Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday, November 1. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

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.


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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

“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

I love You, Lord, my strength. ~ Psalm 18

Mission Statement

St. Mary Church
 


Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

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Mass Schedule

All Souls' Mass

Our All Souls' Mass will be on Monday evening, November 2, at 7 p.m. Please return your All Souls' envelopes to the Parish Office by 12 p.m., Friday, October 30, so that we can have them on the altar in time for the Mass. All Souls' envelopes can be found in your envelope packet. There will be no Mass Association on November 2.

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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 a.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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The Pope's Monthly Intention for October 2020
Prayer Intention for Evangelization -The Laity's Mission in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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.