Congratulations to Fr. Mike on 25th Anniversary

This Tuesday will mark the 25th Anniversary of Fr. Mike arrival as pastor of St. Mary’s parish. Fr. Mike came here back in 1990,

Congratulations to Fr. Mike on 25th Anniversary from all St.Mary’s Parishners..

Day of Healing for Separated & Divorced Catholics – Sat, Oct 17th

The Diocese of Trenton, Department of Pastoral Care, invites all separated and divorced Catholics to a Day of Healing on Saturday, October 17th from 9 AM to 4 PM at St. Ann’s Church in Lawrenceville, NJ. The day will be led by Marianne Skrobiak, M.S., M.A., LPC, a nationally renowned author of Return to Life, a divorce recovery series. The cost is $10 per person, and registration forms are in our church and chapel pamphlet racks, or you can register online at:

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – Sep 1st

Following on the themes of his most recent Encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home”, Pope Francis has announced a new commemoration “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to be celebrated annually on September 1st, beginning this year. In an August 6th letter establishing this yearly event, His Holiness wrote that the day intends for Catholics “to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which He has entrusted to our care, and to implore His help for the protection of creation as well as His pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

To inaugurate this annual day of prayer on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Bishop David O’Connell will celebrate Holy Mass at 7:30 PM at our Lady, Star of the Sea Chapel of St. Denis Parish – the “beach chapel” at 554 E. Main Street in Manasquan, NJ. This beautiful chapel holds about 450 people and will be an appropriate setting for this Mass as the sun sets over the Jersey shoreline. Interested faithful are welcome to join in the world-wide day of prayer, either at the chapel or in their personal prayer.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Do you know someone who would like to learn about the Catholic faith? Someone who has decided they would like to become a Catholic? How about a Catholic who would like to complete the sacraments of initiation? RCIA is the program for all of them! Here’s an unbeatable offer…no chargeno pressuregood fellowship…the ONLY REQUIREMENT: a heart open to the love of Jesus. Please call Deacon Tom Shea (609-298-7612) or the Parish Office (609-298-0261) for details.

Fall Scripture Study – Beginning Sept. 8th

Fall Study: Daring to Walk the Walk – Sep 8th

Is it time for a change? Daring to Walk the Walk is an inspiring study designed to help you live your faith more fully by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to the Christian life. Through daily prayer and meditation with Scripture, you will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ.

As you prayerfully reflect on God’s Word, you will begin to hear the subtle ways God is speaking to you, and you will be challenged to set aside those things in your life that keep you from growing closer to him. By putting the fruits of your study into practice, you will be able to make real changes in your life, changes that will make you more like the person God created you to be. Daring to Walk the Walk introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life.

Join us for Daring to Walk the Walk beginning Sep 8th at 7 PM in the parish upstairs conference room and continuing every Tuesday for 8 weeks. You can signup three ways.  sign up below, at the back of the church or by calling the parish office at 298-0261 during office hours. The cost is $10 to help cover the cost of your study materials and you can bring it the first night of the study. For more info call Pat Baylog at 298-4249 or email:

Below is a short video by Jeff Cavins on the study. . .

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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

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.

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.

Volunteer Collection Counters Wanted

We still need a few volunteers to help record our weekly collections, to be done on Sunday and/or Monday morning. I am trying to re-establish four weekly teams, whereby volunteers would only need to commit to once-a-month duty. If you are willing to assist us, please contact me at the office, 298-0261.

Larry Denney, Business Administrator

Upcoming Events

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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