Upcoming Events

St. Mary’s Parish:

  • November 1—All Saints Day—Holyday of Obligation
  •  November 1—Mass of Remembrance, 7PM
  • November 5—Fr. Biggio Headstone Rededication, Ceremony, 1PM
  • November 5-13—Thanksgiving Food Drive for our Food Pantry
  •  November 7—Spirituality Night, 7PM
  • November 10—Baptism Prep Class, 7PM
  • November 18—Advent Wreath Workshop, 7PM
  • November 21—Mass & Healing Service, 7:30PM
  • December 3/4—Pickup Advent Wreaths ordered through St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • December 8—Feast of the Immaculate Conception—Holyday of Obligation

Other Events of Interest:

  • November 8—Election Day—Vote as a Catholic
  • November 11—Production of “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy” at the Cathedral (Trenton) at 7:45PM
  • November 20—Divine Mercy event at St. Raphael Church, 2-4PM

All Saints Day – Tuesday, Nov 1st

AllSaints-CropThis Tuesday, November 1st, is All Saints Day, a holyday of obligation when all Catholics are expected to attend Mass.  Holyday Masses will be celebrated Monday evening at 7 PM and Tuesday at 7:30 AM, 10 AM, and 7 PM.  Our parish office will be closed on November 1st in observance of the holy day.

Spirituality Night – Nov. 7th at 7 PM

spiritualityOn November 7th at 7 PM in our church, the parish will be having it’s first of three Spirituality Nights.  Each evening will include some singing, a short talk, some praying, some adoration and an atmosphere of just being in the presence of and listening to our God.  The short talk on Nov 7th will be centered on how to depend on God—during hard times and during hard decisions.  There will be ample time to put it into practice during the evening.  Refreshments will follow in the school hall.  Don’t miss this chance to begin a new journey with God.  If you have been thinking about doing more in your life, this is that chance.  Don’t put it off.  Come join us!

For more info call the parish office at 298-0261 during normal office hours.


HappyThanksgivingParishioners, please take a bag or a tag this weekend in church, and donate either individual items; a $25 Shop-rite gift card; or a Thanksgiving dinner bag.  Please return the items before November 13 and place them in the front of the church by the Blessed Mother statue.

           Donations will benefit families served by our St. Vincent de Paul Society and our Food Pantry.  Thanks for your generosity! [sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society]

Collection for Archdiocese for Military Services – Nov 12-13

militaryservicesThe American Bishops have authorized a voluntary collection to support the Archdiocese for the Military Services, which ministers to Catholics serving in the U.S. armed forces and their families both at home and around the world, as well as those enrolled in U.S. Military Academies and undergoing treatment at Veterans Hospitals or medical centers.  Special envelopes for this collection, which will be taken up here on the weekend of November 12-13, are available by our church and chapel exits.  Please use these envelopes if you would like to make a contribution to this worthy cause.

Family Halloween Party – Oct 29th

halloweenpartyWhere: St. Mary’s School Hall

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2-4 PM

Sponsored By: Knights of Columbus, Council 570

Come join us for a family Halloween party, featuring numerous games and activities, like the Mummy Creation Station and Candy Corn Bingo. And parents, be prepared to join in the fun. Of course there will be lots to eat. There is NO COST and no need to pre-register. We hope that you can make it! Costumes welcome!

The Rosary

OurLadyofRosaryOctober is devoted to Our Lady of the Rosary and the benefits to our growth in faith by praying this devotional prayer daily. We now enter the 100th anniversary year of Our Lady’s appearance to the three children of Fatima in which she requested that we pray the Rosary for world peace. Please join in making this prayer a family ritual in your home. Gather the family at the beginning or end of the day to recite together this prayer. Begin with one decade, and increase as your family time permits.

FREE ROSARIES and prayer sheets are available at the table in the back of the church. Our Lady is waiting.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Collection – Oct 29th – 30th

VincentDePaulNext weekend (Oct 29th-30th) a special second collection will be taken up to support the work of our St. Vincent de Paul Society among the poor of our community.

St. Mary’s Mass of Remembrance Tuesday November 1st at 7:00 PM

mass-of-remembranceJoin us as we remember our loved ones who have died during the past year. Deacon Tom Shea will recite their names, and a keepsake candle will be given to each family. All are welcome—this is a free event. Light refreshments and fellowship will be shared directly following the Mass in our school hall. If you wish to have your family’s loved one remembered, please contact our parish office or return the flyer response sheet in our collection baskets.

Save the date! Re-Dedication of Fr. Biggio’s Headstone

SavetheDateOn November 5th at 1:00 PM, Fr. Mike will re-dedicate the headstone of Fr. Joseph Biggio, St. Mary’s pastor from 1857 to 1866. Fr. Biggio was the builder of the first parochial residence and was mission priest to the Catholics of Hightstown, Allentown and Mt. Holly. Following the re-dedication in St. Mary’s Cemetery, a reception with light refreshments will be held in the school cafeteria. Please join us!

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