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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 November 25, 11 am Contact Parish Office at Registration is required. Sacraments: Eucharist Detailed Mass times listed on page 2 Penance & Reconciliation Saturday 3 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.

Save the Date! Saints and Superheroes Halloween Halls Saturday, Oct 27

See page 9 for more details

following the 4 pm Mass.

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Mass Intentions for the Week October 15 - October 21 For * Requested by


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

Monday, October 15 – Chapel 9 AM St. Teresa of Jesus Mary Pontani * Josephine Bogacz James Barron * Barbara Saake

Tuesday, October 16 – Chapel 9 AM St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Maryann Morreale * Lorraine Lee Thomas Abinanti * Laura Sheehy

Wednesday, October 17 – Chapel 9 AM St. Ignatius of Antioch Mary Angela Hawke * Treasure and Al Herman John Brenner * Una McLeod

Thursday, October 18 – Chapel 9 AM St. Luke Edward McLeod * Una McLeod Josephine Funaro * Ecklord Family

Friday, October 19 – Chapel 9 AM Ss. John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, & Companions Frances DeSimone * Joann and Robert Buhler Lolita Padilla * Hamlin Family 4 PM Confirmation 6 PM Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, October 20 – Church St. Paul of the Cross; Blessed Virgin Mary 2 PM Nuptial Ceremony 4 PM Paul Saake * Barbara Saake Marie La Placa * The Family Rose Merlino * Rorie Coppola

Sunday, October 21 – Church Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time; World Mission Sunday 8 AM Vaughn Bigelow Jr. * Mr. and Mrs. Dom Sozio Evelyn Di Tillio * Rosa Amodio Dan Velba * Mom and Dad 10 AM James Marak * Maureen Valenziano Doris Novellano * Mc Namara Family Elizabeth Bracco * Pompilii Family 12 PM Pro Populo Richard Gerbino * Gerbino Family Anthony Moscato * Rosana Family

Baptisms after 12 noon Mass Pasquale Lino Pace Grace Melissa Cicero Luke William Burton

Kay Amatel Maurice Baker Irene Baron Eileen Beckley John Beckley Sal Castro Logan Dayton John DeStefano Lynette Colaco-Desouza Kaitlin Donahue Nagle Emily Gioacchini Susan Endlicher Bob Golar Edward Habrack Tom Hudak Kathleen Javaruski

Theresia Kopp Bridget Korn Lori Lettieri Donna Lodi Vincent Loretta Pauline Madzin Leonidas Mavrookas Mary Joan McNamara Regina Moeller Tere Nolan Martin Reddington Owen Shoemaker Christine Shrewsbury Lauren Vinci Irene Weller Don Whitney

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

Lifelong Catechesis Week October 15 - October 21 READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Gal 4:22-24, 26-27,31 -- 5:1; Lk 11:29-32 Tuesday: Gal 5:1-6; Lk 11:37-41 Wednesday: Gal 5:18-25; Lk 11:42-46 Thursday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b; Lk 10:1-9 Friday: Eph 1:11-14; Lk 12:1-7 October 21, 2018 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 [42-45] Questions for Deeper Reflections: Question for Children: Name some ways that you can serve others. Question for Youth: Jesus changed the way we think of leadership to be someone who serves others. How are you a leader in school, your family, the parish and/or your community? Question for Adults: What are some times in your own life when you have the chance to be last instead of first?

-Lifelong Catechesis

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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 & Religious Education Contact: Jim Bridges Temporal Administration, Stewardship & Outreach Contact: Edwin A. Sevillano Welcome to the newest members of our Saint Mary Parish family who were Baptized recently: Gavin Ethan Eckhoff

Sanctuary Lamp Intentions Available at the parish office. Suggested donation is $25. Candles are available in the Church & Christ Chapel: 10/21 - 10/27, 10/28 - 11/3 & ALL November

Church Rachel and Joe Verga Verga Family


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.

