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Ash Wednesday Liturgy 9:00 am

Lent
Club Day Grades 1-8

Clubs
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
Advocates for Justice
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Social Justice Ministry meets in Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Circle of Friendship Ministry
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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 Van Vooren, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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Dance Grades 6-8 7:00-9:30 pm

Dance
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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 Youth Ministry Office from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kenweinheimer@gmail.com or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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7th gr RE
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
7th gr RE
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Terra Nova test week begins

Terra Nova
St Mary's Active Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St. Mary’s Active Senior Ministry (for seniors 55 and over - no town limitations). We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Carnevale Center. By scheduling speakers, activities and day trips, we aim to provide something of interest for our members.
7th gr RE
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Church/Youth Center.
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Liturgy 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 11AM - 1PM Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Progress Reports distributed

Progress Reports
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Blood Pressure Screening

Free Blood Pressure Screening Offered by St. Mary’s Health & Wellness Ministry 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon in the Carnevale Center. Please come in to take advantage of this program.
7th gr RE
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
7th gr RE
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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7th gr RE
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Meeting for Tuesday March 14th is cancelled due to the winter storm. Next meeting is Tuesday March 21st in the Church.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Liturgy 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy
Club Day Grades 1-8

Clubs
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Just Faith 202
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Just Faith group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7PM in the Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204.
Circle of Friendship Ministry
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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 Van Vooren, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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Open Mic Night
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fun starts @ 7 PM sign up at the door of the Carnevale Center live music coffee community Contact: Dorothy Limey
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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 Youth Ministry Office from 7:30 - 8:30 AM on the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Questions? Contact Ken at kenweinheimer@gmail.com or Stanley at 973.831.8948.
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7th gr RE
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
7th gr RE
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Home & School Association Meeting 7:00 pm Downey Hall

HSA
St Mary's Active Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St. Mary’s Active Senior Ministry (for seniors 55 and over - no town limitations). We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Carnevale Center. By scheduling speakers, activities and day trips, we aim to provide something of interest for our members.
7th gr RE
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting starting in the Church.
Women of Prayer & Spirit
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
We gather the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in our Prayer Room for an evening of sharing, prayer, and reflection. Periodically, we intersperse one of these experiences for the evening's usual Lectio Divina, Reflection in our Meditation Garden, Ignatian Imaginitive Prayer, Prayer Bell & Prayer Prayer Bowl, Centering Prayer or Contemplation of Scripture. We also keep an ongoing prayer intention journal. For more information, contact Beverly Dellart, Certified Spiritual Director, at 973-835-0374, ext 709.
Franciscan Response
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Franciscan response group on fracking and climate change. meetings held third Tuesday of the month in Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204 at 7:30.
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Liturgy 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 11AM - 1PM Carnevale Center
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Bake Sale-Grade 3

Bake Sale
Married Couples' Spiritual Enrichment Group
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Meet in the Carnevale Center Rooms 101/102 and Assisi Room
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7th gr RE
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
Confirmation P1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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7th gr RE
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Class meets in Catherine Spina Hall (basement of the church.)
FREE CLINIC
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The medical assistance program was created in 2001 to provide medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured in the St. Mary's Community. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and Spanish interpreters who volunteer their time to provide this much needed service. The Medical Assistance Program is open on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm in the Michael Carnevale Center, 10 Lenox Ave., ground floor. No appointments necessary, on a first come, first serve basis.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Music Together
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting starting in the Church/Youth Center.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
JustFaith Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Every 1st Week, 2nd Week, 4th Week, Last Week On Tuesday in the Carnevale Center Library
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Liturgy 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy
Club Day Grades 1-8

Clubs
Music Together
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The St. Mary’s program will offer both the curriculum of Music Together and the music of St. Marys in order to provide a more faith-based experience. Families will receive a cd of songs and a songbook with music, lyrics and ideas for making music at home. In addition, they will have access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone online and they will receive a quarterly newsletter from Music Together Meets in the Van Vooren Room
Bible Study
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - Carnevale Center! You’re invited to join us; we are a welcoming group open to lively discussions to enrich our scripture knowledge — everyone welcome!
Movie Night
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Gathering in Youth Center Basement for all high school aged students each Wednesday night.
ELL Classes
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Rooms 001 & 002 in the Carnevale Center
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Circle of Friendship Ministry
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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 Van Vooren, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. If you have questions or concerns,please call Jeff Rusnak at 973.831.9847.
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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We welcome our new Friars!   

