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Parish Ministries
Bereavement Ministry | Rosary Altar Society Filipino/American Association | Knights of Columbus Lazarus Ministry | Scouting | Vocations | Parish Finance Council
Office Helpers | Collection Counters | Cultural Arts Ministry
Parish History Committee | Parish Picnic Committee
 | Renew | Men's Fellowship
St. Thomas More Apostolate

Our parish ministries are designed to offer people an opportunity to be good stewards of their gifts and use them in service to the people of the parish and wider community. For further information on any of the ministries, call the ministry leader or contact person. If you have talents you wish to share which are not covered in the attached list, we welcome your thoughts and proposals on beginning a new ministry.

 

 

Bereavement Ministry

Contact: Joan Kopil - (908) 369-0845
Our Bereavement Ministry reaches out to console and support those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The pain of losing a loved one is the deepest human pain one will ever face. Those who are grieving need time to heal and work through their pain. Sharing thoughts, feelings and emotions in the atmosphere of our faith with others who are also going through a personal loss can bring us some peace and acceptance, understanding that these experiences are normal. Knowing that we are not alone gives strength and consolation. We have a bereavement group that meets each fall.


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Rosary Altar Society

Contact: Patricia Graham - (908) 526-2806
The mission of the Rosary Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary through prayer, good works and the recitation of the Rosary; to be a medium through which Catholic women may speak and act upon matters of common interest; and to provide spiritual and social community for the members.

 

Our members meet monthly following the recitation of the Rosary, which is followed by Mass and/or spiritual exercises. By participating in a variety of programs of interest, retreats, days of recollection, and special projects and fundraisers, members support this mission to their benefit and the betterment of our faith family and community.


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Filipino / American Association

Contact: Teresa Domider - (908) 725-1112
Our committee promotes the spiritual, cultural and social activities for members of the Filipino community.


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Knights of Columbus

Contact:  Council Hall - (908) 725-7210

The Knights of Columbus are an inter parish fraternal organization open to all Catholic men over 18 years of age.

 

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Lazarus Ministry

Contact:  Joan Kopil - (908) 369-0845

The Lazarus Ministry is designed to provide immediate support to a family following the death of a loved one. Parishioners trained for Lazarus Ministry call the family with condolences on behalf of our priests and the parish community and offer to meet with the family in planning the funeral liturgy. At the meeting the family selects appropriate readings and hymns and decides how they will participate in the funeral liturgy. The Lazarus Minister is there to offer support and whatever assistance they can and usually attends the wake service and/or the funeral Mass.
 

 

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Parish Finance Council

Contact: Msgr. Brennan - (908) 725-1112

Chairman: Bob Hunt - (908)-725-5148 or email at rhhuntjr@aol.com

The council will assist in planning, budgeting and monitoring the fiscal needs of the parish. Appointed by the Pastor.

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Office Helpers

Contact: Carol Januse - (908) 725-1112
Office helpers assist the parish business office, development office, or other parish entities with the preparation, reproduction and mailing of bulk communiqués.

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Collection Counters

Contact: Msgr. Brennan - (908) 725-1112
Coordinator: Jim Hannan - (908) 904-1096 or email at jhannan@withum.com
Six teams to count, verify, record and deposit weekly collections on Sunday mornings. Appointed by the Pastor.

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Cultural Arts Ministry

Ministry Leaders: David Lang & Heather McNeal-Lang
Staff Contact:  Patricia Jannuzzi - (908) 725-1112 ext. 1124
The Arts Ministry is a cultural apostolate created as a direct response to a call that began with John Paul II and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. JPII said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place. Therefore, the purpose of this ministry is to call forth artists and talents of our parish in order to give testimonials of the living Gospel. We are looking to promote the following art: drama, poetry, photography, sculpture, painting, play writing, music, etc.

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Parish History Committee

Contact: Carl Ganz - (908) 725-1112 ext. 1124
The Immaculate Conception Church Historical Committee seeks to preserve and document our past. Our hope is to create a working archive which will be available to our parishioners, schools and alumni. In doing so, we believe that we are answering God's call to be a witness to His work among us.

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Parish Picnic Committee

Ministry Leader: Joan Kopil
Staff Contact:  Patricia Jannuzzi - (908) 725-1112 ext. 1124
This ministry seeks to envision, organize and execute a fun filled parish family picnic. We need persons interested in helping to organize the food, drinks, entertainment, children's activities, publicity, set up and clean up.

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Renew

Contact:  Mary Elizabeth Connors - (908) 725-3697

RENEW is a process by which Christian people come together in small groups or communities to share their personal faith experiences. Two thousand years after our ancestors joyously joined in small communities in their homes to share their faith concepts, our modern-day RENEW communities enjoy sharing faith-enriching conversation and prayer opportunities together.


RENEW faith-sharing groups encourage living and growing spiritually, and promote an increased support of one another through a truer practice of Christian discipleship.  This results in increased understanding of God's love in ways that help us face everyday life challenges and the guidance of the Holy Spirit in defining a clear path of distinct growth in personal faith dimension.

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Men's Fellowship

Contact: Harry James - (908) 725-1112

Our group meets the second Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00AM. Breakfast, prayer, a brief teaching and discussion are held. All men 18 or older are welcome.

 

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St. Thomas More Apostolate

Contact:  Patricia Jannuzzi, Director of New Evangelization/Adult Faith Formation/Stewardship(908) 725-1112 ext. 1124
As Catholics and Christians, the Church calls us to act directly and indirectly, to help to ensure that our laws are infused with Christian morals and values. The St. Thomas More Apostolate's mission is to inform and educate the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church and the public about the Catholic Church's positions on critical issues including: life, religious freedom, family life and moral/ethical issues. The group will also work to make parishioners more aware of governmental and legislative issues that pertain to the above-mentioned areas. With expectant faith, the Apostolate believes that a deeper understanding of Church positions and their relationship to God's law will stir our minds, hearts and spirits to work and pray for God's will to triumph in our world.

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