Rest in Peace Please remember in your prayers, those who have recently died. Carl Endlicher, brother of parishioner Bob Endlicher

Happy Anniversary to the following couples who attended the October 7, 2018 Eucharistic Liturgy & Blessing celebration at St Robert Bellarmine Parish with celebrant Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton: Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C. M. 25 Years: Diane and George Woodward Joanne and Edward Romanik 50 Years: Rose and Philip Walch Heidi and Al Lohn 55 years: Pat and John Steed 58 Years: Gail and Bill Cargiulo 59 Years: Patricia and Russel Clemenza

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

The parish Music Ministry is seeking new members who wish to join us for the celebration of the Christmas Season. Rehearsals are weekly, on different nights of the week to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Those would like to should contact Andrew Macirowski ( to sign up. Worship Ministry Schedule: October 20 - October 21: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Altar Server

Saturday, 4:00 PM (Church)

Sunday, 8:00 AM (Church)

Sunday, 10:00 AM (Church)

Sunday, 12:00 PM (Church)

EMs of Holy Communion

Reader 1

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Anthony Buzzetta Michael Buzzetta Alexander Lennon

Justine Buzzetta - Center Cup Susan Baker - Organ Host Emily Santangelo - Center Host Frank Baker - Tabernacle Host Rosemarie Estephan - Organ Cup Louise Habrack - Tabernacle Cup Monty Matrisciani - Alternate

Dering Sprague


Margaret Caponegro NOT FILLED

David Maliakel


Rosanne LaCava - Center Cup Paul Osmulski - Organ Host Michael Stivala - Center Host Mike LaCava - Tabernacle Host Martha Cowles - Organ Cup Joyce Flynn - Tabernacle Cup Susan Osmulski - Alternate

Carl Simone

Anthony Bongiorno

Tina Repetto NOT FILLED

David Maliakel

Patrick Dickinson Gabriella Penczak Tesya Yaninas

Barbara Moskal - Center Cup Richard Yaeger - Center Cup Edward Moskal - Organ Host Chris Barnett - Center Host Gregory Calderaro - Tabernacle Host Maureen Geiger - Organ Cup Mary Aiello - Tabernacle Cup Helen DeCerce - Alternate

Julia Cullen

Kevin Swan

Mary DeSalvatore NOT FILLED

Magnificat Choir

Barbara Hawthorne

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

Christopher Montefusco Allen Montefusco NOT FILLED

Patricia Balbo - Center Cup NOT FILLED - Organ Host Sandra Montefusco - Center Host NOT FILLED - Tabernacle Host Patricia Gesner - Organ Cup Lee Gesner - Tabernacle Cup NOT FILLED - Alternate

Michael Zarraga

Dan Mazzeo

Donna Murphy Anna May Schellenberger

Meghan Kryscnski

Fernando Pinguelo

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


John Grabowski Jim Davis Bob Lind Frank Sikorskas NOT FILLED NOT FILLED NOT FILLED Michael Boliver George Watts James Pifer Jim Boliver NOT FILLED NOT FILLED NOT FILLED

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Devotions The month of October is dedicated to the rosary. The praying of the rosary is what is commonly known as a devotion. A devotion, by its simple definition, is a commitment to a religious observance, often in the form of prayers. In the Catholic Church, there are many kinds of devotions.  Holy hours, in which a person remains in the presence of the blessed

sacrament, are an example. The stations of the cross, a series of 14 prayers, which we carry out as a community every Friday in Lent.  Novenas, which are carried out for nine days, are another example.  The rosary is one of the most common devotions in the Catholic Church. A devotion is something that takes time. Using the rosary as an example, you have five decades of the hail Mary, plus the requisite recitation of the Our Father and Glory Be.... Due to the commitment of a devotion, a person will usually offer that sacrifice of time to a particular intention. October is also respect life month, and the rosary often ties in with that; those who pray the rosary during October are encouraged to offer their prayers for the respect of all human life.

Andrew J. Macirowski, Pastoral Coordinator for Worship & Music / Principal Organist Celebrate Respect Life Month! You're invited to join Catholics nationwide in celebrating Respect Life Month this October with the message "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent"! Learn more at

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

Please Pray for our CONFIRMANDI who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Friday, October 19, 2018 “All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit you freed your sons and daughters from sin And gave them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord.�


