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

Dates and Notes to Remember

Dates to Remember
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August 19, 2018 / Bulletin

August Calendar

Calendar Raffle -
July 1 until December 30

Calendar RaffleThe Saint Mary Choir will be running a Calendar Raffle from July 1 until December 30, with a drawing to be held every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. All proceeds benefit our Choir. The prize of $100 will be awarded to one lucky winner each week. Winning ticket numbers will then be placed back into the raffle, so each ticket holder is eligible to win again. The total prize money to be paid out is $2,700.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased after Mass, at the rectory office or from any choir member.  As always, St. Mary’s Choir thanks you for your continued support.  For questions or information, please call 732-735-3449.

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Adult Baptism - First Communion - Confirmation

RCIARegistration is now being accepted for any adult who is interested in celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation. 

Please join us as we journey through the scriptures and learn more about our Catholic faith and tradition.  You must be at least 14 years of age to attend the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), 16 if you seek Confirmation only.  Anyone younger, please contact the parish religious education office. 

RCIA sessions, which include Mass attendance, will be held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Please contact Honora DeMaio at (732) 816-8514 to register, for further information or if any active parishioner would like to join our RCIA team. 

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Viking Danube River Cruise - Updated Information
Important Informational Meeting on September 19th

All Aboard! In less than a year from now, we will be sailing on our Viking Danube RiverViking Cruise cruise! We set sail on July 14, 2019, for an 8-day cruise (no hotel hopping) to Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. If you are thinking about joining us, know that there are only a few cabins available. Join us next month, on September 19, at 6:30 p.m., in St. Pat's Hall, for an informational meeting about our cruise. Please try to attend; important topics will be discussed, such as flight status, insurance, tips, plus details on a pre-tour in Prague and a post-tour in Budapest. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Virginia Ricablanca at 848-466-0234 or Betty Fitzgerald at 352-729-4615.

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Save the Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Bus Trip to Sands Casino

CasinoSaint Mary’s Church is running a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 22. Please watch future bulletins for more details. To reserve your seat, please call Angel at 732-501-5133.

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Saint Mary Food Pantry
Collecting until August 19

Food PantryThe Saint Mary Food Pantry is in need of your assistance in providing school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, backpacks, etc.) to give to our clients’ children before school starts. Thank you in advance for your donations. Please leave all supplies in the box in the vestibule of the church from now until August 19.

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A Note from St. Mary's Food Pantry

PantryThe Food Pantry appreciates all that you do for those in need. Just a reminder – please do not leave food on the rectory steps or porches. ALL food should be left in the back of the church or in St. Theresa's chapel. Also, please check expiration dates. We cannot distribute expired food and must throw it out. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

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Teachers Aides Needed

Volunteer

We are in need of substitute teachers for our Religious Education Program.  Classes are Tuesdays, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  If you can help out on either of those days, please call Kevin at 732-721-1514.

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Altar Servers Needed

Altar ServersAltar Servers are needed for all Masses – we welcome students in grade 3 and up who have made their First Communion to become a server.  Three short training sessions take place before being scheduled and new servers are always paired with veterans while they are learning.  Anyone who is interested should contact the Director of Religious Education at kschnelldirector@gmail.com or see any priest or deacon after Mass.

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Greeters

Greeters Anyone wishing to greet fellow parishioners and visitors as they enter the church, or hand out bulletins as they exit after Mass are encouraged to do so. Responding in a special way to Pope Francis' visit to the United States, we especially encourage families to take part in this activity as a group. There's
no commitment, and you never know how holding the door for someone or a kind "good morning" affects someone. Anyone who would like more information may call Pat Regan at 732-727-2768.