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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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Confirmation P2 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center
Confirmation P2 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center
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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.
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Confirmation P2 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the church and Youth Center. NOTE - NO TUESDAY MEETING 10/31/2017. INSTEAD THE TUESDAY CANDIDATES WILL MEETING ON SUNDAY 10/29/2017 IN THE CARNEVALE CENTER AT 7-9 PM.
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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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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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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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.
Confirmation P2 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center
Confirmation P2 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center
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Confirmation P2 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the church and Youth Center. NOTE - NO TUESDAY MEETING 10/31/2017. INSTEAD THE TUESDAY CANDIDATES WILL MEETING ON SUNDAY 10/29/2017 IN THE CARNEVALE CENTER AT 7-9 PM.
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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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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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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Confirmation P1 Leader Meeting
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Held in room 101/102 of the Carnevale Center all leader materials and books will be reviewed and distributed t0 Phase 1 leaders at this meeting.
Confirmation P2 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center
Confirmation P2 Meeting
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the Carnevale Center
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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.
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Confirmation P2 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation Phase 2 meeting held in the church and Youth Center. NOTE - NO TUESDAY MEETING 10/31/2017. INSTEAD THE TUESDAY CANDIDATES WILL MEETING ON SUNDAY 10/29/2017 IN THE CARNEVALE CENTER AT 7-9 PM.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Move deeper into discipleship… Follow in the footsteps of Jesus… The Spiritual Exercises Created in the 16th Century By Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Retreat Experience in Ignatian (Jesuit) Spirituality Nourishing Hearts For Over 500 Years! Formats Offered: 18th & 19th Annotations (individually, directed retreats)


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8-Week Experience in a Group Spiritual Direction Setting
Exploring the four Gospels themes of the Exercises

• Searching to find more of God in your busy, complex everyday life?
• Hungry to integrate your faith into your experiences, deepen your prayer, discover graces and find inner peace?
• Looking for a new perspective on your life and a way to transform your “ordinary routine” into a “personal retreat”?
• Discovering the unconditional, inviting Love & Boundless
Mercy of God
• Reflecting on the Person & Life of Jesus Christ & His Mission
• Connecting your experiences with the Passion & Death of Jesus to deepen your commitment to Him & live compassionately
• Experiencing the Joy of the Resurrection as the foundation of our lives
Life-giving, personal retreat adventure!
Compatible with all lifestyles, even busy, time-strapped schedules.

For information, call Beverly Delleart, Ignatian Certified Spiritual Director at 973-835-0374, ext. 709 at Saint Mary’s.
“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!” –Saint Ignatius Loyola
(All for the glory of God!)



 
Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María
Free English Classes at Saint Mary’s

Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María Clases Gratis de inglés en la Iglesia de Santa María
Free English Classes at Saint Mary’s

Las clases de inglés para este semestre de otoño comienzan el lunes 11 de septiembre a las 7:30PM en el sótano del Centro Carnevale. Habrá clases los lunes y los miércoles hasta diciembre. El horario se distribuirá el primer de clase. Todas las clases son de 7:30 a 9PM. Habrá 3 niveles: principiantes, intermedio y avanzado. Se pide un pago único de $20 por todos los materiales que se usen en clase. ¡Nuestros maestros son experimentados!

The fall semester of ELL (English as a Learned Language) classes will begin on Monday evening, September 11, 2017 at 7:30 in the downstairs rooms of the Carnevale Center. Classes will be conducted on Monday and Wednesday evenings into December. Calendars will be distributed on the first day of class. All sessions will begin at 7:30 and end at 9 p.m. Classes will be conducted on three levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. A $20.00 fee will be charged to cover materials used in class. Our teachers are all experienced in ELL and look forward to helping their students develop a better command of the English language. Please come.

 

Saint Mary’s Church
Carnevale Center
10 Lenox Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

 

 
2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
 In Giving, We Receive
The services provided by our Catholic Charities include 
emergency housing for people in extreme poverty, out-
patients and residential substance abuse treatment, outreach to
veterans who are homeless, etc. Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual
Appeal helps bring this important work to life. Online gifts or
pledges can be made by going to www.2017appeal.org [just
follow the instructions]. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

Click below for the newsletter for more information:

Newsletter Spanish

Annual Coat Drive
Annual Coat Drive
Annual Coat Drive
Annual Coat Drive
Sunday, October 22
Save your clean, gently used winter
coats for men, women and particularly
children!
Help someone keep warm this winter!

Distribution Weekend - October 29 and 30 

Good Works Gang
Do Good Works Each Day!
Do Good Works Each Day!
Join our Parish
“Good Works Gang!”

Great way to meet others while 
offering our hands and hearts in service!
Oiling/Polishing of the Parish Meditation Garden Benches
“Just like polishing furniture!”
Saturday, October 28
8:30 a.m. Light breakfast & Prayer in Rectory basement
9-11:30 a.m. It’s off to work we go into the meditation garden!
Serve for as much or as little of the morning as you wish.
Please wear clothes that can get dirty and bring work gloves. All supplies provided.
Explained/Supervised by Chris Stammer, Director of Parish Maintenance
It’s easy to do…just respond by October 20 to Beverly Delleart
Beverly@stmarys-pompton.org or 973-835-0374, ext. 113
Do Good Works Each Day!
Greetings from Fr Gonzalo
Greetings from Fr Gonzalo
Greetings from Fr Gonzalo

Dear Saint Mary’s Family,

My beloved sisters and brothers:

This is a difficult month for all of us who love our country, as we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We are united in prayer for all those who lost their lives that day. We also pray for those suffering the consequences of the hurricanes that have devastated the southern part of our nation. Every day, we are reminded how blessed we are at St. Mary’s. Every blessing we have is a direct result of our faith, our community and our life as Disciples of Christ.

