Word of Life Prayer Group
The prayer group is a Charismatic Prayer Group and meets every Monday evening in the chapel at 7:00 PM – right after the parish evening Mass – for praise, worship and adoration. The meeting usually lasts until 9 PM. During the meeting, the Lord is in Exposition. We also have time set aside to pray over members for needs. For info call Pat Baylog at 298 4249.
The objective of this club is to provide an organization and meeting place for the senior members of St. Mary`s Church. Its goals focus on the enrichment of the lives of the members in the following areas: spiritual, educational, fellowship and service.
Activities include tours or religious shrines, bingo after meetings, engaging interesting speakers and service to other parish organizations and functions. At the present time we have about 100 members. Dues are $5.00 a year. Membership is open to those seniors 55 and up. We do enjoy our covered dish socials, good food and fellowship.
The group meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 1:30 PM in the upstairs parish center meeting room.
For more info call Joe Harcar at 298-4396
The adult choir at St. Mary`s provides sacred music at the Sunday 8:30 AM Mass and at all seasonal Holy Days. . IE Christmas, Easter, etc.
Practice is in the church before the 9:30 AM Mass.
If you are interested in joining please call Jac Madsen at 758-7243.
The contemporary choir at St. Mary`s provides modern contemporary music at the Sunday 11:30 AM Mass.
Practice is in the church every Thursday evening at 7 PM.
If you are interested in joining please call Cathy Alphonse at the parish office at 298-0261.
St. Mary’s Parish provides a community food pantry for the needy in our area. Please visit the rectory office during business hours to sign up. Once you qualify for assistance, you will be given an identification card which will entitle you to visit the food pantry once a week.
Mon-Wed-Fri – 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Tue-Thu – 9:00 – 10:00 A.M.
Tue-Thu – 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Sat – 9:00 – 10:00 A.M.
To volunteer in the distribution of food during the stores hours or stocking shelves during off hours, please call Mike Novalis at 609-298-4664. Donations can left in the church or the rectory office. Visit our Facebook page here.
St Mary’s Rosary Altar Society
The primary purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is “to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual spiritual benefit of all the members throughout the world”.
“The only obligation on the members of the Society … is to recite the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary … once a week.”
Additional recommended exercises for a member:
Attendance on the first Sunday of every month (Communion Sunday) with 8:00 AM recitation of the Rosary and 8:30 AM Mass.
Attendance at monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of a nine month period (Sept thru May) with 6:30 PM recitation of the Rosary and 7:00 PM meeting with refreshments following. There are no meetings during the summer months of June, July and August.
All members are encouraged to:
Help with the laundry of altar linens and the dusting/carpet vacuuming of the main altar. Each member is paired with another member and given a scheduled date for each duty; usually at three month intervals.
Participate in our two bake sales held in March and November. This is our main source of revenue for our Treasury; so all members are asked to bake or give a donation in lieu thereof.
Pay the $2.00 annual membership dues at the January meeting.
Help in the collecting of donations for Christmas and Easter flowers, which is done after all Masses on a designated Sunday. Each member is welcome to help in the arranging of these flowers on the altar.
Participate in recitation of the Rosary and one hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel after the 7:00 PM Mass on Holy Thursday.
We receive new members into the society in October. We continually ask Our Blessed Mother to send us a few “Good Women” to continue our work to care for Her Son`s Altar. We hope YOU will consider joining us.
For more info call the parish office at 298-0261 during normal office hours.
New Evangelization/Adult Faith Committee
A parish group dedicated to reaching out to the unchurched and also those Catholics who have been away from the church for a while. They also help form catholic adults into active members of church and help them live their lives in their faith. They hold several events during the year. They meet about 4 times a year and more often during times of multiple events. For more info or to join the committee, call the parish office during normal office hours at 298-0261.
St. Joseph the Worker
St. Joseph the Worker Employment Ministry, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus – Council #570, assists the unemployed as a resource for career transition and offers collegial support in the context of a Catholic faith community. Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 8pm on the 1st floor of the Parish Center. For more information, please call Paul at 609-324-2811 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Our conference here at St. Mary’s serves families in St. Mary Parish, Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro. We meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. For more info, please see our website or call us at 609 298 1414.
Open Hearts, Willing Hands
St. Mary’s “Open Hearts, Willing Hands” is part of Interfaith Caregivers. We help promote the independence and dignity of homebound elderly and people with disablilities by matching them with caring volunteers who assist with the tasks of everyday life. For more info please contact Judy Pesce at 609 298-5395 or 609 744-5369.