Our Schedule for First Friday, July 1st is as follows:
7:00 am Mass
6:30 - 7:30 pm Holy Hour
Please note that there will be no Mass celebrated at 7:00 pm on July 1st.
as we celebrate today with fireworks and festivals, help us never to forget the reason for our joy.
Help us remember that our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
were signed into our heritage with the willing blood of American patriots.
Most of all, help us remember that the rights of all people are more than words on a document and that all people have rights because you have given us the dignity of human life.
Grant freedom to all, and give us the strength to protect the rights of others. Amen.
"Summertime and the Living is Easy" by Ella Fitzgerald, 1968 (click the link to reminisce)
That’s what the favorite old song says. The living may be easy, but often the giving is not. Summer collections often drop significantly in our parish because of vacation travel, sports schedules and other activities that cause parishioners to attend Mass in other parishes. If you would like to make your giving easy and consistent this summer, please consider our electronic giving option. Currently, 112 parish families are using this simple and secure way to make and track their parish giving. If you would like to learn more about this easy, safe and secure way of giving, please contact Nancy Finn or Pat Manfredonia or check out our website at www.stmaryswatchung.org/weshare.
The First Communion banners that so beautifully decorated our church for the past few weeks are now ready to be picked up in the parish office. Regular office hours are 9-4 M-W and 9-3 Th-F. If you need to make other arrangements to pick up your child’s banner, call Nancy at 908-756-6524 ext. 10.
Information and registration forms for the 2016-2017 Religious Education Program are now available online (select the "Faith Formation" tab above). Our program will begin again in the fall.
Our Class schedule will be as follows:
Sunday 10 am – 11 am (Grades Pre-K through 6) or
Wednesday 4 pm – 5 pm (Grades 1 through 6)
Monday 7 pm – 8 pm for Grades 7 and 8.
If you would like more information about our program or have any questions, please contact Cathy Cooney, Director of Religious Education at 908-756-6524 ext. 16; or Nancy Stoll at ext. 10. Thank you!
2016-2017 Religious Education Registration
It’s All About Serving! We are Called to Serve as Jesus Did
As catechists, we teach primarily because we have experienced God’s love in our lives, and as a result of that experience, we seek to share our faith with our students. Please prayerfully consider answering God’s call to serve and inquire about becoming a catechist.
At this time we are specifically in need of a few Catechists for our Sunday morning classes (10-11 am). We are also in need of aides, hall monitors and substitute teachers for both our Sunday morning classes and Wednesday afternoon classes (4-5 pm). Please consider sharing your time and talent with the children of our parish.
If you would like to volunteer, please call Cathy Cooney, Director of Religious Education at 908-756-6524 ext. 16 or via email at email@example.com. Thank you
When you're doing your Spring Cleaning please help Catholic Charities continue its mission by donating clothing, shoes, and household items. If you have a large pick up, need a receipt, or for locations of Catholic Charities Donation Drop Boxes, please call our toll free number 877-343-3651. Your continued generosity is appreciated.
Envelopes for the 2016 Mission Cooperative Collection were incorrectly included in your May/ June packet. This collection takes place every year between the months of June and August, but the parish was not given the exact date until after the envelopes had been printed and mailed. The 2016 Mission Cooperative Collection will take place during the first weekend of August. Thank you to those parishioners who have already made contributions— they will be recorded properly in August. We apologize for any confusion.