Starting October 7, 2016- No 7AM Mass or Holy Hour. There will be a 7pm Mass
The schedule will be modified during Lent
Please note that beginning October 1st: Mass will be held Monday through Thursday at 7:00AM, Friday at 12:10PM, Saturday at 7:00AM.
There will be a monthly Holy Hour on the First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. First Friday Masses at 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (The weekend Mass Schedule remains unchanged.)
“Journey through Grief” our parish bereavement support group will begin on Thursday, October 27th at 7PM in the Parish Center. We meet for six consecutive Thursday evenings (skipping Thanksgiving Day). The group is open to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one (family member or friend). There is no cost, but we do ask you to register. Please contact Cheryl Gatti via phone at 908-285-0330 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
We warmly welcome Jameson Ryan and Colin Matthew, twin sons of Matthew & Laurie McClane and Bronwyn Danielle, daughter of Sean and Danielle Kerins who were all recently baptized. Congratulations and God’s blessings to all!
Nathaniel Taylor and Claudia Fuentes
We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of Haydee Ortiz and John DeRosa who died recently. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in God's peace.
If you are considering becoming a Catholic or if you are Catholic but have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation, we invite you to join our RCIA/Adult Faith Formation program. Please contact Anthony Pangi at 732-764-0264 or email@example.com for more information about this program.
Join us for a Baby Shower at St. Mary’s-Stony Hill, on Sunday, October 2nd at 12:15 p.m. (immediately following the 11:15 a.m. Mass). Refreshments will be served in the Parish Center. ALL ARE WELCOME! Gift Cards are the perfect present. (The Center purchases identical gifts for all new Moms in an effort to be fair.) Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated.
The Garden Club of Watchung Presents A Scentsational Night Custom Fragrance “Bar” by Sue Phillips of The Scentarium, in New York. Create your own custom fragrance (1/4 oz. vial), lite fare, wine, beverages and sweets on Thursday, October 13th, 7-9 pm here in the Parish Center. Reservations are $60 per person; seating is limited. Send name(s), address and phone number along with a check for your reservation to: Colleen Mehegan, 69 Tuttle Road, Watchung, NJ 07069. Please RSVP by October 1st.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Children's Liturgy of the Word will start again in September. Help is needed just a couple Sundays during the year. If you love working with children, the Liturgy is a rewarding and fun way to teach them about our faith.
Deacon Peter conveyed it perfectly at Mass a couple of weeks ago during his Sermon. “The only way we can save this country is to lift it up, just like the Samaritan lifted up the beaten man. In the parable, the Samaritan not only tended to the immediate wounds and needs of the beaten man, he also gave the innkeeper two silver coins for his continued care and attention. We need to do the same thing by passing down our faith and Christian values to our children. We need to teach our children respect for life and for each other. We need to teach by our example and show them that we have the courage so that they will also have the courage to stand up for what is right. OUR children represent the two silver coins that will care for this country when we are gone.”
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Lynn Biviano at 908-822-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God Bless.
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
Are you looking for a way to share your faith, time and talents with children? The Religious Education Program needs you! The success of our program depends on dedicated individuals in our parish willing to share their time, talents and faith with children and the future church. Volunteers are needed as catechists (teachers), catechist aides and hall monitors to lovingly and energetically teach our children about the love of Christ for us. We provide training and support along the way.
Our classes meet as follows: Sunday mornings from 10-11 am Wednesday afternoons from
4-5 pm. If you are interested, please contact Cathy Cooney, Director of Religious Education at
908-756-6524 ext. 16 or email@example.com.
Fr. Carroll is doing very well at his new residence. We thought you’d like to know that he has a birthday coming up on October 5th. If you’d like to mail him a letter or a card, the direct mailing address for Father Carroll is:
Allendale Community for Senior Living
85 Harreton Road
Allendale, NJ 07401
Attn: Fr. James Carroll, Carleton Ct., 35A.
We will continue to provide updates as we receive information. As always, please keep him in your prayers.