Two Churches, One Parish

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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.”

Office Hours

Monday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday : Closed

Ask Yourself...questions for this week

Jesus instructed the five thousand people to rest and be fed. Do you take the opportunity every Sunday to rest, reflect, and be nourished by the Word of God? Do you live Sunday as the Lord’s day?

Two Churches, One Parish

  • Youth Lector & Altar Server Appreciation Night
  • Vacation Bible School fun!
  • Work on the floor at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Congratulations graduates! Thank you for your stewardship of our parish. (pictured ...
  • Welcome Deacon Edward Kennedy!
  • Mercy Community Garden 2015 - growing food for our food pantry.
  • Parish Leadership Council
  • Parish youth donated their time for Habitat for Humanity.
  • Mary, Mother of Mercy
  • Fr. Bill & Fr. Joe
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

Registration for 2015/2016 School Year

Registration for next year’s Religious Education program has begun. Forms can be found here on our website (just click on the tab for the program you need), and then returned to the Parish Office with payment. 

Attention Catholic School Parents!
Children attending Catholic schools should be receiving sacramental preparation at our parish. Therefore, it’s important to register your child(ren) with our Religious Education program even if they attend Catholic school.

For more information, please contact Shannon Cassidy, the Coordinator of Religious Education, at scassidycgs@gmail.com.

World Meeting of Families 2015

September 22-25, 2015

Papal Visit: September 26-27

Love is our Mission: the Family Fully Alive

- called together from all over the world in faithful celebration of the family – the sanctuary of love and life.

A catechism on family life entitled LOVE IS OUR MISSION: The family fully alive, has been prepared by Our Sunday Visitor. Each week, from June 14 through August 16, we will reflect on one chapter from this catechism in the bulletin. You can order a copy of this beautifully illustrated catechism at the website below, or download a pdf of the text here.

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More information about how you can prayerfully prepare, get involved, donate, host a family, and much more can be found by going to: 
www.worldmeeting2015.org/

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Please note:  Registering for the World Meeting of Families does NOT include access to any papal events. No tickets will be sold for the Papal Mass. It is a free event. (Consider taking the PATCO Hi Speed line into Philadelphia. PATCO tickets for September 26 & 27 are on sale now.)

Join the conversation: #WMF2015  #POPEINPHILLY

Parish Preparatory Catechism - Love is Our Mission

 
What does the Church really teach about
human purpose, marriage, and family?

Dig deeper into the family life catechism prepared for the World Meeting of Families. In order to deepen understanding of the Church’s teaching about family, and in preparation for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF),we are offering a 3-session Preparatory Catechism on Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.  The sessions will be held on August 16, August 23 and August 30 in Mercy Hall, Glassboro, from 11 am - 1 pm. Attend one, or all.

Cost:  $15 for materials (If you would like additional books, please note an additional $10 fee).  Registration forms are available here, as well as in the vestibules of both our churches, and at the parish office.  Deadline for Registration:  August 7th.

Topics by session:

Session 1 - Created for Joy:
- The Meaning and Purpose of Human Sexuality
- True Love and Our Mission as Children of God
- Marriage and Marital Imagery in the Bible

Session 2 - A Light in a Dark World:
- The "Domestic" Church
- Christian Marriage: The Bedrock of Society
- Challenges Facing the Family

Session 3 - A Home for the Wounded Heart:
- The Church: Our Mother and the Bride of Christ
- The Need for Catholic Community
- Ministering to People/Families in Difficult Situations

Please join us!

House of Charity - Bishop's Annual Appeal


Parish Goal: $ 140,842          Raised to Date: $ 132,195

Can you help?

Fr. Bill says, ‘We’re almost there!’ We’re getting closer to meeting our House of Charity goal - 94%! Won’t you consider making a donation to this very worthy cause which helps people in our diocese? If you’ve already made a donation, we thank you. Fr. Bill is also very appreciative of all those who made donations in addition to their original pledge. ‘Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You’re the best! We are blessed!’

Please help support the pastoral, charitable, and social ministries of the Diocese of Camden. 

There are several ways to give: drop a check in the collection basket (made out to House of Charity), mail your donation to the parish office, or make a pledge (can be paid in 10 monthly installments). Also, why not check to see if your employer offers matching contributions. If they do, please register and name Mary, Mother of Mercy as your parish. 

More information about where your donation will be used can be found by going to the diocesan website at: www.camdendiocese.org. Thank you for being as generous as your means allow.

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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.