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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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LATINO PARTY
Saturday OCTOBER 8
7 to 11:30pm 
Carnevale Center

Mexican and Colombian bands
plenty of Latin-American delicious food and a lot of LOVE and FUN
to raise funds for the many needs of our parish and the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 
Tickets are $20 and available at the Parish Office from Monday Sep 26 or at the door the day of the party. 

 

Fiesta Hispana el 8 de octubre en el Centro Carnevale de 7 a 11:30 pm 

 

 

 


 

 Adult Faith Formation Workshop

October 22 9-11:30 AM
Church Hall
Show Me the Path of Life

Using Divine Wisdom to Plan Our Days and Cultivate a Life of Balance
 Carol and Roger Pisani 

Does your life seem out of balance? Are your days spent running from crisis to crisis? Do you long for a sense of peace in the middle of it all?
More and more people are using online calendars to plan their lives - what if you could “go online” in a different way: making yourself available to the wisdom of God as a starting point for your personal and professional planning? Sound impossible? People have been doing it for centuries to live to the fullest of joy, peace and service to the world.

Join us for this workshop 
Show me the Path of Life

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Conversations on our Faith Conversations on our Faith
You are invited to attend a new program Conversations on our Faith

Conversations on our Faith Conversations on our Faith
You are invited to attend a new program Conversations on our Faith

Beginning September after 10:30 Mass and Wednesday mornings

 Sunday 11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 
Come to one or come to all!

Five different sessions offered
See HERE
 
 
ELL Classes restart ELL Classes restart
APRENDAMOS INGLÉS! Clases gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María Free English Classes at Saint Mary’s Las clases de inglés para adultos y jóvenes empezarán el lunes 12 de septiembre, 7:25/ 9:00PM en el sótano del Centro Carnevale. Serán todos los lunes y miércoles. Es extremadamente importante que aprendamos el idioma del país que nos acoge y al que hemos decidido venir a vivir. Hablar inglés nos abre muchas puertas. Nuestros voluntarios son maestros profesionales. ¡Dios es Amor! Saint Mary’s Church Carnevale Center 10 Lenox Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

ELL Classes restart ELL Classes restart
APRENDAMOS INGLÉS! Clases gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María Free English Classes at Saint Mary’s Las clases de inglés para adultos y jóvenes empezarán el lunes 12 de septiembre, 7:25/ 9:00PM en el sótano del Centro Carnevale. Serán todos los lunes y miércoles. Es extremadamente importante que aprendamos el idioma del país que nos acoge y al que hemos decidido venir a vivir. Hablar inglés nos abre muchas puertas. Nuestros voluntarios son maestros profesionales. ¡Dios es Amor! Saint Mary’s Church Carnevale Center 10 Lenox Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

English Language Learning Classes for adults new to the United States will begin on Monday, September 12, 7:25- 9:00 PM, downstairs in the Carnevale Center. (Mondays and Wednesdays) Adult immigrants from all countries are welcome to attend.

Thom J McKenzie Director of our ELL, Thanks for your many years of service at Saint Mary's
 
Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events
K of C Events for October

Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events
K of C Events for October

What: Oktoberfest for St. Mary's Food Pantry
When: Saturday, October 15
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Cost: $35 [includes Food, Soda, Coffee, Tea,
Dessert, Wine & German/Oktoberfest
Beer, Live Music, 50/50 and Barrel of Cheer Raffle]
Info: For tickets or more info, contact Keith Ahearn,
201.388.7346.

What: Halloween Family Breakfast
When: Sunday October 23, 7:30 AM - Noon
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Children, Children under 5 Free

[Includes Eggs, Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes, Coffee, Tea, Juice and more.

 

 Visit  www.kofc3801.org

 
Stephen Ministry Formation Program begins November Stephen Ministry Formation Program begins November
Is this the year for you to explore this Pastoral Ministry? Do you desire to extend emotional & spiritual support to another? Do you wish to share hope and encouragement with someone journeying through one of life’s challenges? Are you seeking to grow your faith and learn new Christian caregiving skills as one of God’s disciples? We meet and serve others with “listening ears” & “open hearts”!

Stephen Ministry Formation Program begins November Stephen Ministry Formation Program begins November
Is this the year for you to explore this Pastoral Ministry? Do you desire to extend emotional & spiritual support to another? Do you wish to share hope and encouragement with someone journeying through one of life’s challenges? Are you seeking to grow your faith and learn new Christian caregiving skills as one of God’s disciples? We meet and serve others with “listening ears” & “open hearts”!

