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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
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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/908-235-9984 or Stanley at 201-370-5416.
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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
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Blood Pressure Screening
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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!
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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/908-235-9984 or Stanley at 201-370-5416.
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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!
St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 11AM - 1PM Carnevale Center
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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 Phase 2 Leader Meeting
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting for dinner, fellowship and lesson plans at 6PM in the Banta Room of the Carnevale Center.
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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!
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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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All are welcome!  

 “All are welcome here and we extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, lesbian, transgender, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no hablo inglés. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing as beautifully as our cantors or like our pastor with a heavy Latino accent. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope or haven’t been in church since little Melissa’s Baptism. We welcome those who have been in this land for many generations and those who just arrived, the documented and the undocumented. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion;” we’ve been there too. If you blew all your offering money betting on horses, tough luck for us. You’re still welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts ... In short, we welcome you!”


  The Mission of Saint Mary’s School is to educate the “whole child” spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically through the collaborative efforts of staff and parents whose lives reflect the Gospel message. AdvanceED-Pre-K to Grade 8-Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Technology, Art and Library Science and a STEM curriculum-Terra Nova, ACRE, HPST  -Principal: Mrs. Heather Schnaars -973-835-2010 -hschnaars@smspompton.org

 

 Special Needs Ministry for Adults
Dinner Dance 
Saturday, September 28th 
6:00 to 8:30 PM
Centro Carnevale 
Tickets $10 sold at the door
Please bring a dessert to share 
Information: Marie Cioletti (973-289-9613) 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Filipino Ministry- St. Lorenzo Ruiz Feast Filipino Ministry- St. Lorenzo Ruiz Feast
Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM will celebrate with us the Feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz on Sunday, September 29th at 2:30PM. There will be a reception at the Carnevale Center after Mass.We need volunteers for the Mass and reception. Info: Tony/Lourdes Dacanay (973-626-2227) Rosalie T. Jacela (973-668-1280)

Filipino Ministry- St. Lorenzo Ruiz Feast Filipino Ministry- St. Lorenzo Ruiz Feast
Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM will celebrate with us the Feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz on Sunday, September 29th at 2:30PM. There will be a reception at the Carnevale Center after Mass.We need volunteers for the Mass and reception. Info: Tony/Lourdes Dacanay (973-626-2227) Rosalie T. Jacela (973-668-1280)

 
Bilingual Polish Mass Bilingual Polish Mass
Mass in Polish at Saint Mary’s Please join us as we celebrate the presence of all our Polish families. There will be a bi-lingual (English- Polish) Mass on Sunday, October 27th at 2:30PM in the church. Please contact Keith Orotosky (korotosky@stmarys-pompton.org), our Associate to the Pastor, if you wish to help coordinating this Mass or bringing a traditional Polish dish to share with other families. There will be a reception after Mass.

Bilingual Polish Mass Bilingual Polish Mass
Mass in Polish at Saint Mary’s Please join us as we celebrate the presence of all our Polish families. There will be a bi-lingual (English- Polish) Mass on Sunday, October 27th at 2:30PM in the church. Please contact Keith Orotosky (korotosky@stmarys-pompton.org), our Associate to the Pastor, if you wish to help coordinating this Mass or bringing a traditional Polish dish to share with other families. There will be a reception after Mass.

 
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

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
Saint Mary's Stephen Ministry
Christ-centered, compassionate care-giving ministry of presence
Christ-centered, compassionate care-giving ministry of presence

St. Mary’s Stephen Ministry

is a Christ-centered, compassionate care-giving ministry of presence. Our Stephen Ministry supports our parishioners by deepening, expanding, and extending the caregiving capacity of our parish. After completing 50 hours of initial training, St. Mary’s Stephen Ministers provide confidential, high-quality, one-to-one care to people going through a difficult time in life, such as grief, loneliness, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. Each Minister typically provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour, to listen, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. Men are matched with men; women with women. After initial training, our Stephen Ministers meet in small groups twice a month for peer supervision and engage in continuing education to further enhance their skills. Our Stephen Ministers put their faith into action for others who are facing life’s challenges so they will never feel alone.

During the past 9 years, more than 75 St. Mary’s Stephen Ministers cared for nearly 200 people from our parish and broader community. St. Mary’s Stephen Ministry consists of a trained team of 6 Stephen Leaders and 21 active Stephen Ministers currently engaged in 19 one-to-one caring relationships. In the past 6 months five members of our leadership team, including one of our friars, went for a whole week of intense training for leaders.

