Welcome!


Sunrise Mass: 6:45am in the chapel at St Thomas More. On Tuesdays & Thursdays, the 6:45 Mass is said in the New Latin Rite.

The 8:30am daily Mass is celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy.


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


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Mass Schedules and Confession Times

Saint Thomas More Church

Daily Mass: 6:45am Monday-Friday-Chapel (Tuesdays & Thursdays are said in the New Latin Rite)

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: 8:30am Monday -Friday

Rosary Following Mass
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

Our parish is now subscribed to Formed. To sign up and have access to all content, please go to http://signup.formed.org/ Enter our zip code and your name and email address. It's that simple! You can get the free FORMED app for your phone simply by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store. Enjoy!


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

The Catholic Center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick has provided us with their Mass schedule for all returning students

Sunday Masses Saturday Vigil, 5:00 pm, St. Peter's Church

8:00 AM St. Peter's Church, 94 Somerset St.

10:00 AM St. Peter's Church 12:00 PM St. Peter's Church 6:00 PM St. Peter's Church

(St. Peter's is between the Catholic Center and Barnes & Noble) CAC Daily Mass 7:30 AM St. Peter's Church 12:15PM The Catholic Center Chapel (located inside the Catholic Center)

Diaconate Formation Program Information Sessions have been scheduled.

Might God be calling you to serve the Church in a deeper, more profound way?

Any diocesan man interested in learning more about the Diaconate Formation Program is invited to attend an information session at the Bishop Ahr Room, Diocesan Chancery, 701 Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton, NJ 08638.

The sessions will be held on September 27 and October 19, 2022 7:00-9:00 pm. Attendance at one of the sessions is a prerequisite for receiving an application. Pre-registration is required, as is speaking with your pastor about involvement in the diaconate program. Please call 609-403-7181 or email Monsignor Thomas Mullelly at tmullelly@dioceseoftrenton.org to register.

To obtain information concerning the Diaconate Formation Program prior to the information session, please access the Diocese of Trenton Website (dioceseoftrenton.org/diaconate) under the Our Diocese/We are Called heading and open The Diaconate

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- September 30, 2022. Please call the parish office to register

All young parishioners in grades 4 through 12 are invited to become Altar Servers. Altar servers assist the clergy in the performance of all Sacred Ceremonies at the Sunday, Holy Day liturgies. Are you Interested in becoming an Altar Server? We are hosting a training session on Sunday October 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas More Church. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact joe.gerardi@moremercy.org

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. 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


1st Annual Columbus Day Dinner

click here for details

The Knights of Columbus will be conducting a Thanksgiving 50/50 Raffle; only 500 tickets will be sold

Cost will be $20 per tickets - Drawing of the three top prizes will be held on Friday, November 18 8:00PM at the Council; 3 Lasatta Ave

Need not be present to Win!!

Brothers of the Knights of Columbus will be selling the tickets after each mass

For more information, please contact Deacon Michael Lee Foster at michaelleefoster@verizon.net

Friday, October 7th, benediction after the morning Mass, followed by adoration 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 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


NJ Independent Victims Comp.

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

Annual Bishop's Appeal

click here for more info