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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 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 2018. This will be held in Downey Hall of the Carnevale Center.
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Confirmation Registration
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Registrations opens for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Confirmation. You can register on line or download a registration form.
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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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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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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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St Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes is seeking a Coordinator of Special Needs. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a progressive Catholic community rooted in the Franciscan tradition is seeking a passionate, dynamic individual to be a part of our pastoral staff as the Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry. The ministry aims to support all those with special needs, children and adults, in all aspects of their spiritual growth as well as provide social events.

 

Qualified applicants should send resume to Anne Silversey, Assistant to the Pastor at anne@stmarys-pompton.org












St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes is seeking a Director of Social Justice. This is a part time position reporting to the Pastor. St Mary’s Social Justice Ministry envisions a world where systems and structures ensure everyone’s basic needs are met. St Mary’s is looking to address local, national and global issues related to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. Applicants should be familiar with Catholic Social Teaching.

Qualified applicants should forward resume to Anne Silversey at anne@stmarys-pompton.org

 



 




“Rebuild My House”

               A Building Repair Campaign                
      
Dear Saint Mary's Family,
As we begin 2019, and as your Pastor, I am so incredibly grateful because of all the people that God sends into my life. As a community of faith, we are so blessed as we share our struggles and joy together knowing that the Lord is always in our midst.

On behalf of all the people that we serve and all the people that serve you, I want to thank you for your great generosity. Thanks to your contributions we have reached and gone beyond our goal of $700,000 for Rebuild My House. We have received an amazing amount of $724,920!

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



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NEWS & UPDATES
K of C Upcoming Events K of C Upcoming Events
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 7th.

K of C Upcoming Events K of C Upcoming Events
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 7th.




Eggs, sausage, pancakes, omelettes made to order and more! $8 for adults, $6 for kids and kids under 5 are free. For more information, go to www.kofc3801.org and click the link on the main page.
 
Hearts and Hands Crocheting and Knitting Ministry Hearts and Hands Crocheting and Knitting Ministry
All are Welcome!!! Volunteers of various ability (beginners to experienced) gather once a month where we are “stitching with love” baby items of hats, blankets, booties,…for babies in Baptismal Aftercare and Franciscan missions with patterns, yarn, and free lessons provided.

Hearts and Hands Crocheting and Knitting Ministry Hearts and Hands Crocheting and Knitting Ministry
All are Welcome!!! Volunteers of various ability (beginners to experienced) gather once a month where we are “stitching with love” baby items of hats, blankets, booties,…for babies in Baptismal Aftercare and Franciscan missions with patterns, yarn, and free lessons provided.

All are welcome and we meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Carnevale Center in the Assisi Room from 10:00AM-11:30AM.

If Interested and are Homebound

If you are interested in knitting and/or crocheting, and you are unable to come to the campus, someone from the Hearts and Hands Crocheting and Knitting Ministry will come to your house to teach you knitting and/or crocheting. All supplies are provided.

 Ministry contact: Mary Lenoir at 973-725-3178

Sponsored by: Saint Mary’s Pastoral Ministry
 
Lent & Easter Schedule 2019
Lent & Easter Schedule 2019
Lent & Easter Schedule 2019
Easter- 2019

Communal Reconciliation Services
Tuesday, April 9 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 6- 11:30 AM
All Mondays of Lent
Adoration of the blessed sacrament and
Individual Reconciliation- 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Palm Sunday – April 14
Masses: Saturday, April 13 – 5:00 and 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 14 – 7:30, 9:00,10:30 AM
12:00 Noon and 5:00 PM
10:30 AM- St. Clare Hall – Family Liturgy
All Holy Week Liturgies will be celebrated in church.
Monday-April 15
Masses: 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM
Tuesday- April 16
Masses: 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM
Wednesday- April 17
Masses: 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM
Easter Triduum- 2019
Holy Thursday- April 18
Morning prayer- 8:00 AM – Prayer Room
Bilingual Solemn Liturgy – 7:30 PM
Followed by Adoration until 10:30 PM
Good Friday- April 19
Morning prayer- 8:00 AM – Prayer Room
Women of Jerusalem Reflection
11:30 AM
Stations of the Cross presented by our Parish
Youth
1:30 PM
Solemn Liturgy – 3:00 and 7:30 PM
Holy Saturday- April 20
Morning Prayer- 8:00 AM- Prayer Room
Blessing of Food-12:00 Noon
Easter Liturgies
Holy Saturday- April 20
Bilingual Easter Vigil- 7:30 PM
No 5:00 or 7:00 PM Mass on Holy Saturday
Easter Sunday- April 21
Sunrise Liturgy 6:30 AM
Field behind the Pompton Lakes Elks Parking Lot
If weather is inclement,
Sunrise Liturgy will be celebrated in church.
Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM
10:30 AM- St. Clare Hall- Family Liturgy
12:00 Mass in St. Clare Hall, if needed
No evening Mass on Easter Sunday

Operation Starfish
Operation Starfish
Operation Starfish While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

The tradition of Operation Starfish
continues as we reflect
on the belief that almsgiving isn’t
about the size or 
amount of the gift.
Each gift—big or small—is important!
Thank you for your generosity!
Saint Mary's Pastoral Ministry
Saint Mary’s Pastoral Ministry Vision
Saint Mary’s Pastoral Ministry Vision
Saint Mary's Parish in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, within the Diocese of Paterson is a unique Christian community, rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Here religious and laity strive to be equal partners in ministry. We seek to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We welcome, celebrate and nourish one another through outreach, evangelization and joy-filled worship. 

