The Year of St. Joseph!
Notice: Your prayers and mass intentions are very important to us, and we would like our community to know that, while the 10:30 am broadcast is the only live-streamed mass, we are privately satisfying all other masses, and their intentions. Please, if you do have prayers and Mass intentions, contact the parish secretary Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm by phone only: (732) 892-0049.
For updated Schedule of our Liturgies of Mass and Confessions, please scroll down.
Updates for January 22, 2020
Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
Decisions are best made with an informed conscience. For those parishioners who are uncertain and/or concerned about the new COVID-19 vaccinations, please feel free to peruse the literature provided below, which includes an EWTN interview from Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
✝ God bless you all. ✝
Please Observe These Directives
for Private Prayer
The Church is open for private prayer from Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Only 10 persons are allowed in the Church at any given time.
Everyone 2-years-old and older must wear mask for all prayer visits.
The Handicap side Church Entrance on St. Louis Ave is the only door to be used.
Social distancing of six feet is to be observed.
After pew is used, leave the kneeler down so area can be cleaned. Do not sit in a pew if the kneeler is down.
The public restrooms are closed and locked.
No public gatherings outside church, on its steps, or in parking lot.
These directives pertain to the reopening of Church for private prayer. Other plans regarding Mass will be communicated when they are developed.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
* LIVE STREAM *
The live stream is back up and running! Please click the video below.
Mass & Events Schedule
Schedule updated 7/8/2020
Monday through Saturday
8:30 am Mass
5:00 pm Vigil Mass
10:30 am (live streamed)
4:00 pm on Saturday
and by appointment
(location to be determined)
Along with its parishioners, our church too is continuing to serve and share the glory of Christ in these challenging times. Your generous donations are immensely appreciated. You are making a difference as shining examples of Christian charity. May God bless you all!
Please visit our Parish Giving site
below to make a donation.
Click on the logo above to visit
our donation site.
We are Assisi by the Shore!
We welcome you and invite you to share the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with us. We are an active and diverse community that gathers to celebrate, in word and sacrament, the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As Christians in the Roman Catholic Communion, we are inspired by the example of our brother in the Lord, Francis of Assisi, who exemplified love of the poor, reverence for God’s creation, respect for the dignity of all human life and the importance of dialogue that seeks reconciliation and peace for all people. We strive to love and serve the poor, to revere God’s creation, to protect the dignity of all human life, and to seek reconciliation and peace through dialogue here in Point Pleasant Beach.
Other Options: Looking to celebrate the Mass online?
Click above to celebrate Daily Mass with Bishop Barron. His website "World on Fire" includes thoughtful and accessible commentaries and discussions on the Gospel - a wonderful source of Faith!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diocese of Trenton is working hard to provide online Masses for all. Click the image above to access the most current list of active broadcasts from the Diocese.
Be advised, that St. Peter's intends to join this active community in bringing the Word of Christ to the households of the faithful. An active link will be provided once the stream is live. Thank you for your patience.
On March 7, 1881, Father Peter Jachetti fell asleep on his train journey from Manchester to Lakehurst, missed his connection and arrived in Manasquan. While waiting for the next train, he looked around and thought about establishing a 'place by the ocean' where the Franciscans could minister to the people. Mr. Patrick McIlhenny of Point Pleasant urged Fr. Jachetti to visit the newly organized settlement of Point Pleasant City, which he did on March 29, 1881. Within days permission was granted to buy 6 lots for a friary and a church on Richmond Avenue. The church built at a cost of $5,000 was dedicated on June 29, 1882. Undaunted by the tragedy of losing the original church to fire on January 14, 1901, the pastor and congregation started over. It was then that the property on which St. Peter's Church now stands was purchased and the new church was dedicate on July 27, 1902.