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
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November 11, 2018 / Bulletin

November Calendar

24 - Hour of the Blessed Sacrament

Sunday through Monday /
December 2 - 3
7 p.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Monday

Saint Mary’s will be having a 24-hour Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church from 7 p.m. Sunday, December 2, until 7 p.m. on Monday, December 3. Please note: the main church doors will lock at 8 p.m. on Sunday evening. If you plan to arrive after 8 p.m., please use the church’s side entrance doors. Join us and spend a little time in “thanksgiving” for all the Lord has given us.

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GEM Sunday - This Sunday, November 11

GEM - Greet, Eat, and Meet is an opportunity for parishioners to meet and interact before and after Sunday Mass. Join us for light refreshments in front of the church. (In the vestibule in case of inclement weather.) No charge and the homemade goodies are great. Stop by and say hi on!

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Donations for Verterans Requested / Due this Weekend!

All NEW (with tags still attached) items and monetary donations for the veterans at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park are due this weekend,
November 10/11
. 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. Items can be placed in the large tote in the back of the church. Thank you!

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November 17 / 18 - Youth Bake Sale

Our Youth Group will be holding their annual bake sale at all Masses the weekend of Bake SaleNovember 17/18. We are asking those talented bakers of the parish to donate a homemade specialty to help support the group. Gluten-free and sugar-free items are also requested. Items can be dropped off in the back of the church prior to the beginning of the Masses.

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Christmas Greens for Sale / Orders due Monday, November 19

We are once again selling wreaths and cemetery blankets, with all proceeds to benefit our parish.
Orders and payment are due NO LATER than Monday, November 19.

Greens will be available for pick-up November 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday), from 8:30 – 10 a.m., as well as the weekend of December 1 / 2, after all Masses. Please print, cut out, and enclose this order form with your payment of cash or check (made out to “St. Mary Church”).

Christmas WreathOrder 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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Adult Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation

Registration is now being accepted for any adult who is interested in celebrating theRCIA Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation. Please join us as we journey through the scriptures and learn more about our Catholic faith and tradition. You must be at least 14 years of age to attend the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), 16 if you seek Confirmation only. Anyone younger, please contact the parish religious education office. RCIA sessions, which include Mass attendance, will be held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please contact Honora DeMaio at (732) 816-8514 to register, for further information or if any active parishioner would like to join our RCIA team.

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Viking Danube River Cruise

River CruiseAll Aboard! In less than a year from now, we will be sailing on our Viking Danube River cruise! We set sail on July 14, 2019, for an 8-day cruise (no hotel hopping) to Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. If you are thinking about joining us, know that there are only a few cabins available. We will also enjoy a pre-tour in Prague and a post-tour in Budapest. If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Ricablanca at 848-466-0234 or Betty Fitzgerald at 352-729-4615.

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A Note from St. Mary's Food Pantry

Food Pantry

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 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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Teachers Aides Needed

Volunteer

We are in need of teachers for our Religious Education Program to teach our children God's Word and anyone interested in being a Teacher's Aide (adult or any child in 8th grade or above) 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.