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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.

Memorial Day - Monday, 28 May 2018 - 9 am Mass in the Church

Religious Education Registration Information for the 2018-2019 school year  Fall RE has reduced Tuition until June 28, 7:30 pm

More information can be found on page 5

Visit our Website:

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Mass Intentions for the Week 21 May—27 May For * Requested by Monday, May 21 – Chapel 9 AM Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Henry Lohn * Pauline Madzin Intentions of Fr. Tony Carotenuto * Martha Mary Guild

Tuesday, May 22 – Chapel 9 AM St. Rita of Cascia Nicholas Ricigliani * Rosa Amodio Olga Pereira * Aida Pereira

Wednesday, May 23 – Chapel 9 AM Lola Gauthier * Gauthier Family

Thursday, May 24 – Chapel 9 AM Elizabeth Joyce * Joyce Family

Friday, May 25 – Chapel 9 AM St. Bede the Venerable; St. Gregory VII; St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi Silvan Lutkewitte * Dan Gauthier Irene Griffin * Griffin Family

Saturday, May 26 – Church 5 PM St. Philip Neri Jack Murphy * Susan and John Murphy Anthony Doc Martucci * Sophia and Ralph Peggy Gilbert * Lynn Belena

Sunday, May 27 – Church The Most Holy Trinity 8 AM Henry Lohn * Susan and Bob Monaco

10 AM Pro Populo Adelina Caputo * Rose Mary Viggiani William Kelly * Marie and Joe Merante

12 PM Marsha Langenwalter * Bruce and Lee Parker Joy Williamson * Bruce and Lee Parker

The Parish Office will be closed from May 25-28 for the Memorial Day weekend Welcome to the newest members of our Saint Mary Parish family who were Baptized recently: Patrick Augustine Johnston Valentina Rose Franco


Please pray for the following members of our parish family who are ill: Kay Amatel Maurice Baker Eileen Beckley John Beckley Deborah Blasucci Daniel Brown Harry Brown Irene Baron Sal Castro Jo Clement Logan Dayton John DeStefano Kaitlin Donahue Nagle Sarina Dormelus Ruth Fiedler James Fiedler Inez Fieramosca Emily Gioacchini Edward Habrack Greg Hanas

Tom Hudak Charlie Kelley Theresia Kopp Bridget Korn Lori Lettieri Donna Lodi Pauline Madzin Leonidas Mavrookas Mary Joan McNamara Regina Moeller Walter Moeller Tere Nolan Ann Pancila Martin Reddington John Reinhardt Owen Shoemaker Christine Shrewsbury Remmington T. Jay Vida 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

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.

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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 & Worship Ministries Contact: Andrew J. Macirowski Music Ministry Contact: David Maliakel


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 years. Flexible schedule options available. Sign up for as few or as many weeks as you need! Contact Danielle at 732-780-0135 for more information.

Adult Faith Formation Contact: Jim Bridges Religious Education Contact: Jim Bridges Temporal Administration, Stewardship & Outreach Contact: Edwin A. Sevillano

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. Candles are available in the: Church & Christ Chapel: 5/27-6/2, 6/3-6/9, & 6/10-6/16

Church Special Intention F. Scimeca

GUIDE US TODAY Holy Spirit, you who pointed out the way for your disciples to announce the gospel, we pray to you: As in the time of the apostles, guide today's messengers of the Good News. --From Come, Lord Jesus by Lucien Deiss, CSSp, copyright (c) 1976, 1981, Lucien Deiss. Published by World Library Publications. p. 183

Lifelong Catechesis Week 21 May—27 May READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:

Gn 3:9-15, 20 Jn 19:25-34 Jas 4:1-10; Mk 9:30-37 Jas 4:13-17; Mk 9:38-40 Jas 5:1-6; Mk 9:41-50 Jas 5:9-12; Mk 10:1-12

Sunday, 27 May - The Most Holy Trinity Dt 4:32-34, 39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 Questions for Deeper Reflections: Question for Children: Why do you think Catholics make “The Sign of the Cross” when we pray? Question for Youth: How often do you think about God as Trinity? How do you relate to each member of the Trinity? Question for Adults: As each of us is called and sent by Christ, how have you incorporated this into your own life, whether married, single, in religious life, or ordained?

