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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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  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. 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME!

St. Mary’s would like to recognize the following adults who were received into the Church at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening. These 16 adults have been in formation through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process for the last nine months.

Baptized, Confirmed and received First Eucharist
Brandon Langer
Ashley Laurice
Carol Mosca

Confirmed and received First Eucharist
Joseph Domko Norma Rodrigo
Leticia Morales Griselda Hernandez/Valerdi

Confirmed
Elvia Díaz Gabriela Meza-Valdez
Richard Findura Victor Meza-Valdez
Valarie Grande Noemí Meza-Valdez
Jessica Heyzer Theodore Roberto

Confession of faith and received full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Erin Schissel

Please welcome these newest members
of our parish community.


  “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
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Join us for our annual celebration of CINCO DE MAYO to raise funds for the many needs of our parish on Saturday, May 2, at the Carnevale Center, with live music by Mariachi America, DJ La Rokola, and the Santana Tribute Band Stone Flower. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Entry $25- Food included-Tickets are available in the Parish Office - Organized by Saint Mary’s Hispanic Ministry.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Join us for our annual celebration of CINCO DE MAYO to raise funds for the many needs of our parish on Saturday, May 2, at the Carnevale Center, with live music by Mariachi America, DJ La Rokola, and the Santana Tribute Band Stone Flower. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Entry $25- Food included-Tickets are available in the Parish Office - Organized by Saint Mary’s Hispanic Ministry.


Ven a nuestra celebración del Cinco de Mayo, para recaudar fondos para las muchas necesidades de nuestra parroquia. El 2 de mayo a las 7 PM en el Centro Carnevale (10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442). Música en vivo con el Maricahi América, DJ La Rokola y la banda Stone Flower. Los boletos ($25) se venden en la Oficina Parroquial (31 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442). Evento organizado por el ministerio hispano de Santa María For more information click HERE
 
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.
 
K of C Comedy Night and Golf Outing
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

K of C Comedy Night and Golf Outing
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

Upcoming  Events 
K of C Comedy Night for the Wounded Warrior Project
When: Saturday, April 18, Doors Open: 6:30 PM - Showtime: 8:30 PM
Where: Carnevale Center
Admission: $35 [includes Buffet Style Dinner, Coffee, Tea, Dessert, Wine, Beer, Soda]
For tickets or more info contact: Ray Grimes at 973.835.4487
Tickets may also be purchased at: www.kofc3801.org


The Knights of
Columbus Marian Council #3801 is holding the
Basil M. Ricci Golf Annual Outing on Friday,
May 1, at Skyview Golf Club in Sparta.

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]. Proceeds will benefit the
Tara Lynn Jankowski Memorial Scholarship Fund and our own
High School Scholarship program.
Not a golfer? Support our effort and sponsor a hole for only
$100.00 or sponsor the breakfast at $175.00 or the lunch at $250.00.
Deadline to register: April 17 For more information, call Chris
Arts at 973.492.2708
 
Women's Rights Team
Did you know that on April 14 we observed Equal Pay Day? This date was chosen because, on that day, women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year.

Women's Rights Team
Did you know that on April 14 we observed Equal Pay Day? This date was chosen because, on that day, women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau report entitled Income and Poverty in the United States, “on average, women who work full-time, earn 78 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker earns”.

This inequity exists at all pay and salary levels. It occurs even when comparing a woman’s salary to a man’s for a job requiring the same level of knowledge and skill and for jobs, such as nursing, that are traditionally female dominated. It exists even though women are almost half the workforce and the equal, if not main, breadwinner in four out of ten families.

While this social justice topic is still timely, please take time to educate yourself on this issue. To begin the process you can visit www.aauw.org and www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination

As part of your discerning process the Women’s Rights Team challenges you to identify how you feel about this issue within the context of the Catholic Church’s social justice teaching.

“The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected--the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative.”

The paragraph above is a direct quote from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ web site. To further explore what the Church has to say on this topic go to http://bit.ly/1HbOCap 

In future bulletin articles the WRT will present a series of social justice issues that affect women and currently need our attention and action. We will ask you to do research, form opinions and identify possible action steps to fight the injustices.

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.
 
Join Us for a Hike to Remember!
May Hike

Join Us for a Hike to Remember!
May Hike

Who: Adults 18 and older

What: A 4-6 miles easy to moderately difficult hike in the
Mohonk Preserve in the majestic Shawangunk Mountains of
New York. It will include the Duck Pond Trail leading us to the
“Lemon Squeeze,” at the end of which we willh ave spectacular
views of the area, including the world famous rock climbing
“Gunks” and the historic resort, the Mohonk Mountain House.
Pack your own snacks/lunch and water.

When: Sunday, May 17, @ 8:30 AM

Logistics: Meet at St. Mary’s parking lot at 8:30 AM for
carpooling to the trailhead (~1hr).

Dogs: Not allowed in the Preserve.

More Info: 
Peg Buck at mmbuck@gmail.com / 973.267.8290
Russell Del'Re at russelldelre@gmail.com
 
2015 Carnival News!
2015 Carnival News!
2015 Carnival News!
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!   

Spring Making Music Praying Twice
Spring Making Music Praying Twice
Spring Making Music Praying Twice
The registration form is now on St. Mary’s Website. Register Here!  Classes will run on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning [classes started the week of April 12]. If you or anyone you know are interested, please go to the website www.stmarys-pompton.org and click online registration! We hope to see you there! Making Music, Praying Twice 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.

 

If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Limey
cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

. . .the love of God can transform our lives and let those desert places in our hearts bloom. The love of God can do this! Pope Francis

Make it your time to work through the sadness, worries, oppressions, fears, loneliness or whatever is weighing you down.
Sickness, loss of income, death of a loved one, family issues, and many other life issues can weigh us down. Call for a Stephen Minister today who will listen in Christian love.

  BEVERLY DELLEART

Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

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; their next meeting is Wednesday, February 11,
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.
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. All orders must be received by Thursday, April 30.

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)

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

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