Happy Thanksgiving!

Please come pray, worship, and reconnect with your fellow parishioners! Thank you!

PLEASE be kind and wear a mask in Church.

The 5:00pm Mass has moved to 4:30pm. Confessions will be 3:30pm-4:20pm.

The office will be closed Thursday, November 25th & Friday November 26th. We will reopen on Monday, November 29th at 8am.

Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm. Friday hours: 8:00am-2:00pm. The Chapel will be open for private prayer 7:00am-9:00pm daily. Access from the outside chapel door by the prayer garden.

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Mass Schedules and Confession Times

Saint Thomas More Church


Daily Mass: 8:30am Monday -Friday
Rosary Following Mass
Saturday:Vigil – 4:30pm Sunday: Mass – 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.


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Our Lady of Mercy Church


Daily Mass: At St. Thomas More only
Saturday:Vigil – 7:00pm
Sunday:Mass – 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am
Novena: 7:00pm Every Third Monday

Confessions


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

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We are happy to share the 2021 Christmas Mass Schedule :

Upcoming Events

Thank you to all who helped at the Installation Mass of Fr. Juan Daniel Peirano. Please enjoy these photos of the evening taken by @gerardi_studios

and Joe Moore photos for The Monitor


December 8th Immaculate Conception Mass schedule:

December 7, 2021 7:00pm Vigil STM

December 8, 2021 8:30am OLM

December 8, 2021 7:00pm STM

6th Annual Lights & Carols for a Cause!!

We are very excited to be able to resume our Children’s Christmas Choir this year! There will be

three rehearsals: Nov. 19 (5:00-6:00 PM), Dec. 3 (5:00-6:00 PM) and Dec. 17 (4:00-5:00 PM),

all of which will take place at St. Thomas More Church. The Children’s Choir will also sing at

the 4:00 PM Mass at St. Thomas More on Christmas Eve. If you would like your child to join or have questions, please reach out to the Coordinator of Sacred Music, Anna Gugliotta at info@moremercy.org.

please fill out the permission slip and bring it to the first rehearsal. Click here for permission slip

Samaritan Center food donation update

Please be advised, the Samaritan Center will only accept non- perishable foods during the weekend Mass times. NO food will be accepted during the week at St Thomas More. Thank you.

SIMBANG GABI IN MONMOUTH COUNTY

BEGINS MONDAY, DECEMBER 13


Simbang Gabi is the Filipino custom of offering a nightly Mass each day for nine nights preceding Christmas Day to help the faithful prepare themselves for the joyous, yet solemn, celebration of the birth of our Lord. The novena of Masses, which signifies the nine months our Lord was in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been a beloved tradition and devotion to the Blessed Mother since the 1600s in the Philippines. Here in Monmouth County, and in every county that is covered by the Diocese of Trenton, an organizing committee is formed to ensure that all the faithful throughout the Diocese are given an opportunity to pray this novena. All are welcome to attend and participate in our county’s Simbang Gabi. The Rosary will be prayed and confessions will be heard before every Mass. Please refer to the schedule for a complete listing of the dates, times, and venues of the Simbang Gabi in Monmouth County. And please observe the health and safety protocols that are in place in parishes that are hosting the Simbang Gabi.


Click here for Schedule of dates, times, venues


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

Priesthood Discernment Gatherings For Young Men Aged 16-40 are held Thursday Evenings At Villa Saint Dominic and Frassati House. For More Information Or To Register, Please Go To www.GodIsCallingYOU.org

The “Journey Through Bethlehem” at Old Tennent Presbyterian Church will not be presented this December due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

The Parish is collecting for Birthright.

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 info@moremercy.org. We are looking to expand our parish ministry and would love to have you!

Holy Hour will be Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2021 at 7:30pm.

Weekly Sanctuary Flower Arrangements

If you would like to donate towards the "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.


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

click here for Divine Office Prayers


Novena Will Be Said on the Third Monday each Month At 7:00pm in Our Lady of Mercy.


COME JOIN US!

If you are interested in joining the choir or the handbells, please e-mail us at info@moremercy.org. Handbells Saturday 2:00pm, Choir 3:00pm


NJ Independent Victims Comp.

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15