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.

Please support the St. Vincent de Paul Golf Outing on Oct. 5th.

This is our 9th Annual Tournament and will be held on the famous Banks Course at Forsgate Country Club. We need 72 golfers and right now we’re 10 shy. Reserve your slot by calling Ernie Liberati at (732)462-3883. We also have sponsorship opportunities available and will welcome your suggestions; just leave a message with Eileen at the Parish office.


Religious Education Registration will be suspended from September 8, 2015 until September 13, 2015 for system maintenance.  Starting Monday, September 14, registration will resume but must be completed through the Religious Education Office as the online format for registration will no longer be available.

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.

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

Church Bulletin

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




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

Parish Sick List (See current Bulletin)   

Our Lady of Mercy Church Altar Server Schedule:   
September 13th thru November 8th    

St. Thomas More Church Ministry Schedule:   
October 11th thru November 29th    

From the Office of the Bishop:

Watch this extraordinary video and learn more about what our Catholic Schools have to offer.

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, Novemebr 6, 2015

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.

© 2015 Parish of St. Thomas More Manalapan, NJ