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
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.)
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.)
What is God calling you to do?
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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.