REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Days:
Monday - Friday,
9:00am-2:00pm

Evening Hours:
Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Please call before coming! Thank you!

Office/Rectory
Tel
732-721-0179
Fax 732-721-0360
Direction to St. Mary's

Dates and Notes to Remember

Dates to Remember
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February 25, 2018 / Bulletin

February Calendar

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Youth Group Fundraiser - Thursday, March 8,2018

The St. Mary Youth Group will be holding a Benefit Night on Thursday, March 8
from 5 - T.G.I.F. 10 p.m., at T.G.I. Friday's on Rte. 9 North in Old Bridge. The parish community is invited to come together to have dinner with their friends and family that evening at 5:30 p.m. The Youth Group will receive 20% of each purchase that evening when you mention St. Mary Youth Group to the serve.

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Decorated Palm Crosses / Orders Due Friday, March 16

PalmWe are selling decorated palm crosses as a fundraiser for St. Mary Church. Each cross is $10 – please make checks payable to “St. Mary Church”. If you would like to order a cross, please enclose your payment along with your name and phone number in an envelope and send to the parish office or drop in the collection basket. Mark envelope: Palm Cross Sale. Orders are due Friday, March 16. Crosses will be available for pick-up on Friday, March 23, in St. Pat’s Hall, between 8 – 11 a.m. and after all Masses in the church lobby the weekend of March 24/25. Thank you for supporting St. Mary Church!

Youth Group Bake Sale - Marach 17/18, 2018


Our Youth Group will be holding their annual bake sale at all Masses the weekend ofBake Sale March 17/18. They will also be selling at the Saturday 9 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade Mass. We are asking those talented bakers of the parish to donate a homemade specialty to help support the group.

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Pro-Life Baby Shower

The Parish Pro-Life baby shower is taking place this weekend. Eggs with needed itemsBaby Shower can be removed from the basket at the entrance to the church and donations returned on the fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent (March 10/11 and 17/18). Forget an egg? Infant clothes, blankets, disposable diapers and onesies are needed.

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NJ Catholic Youth Rally - May 20, 2018

The N.J. Catholic Youth Rally will take place on Sunday, May 20 at Six Flags Great Youth RallyAdventure in Jackson. The day begins with an Opening Prayer Service at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with mass at 6 p.m hosted by the Diocese of Metuchen. The cost per person is $50.00 and includes admission to Great Adventure, free parking vouchers, a free ticket to "Holiday in the Park" for every person who enters the catering area, and a private all-you-can-eat buffet from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Season Pass Holders must purchase a meal ticket to the all-you-can-eat buffet for $20. Register online at: www.diometuchen.org/youth-and-young-adult-ministry/

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Viking Danube River Cruise

Eight Days, Beginning July 14, 2019

Cruise ShipOur meeting on February 4th was greatly received. Viking is allowing us a certain number of cabins and, with many booking reservations at the meeting, rooms are going fast. So, if you are thinking about going, PLEASE send your $500 (per person) deposit in immediately.

Join us for an 8–day cruise (no hotel hopping) to Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary! Our previous trips have been very successful with making new friends, enjoying lots of laughter, plenty of partying and whatever else comes along with an awesome group of people. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Virginia Ricablanca at 848-466-0234 or Betty Fitzgerald at 352-729-4615.

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Help Needed!
Coupons for Food ~ Baby Products ~ Pet Products

Coupons are needed! Food, baby products and pet products coupons – we use these three types of coupons to support those serving in the military. You do not need to cut the coupons; you can just leave the sheets of coupons in the marked box in the church vestibule. Thank you in advance for your support.

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A Note from St. Mary's Food Pantry

PantryThe Food Pantry appreciates all that you do for those in need. Just a reminder – please do not leave food on the rectory steps or porches. ALL food should be left in the back of the church or in St. Theresa's chapel. Also, please check expiration dates. We cannot distribute expired food and must throw it out. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

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Teachers Aides Needed

Volunteer

We are in need of substitute teachers for our Religious Education Program.  Classes are Tuesdays, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  If you can help out on either of those days, please call Kevin at 732-721-1514.

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Altar Servers Needed

Altar ServersAltar Servers are needed for all Masses – we welcome students in grade 3 and up who have made their First Communion to become a server.  Three short training sessions take place before being scheduled and new servers are always paired with veterans while they are learning.  Anyone who is interested should contact the Director of Religious Education at kschnelldirector@gmail.com or see any priest or deacon after Mass.

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Greeters

Greeters Anyone wishing to greet fellow parishioners and visitors as they enter the church, or hand out bulletins as they exit after Mass are encouraged to do so. Responding in a special way to Pope Francis' visit to the United States, we especially encourage families to take part in this activity as a group. There's
no commitment, and you never know how holding the door for someone or a kind "good morning" affects someone. Anyone who would like more information may call Pat Regan at 732-727-2768.