Christmas Eve Services at St. Mary's

Cliff Cernek

Come celebrate the Birth of our Lord with St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Sparta, NJ

On December 24th we will have 2 services
4:30pm Musical Prelude / 5pm Christmas w/ Holy Eucharist - to be celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, 10th Episcopal Bishop of Newark

10:30pm Musical Prelude / 11pm Christmas w/ Holy Eucharist - to be celebrated by the Reverend Peter Boyle

On December 25th

10:00am Christmas Day Service - to be celebrated by the Reverend Peter Boyle

Welcome all!


Come Decorate St. Mary's!

Cliff Cernek

We will be decorating St. Mary's for our Christmas Eve service following the 10:30am service this Sunday!

The decorating of the Church has become a wonderful tradition at St. Mary's over the years.

Everyone of all ages are welcome and needed!

Bishop Beckwith to Celebrate Christmas at St. Mary's!

Cliff Cernek

The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, 10th Episcopal Bishop of Newark has announced he will celebrate Christmas Eve at St. Mary's 4:30pm family Service.

Bishop Beckwith will only be with us for the 4:30pm service, as he must return to the Newark Cathedral for the 11:00pm service.

Our Christmas Service will include a musical prelude beginning at 4;30pm. The Choir led by musical director Laura Lopez, will be accompanied by orchestral instruments and St. Mary's Bell Choir.

The Christmas Service with Holy Eucharist will begin at 5:00pm.

Santa Sack Ingathering

Sunday, December 13

This Sunday is the Santa Sack ingathering!

Please bring your filled Santa Sacks to Church.

Father Andersen will bless them at the 10:30am service and they will be distributed right after!

Christmas Eve/Family Service

Thursday, December 24

Come join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

On Thursday December 24th we will hold our Feastal Eucharist & Family Service starting.

We will start at 4:30pm;

St. Mary's Choir and Congregation will sing a few Christmas Carols

at 5pm Reverend Richard Andersen will celebrate Christmas Eve Mass and The Holy Eucharist.

If you are looking to put "Christ" back into Christmas, come here.


Santa Sacks!

Cliff Cernek
Santa Sacks is an annual Outreach Program of St. Mary's.


We provide a sack and shopping list for an area senior or person in need.
You go to a local store (e.g. Target, Walmart) pick up the items and place them in the sack.


St. Mary's to hold Live Auction

Cliff Cernek


Whats NEW?

NEW! Raffle Items:

Set your Clocks Back!!

Saturday, November 1

Don't forget to set your clocks back this Saturday before you go to bed! 

Let it Shine

Did you know St. Mary's Choir has recently released a CD!

"Let It Shine" is a group of some of the most beautiful Church music found on Earth!

"Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee, Amazing Grace, Wade in The Water, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, This Lil' Light of Mine" and much more!

CD's are available at the Church after any Sunday Service or by Contacting Choir Director Laura Lopez!










College Care Packages

Sunday, October 12

The In-reach Committee will be putting together "College Care Packages" for our St. Mary's young adults who are away at college.

Just a small opportunity for us to say, we miss you and we are thinking about you.

The In-Reach Committee could use little help after the 10:30am Service in Schaffer Hall to put the packages together.



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