St. Mary’s Barnegat
and St. Mary’s of the Pines in Manahawkin are collecting coats for its annual coat giveaway. Please bring new coats or gently used ones to the rectory. Coats may also be dropped off to Carole Liming at the Van Dyk Group at 275 Rt. 72 East in Manahawkin.
Our annual picnic is September 25, 12:00noon to 6:00pm in Ocean Acres Park. The parish picnic is free but they kindly ask you to call the rectory if you plan to attend so that they can order enough food.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11
In observance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, St. Mary’s will host a special commemoration together with area congregations beginning at 6:00pm in St. Mary of the Pines on September 11, 2011.
Betania III - September 25th
Betania III, the community formed by Maria Esperanza, meets on the last Sunday of each month at 3:00pm in St. Mary of the Pines in Manahawkin to attend Mass and to pray the Divine Chaplet and the Rosary. The next Mass will be Sunday September 25, 2011. All are welcome
St. Mary’s hosts a group that meets every Thursday morning 10:00am in St. Mary of the Pines to say the Rosary for the canonization of Maria Esperanza and to pray for a very special intention. All are welcome. (If there is a funeral Mass scheduled, rosary will be prayed in the side meeting room.)
Maria Esperanza created the Betania Foundation in 1979, a lay movement destined to evangelize, educate youth, develop the well-being of society, foster family life and promote social justice. The ultimate purpose of the Foundation is to consolidate the basis of a new world by “loving one another”, with the motto: “Shielded in faith to work for a better tomorrow”. The Betania Foundation continues to carry out the apostolate of Maria Esperanza. For more information about the foundation or mass, please call Carole Liming at 703-2137.