The Parish of Saint Mary

Since our founding in 1879, the Parish of Saint Mary has been a growing spiritual community and has provided a place of loving worship for many generations of Catholic families in Monmouth County’s Bayshore area. From our rural beginnings when parishioners built the first church in 1880, to the dedication of the original eight classroom structure of Saint Mary School, to more recent times when our parish community joined together to build Mary Mother of God Church, our parish has grown to be a vibrant, loving, and diverse faith-filled congregation. The Parish of Saint Mary now serves as the spiritual home of more than 4,200 Catholic families and is host to more than 65 programs and ministries.

Our parish is also an institution of learning for our students who attend Saint Mary School or take part in our Faith Formation programs. Recognized as a tremendous asset in Catholic education, our faculty, staff, and volunteers lovingly strive to provide a values-driven, faith-based education for the children of our parish. Life Teen, Saint Mary’s program for high schoolers, and our middle school youth ministry, EDGE, also help lead our youth closer to a loving relationship with Christ through Youth Mass, Music Ministry and retreats led by our valued faculty, staff, and volunteers.

When we reflect on our humble beginnings, we remain grateful for the community of faith, love, and joy that prospers here today. As we look to the future of our parish, may we all continue this spirit of generosity and care for our community and for others.  

PARISH DIRECTORY

Reverend Jeffrey J. Kegley, Pastor
Reverend Richard Osborn, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Jordan Mc Conway O.P., Parochial Vicar
 
Martin K. McMahon, Deacon
Charles J. Smith, Deacon
Carlo Squicciarini, Deacon
 
Laney Wilkens, Sacristan/Altar Server Coordinator
Mary Reidy, Spiritual Direction
 
Jessica Kortenhaus, Director of Music

Jackie Kaszuba, Hospitality
Michele Petry, Hospitality
 
Brian Stahl, Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Peggy Dunne, Faith Formation/Religious Education Coordinator
Suzanne Pfirrman, Religious Education Assistant

Lorrie Tomlinson, Communications Coordinator & Life Teen Music

Gerard H. Duffy, Parish Trustee
Kenneth Ginsky, Parish Trustee

Craig Palmer, Principal
Dennis Poracky, Vice Principal
 
Hank Pekarsky, Business Manager
 
Eileen Donohue, Administrative Assistant
Mary Dougherty, Accounting
Sharon Crossnohere, Human Resources/Finance Administrator
 
Eileen Theall, R.N., Nursing Ministry
 
Jimmy Stanislawczyk, Facilities Manager
Michael Eckert, Facilities Assistant 
Don Cunningham, Facilities Assistant 
Martha Stanislawczyk, Housekeeping