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.

Upcoming Parish Events (Click on the date and time for detailed information)

Charity Paint Party to benefit our St. Vincent dePaul Conference with your host "Pretty in Paint" Friday, October 13th @ 7:00PM Advance purchase by October 6th!

Ministry Fair Weekend: (October 21-22) Please stop in Petri Hall after all Masses to learn about that various ministries in the parish.

Saturday, November 4th - Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC (See the bulletin for complete details. Our parish has chartered a bus.)

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

Church Bulletin

St. Thomas More Parish is proud to announce that it will be offering a women’s bible study this Fall.

The 2017-2018 program will meet for 22 weeks beginning Tuesday, September 26th at 10 a.m. The program aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ.

Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to use through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. For more information, please contact Christine Melilli at or 732-778-4933.



Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Daily Mass Readings

Diocesan News

Funeral Preparations

Saint of the Day

Our Lady of Mercy Church Altar Server Schedule:   
October thru November 2017   
St. Thomas More Church Altar Server Schedule:   
October thru November 2017   
St. Thomas More Church Ministry Schedule:   
August 26th thru October 15th   
October 21st thru December 10th   




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Thank you for your generous support of the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

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 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
Catholic education at its best!

• Toddler Time • Ages 2.5 thru 5
• Advanced Pre-K • 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, November 3, 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.

© 2017 Parish of St. Thomas More Manalapan, NJ