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.

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

COLLECTION FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS: A truck will be in the back parking lot from Friday evening 9/29 through Sunday 10/1 at 7:30pm. Items requested include: gently used spring & summer clothing, new socks & underwear (men, women & children),canned goods & household needs - shampoo, sponges, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, first aid supplies such as band aids, peroxide, rubbing alcohol etc., diapers and pull-ups for babies, as well as adult diapers for disabled individuals and seniors. Please do NOT bring your donations into the parish center, put them right into the truck.

A NIGHT WITH CARDINAL TOBIN FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH! Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-9pm at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center, 9 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Come join us for a night set aside JUST FOR THE TEENS to have a chance to meet, learn more about and talk with Cardinal Tobin in a “Town Hall” style gathering.No cost but space is limited. If interested or would like more info, please contact Craig Johnson at ext. 819 BY OCTOBER 2.

"NEXT STEP": This new ministry is designed to build a bridge to a happier & more social life after suffering & grieving the loss of a loved one. First gathering is Oct. 6. See the bulletin for details.

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

Medjugorje: The Presence of God in the World: Sep. 21, 7:30pm by Deacon Andy

Bible Study of the Prophet Isaiah: Orientation is Sep. 14, study begins Sep. 21

Protecting God's Children Workshops: Sep. 26, Oct. 3

Jesus, Ethics & Politics: Sep. 28, 9:30am & 7:30pm by Fr. Randazzo

Men's Journey Retreat: Sep. 29-Oct. 1

Blessing of the Animals: Oct. 4, 4pm

Therese of Lisieux: Oct. 5, 9:30am & 7:30pm by Fr. Esposito

Judaism, Christianity & Islam: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 (9:30am) by Dr. Gloria Thomas

Teen Night with Cardinal Tobin: Oct. 10

Women's Build at Jersey Shore: Oct. 22-27, Info Mtg is Oct. 4, 7pm

One Light, Many Candles: Oct. 23, 7:00pm with Rev. Betty Stookey & Paul Stookey

Trunk or Treat: Oct. 26, 4-5pm. RSVP required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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 

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

Men's Prayer Group: Tuesdays, 7:30pm

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

NAMI Support Group for Caregiver-Graduates: 3rd Wed. of the month, 7:30pm (7pm to "meet 'n greet")

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. 

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