- Lifelong Catechesis

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Liturgical & Worship Ministries Andrew J. Macirowski


Music Ministry David Maliakel

Sequences The sequences, as a part of the Mass, began as early Christian Latin hymns. These texts, in poetic form, were sung immediately preceding the proclamation of the Gospel. A proliferation of the writing of sequences occurred during the Middle Ages. However, following the end of that age, after the Council of Trent with the promulgation of the Missal of Pope Pius V (otherwise known as the traditional Latin missal), all but 4 sequences were removed. The sequences for Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, and All Souls remained. Today, only the Easter and Pentecost sequences are required to be sung, all others being optional. As the sequences were written in poetic meters and composed in a hymn-like manner, many survive to this day in other forms. The Stabat Mater, which is often used during the Stations of the Cross, is a sequence and is still optional on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15). The Pange Lingua, sung on Holy Thursday and during some Eucharistic processions began as a sequence. Adeste Fidelis, or O Come, All Ye Faithful, while not a sequence, was written in the same style and time period.

Andrew J. Macirowski Pastoral Coordinator for Worship / Organist

Worship Ministry Schedule: May 26 - May 27: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 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





Eva Garcia Mark Hines William Hines

Susan Murphy - Center Cup Helene Lind - Organ Host Rosemarie Estephan - Center Host Monty Matrisciani - Tabernacle Host Suzanne Schlesinger - Organ Cup Gail Cargiulo - Tabernacle Cup Irene Weller - Alternate

Michael Zarraga

Carl Simone

Margaret Caponegro NOT FILLED

Meghan Kryscnski

Jennifer Garcia

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


Michael Stivala - Center Cup Jane Slattery - Organ Host Rosanne LaCava - Center Host Martha Leonhardt - Tabernacle Host Susan Osmulski - Organ Cup Mike LaCava - Tabernacle Cup Paul Osmulski - Alternate

Annette Raynor

T Mullen

Tina Repetto NOT FILLED

David Maliakel


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

Gabriella Penczak Valeska Yaninas Tesya Yaninas

Sue Fitzpatrick - Center Cup Richard Yaeger - Center Cup Dawn Reinhardt - Organ Host Edward Moskal - Center Host Winifred O'Doherty - Tabernacle Host Gregory Calderaro - Organ Cup Maureen Geiger - Tabernacle Cup Mathilda Said - Alternate

Matt Yaninas

Julia Cullen

Muriel Rogers Denise Smith

Magnificat Choir

Barbara Hawthorne

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

Mary Natale Tommy Zita NOT FILLED

NOT FILLED - Center Cup NOT FILLED - Organ Host Patricia Balbo - Center Host NOT FILLED - Tabernacle Host Diane Antico - Organ Cup NOT FILLED - Tabernacle Cup NOT FILLED - Alternate

Ryan Stevens

Alicia Mendez

Donna Murphy Anna May Schellenberger

David Maliakel

Fernando Pinguelo

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

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

Fall 2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is now open What are the particulars? Grades available for Fall Program: Grades 1-8 (those children entering these grades in September 2018) on a first come, first serve basis. Families must be registered active parishioners whose children have been in the Religious Education program for at least one year (with the exception of first graders). However all families must be registered parishioners for 1 year prior to enrolling. 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: st th May 1 through June 28 , 7:30 pm the reduced tuition of $200 per child will apply. (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. The registration process, including all payments, must be completed by midnight, 31 August 2018. No Re-Registration (returning students) after midnight, 31 August 2018.

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.

