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.
POPE FRANCIS WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU! In preparation for the Ordinary Synod on the Family in October 2015, Pope Francis has indicated he would like feedback from Catholics on how the Church can pastorally respond to the current needs and concerns of married couples and the family. You're invited to a "Listen & Discuss" session to participate. Click here for more information.
SHARING GOD'S BLESSINGS CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY! Our 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!
THU. MARCH 5 - THIS EVENING'S YOUTH MINISTRY SPIRITUAL EXPLORERS IS CANCELLED.
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Stations of the Cross: Mondays during Lent, 7:30pm
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19 - 9:30am & 7:30pm
NOVA Hope for Haiti Casino Night: Mar. 6
Women's Cornerstone Retreat: Mar. 6-7
Bereavement Ministry Spring Session: Begins wk. of Mar. 9
Is Serving as a Lector or Eucharistic Minister For Me? Mar. 12
St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Dance: Mar. 14
Men's 6am Breakfast Meeting: Mar. 18 (guest is Sr. Terry Rickard)
Women's Build Get-Together: Mar. 24
"Reconciliation Day": Mar. 28, 9:30am-5pm
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