Diocese of Metuchen
The Most Reverend
Bishop James F. Checchio

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The Parish Office is closed until further notice.

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Church remains open for private prayer:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Please refrain from touching statues, door handles, etc. unnecessarily.


Facebook

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Religious Education Facebook Page

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REGULAR OFFICE HOURS
(closed until further notice)
Days:
Monday - Friday,
9:00am-2:00pm

Evening Hours:
Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Please call before coming! Thank you!

Office/Rectory
Tel
732-721-0179
Fax 732-721-0360
Direction to St. Mary's

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The Pope's Monthly Intention for
November 2020


Universal Prayer Intention - Artificial intelligence:
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind

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"Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful in small matters, l will give you great responsibilities."
- Matthew 25:21

God calls us to nurture and develop the gifts He has given us and then generously return a portion with increase. He doesn't want us to waste or hoard the gifts He has given us. He expects us to grow our gifts, use them wisely and be generous with them. Unfortunately, many of us are not generous in proportion to all that God has given us.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Parish

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. ~ Psalm 23

Mission Statement

St. Mary Church
 


Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

 

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

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Blessed Thanksgiving

Mass Schedule

Reopening of Our Church
Please scroll down for details regarding our Church reopening. Please know that there continues to be no obligation to attend Mass if you are elderly or uncomfortable. Mass will also continue to be live-streamed at 10:00 a.m. on our Facebook page.

Mass schedule:
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.
Monday: 7:00 p.m. Mass Association
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: Prayer Service at 8:00 a.m.

Reopening details:

The church will only be opened at a reduced capacity (maximum capacity is currently 150 people, including priest and staff).

- Masks must be worn by those over the age of 2 until it is your turn to receive communion. You are encouraged to bring your own sanitizer, and sanitizer will be located at all entrances.

- Restroom use should be restricted to emergencies only.

- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, the choir, and deacons will NOT be ministering at this point in time.

-Entrance to the church will be available from the front doors only to restrict the flow of people. The side doors close to the sanctuary will be available for exit only.

- No one should enter the sacristy (other than confessions on Saturday at 3) or choir loft for any reason.

- All hymnals and Mass cards have been removed. The Sign of Peace will not be exchanged.

- Holy Communion will take place after the final blessing. Gloves may not be worn for reception of Holy Communion and your mask should only be removed when it is your time to receive. Reception on the tongue will not be available.

We thank you for your patience and prayers as we adjust and adapt throughout this phased reopening process.

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Sacrament of Penance:
3 p.m. Saturday
Confessions will be heard in the Sacristy.
Please wear a mask and social distance.
Notices will be placed in the Church.

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Once again, thank you to all those who have remained generous to our parish community during this difficult time. We understand many are feeling an increased financial burden and greatly appreciate anything you can do. A reminder that envelopes/contributions can be mailed to or dropped in the mail slot at the parish office, or you may use your own bank's online bill pay service.

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New Parishioners
We welcome anyone who has moved into the parish or who has been inactive.
Please call or visit the rectory during office hours. You may print and fill out this Census Form before your visit to the rectory office.