Parish of St. Thomas More Manalapan, New Jersey


We welcome you and your family to the web site for the Parish of St. Thomas More. We hope that you find it easy to navigate and full of useful information that will give you a better understanding of the many activities and ministries that our Parish Community has to offer. We invite you to browse through the site and we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have regarding the content. Comments may be sent via email to If you are new to the community and wish to register, please contact the Parish office at (732) 446-6661 to determine if you are within Parish boundaries.

Daily Mass Intentions and other important information can be found in the current Church bulletin.

Church Bulletin

Sarah Jane with the Sisters; bottom row, 2nd from the right.

Discerning God's Call

Sarah Jane Leder is a young woman who grew up in Manalapan, right here at our parish of Saint Thomas More. After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2013, she has been participating in FOCUS ministry over the past three years. Sarah Jane has recently discerned that God is calling her to enter religious life and will be joining the community of The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara this summer. To learn more about Sarah, her inspiring vocation, and to offer her your support, please visit the webpage that she has created.




Altar Server Ministry seeking additional members

Altar Servers make up the largest ministry in our parish and we are actively seeking new members to serve at Our Lady of Mercy and St. Thomas More Churches. This opportunity is open to boys and girls 9 years of age or older. Detailed information about our Altar Server Ministry is available on the Altar Server Ministry Home Page Anyone interested in joining should contact Deacon Matt Nicosia at (732) 490-1592 or by email Training sessions will be scheduled as individuals sign up.



Learn more about this important Endowment Campaign so you can make an informed decision about your participation.

Click HERE to find complete details concerning this campaign including; Answers to commonly asked questions and details about the campaigns specific goals



Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

How Do I ?

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Daily Mass Readings

Diocesan News

Funeral Preparations

Saint of the Day

Our Lady of Mercy Church Altar Server Schedule:   
April through May 2016   
St. Thomas More Church Altar Server Schedule:   
April through May 2016    
St. Thomas More Church Ministry Schedule:   
May 7th thru June 26th   

NOTES FROM THE PANTRY (Samaritan Center - 732-446-1142)
Beginning May 7, the Samaritan Center will change its hours of operation on Saturdays. We will open at 9:00am instead of 9:30. The Center will now be open from 9:00 to 11:00am on Saturdays.

We ask that you continue to think of the Samaritan Center as you do your shopping each week. Just bring your food donations (e.g., cereal, canned vegetables, pasta, tomato sauce, soup, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly etc.) to Mass and leave it at the drop off location or bring to the Samaritan Center. We are located behind the senior center on Route 522. All food and monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Thanks for all of your support.


"Strengthening our Diocese like never before"

Here is a LINK to additional information about this initiative.



Parish Prayer Chain –Our Parish has a prayer chain of over 30 members. Some are current member of our parish and others have moved to other parts of the country, but still keep active in this ministry. We have received prayer requests from all over the world. Please call (732)446-2371 if you have a need for prayers for any situation. Alternatively, you may send your prayer request via email to If you do not want your name known, it will be kept confidential. The head of this ministry is Deacon Jim Davis

From the Office of the Bishop:

People ask me all kinds of questions. As your Bishop, I would like to begin a series of Catechetical instructions to help clarify some of the issues, expectations and misunderstandings presented to me most often. I would like to begin with the sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Catechesis on the Sacraments: by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

Bridges Nursery School and Kindergarten

Bridges at St. Thomas More Nursery School & Kindergarten
Catholic education at its best!

• Toddler Time • Ages 2.5 thru 5
• Full Day Kindergarten • Half and Full Day Programs
• Smart Boards and iPads • Voted Favorite "Preschool in Manalapan"

Visit our web site or call (732) 446-3107.

Holy Hour will take place on the first Friday of each month from 7:30PM to 8:30PM at St. Thomas More Church (except during Lent when Stations of the Cross will be offered at Our Lady of Mercy Church). During the hour we will celebrate evening prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) and benediction with at least 30 minutes for quiet prayer time with our Eucharistic Lord. The next Holy Hour of Prayer will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016

Parish Mission Statement:
The Parish of St. Thomas More is a Roman Catholic family of faith, built on the inspiration of past generations, to serve the community by loving God and our neighbor. We strengthen faith, celebrate the sacraments, provide for the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, educate across the life span, heal the spiritually broken and respect the dignity of human life. We live the Gospel and seek Christ in all people.

© 2016 Parish of St. Thomas More Manalapan, NJ