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Confirmation Registration

Registration for 2015-16 Confirmation opens
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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Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Carnevale Center library
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Student Council Meeting

Student Council Meeting
Liturgy

Liturgy
Band Performance 10:00am in CC

Band Performance 10:00am in CC
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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Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
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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Gr. 8 - Retreat

Gr. 8 - Retreat
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Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
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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Graduates Mass - 10:30am

Graduates Mass - 10:30am
Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive
American Sign Language Classes
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
June 7, 14 & 28 Following Family Liturgy 11:30AM – 1:30PM Room 101/102, Carnevale Center Class will cover ABCs/Numbers 0-10, Colors/Shapes, Animal Signs, growing up Deaf and fun facts about Deaf Culture. There will be a Deaf Guest Speaker. All children and their families are welcome
Youth Mass
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Youth Mass
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Graduates Trip - Woodloch Pines, 7:30am

Graduates Trip - Woodloch Pines, 7:30am
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Graduates Dinner/Dance, Portobellos, Oakland; 6:00-10:00pm

Graduates Trip - Woodloch Pines, 7:30am
Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Carnevale Center library
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Liturgy

Liturgy
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
Shawl Ministry
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Carnevale Center Rooms 101/102 2nd Wednesday of each month
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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Grade 8 Graduation in Church 7:00pm

Grade 8 Graduation in Church 7:00pm
Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
Lost Angels Bereavement Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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, January 22,, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the Carnevale Center.
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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.
American Sign Language Classes
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Class will cover ABCs/Numbers 0-10, June 7, 14 & 28 Following Family Liturgy 11:30AM – 1:30PM Room 101/102, Carnevale CenterColors/Shapes, Animal Signs, growing up Deaf and fun facts about Deaf Culture. There will be a Deaf Guest Speaker. All children and their families are welcome
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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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Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
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.
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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Little Friars Celebration 9:00am in Church Hall

Little Friars Celebration 9:00am in Church Hall
Pre-K Celebration 11:00am in CC

Pre-K Celebration 11:00am in CC
KDG Celebration 1:00pm in CC

KDG Celebration 1:00pm in CC
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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Liturgy

Liturgy
Dismissal 12:30pm

Dismissal 12:30pm
Kindergarten Orientation in Conf. Rm. 10:00am

Kindergarten Orientation in Conf. Rm. 10:00am
Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
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.
Just Faith 202
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Just Faith group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7PM in the Carnevale Center rooms 203 and 204.
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Report Card Distribution

Report Card Distribution
Last Day of School

Last Day of School
Dismissal 12:30pm

Dismissal 12:30pm
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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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Secular Franciscans
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Secular Franciscans in Carnevale Center rooms 001 & 002
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
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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Adult Faith Formation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Adult Faith formation in Carnevale Center room 101/102
Lost Angels Bereavement Group
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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, January 22,, at 7:00 PM in Room 205 of the 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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American Sign Language Classes
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Class will cover ABCs/Numbers 0-10, June 7, 14 & 28 Following Family Liturgy 11:30AM – 1:30PM Room 101/102, Carnevale CenterColors/Shapes, Animal Signs, growing up Deaf and fun facts about Deaf Culture. There will be a Deaf Guest Speaker. All children and their families are welcome
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8th gr Rel Ed
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
All classes in the Carnevale Center.
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8th Gr Rel Ed
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
All classes in the Carnevale Center.
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Carnevale Center library
8th Gr Rel Ed
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
8th Gr Rel Ed
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
All classes in the Carnevale Center.
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Young Adult Ministry
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meet every other Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the Carnevale Center, Room 205. Are you between the ages of 21-39 and looking for a group of peers to share your faith with? [Join us for discussion based on faith, followed by Trivia at Amazing Grapes. Go Team YAMs!] For more information contact: Jennifer Niemann at 973.590.4841 pastingor email jennifern@stmarys-pompton.org
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Centering Prayer
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Carnevale Center library
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July 6 - July 11
Monday through Saturday
7 - 11 PM


Food Nights

Wednesday - Italian
Friday - Spanish

Rides - Games - Face Painting - 50/50 -  Paintball
Great Food and much more
Ride - All - Night Bracelets $25
 
We still  need help!  
Click here to volunteer!

