Parish Tricky Tray Update
STM Tricky Tray is a stewardship and a community building activity of the parish. The Tricky Tray Committee is very happy to announce to you that all ENTRANCE TICKETS are sold out.
We thank all for your positive and enormous cooperation. However, we still accept gift donations and need your help to DISPENSE the Tricky Tray 50/50 Raffle Tickets. It’s easy to help. If you have five friends…you certainly can help us by approaching 5 of your friends for us. A ticket is only $10.00 dollars a piece. The proceeds will be used for Youth Ministry programs & to replace the aging 2009 projector with easy to operate flat screen TV and electric white boards.
Please consider helping and give HIGH FIVE to our CCD and Youth Ministry. 50/50 Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Rectory Mon. thru Fri. 8:30AM - 4PM, the CCD Office Mon. thru Thur. 9AM -12:30PM OR in the church vestibule after all Sunday Masses.
STM's Annual Blessing of Animals in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4) will take place on Sunday, October 3 at 1:30PM by the Bell Tower.
Bring the whole family and your pets for a special blessing! God's gift of God's creation and the animals we have care over brings joy to our lives. For this, we praise, thank, and bless God's holy name and ask the prayerful intercession of St. Francis of Assisi for us all!
"Let the earth bless the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever. Mountains and hills, bless the Lord. Everything growing from the earth, bless the Lord. You springs, bless the Lord. Seas and rivers, bless the Lord. You dolphins and all water creatures, bless the Lord. All you birds of the air, bless the Lord. All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord. You sons of men, bless the Lord." -Daniel 3:74-82
(Image: Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds, predella of Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmatta, c. 1295-1300, Giotto, Musée du Louvre; Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.)
Registration information for the 2021-2022 models of faith formation at STM are now available. We look forward to bringing our students and families to know, love, and serve Jesus, become engaged members of His Church, draw closer together as Christian families, and grow in faith in this new year! May God bless you all.
GoFundMe has advised the Archdiocese of Newark that they will no longer host the platform which has hosted the STM GoFundMe Parish Support Initiative through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The last day for GoFundMe donations will be September 30, 2021. Parishioners with recurring donations will also cease on September 30, 2021.
We appreciate your generosity to our parish through this program. All of the donations made via GoFundMe to support our collections for Sunday Offerings, Carnival Fundraiser Substitutes, Holy Week & Easter, Christmas, and our 2020 Assistance Appeal went directly to STM to support our parish ministry, mission, operations, and expenses through the challenging times we continue to face due to the pandemic.
If you wish to continue extra contributions, the “STM COVID Assistance Appeal” remains open to accept restricted gifts to STM. Please make a notation on the envelope/check that the gift is restricted for the Assistance Appeal.
Your regular Sunday/Special Collection tithes may continue to be made by offering envelopes, collection baskets, and myEoffering.
Please know of our gratitude for you and your dedication to STM. May God bless you and your family!