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Quo vadis… My Dear Parishioners: Today we celebrate the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The “rich man” who couldn’t “give up” his wealth was not ready to follow Jesus. Jesus’ path/ journey led to the cross—where everything is given up! The “one more thing” is living the path to the cross! Jesus’ covenant goes beyond the old commandments to paschal living. Peter, speaking for Jesus’ disciples, says that they “have given up everything.” They are ready to follow him to the cross. Jesus’ teaching about giving up everything is truly demanding but this is the only way to receive a hundredfold now and in eternal life. This is another description of discipleship, of paschal living: “giving up” is dying, receiving a hundredfold now is experienced in terms of already sharing in the glory of eternal life. During the month of October we observe World Mission Sunday. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is the strategic arm of our Catholic Church which remains focused on the spread of our faith in developing cultures among indigenous people. It remains the responsibility of Catholics throughout the world to foster a missionary spirit in caring for the needs of the poor not only in our own communities, diocese, country, but throughout the world. As the world continues to get smaller due in part to satellite telecommunications, there continues to be a disconnect in our ability to expand our sense of mission when it comes to spreading our faith. It is fair to say that while we are doing some good, we are being out staffed and

out funded by other Christians, especially the more fundamentalist groups. Let us continue to support our Holy Father and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Our participation and prayerful support is yet another way in which we demonstrate our respect for all human life, from the womb to the tomb. I ask you to join with me in praying for our confirmandi candidates to be confirmed this coming week in our parish, their parents and their sponsors. We will welcome His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop of Trenton to our parish as he administers the Sacrament of Confirmation to our candidates. This sacrament completes the formal process of Christian Initiation into the church. It also begins the life long period of learning about the teachings of the church and striving to integrate them into daily living. We continue to remember Fr. Victor and his Passionist confreres as they gather for their General Chapter meeting in Rome. I am away for a few days of rest and fresh air. Join me in welcoming Father Gene who has been covering the sacramental responsibilities here in our parish. Father Gene served for many years in our diocese prior to being called back to India by his diocesan bishop. He is a good priest and a very devoted servant of his people. I am grateful to him for his willingness to serve our parish community. Have a great week. Let us continue to pray for one another. Happy Sunday. Peace. Father Jeff

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Sharing Our Treasure Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 7 Weekly Sacrificial Stewardship


Envelope Contributions


Electronic/Online Contributions


Loose Contributions


Avg. Contribution per Household this week $40.08 # of Contributing Households # Registered Parishioner Households

372 1,264

Building & Mortgage Reduction Fund $5,322 (Our monthly mortgage payment is $6,289.04) Included in this week’s offertory will be the collection for World Mission Sunday. This past week our parish transferred $3,000 from our stewardship income to support the activities of St. Mary Parish Charitable Appeals & Outreach. THANK YOU for the Sacrificial Stewardship Offerings as we support the ministries, programs and facilities of our parish. May God Bless you for the sacrifices that you make.

Increased Offertory Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submi ed your Commitment Card to the church. For those parishioners who have not yet had the opportunity to submit their card, a le er will be mailed to you with a personalized Commitment Card. It is important that all parishioners complete a Commitment Card as we will be mailing out a Summary Report of the program and need all commitments accounted for in this report. If you have any ques ons, please contact the church office. We also encourage all parishioners to consider our electronic giving method and to setup your reoccurring offertory gi s electronically.

Thank you for being an integral part of renewing lives and restoring hope through your partnership of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton . On behalf of the Monmouth County Board thank you for supporting our event Change Your Latitude at Catholic Charities Margaritaville on Saturday, July 21. Your sponsorship is most appreciated and truly needed. The proceeds raised from this event benefit the programs of Catholic Charities in Monmouth County, helping those in need, regardless of religious affiliation. You, along with other key donors, are helping these vital programs in Monmouth County. To learn more about the programs offered at Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton please visit our website at CatholicCharitiesTrenton .org. Thoughtful friends like you help shape the future for our consumers and programs. We are deeply grateful for your generosity, enabling us to renew lives and restore hope. With sincere appreciation,

Anthony Tamburri Monmouth County Board Chair

Save the Date! Parish Fall Clean-Up Saturday, December 1, 9 am-1 pm Join us to PICK UP leaves and branches from the parish grounds before the winter months. Please bring rakes to the event. Adults with equipment to cut fallen branches on the ground are needed. Two Hour Shifts & Community Service HOURS Available. Group Leaders Needed, National Honor Society leadership hours available.