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To the parents of our Confirmandi: We have received notification that His Excellency, The Most Reverend Bishop of Trenton, will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation here at the Parish of St. Mary on Friday, October 19, at 4 pm. More specific information will be conveyed once that day draws near. You have already been notified about the Confirmation interviews that will take place next month. Prior to Confirmation, there will also be a Confirmation retreat, and at least one rehearsal for the ceremony. Dates for those events will be communicated soon. Jim Bridges, Ph.D. Pastoral Coordinator of Religious Education & Faith Formation

To all the 8th grade Confirmation candidates: Confirmation interviews will be done according to the following schedule their interviews:  Students with last names beginning in A-E on Sunday, June 3, between 1:30 and 3:30 pm.  Students with last names beginning in F-K on Sunday, June 10, between 1:30 and 3:30 pm.  Students with last names beginning in L-Z on Monday, June 11, between 6 and 8 pm. Students missing their allotted time must come on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 pm. A successful interview is only one of the prerequisites for advancing to Confirmation. If a student performs less than satisfactorily on their interview, a make-up interview will need to be scheduled with me. Completion of the service hours as well as attendance at our year's Sunday sessions, and attending the Confirmation retreat in the fall also are parts of the program requirements.

20 May 2018


Quo vadis… My Dear Parishioners: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost. The Spirit is given for the sake of mission, but the Spirit’s indwelling affects each of us personally, too. Our baptism-Pentecost requires that each of us die to ourselves and to anything that is evidence of our own sinfulness (second reading: “immorality, impurity, lust, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like”). When we choose to die to ourselves we experience the new life that comes in the Spirit: “live, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, gentleness, self-control.” When the two lists are laid out side by side like this the choice seems rather easy and obvious: live in the Spirit so as to have the fruit of the Spirit. In our everyday lives the choice isn’t always so clear and easy. Our temptations to “works of the flesh” might be more subtle; for example, letting ourselves get too tired to respond charitably, choosing to sit watching TV rather than really talking with one’s spouse or children, getting by on our tasks rather than doing the best we can. The dying is most often in the little things! Come, Holy Spirit! The Solemnity concludes the Liturgical Season of Easter. We begin the Liturgical Season of Ordinary Time on Monday. The coming Sundays are Solemnities within Ordinary Time, Trinity Sunday and then Corpus Christi. We will return to the Mass Setting from the Roman Missal throughout the Summer months. The liturgical color is Green during

Ordinary Time and the decorations are simplified. During the Month of June, the Church observes the Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua, The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, The Feast of Saint John the Baptist, and the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. Congratulations and THANK YOU to all those who have participated in the 2018 Easter Collection. Your faithful deliberate Stewardship of Treasure enables our parish to continue providing the very best for our parishioners and all those whom we serve. We have listed an overview of the gifts received this year as well as some facts from previous years. Next Monday is the civic holiday in which we honor those who have given their lives in maintaining the freedom that we enjoy. Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to come and pray for all our men and women in uniform, especially those who have died. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am. Come and begin your holiday observance by receiving Holy Communion and praying for all those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy. Also, there is a parade in Colts Neck along Heyers Mills Road. Come and be a part of this great local tradition. Our 9th Annual Golf Outing is quickly approaching. Please consider participating and invite some friends to form a foursome. Information is posted online and registration may be completed online for your convenience. Have a great week. Let us remember one another in prayer. Happy Sunday. Peace! Father Jeff

20 May 2018

Sharing Our Treasure Seventh Sunday of Easter 13 May


2018 Easter Collection Total $87,067 Dear Parishioners & Friends:

Weekly Sacrificial Stewardship



Envelope Contributions

$ 9,937

Electronic/Online Contributions

$ 2,057

Loose Contributions

$ 1,094

Below is a simple accounting of our 2018 Easter Collection. The sacrificial sharing of many has enabled us to attain a new record. Your contributions will continue to enable us to regain our financial solvency. Please know that the sacrifices we make for the future of our parish do not go unnoticed and I pray that each of us will receive the blessing promised us. Again, thank you for this sacrifice and the sacrifices that you make each and every week so that our Saint Mary Parish continues to proclaim God in word and deed.

Avg. Contribution per Household this week $29.11 # of Contributing Households # Registered Parishioner Households

412 1,253

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

Peace! Father Jeff 2018 Easter Collection

Total $87,067 # of Gifts: 570 Average Gift: $142 Gift Range

# of Gifts

Gift Total

Why are pledges emphasized?