We welcome you to call 973-835-0374, ext. 113 to learn more about St. Mary’s Stephen Ministry.
¿Qué es la Iglesia Católica y qué creemos?
Formación de Fe en español para adultos
Formación de Fe en español para adultos

Formación de Fe en español para adultos:


Clase 1: Introducción al Catolicismo
¿Qué es la Iglesia Católica y qué creemos? 
Clase con el Padre Gonzalo Torres, OFM el martes 15 de octubre a las 6:00 PM en el Centro Carnevale. Inscripciones con Milagros Anto al final de la Misa

 


Clase 2: La Misa-
Orden, respuestas, oraciones y comentario de la Misa
Clase con el Padre Gonzalo Torres, OFM el martes 22 de octubre a las 6:00 PM en el Centro Carnevale. Inscripciones con Milagros Anto al final de la Misa.

 

Donación sugerida por las 2 clases $5 por familia para materiales

 

Friars from around the USA
400 Friars in one place
400 Friars in one place
400 friars from around the United States gathered for a landmark meeting. It was the first of its kind in the United States, the largest and most diverse gathering in the history of our country 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWHeZiWnD6Q&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3k2oBaD_SXfkZ4-O-J6a3zkUSoA1c0PJ7ZMhnjkZ_-S6juInMS7VcuHDo

For a Veteran in need in our community!
St. Mary's Veterants Ball
St. Mary's Veterants Ball

ST. MARY’S VETERANS BALL

For a Veteran in need in our community!

Carnevale Center 10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ

11 November 4-10 PM Tickets $30

Call Tom Frodella (973) 919-5562

Comedy show with Uncle Floyd music and dancing with Robert Gerard Music Professor at Dominican College and past Grand Knight Dinner, coffee, and desert

Children's Choir -Grade K to 5
Children's Choir
Children's Choir
Children's Choir - Children's choir will be meeting on Thursday 3:45-4:30pm. It is open to all children grade k- 5. Children's choir will be running in 10 weeks sessions this year. Our first rehearsal will be on October 17th and we will rehearse every Thursday until December 24th. The choir will sing at 9 o'clock Mass on November 17th, and again at 4pm mass on Christmas Eve. Please consider having your child come sing with us!
To Register for our children and youth programs www.stmarys-pompton.org 
Choose Online Registration
Dorothy Limey 973-650-8962 
cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org
Youth Choir- Grades 6-12
Youth Choir
Youth Choir
Youth Band 
Open to all students in grades 6-12 youth Band rehearses half hour before the Monthly schedule youth Mass. Any teen who sings or plays an instrument is welcome. 
To Register for our children and youth programs www.stmarys-pompton.org 
Choose Online Registration
Dorothy Limey 973-650-8962 
cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org
Adult Choir for Adults 18 and older in CC
Adult Choir
Adult Choir Adult Choir
Open to All Parishioners age 18 and older! No experience necessary! Adult choir meets every Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Carnevale Centers. Starting on September 11th.
For more information - cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org, 973-835-0374 ext 158
Chamber Choir Rehearsal- Audition required
Chamber Choir Rehearsal
Chamber Choir Rehearsal
Chamber Choir
An Auditioned group of about 15 singers, Chamber Choir meets every Wednesdays at 7:45pm. Please Contact us to set up an audition for this group. For more information - cdlimey@stmarys-pompton.org, 973-835-0374 ext 158

Bible Class - Acts of the Apostles
Adult Faith Formation: Bible Study  Acts of the Apostles
Adult Faith Formation: Bible Study  Acts of the Apostles
Bible Study -Acts of the Apostles 

Join with parishioners and Fr. Larry for an eight-week study of the Acts of the Apostles. 
All are welcome. No prior Bible study required. 
REGISTRATION CLOSED - CLASS COMPLETED 
SOUP KITCHEN in Jersey City- needs volunteers
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen needs volunteers
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen needs volunteers
The Saint Mary's SOUP KITCHEN in Jersey City is the third Saturday of each month. We need about 22 volunteers each month. Volunteers meet on the patio behind the church at 9:15 AM and leave for Jersey City at 9:30 AM.
Directions to the Jersey City soup kitchen are available. Volunteers return between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM. To volunteer please call Pat Brady at (973) 839-2896 or email her at soupkitchen@stmarys-pompton.org

Saint Mary’s Church
Parish Office- Administration
31 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
E-Mail: smc@stmarys-pompton.org
Telephone: 973-835-0374 Fax: 973.835.8173
Parish Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:00PM Sunday 8:00 - 1:30PM
Religious Education/Youth Ministry & Mailing Address
17 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Saint Mary’s School
25 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Carnevale Center
10 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442