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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. 


Parish Mission
Exploring the Fifth Gospel
Presented by Fr. Joe Juracek, OFM
in Downey Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday March 2,3,4,
12:30 PM (after noon mass) and 7:00 PM
 
The Holy Land is often referred to as the Fifth Gospel, for to walk where Jesus walked, to be where He taught and performed miracles adds a new dimension to the written Word of God.
Our Parish Mission will focus on the holy places of our faith; Fr. Joe will share his experience of the Fifth Gospel.


Bi-Lingual Mass!
We will celebrate a bilingual liturgy on Sunday, March 8, at 9 AM in church.
Our Spanish-speaking and English-speaking communities will come together
to celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Lent and give thanks
 to God for our unity as one, diverse St. Mary’s community.
Please join us!

 

 A LENTEN ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION

ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE: A LENTEN ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION 4-WEEK STUDY PROGRAM
AN INTRODUCTION TO:
• GMO’S IMPACT - WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD?
• CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT
• MOVE TO ACTION – WHAT WE CAN DO.
TUESDAYS, MARCH 10, 17, 24 and 31
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CARNEVALE CENTER Room 203/204
10 LENOX AVENUE
POMPTON LAKES, NJ 07442
Registration deadline: Monday, March 9. Limited seating.

TO REGISTER FOR 4-WEEK SERIES, PLEASE EMAIL:
Mike Moffa mikemoffa@yahoo.com
Camille Gaines camillemgaines@gmail.com

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
  

  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

  “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
Adult Faith Formation
Bible Study

Adult Faith Formation
Bible Study

The Book of Genesis - Presenter: Fr. Joe
Genesis, the first book of the Bible, open with the Hebrew word bereshit, which means “in the beginning.” In this book we find the very basic principles of our faith and our beliefs.
We will study Genesis on Mondays during Lent:
February 23, March 9, 16 and 23. Two classes:
8:00 - 9:30 AM in CC 203 & 204
7:00 - 8:30 PM in Catherine Spina Hall

The Joy of the Gospel - Presenter: Fr. Joe
Joy of the Gospel is Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation: “The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ, joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation, I wish to encourage the faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.”
Come, let us read, study and pray how we can become better evangelizers of the gospel. Two classes on Thursdays:
8:00 - 9:30 AM in CC 203 and 204 [February 19 and 26]
7:00 - 8:30 PM in Catherine Spina Hall [March 5, 12 and 19]
 
Women's Cornerstone Women's Cornerstone
Women's Cornerstone 2015 is March 6-7. Don't miss your chance to participate in this amazing one-night retreat!

Women's Cornerstone Women's Cornerstone
Women's Cornerstone 2015 is March 6-7. Don't miss your chance to participate in this amazing one-night retreat!

What is Cornerstone? Cornerstone is an opportunity to renew your faith and grow in the experience of your Christian Community surrounded by a supportive group of women just like you. It is a place of warmth and hospitality where you take a breather from life’s daily stress. Come treat yourself to Cornerstone and know that You Are Loved. Share in some quiet, reflective time and learn about yourself on a personal and spiritual level again.

Look for brochures by the church entrance or contact Registration Co-chairs Luci Masherelli lucimash2@yahoo.com  973.886.6546] or Mary Rose Hoffmann maryrosehoff@gmail.com 973.432.7187].

Click here to visit our website and get more information. 

 
Men's Cornerstone Men's Cornerstone
Saturday, March 14

Men's Cornerstone Men's Cornerstone
Saturday, March 14

Men’s Cornerstone
Come hear
Fr. Michael Carnevale & Fr. Larry Anderson
at a one-day St. Mary’s
Men’s Cornerstone Reunion
Visit the webpage for more information 
HERE
 
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, March 5,, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Taller de Reflexión – Spanish Lent Workshop Taller de Reflexión – Spanish Lent Workshop
Taller de Reflexión – Spanish Lent Workshop Tema: Monseñor Oscar Romero, “CUARESMA, RENOVACIÓN DE NUESTRA ALIANZA CON DIOS”

Taller de Reflexión – Spanish Lent Workshop Taller de Reflexión – Spanish Lent Workshop
Taller de Reflexión – Spanish Lent Workshop Tema: Monseñor Oscar Romero, “CUARESMA, RENOVACIÓN DE NUESTRA ALIANZA CON DIOS”

El domingo 15 de marzo de 2015
Eucaristía: 9:00AM Centro Carnevale
Desayuno simple y taller
en el sótano de la Iglesia de Santa María
Saint Mary’s Church
17 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Con por el Padre Raimundo Rivera
Director del Ministerio Migrante de la
Diócesis de Paterson 
 
K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

K of C Events
Knights of Columbus Schedule of Events

Upcoming  Events 

K of C Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
When: Sunday, March 1, 7:30 AM - Noon
Where: Catherine Spina Hall
Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Children [pay at door], Children under 5 - free
Menu: Eggs, Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes, Coffee, Tea, Juice and more

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


• May 1—Golf Outing
 
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.
 
Become a Lay Franciscan
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.

