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

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!!!

MEN'S CORNERSTONE RETREAT IS JAN. 26-27.  Check our their new PROMOTIONAL VIDEO!

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

"God is the Potter, We are the Clay": Jan 17, 18, or 19, 6pm w/presenter Ray Boswell

"The Dark Night of the Soul, the Saints & the Journey of the Cross:" Jan. 22 w/ Fr. JC

Is Serving as a Lector or Eucharistic Minister for Me? Jan. 24, 7-9pm

Protecting God's Children Workshop at Presentation:  Jan. 25

Men's 6am Breakfast Mtg:  Jan. 31, 6am-7:30am with guest speaker Peter Denio. All men welcome. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019 Mass Book Opening: Feb. 7 (new date)

Pancake Breakfast: Feb. 4

Presentation Cafe w/ Fr. Ed: Feb. 1 & 8

First Eucharist Dismissal Weekend: Feb. 10-11

Lenten SCC Sign-Up Weekend: Feb. 10-11

Ash Wednesday: Feb. 14

Women's Journey Retreat Weekend:  Feb. 16-18. Deadline to register is Feb. 1

Parish Mission with Bob Wicks: Feb. 26-27

NOVA Hope for Haiti Casino Night: Mar. 2

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

Centering Prayer Retreat Day:  May 12

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

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

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

Women's Morning Group: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30am

Centering Prayer: 1st Sat. of the month, 9:30am in the rectory (off in Feb.)

Bereavement Support: Call 201-327-1313 ext. 872. Spring sessions begin in March.

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