Welcome!


Sunrise Mass: 6:45am in the chapel at St Thomas More. On Tuesdays & Thursdays, the 6:45 Mass will be said in the New Latin Rite. Starting Sept. 5th, the 8:30am daily Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy.


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Mass Schedules and Confession Times

Saint Thomas More Church

Daily Mass: 6:45am Monday-Friday-Chapel (Tuesdays & Thursdays will be said in the New Latin Rite)8:30am Monday -Friday-Main Church Rosary Following Mass
Saturday:Vigil – 4:30pm
Sunday: Mass – 8:30am, 10:00am & 11:30am
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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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.

Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,

we pray of the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

Our Lady, Queen of peace, pray for us.

Upcoming Events

Altar Server Pizza Party!

All altar servers and their parents are invited for a pizza party in Petri Hall on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 from 6-7:30pm. Please RSVP to joe.gerardi@moremercy.org no later than Monday, August 22nd. See you there!!

SUMMER PROJECT

Please help support your parish with the Summer Project Collection. You will be receiving a special envelope to help contribute to the Parish Summer Project. This summer the project will be working on the kitchen. Please use the envelope and place your contribution in the basket located in the back of the church. Thank You!

Mass Intentions for 2023

The Mass intentions books for 2023 are open. Please note, there will be a limit of 15 Masses per person for the year. Please be respectful of others and limit your weekend Masses to 5.


Please call the Parish office to register.

2022 Bishop's Anniversary Blessing

All couples celebrating their 1st, 25th or 50th (or more) wedding anniversary during the 2022 calendar year are invited to share the Eucharist, reaffirm your sacred wedding vows, and receive Bishop O’Connell’s Episcopal Blessing. couples from Ocean and Monmouth County parishes are invited to attend the October 9, 2022 event to be held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold. Registration for the Anniversary Blessing events will be available on July 1, 2022.

Come join our new Youth Choir for children in 2nd - 8th grade!

This ensemble will rehearse September through June on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm (beginning Wednesday, September 7). They will primarily sing at the 11:30 am STM Mass about twice per month, in addition to a few special liturgies throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for children to be involved in the Mass and learn more about their faith through music! Please feel free to email the Director of Sacred Music, Anna Gugliotta, at music@moremercy.org with any questions.

Click here for the Fall 2022 Schedule and Parent Permission Form


Friday, September 2nd, benediction and adoration after the morning Mass in the chapel.

We are updating our prayer list in the bulletin every three months. Our next update will be on November 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.

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

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.

COME JOIN US!

If you are interested in joining the adult choir or the handbell choir, please e-mail the music director, Anna Gugliotta at music@moremercy.org. Rehearsals will start in the Fall. primarily on Thursday evenings.

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

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 rgbraccia@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


Post COVID Care- Long Hauler Final Flyer (2).pdf

NJ Independent Victims Comp.

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

Annual Bishop's Appeal

click here for more info