 
Fr Larry Hayes, OFM
 
Fr Emerson Rodriguez, OFM

 
John Aherne, OFM

This summer John Aherne, OFM, will be joining our St Mary’s family! His ordination will be held at 11AM on June 23 at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street, NYC. St Francis is the headquarters for Holy Name Province to which we friars belong and where all our major celebrations take place. It is a beautiful church.

We would love to have a welcoming delegation from St Mary’s at the ordination and we are arranging for one coach bus to transport anyone who wishes to attend. The bus holds 49 people and will leave at 8:30AM on Saturday, June 23 and return to St Mary’s around 3:30PM. The cost is $25 per person and it will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis. So, if you want to go and not have to worry about traffic and parking,
sign up HERE or the Parish Office.


John is the second of four children, and was raised in Maspeth, Queens by Daniel and Bridget Aherne, both natives of Ireland. After graduating from New York University with degrees in English Literature and Anthropology, John worked as a book editor in New York City and ran an Irish Dancing School before joining the Friars in 2010. He enjoys reading, running, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. 



Please give them a warm St Mary's welcome!


 

“Rebuild My House”

               A Building Repair Campaign                

      Addressing what needs to be done to rebuild God’s "physical house” here at St. Mary’s.

We need your help to raise $700,000 to repair our buildings so we may continue to fulfill our Christian and Franciscan Mission at St Mary’s for many years to come.

 

Please go to "Rebuild My House" page for more information 

 

 


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NEWS & UPDATES
 English Language Learner (ELL) Program English Language Learner (ELL) Program
ELL (English Learning Language) classes at St. Mary's will begin the spring term on Monday, MArch 5 and will continue each Monday and Wednesday until May 23. Classes are held in the bottom floor of the Carnavale Center from 7:30-9:00 pm. Classes are available for basic, intermediary, and advanced students. A registration fee of $20.00 is requested. The program has aided many people, over many years, in their understanding and use of the English language. Come join us.

 English Language Learner (ELL) Program English Language Learner (ELL) Program
ELL (English Learning Language) classes at St. Mary's will begin the spring term on Monday, MArch 5 and will continue each Monday and Wednesday until May 23. Classes are held in the bottom floor of the Carnavale Center from 7:30-9:00 pm. Classes are available for basic, intermediary, and advanced students. A registration fee of $20.00 is requested. The program has aided many people, over many years, in their understanding and use of the English language. Come join us.


Necesita Aprender Ingles?


La iglesia de St. MAry's ofrece clases de ingles en nivel Basico, Intermedio y Avanzado. Lasclases comenzaran este 5 deMarzo de 7:30pm a 9:00 pm, Lunes y Miercoles. Costo de registracion: $20

 
Memorial Day Mass and Office Schedule
Memorial Day Schedule
Memorial Day Schedule


There will be one mass on Memorial Day, May 28, at
9:00 AM in church. The Parish Office will be closed
for the Memorial Day holiday; in an emergency please call
973.839.1975.
All New St Mary's Carnival
Carnival July 9-14, 2018
Carnival July 9-14, 2018
All New St Mary's Carnival 
Coming Soon!
New Rides 
New Games 
New Food 
Live Entertainment! 
July 9-14
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
Welcome to LGBT Catholics PRAY  SERVE  GIVE All are welcome!

St. 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. 
For information contact via email: Roy Corson at roycorson@msn.com
Many tri-state parishes and retreat centers are especially welcoming to LGBT Catholics. Please explore the Interparish Collaborative at
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct


As you are probably aware, church attendance during
the summer months tends to drop off as vacations and
weekend sporting events often conflict. On the other hand,
the services we provide within the parish and for the larger
community continue year round, as do their associated
expenses. Thus, your consistent financial support of our
parish is vital to achieving our stewardship mission.
The easiest way to be sure that your gift of treasure reaches
us, even when you can’t be here, is through enrollment in our
electronic offertory program: Faith Direct. If you have not
yet enrolled, please consider doing so this month.


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
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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