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

June 18, 2017 / Bulletin

June Calendar

Sunday, June 18, 2017 / Blood Drive at Saint Mary Church

There will be a blood drive on Sunday, June 18, in the school cafeteria, from 8:45 a.mBlood Drive. 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 more information.

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Saturday July 8, 2017 / Bus Trip to Sands Casino

Saint Mary’s Church is running a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, CasinoPennsylvania, on Saturday, July 8. The cost is $35 per person, with a give-back of a $20 slot voucher and a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the school parking lot (Second Street) at 9 a.m. and will return from the Sands around 6 p.m. There will be snacks, 50/50, raffles and lots of fun and laughter! To reserve your seat, please call Betty (yes, she’ll be back for this trip!!) at 732-841-0648 or Angel at
732-501-5133.

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Cruise to Alaska / July 16 to 29, 2017Alaska

There are brochures available in the parish office for the 14-day cruise to Alaska, taking place July 16 – 29, 2017. Prices range from $2,149 - $3,649 per person (plus approximately $669 for taxes, fees, etc.). For questions or more information, please call Betty at 732-841-0648.

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St. Mary's Youth Group

Youth GroupThe St. Mary Youth Group is collecting NEW unused items that will be distributed to the veterans at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home in Menlo Park.  Items can be placed in the large tote in the back of the church from now until June 25.  

Items Requested Include:
Diabetic Socks * Baseball Caps * Men's White Undershirts * Shaving Cream *
Electric Razors * Sunglasses * Sweatpants (sizes large - 2XL) *
Deodorant * Men's and Women's Body Sprays * Nail Polish *
Sweatshirts (sizes large - 3XL) * Men's Tri-Fold Wallets

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Prayer Garden

A Prayer Garden is being Flowercreated by the family of Kimberly DiMartino, who went to heaven in December, 2016. Before and during Kimberly's illness, she often spoke about creating a prayer garden -- a sanctuary, a place she could go to pray and meditate. Knowing Kimberly would want to share this garden with others, her family chose St. Mary's property so it may be open to the community. The Prayer Garden is a donation from the family. If anyone is interested in joining the family in their efforts, please call Angel at 732-501-5133.

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Mega 50/50 RaffleRaffle

The Mega 50/50 tickets will go on sale mid-summer and the drawing will be after 12 noon Mass on Sunday, October 15.


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Saint Mary Food Pantry / Jars of Jelly Needed

Our Food Pantry is asking for your help – they could really use jars of jelly. Grape for sandwiches, various flavors for toast, etc. Any and all donations are much appreciated!

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Help Needed!
Coupons for Food ~ Baby Products ~ Pet Products

Coupons are needed! Food, baby products and pet products coupons – we use these three types of coupons to support those serving in the military. You do not need to cut the coupons; you can just leave the sheets of coupons in the marked box in the church vestibule. Thank you in advance for your support.

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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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Coupon Cutters for Helping Hands – Reminder!
Coupon Categories:  Food, Baby, Animal

  

We can only use coupons for food items, baby products and animal products.  Please save yourself cutting time (and sorting time for us) and only cut coupons from those three categories.  Thank you for your support! 

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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.