Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW

 
Public Notices
Land Use Board December 6th Agenda (pdf)
RFP Auditor (pdf)
Rescheduling of Highlands Board of Education Reorganizational meeting (pdf)
Shadow Lawn Redevelopment Plan (pdf)
Captains Cove Redevelopment Plan (pdf)
REVISED November 1, 2018 Land Use Board Agenda
Oct. 25 19-091 NJ 15776 SBA Offers Disaster Assistance for NJ (pdf)
NJ_15776_US SBA Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans (pdf)
Notice for Land Use Board Novemeber 1, 2018 venue change
Proposed Captains Cove Redevelopment Plan (pdf)
Archived Public Notices


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OLPH Parish

Email church@olph-sta.org
Website www.olph-sta.org

141 Navesink Ave.
732- 872-1290

In 1863, Rev. Thomas M. Killeen, pastor of St. James in Red Bank, celebrated Highland’s first mass in a private home.  Priests from Red Bank continued to administer to the community until 1879, when Rev. John J. O’Connor took up residence in Highlands.  Father O’Connor assumed the pastorate of St. Mary’s Parish, which then consisted of New Monmouth and Highlands.

In 1883, when Father O’Connor moved nearer to St. Mary’s Church in New Monmouth, Rev. John H. Fox, pastor of Holy Cross in Rumson, took responsibility for the Catholics of Highlands.  In 1888 Father Fox built Highland’s first church. Rev. Thomas Roche, pastor of St. Agnes in Atlantic Highlands, took charge of Highlands in 1891.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s first pastor, Rev. John T. Sweeney, arrived in 1898, thus establishing an independent parish.  Father Sweeney constructed a parish hall and the present rectory in 1901.  Rev. Thomas Kearns completed a larger church by 1932.  In 1951, Rev. Joseph J. Donnelly started a school in the basement of the church.  

A building for the Sisters of St. Francis from Stella Niagara, New York, was purchased in 1951.  The present, more convenient convent was purchased and renovated in 1957.  

Rev. James A. Thompson constructed a school building in 1963, and about 1978, the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Infant Jesus from Woodbury assumed the teaching duties of the school. 

In 1997 Rev. John M. Dobrosky purchased the house on the corner of Miller and Navesink Avenue, which is now known as the St. Jude Thrift Shop.  The Thrift Shop is staffed by volunteers of the parish.