Stephen Ministry
Journey With Cancer
Heroes Care Military Outreach
Partners in Ministry
Stephen Ministry at Saint Mary’s is a “one-to-one lay caring ministry. We equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.” For more information please contact one of our leadership team members Fr John Aherne, OFM, (jaherne@stmarys-pompton.org), Julie Tatti (jultatti@optonline.net), Mary Lovely (mlovely1@optonline.net) or Bill Moen (bill@themoengroup.net) or leave a message at our Stephen Ministry phone line 973-835-0374, ext. 113
 
Baptismal Aftercare For Families With Newborns & Children
Volunteer Bakers
Call Jill Timony, Coordinator, 973-492-7928
Volunteer Drivers
Email Donna Gioffre, Coordinator, Donnagioffre@yahoo.com
Volunteers For Gift Assembly
Call Karen Niemann, Coordinator, 973-907-7241
Giggles For God!
To volunteer, call Father Gonzalo Torres, O.F.M., 973-835-0374, ext. 708
Good Works Gang
To volunteer, call Ron Rauschart, Coordinator, 973-727-4744
Hearts & Hands Knitting & Crocheting Ministry
To volunteer, call Mary Lenoir, Coordinator, 973-725-3178
Our Ministries
St Mary's Ministries
St Mary's Ministries For a list of most of our ministries with contact information click here
SMS Calendar Raffle Winners
SMS Calendar Raffle Winners
SMS Calendar Raffle Winners 3/3 Charles Celestin $100 #2206
3/4 Norgaard $50 #1326
3/5 $Ryan Caoile $50 #1529
3/6 Tyler Inglett $50 #182
3/7 Sarcona $50 #3690
3/8 Skelly $50 #4030
3/9 Szizesna $50 #653
3/10 Stephen Renninger $100 #2669
3/11 Frank McCabe $50 #4779
3/12 Szmagalski $50 #4056
3/13 Donna Roberto $50 #2187
3/14 Shafer $50 #3374
3/15 Reyes $50 #1759
3/16 Richard Kuhrt $50 #3114
3/17 Pat Hanrahan $100 #2303
3/18 Stripeikis $50 #2739
3/19 Chris DeGuzman $50 $3980
3/20 Limey $50 #3648
3/21 Eileen Hanrahan $50 #1178
3/22 Jack LaForge $50 #1471
3/22 Lou Carr $50 #3819
Children's Choir
Music Ministry
Aprende Inglés
Aprende Inglés
Aprende Inglés

Las clases de inglés como lengua aprendida (ELL) se ofrecerán en la iglesia católica de St. Mary en Pompton Lakes, a partir del lunes 4 de marzo de 2019 a las 7:30 p. m. Las clases serán impartidas por maestros calificados que se reunirán con los estudiantes todos los lunes y miércoles por la noche, hasta el 15 de mayo. El costo de inscripción es de $ 25.00, que se pagará en el día de la inscripción, el 4 de Marzo. Se ofrecen tres niveles de instrucción: El Nivel 1, "Introducción al inglés" para aquellos con muy poco conocimiento y uso del inglés. El énfasis está en las oraciones simples y el reconocimiento y uso del vocabulario. El Nivel 2, "Clase Intermedia" para aquellos que tienen un conocimiento oral del idioma, y el Nivel 3, "Clase Avanzada" para aquellos que se sienten cómodos leyendo, escribiendo y hablando inglés. St. Mary's ha ofrecido este programa por más de 20 años, y muchos se han beneficiado económica y socialmente de su trabajo duro y su asistencia regular. Si siente que tiene el tiempo, la energía y el interés, venga a la inscripción el 4 de marzo en el Carnavale Center, Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes.

El personal de ELL en St. Mary's

Trip to London & Paris
Join Fr. Gonzalo on a trip to London & Paris
Join Fr. Gonzalo on a trip to London & Paris
London and Paris
November 6 – 13, 2019

Information meeting for the trip is:
Monday, March 11, 2019, 7PM
 Banta Room, Carnevale Center 
Enjoy the best of London and Paris on this leisurely tour. All of the top sights are included, as well as plenty of free time for your own discoveries. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Big Ben. Enjoy a privately guided tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Charles and Diana were married. Personalize your trip to London by choosing to visit either Churchill’s War Rooms or Westminster Abbey. Cross the English Channel on the high-speed Eurostar Train. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night. Come to know Paris in your own way: with a local guide by coach or by Metro. Enjoy a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin Cabaret.
Double $3,499* Single $3,949 

For more information contact
Betty Houston
Cardinal Tours
973-835-0177
cardinaltoursllc@hotmail.com

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.”
Be a Franciscan
Be a Franciscan
Be a Franciscan

Are you being called to our way of life? Have you ever considered becoming a Franciscan friar?

 

https://www.beafranciscan.org/

 

Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province
Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province
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

Church Offerings
Church Offerings
Church Offerings
Offering cards for the Bread and Wine for the
Liturgy of the Eucharist are available at the 
Parish Office. These make wonderful remembrance
gifts; the suggested donation is $35.
Offering cards for Altar Flowers are available
at the Parish Office. These make wonderful 
remembrance gifts; the suggested donation 
is $50.