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
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Dates and Notes to Remember

Dates to Remember
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Bulletin - November 17, 2019

November Calendar

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New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program
to open June 15.

 

Separation

Christmas Greens for Sale
Orders Due by next Monday, November 25 Christmas Wreath

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 25. Greens will be available for pick-up December 5 and 6 (Thursday and Friday), from 8:30 – 10 a.m., as well as the weekend of December 7 / 8, after all Masses. Please print and cut out the order form from the bulletin and enclose in an envelope with your payment of cash or check (made out to “St. Mary Church”).

Order 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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Sunday, November 17, 4:00 p.m.
Music at St. Mary's

MusicMusic at Saint Mary’s presents the five musicians of Quinception (Jenny Cline, flute; Nicholas Gatto, oboe; Kevin Dayton, clarinet; Evan Young, horn; and Liz Rosa, bassoon). This concert will feature works by Franz Danzi, Aaron Copland, Percy Grainger, Eugène Bozza, and living composers, Arturo Márquez and Amanda Harberg. Free admission ($15 donation suggested). This family-friendly concert will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception. For questions call MASM at 732-857-0202.

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Sunday to Monday, December 1 - 2
Overnight Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Mary’s will be having an overnight Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, and ending with Mass at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 2. 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. Please join us and spend a little time in “thanksgiving” for all the Lord has given us.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020
"Raise the Roof" Fundraiser
SAVE THE DATE

As you may have noticed, the church now has a new roof. No more leaking. But now that we have a new roof before the winter settles in and we had to borrow, borrow, borrow, we will now have to pay, pay, pay. So, please keep May 9, 2020, open on your calendar for a “Raise the Roof” Fundraiser Dinner Dance. It is being held at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge. We’ll keep you posted….

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A Note from St. Mary's Food Pantry / Thanksgiving Items Needed

TurkeyThe 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

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.