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

ATTN. PARISH ENVELOPE USERS: Your envelopes for August & September have a bar code misprint that hinders our recordkeeping of your donation. Our envelope company will be sending you a new batch for these two months. Please start using the new envelopes when you receive them & recycle the old ones. Many thanks for your support!

DAY PILGRIMAGE TO NATIONAL SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCY: Join Fr. Benny on a day trip Stockbridge, MA on Thursday, Sept. 10. Cost is $50 which includes transportation, box lunch & snack. Departure is at 7:30am from the parish parking lot - return by 6:30pm. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.in the Worship Office.

POPE FRANCIS' VISIT: Presentation will not have access to tickets for the Pope's visit.

LAUDATO SI': Pope Francis' encyclical letter is on the care of our common home, the Earth. You can read it here. On August 10, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has established a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to be celebrated on September 1 of each year.

2015 GOLF OUTING: Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners, Michaela Morrissey Heinz, Caitlin Reda & Sebastian Fox! Learn more about our students & view pictures of the parish golf outing here.

 "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!
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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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hznzyhboqt0rd1l/
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SHARING GOD'S BLESSINGS CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAYOur 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.

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! 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.

 

Upcoming Events

Find more details in our bulletin

Presentation Café: Symbolon Series begins Sept. 10

Parish Retreat Day: Sept. 12

Harlem Painting Project: Sept. 12-13, mtg is Sept. 8

Autumn Plant Sale: Sept. 12-13

Offering of Letters Weekend: Sept. 12-13

Women's Build Week: Oct. 25-31, mtg is Sept. 15

Welcoming Dinner for New Parishioners: Sept. 18

Oktoberfest: Sept. 26, wristbands on sale now

 

Ongoing...

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

Gay & Lesbian Fellowship Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 7:30pm (off in August)

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 (off for the summer)

Centering Prayer: Generally, the 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory (off July & Aug., resumes Sept. 12)