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This section of Delbarton.org is designed to keep parents informed of what's happening on and off campus. You will find the latest information for the various parent organizations, as well as school forms and publications.

St. Mary’s Abbey Retreat Center Presents: “Two Or More” Small Group Offerings
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Mt 18: 20 NABRE)


Why Small Faith Sharing Groups?
In the earliest days of Christianity, the followers of Jesus were called followers of “The Way”. They continued to attend services in the synagogues but felt they needed more. In addition to their regular observance, the early Christians (although it would be a while until they were called Christians) would gather in small groups and share a meal and reminisce about their days with Jesus. This very early custom was formalized and evolved into what we now know as the Celebration of the Eucharist.

Today, small faith groups allow for a much deeper, richer and more intimate way to practice one’s faith. Small faith groups can be organized in a wide variety of ways:

  • According to subject
  • According to age
  • According to gender
  • Countless other ways


Our current offerings are:


1. Unlocking the Mysteries of The Bible

The Bible is many things. Many people call it a book; some call it an anthology. It is both of those
things and more. But more than this, it is the greatest love story ever written. It is the story of
God’s love for humankind. But more importantly, it is the story of God’s love for you and me.
In Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible, according to the Ascension Press website, you will:

  • Make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to your eveyday life
  • Discover the remarkable connections between the Old and New Testaments
  • See how the sacraments, the Church and our entire Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture
  • Much more!

2nd Tuesday of Each Month beginning October 11th @ 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Facilitated by Marilyn Hudson
Cost: $35.00 (Cost of Materials)

2. Traditional Two Or More

For many of us, the part of the Mass called the Liturgy of the Word is a time to daydream or to
think of other things. We hear either obscure Old Testament Readings, Psalms that make no sense
or Gospel stories we’ve all heard so many times, they’ve lost virtually all their meaning. Each week
in this small group format, you and others will read and discuss the Scripture readings for the
coming Sunday. You will be part of a group of people, none of whom are biblical scholars, who will
share their thoughts, insights or confusions about the Scripture and, through this give and take, this
exploration, you will hopefully gain a richer understanding of the passages AND will have a richer
experience of the Mass.

Wednesday Mornings @ 8:45 to 10:00 AM Beginning October 19, 2016
Facilitated by Fr. Justin Capato
Cost: None

3. St. Benedict Outside the Walls: Benedictine Spirituality

For You and Me St. Benedict, generally acknowledged to be the Father of Modern Monasticism,
wrote his rule in the mid-sixth century. Its purpose was to establish “a school for the Lord’s service.”
This “little rule”, consisting of a prologue and 73 short chapters (many no more than a few
paragraphs in length), contains profound wisdom that even we, sitting here in New Jersey more
than 1500 years later, can use to great advantage. This small group will mine the Rule for its
wisdom and discuss how it pertains to each of our lives.

2nd Thursday of Each Month – 1:00 to 2:30 PM Beginning October 13th
Facilitated by Paul Cocco
Cost: None


For more information or to register for any programs, please contact:
Paul Cocco @ 973-538-3231 Ext. 2100, or
retreatcenter@delbarton.org

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Fathers & Friends

The purpose of Delbarton Fathers & Friends is...

  • To bring the fathers of School students closer to the School so that with a consequent greater knowledge of its aims and methods they may effectively lend their paternal influence to the proper education of their sons.
  • To promote a wider knowledge of the School, its character, objectives and facilities
  • To afford the opportunity for interested and capable laymen to apply their talents, education and experience to the development and preservation of the educational, cultural, social and spiritual objectives of the School.

-- Fathers & Friends Bylaws

-Fathers & Friends Membership Form
-Fathers & Friends Programs & Activities
-2016 Dinner Dance Donation Contract
-2016 Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance Invitation
-2016 Ad Journal Request Form

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Mothers' Guild

The Delbarton Mothers' Guild

The Delbarton Mothers’ Guild (DMG) is a group of women who support the educational, cultural, social, spiritual and financial needs of Delbarton School. The DMG assists with Homecoming, hospitality, Thanksgiving Food Drive, decorating the campus at Christmas, the Christmas toy collection, and the Blood Drive. The DMG also conducts three main fundraisers (Delbarton Shop, Shop ‘Til You Drop and Spring Fashion Show) annually to support Delbarton and the scholarship fund. The DMG runs community building programs such as an Advent Morning Retreat, a Lenten Morning of Reflection, Weekly Body and Soul (Rosary and Jockey Hollow walk), a monthly book club and various social gatherings. But, best of all, the ladies have fun being involved! Please come join us – there is something for everyone!

-Delbarton Mothers’ Guild Calendar 2016-2017
-Delbarton Mothers' Guild Board, 2016-2017
-New! Click here for the DMG website.

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Jessica Fiddes

Delbarton parents unveil their theme for this year's fashion show and dinner on April 4, 2017...

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DPGA

Delbarton Parents of Graduates (DPGA)

The DPGA was established in 1985 by Rev. Stephen Findlay O.S.B. in response to the requests of former Delbarton parents for an organization to help them stay in touch with their Delbarton friends, and with Delbarton /St. Mary’s Abbey. DPGA organizes ‘fun-raising’ activities that preserve and enhance relationships among former Delbarton parents, and promotes the welfare and support of Delbarton School. If you are a former Delbarton parent we invite you to join us!

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DPGA welcomes all parents of graduates even if you still have students in Delbarton. Click here to receive details on how to join.

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Supporting Delbarton

Supporting Delbarton

First and foremost in Delbarton’s fundraising activities is the Delbarton Fund. This annual fundraising effort provides essential operating funds to support all areas of the School, including faculty compensation and professional development, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, arts and instructional resources.

The Delbarton Fund is necessary to sustain the program of excellence that has come to define Delbarton School.

An outstanding team of volunteers from Delbarton’s Fathers and Friends helps to organize the parent effort. Volunteers make calls, send personal notes and e-mails, and participate at phonathons to encourage all families to make a commitment to the Delbarton Fund. Every gift is important, and indicates that everyone is sharing the expense of providing the best possible education for Delbarton students. Gifts range from $5 to $25,000.

Last year, 83% of parents contributed to the School, generously donating over $1M to the Delbarton Annual Fund. This year, our goal is 100% participation, and we need everyone's support to get there: large or small, every gift counts. The Delbarton year runs from July 1 – June 30, so if you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so today! Donations can be made by mail, online, or by calling the Development Office at 973-538-3231, ex. 3055.

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