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.
Purchase tickets in the Narthex after all Masses or in the Parish Office. $18/Adults; $10/Students; Under 5/Free For more info. contact Florence Larkin 908-757-4029
This year’s entertainment includes performances by: Wilson Memorial Bell Choir and Peter D’Angelo & Roseann Sicola
The Sisters from Mount Saint Mary House of Prayer will be here to sell raffle tickets after the Masses on April 1 and 2. All proceeds benefit the infirmed and retired Sisters of Mercy. Drawing: Sunday, May 21st at 3:00 pm. $25 per ticket. Thank you for your support.
See events for details and how you can help!
In the Narthex of the church is a basket that will be delivered to Father Carroll as an Easter surprise! If you’d like to make a donation, it would be much appreciated. A few suggestions: cookies, tea, hot chocolate, new books about Pope John Paul or Pope Francis, or another idea you have (nonperishable items only, please). Thank you for helping us brighten Father Carroll’s Easter this year!
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
Lenten Penance Service
Our Lenten Penance Service will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph Church, North Plainfield (corner of Watchung Ave. and Jackson Ave in North Plainfield). We hope you can join us to celebrate this sacrament of God’s mercy and healing. Father Brian, along with several brother priests, will be available to hear individual confessions following the Penance Service. We look forward to sharing this evening with friends from some of our neighboring parishes.
Spring program starts March 28th. Click here for more info.
Thank you to all who have given so generously to the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have not made a pledge, there is still time to participate. Mail your gift to: Diocese of Metuchen, Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 4000, Metuchen, NJ 08840-4000 or give online at www.diometuchen.org/BAA.
As of March 20th, the diocese has received pledges totaling $105,346 and payments totaling $78,707 from 172 parishioners which represent 43.7% of our $241,000 goal. Thank you!
Please note: we are celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation here on Friday, March 31st. Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 pm, as regularly scheduled, however, we will be suspending Adoration, Benediction and Stations of the Cross on that day/ evening. We will return to our regular schedule on Friday, April 7th. Thank you for understanding.
Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM. The evening Mass will be followed by stations of the cross.
Bishop James F. Checchio will celebrate the Chrism Mass with the priests of the Diocese. Click this link for further details.