Contact Info

Parish Office
500 Greentree Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
P: 856-881-0909
F: 856-881-5457

Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish

Our Parish

Welcome to Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish!

Together with Mary our Mother, our Catholic Community welcomes all to receive, live and share the Divine Mercy that comes from Jesus.  We are a community of faith that thrives on the sacramental life of the Church.  On behalf of the clergy, staff and parishioners of Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, we welcome you to our family of faith.  We truly hope that you allow us to serve you in whatever way we can, and we invite you to be a full and active participant in our parish. Please come and celebrate with us each week and make this community an extension of your family. Welcome Home!

“Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know You,
a heart to seek You, wisdom to find You,
conduct pleasing to You, faithful perseverance
in waiting for You, and a hope of finally
embracing You.  Amen.”

Mass Schedule

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Saturday: 5 PM
Sunday: 8 AM, 10 AM and 12 PM
Weekdays: Friday and Saturday: 9 AM
Monday - Friday: 6:30 PM
Confessions: Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 PM or by appointment

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9 AM and 11 AM
Weekdays: Monday - Thursday: 9 AM
Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4 PM or by appointment

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday : Closed

Please Note:

The Parish Office will be closed from Thursday, April 18 through Monday April 21.  We will reopen on Tuesday, April 22.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

**  The Sacred Triduum  **

  Holy Thursday, April 17
7:00 PM: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
       at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
(Adoration at the Repository until 11:00 PM)

  Good Friday, April 18
1:00 PM: ‘Seven Last Words’ Devotion
       at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
3:00 PM:  The Lord’s Passion
       at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
7:00 PM:  Candlelight Stations of the Cross
       at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
(Followed by Sharing of Soup and Bread in Lower Hall)

  Holy Saturday, April 19
10:00 AM:  Blessing of bread and food baskets
       at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
8:00 PM:  The Easter Vigil
       at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

 **  Easter Sunday  **

 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & Noon Masses
       at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Masses
       at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

 

Lenten Fasting/Abstinence

*  Abstinence - Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday.

*  Fasting - Every person between the age of 18 and 60 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Only one full meatless meal is allowed.  Two other smaller meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.  When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.

We should not lightly excuse ourselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.

Staff

Bible Search

House of Charity ~ Bishop's Annual Appeal

"Unearthing the Treasure"

Parish Goal:  $ 127,500

Received to Date:  $ 87,865

Please prayerfully consider a gift to this year's appeal.  With your help, we can reach our goal.  Thank you for your generosity.

Appeal Information

Visit the House of Charity webpage.

Upcoming Events:

A CHRISTIAN SEDER DINNER

Another Faith Festival Event

April 16  ~  from 6 PM - 8 PM Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Lower Hall
Tickets: $5 Single, $8 Couple, $15 Family
Limited Seating (Only 100 tickets are available.)

 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CONFESSION/RECONCILIATION

Wednesday, April 16 from 7 - 8 PM in             
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
Please note:  In keeping with liturgical norms, confessions will not be heard once the Sacred Triduum begins (April 17).

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Join us for the Candlelight Stations of the Cross this Friday at 7 PM in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Pitman.

The Stations will be followed by a ‘Sharing of Soup and Bread’ in the Lower Hall at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

 

BLESSING OF EASTER FOOD

Join us on Saturday, April 19 at 10 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
In many traditions, it is customary to bless the foods that, on Easter, will break the Lenten fast.  Special breads, produce, eggs and meat are brought to the church to be blessed.  Even if this has not been your tradition, all are welcome to attend!

 

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

Please join us as we pray the Divine Mercy Novena.  Booklets are available in both churches.  Begin on Good Friday, and continue through Saturday, April 26th. (The Novena will be prayed after the 9 AM daily Masses beginning on Monday, April 21st.)  Special graces are attained through this powerful novena, given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

April 27  ~  Our Lady of Lourdes Church

1:15 - 3:15 PM:  Confessions, Exposition, Solemn Blessing of Divine Mercy Image, Divine Mercy Chaplet Sung

3:30 PM:  Mass of Divine Mercy

Please come and share in this special Feast Day of our Lord's infinite mercy!

Publications


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Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish

 is a Roman Catholic parish serving central Gloucester County, New Jersey. Our parish community was formed from the former parishes Our Lady Queen of Peace in Pitman, and Our Lady of Lourdes in Glassboro.  We are a part of the Camden Diocese, under the leadership of the Most Reverend Dennis Sullivan.