Welcome

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.

Church News

THANKSGIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHARING (please note: we have enough servers for Thanksgiving Day)

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE: Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy by Dec. 15. We have bins around the parish center for your donations.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how you can help a needy family celebrate Christmas.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS' WINTER SIGN-UP FORM

WIN TWO TICKETS TO SUPER BOWL XLIX! Feb. 1 , 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in AZ. Raffle tickets are $100. Drawing is Dec. 21. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase raffle tickets. Raffle prize is two tickets to the game, plus transportation to & from the NJ/NY airport. Winner must provide for own transportation & lodging in Arizona. Don't delay, only a limited number will be sold!

PRESENTATION SINGLES is the recently formed group for single people in their 40s, 50s or 60s to meet and get to know other parishioners in a social environment. Non-parishioners (friends and family of parishioners) are welcome also! We get together at least once a month on a Saturday or Sunday (morning, afternoon or evening - even day trips) to do fun and exciting things as a group. We also meet each weekend (on either a Saturday or Sunday morning) to go on hikes. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more info, and please type Presentation Singles in your subject line. Meet 'n Greet Dessert Party: Nov. 22 after 5pm Mass, Nov. 23, 10:30am-1pm & again after 6:30pm Mass. No RSVP necessary, stop by!

Upcoming Events

Find more details in our bulletin

Advent & Christmas Events at a Glance

Christmas Tree Lighting: Nov. 30 after 6:30pm Mass, weather permitting.

Advent Taizé Prayer Service:
Dec. 1

Christmas Poinsettia Sale: Dec. 6-7 after all Masses

Liturgical Ministry - Why What We Do Matters: Dec. 6

St. Nick's Breakfast: Dec. 6

Parish Christmas Ball: Dec. 6

Women's Christmas Tea:
Dec. 9

Children's Christmas Pageant & Concert: Dec. 10

Christmas Concert: Dec. 14

Pardon & Peace Service: Dec. 15, 7pm

Lessons & Carols: Dec. 18

Ongoing...

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

Gay & Lesbian Discussion Group:Last 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")

Qi Gong Class: Fridays, 9:30am (off Nov. 28)

Centering Prayer:1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory