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.”
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.
Parish Office Hours
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Sunday : Closed
Two Churches, One Parish Family
Ministry of the Month
This month, the Spotlight is on the Liturgical Ministries.
Faith Formation for Youth
Whole Family Catechesis: September 11, 8:30-10 am
ENCOUNTER: September 18, 10 am-Noon and
September 19, 6-8 pm
ECHO: September 21/September 22, 4:30-5:45 pm and
September 24, 9-10:15 am
CGS: September 21, 1-3 pm, September 23, 9-11:30 am
CGS: September 28/September 29, 4:30-5:45 pm
A Mandatory Meeting for Encounter (grades 6-8) Parents will be held on Monday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm in Mercy Hall.
A Mandatory Meeting for ECHO (grades 1-5) Parents will be held on Sunday, September 18 @ 7 pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Religious Education Registration
Registration is ongoing for next year's religious education programs.
Forms can be found in the Parish Office and
on the Youth Faith Formation site.
Contact your Congressional Representatives and urge them to pass the Conscience Protection Act (CPA) (S. 2927).
One of the issues this act would address: In late June, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services declared, contrary to the plain meaning of current federal law, that the state of California can continue to force all health plans to cover elective abortions. (See the USCCB fact sheet, “HHS Refuses to Enforce Weldon Amendment” for more details on this decision.) New York has already followed California’s lead. How many others will follow suit?
For answers to questions about this legislation, read the USCCB document, "The Need for the Conscience Protection Act of 2016".
Call, visit, or email your representatives and tell them to uphold the right of conscientious objection to abortion by enacting this much-needed legislation.
An action alert can be found at: www.HumanLifeActionCenter.org
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. - Thurs.: 10 am - 5 pm
Fri.: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Sun.: 8 am - 1:15 pm
Something to think about...questions for this week
Do you know Jesus? Can you honestly say that you’ve spent the time necessary to really develop your relationship with Him? What will you do to help your relationship with Him continue to grow?
(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.