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

Saturday Vigil:
     5 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Sunday: 
     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
Weekdays:
     Monday - Saturday: 9 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church

Reconciliation:
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.

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

Two Churches, One Parish Family

  • Opening Mass - Fortnight for Freedom
  • Bubbles 4 Autism - raising awareness.
  • Ready to receive.
  • Little Flowers crown Mary
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
  • Bishop Sullivan blessing the Holy Door
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Good Stewards - Youth of the parish making sandwiches for Cathedral ...
  • Parish Leadership Council
  • Fr. Bill & Fr. Joe
  • Mary, Mother of Mercy
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

Ministry of the Month

This month, the Spotlight is on the Adoration Ministry and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Fortnight for Freedom

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. In our parish, we invite you to join us for  the following events:

Monday, June 20: Opening Mass, 7 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Wednesday, June 22: Pray the Rosary, 7 pm, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
Friday, June 24: Outdoor Movie, 8 pm, by Mercy Hall (Refreshments provided.)
* Movie: For Greater Glory
Monday,
June 27: Pray the Rosary, 7 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Wednesday, June 29: Presentation on St. Maximilian Kolbe by Barbara Bailey, 6:45 pm, Our Lady’s Hall (Refreshments provided.)

Additional Events to be held at St. Margaret Church, 845 Third Street, Woodbury Heights:
Friday, July 1: Holy Hour7 pm 
Monday, July 4: Mass, 7 pm 
 
National Relic Tour:

All are invited to Philadelphia on June 25 to venerate the relics of two saints who exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution: St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher.

Additional Resources:

The bishops have urged an intensification of penance and prayer for religious freedom in our country.  These resources are provided to help us learn more about our first, most cherished liberty, as well as our courageous forebears in the faith and aids to help us follow their example:

Current Threats to Religious Liberty
Religious Liberty Fact Sheets
Litany for Liberty & Additional Prayer Resources
USCCB Call to Prayer Facebook Page
Take Action Page

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,
from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ. Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome— for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us— this great land will always be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Witnesses to Freedom

This year's Fortnight for Freedom theme is Witnesses to Freedom. We will look at the lives of more than 14 women and men of faith, from all over the world, who bear witness to authentic freedom in Christ.

Little Sisters of the Poor 
Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More 
Coptic Martyrs 
St. John the Baptist 
Ven. Henriette Delille 
Bl. Oscar Romero 
Martyrs of Compiègne 
Fr. John Bapst, SJ  
Sts. Peter and Paul 
Sts. Felicity and Perpetua 
Bl. Miguel Pro
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Edith Stein 
St. Kateri Tekakwitha 

Religious Freedom in the Year of Mercy - Archbishop Lori

Vacation Bible School

Called to Mercy

Parish Goal: $ 144,364          Raised to Date:  $ 128,090

We're getting ever closer to our parish goal. If you haven't given to this campaign as yet, please prayerfully consider making a donation. Or, if you have already given, please consider giving a little more. One of our parish goals is outreach to the poor, and the House of Charity helps us meet that goal through it's support of social and community services and compassionate outreach. And remember, once we reach our goal, 10% of the money raised is returned to our parish to be used in our own community for local needs. Additionally, 75% of money collected above our goal is returned to our parish.

Thank you for your generosity and for helping to continue the mission of the Church in our diocese!

Click for information about how donations
to the House of Charity are used.

Religious Education Registration

Registration has begun for next year's religious education programs.
Forms can be found in the Parish Office and
on the Youth Faith Formation site.

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Jubilee of Mercy - the Door of Mercy is Open

I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her.  — Pope Francis

Click on images for more Year of Mercy resources.

 

 

 

 

 

The Jubilee Doors at our parish are OPEN:
Mon.: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tue., Wed. and Thurs.: 10 am - 5 pm
Fri.: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Sat.: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun.: 8 am - 1:15 pm  

 

Recent Bulletins


  • Sun, Jun 26th

Something to think about...questions for this week

Like Peter, can you honestly answer Jesus’ question “But who do you say that I am?” with “The Christ of God.”? Do you live the moments of your life with that belief foremost in your heart and mind? What challenges you most in Luke's definition of discipleship?

 (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.

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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.