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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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Are you looking for something 
to do together this Lent?
“Before the Flood”
4-Week Lenten Series
Tuesdays, March 14 - April 4,
7:00 - 9:00 PM, 
Carnevale Center
Inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical on
Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for our 
Common Home, St. Mary’s Franciscan Response
to Fracking and Advocates for Justice are happy to
present this action-oriented 4-week program.
It begins with a feature film on March 14, to be
discussed the following week. Empowering ways to
confront the obstacles to healthy air, food and water
are introduced in a group process which leads to
planning group action in the fourth week.
The NY Times calls Pope Francis’ encyclical “an
urgent call to action.”
Maybe this is your year to get involved!
to register or for more information.

 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Giggles for God Giggles for God
New Gatherings For Parents With Newborns & Young Children!

Giggles for God Giggles for God
New Gatherings For Parents With Newborns & Young Children!

Come join us for…
“Giggles For God!”
Saint Mary’s Sunday Morning Gathering Place
For Our Parents with
Newborns, Infants, & Young Children
Sundays, January 22 & 29
9:30-10:15 a.m., Carnevale Center
Stop by for a few minutes or longer!
Fellowship & Fun & Breakfast Goodies
Children’s Music, Story-Telling, & Toys
Featuring Artwork by Saint Mary’s School Children!
 
Women's Cornerstone Women's Cornerstone
WOMEN’S CORNERSTONE 2017 March 3-4, 2017 Make 2017 YOUR YEAR to Enjoy this Experience And Create a Cherished Memory. It is a unique opportunity to Renew, Reflect, Refresh, Relax . And It all happens in a Warm, Welcoming, PAMPERING(!!!) environment.

Women's Cornerstone Women's Cornerstone
WOMEN’S CORNERSTONE 2017 March 3-4, 2017 Make 2017 YOUR YEAR to Enjoy this Experience And Create a Cherished Memory. It is a unique opportunity to Renew, Reflect, Refresh, Relax . And It all happens in a Warm, Welcoming, PAMPERING(!!!) environment.

Join us Friday at 7PM as we begin this journey of faith and commaraderie among women. There will be Inspiring, Interesting and Informative talks . Take your choice of diverse offering of activities to participate in. Savor delicious meals, adult and other beverages and enticing sweets. Meet women whose company you will enjoy and who you will remember fondly after the retreat. Our conclusion will be at Mass Saturday at 8PM . Your family and friends are invited and encouraged to be there with us. A celebration for all to enjoy will follow.

For more information see the brochure here.

Donation for this experience is $70.

Register here OR you can call or email

Diane Blackman 973-632-3144 dbhomes26@gmail.com
Louisa Colacaicova 973-493-1387 mldl525@yahoo.com
 
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
PRAY - SERVE- GIVE - ALL ARE WELCOME The next meeting for the Saint Mary’s LGBT Ministry will be on Sunday February 12th. Members of LGBT ministry will attend the 12 Noon Mass, then we will gather for a light lunch and a faith sharing.

LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
PRAY - SERVE- GIVE - ALL ARE WELCOME The next meeting for the Saint Mary’s LGBT Ministry will be on Sunday February 12th. Members of LGBT ministry will attend the 12 Noon Mass, then we will gather for a light lunch and a faith sharing.

 We are disciples of Jesus Christ. The LGBT Ministry, at Saint Mary's is inspired to action by the charism of St. Francis of Assisi, to welcome, worship, and witness. By welcoming, celebrating and engaging, we are an example to our Catholic Community in fostering an inclusive environment. The group has regular gatherings, social events, guest presenters, days and evenings of prayer and reflection.

Please let us know if you plan to join us- via email: Roy Corson roycorson@msn.com
 
K of C Events K of C Events
Upcoming K of C Events February 12, Sunday - Valentine’s Breakfast 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM; $8 for adults - $5 for children Eggs, sausage, potatoes, French Toast, pancakes, omelettes, coffee, tea and more. March 1, Wednesday - Ash Wednesday Fish Fry 5:00 - 7:00 PM; $15 per person (includes Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Drink and Dessert) All orders are due by Sunday, February 26

