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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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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.
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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!
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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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
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 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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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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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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Please join the friars for a listening session on 

Thursday, December 6, at 7:30PM in the Church.
All those interested in issues related to
Justice, Peace and Integration 
of Creation are invited to attend.

Life and Dignity of the Human Person,  Care for God’s Creation, Call to Family, Community and Participation, Rights and Responsibilities, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, Solidarity, Race, Gender, Women’s Rights, Age, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Education, Mental or Physical Ability, Immigration, Voting, Policing Laws, Environmental Laws, Health Care, Human Trafficking, Education, Labor, Fracking, DACA, Just Faith, Peacemaking, The Right to Life…       CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

 

 

 


Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17th in
St. Mary’s Church as we celebrate Simbáng Gabi
a traditional Filipino night mass to anticipate Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.
A festive pot-luck fellowship will follow in the Carnevale Center. Simbáng Gabi will be celebrated in English and Tagalog by Father Michael Reyes, OFM, a Holy Name Friar.
We invite our Filipino families to bring a tradition dish to be shared with other families. Information: Fr. John Aherne: jaherne@stmarys-pompton.org – 973-835-0374 ext. 139 


 

“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
 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!
 
Homebound Connections Homebound Connections
Are you unable to be on the church campus but desire to serve in ministry? Then consider joining Saint Mary’s “Hearts & Hands” Ministry! Where we are “Stitching With Love” Hats, Booties, Mittens, Blankets, Sweaters For Babies in our Baptismal Aftercare Ministry & in Church Missions

Homebound Connections Homebound Connections
Are you unable to be on the church campus but desire to serve in ministry? Then consider joining Saint Mary’s “Hearts & Hands” Ministry! Where we are “Stitching With Love” Hats, Booties, Mittens, Blankets, Sweaters For Babies in our Baptismal Aftercare Ministry & in Church Missions

Are you unable to be on the church campus but desire to serve in ministry?
Then consider joining Saint Mary’s “Hearts & Hands” Ministry!
Where we are “Stitching With Love”
Hats, Booties, Mittens, Blankets, Sweaters
For Babies in our Baptismal Aftercare Ministry & in Church Missions

For Beginners & Those Experienced/Crochet lessons provided for free in your home.
All materials and patterns provided, too.
Sponsored by Saint Mary’s Pastoral Ministry
To Learn More Contact: Beverly Delleart, Ministry Director, 973-835-0374, ext. 113
 
A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark
Join with other parishioners in prayerfully studying the first written gospel. We will gather weekly, each Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 PM for 8 weeks, from February 4th through March 25th, in the Conference Room (next door to the Prayer Room), to explore Mark’s unique way of presenting the Good News and to consider how we might apply the message, teachings and example of Jesus to our own lives and times.

A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark
Join with other parishioners in prayerfully studying the first written gospel. We will gather weekly, each Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 PM for 8 weeks, from February 4th through March 25th, in the Conference Room (next door to the Prayer Room), to explore Mark’s unique way of presenting the Good News and to consider how we might apply the message, teachings and example of Jesus to our own lives and times.

 No previous Bible study needed. We will use the text: The Gospel of Mark by Mary Healy (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture) (Baker, 2008). Please purchase this text in advance of the first session. Please register online by January 31st at HERE or at the parish office. Donation for the course: $20.
 
Bambinelli Sunday Bambinelli Sunday
Bambinelli Sunday On Sunday, December 23, following the 12:00 Noon Mass, there will be a blessing for the Infant Jesus from your home nativity set. The Pope presides over Bambinelli Sunday in the Piazza at the Vatican on this same day. All are welcome.

Bambinelli Sunday Bambinelli Sunday
Bambinelli Sunday On Sunday, December 23, following the 12:00 Noon Mass, there will be a blessing for the Infant Jesus from your home nativity set. The Pope presides over Bambinelli Sunday in the Piazza at the Vatican on this same day. All are welcome.

