Advent Giving Tree – All gifts are due before Dec 10th

This year Ss. Francis & Clare parish will be joining St. Mary’s with an Advent Giving Tree.  We support 6 different organizations with this effort.  St. Mary’s parishioners have always been so generous and for this we thank you.  Here is a breakdown of the organizations we help. Blue Mittens:  St. Mary’s Food Pantry and […]

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Local Knights of Columbus Ask Students to Show How to “Keep Christ in Christmas” Knights of Columbus Council 570 is inviting Religious Education students from ages 5 through 14 to participate in the organization’s “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  By engaging the creativity and imaginations of our young people, we hope they come to […]

Advent Wreath Workshop – Dec 1st – 7 PM

Advent is not too far away and it’s time to thing about building your family advent wreath.  A great tradition during advent is lighting the advent wreath candles during family meals.  Each week a new candle is added until we reach Christmas and then the center candle is lit.  The children also have a tradition […]

St. Mary’s Church Stained-Glass Windows

The stained-glass windows in our church are a real treasure, and they portray different events in the life of our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Fr. Mike describes the windows and the events in a new 14-minute video, available on our parish website. Click on “About Us” in the menu across the upper right; then […]

Fr. Joseph Biggio, St. Mary’s pastor from 1857 to 1866

Fr. Joseph Biggio, St. Mary’s pastor from 1857 to 1866, and the builder of the first parochial residence here, is the subject of a new book, The American Life of Joseph Biggio.  For interested parishioners, copies may be purchased for $10.  Contact Trish Solimine at our parish office, 298-0261, for more information.  

Small Group Studies

The parish has started Small Group Studies.  The studies can be done in your own home either individually or with a few friends.  The studies range in length from just 1 session to 8 sessions.  You can find the available studies under the Faith Formation Tab.  Once you have decided which study you would like […]

Fr. Joe’s Messages

Christmas Flowers & Memorials This year we will once again be requesting offerings, via our collection envelopes, for Christmas flowers and decorations for our church, and also as memorials for our deceased loved ones.  I would like to keep our decorations beautiful, yet simple, at both St. Mary’s and Holy Assumption churches.  Should there be […]

St. Mary’s Christmas Cards For Sale

Christmas cards featuring a beautiful photo of our front altar area, with stained glass window, side murals and floral displays, are now for sale in our parish office.  Boxes of 20 cards with envelopes cost $20 apiece.  Our parish office is normally open from 9AM—3PM on weekdays. These Christmas cards are a good way to […]

Bus Trips from Holy Assumption Church

Sight & Sound Theatre—Dec. 5th Ss. Francis and Clare Altar and Rosary Society is sponsoring a Bus Trip to the Sight and Sound Theatre near Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  The motorcoach will leave Holy Assumption Church at 9:00AM and travel to the Shady Maple for a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Smorgasbord Lunch; then […]

Knights of Columbus Corner

Are you ready to become a Knight? Maybe you would just like some information about who we are and what we do.  If so, please visit our website, and read all about the Knights and what we do both for the community and for the Church.  To contact us, follow the links on the […]

Church Envelopes: Change in December

Effective with your supply of church envelopes in December, you will notice that our monthly Debt Reduction envelope will be eliminated, and replaced with a monthly collection envelope to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society. As always, we encourage your usage of our church envelopes, since it enables our parish to verify Mass attendance […]

Email Database Update

With the cost of postage, it makes sense to send you information concerning the parish electronically instead of through the mail.  To make this a useful tool, we need to have a current email address for our parishioners.  This is the way we communicate important information to you.  We send emails. IF YOU ARE NOT RECIEVING […]

Shoprite Gift Cards – Thank You

The Rosary Altar Society of St. Mary’s sends its grateful appreciation to everyone who has and who continues to make ShopRite Gift Card purchases.  We have surpassed the sale of $100,000 in Shoprite cards since our sales began in November 2013 with a benefit of $5,000 profit to the Society.  We extend our thanks to […]

Food Pantry

We are a supplemental food source run by volunteers who donate their time collecting and distributing food to over 300 families in need in Bordentown, Chesterfield, Crosswicks, Fieldsboro, and 4 area motels that house people on our register. We are funded by generous parishioners, community churches and members, to whom we are most grateful! Current […]