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Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton: Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C. M.

THE PARISH OF SAINT MARY A Catholic Community Proclaiming the Greatness of God in our Time

One Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 Phone: 732-780-2666 Fax: 732-780-0394

Pastor: Reverend Fr. Jeffrey E. Lee Pastor Emeritus: Reverend Fr. William J. Bausch Deacon: John Wedemeyer

Trustees: Bill LaMorte Irene Weller

Parish Office hours Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 7:30 pm Open Sunday 9 am - 12 noon. Parish Membership: New Parishioners are welcome to register at the office at any time. New Parishioner Orientation (quarterly) - will be held August 12, 11 am Contact Parish Office at Registration is required. Sacraments: Eucharist Detailed Mass times listed on page 2 Penance & Reconciliation Saturday 4 pm or by appointment. Marriage Contact the Parish Office one year in advance for information & guidelines. Baptism Contact the Parish Office for information & required paperwork three months in advance. There are no Baptisms during Advent or Lent, please plan accordingly.

Religious Education Registration Information for the 2018-2019 school year can be found on page 6.

Fr. Jeffrey E. Lee and the Parish Staff extend wishes to all fathers, grand-fathers and great-grandfathers for a Blessed Father’s Day.

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Mass Intentions for the Week 18 June - 24 June For * Requested by


Please pray for the following members of our parish family who are ill:

Monday, June 18 – Chapel 9 AM Helen Viggers * John and Susan Marchese Crisanta Dapul * Elvira and Gener Dapul

Tuesday, June 19 – Chapel 9 AM St. Romuald Henry Lohn * Maureen Valenziano Mary Hanas * Laura Sheehy

Wednesday, June 20 – Chapel 9 AM David Cowen * Anna May Schellenberger Laura Emo * Diane Carnevale

Thursday, June 21 – Chapel 9 AM St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Summer begins Michael Lazio * Marie and Jim Collins

Friday, June 22 – Chapel 9 AM St. Paulinus of Nola; Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More Tommy Marks * Woodward Family Maria Tavares * Marie Nogueira

3 PM - Church - Nuptial Ceremony Saturday, June 23 – Church 5 PM Blessed Virgin Mary Henry Lohn * Suzanne Schlesinger Rose Volturo * Sophia and Ralph Steven Parkes * Bill and Gail Cargiulo

Kay Amatel Maurice Baker Eileen Beckley John Beckley Sal Castro Jo Clement Logan Dayton John DeStefano Kaitlin Donahue Nagle Ruth Fiedler James Fiedler Emily Gioacchini Tom Hudak

Kathleen Javaruski Bridget Korn Lori Lettieri Donna Lodi Pauline Madzin Leonidas Mavrookas Mary Joan McNamara Tere Nolan Martin Reddington Owen Shoemaker Christine Shrewsbury Don Whitney Matthew Yaninas Sr.

To add a family member to the sick list for 8 weeks, please call or e-mail the Parish Office. Thank you! 732-780-2666 or

Sunday, June 24 – Church The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

8 AM Judith Joyce * Joyce Family Noreen Mendonca * Ginny Hamlin

10 AM Pro Populo Henry Lohn * Dolores and Jim Cirronella Gregory Reinhardt * John and Dawn Reinhardt

Sanctuary Lamp Intentions Consider donating the sanctuary lamp that burns in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church or in the Chapel in honor of a living or deceased loved one.

The suggested donation is $25.

12 PM Louise Horton * Matt and Maria Yaninas

Baptisms after 12 noon Mass Dominic Anthony Berke Kiera Shea Plonski

Chapel Frank Baron Linda Dickinson-Pancila

Candles are available in the Church & Christ Chapel: 6/24 - 6/30, & 7/1-7/7

Church Joseph Dickinson Erin and Patrick Dickinson

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Parish Office: 732-780-2666 Bulletin Deadline: Electronic format by 12 noon Thursday of the prior week (10 days before). Bulletin Editor: Catherine Love Liturgical, Music & Worship Ministries Contact: Andrew J. Macirowski Principal Cantor Contact: David Maliakel Adult Faith Formation Contact: Jim Bridges Religious Education Contact: Jim Bridges Temporal Administration, Stewardship & Outreach Contact: Edwin A. Sevillano

Lifelong Catechesis Week 18 June - 24 June READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Mt 5:38-42 Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29; Mt 5:43-48 Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Thursday: Sir 48:1-14; Mt 6:7-15 Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Mt 6:19-23 June 24, 2018 - The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80

3 Those in Active Military Service

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands, Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the sacrifices they make for us in our hour of need and give us peace. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior. Amen

Pray for Our Military SN Colton Boag, USCG Chief Blake Conley, USN Lt. Col. John Anthony Coppola, US Army SN Christian Houlihan, USN Pvt Michael John Mento, US Army 1st Lt. Adam Sjoholm, US Army 2nd Lt. Ryan Tanguay, US Army Staff Sergeant Stephen Witherow, USAF Lance Corporal Edward Zarzecki If there is a family member you wish to be placed on the list, please call the Parish Office at 732-780-2666. Please include rank and branch of service.

