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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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Antioch 2015

 

 

 Pizza with the Friars
Wednesday October 21st 2015 @ 7:00PM

we invite single men – ages 18 to 45- 
interested in learning more about
our Franciscan life 
to join us for an informal dinner 
at our Saint Mary’s friary.
RSVP to Fr. Gonzalo at Gonzaloofm@hotmail.com or 973-835-0374 ext. 702

Is God calling you to be a Franciscan Friar?

 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. We foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with those whom we serve and by standing in solidarity with all people

 

 

 

 

  “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
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
 
Spanish Classes
Spanish Classes ¿Hablas español? Intense Spanish Classes by Fr. Gonzalo and members of our Hispanic Ministry

Spanish Classes
Spanish Classes ¿Hablas español? Intense Spanish Classes by Fr. Gonzalo and members of our Hispanic Ministry

Every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:30 PM
from September 12th to November 28th at the Church Hall

These will be classes for beginners, but we will go fast.
There will be homework.

Information and Registration with Fr. Gonzalo
gonzaloofm@stmarys-pompton.org
 or 973.835.0374 ext 702

Registration is required – space is limited
Spanish Basic skills- and Latin-Americans cultures
 
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group— Lost Angels offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of children, grandchildren or siblings as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
Our next gathering will take place on Thursday, September 3, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry
Jesus affirmed the Old Testament teaching to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We are all called to discipleship. If you are a good listener and have the gift of compassion, God may be calling you to share your gifts with those in need. Prayerfully consider becoming a Saint Mary’s Stephen Minister

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry
Jesus affirmed the Old Testament teaching to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We are all called to discipleship. If you are a good listener and have the gift of compassion, God may be calling you to share your gifts with those in need. Prayerfully consider becoming a Saint Mary’s Stephen Minister

All Saint Mary’s Parishioners are Invited to Learn about our
CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING MINISTRY
Stephen Ministry
Journey with Cancer Ministry
Military Care
Baptismal Aftercare
INFORMATION NIGHT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Conference Room @ 7:00 PM
Next Training Class Starts in November
New this year for those in Training:
Free Child Care, Early Class Start Time and Condensed Classes

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

 

 

 

                          

 Your inquiry will always be attended to and handled confidentially. This ministry is provided on a no-fee basis for our community.

 
Mom's Group Mom's Group
St. Mary’s is pleased to announce the formation of its Moms Group. Come join this special sisterhood of mothers!

Mom's Group Mom's Group
St. Mary’s is pleased to announce the formation of its Moms Group. Come join this special sisterhood of mothers!


Our goal is to provide opportunities to connect with each other
and offer support to all moms of the parish through fun activities/
events (both with and without kids). 

Our kick-off meeting will be held on Friday, September 18, at 9:30 AM.

Please email Noelle Houghton and Heather Schnaars at stmarysmoms@hotmail.comfor more information, including location details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 
St. Mary’s Singles’ Dance
Our Harvest Moon social for area singles [ages 40 and up] will be held Saturday, September 19, 8 PM in Downey Hall.

St. Mary’s Singles’ Dance
Our Harvest Moon social for area singles [ages 40 and up] will be held Saturday, September 19, 8 PM in Downey Hall.

Admission: $15 [includes beer, wine,
nonalcoholic beverages, coffee, tea and DJ, plus 2 50/50 tickets.

Join us for an evening of fun.
 
Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María
Free English Classes at Saint Mary’s

Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María 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 14 de septiembre, 7:30 – 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 no 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 14, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, downstairs in the Carnevale Center. (Mondays and Wednesdays) Adult immigrants from all countries are welcome to attend.
 
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.

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.

Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen
Please join us on the
third Saturday of each month to serve a meal to those in need
during our Soup Kitchen Outreach to Sacred Heart Church in
Jersey City.   


Our next trip to the Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, 
September 19, - reserve your space soon!
Please call the Parish Office if you can help with this rewarding ministry.
 A committee member will contact you with details.

 

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.


Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

What is the best way to ensure our parish receives the support needed for our operating expenses and ministries during the busy summer months?
 eGiving through Faith Direct!

Increased enrollment with Faith Direct will help stabilize our parish finances during the coming summer months when many families are away on vacation.

Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with your time and talents as well as treasure!


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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