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.
FR. BOB'S 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION We will celebrate Fr. Bob's 40th Anniversary of the Priesthood will be on May 31 at the 11:30am Mass. All are welcome to attend the Mass. (Thank you to all who responded that they will be attending the barbecue. Pray for good weather!)
"STORIES FROM MAIN ST.: BERGEN COUNTY CHURCH GROWS FOOD FOR THE NEEDY" Sean Adam's report on our Parish Garden was aired on WCBS 880AM on Monday, May 11. Click on the following link if you missed it!
BISHOP FLESEY'S HOMILY to the 155 teens who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 10 was one of the best talks we've heard aimed at our high school youth (don't tell the other Bishops LOL!). To hear it, click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hznzyhboqt0rd1l/
"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 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.
Find more details in our bulletin
Music Ministry Spring Concert: May 29
2015-2016 Jr. High Orientation: June 3
2016 Confirmation Orientation for 10th graders: May 27 or June 11
Parish Golf Outing: June 8
Men's Mass & Beefsteak Dinner: June 10
Volunteer Appreciation Cocktail Party: June 19, 7-9pm.
Parish Workday: June 20
Bible Camp: June 29-July 3
Tailgate Party: July 17
Career Management Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 8pm
Gay & Lesbian Fellowship Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 7:30pm (meeting June 1 instead of May 25)
Separated / Divorced Support Group: (resumes in September)
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
Centering Prayer: Generally, the 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory (off July & Aug., resumes Sept. 12)