Welcome to Church of the Presentation, a welcoming Catholic community leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Word, Worship, and Outreach. We serve many and welcome all. The years since the founding of our parish in 1961 have seen incredible growth from the original 270 to over 3500 families, coming here from over 130 zip codes! We are one of the largest Catholic parishes in northern New Jersey, and “welcoming” is the word most often used to describe us. Passing on and learning about our faith, nurturing our spiritual growth, being better stewards of our earth and outreach to others are all areas in which we focus our energies.
Next time you’re at the parish, take a moment to visit our “information desk” located in the hallway outside of our kitchen. It is staffed from 9am-1pm each Sunday morning to help answer any questions you may have.
We realize people look for a parish for many reasons. Whether you are looking to worship with us, receive support and/or get involved, know you are welcome and will find a home here.
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Fr. Bob's Capital Campaign Update, Homilies & more!
VISIT OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN WEBPAGE!
BIBLE CAMP REGISTRATION FORMS are now available. Children entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade this coming September 2017 are welcome to join us from June 26-30!
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS now available. Our Presentation Knights of Columbus are offering three $2000. scholarships to children or grandchildren of registered Presentation parishioners. All applicants must be able to interview locally if selected. Two college scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors planning to begin a four year accredited college in the Fall of 2017. One high school scholarship is available for graduating eighth graders who plan to attend a Catholic high school in the Fall of 2017. Although financial need is a major consideration, strong weight is also given to grades, school activities and community service. Applicants are also required to submit a short essay on one aspect of community service. Application deadline is May 1.
NO MORE STUFF PLEASE! We are in the process of purging our storage spaces to make room for the additional items that will need to be stored during our renovations. We are only accepting donations for our Food Pantry at this time. There is absolutely no storage space available for anything else!!
WE WELCOME OUR FIRST DEACON! On June 4, Andy Zucaro was ordained at the Archdiocese of Newark as Presentation's first deacon.
Parish Mission with John Angotti: Mar. 27-28, 7:30pm
Taize Stations of the Cross: Apr. 3, 7pm
International Dinner: Apr. 30. Ethnic Dishes Needed!
Wedding Anniversary Celebration: June 3
Parish Golf Outing: June 12
Bible Camp: June 26-30
Pray the Rosary: M-F at 1:00pm; Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet after daily 9am Mass
Yoga Class: Mondays, 9:40am
Career Management Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 8pm
Gay & Lesbian Fellowship Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 7:30pm (off Mar. 27)
Women's Insightful Hour: Tuesdays, noon-1pm, BYO Lunch
Men's Prayer Group: Tuesdays, 7:30pm (off April 11)
Caring Stitches: 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
NAMI Support Group for Caregiver-Graduates: 3rd Wed. of the month, 7:30pm (7pm to "meet 'n greet")
Women's Morning Group: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30am
Centering Prayer: 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory
Bereavement Support: Call 201-327-1313 ext. 872.
Separated / Divorced Support: Call 201-327-1313 ext. 887.