$2,500 +




The needs of our parishes and diocese exist year round. Our Appeal emphasizes gifts over a monthly period of time because it allows individuals and families the opportunity to consider a larger commitment – and more significant impact – than when making a onetime contribution. Experience demonstrates that donors who pledge are able to consider gifts significantly larger than those who make onetime gifts. The earlier a gift is made, the more time the donor has to fulfill his/her pledge. Billing extends to December 31, 2018.

$2,499 to $1,000


$ 7,503


$999 to $750


$ 2,300

$ 767

$749 to $500



$ 506

$499 to $250



$ 270

$249 to $126


$ 5,962

$ 181



$ 5,375

$ 125

$124 to $1






Loose Cash Visitor Checks


Frequently Asked Questions about ACA:

Average Gift



$ 4,601 $ 1,435

Patterns of Easter Collection Giving: Pledge cards are available on the credenzas in the back of the Church and at the Parish Office

2017 2013 2008

$83,248 $58,079 $47,017

1998 1988 1978

$34,732 $10,892 $ 4,152


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9th Annual Golf Outing & Summer Social Monday, 4 June 2018 Battleground Country Club, Manalapan Sign-up for the following may be done online Golf Registrations Golf Foursome $1200

Enter the following directly into your browser

Single Golfer $350 Sponsorships Summer Social Tickets $65 pp Gift Donations

For more information please contact: Ken Camarco 732-570-2052

Scan QR code above for more information

Edwin A. Sevillano 732-780-2666 x312

Summer Social Dinner Not a golfer? Join us for an evening of fun, great food and community building following the Golf Outing! Cocktails at 5:30 pm

Dinner at 6:30 pm

Volunteers needed to help with guest check-in and greeting attendees. Please contact Edwin 732-780-2666 x312

Commemorative Ad Journal Why not advertise in this year’s Commemorative Ad Journal for the Annual Golf Outing & Summer Social? Businesses, congratulations for confirmation, communion, graduations or other milestones can be advertised in the journal. Full page Ad (8.5 x 5.5)..............$ 350 Half page Ad (4.25 x 5.5) ............ 150 Quarter page Ad (2.125 x 5.5)...... 75

Name: Company: Address: Phone: E-mail: camera-ready art (PDF) ad message (20 word limit, including names) Checks made to Parish of Saint Mary

The deadline for all advertising is May 25, 2018

Contact: Edwin A. Sevillano 732-780-2666 x312 You may also send your ad to in preferred PDF format.

20 May 2018

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

at St. Mary Parish in Colts Neck. Tickets: paper ticket are available at parish office or you can buy tickets online https:// Cost: $25 Presenter: Dr. Allen Hunt When: September 22, 2018 from 9:00 am-1:30 pm Event is nearly sold out! If you are interested in attending, please purchase your tickets asap.

The Carnival is our largest Parish fundraiser for the year. Not only is it a “fundraiser”, it is a “fun-raiser” as well! The Parish, School and surrounding community come out in droves to support this event and have a great time, too. Be a champion of underprivileged children this summer. For for ty two years, The Sisters of the Good Shepherd have provided 225 disadvantaged Monmouth County children with a safe and fun summer at Kateri Day Camp in Marlboro, NJ. We cannot do it without you!! Some key components that make our camp valuable are: Full day camp for 7 weeks allows parents to work and know their child is safe We provide transportation, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack to each child Each child participates in daily swimming to learn the basics and safety Each child can take home as many books as they enjoy reading for free Your donation will make a difference in a child’s life. $70 = one day of camp ● $350 = one week of camp ● $2,500 = full seven weeks of camp Get some friends together and sponsor a local kid at camp! You will have the chance to come meet your camper this summer! Be a champion and help a local child to experience the world of summer camp. Visit to donate online or mail your contribution to: Collier Youth Services*Campership Appeal*P.O. Box 300*Wickatunk, NJ 07765-0300

May 20 2018 bulletin  

Saint Mary, Colts Neck, NJ Weekly Bulletin

May 20 2018 bulletin  

Saint Mary, Colts Neck, NJ Weekly Bulletin