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.
GIFT & SHOPPING GUIDE FOR THE ETHICAL CONSUMER
Make thoughtful Christmas (& year round) shopping choices. Learn how to make your Christmas (& year round) shopping "slave-free" by downloading our Guide by clicking here. Courtesy of our Justice & Peace Ministry
What are your reasons for inviting someone to Presentation this Christmas season? This Advent Season, we will have baskets with post-its with space for you to "share the love" you have for our parish. Please take a moment to write down a thought or two. Your notes will be posted around the parish for all of our Christmas guest to see!
"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.
"PLAY-N-WORSHIP" IS LAUNCHED!
WIN TWO TICKETS TO SUPER BOWL XLVIII!
Presentation is raffling off two tickets to the Super Bowl (February 2, 2014 in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ). Raffle tickets are $100. Drawing is December 22. Contact Fr. Bob to purchase raffle tickets. Don’t delay, only a limited number will be sold
Find more details in our bulletin!
Liturgical Ministers' Formation Session with Bishop Flesey: Dec. 7, 9am-noon
St. Nick's Breakfast: SOLD OUT! (Dec. 7, 8:30am & 10am)
Parish Christmas Ball: Dec. 7. SOLD OUT!
"Good" Shopping Tips: Dec. 9, 7:30pm in the Community Rm.
Women's Christmas Tea: Dec. 10. SOLD OUT!
Children's Pageant & Concert: Dec. 11, 7pm. Free event.
Poinsettia Sale: Dec. 14-15
Christmas Concert: Dec. 15. SOLD OUT!
Pardon & Peace: Dec. 16, 7pm
Yoga Class: Mondays, 9:30am (off Nov. 25 & Dec. 2)
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 after 9am Mass in the rectory (Dec. 7 in the Gathering Room).
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 (off Dec. & Jan.)
Blood Pressure Screening: 4th Sun. of the month after 11:30am Mass