What we Believe
St. Mary’s-Stony Hill is a Roman Catholic parish that is rooted in our sacramental life and the vast traditions of the Catholic Church. First and foremost, our parish life centers on the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The grace received from Eucharist enables us to function in our mission as a parish community. Our mission as a parish encompasses parishioners of all ages.
We strive to be a place where our parishioners feel a sense of welcome and a place to have their faith nurtured through the various ministerial opportunities that occur throughout the year.
Please join us for Ice Cream Sunday sponsored by Religious Education.
March 4th & 5th Bagged groceries for the Somerset County Food Bank will be collected next weekend—March 4th & 5th. Canned goods, cereal, Parmalat milk and macaroni & cheese are especially needed, but all non-perishable food donations are appreciated. Thank you for helping Feed the Hungry!
Lenten Day of Reflection Thursday, March 2nd (10 am - 2 pm)
Ash Wednesday is March 1st and as a Parish we will once again begin our Lenten journey as a community. Please consider joining us for a Lenten Day of Reflection on Thursday, March 2nd from 10AM to 2 PM in Murray Hall. Sr. Mary Jo Kearns, from the House of Prayer in Watchung, will offer a presentation on “Lent: A Call to Let Go”. Msgr. Prus will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation also. Lunch will be provided. Please call Pat Dorsi at 908-917-5709
Every Wednesday during Lent: Soup Suppers at 6:00 pm
We will share a simple meal in Murray Hall and then have a presentation & reflection from Bishop Barron’s new series. Each week, a different parish ministry group will prepare the meal (soup and bread). Please mark your calendars for the following dates and join us as often as you are available: March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29
Children’s Station of the Cross at 6:45 pm
In the church Every Wednesday evening (following the Soup Supper), we will have Stations of the Cross specifically geared toward children. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family. Thank you to Mike and Anna Temple for leading this program.
Every Friday during Lent
Mass and Adoration Come spend a few moments during the day resting in the presence of Jesus. Our schedule for each Friday during Lent is as follows: 12:10 pm Mass and Adoration 6:45 p.m. Benediction 7:00 p.m. Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
March 12, 2017 • 5-7 PM • Wilson Memorial Church
The documentary, Screenagers, addresses concerns about the amount of screen time young people spend. Click here for more details
KOC will host a membership drive February 25 & 26.
Spring program starts March 28th. Click here for more info.
Ambassadors for Christ.
Twenty-four percent—$1.7 million dollars of the funds raised by the 2017 Appeal is earmarked for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen. Through more than 100 programs, Catholic Charities serves those most in need of assistance. If you have yet to make your pledge to this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal, you will have the opportunity to do so the weekend of March 11/12, which has ben designated as Bishop’s Annual Appeal In-Pew Weekend. Help us reach our target of 100% participation. Every gift, no matter the size, is important and greatly appreciated.
Ashes will be distributed at the 7am, 12:10pm and 7:30pm Masses.
Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM. The evening Mass will be followed by stations of the cross.
We offer our sincere sympathy to the family of Maryann Dunne. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in God’s peace.