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
Our parish has been selected to receive the “Ocean County Light of Hope Award” to be given at the annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance to be held Saturday, September 27 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. This award is given in recognition of our parish’s involvement and support of the mission of Catholic Charities and our ongoing service to the community through our St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ken’s Kitchen, St. Bernard Pet Ministry, Family Promise and other outreach. It is a special honor as this year will also be the 25th Anniversary of the Guardian Angel Dinner Dance.
Fall fundraiser – WYD Flea Market
Tables are still available for the World Youth Day Flea Market on Saturday, September 27. The 8-foot tables are $13.00 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a table, call Kristen at (609) 709-9763. All proceeds from table sales will help St. Mary’s next group of pilgrims. Thank you for your support!
Our annual golf outing is Monday, September 29 at Atlantis Golf Course. Sign-ups are at 12:00noon and tee-off is at 1:30pm. It will be a best ball/scramble format. Cost of $75.00 includes cart, round of golf, prizes, beverages, and dinner catered by Sweet Jenny’s. For more information or to register, please contact Rudy Gromosaik at 698-5987.
The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a trip to Padre Pio Shrine with Mass and an Italian festival Sunday, September 28. The bus will leave the Parish Center at 8:45am and return at approximately 7:00pm. Cost is $25.00 per person. Seating is limited. For more information or for reservations, please call Anne Marie at 661-8806.
There will be a barn dance Saturday, October 4, 5:00pm, in the Parish Center. We will have a caller who will assist us in square dancing. We will be serving pulled pork, barbeque chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, and coleslaw. Water, soda, coffee, and tea will be served along with dessert. BYOB. Tickets purchased in advance are $15.00; $20.00 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Ken’s Kitchen and St. Vincent de Paul. For tickets, please call Kay Voelbel at 978-7554 or Ginny Draney at 597-0889. Please make checks payable to St. Mary’s and indicate “Barn Dance” on the check.
The Motorcycle Toy Run Foundation annual Toy Run is Sunday October 5. Registration begins at 10:30am at Southern Regional Middle School. Registration fee is $10.00 per person plus a toy valued at $10.00. (Please consider bringing a gift for children in the 13-18 age group.) Commemorative pins will be given to the first 800 registered participants. The run leaves at 12:30pm traveling a 65 mile scenic route of the Pines ending at St. Mary’s Parish Center for food and entertainment. All toys and proceeds benefit needy parishioners from St. Mary’s parish and other churches, as well as Community Medical Center, Fort Dix, and more. For more information or to register, please call Dennis Jarin at (609) 290-0587.
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.
The Knights of Columbus Association Council #3826 is proud to invite you to our 60th Anniversary Dinner/Dance Gala to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Captain’s Inn, Forked River. Music by the “Sound Waves”. We will honoring our Chaplain, Msgr. Ken Tuzeneu! Cost $40 per person. Contact Michael Rua at 609-978-6508 for tickets.
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.