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MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

The parish office will reopen for normal business on Monday, June 8th @ 8:30 AM. Currently there is no one available to take your call. However, if you leave a message someone will return your call within 24 hours.

The weekend of June 6/7, the church will remain closed, but outdoor confessions will take place @ 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live streamed @ 11 am on our website: moremercy.org

During this coming week, Monday-Friday (June 1-5) St. Thomas More Church will be open for private prayer only from 10 am – 3 pm

An important announcement has recently been made by Bishop O’Connell after consultation with the governor of NJ. I am happy to report that weekday “in church” public Masses will be permitted to begin on Monday, June 8th and celebration of limited “in church” public weekend Masses --- with no more than 1/3 occupancy may begin on the weekend of June 13/14, provided all safety protocols are followed.

So we plan to cautiously open both St. Thomas More & Our Lady of Mercy churches on June 13/14 for a normal weekend schedule of Masses, and begin daily Mass on a normal schedule starting on Monday, June 8th. There will be no morning prayer at this time.

Those who are hesitant or fearful because of COVID 19 concerns as well as those not feeling well, those with underlying health conditions or those in a high risk category should stay home and avoid any public gathering.

Those who do choose to come will see many changes…

• All missals, hymnals, printed materials & pamphlets have been removed from the churches

• Holy Water fonts or receptacles are to remain empty.

• Congregational singing is discouraged to prevent any possible spread of COVID 19. Choirs are not to be used.

• Masks must be worn at all public Masses.

• Regular hand washing with soap/water or alcohol-based sanitizer brought from home should take place.

• Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained at all Masses.

• The presentation of offertory gifts and physical contact of any kind at the sign of peace is prohibited.

• Communion in the hand is strongly preferred.

• A single entrance to the church should be utilized to monitor the number of people attending.

• An orderly exit from the church needs to occur, dismissal pew by pew.

• Group devotional observances, and parish social gatherings are suspended until further notice.

• No public gatherings or greetings before or after Masses, at church entrances/exits or on parish property are permitted.

Finally, the dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect until Monday, September 7th. We do not want anyone to feel obligated to come if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

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 31st below.

Our next Live Streaming Mass will be on Sunday, June 7th 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

Effective Monday, June 8th


Saint Thomas More Church


Daily Mass: 8:30am Monday -Friday
Rosary Following Mass
Saturday:Vigil – 5:00pm 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.

Our Lady of Mercy Church


Daily Mass: At St. Thomas More only
Saturday:No 8:30am Morning Mass
Vigil – 7:00pm
Sunday:Mass – 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am
Novena: 7:00pm Monday

Confessions


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