God, Our Father God, our Father Bless these men, that they may find strength as fathers. Let the example of their faith & love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. - Author Unknown

Questions for Deeper Reflections:

Question for Children: How did you feel when you first heard about Jesus? Question for Youth: How do you think people received John’s news that Jesus’ arrival was at hand? What fears, doubts, or joys do you think they experienced at the news? Question for Adults: When and where have you seen God’s promises fulfilled? How did it make you feel? - Lifelong Catechesis

Rest in Peace Please remember in your prayers, those who entered into their new and eternal life in Christ recently. Camille Gagliardi, mother of Deena Ryan

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Andrew J. Macirowski Pastoral Coordinator for Worship & Music / Principal Organist

The Ordering of Ordinary Time During Ordinary Time, the Gospel readings are essentially sequential, picking up on one Sunday where we left off the Sunday prior. The same is true of the Epistle, with excerpts being taken sequentially from the letters to the Corinthians, Ephesians, the letter of St James, etc. This provides a strong sense of continuity in the readings for the Sunday congregant. The Gospel narratives, when told in sequence like this, give us a greater understanding of the life of Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry. Conversely, there is the temptation for one to feel like they are experiencing the same thing week after week. While there are some points to be made there, (for example, the 19th, 20th and 21st Sundays in Ordinary Time, Year B, all have Psalm 34: “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord” proclaimed), we must remember that the repetition is not of laziness or complacency, but of reaffirming our faith and why we come to Mass each and every weekend. Musically, the thematic structure of Ordinary Time offers some challenges as well, as there are not as many compositions about these day to day actions of the life of Jesus so much as there are about the “big picture” items, like the Nativity, Transfiguration, Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, etc…. Therefore, you may notice some hymns or songs often repeated, some old ones that you haven’t heard in awhile making a return, some new-to-you ones appearing, as well as a variety of psalm styles, depending on the day and its readings. We will sometimes, especially during the summer months, replace the optional closing hymn with an organ recessional.

Andrew J. Macirowski Pastoral Coordinator for Worship & Music / Principal Organist

Every tree of the field will know that I am the LORD. I bring low the high tree, lift high the lowly tree, Wither up the green tree, and make the dry tree bloom. As I, the LORD, have spoken, so will I do! Ezekiel 17:24

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Worship Ministry Schedule: June 23 - June 24 - The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Altar Server

Saturday, 5:00 PM (Church)

Sunday, 8:00 AM (Church)

Sunday, 10:00 AM (Church)

Sunday, 12:00 PM (Church)

EMs of Holy Communion

Reader 1

Reader 2





Anthony Buzzetta Michael Buzzetta Sophia Lennon

Susan Murphy - Center Cup Rosemarie Estephan - Organ Host NOT FILLED - Center Host Helene Lind - Tabernacle Host Emily Santangelo - Organ Cup Monty Matrisciani - Tabernacle Cup Gail Cargiulo - Alternate

Bruno Savo

Christopher Aquinas

Margaret Caponegro Tina Repetto

David Maliakel

Maria Greenstein

John Grabowski Jim Davis Bob Lind Frank Sikorskas NOT FILLED NOT FILLED NOT FILLED

Alessandra Zilinski NOT FILLED NOT FILLED

Jane Slattery - Center Cup Paul Osmulski - Organ Host Lisa Aldridge - Center Host Michael Stivala - Tabernacle Host Martha Leonhardt - Organ Cup Susan Osmulski - Tabernacle Cup Joyce Flynn - Alternate

Anthony Bongiorno

Rita Duenas


David Maliakel


Michael Boliver George Watts James Pifer Jim Boliver NOT FILLED NOT FILLED NOT FILLED

Eva Garcia Gabriella Penczak NOT FILLED

Barbara Moskal - Center Cup Edward Moskal - Center Cup Dawn Reinhardt - Organ Host Helen DeCerce - Center Host Sue Fitzpatrick - Tabernacle Host Mathilda Said - Organ Cup Dolores Addler - Tabernacle Cup NOT FILLED - Alternate

Kevin Swan

Phil Limeri

Mary DeSalvatore Denise Smith

Briget Farrow

Jennifer Garcia

Leigh Gavinelli John Orrico Greg Penczak Jack Zumba Charlie Gavinelli Allan Ryan Vince Cerulo NOT FILLED


