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.
VIRTUAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS
For those of you with smart phones, check these out with your QR Code App. They're posted next to our "traditional" stations in the church.
BE A CONFIRMATION PRAYER PARTNER - Our teen Confirmation Candidates will be confirmed on Saturday, May 10. Their names are on tags on a board by the Youth Ministry Office. Please take a tag & pray for that teen and also consider writing them a letter of affirmation of support, so they know they are supported by their parish community.
ANNUAL APPEAL IS UNDERWAY!
This year's appeal theme is "When I Called, You Answered." God calls us and we answer in many ways through our offering of time, talent and treasure. Our participation in the AAA is one way we can answer His call. Your support of AAA helps feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, teach children and adults their Catholic faith, enable parishes to continue to serve their parishioners, provide training for seminarians, assist retired priests with medical care & retirement residences and helps many other ministries. Help us meet our goal of $127,000. Pledge forms are around the parish center.
"COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TRANSFORMS NJ PARISH INTO GREENFAITH SANCTUARY"
"As you pass by Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River NJ, you'll notice a not-so-ordinary feature glimmering in the sunlight on top of its roof. "The solar panels make the place look more attractive," opines Fr. Bob Stagg, the pastor. While an outward sign an outward sign of the parish's commitment to energy conservation and fiscal responsibility, it serves as just one piece of an integrative and intentional effort to promote environmental stewardship across its countless ministries and 4,000 families..."(from National Catholic Reporter, Dec. 3, 2013)....the article continues here.
Find more details in our bulletin!
Pardon & Peace: April 5, 7pm
Bicycle Stations: Good Fri., 9:30am
Labyrinth Walk: Good Fri., 12pm
Youth Ministry's Living Stations: Good Fri., 7:30pm
Easter Egg Hunt: Holy Sat., 10am
Welcoming Dinner for New Parishioners: May 2
Mass for Women: May 5
Green Fair: May 4, 9am-1pm
May Crowning: May 11 during 11:30am Mass
Evening of Contemplative Prayer: May 21
Parish Golf Outing: June 2
Spring Concert: June 6
Offering of Letters: June 7-8
Wedding Anniversary Celebration: June 7
Volunteer Appreciation Cocktail Party: June 13
Tailgate Party: July 25
Bible Camp: July 28-Aug. 1
Yoga Class: Mondays, 9:30am
Career Management Group: Last (non-holiday) Mon. of the month, 8pm
Caring Stitches: 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
Centering Prayer: 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory
Divorced & Separated Support Group for Adults: Mondays, through May 6, at 7:30pm
Gay & Lesbian Support Group: Last Mon. of the month, 7:30pm
Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30pm
Women's Insightful Hour: Tuesdays, noon-1pm, BYO Lunch
Women's Spirituality First Friday of the Month Spiritual Reflection: after 9am Mass
Blood Pressure Screening: 4th Sun. of the month after 11:30am Mass