 



  “The place that God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~Frederick Buechner (reflecting on the meaning of VOCATION)                        

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NEWS & UPDATES
11 DAY ITALY PILGRIMAGE
November 4 – 14, 2015 Hosted by Fr. Gonzalo de Jesús Torres-Acosta, OFM

11 DAY ITALY PILGRIMAGE
November 4 – 14, 2015 Hosted by Fr. Gonzalo de Jesús Torres-Acosta, OFM

$3279 per person from Newark
(Air/land tour price is $2649 plus $630 govt. taxes/airline surcharges) 
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip Air from Newark, $630 govt. taxes/airline surcharges,
First Class/Select Hotels, Most Meals,
Services of a professional Tour Director & Comprehensive Sightseeing,
All hotel service charges, porterage and entrances fees. 
Visit Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice
with Vatican City and a PAPAL AUDIENCE
For a brochure & more information contact 
Fr. Gonzalo at: Gonzaloofm@hotmail.com or Ms. Shirley Costello at:
Tel: (800) 221-4984 / Email: shirley@nawas.com
 
Catskills Hike with Mass
July 18

Catskills Hike with Mass
July 18

Who: Adults 18 y/o and up
What: 8-mile hike in the Catskills (to be finalized).
Mass enroute with Fr. Larry Anderson. Pack own
snacks/lunch/water.
When: Saturday, July 18.
Logistics: Meet at St. Mary’s parking lot at 8:45 AM for
carpooling to trailhead.
Dogs: Welcomed on leash

More Info: 
Peg Buck at mmbuck@gmail.com / 973.267.8290
Russell Del'Re at russelldelre@gmail.com
 
Women of Prayer & Spirit
All women in our parish community welcome!

Women of Prayer & Spirit
All women in our parish community welcome!

Women of Prayer & Spirit Evening
Tuesday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Prayer Room
We meet monthly for prayer, reflection, sharing & encouragement as Christian women.
For July we will pray through…
“The Spirituality of Fasting! …an ancient Christian discipline
Our Bodies Beautifully Made, Healing Our Relationship With God, & Social Charity
“Longing deepens the heart.”—Saint Augustine
Questions?
Call Beverly Delleart, Certified Spiritual Director
 973-835-0374, Ext. 709
 
Parish Office Closing
Parish Office Closing
Parish Office Closing
The Parish Office will be closed both Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. It will reopen at 8 AM on Sunday, July 5.
For emergencies only - please call 973.839.1975 and follow the directions.
We wish you a happy fourth of July.
2015 Annual Fund
Annual Fund
Annual Fund May the Lord give you peace!

This is the time of year when we kick off the St. Mary’s Annual Fund Drive. This drive is vital to the operation of the parish and it is critical for the capital needs of the parish. As you know we do a great deal of good work at St. Mary’s and all of that good work is due to your generosity. However, we count on the Annual Fund to close the budget gap. The Annual Fund helps us to accomplish the things that we might not otherwise be able to accomplish. Our goal this year is $325,000.   more...

 If you would like to make a pledge or one-time payment to the Annual Fund through our eGiving program, Faith Direct, visit www.faithdirect.net

You do not need to have or open an account with Faith Direct to make a one-time payment to the Annual Fund.

Please use our parish code: NJ23.

Car Raffle
SMS Car Raffle
SMS Car Raffle
St. Mary’s Car Raffle

Please note, the St. Mary’s School car raffle
Will be drawn on Saturday, July 11, at 5:45 PM.

Good luck to all!

RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
RCIA Invitation
Never been baptized?
Baptized in another faith and interested in becoming Catholic?
Baptized as Catholic but not raised Catholic?
Not confirmed in the Catholic Church?

Just interested in learning more about your Catholic Faith?
You are all invited to join us  on July 18 and August 15.
 
Are you interested? Know someone who is interested?
Please contact Keith Orotosky at 973.476.4398,
  keithorotosky@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.


Memorial Vigil Light
Memorial Vigil Light
Memorial Vigil Light
There are three Memorial Vigil Lights available. The cost is $100 and the light will stay lit for one year. If you are interested in a vigil light in memory of a loved one, please stop at the Parish Office and fill out a request form.
Faith Direct
Faith Direct
Faith Direct

What is the best way to ensure our parish receives the support needed for our operating expenses and ministries during the busy summer months?
 eGiving through Faith Direct!

Increased enrollment with Faith Direct will help stabilize our parish finances during the coming summer months when many families are away on vacation.

Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with your time and talents as well as treasure!


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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