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REFF OFFICE CLOSED
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
REFF OFFICE CLOSED
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REFF OFFICE CLOSED
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
REFF OFFICE CLOSED
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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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 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation P1 PARENT/CHILD MEETING will held in the church.
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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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 P1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation P1 Meeting held in the Youth Center.
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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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 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation P1 Meeting held in the 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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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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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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Confirmation P1 Meeting
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:45 PM - 09:15 PM
Confirmation P1 meeting held in the Carnevale Center.
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Confirmation P1 Meeting
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Confirmation P1 Meeting held in the 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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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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New Church steps, landings and sidewalks

 

“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  


Thank you to all that purchased Giants and Jets raffle tickets benefiting our Special Needs Ministry!  

 

The winners are
Karen Murphy - Giants winner
Debbie Seabrook - Jets winner
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NEWS & UPDATES
 English Language Learner (ELL) Program English Language Learner (ELL) Program
The Fall semester of ELL (English as a Learned Language) classes will begin on Monday evening, September 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the downstairs rooms of the Carnevale Center. Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 PM. Classes will be conducted on three levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. A $20.00 fee will be charged to cover materials used in c lass. Our teachers are all experienced in ELL and look forward to helping their students develop a better command of the English language.

 English Language Learner (ELL) Program English Language Learner (ELL) Program
The Fall semester of ELL (English as a Learned Language) classes will begin on Monday evening, September 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the downstairs rooms of the Carnevale Center. Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 PM. Classes will be conducted on three levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. A $20.00 fee will be charged to cover materials used in c lass. Our teachers are all experienced in ELL and look forward to helping their students develop a better command of the English language.


Clases de Inglés -Programa de Aprendizaje del Inglés (ELL). Las clases de inglés para este semestre de otoño comienzan el lunes 10 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!
 
K of C Tribute to USO
Saturday, October 13, 7PM

K of C Tribute to USO
Saturday, October 13, 7PM

For more information click here
 
Baptismal Aftercare Baptismal Aftercare
Welcome To Our Family of Faith! Upcoming Baptismal Aftercare “Care Packages” Volunteer Opportunity That Works Well With All Schedules

Baptismal Aftercare Baptismal Aftercare
Welcome To Our Family of Faith! Upcoming Baptismal Aftercare “Care Packages” Volunteer Opportunity That Works Well With All Schedules


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Between 5-7 p.m., just stop by the church and pick up a care package for you to drop off at a family’s front door within five days. Gift bags are filled with home-baked cookies, prayers, and surprises of comfort for our recently-baptized newborns and their 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 door? Contact Cyndi Shah at cnshah@optonline.net.
Like to assemble gift bags from 3-5 p.m.?(all materials provided) Call Karen Niemann at 973-907-7241.


Baptismal Aftercare is an outreach initiative within our Pastoral Ministry.
 
The Treasure of Families
Pope Francis Prayer Intention
Pope Francis Prayer Intention

Pope Francis Prayer Intention

August 2018
 

Safe Environment Program
Safe Environment
Safe Environment  “If any person may have been abused by any priest, they should immediately contact their local County Prosecutor’s Office and the Diocese’s Victims Assistance Coordinator: Peggy Zanello at 973-879-1489. You may also be in touch with either of the Diocesan Response Officers: Rev. Msgr. James T. Mahoney, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, 973-777-8818 Ext. 205 or Sister Joan Daniel Healy, S.C.C., Chancellor/Delegate for Religious, 973-777-8818 Ext. 248.

The entire text of the Policy of the Diocese of Paterson in Response to Complaints of Sexual Abuse is available on the diocesan Web site: www.patersondiocese.org.”


“Si usted o algiuen que usted conozca ha sido abusado por un sacerdote deben de llamar de inmediato a la oficina del Procurador General de su comunidad y a la Coordinadora para Asistencia de Victimas de la Diócesis: Peggy Zanello al 973-879-1489. También deben de llamar a la Diócesis y hablar con el Rev. Monseñor James T. Mahoney, Vicario General y Moderador de la Curia al número 973-777-8818 ext. 205 o a la Hermana Joan Daniel Healy, S. C. C., Canciller/Delegada Religiosa al número 973-777-8818 ext. 248.

El texto completo de la poliza de la Diócesis de Paterson referiendo a Reclamos de Abuso Sexual esta disponible en la página web: www.patersondiocese.org.”
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. 
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

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to donate your car to
Catholic Charities or call 1-855-670-GIVE(4483)

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