Our buildings and grounds ministries are geared toward maintaining St. Mary's beautiful grounds, as well as encouraging parishioners to become better stewards of the Earth that God has given us.
The Buildings and Grounds goal is to inspire parishioners to be perpetual stewards of the Earth that God has given us.
Typical tasks and responsibilities: Assist with sponsored programs (e.g. annual environmental liturgy and Expo; special programs such as recent one regarding the consequences of a proposed liquefied natural gas port facility)
Required training or skills (if applicable): none
Approximate time commitment: There are occasional meetings and help is needed with special projects and events..
To Join: Please call the parish office (732) 780-2666 to obtain the contact information for this ministry.
The Parish of Saint Mary Goes Green!
Finally!! After much perserverance through many roadblocks, St. Mary's solar panel project is near completion!
We have partnered with Solis Partners to "Go Green" by installing a low maintenance solar panel system that will reduce our carbon footprint and our electricity costs.
The solar panel project is part of a broader effort to make St. Mary's a "Sustainable Sanctuary" - one that honors the idea of using only those resources we need to live and thus leave enough resources for those who will follow in the future.
On the appropriately sunny evening of April 21, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating our recently installed solar panels. This celebration was an acknowledgement of our commitment to becoming better stewards of this great planet.
If you weren't able to join us at this event, check it out on Facebook!