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

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WOMEN'S BUILD WEEK IN SEABRIGHT NJ: OCT. 26-NOV. 1 ONLY 30 SPOTS AVAILABLE! There continues to be a great need for help for homeowners as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We will have the support of trained AmeriCorp leaders as well as the seasoned leadership of the St. Bernard's Project staff (who led the recovery work in New Orleans). Women 18 years & older are welcome to participate - no experience necessary! Cost is $150. For more info, contact Connie Gilmore at 845-323-5643 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR PARISH PICNIC on Sept. 21. Sign-up sheets are on a bulletin board in the hallway outside the kitchen. Help make our day a success!

LITURGICAL MINISTERS' FALL SIGN-UP SHEET

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.

IS YOUR CHILD ENTERING GRADES 1-10 IN SEPTEMBER?
If so, it is time to register for our Family Faith Formation program (grades 1-6), First Eucharist preparation (grade 2), Junior High program (grades 7-8) &/or Confirmation preparation (grades 9-10).

Upcoming Events

Find more details in our bulletin

Presentation Café: "The Lord's Prayer: What Are You Really Praying For?" presented by Gloria Thomas, Ph.D., Sep. 4, 9:30am or 7:30pm

Justice & Peace Ministry Mtg: Sept. 8, 7:30pm, all are welcome

Holy Land Pilgrimage Mtg: Sept. 10, 9:30am

Fall Flower Sale: Sept. 13-14

Family Faith Formation Opening Weekend: Sept. 13-14

Parish Picnic: Sept. 21 - Volunteers Needed!

Welcoming Dinner for New Parishioners: Sept. 26

"The Kennedys" American folk-rock band: Oct. 3

Ministry Fair: Oct. 4-5

Joan Borysenko presents 3 Evenings on Wellness & Spirituality: Oct. 7-9

Night of B'way Stars: Nov. 14

 

Ongoing...

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

Gay & Lesbian Discussion Group: Last Mon. of the month, 7:30pm

Caring Stitches: 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 6:30-8:30pm

Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30pm

Women's Insightful Hour: Tuesdays, noon-1pm, BYO Lunch

Guided Labyrinth Walk: Thursdays, 9:30am (beginning Sept. 4)

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

Women's Spirituality First Friday of the Month Spiritual Reflection:  after 9am Mass

Qi Gong Class: Fridays, 9:30am (beginning Sept. 5)

Blood Pressure Screening: 4th Sun. of the month after 11:30am Mass