For more information or to sign up contact: Edwin at

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Halloween Halls Saturday, Oct 27 following the 4 pm Mass. To decorate a table or room, be a parade or hall helper, & to hand out candy. Contact: Rose Farrow

Saints and Superheroes This year we will have a short program on Saint & Superheroes given by Dr. Jim Bridges. So the timeline of events is as follows  Children and their parents are encouraged to come to 4 pm Mass in their costumes  Children will meet in the gathering space & process parade style to Madonna Hall for Saint and Superheroes portion of the event.  At the conclusion of Saints and Superheroes children will be able to begin trick or treating


MASS OF REMEMBRANCE will be NOVEMBER 4 On Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the 10:00 am Mass, our Parish will remember in a special way those who had a funeral Mass at Saint Mary during the past year as well any relative you may wish to remember. This Mass is an opportunity for us to assist those who grieve the death of a loved one. If you wish the name of a loved one who has died during this past year read out at this Mass, please complete the form below and submit it to the office. You are then asked to come to the table in the Gathering Space that morning at 9:30 am to receive a candle to be brought to the altar when the name is called. Name of Deceased:_________________________ Name and Relationship to Deceased:___________ E-Mail:____________________________________ Phone Number:_____________________________

“Light Up a Memory” “Light Up a Memory” has become a beautiful Christmas tradition at St. Mary’s and is now in its 11th year, thanks to the support of an enthusiastic community. It is heartwarming to see the hundreds of lights sparkle during the Christmas season. For a contribution of $10.00 per light, people are invited to sponsor a light in memory of someone deceased or in honor of a living person. All of the names will be inscribed in the Light Up a Memory book, which will be displayed in St. Mary’s Gathering Space. A lovely card of acknowledgement is provided with each $10.00 donation. There will be a tree Lighting Ceremony on Sat., Dec. 15, after the 4:00 Mass, with music provided by St. Mary’s Choir. Refreshments will be served in the Gathering Space after the ceremony. These “memories” will glow until the feast of “Little Christmas” on Jan. 6. The deadline to reserve a light is Monday, Dec. 3, so call the parish 732-7802666, Molly Aiello 732-598-6808 or Freda O’Doherty 732-577-9541. Everyone is welcome to participate in this wonderful tribute to our loved ones.

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in room 11 at 10 a.m. We are working on caps and scarves for Holiday Express and Hour Children. New members are always welcome. Members meet once a month on the 3rd Wednesday (10-12 noon) of the month, but attendance is not mandatory. We accept donations of yarn and new members are always welcome. Come join us for pray, work and fun. Ministry Contact: Kathy Adleman


Provide A Ride St. Mary has several Parishioners who are elderly/disabled & unable to drive for their own personal needs, such as doctor visits, food shopping, Mass attendance, etc. If you have the desire & ability to offer transportation assistance, so that a fellow Parishioner can attend to their ordinary everyday tasks, please consider making yourself available to provide a ride on an asneeded or perhaps once-a-month basis. For more information, please contact Roger (Charitable Appeals & Outreach) at 732-780-7343 x320.

Catholic Charities Christmas Market Sunday, November 11, from 4-8 pm Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive, Brielle. Come shop and support local stores and specialty vendors. Enjoy light fare, holiday caroling and a specialty gift basket auction. Support Catholic Charities this Christmas! Tickets are $90 in advance, $100 at the door. More details and tickets are available at or call Jennifer Leip at 609-394-5181 X 1137.

Catholic High School Open Houses Mater Dei Prep - -538 Church Street, Middletown - 732-671-9100 * Wednesday, October 17 - 6:30-8:30 pm

* Sunday, October 21 - 1:00-4:00 pm

Red Bank Catholic High School - - 112 Broad Street, Red Bank -732-747-1774 * Sunday, October 21 - 1:30 - 4:30 pm

* Monday, October 22 - 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Saint John Vianney High School - - 540A Line Road, Holmdel - 732 739-0800 * Saturday, October 20 - 10 am-1 pm

* Thursday, Oct. 25 - 7-9 pm

St. Rose High School - - 607 7th Avenue Belmar -732-681-2858 * Thursday, October 25

Sunday Bulletin for October 14, 2018  

Saint Mary, Colts Neck, NJ Weekly Bulletin

Sunday Bulletin for October 14, 2018  

Saint Mary, Colts Neck, NJ Weekly Bulletin