K of C Events K of C Events
Upcoming K of C Events February 12, Sunday - Valentine’s Breakfast 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM; $8 for adults - $5 for children Eggs, sausage, potatoes, French Toast, pancakes, omelettes, coffee, tea and more. March 1, Wednesday - Ash Wednesday Fish Fry 5:00 - 7:00 PM; $15 per person (includes Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Drink and Dessert) All orders are due by Sunday, February 26


For tickets, call Jeff Roepke at 973-835-3357 or to purchase online, go to our secure website at www.kofc3801.org

 

 
Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation Presenter: Fr. Joe PM in CC 101-102

Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation Presenter: Fr. Joe PM in CC 101-102

THE BOOK OF 1 SAMUEL
Thursdays: January 5, 12, 19, 27
8:00 - 9:30 AM in Carnevale Center Room 101/102
7:00 - 8:30 PM in Carnevale Center Room 101/102
 
Conversations on our Faith Conversations on our Faith
You are invited to attend Conversations on our Faith

Conversations on our Faith Conversations on our Faith
You are invited to attend Conversations on our Faith


Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
in the Carnevale Center
Sacraments - December 
Morality - January/February, 2017
Lent - March/April, 2017
The Journey with Jesus - April/May, 2017
Come one, come all -
come to one or come to all! Not a class,
but a time to read, hear and renew some basics of our faith.


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A trip to Assisi and Rome led by Fr. Joe
(including an audience with Pope Francis!)

A trip to Assisi and Rome led by Fr. Joe
(including an audience with Pope Francis!)

Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, May 25, 2017

Cost: $3800 (double occupancy)
$2900 (land only - no airfare)
$300 (single room additional)

Leave from Newark Airport; 
pilgrimage & airfare, per person. 
Contact: Fr. Joe, 973.835.0374, ext 285, 
 
Year End Tax Statements
Year End Tax Statements
Year End Tax Statements Year-end tax statements were mailed Thursday, January 19[for those who donated $250 or more during 2016].
Anyone else who wishes to receive a statement,
please email your name, address and
phone number to roe@stmarys-pompton.org;
Roe will email your statement
back to you (or call the Parish Office at 973.835.0374).

Please note - you will receive a separate statement for all
donations made through Faith Direct.
To help us streamline communications with you and reduce
mailing expenses, please update just three items on our Parish
database. Go to www.stmarys-pompton.org and under
Quick Links, click Update Family Records.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
EMHC Training Session
EMHC Training Session

Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 PM
in Church.
Are you a confirmed Catholic? Interested in becoming a
Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion?
Come and be trained by Fr. Richard for this
very special ministry.

Need a refresher?
 Come to the training session!

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

All parishioners are welcome!

 

Winter Music Session
Winter Music Session
Winter Music Session

St. Mary’s is pleased to offer this fun family music class for our youngest parishioners (0-5 years of age). This music education class is faith inclusive and explores music in an interactive and age-appropriate way. Children and caregivers use rhythm instruments, shakers, scarves and other musical props while, singing, dancing, and praying together.

The Winter Session will run
for 10 weeks starting January 9. 
Each class is 45 minutes. 
Limited to 12 children per class.
Classes are on Tuesday at 4:00pm or
Wednesday at 9:30am 

Registration and tuition includes 10-weeks of music-making fun along with a songbook, professionally recorded CD, and access to the online Family Music Zone. 

The Winter Session is $110 for the first child and $160 for two or more children. Online registration, payable with a credit card, is available and preferred to guarantee your space in the class of your choice.

Please e-mail Dorothy Limey at cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org with any questions. It is our intention to provide an early childhood music program to any family interested in participating.  

 

2016 Annual Fund
Pray   Serve    Give
Pray   Serve    Give

Dear Friends,
May the Lord give you peace!
I am happy to report that we have raised over $200,000 for the St. Mary’s Annual Fund! Thank you very much for your generosity. There is still time to make a gift to the 2016-2017 Annual Appeal. Please follow the link below to make your gift today—and thanks!
Happy New Year!
Fr. Frank


      

Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct


The twelve days of Christmas culminate with today’s
celebration of the wonderful feast of Epiphany. We are
thankful for all the generous gifts that you provide to our
parish but realize you cannot be with us every Sunday of the
year.
Please consider using our secure electronic giving program,
Faith Direct, which will automatically process any offertory
or second collection donation of your choosing.


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.


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

Click on this link
HERE
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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