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.”
Upcoming Events - January 2017
Parish Office Hours
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday : Closed
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.
Shoeboxes for Soldiers
Eagle Scout Project
Matthew Cottrell is currently a Junior at St. Augustine Prep, a Life Scout in Boy Scouts and currently working on his Eagle Scout Project—’Shoeboxes for Soldiers’. He is collecting donations for care packages he will ship to our soldiers serving overseas. A complete list of donatable items can be found in the Gathering Space of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, in the Parish Office, and by clicking on the link below. Donations can be dropped off at either the Parish Office or in the designated collection box at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, from January 28 through March 26. Thank you for your support!
List of Items
***Please note: Magazines/Books/Hotel Toiletries cannot be accepted.
A Call to Action
Help Obtain Safe Rides to School for Catholic Children
Ask the Governor to increase funding for nonpublic school transportation in his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. (Funding has not increased since the 2007/2008 school year.) If your family or friends have been directly impacted by this problem, tell the Governor the details. Even if you don’t personally know someone affected but believe in Catholic Education, please contact the Governor.
Write: Governor of New Jersey, P O Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625
NJCC Automated Voter Voice System: http://njcatholic.org/faith-in-action
Something to think about...questions for this week
From His very birth, Jesus not only manifests Himself to Jews, but also to Gentiles who are prominently included in the manifestation, symbolized by the Magi and their journey. How do you manifest Jesus to all with whom you come into contact?
(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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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.
What is God calling you to do?
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.