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

September 17, 2017 / Bulletin

September Calendar

Thursdays,
September 28 - November 16

We will be running a Bible Study session on the Galatians, on Thursdays, SeptemberBible Study 28 through November 16. You will have a choice of an afternoon (2 – 4 p.m.) or evening (7 – 9 p.m.) session. More information will follow in future bulletins.

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Friday, September 29 / "Kickoff to St. Patrick's Day" Dinner

St. Mary Choir is sponsoring, with the AOH, a St. Patrick's Day“Kickoff to St. Patrick’s Day” dinner party at the Hibernian Hall from 7 – 10 p.m. A buffet of corned beef and cabbage along with other goodies will be served. Beer, wine and soda are also included as well as entertainment. Tickets are $40 per person and will be available in the back of the church or through any choir member. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

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Sunday, October 1 / Blessing of Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Stewie, Cece, Chantal and Luke invite all animals to be blessed on Sunday, October 1, at 1:15 p.m., at the back of the rectory. Please leash or crate your pet. All pets are welcome!

Stewie and Cece Chantal Luke

From left to right:Stewie, Cece, Chantal, and Luke

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Sunday, October 8 / Breakfast and Presentation

Saint Mary’s is hosting a breakfast and presentation following the 10 a.m. Mass onOur Lady Sunday, October 8. Guest speakers will be Colleen Raynor and Carol Bulcroft. Tickets are $20 each and will be sold after all Masses. For more information, please call Pat Regan at 732-727-2768 or Doris Brennan at 732-727-6434. All are welcome – come and honor Mary!

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Sunday, October 14 / 100th Anniversary of Fatima

RosaryWe are having a Rosary Rally (rain or shine) for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima, on Saturday, October 14, from 1 – 2 p.m., at the gazebo on Bordentown Avenue (between South Pine and Stevens Avenues) in South Amboy. The rally will take place rain or shine. Please feel free to bring a chair. For further information, please call Rita at 732-588-5272. Our Blessed Mother, Mary, wants public prayer for the conversion of our country and the triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

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Sunday, October 15 / Drawing of Mega 50/50 Raffle

Tickets $5.00Raffle

There are envelopes in the back of the church labeled with each family’s name. We are once again running our Mega 50/50, and each family is receiving five tickets. To help us save on postage costs, please take your envelope (and your friends’ and neighbors’ if they are unable to come to church). After this weekend, any remaining envelopes will be mailed. Tickets are also available for sale in the parish office..

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Sunday, October 29 / Blood Drive at Saint Mary Church

Blood DriveThere will be a blood drive on Sunday, October 29, in the school cafeteria, from 8:45 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 more information.

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November 12 / Save the Date / Pot Luck Supper!

We will be having a Pot Luck Supper on Sunday, November 12…more details to follow in future bulletins.

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Saint Mary Food Pantry / Collecting from now until next Sunday

The Saint Mary Food Pantry is in need of your assistance in providing school suppliesSchool 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 next
Sunday, August 20.

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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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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.