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.”
5:00 PM - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
8:00 AM - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
9:00 AM - Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
10:00 AM - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
12:00 PM - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - OLQP
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday : Closed
10 Personal Goals for the New Year
– “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
– “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”
– “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.”
– “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”
– “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.”
– “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.”
– “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into destroyed and destructive people.”
– “Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the finger at others, which leads to pride; and for complaining continually, which leads to desperation.”
– “Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this.”
VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis met before Christmas with Vatican employees, mostly lay people with families, he asked them to do the preceding 10 things. The list sounded remarkably like suggestions for New Year’s resolutions
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Two Churches, One Parish
Mardi Gras - A Faith Festival
Tuesday, February 17
Mercy Hall, 6:00-8:00 PM
Food ~ Desserts ~ Crafts ~ Games
Please join us! All are Welcome.
Attendance is Required of All ECHO Students
Who do you say that He is?
Do you live like it's true?
Eucharistic Adoration begins at 4 PM on Thursday and continues until 4 PM on Friday in the Chapel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
A Holy Hour is held every Friday, from 3 - 4 PM. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Evening Office in Holy Family Chapel, Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
The Miraculous Medal Novena is prayed following the Thursday 9 AM Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
The Rosary is prayed Monday - Saturday before all morning Masses at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
Pray a novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Begin here.
Understanding Grief - Winter 2015
Providing a listening ear and an open heart, our Parish’s Bereavement Ministry has upcoming sessions which meet on Monday evenings in Our Lady’s Hall, Pitman, from 7 - 8:30 PM. These sessions are conducted by trained members of our parish's Bereavement Ministry and are open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. There is no cost. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call Dolly: 589-4237, or Deacon John Luko: 629-2183.
Winter 2015 Meeting Dates
January 5, 12, 19, & 26
February 2, 9, 16 & 23
Daily Scripture Readings
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.