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Band Concert 9:30 am Carnevale Center

Band
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.
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Grade 8 Retreat

Retreat
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Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
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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Graduates' Mass 10:30 am

Graduates' Mass
Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
Confirmation Orientation
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
An introduction to the Confirmation program for parents and current 8th graders who will be entering high school in the Fall of 2017. This will be held in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center.
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Grade 8 Trip

Grade 8 Trip
Confirmation Registration
06:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2017-2018 Registration for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Confirmation opens at 6AM. See the Confirmation webpage http://www.stmarys-pompton.org/Ministry/Youth%20Ministry-92-Confirmation/ for more information
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.
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.
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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
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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No Liturgy

No Liturgy
Grade 8 Dinner Dance 6:00-10:00 pm

Grade 8 Dinner Dance
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.
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Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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Grade 8 Graduation 7:00 pm in Church

Graduation
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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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.
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LEAD Graduation Grade 5 1:00pm Carnevale Center

LEAD
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.
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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
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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No Liturgy

No Liturgy
Little Friars Celebration 9:00 am Church Hall

Little Friars
Pre-K Celebration 11:00 a.m. Carnevale Center

Pre-K
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.
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Kindergarten Celebration 9:00 am Carnevale Center

K celebration
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.
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Kindergarten Orientation 10:00 am Conference Room

Orientation
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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12:30 dismissal

12:30 dismissal
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.
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.
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Liturgy 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy
Last Day dismissal 12:30 pm

Last day
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
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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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.
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Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meets in room 205
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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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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.
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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
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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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.
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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.
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Dear Saint Mary's Family,

On behalf of the friars and staff at St. Mary's
I wish you a very Happy and Blessed Easter!
May the Risen Lord guide us this Easter in discovering
His overflowing love for each one of us!
Thank you for all you do for God's people at Saint Mary's.

The Lord still lives. Hope still lives. He is risen! Alleluia!
¡Feliz Pascua de Resurrección!
                                                      
Fr. Gonzalo

See pictures from our Easter Vigil here.



Please join us on Sunday, April 22nd at the 5PM Mass to
appreciate and celebrate our wonderful Food Pantry Volunteers!

 

  

 




 

 

 

 

“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
You are Invited You are Invited
Sunday, April 22 11 AM to 12 NOON Wayne Municipal Parking Lot 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ

You are Invited You are Invited
Sunday, April 22 11 AM to 12 NOON Wayne Municipal Parking Lot 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ


Pope Francis says destroying the environment is a sin
In his call for urgent action on climate
change, Pope Francis laments that humans
are turning the planet into a ‘wasteland full
of debris, desolation and filth’. 
He proposes that caring for the environment
be added to traditional Christian works
of mercy such as feeding the hungry and
visiting the sick.
Let’s work together to protect Mother Earth
• Kids Earth Day Craft Station
• Guest Speakers
• Environmental Organizations exhibits
For more informatIon, please contact Jackie at: jschramm@stmarys-pompton.org
 
 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

 
Upcoming Baptismal Aftercare Upcoming Baptismal Aftercare
“Care Package” Volunteer Opportunity! Works Well With All Schedules MAY 11

Upcoming Baptismal Aftercare Upcoming Baptismal Aftercare
“Care Package” Volunteer Opportunity! Works Well With All Schedules MAY 11


Preparation & Delivery of Care Packages filled with prayers, baked goodies,
and surprises of comfort for our “newborns and new parents.”
How can you become involved? Do you…

Enjoy baking?
 Call Jill Timony at 973-492-7928.

Wish to drop off a care package at a family’s front door?
 Call Kim Maniscalco at 201-424-6777.

Like to assemble gift bags?(all materials provided)
Call Karen Niemann at 973-907-7241.

Baptismal Aftercare is an outreach initiative within our Pastoral Ministry.
 
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)

STEPHEN MINISTRY CLASS OF 2018
Blessing of St Mary's Stephen Ministers
Blessing of St Mary's Stephen Ministers
Let us REJOICE!

Left to right: Rosemary Scarmazzo, Marie Cioletti, Maureen Schloerb, Timothy Daniel McCarthy, Cindy T. McKernan, Mary Ann Flatt, Mary Lenoir
BLESSING OF SAINT MARY’S
STEPHEN MINISTRY CLASS OF 2018
Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m.
Concelebrated Mass 
Father Gonzalo de Jesus Torres-Acosta, OFM & 
Guest Homilist Father Daniel R.J. Joyce, SJ
Join us as we bless and uphold them in prayer as they are sent out to serve our community through this pastoral ministry.
17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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