Our cemetery is located on beautiful Beachview Avenue in Manahawkin. The cemetery is open to all Catholics, not just parishioners. If you would like more information concerning our new or existing mausoleum, cemetery, or Holy Family Niche, please call 597-8289 to make an appointment.
Family Promise is a national, non-profit organization. The Family Promise Network program brings shelter, meals and support services to families without homes. St. Mary’s serves as a Host Congregation for one week, several times each year. Volunteers that can help set up, cook, organize, clean, do laundry, help with homework etc., are essential to the success of this ministry.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Transportation for routine medical treatment, grocery shopping for the homebound, or relieving a primary caregiver are just some of the services that are provided free to our care receivers. To learn more and to find out how you can help call 978-3839.
This ministry supports and guides job seekers by providing assistance in the development of a job search plan to include preparing and/or updating a resume or cover letter, networking, identifying job search websites, preparing for an interview, providing information on local job market conditions and wages, and other related support. If you know of anyone in the parish or community who is looking for a job, please have them contact the JSSG. The JSSG is always looking for new volunteers with knowledge of the internet and/or a background in hiring, training, or personnel management skills.
Ken’s Kitchen is a free social, educational, lunch program, sponsored by St. Mary’s Church that welcomes, in the Parish Center, people of all faiths from our surrounding communities. Join us every Thursday, 9:00am – 10:00am for coffee-and, followed by informative speakers and entertainment. Lunch is served 11:00am -12:00 noon and is available for take-out. Free bread and baked goods are also available. There are free blood pressure screenings and advice provided by St. Mary’s Parish Nurses.
St. Mary’s Parish Council, through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, acts as consultant to the Pastor by providing suggestions, recommendations, information, and guidance on important issues affecting parish life. Parishioners are encouraged to help shape the future of our church by attending these meetings and joining in the discussion on current issues. The Council meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Monsignor Reinbold Hall.
The Peaceful Dove Gift Shop offers inspirational gifts, books, and many other items. It is open seven days a week and all proceeds are given to St. Vincent de Paul for their work with those in need. Volunteers staff the shop Mon.–Fri. 9-1 and Sat. & Sun. 9-2. Phone 660-2400
St. Mary’s Respect Life Committee assists in a special way by helping to make the parish a center of life, a place where parishioners understand the issues and the importance of meeting the needs of those who are most vulnerable, especially mothers, the unborn, and those who are seriously ill or dying, and their families. This group meets the 1st Saturday of the month at 10 am in the Charlie Kiger conference room.
This ministry was formed for the purpose of assisting needy families in feeding their cats and dogs. Many families are faced with surrendering their animals due to their inability to purchase food for them. The success of this ministry rests solely on the volunteers and generosity of the parishioners of St. Mary's. The pet food pantry is located at St Mary''s Barnegat. It is open Monday through Friday 9:00am until 12:00.
The goal of the St. Vincent DePaul Society is to help the poor regardless of their faith. “Serving the poor is to be our first preference.” The Society has been in existence at St. Mary’s since 1997 and has grown from a small group to over 50 members. Volunteers staff the office each weekday from 9:00 am until noon. Members meet the third Wednesday of each month after the 8:00 am Mass in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. New members are always welcome.
St. Mary's and Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Zirobwe became “twins” in November 2012. Our twin parish is a poor parish with a great many needs - feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and providing basic necessities such as clothing and shoes. We are encouraged to pray for them, and pen-pals are always welcome. They have promised to pray for us. Mary Goss is the Diocesan Director for Yamba Uganda, and you may remember her from her visit to St. Mary's. For more information on how to help, please leave a message for Dorothy at the Rectory.
You can find our bulletin and other parish events by logging onto www.stmarybarnegat.com . If you have any questions or want more information about the web site please contact Judy Penland.