Rosary Altar Society
Renewed Enthusiasm Gives Hope
for continued Dedication to
the Blessed Mother!
From the first mention of Mary in the bible, she shows faith. We encourage more women to show their faith by dedicating themselves
to Mary and become a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
Mary said, whoever faithfully serves her by recitation of the Rosary
shall receive signal graces (simple signs).
We recite the Rosary the "first" Sunday of "every" month at 10:30 before the 11:00am mass.
Please join us in prayer before the mass begins!
We meet the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month.
Hospitality is at 12:00 - 12:45 pm and the meeting starts promptly at 1:00 pm.
Any living Catholic (man or woman) who has the use of reason may be admitted (per the Rosarian's handbook).
If the family requests, we are available to recite the rosary for deceased members at wakes held in our two local funeral parlors or in our church before the funeral mass.
Rosarians: please be sure to always check your voice messages, text messages and e-mails for current meeting information AND emergency cancellation of meetings! Also, please let Anna know if you have any changes regarding your contact information, especially if you can receive text messages!
Rosarians & Parishioners: please refer to the bulletin regularly!
Anna Roma (President) 732-581-2247
Wendy Zimbardi (Vice-President) 732-232-2489
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a group of men and women who come together to serve God under the banner of the Blessed Virgin Mary by practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Some of our Legion works include visitation for the homebound while praying the Rosary together. Also, we offer to bring the pilgrim statue of the Blessed Mother to stay in your home for a week.
If you our anyone you know would be interested in joining this ministry, please call us. You are welcome to come by and visit us during a meeting.
Our meetings take place on Mondays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
If you are sick or homebound and would like to say the Rosary with someone, kindly call:
Cheryl Winters (215) 356-2507
Knights of Columbus Saint Maximilian Kolbe Council 10899
Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney, curate at St. Mary's Parish in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus was chartered on March 29, 1882, in the State of Connecticut.
As the Priest explained to a small group of men at a meeting in the basement of St. Mary's Church in October 1881, his purpose in calling them together was manifold: to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement, to promote closer ties of fraternity among them.
The founder and first officers of the fledgling organization chose the name "Knights of Columbus" because they felt that, as a Catholic group, it should relate to Christopher Columbus, the Catholic discoverer of America. This would emphasize that it was a Catholic who discovered, explored, and colonized the North American continent. At the same time "Knights" would signify that the membership embodied knightly ideals of spirituality and service to Church, country, and fellowman.
Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day. 2017 was a record-setting year for Knights of Columbus charitable work with an unprecedented $185.6 million in donations and 75.6 million hours of service provided worldwide. The monetary value of K of C’s service hours is valued at $1.9 billion based on an estimate by Independent Sector.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…
we support one another in our parish and community.
Fraternity – The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
Today’s Knights strive to work on their Faith, Family, Community, and Life these principles are very important today with the Catholic faith under attack by the devil. Attendance in our church’s way down.
Donations to charity down and laws for abortion gaining strength. We must be the right arm of the Church.
The Knights of Columbus established Saint Maximilian Kolbe Council 10899 on July 1, 2013, with 74 members by the end of its first year. Today the council has 118 members.
Current Programs that members of Council 10899 conduct in support of our Church, our Community, and our Council include:
- Serve as Eucharistic Ministers in Church and to homebound Parishioners
- Serve as Ushers
- Assist our Pastor in various programs, committees, and the Parish’s Annual Anniversary event
- Support our Priests
- Conduct Communion Breakfasts and Lenten Meals
- Honor our deceased members at Memorial Mass
- Donate thousands of dollars to our Parish - St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Raise & donate 100% to God's Special Children organizations
- Raise & donate 100% to Culture of Life organizations
- Raise & donate 100% to Centurions for Christ - a veteran’s PTSD spiritual retreat
- Raise & donate to Send a Hero Home program – offers Military Service Personnel (grade E3 and below), stationed in NJ, the ability to receive round-trip travel home for the Holidays
- Participate in the Amber Alert System
- ...and much more...
Contact current Grand Knight Richard Muller at 732-255-4834 for membership info or join us.
