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 annual COST - FREE Parish Family Picnic will take place Sunday, August 24, 1
2:00noon, at our Parish Center. Once again we will have many outdoor inflatable games for children and FREE food with indoor and outdoor seating. Please call the rectory by Thursday, August 21, if you plan to attend as we need a headcount for food. See you there!
St. Mary’s is having our annual Art Show and Sale Saturday, September 6, 10:00am – 4:00pm, in the Parish Center. It will be a Fine Art only art show and all proceeds will benefit Family Promise and St. Vincent de Paul. Lunch will be available for purchase. The entrance fee for a 10 x 10 space is $25.00 with a 10% commission taken on all sales.The show is filled at this time, mark the date and plan to attend to help our annual fund raiser.
The Beefsteak and Comedy Night on Friday, September 12 is selling fast. There are still a few tickets available. We will have a wait list if needed. For tickets, please call Dot Karabin at 698-4242.
Join Msgr. Ken as he visits the European Shrines September 15-27. The Shrines to be visited include Fatima, Lourdes, Barcelona, Madrid, plus many more. Cost is $1,779.00 per person plus $1,067.00airfare. For more information, please call Charlie Serwin at (609) 978-0970.
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!
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.
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.
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.