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RCIA

Are You Someone Or Do You Know Someone Who…

  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
  • Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

For information please contact Kathy Sylvester at Kathy@stmarysdumont.org or leave a message for her at the parish office 201-384-0557.

PACT Religious Education

We will be sending schedules and class assignments for our PACT/Religious Education within two weeks. Returning families- please be sure that your family’s re-registration is submitted.

New Families

Children grades 1-8 who are not attending a Catholic school enroll in a parish Religious Education Program. Parents of families new to our program attend a brief orientation meeting. To schedule a meeting or for more information e-mail us at religioused@stmarysdumont.org or call (201) 384- 3062.

Catechetical Ministry

We are setting up our program for next year, and we have several opportunities for volunteers to serve as catechists. There are opportunities for younger grades Tuesday after school and for Sunday before the 10:00 a.m. mass. Your commitment as a catechist is typically once or twice per month. We will help you with the volunteer application required by our Archdiocese of Newark. For more information, speak to Bill Mascitello or call (201) 384-3062 or e-mail bill@stmarysdumont.org

Protecting God’s Children

All volunteers 18 or older are required by our Archdiocese of Newark to attend a Protecting God’s Children seminar. If you never attended a session or it has been three years or longer since you attended, attendance at a session or online recertification is required. A session is being offered here at St. Mary’s Saturday, October 6th in the school beginning with coffee an’ at 9:30 a.m. To register for the session or for more program offerings from our Archdiocese of Newark, visit www.virtus.org.

Feast of St. Mary of the Assumption – August 15th

In honor of the feast of our Patroness, St. Mary of the Assumption, we will have a 9-day novena beginning on Monday, August 6th until Tuesday, August 14th. The following is the novena schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, Aug. 6th to 10th, – after the 8:45AM Mass
  • Saturday, Aug. 11th – after the 8:30AM Mass
  • Sunday, Aug. 12th – after the 10AM Mass
  • Monday to Tuesday, Aug. 13th to 14th – after the 8:45AM Mass

We invite and encourage all of our parishioners to come to the 8PM (new time) Mass on Wednesday, August 15th and to ask the prayers of Mary, the mother of the Lord and our patroness, to bless St. Mary’s and to keep all of our families in her loving care.

The Feast of the Assumption is a holy day of obligation!