Welcome to Sambayanihan
We are a community of Filipino American families conscious of its own socio-cultural identity, growing intellectually and spiritually together thru the reception of the sacraments rooted in the scripture and devotion especially to Mother Mary but integrated in the community life of St Mary Parish (Alpha NJ).
Sambayanihan is a composite word. SAMBA refers to the worshipping and prayerful nature of this Christian Community. SAMBAYANAN is the Filipino word for community. BAYANIHAN refers to the spirit of solidarity, cooperation and service among the members of the community.
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St. Mary Parish Organizations
- Altar Rosary Society
Meets every 4th Tuesday of each month at 7PM Mass followed by meeting in the Church Hall.
- Adult Choir
Thursdays at 7PM in Church. New members welcome - HS age and up.
- Footprints Ministry (Cancer Support)
2nd Monday of each month at 7PM in the Parish Center.
- Martha's Table
Assist parishioners with dinners after surgery, accident, death or when dealing with a long-term illness.
- Mary's Helpers
A group of parishioners available to help families with refreshments after a Funeral Mass.
- Sanctuary Guild
Each Thursday following the 8AM Mass.
- Meals on Wheels
Provides home delivered meals services to people in need. Refer to Bulletin for contact name.
- Youth Choir
Thursdays at 6 PM in the Church Hall.
Fr Leo's Corner
As we celebrate the Year of the Family and in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis on September 2015, please join me in praying the prayer for the world meeting of families:
God and Father of us all,
In Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
You have made us
Your son's and daughters
In the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
Help our families
In every part of the world
Be united to one another
In fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
With the aid of you Holy Spirit,
Guide all families,
Especially those most troubled,
To be homes of communion and prayer
And to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Pray for us!
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