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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.”

Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish

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Parish Office Hours

Monday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday : Closed

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil:
     5 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
     8 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
     9 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
    10 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
    12 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
     Monday - Saturday: 9 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church

Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 9:30 - 10 am at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, from 3:15 - 4:15 pm in the Chapel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and by appointment.

Memorial to the Unborn

Two Churches, One Parish Family

  • Ready for reconciliation.
  • Beginning
  • Ready to receive.
  • CKC - Making Sandwiches for the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden
  • Parish Festival Prize Drawing
  • Parish Leadership Council
  • Fr. Bill & Fr. Joe
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

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From Bishop Sullivan

The horrific images from the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12th are seared in the minds and hearts of good people. They are a tragic reminder that racism is alive in our country and must be defeated. White supremacy, neo-Nazism and racism are evil. They have no place in our country or in our Church.

Despite the great progress in racial justice we have seen in the past 50 years, the sin of racism continues to infect our social structures and some individual hearts. We see evidence of this fact in gut-wrenching displays like the rally in Charlottesville. Racism can be overt and dramatic or subtle and quiet. It is immoral in every form. The Church teaches that it is a sin.

I encourage Catholics in the Diocese of Camden to pray and act. All of us are called to leave the sidelines and get involved. Catholics have a crucial role to play in the fight for racial justice, inspired by our belief that every single person is sacred because each person is created in the image and likeness of God. Let us pray for an end to racism, hatred, and violence and work to promote respect and unity among all Americans.

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop of Camden

House of Charity

“It’s through the sharing of blessings that faith, hope and love become abundant.” - Bishop Sullivan

Parish Goal: $147,973  Raised to Date: $140,109

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is a wonderful story in which each and every one of us has a part to play. Every year, through the support of individuals and organizations, people are served right in our own parish community as well as many more who live beyond our parish. This support enables our neighbors near and far in the South Jersey area to receive corporal, spiritual, psychological, moral, and social assistance. These services could not be provided by one parish alone. Your gift matters.

If you haven’t yet contributed to this campaign, please prayerfully consider how you can help.

There are several ways to contribute: drop a check in the collection basket (made out to ‘House of Charity’); mail your donation to the Parish Office; make a pledge (can be paid in 10 installments), or see if your employer offers matching contributions.

Thank you to all those who have shared God’s blessings with those in need!

Click here for more information on the House of Charity, Bishop's Annual Appeal.

New Mass Schedule

Dear Parishioners of MaryMoM,

As you know, I am the only full-time priest here at the parish.  Fr. Joe and Msgr. Tracy are retired and reside at the rectory.  As retired priests they can come and go as they please and have no commitments to the parish at all.  We are so blessed by their presence and that they help out with Masses and other parish needs out of their generosity and pastoral concern. 

The parish Mass schedule, as it is presently set up, cannot be carried out by one priest.  Since this is a one priest parish, the Mass schedule needs to change in order that it can be carried out by one priest.  The Mass schedule has been looked at and discussed by the Parish Pastoral Council for the last year.  Beginning on Sunday, October 1, 2017, the new weekend Mass Schedule will be as follows:

Saturday Vigil:
5 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church

8 am, Our Lady of Lourdes Church
*9:30 am, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church (this is a change)
*11 am, Our Lady of Lourdes Church (this is a change)

At present, there will be no change in the daily Mass schedule which is 9 am, Monday through Saturday at OLQP. 

I hope that these changes do not cause too much of an inconvenience.  Please continue to pray for more vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood. 

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Bill

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

"The greatness of the love which Jesus has for every soul in the state of grace is something that no tongue coule adequately express. When He wished to depart this life, this sweet Spouse of souls, lest His absence might cause them to forget Him, left to them as a memorial the Blessed Sacrament, in which He Himself remained. His own self was the only pledge He wished should remain between these souls and Himself, that they might always remember Him." - St. Peter of Alcantara

Love Him, praise Him, thank Him, beg Him for mercy and forgiveness, tell Him what you want. He is waiting for you in the Blessed Sacrament. Go and spend some time with Him.

Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursdays from 4 pm - 10 pm, and Fridays from 5 am - 4 pm  in Holy Family Chapel, Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Weekly Holy Hour on Fridays from 3 pm - 4 pm.

"Take advantage of your short time on earth. Do those things that will lead you to eternal life."

Recent Bulletins

  • Sun, Aug 20th

Something to think about...questions for this week

Does reflecting on your own sin and need for God’s forgiveness and grace, affect how you live your life and how you offer mercy and forgiveness to others? Do you allow God to change you? What do you think most impressed Jesus about the Canaanite woman?

(Remember - though it varies from person to person, it generally takes no less than 21 days to develop a new habit. It also takes discipline, courage and determination on a daily basis.)

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What is God calling you to do?


Discernment groups are meeting now for those men discerning a call to the priesthood, as well as for women discerning a call to the religious life to help answer the question, 'What is God calling me to do?'.
More information can be found by contacting the Diocesan Office for Vocations at 583-2864.

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.