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.


Please click here to register your children for 2017-2018 Religious Education.

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

Weekly
Church Bulletin

On May 1st, our director of sacred music (Mr. Steven Russell) announced his retirement effective June 30th, 2017. It was difficult news for me to digest. Steven has done such a fine job for the past ten years here at St. Thomas More.

I knew it would be difficult to find a suitable replacement. But our search attracted 24 applicants from many states including California, Texas and Florida, and even three foreign countries! We eventually interviewed eight of the applicants and selected Mr. Colton Martin, who resides in New Jersey. He accepted the position in late June.

Colton received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude in 2015 from Benedictine College and recently (2017) completed his Master of Music in Sacred Music with distinction from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. I am very excited as we anticipate Colton's arrival in mid August. In the meantime we will rely on our part time organists to lead us in song.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Mark W. Crane


Altar Server Ministry seeking additional members to Serve at Our Lady of Mercy Church

We currently have a group of 14 Altar Servers at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Many of these young people have faithfully served for 7 to 9 years and will graduating high school this year and going off to college. We wish them all the best in the next chapter of their life.

Now we are looking to the next generation of young people who are age 9 or older to step up and join this rewarding ministry in service to the Lord and the Parish. 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.

 


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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 do your shopping.We are in need of the following food items to fill our clients' grocery bags: cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, pasta, tuna fish, canned vegetables (corn, beets, peas, carrots, string beans etc.), canned ravioli and soup. Also, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter and jelly, and toilet paper.

You can bring your donations to Mass and leave it at the drop off location or bring them to the Center. We are located behind the senior center on Route 522. All food and monetary donations are gratefully accepted by our clients.


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 dcprayerwarrior5deacon@aol.com. 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, August 4, 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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