To Grow and Develop our Faith through Word and Sacrament As a Parish Family, Loving each Other, Inspired by the Love of God for Us.
"Love one another as I have loved you." John 13:34
Welcome to Mary, Mother of God Parish
This is a flourishing, youthful, vibrant parish, where we come together as a family to give glory to God. We ask for the guidance and protection of the Holy Spirit, and the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God to whom our church is dedicated, and also the intercession of the Saints who are our examplars and models.
Everybody can find a home here from the very young to the very old and all in between.
Check out our Ministries and Parish Life and maybe find what you can do for and with our family.
To join please contact the Parish Office and make an appointment to register.
Sincerely in Christ, Fr. Sean Broderick
Fr. Sean Broderick's 50th Anniversary Mass, July 12, 2015
Please click links above to see the photos and information. These photos will be moved to the Pastor's page in September.
August 23, Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
"For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father."
General Announcements at our Parish
Becoming Catholic, Information nights: Friday, August 28th and Thursday, September 3rd in Schellberg Hall at 7:30 pm . Living a life of faith, is one of life's most profound and joyous experiences. Some receive this gift as infants through the sacrament of Baptism; others when they are older through the sacraments of initiation--Baptism, Confirmatioin, and the Eucharist. Preparation is necessary to understand fully what life as a Catholic entails.
- NEW ! Religious Education Calendar for 2015-2016 year. Printable Calendar
- Class assignments will be postd in the Church gathering space beginning this weekend (Aug 23). Family Life material will also be available for parent review. Classes start the week of September 13th for all grades.
- First Grade Parents Meeting- September 9th- 4:15 & 7:00 pm in the Church. Parents can attend either.
- Cathechetical Mass 9:00 September 13th- Breakfast meeting 10:00-11:15 am in Schellberg Hall.
- Virtus Training and Fingerprinting: Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the Teen Center.. All volunteers who work with children are required to be fingerprinted and attend a Virtus Training session prior to volunteering. Fingerprinting forms and information is available from Maryann in the Parish Office. Any questions please call her at 908-874-8220.
- Home School Parents meeting- Sept 24th, all grades 7:00 pm in the Church.
- Fire Drills- September 29-30 and October 1, all grades.
- Dr. Tom Groome, Professor of Theology at Boston College will be lecturing on the topic " Will there be Faith?" Attendance at this presentation will be mandaorty for all parents of children in the Religious Education program and is open to all adult parishioners. Sunday, October 4th, 2:30 pm. (time is approximately an hour for topic, and then additional time to distribute the books.) Children's Religious Education textbooks will be distributed after the presentation.
Please note, these are not ALL the announcements, printable calendar available , or go to. Children's Religious Education
Becoming Catholic Information Night- September 3rd, Thursday at 7:30 am in Schellberg Hall.
1,000 Hail Mary Prayer Group- 1st Saturday of each month. Prayer request forms are available on the Information Desk in the Gathering Space. Please place your prayer intentions in the boxes located in the Gathering Space. All intention request returned by Friday, September 4, will be prayed for on Saturday, September 5th.
Children's Liturgy will resume on September 13th at the 10:30 am Mass.
Blessing of the Animals, October 1st ,6:30 pm outside the Parish Center.
Metuchen Cursillo Weekends- October 1-4 for men, October 22-25 for women. See below under Activities outside our Parish.
NEW : Catholic Men's Night- Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm. All are welcome. Please note: This is NOT the same as the Men's Group that meets on Saturday mornings once a month, it is in addition to.)
Dr. Tom Groome, professor of Theology at Boston College will be lecturing on the topic " Will there be Faith?" on Sunday, October 4th, at 2:30 pm in the Church. Mandatory for all parents of Children's Religious Education and is also open to all adult parishioners.
Bible Study- "Mary, A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother." Starting October 13, eight sessions. Sign up information will be available soon. Preview of Mary, A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother Bible Study
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Pope's Mass in Philadelphia- If you are interested in attending the Pope's Mass in Philadelphia in September, please take an "Information Sheet" from the Information Desk in the Gathering Space. Thank you.
MMoG Pre K and Kindergarten Enrichment Registration is now open. Spaces fill up fast- please enroll now. For a brochure, an appointment to visit, or to register, please call the preschool office at 908-874-8489. More information and forms
Activities Outside of our Parish (Do not call the office. Please call the numbers related to the activity)
Immaculata High School Open 'Home'- October 25. Save the Date! Premier Fall Admissions Event. 240 Mountain Ave. Somerville, NJ 08876 October 25, 12:00-3:00 pm.
The Diocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities- September 12, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Classic/Custom Cruise Night- September 12, 2015- Our Lady of Peace Church located on Amboy Ave. in Fords is sponsoring a "Classic/Custom Cruise Night" at our Parish Center from 5:00-9:00 pm. Admission is free and there will be great food, a live Disc Jockey, vendors and some beautiful classic and vintage automobiles. Please join us !
Metuchen Cursillo Weekend- Men's Weekend- October 1-5, 201. Women's Weekend- October 22-25, 2015. Weekends start on Thursday evening and end on Sunday afternoon. More information click here
Pilgrimage to Rome Assisi *Lanciano*San Giovanni Rotondo*- March 27-April 5th, 2016. Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome for the Feast of the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass with the Holy Father!