In addition to our monthly speakers, MOMs has a number of interest groups that meet on different days and at different times, to accommodate a mother's busy schedule. If you are not able to attend the September kick-off meeting, please feel free to email any of the Interest Group leads to get more information.
MOMS Interest Groups and Opportunities 2019-2020
Journal Group - A very special small group of MOMS members that meets weekly for six weeks to explore their inner selves and faith. Groups form in the fall (early October) and spring (TBD based on interest) and may be held in the morning or evenings, depending on need. Journal Groups will begin in the Fall. Contact Jenny Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meghan Murphy at email@example.com for more information and to be included on the email list with journal group meeting option dates/times.
Outreach (The Nurturing Place) – Located in Jersey City, this is a home and school for mothers requiring assistance. Donations of food, supplies and money are collected throughout the year. Events are also held to raise funds. Drivers are needed to transport donations monthly. Contact Nurturing Place Co-leads: Steph Springer at firstname.lastname@example.org, Christine Reardon at email@example.com or Kelly Gazzini at firstname.lastname@example.org be included in group emails and be notified of all events and needs.
Reservations Club – Group that will meet monthly for dinner at a local restaurant in Bergen County. Contact Liz Henky at email@example.com or Deirdre Scali at firstname.lastname@example.org and to be included in email invitations.
Recipe Club – Group that will meet monthly to share a meal in a member’s home. Each member cooks a course or side dish that is shared by all! Contact Linda Granert at email@example.com or Carol Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in upcoming recipe invitations.
Coffee & Kids – An opportunity to meet other MOMS members with young children in a member’s home or local playground. Meetings locations will vary, but may include the Ridgewood Library or Duck Pond. Coffee and Kids meetings will take place in both the morning and afternoon. Please contact Stacey Barsa at email@example.com with questions and to be included in emails for group gatherings.
Tennis – Tennis drills with professionals at the Ridgewood Racquet Club with other MOMS members. All levels of play for fall and spring sessions. Childcare is available. Contact Kelly Gazzini at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a weekly time slot based on ability level!
Book Club – Join other moms in reading and discussing a variety of popular titles. Meetings will take place at someone’s home either in the morning or in the evening. Contact Teresa DiDomenico at email@example.com or Karyn Erb at Karynamiller@hotmail.com to be included in Book club meeting emails.
Rosary – A group of MOMS who meet once a month and every week throughout Advent and Lent to pray the rosary together in a member’s home. Contact Stephanie Budelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Gorman at email@example.com to be included in all Rosary updates via email!
Mothers of Adult Children – A group of Moms and Alumni MOMs who will meet and discuss our young adult children’s transition from roots to wings as they leave the nest. Also support and exchange ideas of how to keep our family spiritually and globally connected. As our children marry, we will discuss how we can create future Catholic traditions with the next generations. Contact Nancy Nardelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Denyeau at email@example.com for more information and to be included in group gathering emails.
Family Service Day – Participate in a fun-filled day where we will work with our families on a community-based service project in the spring of 2019. Contact Contact Deirdre Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Warta at email@example.com for more details!
Sharing and Learning Together (SALT) – The SALT group comes together to share our experiences as mothers and as individuals to learn from each other while growing in our faith. The group will meet for three mini six-week sessions throughout the year, with each standalone session offering members the chance to focus on a different aspect of our faith. Contact: Nancy Nardelli at Nancy.A.Nardelli@gmail.com or Kathleen Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in emails.
Circle of Care/SHARE Meals – Volunteer to make a meal or help another MOMs member who is in need. Sign up to be placed on the email list for opportunities to help. Contact Beth Pfeil at email@example.com to be included.
Parish Block Party – MOMS members donate their time to add to the excitement of the block party held September 15th 1:30-5:00PM. Volunteers are needed for spin art, tattoos, and snow cone booths. This is a very fun day for all! Volunteers are always needed -- moms, husbands and children. Contact Deirdre Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Warta at email@example.com.
Baptismal Hospitality - Volunteers help after 9:30am masses (bi-annually) by setting up and providing breakfast food for newly baptized families. Please contact Mary Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nina Conn at email@example.com.
Advent Dinner – A potluck meal that occurs on the first Sunday of Advent for MOMs members and their families. It includes children’s crafts, songs, and an Advent wreath for each family to take home. Volunteers are always needed! The Advent Dinner will be Sunday, December 1st. Contact Marisa Sandora at firstname.lastname@example.org, Kristen Daffron at email@example.com, or Carol Daffron at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for set-up/day-of assistance!
Meatless Dinner – A potluck meatless dinner that occurs on Ash Wednesday for MOMs members and their families. Children’s crafts and a prayer service is held in the parish center following mass. Volunteers are always needed! The Meatless Dinner will be Wednesday, February 26th. Contact Jessica Warta at email@example.com or Angela Krempel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May Brunch – An intimate and special morning beginning with a mass with Fr. Ron especially for MOMs members and followed by a brunch in the parish center to celebrate a year of MOMs and Mother’s Day. This is our final monthly meeting. Volunteers are always welcome. The May Brunch will be Wednesday, May 6th. Contact Stephanie Budelman at email@example.com, Tori Schoeler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Catherine Doolan at email@example.com.