Welcome to Church of the Presentation, a parish which serves many and welcomes 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 and after 6:30pm Mass on Sunday evenings 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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ARCHBISHOP HEBDA IS COMING TO VISIT!
He will be the guest speaker at the Men's 6am Breakfast Gathering on Wed., March 26. He will also be joining us at the 6:30pm Mass on April 6.
LENT BEGINS MARCH 5
Instead of chocolate, alcohol or tobacco, what if we think of fast, prayer and almsgiving in a broader context? What if those disciplines involved practices like reducing our dependence on electronic devices for 24 hours (fast), contemplating the 1.6 billion people in the world who have no access to electricity (pray); and spending the extra time saved on personal interaction with someone important to you (give)? We are offering plenty of opportunities for spiritual renewal this Lenten season. Click here to download our brochure.
ANNUAL APPEAL IS UNDERWAY!
This year's appeal theme is "When I Called, You Answered." God calls us and we answer in many ways through our offering of time, talent and treasure. Our participation in the AAA is one way we can answer His call. Your support of AAA helps feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, teach children and adults their Catholic faith, enable parishes to continue to serve their parishioners, provide training for seminarians, assist retired priests with medical care & retirement residences and helps many other ministries. Help us meet our goal of $127,000. Pledge forms are around the parish center.
"COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TRANSFORMS NJ PARISH INTO GREENFAITH SANCTUARY"
"As you pass by Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River NJ, you'll notice a not-so-ordinary feature glimmering in the sunlight on top of its roof. "The solar panels make the place look more attractive," opines Fr. Bob Stagg, the pastor. While an outward sign an outward sign of the parish's commitment to energy conservation and fiscal responsibility, it serves as just one piece of an integrative and intentional effort to promote environmental stewardship across its countless ministries and 4,000 families..."(from National Catholic Reporter, Dec. 3, 2013)....the article continues here.
Find more details in our bulletin!
Stations of the Cross: Mondays, 7:30pm
Retreat Season - Women's Cornerstone is March 21-22.
St. Patrick's Dinner Dance: March 15
Is Serving At the Mass for Me? March 19, 7pm
"Idle Threat" Film & Discussion: March 19, 7pm
"Paths of Prayer: Opening Our Hearts to God": March 27, 7pm
Holy Land Pilgrimage Info Session: March 27, 9:30am
International Dinner: March 30, 5pm or 7:30pm
Yoga Class: Mondays, 9:30am (off Feb. 17)
Career Management Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 8pm
Caring Stitches: 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
Centering Prayer: 1st Sat. of the month after 9am Mass in the rectory
Divorced & Separated Support Group for Adults: Mondays, through May 6, at 7:30pm
Gay & Lesbian Support Group: Last Mon. of the month, 7:30pm
Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30pm
Women's Insightful Hour: Tuesdays, noon-1pm, BYO Lunch
Women's Spirituality First Friday of the Month Spiritual Reflection: after 9am Mass
Blood Pressure Screening: 4th Sun. of the month after 11:30am Mass