The celebration of the Eucharist is the "source and summit" of what we do as Catholic Christians. We encourage all the faithful to participate fully in the Mass: praying the prayers and responses together, raising our voices in song, actively listening to the Word of God, walking together in procession to receive Christ in the Eucharist, and offering all that we do and all that we are to our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is our hope that anyone who enters our Church will find God's Presence truly alive both in the Sacrament and in one another, and that they will leave nurtured, fulfilled and challenged to live more perfectly the life to which Christ has called them.
For Kids! Little Children of God - @ the 8:30 am & 10:30 am Masses
Children from ages three to seven are welcome to participate in a Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM Masses through the school year. The children are dismissed before the first reading, and then experience God's Word through song, games and crafts during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. The children return to Mass after the Prayer of the Faithful.
Cleaning out your craft area?
Children outgrown that crafty stage? Little Children of God would be happy to put your items to work. Any donation of craft items you would like to make to our ministry would be appreciated. Mostly construction paper and glue sticks are what we use but anything that you have laying around and think could be used we're happy to accept. No need to go out and buy items, just if you have things at home and are looking to find a "new home" for them. Bring them to the 8:30 or 10:30 Mass and send them in with the children when they are dismissed. Thank you so much.
Fact: Do you know that God's Special Children can receive the Sacraments?
How: The Diocese of Trenton Holy Innocents Society is dedicated to the spiritual welfare of Special Needs Children ages 7 and up; Autistic, Blind, Emotionally or Physically Handicapped, Neurologically Impaired or Learning Challenged. It is also for those who would find it challenging to attend regular religious education programs because of their special needs. The Society provides instruction for the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation. Continued religious education is offered for students who have received Confirmation and desire further education.
Where: St. Mark's CCD Center, Sea Girt. Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. Contact Frank Walsh; 732-449-1540 or Joan McGurty; 732-859-4358. St. Martha's Learning Center, Point Pleasant. Sundays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Contact Josh; 848-992-5995 and also here at St. Aloysius Parish on Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm Contact Mrs. Joan Myhal at 732-370-1515 ext. 311 .
Time to sign up for St. Al's Choir!
What are you doing this fall? Come out and join the choir, the contemporary band, or for kids our Youth Choir. Really! It’s fun! The choir members are great folks caring for one another and helping and praying for each other. Join our music family here at St Aloysius. Which group do you think you might fit into? Come on, I want to meet you and work with you. Contact Naomi: email@example.com.
Youth Choir - It's that time of year again! Time for YOUTH CHOIR! I hope everyone is coming back, and I hope we get some new people too! Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Our first rehearsal is Sept. 18. This is a very fun and energetic group for kids in 3rd grade to high-school. It is run by Mrs. Cindy Dwyer who has extensive experience with youth of all ages and has produced and led many concerts and plays with young folks for over 25 years. No auditions required. Be part of the fun the kids have learning to sing songs about Jesus and discover the joy of worshipping at a young age. Contact Mrs. Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Choir We're back from summer break. New members are eagerly invited to come out and join the choir on Thursday nights for rehearsal from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. No auditions needed. Don't miss the chance this season to be part of a great team. For more info contact Naomi at email@example.com.
Contemporary Band consists of great folks, skilled musicians that genuinely care and invest their time for the Lord. Auditions are required for this group. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Please contact Naomi to set up auditions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cantor Ministry is a beautiful ministry leading others into the worship and praise of the Lord. This ministry is also for skilled singers with good vocal quality and effective leadership. Auditions required. Rehearsals are on chosen Monday’s from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please contact Naomi to set up auditions at email@example.com.
Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound needed
If you are already a Minister of Holy Communion at Mass and would also like to be able to bring Communion to those who can't get to Mass or you don't wish to assist at Mass but would be comfortable bringing Communion to those at home, contact Anthony Gaudino. Your help is needed.
Ushers needed for all Masses
Please contact Gary Stedman at 732-364-8932 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. If you are unable to serve at a specific Mass but would like to assist at the Offertory Collection, let one of the regular ushers know that you are willing to assist at the Mass you are attending.