHS Induction Ceremony 7:00pm in Church

NJHS Ceremony
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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Life Touch Group Pictures - Students must wear uniforms

Life Touch Group Pictures
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).
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Bible Study
09:45 AM
Bible Study Carnevale Center
Transitus Service
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1st of 7 Formation Journal options for Phase 2 candidates. The Transitus Service commemorates the passing of St. Francis' spirit and takes place in the Church.
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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8:30am - St. Francis Liturgy

8:30am - St. Francis Liturgy
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
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
HOPE Meeting in the Youth Center.
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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Professional Day - No School

Professional Day - 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 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.
Youth Mass
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
In the Church.
Youth Mass
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Join us on the first Sunday of each month at the 5PM mass for Youth Mass.
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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Columbus Day Observance - No School

Columbus Day Observance - No School
6th Grade Religious Education
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
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Secular Franciscans

Meeting of Secular Franciscans Carnevale Center
Progress Reports

Progress Reports
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).
Open Gym
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Fun with friends in the St. Mary's School Gym.
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Liturgy 8:30am

Liturgy 8:30am
Fire Prevention Week-Fire Trucks Visit Gr. PS-3rd at 9:30am

Fire Prevention Week
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
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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Nursing Home Buddies
09:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Spend an hour with the residents of Lakeview and Oak Ridge Care Centers. Meet in the youth Center at 9:45AM.
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 Religious Education
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
All classes in youth center.
Retreat Meeting
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
November Team
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 parish 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 the 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 parish 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).
Parent Prayer Service
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
All parents whos children are attending the October Journey Retreat are encouraged to join us for a special prayer service and informational meeting about the upcoming retreat.
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
Clubs

Clubs
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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Widows Night Out
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
All widows are invited to come together for a relaxing evening of conversation (sharing) on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 PM in the Carnevale Center. If you have any questions, please call Patricia at 973.747.7616
October Journey Retreat
07:00 PM
October Journey Retreat
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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October Journey Retreat

October 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 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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October Journey retreat
- 03:00 PM
October Journey Retreat
HOPE- Breast Cancer Awareness

HOPE members will be out side the church after all masses distributing information to raise awareness for breast cancer.
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.
Retreat Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
November Team
6th Grade Religious Education Special Event
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
Special Event in Church Hall. (basement of Church)
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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
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).
Open Gym
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Fun with friends in St. Mary's School Gym.
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Liturgy 8:30am

Liturgy 8:30am
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
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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Bake Sale - Grade 7

Bake Sale - Grade 7
7:00-9:30pm School Dance in Gym - Gr. 6-8

7:00-9:30pm School Dance in Gym for Gr. 6-8
Widows Night Out
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
All widows are invited to come together for a relaxing evening of conversation (sharing) on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 PM in the Carnevale Center. If you have any questions, please call Patricia at 973.747.7616
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6th Grade Religious Education
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
All classes in youth center.
6th Grade Religious Education
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
All classes in youth center.
Confirmation Phase 2 Meetings
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
SPECIAL EVENT for ALL Phase 2 candidates at 7:00pm in the Carnevale Center. All Sunday and Tuesday candidates need to attend. This SPECIAL EVENT REPLACES THIS WEEK'S REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS.
Retreat Meeting
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
November Team
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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Halloween Parade at 1:30pm

Halloween Parade at 1:30pm
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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“Francis The Musical -
a story of the poor man of Assisi”

A new production of a musical about St. Francis is in
progress. The script was written by Dan Reed and 
Fr. Richard is working on the production. 

The first performance will be here on Sunday evening, 
October 4, the feast day of St. Francis.

Other performances will be on the Sundays of October
at St. Bonaventure’s Church in Paterson, St. Anthony’s
Church in Butler and St. Francis in New York City. 

Auditions for the play will be held here in the church
on Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9, from 7-9 PM. 

For more information, call Fr. Richard at the Parish Office 
973.835.0374.

 

 



  “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
Coffee Fellowship
Coffee & Donuts COME ONE COME ALL!

Coffee Fellowship
Coffee & Donuts COME ONE COME ALL!

WHEN: Sunday, May 31
TIME: Right after 9:00 Mass
WHERE: Courtyard
Join us for coffee, donuts and fellowship


Hosted by our Stephen Ministry
Christ Caring for People through People
 
Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation The Book of Exodus Presenter: Fr. Joe Thursdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 8:00 - 9:30 AM in CC 205 7:00 - 8:30 PM in CC 101-102

Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation The Book of Exodus Presenter: Fr. Joe Thursdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 8:00 - 9:30 AM in CC 205 7:00 - 8:30 PM in CC 101-102

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

The Gospel of Mark
Tuesdays—7:30 - 9 PM
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Rooms 009 & 010, Carnevale Center

For the remainder of 2015, the Sunday Gospel reading will be
taken from the Gospel of Mark, which is generally regarded
to be the first of the four Gospels to have been written.
To help us listen more attentively to the Sunday Gospel reading
and apply it to our own lives, these five presentations will provide
an overview of the Gospel of Mark and its place among the NT
Gospels - followed by an examination of its main themes and
emphases.
Select passages will be read in detail to illustrate the key points
that the evangelist makes about Jesus and Christian discipleship.
This series will be presented by Paul D. Sansone, who studied
scripture at The Catholic University of America (Washington,
DC) and has been active in adult faith formation and education
for many years.
 