Become a Lay Franciscan
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/
 
Pathways Dinner Dance 2015
Pathways Counseling Center is happy to be sponsoring an “old Country Style” Fish n’ Chips Dinner Dance catered by the famous Thistle Restaurant and Catering Company on Saturday, March 21, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at the Carnevale Center.

Pathways Dinner Dance 2015
Pathways Counseling Center is happy to be sponsoring an “old Country Style” Fish n’ Chips Dinner Dance catered by the famous Thistle Restaurant and Catering Company on Saturday, March 21, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at the Carnevale Center.

Tickets are still only $30.00 and include a FRESH Fish n’
Chips dinner [complete with cole slaw, chips, soft drinks,
coffee, tea and desserts]. (Optional Chicken dinner is available
on advance orders only.)

 Entertainment will be provided by
THE FOUR MAN TRIO, a 50’s–60’s BAND – (some band
members were formerly with “In Harmony”). For tickets or
more information, please call Pathways at 973.835.6337
 
Lenten Schedule
Lenten Schedule  2015
Lenten Schedule  2015
LENTEN SCHEDULE 2015
Lenten Weekday Mass Schedule:
 7:30 AM and 12:00 Noon in church
All Mondays of Lent: Stations of the Cross - 7:00 PM
Individual Reconciliation - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Parish Mission
Exploring the Fifth Gospel
Presented by Fr. Joe Juracek, OFM
in Downey Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday [March 2,3,4],
12:30 PM (after noon mass) and 7:00 PM
The Holy Land is often referred to as the Fifth Gospel, for to walk where Jesus walked, to be where He taught and performed miracles adds a new dimension to the written Word of God.
Our Parish Mission will focus on the holy places of our faith; Fr. Joe will share his experience of the Fifth Gospel.

Communal Reconciliation Services
Saturday, March 14 - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 25 - 7:30 PM
FREE Blood Pressure Screening
Health & Wellness Ministry
Health & Wellness Ministry

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Offered by St. Mary’s Health & Wellness Ministry
Sunday, March 8, 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon in the Carnevale Center. Please come in to take advantage of this program.
Questions? 
Call Rita Kelly at 973.696.5960.

Hospital Visitations
Hospital Visitations
Hospital Visitations

If you have a family member or friend in the hospital and would like a friar to visit, please call the Parish Office (973-835-0374) and leave your name and phone number.

 St. Mary’s is not notified by the hospital; parishioners need to let us know of the need for a visit. Thank you. 

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
--Matthew 11:28

Stephen Ministers help people who feel broken to feel whole again through Christ’s love and healing. Men caring for men; women caring for women. Always confidential, loyal and trustworthy.
Journey from darkness to light; from despair to hope; from sadness to joy. 

  BEVERLY DELLEART

Director of Stephen Ministry, Certified Spiritual Director,

 

Operation Starfish
Operation Starfish
Operation Starfish

The tradition of Operation Starfish
continues as we reflect on the belief that alms-
giving isn’t about the size or amount of the gift; each gift—big or mall—is important!

A program that the whole family can participate in, Operation Starfish can teach our children about fasting, almsgiving and prayer and encourage them, and remind us, to offer some loose change at the end of each week.
Thank you for your generosity!

Come and See Evening with the Friars in NJ
Come and See Evening with the Friars in NJ
Come and See Evening with the Friars in NJ Come and See Evening with the Friars in New Jersey
The Franciscan Friars at St. Mary’s Church/Friary in Pompton Lakes, NJ, will be hosting an open-house evening for men interested in theFranciscan Friars of Holy Name Province on Saturday April 11, 2015.

Visitors will share meals and conversations, pray and celebrate the Eucharist with the friars to get an “immersion style” taste of Franciscan life. Participants will also learn about the ministries of our friars and our lay brothers and sisters. Is God calling YOU? To register, contact vocation directors; Fr. Gonzalo Torres, OFM at 973-835-0374 ext 702, or Gonzaloofm@hotmail.com or Br. Basil Valente, OFM, at 1-800-677-7788 or vocation@hnp.org.  For more information click HERE.
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.


Church Offerings
Church Offerings
Church Offerings
Offering cards for Altar Flowers are available
at the Parish Office. These make wonderful
remembrance gifts; the suggested donation is $50.

Offering cards for the Bread and Wine for the Liturgy of the Eucharist are available at the Parish Office. These make wonderful remembrance gifts; the suggested donation is $35.
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
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life

A sculpture of our Parish Tree of Memories is in the church vestibule. The tree affords a special and permanent remembrance of those who have shared God’s love with us and with our community. You may wish to remember a loved one, a friend or a special event in your life. A leaf for the tree will be engraved for a $500 gift. For more information, please stop by the Parish Office.

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)

2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal
Bishop's Annual Appeal
Bishop's Annual Appeal You may have received a letter asking you to support the 2014 Bishop’s annual Appeal. If you have not yet responded, there is still time to do so as the 2014 Appeal funds are used to support ministries and programs to the end of the diocesan fiscal year on June 20, 2015. Your gift is a great blessing and valued so we can serve Christ by serving his people.
17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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