REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Days:
Monday - Friday,
9:00am-2:00pm

Office/Rectory
Tel
732-721-0179
Fax 732-721-0360
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Dates and Notes to Remember

Dates to Remember
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National Eucharistic Revival
Diocesan Phase

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Blood Drive at St. Mary's Next Sunday

Blood DriveThere will be a blood drive on Sunday, December 11, in the school cafeteria,from 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended and preferred. Walk-ins will be welcomed if space permits. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-933-2566. There is a national bloodshortage across the country and every pint counts. Please come out and support your community at large. Please bring photo ID or donor ID card and remember to eat before you donate. Masks are required for all donors, regardlessof vaccination status. Donors should be at least 17 years o fage, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For any questions, please call the Blood Center at
800-933-2566.

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Music at St. Mary's: Upcoming Concert

Music at St. MaryMusic at St. Mary's presents their annual Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Please save the date and spread the word! As always, concerts are free and open to the public. A donation of $15 is suggested. (Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund). For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Jody Velloso at drjodydoktor@gmail.com or (616) 581-9883.

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Saint Mary's Food Pantry

Food PantryThe Saint Mary Food Pantry is open, and we are working hard to serve our community! Saturday, December 17, is the next food pantry day in St. Pat's Hall (8:30 - 10 a.m.). We are open every fourth Saturday of every month from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Sometimes, the third Saturday, if the fourth falls on a holiday weekend. Let us help you. For emergency needs, please call us at 732-721-7418. Thank you for your support!

St. Mary's Food Pantry could use a little help with donations of baby diapers or Pull-Ups in sizes 5 and 6, please. We have plenty of the smaller sizes - thank you!

In addition, we can use your help with cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, canned fruit and soup. We especially need cereal right now, please - we've depleted our supply and this is a staple for many of our clients.

All donations are appreciated! Please place all items in a bag and leave in the back of the church (by the American and Papal flags) before or after Masses. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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Book Exchange
"Take a Book ... Leave a Book"

There is a “Book Exchange” box set up in our Prayer Garden next to the bench by the ramp. If you see a book you’d like to read, please help yourself. If you have a book you’d like to donate, please leave it in the box. Enjoy!

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Religious Education Program Registration

The St. Mary Religious Education Program is now accepting new and returning student registrations for Grades 1 - 8 for the 2022 - 2023 school year. For registration information, contact John Kobiernicki at (732) 721-1514 or at johnkobiernicki@yahoo.com.

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Breathtaking USA Excursion

Come and join St. Mary's during the summer of 2023 on an exciting adventure to Oregon and Washington on the Columbia and Snake Rivers with a side trip to the Glaciers. More details to follow. Please contact Betty Fitzgerald at 352-729-4615 or Susette Lucarello at 732-525-0141 if you are interested or have questions. Flyers will also be available at the parish office.

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RCIA

If you (or someone you know) are interested in becoming Catholic, or have a child RCIAover the age of fourteen who has not been baptized, or were baptized Catholic as a child, but have not celebrated the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation -- we are always taking registration for R.C.I.A. Sessions are held on Sunday mornings, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. If interested, please call Honora DeMaio at 732-816-8514.

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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.