Patricia Gesner - Center Cup Diane Antico - Organ Host Irene Weller - Center Host Anna May Schellenberger - Tabernacle Host Patricia Balbo - Organ Cup Maria Gerbino - Tabernacle Cup Lee Gesner - Alternate

Richard Gerbino

Dan Mazzeo

Donna Murphy Ryan Stevens

Magnificat Choir

Fernando Pinguelo

James Dolan Joe Mancino Joseph Rinaldo William Starce NOT FILLED NOT FILLED NOT FILLED

Future Generation Early Learning Center at The Parish of Saint Mary Now Enrolling for Summer Camp! June 25th – August 24th Field trips, Visitors, weekly themes, water play and much more! Weekly Sessions for Children Ages 2 ½ - 10 yrs. Flexible schedule options available. Sign up for as few or as many weeks as you need! Contact Danielle at 732-780-0135.

Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks and audio drama and a great selection of popular e-books all just a click away! Go to & register with the parish code. parish code KQ4VQ3

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Dr. Jim Bridges Pastoral Coordinator of Faith Formation and Religious Education

Fall 2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is now open Grades 1 & 2: Two year First Penance & Reconciliation & First Eucharist Preparation. On-Campus Tuesdays. Grade 3 - 6: Faith and Life On-Line Program Grade 7 & 8: Confirmation Preparation. Sunday evening Tuition: th  Reduced tuition of $200 per child applies until June 28 , 7:30 pm. (Full payment must be completed by 7:30 pm June 28 to qualify for the reduced tuition) th th June 28 , 7:30 pm through August 15 , 7:30 pm the tuition rate of $250 a child will apply. NOTE CHANGES: Re-registration (returning students) for Fall Religious Education closes 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The entire registration process, for all students, including payments, must be completed by 7:30 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018. This allows administrative control to take place during working office hours. Registration process: NEW for 2018 Apply on-line through My Own Church Portal For your convenience, all registration is online through the My Own Church Portal. Once your registration has been received and capacity is verified an invoice will be sent back for final payment. Payment will be through the On-line Giving Interface, Pay Pal, or a one-time donation through the Parish Website. The process is completed after payments have been applied to Family Invoices. The My Own Church Button

may be found on the parish website

Located under the Parish Resources Block. th Select The Parish of Saint Mary, Colts Neck from the dropdown menu (4 from the bottom), and fill in the required information. Questions? See the help page link or call the parish office.

Summer Intensive Religious Education Program (Registration CLOSED) There are two (2) Orientation Sessions scheduled, each one is prior to the program week. Attendance by parent and student to this 60 minute information session prior to your selected week is mandatory. The dates are as follows: For the weeks of July 9 & 20, attend the Sunday July 8th 12 noon Mass, Orientation will follow immediately afterward in the Church. For the weeks of August 6 & 17, attend the Sunday August 5th 12 noon Mass, Orientation will follow immediately afterward in the Church.

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Quo vadis… My Dear Parishioners: Today we celebrate the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Kingdom of God is rooted in the activity of the sower who sows the seed. This is a reference to Jesus and his public ministry. The parable of the seed growing by itself places God at the center. The soil and the seed do their mysterious work. The seed germinates and grows day and night. However, the sower must continue to cultivate the soil making sure that weeds do not overcome the fragile sprouts. The sower nurtures the seeds. Jesus speaks in parables so that his audience can understand the teaching, not immediately, but in time after reflection. Parables are not simple stories as they might first appear. Parables are intended to open us up to God’s plan for us. Jesus uses parables to reveal himself to the disciples. Parables challenge us to rediscover that which has already been revealed to us through our prayer, formation and life experience. Therefore, we must believe in the hidden potential of the smallest of seeds (God’s Word) which can grow beyond all hope. Last weekend we welcomed our Seminarian Intern RJ for the Summer. He is living with me at the parish house. RJ is meeting with various staff to learn what our staff does and how they accomplish their important work. The meetings will continue this coming week. Meetings are also scheduled with those responsible for our Charitable Outreach and the Lazarus Ministry. During the month of July, Seminarian RJ will offer daily presentations for those participating in the Summer Intensive Religious Education Process.

