INFORMATION AND MEETINGS ALSO AVAILABLE IN OUR BULLETIN
Altar Linen Ministry: For information leave a message for Jeanne Zalgowski (Holy Assumption Church) and Helene Shea (St. Mary Church) by calling the parish office at 609-298-0261.
Altar Rosary Society: The purpose of the Altar Rosary Society is to promote devotion to the Blessed Mother as an organized, church related group within our Parish for the women parishioners. Within our society we should find the opportunity for spiritual, social and practical roles. We recite the 20 Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary once a week. Monthly meetings are at Holy Assumption Church and held in the Divine Mercy Meeting Room the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM beginning with the recitation of the Rosary followed by 7:00 PM general meeting. No meetings January, February, June, July or August. For information contact Donna Frappolli at 609-221-1957.
Holy Assumption Church: Communion Sunday is the first Sunday of every month with 10:00 AM recitation of the Rosary and 10:30 AM Mass.
St. Mary Church: Communion Sunday is the second Sunday of every month with 9:00 AM recitation of the Rosary and 9:30 AM Mass.
Altar Serving: An altar server assists the Clergy (priest and deacon) at the Catholic Mass. They have supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell, help bringing up the gifts, bringing up the book, carrying the cross, among other duties. If you attend Holy Assumption Church or St. Mary Church, you will be trained on their sacristy. Use the Altar Server Form to sign up and drop off in the parish Office. For information contact Liz Evans in the Parish Office at 609-298-0261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary Church Choir provides music at the Sunday 9:30 AM Mass and at all seasonal Holy Days. (i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.) Practice is in the church Wednesday at 6:00 PM. If you are interested in joining please call Alfonso Gonzalez at 609-222-2335.
St. Mary Church Contemporary Choir provides contemporary Christian music at the Sunday 11:30 AM Mass. Practice is in the church every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. If you are interested in joining please call Cathy Alphonse in the Parish Office at 609-298-0261.
Holy Assumption Choir provides music at the Sunday 10:30 AM Mass and at all seasonal Holy Days. (i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.) Practice is in the church Thursday at 5:00 PM. If you are interested in joining please call Alfonso Gonzalez at 609-222-2335.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: EMHC Distribute Holy Communion at Mass. (During COVID-19 only the Eucharist in the hand will be distributed.) Given the centrality of the Eucharist to our lives as Catholic Christians, the importance of this ministry cannot be overemphasized. It is an honor and privilege to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Qualified individuals will be trained and commissioned. For more information contact the Parish Office 609-298-0261.
Food Pantry: Mary, Mother of the Church Parish provides a community food pantry at Holy Assumption Church site and St. Mary Church site for the needy in our area. Please visit the Parish Office during business hours to sign up. Once you qualify for assistance, you will be given an identification card which will entitle you to visit the food pantry once a week. CURRENT ID CARDS IN THE PARISH OFFICE ARE SUSPENDED. PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE AT 609-298-0261 FOR YOUR PERSONAL REQUESTS.
Holy Assumption Site Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00 PM
St. Mary Site Hours:
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 2:00-3:00 PM
Closed on Tuesday
Thursday 9:00-10:00 AM & 6-7 PM
Saturday 9:00-10:00 AM
To volunteer in the distribution of food during the pantry hours or stocking shelves during off hours, please call Mike Novalis at 609-298-4664 for St. Mary site or Sue Oros at 609-499-0022 for Holy Assumption site. Donations can be left in Holy Assumption Church, St. Mary Church or the Parish Office. Visit our Facebook page here. DURING THIS TIME PLEASE CALL THE APPROPRIATE INDIVIDUAL AT EITHER CHURCH TO FIND OUT HOW TO DONATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION DURING THESE TRYING TIMES.
Holy Name Society: To promote reverence for the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and to praise and venerate the Most Holy Name of God. To monitor the status of Holy Name Society members who are sick or infirm and collectively ministers to their spiritual and corporal needs. For information contact Paul Ordog at 609-499-9259.
Knights of Columbus Council #570: The council regularly hosts numerous events through the year, or on an annual basis. These events are in support of our parish, our community, our families, the youth, or various charitable organizations. Some examples include support to our mental disabled citizens, the hosting of special events and scholarships to our youth. For information contact The Grand Knight, Bernard Sheridan at 732-598-4910 and go to the webpage www.kofc570.org.
Lectors: This ministry may also be called reader or minister of the word. A lector is the person who reads the first or second reading at Mass. Qualified individuals will be trained and commissioned. For more information contact the Parish Office at 609-298-0261.
Legion of Mary: The purpose of the legion is to make its members better Catholics and to mobilize the catholic laity. The legion does many beautiful works evangelizing everyone they come in contact with. Their outreaches are many but to name a few are teaching Religious Education classes, visiting the sick, visiting new parishioners, visiting the home bound and nursing homes, and bringing around the pilgrim Mary. For information contact the Parish Office at 609-298-0261 and we will direct your name to Anne Eccles.
Open Hearts, Willing Hands – (Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County): “Open Hearts, Willing Hands” is part of Interfaith Caregivers. We help promote the independence and dignity of home bound elderly and people with disabilities by matching them with caring volunteers who assist with the tasks of everyday life. For more information please call 609-393-9922.
Secular Franciscan Order: A community of Catholic adults who grow in the love of scripture and the Church in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi and his followers. Monthly meetings are at Holy Assumption Church in the Divine Mercy Meeting Room the first Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:00 PM. For information contact the Parish Office at 609-298-0261 and we will direct your name to Maria Schultes.
Sports Committee (CYO): The Catholic Youth Organization is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of our youth and the families by providing affordable and quality basketball. Children must be a member of our Parish or a local Parish without a basketball team in order to join our teams. For information contact John Bacovin at 609-638-9054.
St. Vincent de Paul: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Our conference serves families in Mary, Mother of the Church Parish as well as individuals and families living in the Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Fieldsboro, Roebling and Florence area. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month in the Parish Office Meeting Room. For more information please see our website or call 609-298-1414.
Ushers: Are called to be Ministers of Hospitality. They are entrusted with promoting a sense of welcoming and belonging to to all the faithful assembled for worship. They are the first point of contact for the communal celebration of the Liturgy. For more information contact Frank Scharibone 609-731-3342.
Word of Life Prayer Group: A Charismatic Prayer Group that sets aside time to pray over members in need. For information call Patty Baylog at 609-298-4249.