June 19, 2019


Founded in 2015 as part of the “Faith in Our Future” initiative of the Diocese of Trenton, the Roman Catholic Churches of Toms River (RCCTR) is comprised of leaders and clergy from the four Roman Catholic parishes in Toms River: St. Joseph’s, St. Justin the Martyr, St. Luke’s and St. Maximilian Kolbe. These four parishes serve more than 20,000 registered Catholic families in Toms River, and collaborate to find ways to strengthen our parishes, explore new models of leadership, evangelize, improve Hispanic ministry and expand opportunities for greater efficiency and better stewardship. This collaboration is key to bring greater depth and breadth of services to the community. The mission statement of the RCCTR is, “Leading people to the heart of Jesus where they can experience the beauty of the truth as contained in the Catholic faith.” For more information, please click below to visit the parish websites:


LATEST NEWS: Bereavement Facilitator Training was a success! The RCCTR recently hosted bereavement facilitator training for more than 25 parishioners from the four Catholic parishes in Toms River. Topics included: how we help the grieving; the companioning model in bereavement support; grief and mourning; communication skills; and interactive skills training for faith-based ministry services and support groups. With additional facilitators, our parishes will be able to offer extended support groups for those suffering from the loss of a loved one. Please stay tuned to our parish websites for more info on new groups coming soon! Huge thanks to our trainer, Mary Ann Collett, MSW, MA, CLEM, PA, who provides Life Coaching, Pastoral Care, Bereavement Support Groups, Retreats and Workshops.   Read more here.