Brother John Henry Ernestine will be leading a Lenten discussion group at 11:15 am on 3/16, 3/36 & 4/6.

It will be a short group generated discussion concerning the Stations of the Cross.

Please sign up in the Narthex

Calico Threads is a thrift shop and distribution center located in downtown South River, NJ.

Created by members of  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of South River, the proceeds from all sales will go to aid the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The grand opening of Calico Threads was recently featured on

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South River church’s legacy of outreach continues with new thrift store to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy

Giving unto others is not a foreign concept at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River. In fact, the importance of that mission will be further underlined on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. when the church opens its thrift store, “Calico Threads” at 54 Ferry St. in the borough.

After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the community and those in surrounding areas, the church received large donations of clothing from people hoping to help ease the devastation. The Calico Threads store and distribution center will aid those still impacted by the storm.


To make donations or volunteer at Calico Threads, please contact Sandy Rahn at 908-510-6789 or email or JoAnn Devlin at 908-227-5031 or email

JohnNegrottoHoly Trinity Welcomes New Interim Rector The Rev. John J. Negrotto.

Here is an excerpt from his bio:

“I was born and baptized a Christian in the RC Diocese of Paterson. Educated in Paterson/Wayne Catholic schools, I felt Called to the Ministry of the priesthood primarily through the influence and the relationships of the good Sisters who inspired me to a closer relationship with God and with all God’s people …”

To read more, click here -> Rev. John J. Negrotto Bio

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, or know someone who was, please see the attached flyer.

Catholic Charities is working to help those affected. Regardless of the amount of funds or assistance that you may have already recieved from insurance, local, state or federal programs, you may be eligible for assistance.  

There will be a direct assistance intake today, Wednesday, December 12th at Our Lady of Victories, 35 Main St. Sayreville from 6:30-9:00 PM. 

Claude Bourgeois, Catholic Charities Disaster Care Mgr.

Click Here To Download The Hurricane Sandy Assistance Flyer

Schedule for December 2012

DATE 12/2/2012 12/9/2012 12/16/2012 12/23/2012 12/30/2012
SERVICE 8:00AM 8:00AM 8:00AM 8:00AM 8:00AM
LECTOR Bill Kendrick Helen Richardson Bill Kendricks Steve Seuiling Bruce Richardson
PRAYER LEADER Helen Richardson Bob Matts Marge Sparks Opal Shelton Louise Flippin
LEM Bruce Richardson Chet Brandt Helen Richardson Bruce Richardson Bill Kendricks
USHER Opal Shelton Art Sparks Joe Peel Robert Weiss Bob Matts
PRESENTER Dot Bromley Dorothy Matts Martha Philips Sue Kendricks Arelene Kersey

SERVICE 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
CRUCIFER Shelby DeSarno John Donnelly Alex Spielman Shelby DeSarno Wesley Wei
SERVER Jennifer Scali Shelby DeSarno Matthew Ryan Alexa Hornchak Jennifer Scali
TORCH Ryan Donnelly Jessica Hawksby Amber McFeeley Brooke Matthews Jessica Hawsby
TORCH Hunter McFeeley Ellia Koroma Hunter McFeeley Alex Spielman Ryan Matthews
LECTOR Ruben Scolavino Paul DeSarno Joann Devlin Kim DeSarno Joe Rodriguez
PRAYER LEADER Sandy Rahn Louise Flippin Dominique Kaczmarek Sue Webb Irene Wei
LEM Beth Donnamaria Henry DeSarno Hanah Koroma Joann Devlin Chet Brandt
LEM Joann Devlin Beth Donnamaria Bernadette Palaski Judi Philips Beth Donnamaria
USHER Tom Flynn John Donnelly Fred Wei Mike Matthews Dom Scali
USHER James Hyland Dom Scali Claudia Miller Andrea Patton Hanah Koroma
PRESENTER Fanslow/McFelley Rizzo Family Hyland Family Palaski Family Flippin Family
COUNTER Candice Donnelly Candice Donnelly Candice Donnelly Candice Donnelly Candice Donnelly

If you are unable to serve please arrange for a substitute. Do not call the scheduler.

If you would like to be added to these ministries please call the office at 732-254-1734  


Supporting South River Food Bank & Holy Trinity Youth Group


A magical, musical tribute to the music of The Beatles!



Doors open: 6:00PM – Concert: 7PM – – – 90 Leonardine Ave, South River, NJ

ADMISSION: $10 Adults / $8 Students / Children Under 6 Free!

Information/Advance Ticket Sales: 732-254-1734 or 908-510-6789


We are still collecting beverages for the Food Bank. Donations of coffee, tea, hot chocolate juice, soda, etc., would be greatly appreciated, as we are beginning the rest of the warm letter! Donations can be left in the bin at the back of the church.

On being an Episcopalian…

The following is one insight on why so many adults have chosen the Episcopal Church. You might like to share it with one who is a searcher and could find a home in the Episcopal Church. Worship that brings you in, instead of putting you on the sidelines. A theology that demands our intelligence rather than ignoring it. A willingness not only to tolerate but to celebrate differences. A heritage that takes the Bible very seriously but is not bound by literalism. A strong sense of community in which our consensus is in Christ, not to conformity of opinion. A devotion to the Biblical Sacraments instituted by Jesus which evoke awe and mystery instead of factual explanation. A sense of ministry that is rightfully the obligation and privilege of every baptized person. An insistence upon morality (what is good and loving) and an avoidance of moralism (salvation by code and not by Christ). The heritage of Apostolic faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the Apostolic order given to the Church by Him.

~The Rev Canon James R. McLean

Retired Canon Missioner

Diocese of Arkansas


Stand, sit, kneel, stand, kneel:

it’s quite a good workout for

a Sunday morning.

~Sarah Goodyear and Ed Weissman