This weekend our country honors those who embrace the noble vocation of parenting as “Fathers”. What an important role in our society and in our Church. We believe that the Family is the “Domestic Church” of the home. Let us pray for all those who embrace their vocation as fathers. These role models are so very important to our children and young people. One of the chief responsibilities of fathers is passing on the faith and witnessing to our faith through their personal choices. Congratulations. Work is almost complete on this first phase of improvements to the Theater. The ceiling tiles have been replaced, the grid painted white, and the light fixtures updated to make it brighter and more energy efficient. Next, in the coming years as the budget allows, will be the flooring and upgrades to the HVAC. While we continue to use this space more and more, I am monitoring its use to determine how it should be configured in the future. Our 9th Annual Parish Golf Outing and Summer Social was a success. Linda Stagliano and her committee oversaw the Summer Social and Gift Auction. Congratulations to all for their participation and oversight. As we conclude our fiscal year, it seems as if we will meet our operating obligations thanks to your generous stewardship and our supplemental fundraising (Love Thy Neighbor, Super 50/50 and Golf Outing). We continue to reduce our payables debt, meet our mortgage obligations, continue with capital improvements and fund our annual obligations. Many thanks to all of YOU. Have a great week. Let us pray for one another. Happy Sunday. Peace. Father Jeff

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Sharing Our Treasure Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 June Weekly Sacrificial Stewardship


Envelope Contributions

$ 9,947

Electronic/Online Contributions

$ 6,029

Loose Contributions

$ 1,281


Parishioner John Grabowski welcomes Seminarian RJ Ballacillo to Saint Mary Parish for his Summer Internship

Avg. Contribution per Household this week $40.34 # of Contributing Households # Registered Parishioner Households

396 1,233

Included in next week’s offertory will be the collection for the Holy Father. This past week our parish transferred $3,000 from our stewardship income to support the activities of St. Mary Parish Social Concerns Outreach.

THANK YOU for the Sacrificial Stewardship Offerings as we support the ministries, programs and facilities of our parish.

During his internship this summer RJ will assist with the liturgy, participate in consultative meetings, assist with Summer Session Religious Education, meet with our parish staff members to learn their responsibilities and be available to assist with pastoral care. Thank you for your kindness and support in welcoming Seminarian RJ to our community.

THANK YOU for sharing your blessings with Debra and her children and all those in need who come to Lunch Break for assistance. Your generous gift of $250.00 in December through Network for Good to our Fall Appeal will help so many face the cold winter and ensure that there will always be a bag of groceries, a hot meal, a warm jacket and a place where folks know they will find help for today and hope for tomorrow. We know that in 2018 the need will continue and so many families and individuals will seek help at Lunch Break. With your continued support, we will be there for them. You are the foundation for that assistance - without you, we couldn't do what we do.

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Father Bausch will be with us on Sunday, 24 June to celebrate the 8 am Mass. Please help spread the word as so many of our long term parishioners recall Father Bausch with great fondness.

AGAPE Sunday, June 24 after the 8 & 10 am Masses Join fellow parishioners after Sunday Masses for donuts, bagels, coffee/ beverages and fellowship in the Parish Hall and outside in the courtyard. Agape is also an opportunity to meet ministry leaders, sign up for programs and learn more about parish life.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry will hold it's final meeting before the summer break on June 20 at 10 a.m. in Room 11. We will discuss ideas for fall projects and charities we might support with our crocheting and knitting. As always, new members are most welcome. Come join us for pray, work and fun. Ministry Contact: Kathy Adleman

 Martha Mary  Dynamic Catholic tickets for Sept 22  Father Bausch will have some of his

published work available for purchase (and his signature). Next AGAPE will be Sunday, August 12

Catholic Radio

WFJS 89.3 FM

Nurture your Faith between Sundays

Saint Mary Parish Sewing Circle Next meeting June 26 WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW: Most projects are simple sew. No sewing experience, no worries, we will teach you! WHEN and WHERE: Come when you are available. The ministry meets in Meeting Room #11 twice a month (Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1- 3 pm. CONTACT for more information: Kathe Flanagan at

Tickets are $25. The ticket includes admission to the event as well as a bag full of great resources from the Dynamic Catholic Institute on the day of the event! Purchase tickets from the parish office or visit Find Your Greatness is a 4 parish Co-Hort 13 event , which is nearly sold out! If you are interested in attending, please purchase your tickets online or in the Parish Office.

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Church of Saint Leo the Great 50 Hurleys Lane Lincroft, NJ 07738-1406 This year (Carnival 2018), it will be held June 18th through June 23rd 6 to 11 pm

Tony Garito Memorial Home Run Derby sponsored by the CN Sports Foundation Saturday, June 23 , 3 pm to dusk Laird Road Field Music – Food – Drinks – Fun Trophies – T-shirts – prizes Little Leaguers to Adults Info & register at

June 17 2018 bulletin  

Saint Mary, Colts Neck, NJ Weekly Bulletin

June 17 2018 bulletin  

Saint Mary, Colts Neck, NJ Weekly Bulletin