Vacation Bible School – Aug 3rd -7th

Vacation Bible School begins this Monday and we are so excited to welcome all of our little scientists for this fun-filled week!

Annual Golf Tournament – Monday, Sep 21st

The Sisters of Mercy 21st Annual Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 21st at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, NJ.

“Fore” all the details on this most worthwhile event, which benefits our retired and infirm Sisters, please call Linda Cavallo at 908-756-0994 ext.4006 or email

Open Hearts, Willing Hands

Would you like to feel treasured, loved and sincerely appreciated? “Open Hearts, Willing Hands”, a ministry of St. Mary’s parish, helps the elderly and disabled with shopping, simple chores, rides and friendly visits. An hour a week, or every other week, is usually all the time needed. It is amazing how helping another person makes you the one who feels tremendous joy and satisfaction!

Our group is in need of more volunteers. New volunteer training dates sponsored by Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County are scheduled for August 11th and September 15th. If you are interested or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me . . . Judy Pesce—609-298-5395 (home) or 609-744-5369 (cell), or the Interfaith Caregivers number at 609-393-9922..

Hope Hose Flea Market – Sat, Aug 8th, 8 AM to 1 PM

Hope Hose Humane Co. #1 is sponsoring a Flea Market here at St. Mary’s in our school hall and parking lot next Saturday, August 8th from 8 AM to 1 PM to support their work in our community.

Altar Linen Ministry

Please join the new ministry forming in St. Mary’s parish to care for our altar linens. This is a very important function for our worship services, and we need your help!

Please call Helen Shea at 298-7612 or Stephanie Pecht at 298-0128 for more information.

Also, for new and current members please join us for an Altar Linen Ministry Social on September 13th at 2PM, upstairs in the Parish Center.

Congratulations …

…to our parishioners and brother Knights who participated in the recent weekend retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House, and their retreat anniversaries:

  • Ferd Loretangeli — 58 years!!!
  • Vince Aveni — 15 years
  • Larry Denney — 15 years
  • Tom Cummings — 12 years
  • Deacon Ron Zalegowski — 11 years
  • Ed Foley, Jr. — 5 years

The theme of this year’s retreat was Living in Love. To live in love is to receive the gift from God, and to share it with others. Jesus shows us this way most fully. Our reflections will deepen our sense of God’s love for us and invite us to live in this love with one another.


Baseball Anyone?

Bordentown Knights of Columbus Council and Bishop Ahr Assembly are co-sponsoring a night at a Trenton Thunder baseball game:

TIME: Friday August 14th, 7:05 PM

PLACE: Arm & Hammer Park, John Fitch Way at  Cass Street, Trenton

TEAMS: Trenton Thunder vs Reading Fightin’ Phillies

PROMOTION: Visit from Philly Phanatic; plus Super  50/50 drawing

COST: Tickets are $11.00

Please contract Lou LaPlaga-609-709-0992 or 732-350-1422.

Attention Parishioners!

We are going to celebrate “World Family Day” on the weekend of September 19-20. Please help us to celebrate by sending us one of your favorite “family pictures”. These pictures will be enlarged and displayed on the pillars in our church during the month of September. Pictures should be 4 x 6 inches or larger, and they must be submitted to our parish office no later than August 31st.

A fun afternoon is planned on September 20 after the 11:30 AM Mass with fellowship and games for the family. More information will follow. Should you have any questions, please call Jack Laciskey at 587-1397.

Parish Family Picnic – Sun, Aug 9th

Come and join your fellow parishioners for an afternoon of good food, fun and games, and friendship! Our parish picnic will be held on the campus of the Divine Word Missionaries, Park Street, Bordentown, from 1-5 PM on Sunday, August 9th. We will have games. door prizes, music, and great food—hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, chicken, pork roll, salads, etc. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 6-12, and Free for children 5 & under. Maximum charge for families of 5 & over is $30. Tickets will be available after weekend Masses from July 11-12 through August 1-2, or by calling Jack Laciskey at 609-587-1397. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

August 9: Parish Picnic, 1-5 PM

August 17: Mass & Healing Service, 7:30 PM

August 22: Married Couples Retreat

September 8th-Nov 27: Scripture study “Dare to Walk”

September 14: Mass & Healing Service, 7:30 PM

September 20th: World Family Day at St Mary’s

September 22-27: World Meeting of Families (Philadelphia)

September 26-27: Pope Francis visits Philadelphia

October 2: Living Rosary

October 3: Blessing of Pets

October 19: Mass & Healing Service, 7:30 PM

October 24: Liturgical Ministers Retreat

November 7: Pilgrimage—Diocese of Trenton to National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington, DC

November 16: Mass & Healing Service, 7:30 PM

November 19: Day of Eucharistic Adoration in honor of Christ the King

December 8, 2015—Nov. 20, 2016:

The upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy will be a moment of true grace for all Christians and a re-awakening to continue along the path of the new evangelization and pastoral conversion indicated by Pope Francis.

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