Gospel Reflection Small Group
Here at Mary Mother of Mercy Parish we are starting a small group or small Christian community program. We know that when a group of up to 12 believers come together in the home to pray and reflect on the word of God good things will happen. This is the way that the Catholic Church was started by Jesus and the apostles.
Our small groups are rooted in the universal Church and are under the authority of our pastor here at Mary Mother of Mercy Parish. The purpose of this first small group initiative will be to read, reflect and learn about the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. When appropriate we will highlight the Old Testament prophecy that is fulfilled by this Gospel passage and the section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church that is relevant to this teaching.
Small groups will be held in the home and will last no more than one hour. The day and time of each small group meeting will be set by the group host. The outline and session content will be posted here on the Mary Mother of Mercy website. Any parishioner can start a small group. Just invite some friends or family members and get started right away!
Click the 'Small Groups' tab above for information on how to get started, and for the Gospel Reflection Outline of the week.
For more information about small Christian communities visit the following link:
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8 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
9:30 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
11 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.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Summer Parish Office Hours
From June 15th through Labor Day: Monday through Thursday 10am to 4pm.
If you need to reach someone outside of those hours you can email Meryl Cerana ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), or for non-urgent matters, please email the Parish Office and you will be contacted when the office is open.
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Something to think about...questions for this week
Jesus taught the disciples that the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, would be sent to teach us and remind us of His teachings. Are you open to the Holy Spirit and, under His guidance, do you allow your opinions to be challenged and changed?
(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.)
Email Communications from Parish Staff:
Please know that our parish priests and staff members will never contact you via email to ask that you provide them with gift cards or assist them financially in a crisis situation. If you receive an email which is seemingly being sent by a priest or staff member requesting financial assistance of any kind, please report it to the Parish Office immediately (email@example.com). Thank you.
Please note: There is NO Bingo at Mary, MoM.
Watch as Meryl Cerana, our parish Pastoral Associate and Business Administrator, talks about her experiences earning her Masters of Science in Church Management through the Center for Church Management at the Villanova School of Business:
Bishop Sullivan's Statement
"Because we ourselves are unable to atone for so much wrong,
we unite ourselves to the infinite merits of our Savior Jesus."
- St. Peter Julian Eymard
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.
“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.”