To Grow and Develop our Faith through Word and Sacrament As a Parish Family, Loving each Other, Inspired by the Love of God for Us.
"Love one another as I have loved you." John 13:34
Welcome to Mary, Mother of God Parish
This is a flourishing, youthful, vibrant parish, where we come together as a family to give glory to God. We ask for the guidance and protection of the Holy Spirit, and the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God to whom our church is dedicated, and also the intercession of the Saints who are our examplars and models.
Everybody can find a home here from the very young to the very old and all in between.
Check out our Ministries and Parish Life and maybe find what you can do for and with our family.
To join please contact the Parish Office and make an appointment to register.
Sincerely in Christ, Fr. Sean Broderick
November 1 & 2, 2014
All Saints Day and All Souls Day
November 2-8, 2014
National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Beliefs and teaching of vocations
Religious Education News:
- All available service hours: (Children's Religious Education) New service opportunities posted as of 10/22/14
Week of November 2, 2014
Ongoing Weekly Parish Activities
Children's Liturgy-10:30 am Mass every Sunday. Children's Liturgy
Separated or Divorced Catholics Ministry. Started- September 15, 2014-Registration Form
Bible Study started September 23- Bible Study
Bereavement Group- Started September 24, 7:00 pm in the Teen Center. Bereavement-ministry
SAVE THE DATE -Sunday, July 12, 2015- Celebration of Fr. Sean's 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. Details to follow.
Our Prayer Garden- New pictures
All Souls Day Envelopes- Please return all envelopes for All Souls Day by Friday, October 31. A box has been placed in the Gathering Space of the church for your convenience.
All Saints Day- November 1- Please note that since it falls on a Saturday this year, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation.
1,000 Hail Mary Prayer Group- November 1. All prayer requests due in by October 31 in the Gathering Space.
Special MMoG All Souls Day Mass- Sunday, November 2, at 12 Noon. More information of All Souls Day Mass
Youth Group Mass- Sunday November 9, 6:00 pm-All teens and their families are invited to the Youth Group Mass in the Teen Center. Regular meeting following Mass with Pizza.
Pastoral Council Meeting- Thursday, November 13th at 7:30 pm in St. Francis Hall.
NJ Respect Life Raffle- November 8-9 and 15-16. Details:Raffle Winning Details
Soup Du Jour Weekend- November 15-16 in Schellberg Hall after all masses.Details on Soup Du Jour Weekend
Virtus Training and Fingerprinting- Wednesday, November 19-7:00 pm. Needed by ALL volunteers who work with children. Training will be held here at Mary, Mother of God in Schellberg Hall. Questions, please call Maryann Hribik at 908-874-8220.
Toy Drive- The Rosary Altar Society's annual Toy Drive for Christmas has begun.Toy Drive
Project Thanksgiving Basket 2014 -Print out list and start shopping now. Food due back between Nov 8-16th.
Bulletin Announcements- Please note that the deadline to submit bulletin announcements is on Tuesday at Noon if you'd like it to appear that upcoming Sunday. If you have a bulletin insert, it needs to be e-mailed to us at least 12 days in advance of the bulletin in which you'd like it to appear.
On-Line Giving-Online Giving
Other Activities of Interest
For all up -to-date Diocesan News, including special masses, seminars/workshops, employment opportunities, etc., please visit the website at . Diocese of Metuchen Website
For all up-to-date Diocesan News including Special Masses, Seminars/Workshops, Employment Opportunities, etc., Please visit the website at Diocese of Metuchen
Register by November 3, 2014- Faith Formation Convocation
Yarn Donations Needed-The Lyon's Hospital for Veterans and Pregnancy Aid Center- "The Senior Craft Group" makes blankets and hats for veterans and babies. If you have any yarn that you would love to donate, please contact Virginia Hutson at 908-874-7094. Thank you.