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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December 9, 2018 / Bulletin

December Calendar

Saturday, December 15 - Music at Saint Mary's

MusicMusic at Saint Mary’s presents; Handel’s Messiah - a Music at Saint Mary’s Advent-Christmas tradition!  Come and experience George Frederik Handel’s timeless oratorio, featuring the Saint Mary Chamber Orchestra, four amazing soloists, and the Saint Mary Choral Society under the direction of Christopher M.C. Deibert.  The warm glow of soft candlelight will illuminate Saint Mary’s Victorian-Gothic architecture for the performance.  Saturday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m.  Free admission ($15 donation suggested).  For questions call MASM @ 732-857-0202.

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Sunday, December 16 - Gifts Due for Venetian Care Christmas Tree

There is a Christmas tree in the vestibule of the church for anyone interested inChristmas Tree helping to make the holidays a little brighter for the residents of the Venetian Care Center. Please remove a tag from the tree and return the gift with the tag attached no later than Sunday, December 16, so that all gifts will be ready in time for the residents’ party. Please do not wrap gifts. You may use gift bags. For any gift questions, please call Venetian Care at 732-721-8200.

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Due December 22/23 - Flower Offering Envelopes

PoinsettiaThere are flower offering envelopes in the pews for your use in remembering your loved ones this Christmas season. Please return them in the collection basket or at the rectory no later than the weekend of December 22/23. Please clearly print all information. Thank you.

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A Note from St. Mary's Food Pantry - Christmas Pantry Items

Food Pantry

The Saint Mary Food Pantry is asking for your help with donations for Christmas. Here is a list of food items that are needed: pie crust, pie filling, yams, stuffing, turkey breast, gravy, tea and coffee. No cranberry sauce, please. All donations are greatly appreciated! Please place all items in a bag and leave in the back of the church before or after Masses. Thank you! A special thank you to all who donated to our Thanksgiving Pantry!

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Teachers Aides Needed

Volunteer

We are in need of teachers for our Religious Education Program to teach our children God's Word and anyone interested in being a Teacher's Aide (adult or any child in 8th grade or above) please contact John Kobiernicki 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, John Kobiernicki, at 732-721-1514 or via email at jkobiernicki4@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.