Next Saturday, August 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While not a holy
day of obligation this year, Mass will be celebrated on
Saturday at 9 a.m.

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Diocese of Metuchen
The Most Reverend
Bishop James F. Checchio

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The Parish Office is closed until further notice.

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.


The CARES Act

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Religious Education Facebook Page

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REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

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

“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will
acknowledge before my heavenly Father.”

(Matthew 10:32)

Would others know that you are Catholic by the way you act
and speak? Do you share your Catholic faith with others? Do
you defend your Catholic faith when the situation arises or do
you remain silent? Do you pray in public before meals? Pray
for the strength and courage to be a joyful witness of our
Catholic faith when the opportunity presents itself. Let us become the radiant light and bold witness that we are called
to be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Parish

Lord, let us see Your kindness, and grant us Your salvation. ~ Psalm 85

Mission Statement

St. Mary Church
 


Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

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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 9:00 a.m. on our Facebook page.

Our new summer Mass schedule:
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The daily Mass schedule will resume on Monday, June 15.
Monday: 7:00 p.m.
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 100 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., beginning this Saturday, May 30
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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The Pope's Monthly Intention for August 2020
Universal prayer intention -The Maritime World:
We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen, and their families.

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.