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Thank you!

The weather turned out to be much better than the forecasters predicted. The number of volunteers was wonderful. Everything came together to make this year’s Carnival a tremendous success. I would not be able to say this if it had not been for the hard work of the Chairman and his team who have been preparing for months and for all the volunteers who responded when we asked for help. To all of you who helped to make this year’s Carnival such a great success, I extend my most sincere thanks.

The parish Carnival is one our most important fund-raising events. But even more important is the real sense of community that the Carnival helps to create. So many different hands work together to provide a space where we can celebrate all that it means to be part of the Church of St. Mary. Thank You all for making this happen.

Father Carey

Thank you!

On Saturday June 2nd, St. Mary’s joined with the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes for a fund raising dinner for a member of our community who is in need. Elaine Pizzute-Ashare, the daughter of late Bill
Pizzute, is dealing with serious health issues and the recent death of her husband.

For so many years, Bill Pizzute was a fixture in our parish and in our community helping so many people along the way. Believing that charity begins at home, as a community we came together to help his daughter
who is now in need.

I thank the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes for the wonderful food and all the hard work that made the event such a success. I also thank Ed Ariola for donating his services as a DJ so that the evening was filled with wonderful music. I thank everyone else who helped to make the event a success. Mostly, I thank everyone who attended the dinner and all those were unable to attend but still made a contribution to this most worthy cause. It shows what can happen when we care for our neighbors.

Father Carey

Carnival 2018

Wednesday June 6th

– Carnival is open from 6-10PM

– Live music with MOJO HAND starting at 6:30

– Pay-one-price wristbands are just $20* – unlimited rides

Thursday June 7th

– Carnival is open from 6-10PM

– Live DJ music throughout the evening

– International food night – Italian Specialties in addition to standard offerings.

Friday June 8th

– Carnival is open from 6-10:30PM

– Live music with Domenick Panfile

– International food night – Filipino specialties in addition to standard offerings.

Saturday June 9th

Afternoon session from 1-5PM

– Pay-one-price wristbands are just $20* – unlimited rides

– Down-the-shore style Philly cheese steaks in addition to standard offerings.

Evening Session from 6:30-11PM

– Live DJ music throughout the evening

– Big Game drawing will be held at 10:30PM

Raffles, including boy’s and girl’s bicycles as well as many other great items are available in the school hall along with the fish-bowl toss and our giant white elephant sale.

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, French fries, sausage & pepper sandwiches, pretzels and cold beverages can be found in the food booth. Hot beverages and desserts will be sold in the school hall. Hot dogs and Italian ices will be available on the midway. There is seating near the food booths and inside the school hall.

Big Game 50/50 raffle tickets will be available throughout the carnival at the information desk.

The carnival is a smoke-free and pet-free zone.

* Pay-one-price wristbands will be for sale on Wednesday evening until 9PM and Saturday afternoon until 4PM.