 
Mass Schedule for Advent and Christmas
Advent and Christmas Schedule
Advent and Christmas Schedule
Advent Schedule 
MASSES FOR FEAST OF 
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Friday, December 7
Vigil Mass-7:00 PM
Saturday, December 8
9:00 AM Spanish Liturgy-Church
12:00 Noon- Church
COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES
Tuesday, December 11 
7:00 PM
Saturday, December 15
11:30 AM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 NOON Church
9:00 AM Spanish Liturgy St. Clare Hall
10:30 Family Liturgy St. Clare Hall
BAMBINI BLESSING
1:00 PM Church
NO 5:00 PM MASS
MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, December 24
4:00 PM Church, Catherine Spina Hall, Lenox School All 
Purpose Room
4:00 PM St. Clare Hall (Family Liturgy)
6:00 PM & 8:00 PM Church
8:00 PM St. Clare Hall (Spanish Liturgy)
10:00 PM Church
Midnight Mass Church
MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
Tuesday, December 25
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 Noon Church
NO EVENING MASS
NO SPANISH MASS
DAILY MASS DECEMBER 26
9:00 AM
Advent Reconciliation Services
Advent Reconciliation Services
Advent Reconciliation Services
Advent Reconciliation Services to help prepare the way of the Lord! We will read from Scripture, Fr. Larry will preach, and then priests will be available for individual confessions. Tuesday, Dec 11 -7PM - & Sat, Dec 15th 11:30AM in the church 
Christmas Novena Cards, Oplatki Wafers
 Christmas Offerings
 Christmas Offerings Christmas Flowers
Donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of our Christmas decorations. The names of those in whose memory you are making a donation will be listed in the bulletin. Envelopes for this purpose will be found in your monthly packet, on church window sills and at the Parish Office.

Christmas Novena Cards
Christmas Novena cards are available on the window sills in church and at the Parish Office during the season of Advent.

Oplatki Wafers
Oplatki Wafers are available at the Parish Office. These Christmas wafers are an Eastern European Roman Catholic tradition celebrated in Lithuanian, Slovak, Polish and Italian families at the Christmas Eve Vigil. A small donation is appreciated.
Fundraising
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer Opportunity
Our newly formed Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers with experience on fundraising activities. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Anne Silversey at anne@stmarys-pompton.org . We meet once a month.
In the Service of Peace
Pope Francis Prayer Intention
Pope Francis Prayer Intention

Pope Francis Prayer Intention

December  2018

"Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations." Pope Francis


 


 

Polish Mass
Mass in Polish at Saint Mary’s
Mass in Polish at Saint Mary’s
Please join us as we recognize and celebrate the presence of all our Polish families. There will be a bi-lingual (English- Polish) Mass on January 13th at 3PM in the church. Please contact Anne Silversey Anne@stmarys-pompton.org 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.

Msza w języku polskim u św. Marii
Poznajmy się i uczcijmy obecność wszystkich polskich rodzin w naszej okolicy! Już 13 stycznia o godzinie 15:00 w naszym kościele odbędzie się dwujęzyczna (polsko-angielska) Msza Św. Chcesz pomóc w koordynacji Mszy lub przynieść tradycyjną polską potrawę, by wspólnie z innymi rodzinami uczcić ten wyjątkowy dzień skontaktuj się z Anne Silversey (Anne@stmarys-pompton.org). Serdecznie zapraszamy!
RCIA Invitation
RCIA 2018
RCIA 2018 Are you searching for a Church community to call your
own?
Do you know any adults who might be interested in joining
our Franciscan community at St. Mary's?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process
by which adults are formally received into the Roman Catholic
Church.
RCIA is a journey of faith where adults are introduced to the
Church and is the process by which adults who were never
baptized, or were baptized in another Christian tradition or
those who were baptized as Catholics and never received
Confirmation or Eucharist complete their Sacraments of
Initiation.
 
Are you interested? Know someone who is interested?
Please contact Keith Orotosky at 973.476.4398, keithorotosky@gmail.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.”
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
LGBT Ministry at Saint Mary's
 Monday, October 15,at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room
 the LGBT Ministry at St. Mary’s will host a screening of Fr. Jim
Martin’s talk “How Parishes Can Welcome L.G.B.T.
Catholics” which he gave at the Vatican’s World Meeting of
Families in Dublin, Ireland. Discussion, refreshments, and
fellowship to follow. RSVP to jaherne@stmarys-pompton.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.
2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Here I Am, Lord
Our Diocese is blessed that there has been an increase in
the number of seminarians over the years. Let’s continue 
to pray for these men as they concentrate on their studies
and reflect on how they will one day serve our parishes.
They deserve all our support, and one way to show this is
by giving to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. The Appeal helps
fund the significant financial costs associated with years of
room, board, tuition and other related expenses. Your gift
today helps prepare our seminarians for the future.
For your convienience, you can make an online gift or pledge at
www.2018 appeal.org . May God bless you for your suport!
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)

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