Christian Caregiving here at Saint Mary’s
Stephen Ministry…Journey With Cancer Ministry…Military Care
Consolation Funeral Care…Baptismal Aftercare…Partners in Ministry

For information, call Beverly Delleart, Ministry Director, at 973-835-0374, ext. 113.
 
Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Invite single men between the ages of 18 to 45, interested in learning more about Franciscan Life, to join our regional fraternities (Butler, Wood-Ridge, Paterson, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes) every two weeks for Evening Prayer and dinner, beginning on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 5PM at Saint Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.

Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community Northern New Jersey Franciscan Discernment Community
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Invite single men between the ages of 18 to 45, interested in learning more about Franciscan Life, to join our regional fraternities (Butler, Wood-Ridge, Paterson, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes) every two weeks for Evening Prayer and dinner, beginning on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 5PM at Saint Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.

For more information and reservation, please contact our local Vocational Director, Fr. Gonzalo Torres, OFM at Gonzaloofm@Hotmail.com or 973-835-0374 (ext 702)

“Holy Name Province is an evangelical and missionary fraternity called to minister in the Eastern United States and abroad. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, we are disciples of Christ who seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday experience of all people through Franciscan witness, popular preaching, teaching, and pastoral leadership. We foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with those whom we serve and by standing in solidarity with all people, especially the alienated, the immigrant, and the poor.”

Comunidad Franciscana de Discernimiento en el Norte Nueva Jersey

Los frailes franciscanos de la Provincia del Santo Nombre invitamos a hombres solteros entre las edades de 18 a 45 años, interesados en conocer más acerca de nuestra vida franciscana, a que nos acompañen a orar y cenar en alguna de nuestras fraternidades locales (Butler, Wood-Ridge, Paterson, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes), comenzando el jueves 19 de mayo 2016 en nuestro convento de San Antonio de Padua en Butler, NJ. Para más información y reservación, por favor comunicarse con nuestro Director Regional de Vocaciones el Padre Gonzalo Torres, OFM Gonzaloofm@Hotmail.com or 973-835-0374 (ext 702)

“La Provincia del Santo Nombre es una fraternidad evangélica y misionera llamada a servir en el Este de los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. Arraigados en la tradición católica y franciscana, somos discípulos de Cristo que buscamos llevar el Evangelio a la experiencia diaria de todas las personas a través del testimonio franciscano, la predicación popular, la enseñanza y el liderazgo pastoral. Impulsamos el discipulado cristiano colaborando con aquéllos a quienes servimos y solidarizándonos con todas las personas, especialmente las alienadas, los inmigrantes y los pobres.”
 
Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days
St. Mary’s Parish Presents... Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 (or 11) Days * Departure: November 26, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise OPTIONAL 3 Days 2-Night Magical Christmas Markets of Prague Post Tour Extension

Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 Days
St. Mary’s Parish Presents... Christmas on the Danube with Fr. Gonzalo : 9 (or 11) Days * Departure: November 26, 2016 featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise OPTIONAL 3 Days 2-Night Magical Christmas Markets of Prague Post Tour Extension

Highlights...

Vienna ● Vienna Opera House ● Hofburg Palace ● Wachau Valley ● Glühwein Party ● Passau ● Regensburg ● Nuremberg ● Christmas Markets ● Rothenburg ● Würzburg * Prague

1st Class and Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
19 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare from New York (NYC)
Sightseeing: See attached itinerary
All baggage handling (1 bag per person)Services of a professional Tour Manager
Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
All taxes and service charges


Included in Above Prices: Roundtrip Airfare, Cruise, Air Taxes, Hotel Transfers
For more information call
Betty Houston
Cardinal Tours
(973) 835-0177
cardinaltoursllc@hotmail.com

 
2016 Annual Fund
Pray   Serve    Give
Pray   Serve    Give

Greetings from St. Mary's!

It's hard to believe that it's September already! I hope you had a great summer.
I am very grateful to all of you for your generosity to the 2016-2017 Annual Fund! So far we have raised $185,609; our goal is $350,000. If you've already made a gift, thanks!

With September comes back to school days! You gift to the annual fund helps support St. Mary's School.

St. Mary's School is a faith-filled community of students, parents, teachers and Franciscan Friars. Our Mission Statement, "Our Mission is to educate the "whole child" spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically through the collaborative efforts of staff and parents whose lives reflect the Gospel message" is a living document and strives to "teach what we believe...live what we teach." Our focus is on faith development, academic excellence and dedication to service. All students are encouraged to share their time and talent by participating in many service projects throughout the year, including the Giving Tree, Peer Tutoring, Birthday Giving Project, Joan's Monarch Wishes, Barktoberfest and many more. Students are immersed in a faith-filled environment and are participants in weekly Liturgy, the Living Rosary, the Living Stations of the Cross, Retreats and Prayer Services. Academically, St. Mary's School strives to identify the unique talents and learning styles of each student. A partnership of parents, teachers, students and administrator exists to support all students.


