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. 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.

Religious Education Registration

Click here to register your child(ren) into our Religious Education 2018-2019 Program

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

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 Training sessions will be scheduled as individuals sign up.


The Annual Catholic Appeal supports and fosters many essential ministries, programs and services in the Diocese of Trenton.

Please don't underestimate the importance of your donation. As you consider your gift for 2018, please visit the Annual Appeal website to learn more about the various ways your assistance will be used. You can also make your secure online donation there. Thank you for your support!



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

The Samaritan Center is grateful for your generosity in providing donations of food for our clients. These donations go a long way in allowing us to fill grocery bags for our many clients each week. We continue to need canned goods; especially soups, tuna, chicken, spaghetti, baked beans, etc. You can bring your donations to Mass & leave them at the drop off area in Petri Hall. Thank you again & may God bless you.

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. (Samaritan Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Also, you may be able to increase the value of your personal donation by asking your employer if they have a matching gift program.)


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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Daily Mass Readings

Diocesan News

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Saint of the Day

Our Lady of Mercy Church Altar Server Schedule:   
August thru September 2018   
St. Thomas More Church Altar Server Schedule:   
August thru September 2018   
St. Thomas More Church Ministry Schedule:   
August 11th thru Sept 30th 2018   

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.

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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