American Sign Language Classes
June 7, 14 & 28 Following Family Liturgy 11:30AM – 1:30PM Room 101/102, Carnevale Center

American Sign Language Classes
June 7, 14 & 28 Following Family Liturgy 11:30AM – 1:30PM Room 101/102, Carnevale Center

Class will cover ABCs/Numbers 0-10, Colors/Shapes, Animal Signs, growing up Deaf and fun facts about Deaf Culture. There will be a Deaf Guest Speaker.

 

All children and their families are welcome


Class will be taught by Anthony De Franco, who attended Lake Drive Program for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children in Mt. Lakes from Pre-K through 12th Grade. He graduated from Gallaudet University, the world's only university for Deaf & Hard of Hearing students in Washington, DC with a BA in Deaf Studies. He is currently working part-time as an American Sign Language tutor at Bergen Community College and earned the Best Newcomer Tutor Award in May 2014.

To hold a spot in class email Anthony at anth161@yahoo.com

 
11 DAY ITALY PILGRIMAGE
November 4 – 14, 2015 Hosted by Fr. Gonzalo de Jesús Torres-Acosta, OFM

11 DAY ITALY PILGRIMAGE
November 4 – 14, 2015 Hosted by Fr. Gonzalo de Jesús Torres-Acosta, OFM

$3279 per person from Newark
(Air/land tour price is $2649 plus $630 govt. taxes/airline surcharges) 
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip Air from Newark, $630 govt. taxes/airline surcharges,
First Class/Select Hotels, Most Meals,
Services of a professional Tour Director & Comprehensive Sightseeing,
All hotel service charges, porterage and entrances fees. 
Visit Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice
with Vatican City and a PAPAL AUDIENCE
For a brochure & more information contact 
Fr. Gonzalo at: Gonzaloofm@hotmail.com or Ms. Shirley Costello at:
Tel: (800) 221-4984 / Email: shirley@nawas.com
 
Pathways Counseling Center
Bereavement Groups offered

Pathways Counseling Center
Bereavement Groups offered

Lighted Path
Are you coping with loss of a loved one,
family member, friend, co-worker? Join our 6-week bereavement
group beginning Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 - 9 PM at Pathways
Counseling Center. Registration required - please call 973.835.6337 to register or for more information. There is no fee.

Recently Widowed
Are you coping with theloss of a spouse? Join our 6-week bereavement group beginning Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 - 9 PM at Pathways Counseling Center.
Registration required - please call 973.835.6337 to register or for
more information; participants should plan to attend all six sessions

If interested, please call 973.835.6337; more
information to follow.
 
Women's Rights Team
Did you know that there is a serious and pervasive problem with rape, sexual assault and harassment in the US military

Women's Rights Team
Did you know that there is a serious and pervasive problem with rape, sexual assault and harassment in the US military

 The following are statistics from the 2014 Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Annual Report (SAPRO):
• 20,000 service members experienced at least one sexual assault during 2014: 1 in 20 women (4.9%) and 1 in 100 men (.9%).
• Over 3 in 5 women (62%) who reported a sexual assault experienced professional, social, or administrative retaliation or punishment. The majority of those who were retaliated against faced reprisal from superiors and commanders.
• Fewer than 1 in 5 victims openly reported their sexual assault. 3,678 service members reported the incident to law enforcement, out of a total 20,000 survivors.
This current issue needs our attention and action. As we did with the topic of equal pay last month, we ask you to do research, form opinions and identify possible action steps to fight the cited injustices.

 Look at Protect Our Defenders web site at www.protectourdefenders.com Their mission states: We honor, support and give voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. We seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment — systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming them while failing to prosecute perpetrators.

While we could not find a specific related statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we did find a timely and relevant article from U.S. Catholic magazine that offers a Catholic perspective on the issue. It can be read at http://bit.ly/1H0lD8k

As always, please contact us with your ideas, concerns or questions at  (973) 653-9728 or Women's Rights Team
 
Circle of Friendship
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.

Circle of Friendship
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 VanVooren Room, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns, please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
 
2015 Annual Fund
Annual Fund
Annual Fund May the Lord give you peace!

This is the time of year when we kick off the St. Mary’s Annual Fund Drive. This drive is vital to the operation of the parish and it is critical for the capital needs of the parish. As you know we do a great deal of good work at St. Mary’s and all of that good work is due to your generosity. However, we count on the Annual Fund to close the budget gap. The Annual Fund helps us to accomplish the things that we might not otherwise be able to accomplish. Our goal this year is $325,000.   more...

 If you would like to make a pledge or one-time payment to the Annual Fund through our eGiving program, Faith Direct, visit www.faithdirect.net

You do not need to have or open an account with Faith Direct to make a one-time payment to the Annual Fund.

