Welcome

St. Thomas More Church will open for private prayer only

Monday – Friday 10 AM – 3 PM

Parish Office closed to walk-in’s

(telephone only: 732-446-6661)

NO DISTRIBUTION OF SACRAMENTS


· The church will be open from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday thru Friday. Visits will be limited to 15 minutes or less.

· Everyone must leave by 3 pm so the cleaning company can begin the sanitizing process.

· Only 10 persons will be allowed in the church at any given time. If you see more than 10 people present, please immediately leave.

· Everyone 2 years old or older must bring and wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing.

· Rest rooms will be closed.

· If you sit in a pew, put the kneeler down before departing.

· If you find a kneeler down, do not sit in that pew.

· Please follow all posted rules and restrictions.

· No sacraments will be dispensed until further notice.

· The church will remain closed Saturday’s & Sunday’s until further notice.

· ***Update as of 5-27-20:

Saturday we will offer outdoor confessions @ 3 pm. You may park and walk over to the outdoor stations area wearing a mask. A volunteer will direct you to a priest. Please do not congregate in the parking lot but immediately return to your car after confession.

· Sunday Mass will continue to be live-streamed from our web site (moremercy.org) @ 11 am.

· Our Lady of Mercy Church will remain closed until further notice.

A Message from our Pastor

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order #107 restricting movement in the State of New Jersey effective March 21 @ 9 PM. This greatly impacts the Church since we can no longer do Weddings, Baptisms, Masses or Funerals until the order is lifted. This will be painful for those who lose a loved one. Funeral Homes cannot have wakes or Services. Only burials or cremations are permitted. A priest may perform the Rites of Burial at the cemetery (if it is open) however we must wear gloves and mask, stay 6 feet from anyone and make no physical contact.

The dying can be accompanied by phone, we will ask families to place us on speaker phone and we can all pray together using existing technologies to come together in prayer. Modern means allow us to be together without being physically present.

Under current circumstances Anointing of the Sick can only be done in a hospital where proper precautions and specialized protection is available. In home is simply not safe. Even in the hospital it can only be given using a Q-tip. We must work together to prevent the spread of the virus and prevent our health care systems from being overwhelmed.

Stay home, stay safe, and be patient. This pandemic is going to be with us for many weeks if not months to come. Please continue to pray that our Lord will show us the light at the end of the tunnel.

Rev Mark W. Crane

Join our Live Streaming Mass

Please join us for Mass celebrated by Father Mark, Monsignor Peter, and Father Michael. We will continue to live stream every Sunday Mass at 11AM until further notice.

Please view the recording of our Live Streaming Mass from May 24th.

Our next Live Streaming Mass will be on Sunday, May 31st at 11AM. Please join us.

Upcoming Events

NJ Independent Victims Comp.

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

click here for more info

Holy Hour

has been CANCELLED until further notice.

Novena Has Been CANCELLED Until Further Notice.

Youth Group


For information about our Youth Group, please contact Deacon Matt Nicosia at 732-490-1592 or by email deacon_matt@optimum.net.


Mass Schedules and Confession Times

The below times are not currently available.


Saint Thomas More Church


Morning Prayer: 8:00am Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Daily Mass: 8:30am Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Rosary Following Mass: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Saturday:Vigil – 5:00pm Sunday: Morning Prayer – 8:00amMass – 8:30am, 10:00am & 11:30am
Holy Hour of Prayer:1st Friday of the Month 7:30-8:30pm (except during Lent)
Holy Days: Please see bulletin or call the Parish Office.

Our Lady of Mercy Church


Morning Prayer: 8:00am Tuesday & Thursday
Daily Mass: 8:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Rosary Following Mass: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Saturday:Vigil – 7:00pmSunday:Mass – 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am
Novena: 7:00pm Monday

Confessions


Saint Thomas More Church Saturday from 3:30PM-4:30PM*Tuesday from 7:30PM-8:30PM DURING LENT