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.
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 1 - Our Knights of Columbus are offering three $2,000 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 2014. One high school scholarship is available for graduating eight graders who plan to attend a Catholic high school in the Fall of 2014. 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.
SAINT JOHN XXIII & SAINT JOHN PAUL II - On April 27 in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis will raise his predecessors Pope John XXIII & John Paul II to sainthood. The canonization will be aired live & rebroadcast later in the day on EWTN & SiriusXM radio's Catholic Channel.
VIRTUAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS
For those of you with smart phones, check these out with your QR Code App. They're posted next to our "traditional" stations in the church.
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!
Guided Labyrinth Walk: May 1, 9:30am
Welcoming Dinner for New Parishioners: May 2
Mass for Women: May 5
Green Fair: May 4, 9am-1pm
Protecting God's Children Workshop: May 7, 7pm
May Crowning: May 11 during 11:30am Mass
Evening of Contemplative Prayer: May 21
Parish Golf Outing: June 2
Spring Concert: June 6
Offering of Letters: June 7-8
Wedding Anniversary Celebration: June 7
Volunteer Appreciation Cocktail Party: June 13
Tailgate Party: July 25
Bible Camp: July 28-Aug. 1
Yoga Class: Mondays, 9:30am
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, 9:30am 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