The Parish Office will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

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

November 19, 2017 / Bulletin

November Calendar

Christmas Greens for Sale
Orders due this Monday,
November 20th

We are once again selling wreaths and cemetery blankets, with all proceeds to benefit our parish.  Orders and payment are due NO LATER than this Monday, November 20.  Greens will be available for pick-up November 30 and December 1 (Thursday and Friday), from 9 – 11 a.m., as well as the weekend of December 2/3, after all Masses.  Please cut out and enclose the order form found in our bulletin with your payment of cash or check (made out to “St. Mary Church”). 

Christmas GreensOrder forms and payment may be returned through the collection basket (please place in an envelope marked “Christmas Greens”) or dropped off at the parish office during business hours or you may use the mail slot to the right of the door if the office is closed.  If you have any questions, please call 732-501-5133, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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Collecting this Sunday, November 19th
Donations for Veterans

We are collecting NEW (with tags still attached) items that will be distributed to the veterans at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park.  Items requested include men’s sweatpants, flannel shirts, washable cardigans and white undershirts (especially V-neck).  Sizes mostly needed for men are large and extra-large. 

Women need elastic-waist stretch pants (size medium is needed most, in blue, black and brown colors), knee or mid-calf-length house dresses (sizes medium – 2XL) and long sleeve t-shirts (size medium is needed most, solid colors).  

Also needed are non-binding diabetic socks and windbreakers in all sizes for both men and women.  Sizes mostly needed for women are medium and large.  Overall sizes run from medium to 2XL for both men and women.  

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to "NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park" and indicate "Clothing Room" on the memo line.  For any questions about clothing needs, please call Roseann at 732-727-4574. 

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Sunday, November 26 / Music at St. Mary's

Music“The City Winds Trio”

Back for an encore performance, Crispian Fordham, Meredyth Coleman and Jack Bender return to St. Mary’s by popular demand. This New Jersey based flute-oboe-piano trio regularly delights audiences with the virtuosity of their stunning musicianship. Performing well-loved favorites plus some unknown gems, this concert will have something for everyone. A wine and cheese Meet-the-Artists reception will follow. Suggested donation: $15.

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Saturday, December 2 / Bus Trip to Sands Casino

CasinoSaint Mary’s Church is running a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, December 2.  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 Angel at 732-501-5133.

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Saint Mary Food Pantry / Thanksgiving Items NeededThanksgiving

The Saint Mary Food Pantry is asking for your help with donations for Thanksgiving.  Here is a list of food items that are needed:  pie crust, pie filling, yams, stuffing, turkeys, gravy, tea and coffee.  No cranberry sauce, please.  All donations are greatly appreciated!  Please place all items in a bag and leave in the back of the church before or after Masses.  Thank you

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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.