Welcome to Church of the Presentation, a welcoming Catholic community leading people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Word, Worship, & Outreach. 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.
WE WELCOME OUR FIRST DEACON! On June 4, Andy Zucaro will be ordained at the Archdiocese of Newark as Presentation's first deacon. He'll be preaching at the 11:30am Mass on June 5 and we're hosting a meet 'n greet for him afterwards. Join us in welcoming Deacon Andy!
WINTER MISSION OPPORTUNITY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS to the Mustard Seed Ministries in the Dominican Republic from January 3-9, 2017. Only 12 spots available. Click here for more information and to download an application. Applications due July 1.
PRESENTATION GARDEN'S COMPOST BINS ARE OPEN: Click here for what you can & cannot bring. Please do NOT bring your compost items inside the parish center. The Garden & compost bins are to the right of the soccer field in the back parking lot. The Presentation Garden Committee thanks you!
PROPOSED PROJECT OVERVIEW of our worship space renovation and meeting space expansion.
Reception for Deacon Andy Zucaro: June 5 after 11:30am Mass
Parish Golf Outing: June 6
Syrian Crisis Panel Discussion: June 6
Pray 'n Wash: June 12
Men's Mass & Beefsteak Dinner: June 13
Protecting God's Children Workshop: June 14
Parish Workday: June 18
Bible Camp: June 27-July 1
Tailgate Party: July 15
Pray the Rosary: M-F at 1:00pm, also after daily 9am Mass
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
NAMI Support Group for Caregiver-Graduates: 3rd Wed. of the month, 7:30pm (7pm to "meet 'n greet")
Women's Morning Group: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30am
Centering Prayer: 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory
Bereavement Support: Call 201-327-1313 ext. 872. Fall session begins week of Sept. 19.
Separated / Divorced Support: Call 201-327-1313 ext. 887