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

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Dates and Notes to Remember

Dates to Remember
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Bulletin - October 13, 2019

October Calendar

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New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program
to open June 15.

 

Separation

All Souls' Mass

 Our All Souls’ Mass will be on Monday evening, November 4, at 7 p.m. Please return your All Souls’ envelopes to the Parish Office by 12 p.m., Friday, November 1, 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 4.

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Next Sunday, October 20, 4:00 p.m.
Music at St. Mary's

MusicMusic at Saint Mary’s presents an Americana Organ Recital! Welcome back, concertgoers! Join organists, Shea Velloso and Christopher Deibert, as they open the 2019-2020 concert season with a good old-fashioned Americana organ recital. This concert/sing-a-long event will highlight the power and majesty of Saint Mary Church’s Jardine and Sons 1883 pipe organ. Taking place on Sunday, October 20, at 4 p.m. Free admission ($15 donation suggested). A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. For questions call MASM @ 732-857-0202.

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Clothing Drive
Running until Tuesday, October 22

Clothing DriveWe are currently running our clothing drive from now until Tuesday, October 22. Please remember, our drop-off location is the garage (right side) in the rectory parking lot.  The door will be open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.  On Saturday, it will be open from 3 – 5 p.m., and on Sunday, from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  All items must be securely tied in plastic bags.  We can accept clothes, linens, stuffed animals, handbags, belts, shoes, household items, toys, books, DVDs and small appliances (NO microwaves or TVs).  For questions, please call Angel at 732-501-5133 (Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.)  All proceeds benefit Saint Mary Church.  Thank you!

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive on Sunday, October 27, in the school cafeteria, from 8:45Blood Drive a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Please bring ID and remember to eat before you donate. Donors should be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Homemade goodies will be served, walk-ins are welcome! Please call Sue at 732-220-7077 for details.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020 Update
SAVE THE DATE

Save The Date: May 9, 2020, there is going to be a “Raise the Roof” dinner dance fundraiser for St. Mary’s Church. Yes, our church needs a new roof.

The venue has been picked!  Our Raise the Roof Dinner Dance Fundraiser will be held at The Grand Marquis on Rt. 9 South in Old Bridge.  More info to follow…

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A Note from St. Mary's Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is asking for your help with donations of some needed items: jelly (all flavors), pasta (all shapes), paper goods (all kinds) and we especially need cereal (hot and cold - all kinds). Thank you!

Food 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.! For more information, please call Natalie at 732-425-8727.

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Teachers Aides Needed

Volunteer

The St. Mary Religious Education Program is in need of adult aides to assist in the 1st and 3rd grades on Tuesday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., beginning on September 17. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact John Kobiernicki 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, John Kobiernicki, at 732-721-1514 or via email at jkobiernicki4@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.