Social Ministries

Adult Group

The objective of the Adult Group is to render spiritual, social, and financial assistance to the parish. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. Membership is open to all adult parishioners. If you like to bake, call Rosemary or Mike to sign up for the bake sales.

Contact Rosemary White

Mike Sabatello


St. Mary’s holds Bingo every Sunday and Thursday in our Parish Center 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin (Behind Walmart) at 7:00 pm. Volunteers always needed. Please contact Vito if you can help.

Contact Vito LaCorte


The Annual Carnival is held for six days during the middle of July at the Parish Center, located at McKinley Ave & Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ. This year's carnival is July 16th - 21st, 2019 running from 6:00pm - 10:30pm.

For more information, visit our Carnival Page

Click the carnival website for more details:

Contact Gerri Atzert

Christmas in July

A Christmas tree with tags suggesting items for children who may not be receiving a Christmas gift is placed in the Church and Parish Center. Having the trees available in July gives parishioners a less rushed time of year to provide gifts for these children.

Comedy Night & Christmas Concert

Comedy night begins with a beefsteak dinner followed by some great comedy. The Christmas Concert is a great evening of superb music.

Contact Dot Karabin

Crafty Ladies

The Crafty Ladies meet on Monday afternoons, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. Members create various crafts such as stitchery, crocheting, quilting, and more. These items are then donated to those in need.

Contact Nancy Kilhaney

Dances, Trips, Socials and Picnics

Please see the Bulletin.

International Buffet Night

This annual event takes place each May and provides a taste of food from around the world in a friendly and informal setting. Committees consist of parishioners who prepare and serve the ethnic foods. The Buffet is open to parishioners as well as the general public.

Contact Jenna Pascale

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Page

The Knights meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. New members are always welcome.

Contact Ed Massari

Parish Breakfasts

Mike Sabatello handles special Parish breakfasts in Monsignor Reinbold Hall or at the Parish Center.

Contact Mike Sabatello

The Ancient Order of Hibernians

In addition to promoting awareness, appreciation and knowledge of Irish culture, we are dedicated to the charitable and financial support of our local parishes, Catholic activities and social services. Our social agenda emphasizes dedication and devotion to God and country. We also endeavor to promote awareness of the contribution to both God and country of the Irish culture cherished by Irish/American Catholics. Our formal objectives are noble, i.e. Promote Friendship-Preserve Unity-Practice Christian Charity. We meet the first Monday of each month, 7:00pm in the Elks Club in Forked River. New members are always welcome.

Contact Bob Corbliss