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 info@moremercy.org. 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.

 


Mass Schedule: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Vigil Mass - Wednesday, December 7th @ 7:30PM
Mass - Thursday, December 8th @ 8:30AM
Mass - Thursday, December 8th @ 7:30PM
All Masses will be held at St. Thomas More Church


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

Weekly
Church Bulletin

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 deacon_matt@moremercy.org. Training sessions will be scheduled as individuals sign up.

 


PARISH QUICK LINKS

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:   
Dec 2016 thru Jan 2017   
St. Thomas More Church Altar Server Schedule:   
Dec 2016 thru Jan 2017    
St. Thomas More Church Ministry Schedule:   
October 22nd thru December 11th 2016   


NOTES FROM THE PANTRY (Samaritan Center - 732-446-1142)

Our Samaritan Center's shelves are in need of replenishment so we ask you to think of us as you shop. We are in need of the following food items: pasta sauce, rice and rice mixes, cold and hot cereal, jello puddings, healthy snacks, tuna fish, canned turkey, soups, fruits, canned vegetables (beets, peas, carrots, spinach); bags of potatoes, all kinds of beans, ravioli, and spaghetti o's. In addition, we need juice boxes, apple and cranberry juice; and condiments (mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, relish, salad dressing and barbecue sauce); toilet paper, napkins, tissues, bar soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes.

Bring your donations to Mass and leave it at the drop off location or bring it to the Center. We are located behind the senior center on Route 522. All food and monetary donations are gratefully accepted!


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 prayerrequests@moremercy.org. 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 www.bridgesnurseryschool.com 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, January 6, 2017


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.



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