Please use our parish code: NJ23.

2015 Carnival July 6-11
2015 Carnival News!
2015 Carnival News!
St Mary's Carnival
July 6-11

Summer 2015

The biggest news is that the Carnival is a Parish event this year! We are really excited about this and hope all of our parishioners jump at the chance to help out and make the 2015 St. Mary’s Carnival a great success!

Click here to find out what you can do!   

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
EMHC Training Session
EMHC Training Session
Eucharistic MinisterTraining Session
Thursday, June 25, 7:00 PM in church

You’ve been confirmed; how about considering becoming
a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion?
Fr. Richard will train new Eucharistic Ministers on
Thursday, June 25, at 7 PM in church.

Please contact Gisela Moore at 973.835.5841, ext. 119 or email to gisela@stmarys-pompton.org to register or if you have questions.

All parishioners are welcome!

 

RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
Never been baptized?
Baptized in another faith and interested in becoming Catholic?
Baptized as Catholic but not raised Catholic?
Not confirmed in the Catholic Church?

Just interested in learning more about your Catholic Faith?
You are all invited to join us on Saturday, June 13, for our
next Inquiry Session, 4:00 PM in the Prayer Room.
[Additional
inquiry sessions will be held on July 18 and August 15.]
Are you interested? Know someone who is interested?
Please contact Keith Orotosky at 973.476.4398,
  keithorotosky@gmail.com
GOING THROUGH CHALLENGES?
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry


For women & men
Financial struggles? Family worries? Loneliness? New to the area? Experiencing losses? Cancer diagnosis for yourself or a loved one? Chronic illness? Returned home after military service? No matter what has come to your doorstep…care & resources are available in our parish.
OUR PASTORAL MINISTRY CAN HELP YOU.
Call Beverly Delleart, Director, at 973-835-0374, ext. 113
All calls confidential. No fee care provided.

Interested in volunteering in our ministry? Call above too!

 

Become a Lay Franciscan
Lay Franciscans
Lay Franciscans
St. Francis welcomed lay people into the Franciscan family and wrote a rule from which they could draw inspiration and order for their Franciscan life. They were originally called Brothers and Sisters of Penance and later The Third Order.

For nearly 800 years, Lay Catholics have made a life commitment and become members of what is now called The Secular Franciscan Order [“secular” meaning we are embedded in the world]. There are some 15,000 Catholic Secular Franciscans in the U.S. and about 400,000 around the world.
Men and women of St. Mary’s fraternity of seculars meet
once a month, usually the second Tuesday - join us. All are
welcome!
For further information email Patrick Hanley at pathanley@verizon.net or visit http://www.ourladyoftheangelsregion.org/
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.


Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawls Available
Prayer Shawls Available
These garments
continue to be symbolic of unconditional love and
embrace each and every recipient with hope and love in
good and bad times. For all of us involved in this thriving
ministry, we each feel blessed and a sense of peace while
making these garments. We are grateful that we are able
to continue with this wonderful ministry.
The dedicated women of the shawl ministry meet every
month in the Carnevale Center, Room 201 @ 7 PM.
Anyone who crochets or knits is welcome. If you have
any questions or would like to give or get a shawl, please
contact the Parish Office and leave a message for the
Shawl Ministry 973.835.0374.
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a
smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the
potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia
Memorial Vigil Light
Memorial Vigil Light
Memorial Vigil Light
There are three Memorial Vigil Lights available. The cost is $100 and the light will stay lit for one year. If you are interested in a vigil light in memory of a loved one, please stop at the Parish Office and fill out a request form.
Franciscan Challenge
 THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE HOLY NAME PROVINCE
 THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE HOLY NAME PROVINCE Dear Community of St. Mary’s,
Your warm welcome for me as I came to speak to you about our annual Franciscan Challenge this past weekend was another example of the wonderful Franciscan hospitality for which you are known.
Your care and support of the Franciscan Friars who serve you now, and those to come in the future, is evidence of the love you have for those who have served in the past.
Thank you for your participation in our Provincial fundraising event. Your gift ensures that the Franciscan spirit will endure in our world and in our church.
Thank you for being a true instrument of peace to all the Friars and to those we serve.
A very special thanks also to Fr. Frank and all the Friars of the parish for sharing their home with me in a wonderful, fraternal way.

Many blessings,
Fr. David Convertino, OFM
Executive Director
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Office of Development
Please visit our website for more information or to make a donation at www.thefranciscans.org
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! I invite you to help
St. Mary’s save money by giving up your offertory
envelopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will
provide our parish with consistent support and simplify
your giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in
giving up envelopes this Lenten season!

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)

Book Distribution
Book Distribution
Book Distribution
Book Distribution
June 27 & 28

 Like to read?
Fr Richard and the 8th 
grade class of the school are going to host a book distribution after all masses the weekend of June 27 & 28.
The books will be out on tables in
the Courtyard for parishioners to browse and take. 
17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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