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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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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
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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 Conference Room, 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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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St Mary's Seniors of Pompton Lakes Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 11AM in the Carnevale Center.
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Second Saturday Blessings
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Second Saturday Blessings in Carnevale Center, rooms 101/102 and Assisi Room
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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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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
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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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 Conference Room, 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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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
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St Mary's Seniors
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
St Mary's Seniors of Pompton Lakes Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 11AM in the Carnevale Center.
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Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroller Fit in Faith
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer a FREE stroller exercise class to parishioners who are parents of young children. Class will be held weekly on Tuesdays (starting 3/25/14), from 9:30-10:30 AM in Downey Hall in the Carnevale Center, and will include a total body workout of cardio and strength training. Feel great and have fun with your child! Stroller Fit in Faith will be taught by Noelle Houghton who is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and an active member of St. Mary’s Parish. Please email strollerfitinfaith@outlook.com to register for class or for more information.
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  St. 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. 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one forever changes us. When experiencing the tragedy of a child’s death from drugs and alcohol, parents and loved ones often find themselves isolated and confused.

Lost Angels Bereavement Support Group— Lost Angels offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of children, grandchildren or siblings as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
Our next gathering will take place on Thursday, September 4, at 7:30 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center. For more information you may contact Donna Andelora at dandelora@yahoo.com.
 
Franciscan Response
What are you doing to “Care for Creation?”

Franciscan Response
What are you doing to “Care for Creation?”

Pope Francis’ homily at the mass when he received the “Fisherman’s Ring” beseeches: “Let us be ‘Protectors’ of Creation, Protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, Protectors of one another and of the environment.”

The Peoples Climate March in NYC, Sunday, September 21, will bring over 700 organizations together including our very own Franciscan Response group here at St. Mary’s and our provinces’ Franciscan Action Network (www.franciscanaction.org). The purpose of this march is to reiterate our Pope’s message and urge world leaders to make bold commitments toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions now. We invite you to HOP ON A BUS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, TO NYC.

Email Jackie Schramm at jschramm@stmarys-pompton.org if you wish to be part of this historic event!
 
Family Luau Family Luau
Saturday, September 20, 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the Carnevale Center.

Family Luau Family Luau
Saturday, September 20, 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the Carnevale Center.

Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for kids over 5 [part of the proceeds goes toward St. Mary’s School and other K of C charities].
Food, beer, wine and music.

For tickets call Dave Rust 973.851.5332.

Presented by the Knights of Columbus Marian Council 3801.
 
Catholicism 101 Videos
A series of videos on Catholicism is part of the RCIA experience; these evenings will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The videos will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM on the following Wednesdays.

Catholicism 101 Videos
A series of videos on Catholicism is part of the RCIA experience; these evenings will be open to anyone who would like to attend. The videos will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM on the following Wednesdays.


September 17— “Amazed and Afraid - The Revelation of God become Man
October 1— “The Sayings of Jesus”
October 15— “Peter and Paul”
October 29— “The Mystical Union of Christ & Church”
November 12— “World without End - The Last Things”
December 3— “Mary, Mother of God”
All are invited to attend these informative videos.
 
Food Pantry Food Drive
Targeted Food Drive
Targeted Food Drive Targeted Drive Sunday, September 14

Jelly, Peanut Butter, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Cereals [hot and cold varieties], Corn and Potatoes [canned and instant].
RCIA Inquiry
R.C.I.A
R.C.I.A
RCIA INQUIRY 

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?
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 baptised, 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.

RCIA Inquiry sessions are ongoing; for more information, please contact Steve Kass at 973.879.3102 or stephenbkass@gmail.com

Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information
Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information
Virtus Protecting God’s Children Information The staff of St. Mary's would like to extend thanks for your time and dedication in your ministry to the youth of our parish. Our youth are blessed in many ways by your presence in their lives.

All adults 18 years of age or older who work with children or youth are required by the Diocese of Paterson to meet the requirements of the program set forth by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops called Protecting God's Children.

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


Tree of Memories
Tree of Memories
Tree of Memories

A sculpture of our Parish Tree of Memories is in the church vestibule. The tree affords a special and permanent remembrance of those who have shared God’s love with us and with our community. You may wish to remember a loved one, a friend or a special event in your life. A leaf for the tree will be engraved for a $500 gift. For more information, please stop by the Parish Office.

Rosary and Adoration
Rosary and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Rosary and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Please join us for the Rosary and Adoration
of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Mondays
at 5:00 PM in the Prayer Room. Adoration is
from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM

Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

Busy making plans for your summer vacation? Don't forget to include St. Mary's Parish in your vacation plans!
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 http://www.catholicharities-cardonations.org/ to donate your car to Catholic Charities or call 1-855-670-GIVE(4483)

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973-835-0374 

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