Whether you are a new member of our parish or have been part of St. Mary's for years, you will find in these pages the many programs, activities, and services available to you at St. Mary's. We discovered years ago that parishioners flourish in their service to Christ when they are serving in the area of their gifts and in conjunction with their God-given uniqueness. Ask God in prayer to aid you to discover your gifts and where you might use them most effectively.
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, Noon & 5:00pm
Monday - Friday: 8:00am
1st Fridays after Mass; every Saturday 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:30am
Monday - Friday: 9:00am
1st Fridays after Mass; 1st Saturdays 3:00pm to 3:30pm
St. Mary's Parish has been twinning for some time now. We have been bless with a visit from Fr. Vincent from our twin parish, & we are always trying to fill the needs of our twin parish, Holy Trinity Parish in Ziroobwe, Uganda, Africa. Learn more about our twin parish, how to donate, fundraisers, letters sent & received from Fr. Vincent, photos, new news and much more on their website that was created & is maintained by the Parish Twinner Ministry for our Twin Parish, Holy Trinity Parish. To visit the site click on the link below.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring their annual craft fair Saturday, October 18, 9:00am – 2:00pm, in the Parish Center. Tables cost $15.00 for one and $25.00 for two. Refreshments will be sold. For more information or for reservation, please call Anne Marie at 661-8806.
“We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
Interfaith Health and Support Services will be hosting a Luncheon and Fashion Show to support their efforts Saturday, October 25, 11:00am – 1:00pm, at Sea Oaks Country Club. Tickets costing $30.00 per person include lunch and show. Tickets can be purchased at the Interfaith Office by calling 978-3839. Groups are encouraged to purchase tickets at the same time so they may be seated at one table. Tables will be set up for 12 people. A gift auction will also be held.
Interfaith is comprised of a coalition of different faith and service agencies in Southern Ocean County including our Church. The non-profit organization provides free volunteer services to the frail and elderly in our surrounding areas.
St. Mary’s Parish is hosting a Pumpkin Power Holy Fest October 31, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, in the Parish Center. There will be games, crafts, ending with a movie showing of “Mosters, Inc.” Bring pumpkin to carve! Come dressed in costume. There will be prizes for “Best Spirited” costume. This event is open to all school age children. We will also have candy! Hope to see you there!!
Our trip will begin Sunday, November 2 and return Friday, November 7. The cost of the trip is $824.00 per person double occupancy; $1,033.00 for single occupancy; $798.00 for triple occupancy. Cost includes transportation, lodging, 2 meals each day and all gratuities.The deposit is $100.00. Please make check payable to Senior Tours and mail to St. Mary’s Church, Attention Deacon Joe Fiorillo, P.O. Box 609, Barnegat, NJ 08005. Please include your name, address and telephone number. If you are interested in joining Msgr. Ken and Deacon Joe Fiorillo, please call 698-0198.
After their smashing success at the Strand Theatre last month, we proudly welcome back the musicians of Array of Hope! Through their songs (originals & covers), videos, and personal stories, they celebrate the love of Jesus with concert-goers young & old. Tickets are FREE and must be picked up in advance at either the parish office or religious education office. The concert is Saturday, November 8, 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. (Grandparents, this is a great thing to do with your grandkids!)
Family Promise of Southern Ocean County is hosting their 2nd Annual Gift Auction Saturday, November 22 in the Parish Center. Doors open at 4:00pm; calling begins at 6:00pm. The entry fee is $5.00. Presale tickets and packages are available until November 10. Tickets will be available at the door as well. Food will be sold. For more information, please call Audrey Andrews at (732) 773-1351.
We will be hosting a Live Nativity Saturday, December 13, 6:00pm, in St. Mary of the Pines. Would you like to participate? We are looking for dancers, singers, readers, ushers, actors, and trumpet players. This is open to grades 4-12. Parent supervision is necessary for grades 4-6. To participate, please call Amy Kunze at 709-6525.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is having a trip to Tropicana Casino on Tuesday, December 16. The bus will be leaving St. Mary's Church, Barnegat at 11:00am. The cost is $25.00 which includes $15.00 casino Credit and the Christmas Show "Jingle All the Way." To reserve your seat, please call Denise McInerney at 609 978-2830.