Our Parish

 


The Parish was established on August 16, 1985 and Founded by Rev. Francis E. Santitoro and the Church was dedicated on October 10, 1992.  A Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on August 23, 1989 where Bishop Edward Kmiec (of Buffalo) was in attendance.  The Church is built on a 22+ acre wooded site and adorned with over 20 beautiful stained glass windows of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Mother and various Saints and religious figures.  The Parish was nicknamed “The Mustard Seed Parish”.  Francis Gajowniczek, the man whom Saint Maximilian Kolbe changed places with at the Auschwitz concentration Death Camp, visited our Parish on January 8, 1995 and celebrated his 93rd birthday here.

Before the Church was built, Masses were celebrated in the Community Clubhouses.  The Parish Hall was built first and Masses were then held there.  The Parish Office was originally on the top floor of Quinn Hopping Funeral Home before Offices were built here.

Our Church is beautifully adorned with numerous stain glass saints.  The main church holds up to twelve hundred people and has 4 entrances; all are handicap accessible.  For the hearing impaired, there is one section in the church that is covered with the Loop system.  In this section, the hearing impaired with hearing aids is able to hear clearer.  Six pairs of headphones are also available.

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The Chapel is also beautifully adorned with numerous stain glass saints.  The Chapel holds up to two hundred and fifty people and has three entrances; all are also handicap accessible.

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Our property sits on 22 plus acres, with the main Church, Chapel, Parish Hall and Parish Office in one large building.  The rectory sits right across the main building and the mausoleum sits on the right back of the Church. 

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Parish Hall has 4 entrances that are all handicap accessible.  The Parish Hall is used for bingo twice a week, parties, meetings and many gatherings.  The Parish Hall is also available for rent.  Click here for more information on hall rental.

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Honor a relative, a love one, or a special friend by dedicating a tree in their name.  You now have an opportunity to purchase a tree in memory of the death of a loved one or member of your community.  It might be used to commemorate a significant beginning or ending or a special occasion.  Many people have planted trees to celebrate an anniversary, a birth or a significant change.

dt2Dedicated Trees are a unique and thoughtful way to celebrate life and love while making a meaningful contribution to the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Community.

If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact the Office at 732-914-0300

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Votive candles symbolize the "prayers the worshipper is offering for him or herself, or for other people.  Votive candles are lit for prayer intentions.  To "light a candle for someone" indicates one's intention to say a prayer for another person, and the candle symbolizes that prayer.

You can lite a candle for the day yourself by depositing a donation in the box near the doors.  We also offer Vigil candles that can be labeled with a special intention to remember a loved one or someone who is sick or has passed away. 

To purchase candles please come to the Parish Office during business hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm for:

  • Weekly candles are $5.00, has a label with the expiration date with the name requested.
  • Monthly candles are $10.00, has a label with the expiration date with the name requested.
  • Yearly candles are $85.00, has a label with the expiration date with the name requested.

If you have any questions or just want to know more - you may also feel free to contact us at
732-914-0300 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candle room across from the Chapel:

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Candle room between the Chapel and Church:

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Miscellaneous Candle locations:

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A Commemorative Brick in our Devotional Room is a great way to create a lasting memory for loved ones. Messages can be for any occasion including memorials for deceased, anniversary, birthday celebrations, or just a special message. The Devotional Room is located across from our Chapel. Each commemorative brick measures 4” x 8” and may be engraved with 3 lines (13 spaces per line).

The cost of the brick is $175.00 ($10.00 for each additional symbol). To purchase one for yourself or someone else, you may download and complete the commemorative brick form on this page or pick one up from the Parish Office. At the present time we accept checks or cash as payment. Checks can be made out to Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church.

If you prefer, you may submit the following form and then drop by the Office with your payment. Please note that if the space is available, the bricks can be placed near the statues of the saints that can be found in the devotional room; such as St. Padre Pio, St. Philomena, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Faustina, Divine Mercy, Immaculate Mary, St. Maximilian Kolbe and Our Lady of Lourdes.

Please allow four to six months for your brick order to arrive. For further information, please call the Parish Office at 732-914-0300, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 Special Commemorative Brick Order Form

 

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A Commemorative Leaf on our Memorial Trees is a beautiful way to create a lasting memory for loved ones.  Messages can be for any occasion including memorials for deceased, anniversary, birthday celebrations, or just a special message.  The Memorial Trees are located to the left and right of our church lobby.  Each commemorative leaf may be engraved with up to 3 lines (26 spaces for lines 1 and 2, and 23 spaces for line 3). 

The cost of the engraved leaf is $2,500.00.  To purchase one for yourself or someone else, you may download and complete the commemorative leaf form on this page or pick one up from the Parish Office.  At the present time we accept checks or cash as payment.  Checks can be made out to Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church.  If you prefer, you may submit the following form and then drop by the Office with your payment. 

For further information, please call the Parish Office at 732-914-0300, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Memorial Tree Leaves Order Form

 

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We also offer and post in our weekly bulletin special intentions of someone you would like to remember through the Bread and Wine used at our Masses, Altar and Sanctuary Candles and weekly beautiful Altar Flower arrangements.  For more information please contact the Parish Office at 732-914-0300 between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.