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Knights of Columbus Saint Maximilian Kolbe Columbiettes Auxiliary 10899
The Knights of Columbus Columbiettes established Saint Maximilian Kolbe Council 10899 Columbiettes Auxiliary at an Installation ceremony on July 26, 2015.
The current President is Patricia Guerin, and the Columbiettes serve the Parish and assist the Council in various programs including:
- Serving as Eucharistic Ministers
- Serving as Lectors
- Serving as Ushers
- Helping with Parish fundraising
- Serving on Parish committees
- Assist Pastor with annual Saint Maximilian Kolbe Anniversary event
- Assist with Communion Breakfasts
- Assist with God's Special Children Drives
- Assist with Culture of Life Drives
- Assist with 40 Days For Life annual campaign
- Assist Council 10899 with many other programs
- ...and much more...
The Columbiettes meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 am at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish Hall, 130 Saint Maximilian Lane, Toms River.
Catholic Ladies, over age 18, are welcome to join. They do not need to be a spouse of a member of the Knights of Columbus.
For further information please contact Columbiettes
President Linda Capobianco at 732-608-7277.
Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Our Lady of Lourdes Assembly 2143
The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree is the Visible Right Arm of the Church (Saint John Paul II).
When Council 10899 was established on July 1, 2013, the 4th Degree members of the Council were assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes Assembly 2143. Members from Saint Martha Council 7926 in Point Pleasant and Saint Mary's of the Lake Council 11527 in Lakewood also belong to our Assembly.
The 4th Degree is the Patriotic Degree of the Knights of Columbus. Our members participate in many Patriotic and Memorial programs throughout the year. Our current Faithful Navigator is Sir Knight Thomas Kozlowski and he oversees a current roster of 101 Sir Knights.
Our Lady of Lourdes Assembly also has an active Color Corp who serve special occasions including:
- Papal Visit 2015
- Wakes for deceased members
- Funeral Masses
- and other ceremonies or events as requested.
The Assembly meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Saint Mary's of the Lake Council 11527, 1143 East County Line Road, Lakewood.
Any Third-Degree member is eligible and welcome to join the 4th Degree. Please contact Membership Director Bill Bates at 848/444-3190.
Ancient Order of Hibernians Ocean County Division 1
The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) is an organization of men dedicated to the principles of Unity, Fraternity, Christian Charity and Love of Country. The AOH supports and defends our Catholic faith and practices. The AOH also works for Peace, Freedom and Equality in all-Ireland and for the preservation of Irish and Irish-American cultures such as music, art, dancing, song, poetry, history, sport, geography, technology, cooking and language. It works to preserve and enhance these goals.
The Ladies AOH, (LAOH) is a separate organization, with similar objectives. It has its own charter, officers and practices. It works with and supports the AOH. (Currently not active.)
The AOH started in the USA in 1836 to assist the ever-growing numbers of Irish immigrants to settle in the new land, and to respond to the U.S. Bishop’s requests to protect and defend Catholic churches and clergy from the vandalism of anti-catholic “Know-Nothings”.. The AOH was the largest Catholic men’s organization in the United States until the growth of the Knights of Columbus in the1890’s. That organization was, in turn, started by former AOH leaders in New Haven, CT, guided by Father Michael J. McGivney, an Irish-American priest, at the bishop’s request, to assist all new Catholic immigrants. AOH Members must be practicing Catholics.
Some prominent AOH members have included: Rev. Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Postmaster-General James Farley, and, locally, Brother Tim Ryan, Owner/Manager of Tim Ryan Funerals Association. Brother Michael Hennicke Owner/Manager of Oliverie’s Funeral Home.
AOH, Division 1, Ocean County, is located in northern Ocean County. Most of our members live in the Toms River area, and, of these, many are parishioners of Saint Maximillian Kolbe Church;. AOH asks that prospective members have a trace of Irish heritage, however little, or however long ago, and an interest in Irish /Celtic culture: Most could fit these simple criteria from mother, father or grand-parents, or “greats”, aunt, etc.
If you do have some Irish Blood, please call the phone number below for an application. Then you can help grow our Irish heritage.
Our meetings are held once per month, every 4th Saturday, at 10:00 AM in the Saint Maximilian Kolbe auditorium.
For further information on membership in the AOH, please contact Jack Clarke, Treasurer: (732) 341-7946.