The Rectory Office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday & Friday this week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The office will reopen on Monday, November 30th at 8:30 am.
There will be no daily Mass on Thursday & Friday this week.

We wish all our parishioners and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Introducing a new Advent journey for you and your family
Join us for the Road to Bethlehem, a journey that includes daily Advent reflections and enrichment from FORMED. We will be sending you handpicked videos, talks, and texts every day throughout Advent to nourish your spiritual life. Sign up today to prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus at Christmas!

Advent 2020

  • Daily Advent reflections by Dr. Tim Gray
  • Bother Francis Advent reflections for kids
  • Weekly videos, audio talks, and book excerpts related to the theme for the week
  • A weekly action item to help you put the Advent message into practice



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We are not able to have our normal "Christmas Giving Tree" displayed in our church this year, due to the pandemic. So, we are going to have a "Virtual Giving Tree" on our website.

Please look at the following pages and see the Christmas wishes that were shared with us. The information has a summary list of agencies we are helping and the instructions for the way that they ask that you help them this year, with changes made necessary by the pandemic. The pages also give a detail of the Christmas “Wish List” for those we are reaching out to as we try to spread Love and Hope and Christmas Joy by showing we care by living our Faith in Jesus Christ, born for everyone on Christmas Day.  All gifts are needed by Sunday, December 13th.


Merry Christmas!


Weekly Mass Schedule:

4:30 pm at St. Denis Church
8 am and 9:30 am at St. Denis Church
10 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Beach Chapel
11:30 am Facebook Mass
Mon./Tue./Wed./Fri.:7:30 am at St. Denis Church
Saturday: 8:30 am at St. Denis Church

Confessions are by “appointment only” with Father Bill (732-223-0287)

  • We will continue our Facebook streaming of Mass at 11:30 am. Please see the link on the left-side of this web page. Note: you do not have to have a Facebook account to see our posts on Facebook. Please check our Facebook regularly for inspiration and information.
  • Please read our on-line bulletin. The link is in the upper-right corner of this web page.

Location: Msgr. O’Connor Hall (lower level of church)
Until further notice: There will be curbside pick-up of prepackaged food with appropriate social distancing. Questions or special food needs? Please call our hotline number at 732-223-1383

Please note adjusted pantry hours:
Tuesdays: 1PM – 3PM and 3rd and 4th Saturdays from 10AM – 12noon

At this time donations may be dropped off curbside by the pantry during regular pantry hours or on the front porch of the rectory, under the overhang.

Over the last few weeks we have had many neighbors visit the pantry. We are low on many items, in particular those listed below:

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we have a need for the items listed below:
Cooking oil, vinegar, beef stew, popcorn, shampoo, tooth brushes, toilet paper, paper towels.

Please do not leave perishables on the rectory porch.  Instead, please deliver them to the Food Pantry (church basement) during pantry hours.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Please know that your donations are being received with sincere gratitude.

From the first moment of our existence, we are all called to a life of service. For some it is marriage, some may be called to serve others through the single life. For a select few, that call is to serve through a life of consecrated religious or ordained ministry.
Could this last be YOU? Could God be reaching out to you to serve His people as a priest, permanent deacon, religious sister or brother?
Find out more by talking to one of our parish clergy, religious sisters or by contacting the Diocese on the Web at our Office of Vocations here.


Everyone – even those who are not old or ill – ought to complete an Advanced Directive.  Find more information about  Advanced Directives posted on the NJ Catholic Conference website:  Click Here to read more about Living Wills.
Find approved Catholic Healthcare Directives here in English and in Spanish


(WWP) is a Catholic women’s faith study. It aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.
To learn more please visit https://wwpnjshore.com


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