Welcome

Welcome to Church of the Presentation, a welcoming Catholic community leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Word, Worship, and 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. Check out our priests' homilies and music from our adult, youth & children's choirs on YouTube.  

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

FEEDBACK REQUESTED…SHOULD WE HELP PUERTO RICO REBUILD? Parish ministries responded to help rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. We now have an opportunity to help the people of Puerto Rico rebuild after the continuing devastation of Hurricane Maria, with a partner in the town of Rincon on the west coast of the island We are looking to ascertain our parish’s interest in pursuing this opportunity. Please contact Michele Baron at ext. 847 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your feedback.

CONGRATULATIONS FR. BOB! Special Inductee to Bergen Catholic High School's 2018 Hall of Fame! Come & support Fr. Bob on Sunday, March 25 at Seasons Restaurant in Washington Twp., NJ. Click here for information on registration and sponsorship opportunities.

SHARING GOD'S BLESSINGS: Appeal is underway! Help us meet our $127,000 goal.

WOMEN'S CORNERSTONE RETREAT is March 9-10. Click here for their website & online registration!

BIBLE CAMP 2018: June 25-29. Join us for an exciting trip to Babylon, where we meet Daniel and see his courage in captivity.  You will explore and experience ancient Babylon through the eyes of Daniel and his friends.  Children entering Kindergarten through 4th grade in September 2018 are welcome to join us for a fun and exciting week!!!

BIBLE LITERACY INITIATIVE - PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY! The Archdiocese of Newark has received a grant to promote Bible literacy throughout the Archdiocese. As Pope Francis says, “Imagine if we treated the Bible as our cell phones, always with us and close to us!” Please participate in an online survey to help with this initiative by clicking here. Your responses will be anonymous. 

WELCOME FR. JC MERINO! 

OUR FAMILY FAITH PROGRAM HAS WON THE NCCL 2017 NEW WINESKIN AWARD!

VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Presentation Choir selections, Homilies, Mission 2017 & more!

VISIT OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN WEBPAGE!

NO MORE STUFF PLEASE! We are in the process of purging our storage spaces to make room for the additional items that will need to be stored during our renovations. We are only accepting donations for our Food Pantry at this time. There is absolutely no storage space available for anything else!!

WE WELCOME OUR FIRST DEACON! On June 4, 2016, Andy Zucaro was ordained at the Archdiocese of Newark as Presentation's first deacon.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Find more details in our Bulletin & Parish Calendar

LENTEN TRI-FOLD BROCHURE

Stations of the Cross: Mondays, Mar. 5, 12, 19 at 7pm

Parish Mission with Bob Wicks: Feb. 26-27

NOVA Hope for Haiti Casino Night: Mar. 2

Our Series on Racism Continues:  Mar. 5

Reconciliation Day: Mar. 3, come anytime btwn 9:30am & 4:30pm for Confession. No appt. needed

An Evening with the "Piano Men of Presentation:" Mar. 3 w/Fr. JC & Ed Ginter

Women's Cornerstone Retreat Mar. 9-10

Lenten Family Fish Fry Mar. 16

Easter Plant Sale: Mar.. 24-25

Centering Prayer Retreat Day:  May 12

Wedding Anniversary Celebration: June 2

Bible Camp: June 25-29

Ongoing...

Yoga Class: Mondays 9:45am

Pray the Rosary: M-F at 1:00pm; Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet after daily 9am Mass

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

LGBT Fellowship Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 7:30pm (off Feb. 26)

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

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

NAMI Peer-Led Recovery Support Group for Adults Concerned About Their Mental Health: 2nd Mon. of the month, 7:30pm

NAMI Support Group for Caregiver-Graduates: 3rd Wed. of the month, 7:30pm

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. Spring sessions begin in March.

Separated / Divorced Support: Call 201-327-1313 ext. 887.