Welcome to Church of the Presentation, a welcoming Catholic community leading people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Word, Worship, & Outrreach. 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.

Church News

POPE FRANCIS' TRIP to the United States has left us with a treasure trove of wisdom that he delivered in each talk he gave and in every action he took. He showed us what it means to speak forcefully and lovingly, pointedly and compassionately. To read &/or download the transcripts of his activities during each stop, click on the "city" below. There is so much richness and inspiration in his remarks. Enjoy!

Washington DC: Interview on the Plane from Cuba to DC / President Obama's Welcoming Remarks / Pope Francis Comments at Welcoming Ceremony / Mid-Day Prayer with US Bishops / Canonization Homily of St. Junipero Serra / Speech to Congress / Stops to Dine with the Homeless
New York City: Evening Prayer at St. Patrick's Cathedral / Speech to United Nations General Assembly / Multi-religious Service at 9:11 Memorial, WTC / Homily at Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia: Homily at the Basilica in Philadelphia / Remarks at Independence Hall / Impromptu Remarks at Prayer Vigil / Remarks to Bishops in PA / Unscheduled Stop at St. Joseph's University / Visit to Our Lady Un-doer of Knots / Mass with One Million in Philadelphia / Interview on Plane from PA to Rome

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Observed each year on September 21. Click here for a copy of the Artisans of Peace Pledge.

OFFERING OF LETTERS: We encourage you to participate in Bread for the World's 2016 Offering of Letters campaign which focuses on feeding America's children. You can download a sample letter here. For more information visit www.bread.org/take-action

PARISH LIBRARY RENOVATION: Our parish library is being converted to office space to house our our Family Faith Formation team. Many of the library's resources will be moved to Meeting Room 18 within the next couple of months. We are offering books free for the taking at the back of the auditorium.

LAUDATO SI': Pope Francis' encyclical letter is on the care of our common home, the Earth. You can read it here.

Upcoming Events

Find more details in our bulletin

Presentation Café: Symbolon Series continues Oct. 8

Women's Build Week: Oct. 25-31, planning mtg is Oct. 13

Protecting God's Children Workshop: Oct. 27, pre-registration required.

Trunk or Treat: Oct. 30, pre-registration required.

All Souls' Mass: Nov. 2

Directed Retreat in the Parish: Nov. 7-14 

Parish Christmas Ball: Dec. 5


Career Management Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 8pm

Gay & Lesbian Fellowship Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 7:30pm

Women's Insightful Hour: Tuesdays, noon-1pm, BYO Lunch

Caring Stitches: 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 6:30-8:30pm

Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30pm

NAMI Support Group for Caregiver-Graduates: 3rd Wed. of the month, 7:30pm (7pm to "meet 'n greet")

Centering Prayer: Generally, the  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