Social Ministries

Adult Group

The objective of the Adult Group is to render spiritual, social, and financial assistance to the parish. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. Membership is open to all adult parishioners. If you like to bake, call Rosemary or Mike to sign up for the bake sales.

Contact Rosemary White

Mike Sabatello


St. Mary’s holds Bingo every Sunday and Thursday in our Parish Center at 7:00 pm. Volunteers always needed. Please contact Vito if you can help.

Contact Vito LaCorte


The Annual Carnival is held for six days during the middle of July at the Parish Center. Volunteers fill the many positions needed during the Carnival.

Contact Gerri Atzert

Christmas in July

A Christmas tree with tags suggesting items for children who may not be receiving a Christmas gift is placed in the Church and Parish Center. Having the trees available in July gives parishioners a less rushed time of year to provide gifts for these children.

Comedy Night & Christmas Concert

Comedy night begins with a beefsteak dinner followed by some great comedy. The Christmas Concert is a great evening of superb music.

Contact Dot Karabin

Crafty Ladies

The Crafty Ladies meet on Monday afternoons, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. Members create various crafts such as stitchery, crocheting, quilting, and more. These items are then donated to those in need.

Contact Nancy Kilhaney

Dances, Trips, Socials and Picnics

Please see the Bulletin.

Hospitality Sundays

On the first Sunday of each month, one of our Ministries will host a “Donuts & Coffee” get- together after mass. This is an opportunity to meet new parishioners, to get to know current parishioners better, and to learn more about our many Parish activities. Please watch the bulletin for exact times and locations.

Contact Tricia Nokes

International Buffet Night

This annual event takes place each May and provides a taste of food from around the world in a friendly and informal setting. Committees consist of parishioners who prepare and serve the ethnic foods. The Buffet is open to parishioners as well as the general public.

Contact Jenna Pascale

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Page

The Knights meet the second Tuesday and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in Monsignor Reinbold Hall. New members are always welcome.

Contact Wayne Pawlowski

Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus

Ladies Auxiliary Page

Join us on the 1st Monday of each month, 7:30 pm, in Monsignor Reinbold Hall, St.Mary’s Church. All Ladies in the community are welcome! Please call Anne Marie for more information.

Contact Anne Marie Hagen

Parish Breakfasts

Mike Sabatello handles special Parish breakfasts in Monsignor Reinbold Hall or at the Parish Center.

Contact Mike Sabatello

The Ancient Order of Hibernians

In addition to promoting awareness, appreciation and knowledge of Irish culture, we are dedicated to the charitable and financial support of our local parishes, Catholic activities and social services. Our social agenda emphasizes dedication and devotion to God and country. We also endeavor to promote awareness of the contribution to both God and country of the Irish culture cherished by Irish/American Catholics. Our formal objectives are noble, i.e. Promote Friendship-Preserve Unity-Practice Christian Charity. We meet the first Monday of each month, 7:00pm in the Elks Club in Forked River. New members are always welcome.

Contact Bob Corbliss

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