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

Thanks for all you do for St. Mary's!
      

Volunteer Nurses Needed
Medical Assistance Program Needs
Medical Assistance Program Needs
St Mary's Medical Assistance Program, providing medical care to the uninsured of the community is in need of volunteer Registered Nurses to assist with our program.
If you are interested in volunteering a few hours per month on a Monday evening, please leave a message for Rita Kelly at 973-835-0374
or email smc@stmarys-pompton.org
Parish Day in Our Courtyard!
Taste of Saint Mary’s!
Taste of Saint Mary’s!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
“Taste of Saint Mary’s!” Cookbook
Parish Day in Our Courtyard!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
Come Join Us…
Meet some of our “chefs” with “tastings” of their recipes!
Our Friars will dedicate & sign books!
Music & Beverages served for all!
Books will be available for sale!
PICK UP YOUR PRE-ORDERED BOOKS DURING THIS TIME.
Youth Praise and Worship (rock band)
Youth Praise and Worship (rock band)
Youth Praise and Worship (rock band)

Youth Praise and Worship (rock band)
Meets on Wednesdays at 6 - 7:15 PM.
Open to all students in grades 6-12
and made up of both vocalists and instrumentalists (guitar, bass, piano).

We choose to worship in a more contemporary Christian style.
Our first rehearsal was on September 15.
We provide music for Youth Masses the first Sunday of every month.

Registration for all choirs can be done
online at www.stmarys-pompton.org
Music Together
10-Week Fall Session
10-Week Fall Session
A music class for our youngest parishioners (0-5 years - with a caregiver); faith-inclusive, exploring music in an interactive and age-appropriate way. [Rhythm instruments, shakers, scarves will be used while singing, dancing and praying together].

10 weeks beginning September 13, 45-minute classes, 12 children per class - Tuesdays at 4:00 PM or Wednesdays at 9:30 AM.

Visit www.stmarys-pompton.org to register. 
If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Limey
cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org
New Parish Office Hours
New Parish Office Hours
New Parish Office Hours Please note Our Parish Office Hours will change effective August 12, 2016.

Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday Office Closed
Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Please follow the procedure below if you are having an evening meeting or event any weekday or Saturday.

• Sign out appropriate key at the Parish Office before 4 PM.
• Return key to lock box located on either the front or back door of the Parish Office
• Please note that the friars are not available to open buildings if you forget to get a key!
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

In this season of Advent, we are continuously preparing ourselves for the celebration of Christ's birth. Why not help our own parish prepare for the coming new year by signing up with Faith Direct?

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


God Bless You,
Fr Frank 



Enroll today!   www.faithdirect.net and use our parish code NJ23.  

Thank you in advance for your support and for using Faith Direct!

 How to easily enroll in Faith Direct

Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information
Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information
Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information The staff of St. Mary's would like to extend thanks for your time and dedication in your ministry to the youth of our parish. Our youth are blessed in many ways by your presence in their lives.

All adults 18 years of age or older who work with children or youth are required by the Diocese of Paterson to meet the requirements of the program set forth by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops called Protecting God's Children.

Please click HERE to become informed of the three steps required by the Paterson Diocese.


Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship
Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship
Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship
Fortify your discipleship journey each day
by praying
Saint Mary’s Prayer for Discipleship


Blessed are You, Lord God of all creation,
In Your goodness You have created us,
In Your mercy You have redeemed us,
And in Your every loving Wisdom
You sustain us with your Spirit.
You have given us the gift of faith,
the gift of Saint Mary’s community,
and the gift of Your call to be Your disciples.
We beg You now for the gifts of:
Enlightenment
that through our PRAYER we may know Your holy and true command;
Discipleship
that we may SERVE the needs of the community and not simply our own; and,
Gratitude
that we may give of ourselves for the good of all.
May we discover what is ours to do and 
may we do good works each day for the sake of Your Kingdom. Amen.

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

Click on this link http://www.catholicharities-cardonations.org/ to donate your car to Catholic Charities or call 1-855-670-GIVE(4483)

2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal - Be Rich in Good Works
2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal - Be Rich in Good Works

Many parishioners have received [or will soon receive] a letter from Bishop Serratelli requesting support for the 2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal; this year the theme is Be Rich in Good Works.
Four worthy causes are supported: Catholic Charities agencies; Nazareth Village [our diocesan priests’ retirement residence]; our inner-city elementary schools and seminarian education.
Whatever you can do to help these worthy causes will be a great blessing!
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