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

FR. BOB'S 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The parish celebration of Fr. Bob's 40th Anniversary of the Priesthood will begin on May 31 at 11:30am Mass, followed by an outdoor barbecue reception. All parishioners are invited! RSVPs are requested by May 17. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of adults & children who will be attending the barbecue. Pray for good weather!

"NJ PASTOR PUTS A TWIST ON GOOD FRIDAY" Fr. Bob was interviewed with WCBS 880's Sean Adams on his Bicycle Stations of the Cross. To hear the interview, it's the 4th story down on the following webpage: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/04/03/for-first-time-in-many-years-good-friday-start-of-passover-fall-on-same-day/

SHARING GOD'S BLESSINGS CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAYOur goal is $127,000. one of the largest in North Jersey, but to whom much is given, much is expected. If you're able to, please consider contributing to this very worthwhile cause, forms are around the parish center.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Our 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 2015. One high school scholarship is available for graduating eighth graders who plan to attend a Catholic high school in the Fall of 2015. 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. Download the High School Scholarship Application. Download the College Scholarship Application or pick one up in the parish office or YM office. Application deadline is May 1!

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Find more details in our bulletin

Welcoming Dinner for New Parishioners: May 1

May Mass for Women: May 4

May Crowning: May 10 at 11:30am Mass

Spring Seasonal Liturgies: May 16-17

Green Fair: May 17

Music Ministry Spring Concert: May 29

2016 First Eucharist Parent Orientation: June 2

2015-2016 Family Faith & Jr. High Orientation: June 3

Parish Wedding Anniversary Celebration: June 6

Parish Golf Outing:June 8

Men's Mass & Beefsteak Dinner: June 10

2016 Confirmation Orientation: June 11

Volunteer Appreciation Cocktail Party: June 19

Parish Workday: June 20

Bible Camp: June 29-July 3

Tailgate Party: July 17

 

Ongoing...

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

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

Separated / Divorced Support Group: Mondays, 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 (resumes Jan. 9)

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