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Please be reminded St Thomas More and Our Lady of Mercy are NO smoking facilities. Thank you for not smoking on the church grounds.

The 6:45am Mass is celebrated on Tuesdays in the New Latin Rite. 



Mass Schedules and Confession Times

Saint Thomas More Church

Daily Mass: 
6:45am - Tuesdays (Chapel)   (New Latin Rite)
Saturday:Vigil – 4:30pm
Sunday: Mass – 8:30am, 10:00am & 11:30am 
Novena: 7:00pm every third Monday in the Chapel
Holy Days: Please see above or the bulletin for Mass times and location.


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Our Lady of Mercy Church

Daily Mass: 
8:30am Monday -Friday 

Rosary Following Mass 
Sunday:Mass – 7:30am

Confessions

Saint Thomas More Church Saturday from 3:30PM-4:20PM

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Bible Study News!!! 

CATECHISTS NEEDED

The Religious Education program needs catechists!

In an attempt to return to regular classes we need over 60 new and/or returning catechists. 

Classes are on Sundays 12:30-1:30 (grades 1, 2, & 3) 

AND

For grades 4-8 on either Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

We will have two sessions each day: 4:30-5:30 or 6:00-7:00 

From September until Easter.

We will provide training as needed and all materials

To volunteer please call the office at 732-446-6661  ext. 205 

 



Our parish is searching for an enthusiastic individual to join us as the Coordinator of Religious Education.  This is a full-time position that will include occasional evenings and weekends.  The program provides faith formation, catechetical instruction, and sacramental preparation to approximately 1000 students and their families in grades one through eight.

The person applying for the position must have the ability to manage, organize, and implement the religious education program for grades one through eight under the direction of the Pastor.   The coordinator will work with catechists and volunteers to engage, teach, and form young Catholics and their families, as well as coordinate the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.  This individual will be responsible to recruit, provide training and spiritual formation of catechists and volunteers in the program.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in theology or a related field is required, however background and experience will be taken into consideration for a qualified candidate with a bachelor’s degree with an unrelated major.  Proven leadership skills as well as effective oral and written communication skills are necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, electronic communication, and strong organization and planning abilities are a must.  The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.

 

No telephone calls will be accepted.  Please submit your resume and one professional references to Mrs. Vincenza Magliano, Business Manager, Parish of St. Thomas More, 186 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 or email at enz104@aol.com

Parish Registration For Adults:  

This is a friendly reminder, as we approach certificate of eligibility season, that adults who had previously been (or still are) registered with their parents, should register themselves and their households. If adult children still live within the parish boundary and  would like to still be active members at the Parish of St. Thomas More, simply register on our website www.moremercy.org. If they have moved away, it is the Church in their current area that they should register in, and from which they would obtain a certificate of eligibility to be a Godparent or Sponsor. Being a registered parishioner is important for receiving the services from the Church, keeping up to date with what's going on, and participating in the life of the parish community and celebration of the Sacraments.

Upcoming Events

WHETHER YOU SERVE AT LITURGY IN YOUR PARISH OR BRING COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND, JOIN US TO DEEPEN YOUR FAITH AND REFLECT ON YOUR MINISTRY.

The Diocese of Trenton is inviting those who serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to deepen their own relationship with Christ in the Eucharist during this first year of the National Eucharistic Revival. 

Special spiritual reflection and formation events are being hosted in different parish locations around the diocese between now and June 2023.  Each will have a different format and theme.  The first two are coming up later this month:

Please go to the website at www.dioceseoftrenton.org/EMreflection for details and registration. 


We are updating our prayer list in the bulletin every three months. Our next update will be on May 1st. Unless we have been notified, the existing names will be taken off.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

House Blessing 

Please contact the parish office if you would like to have your house blessed (outside only) by one of our priests and/or deacons. 

Chapel is Open!

The chapel is open for private prayer from 6am-9pm daily. Please use the prayer garden entrance only.

Weekly Sanctuary Flower Arrangements

If you would like to donate the weekly "In Loving Memory" fresh flower arrangements in both St. Thomas More and Our Lady of Mercy , please place your donation  in the wooden collection boxes at the entrances of both churches.  The cost is $100.00 for the full arrangement. Please include the name of your loved one with your donation for the full arrangement if you would like the name of the person to be listed in the bulletin. If you have any questions, please email us at info@moremercy.org.

If you, or a family member are actively enlisted in the US military, please send us your name to be included in our Military Prayer List that will appear in our weekly bulletin. Please send the name and branch of military to info@moremercy.org

 Novena Will Be Said on the Third Monday each Month At 7:00pm in the Eucharistic Chapel at St. Thomas More.

Interested in becoming a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, or Usher for Masses in our parish churches,  Our Lady of Mercy & St Thomas More?

Please send your contact information to  Ann Marie Enge at annmarieengestm@gmail.com . We are looking to expand our parish ministry and would love to have you!

For those interested, below is a good resource to pray throughout the day with the Church

click here for Divine Office Prayers 


NJ Independent Victims Comp.

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

Annual Bishop's Appeal

click here for more info