Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oE

 
Public Notices
INTRO - O-17-12 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-11 (pdf)
17-100 - Adopting 2017 Municipal Budget -1(5) (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-10 (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-11 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-08 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-07 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-17-01 (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-01 (pdf)
2017 Introduced Budget (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-08 (pdf)
INTRO - O-17-07 (pdf)
Advertisement Budget 2017 (pdf)
2016 Annual Financial Statement (pdf)
Notice of Adoption Highlands - O-17-04 (pdf)
Notice of Adoption -O-17-05 (pdf)
Special Meeting March 20 (pdf)
O-17-05 - Notice of Introduction (pdf)
O-17-04 - Notice of Introduction (pdf)
Notice of Adoption - ORD 17-03 - Various Cap. Improvs (pdf)
Notice of Adoption - O-17-02 (pdf)
O-17-03 Capital Ordinance - Various Cap. Improvs. - 1_2017 - Highlands-c (pdf)
O-17-02 - Green Team Advisory Committee (pdf)
Legal Notice of Initiation of Declaratory Judgment Action (00009755xE471A) (pdf)
R-16-236 - Payment of Bills 12-21 (pdf)
R-16-237 - 2018 Highlands Resolution Form 1B (pdf)
R-16-238 - Dedication By Rider (pdf)
R-16-239 - Approving HBP 2017 Events Calendar-1 (pdf)
R-16-240 - Resignation of Louis Bader (pdf)
2016 Master Plan Reexamination Report 12-9-16 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-16-24 (pdf)
ADOPT - O-16-23 (pdf)
INTRO - O-16-28 - New Lease Agreement with the Baymens Protective Association (pdf)
INTRO - O-16-27 - Ordinance increasing liquor license fees (pdf)
INTRO - O-16-26 - Towing Ordinance in final form (pdf)
INTRO - O-16-25 - Permitted Parking at Public Parks in the Borough (pdf)
INTRO - O-16-24 (pdf)
INTRO - O-16-23 (pdf)
2016-10-05 O-16-22 - Capital Ordinance - Various Improvements (pdf)
2016-10-05 O-16-21 - Capital Imrpovements - Various (pdf)
2016-10-05 O-16-20 - Raffle Licenses (pdf)
2016-09-07 O-16-19 Direct Deposit (pdf)
2016-09-07 O-16-18 Open Space (pdf)
2016 FY Highlands Adopted Budget (pdf)
Highlands Borough Council - Meeting Date Change (pdf)
Nominating Petition (pdf)
Election Notice (pdf)
August 15, 2016 - Body Worn Cameras Notification (pdf)


Tide Tables

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.  "