As we continue our mission as Franciscan disciples, I appeal to your generosity to help us reach the goal for our Annual Fund. So far, this year 513 people have made a gift toward our goal of $250,000, and so far we have raised $182,947.00. This annual fund is vital to the operation of the parish and it helps to accomplish the many things that we might not otherwise be able to do.  If you have already given, thank you very much.   If you've never made a gift to the Annual Fund, or if it's been a while since your last gift, I ask that you consider a gift of $25 or more this year. Giving details can be found by following the link below.

Thanks to your generous sharing of God’s blessing, we can support our ministries. For instance, our Special Needs Ministry, serves approximately 150 adults and 100 children. It is overseen by Liz Schoonmaker, our Special Needs Ministry Director. The children participate in Religious Education, Communion and Confirmation classes. These classes are taught by Kassie Pierinelli, our new Special Needs Religious Education Teacher. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to offer social functions to the children. That would be a full-time position. The adults enjoy the social functions that we offer. The Knights of Columbus and other dedicated volunteers help at the dinner dances, serving food, having fun with the guests and cleaning up. There are usually about 120-150 people at these events.

May our Lord continue to bless us with His Generosity and Love!


Your brother and servant in Christ in the spirit of Francis of Assisi,

Padre Gonzalo


 


Information from Outreach Ministry
Outreach Ministry
Outreach Ministry
There are three property tax relief programs in New Jersey

Homestead Benefit Program
The Homes Tax Reimbursement Senior Tax Freeze
Annual Property Tax Deduction/Credit
Do you qualify? 
Call 973-569-4060 for information

“PROTECTING GODS CHILDREN” - VIRTUS TRAINING
TALLER DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE VIRTUS – PROTEGIENDO A LOS NIÑOS DE DIOS
TALLER DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE VIRTUS – PROTEGIENDO A LOS NIÑOS DE DIOS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14 AT THE CARNEVALE CENTER

St. Mary’s is offering a “Protecting Gods Children” Virtus training Workshop on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:00AM and 7:00 PM at the Carnevale Center 10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes NJ. All adults 18 years of age or older who work with children or youth are required by the Diocese of Paterson to take this workshop; if you haven’t, please register www.virtusonline.org. Click on - First Time registrant - click on – Organization, Paterson (Diocese), click on - Select, and then click on - Start Registration.

 For more information please contact Debbie Borroto, Child Protection Coordinator, 973-835-7750 Ext: 130 Debbie@stmarys-pompton.org


TALLER DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE VIRTUS – “PROTEGIENDO A LOS NIÑOS DE DIOS” EL JUEVES 21 DE SEPTIEMBRE EN EL CENTRO CARNEVALE
La parroquia de St. Santa María ofrecerá un taller de entrenamiento de Virtus "Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios" el jueves, 21 de septiembre de 2017 a las 7:00 PM en el Centro Carnevale 10 Lenox Avenue, salones 101/102. La Diócesis de Paterson exige que todos los adultos mayores de 18 años que trabajan con niños o jóvenes tomen este taller. Para inscribirse ir a www.virtusonline.org/virtus/espaniol.cfm?theme=0 Haga clic en Inscripción, luego seleccione Paterson (Diócesis), luego Seleccionar, y finalmente entre su información.

 Más información en español llamar a Debbie Borroto, Child Protection Coordinator, 973-835-7750 Ext: 130 Debbie@stmarys-pompton.org

Please click HERE to become informed of the three steps required by the Paterson Diocese.


Films of Faith
Films of Faith
Films of Faith “The Shack”
September, Sunday 17 at 7 PM in the Conference Room
Based on the best-selling novel, the Shack takes us on a father’s transformative spiritual journey. After a family tragedy, Mark spirals into a crisis of faith and questions God’s existence and life’s purpose. Mark is unable to move on until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There God reveals himself in the form of three strangers. Mark’s journey will speak to each person in different ways much the same as each of our journeys are different.

“We Have A Table for 4 Ready”
Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM in the Conference Room
On this week of celebrating our Franciscan heritage you are invited to view this story of St. Francis Inn in Kensington, Philadelphia. The Inn is a ministry of Holy Name Province and feeds about 300 people every day. The video invites us into a joyful community in the midst of urban poverty. The friars, sisters and volunteers who choose to live among the poorest of the poor, find deep meaning in the Gospel paradox that asks why are there some who have so much and others who have so little.

“Luther”
Sunday, October 29 at 7 PM in the Conference Room
This Sunday is called Reformation Sunday. Throughout the world we will celebrate the 500th year anniversary of Luther’s break from the Catholic Church. The video is a bio-epic about the life of Martin Luther …
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)

Chat with Pope Francis
World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday

Chat with Pope Francis using your Facebook Messenger App to learn more about his Missions.  Pray and Give generously on World Mission Sunday.

 Please PRAY and GIVE generously on World Mission Sunday, October 22nd. You will find the blue giving envelope “Chat with POPE FRANCIS” on the windowsills or in with your other envelopes. 

 


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Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
973-835-0374 

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