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.”

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil:
     5 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Sunday: 
     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
Weekdays:
     Monday - Saturday: 9 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church

Reconciliation:
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

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

Two Churches, One Parish Family

  • Bubbles 4 Autism - raising awareness.
  • Ready to receive.
  • Little Flowers crown Mary
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
  • Bishop Sullivan blessing the Holy Door
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Good Stewards - Youth of the parish making sandwiches for Cathedral ...
  • Parish Leadership Council
  • Fr. Bill & Fr. Joe
  • Mary, Mother of Mercy
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

Ministry of the Month

This month, the Spotlight is on the Altar Rosary Society.

Read more about this ministry here.

Nota Bene

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday:

* The Parish Office will be closed from 2:30 pm on Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. It will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

* Th St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, May 30. It will resume regular hours on Wednesday, June 1.

Vacation Bible School

11th Annual Golf Outing

Friday, June 3 at 1 pm Shot Gun/ Scramble Format

11 am - 12:30 pm registration & lunch
at White Oaks Country Club, Newfield

Golfers of all skill levels, age and gender will enjoy this event.  The $90 registration fee covers lunch, green fees/cart, refreshments and awards banquet. Registration and sponsor forms are available in both churches and the parish office.
Sponsorship opportunities are available!
Contact Steve Shanline for more: 881-2010.

Proceeds will be used to support the Parish Religious Education Program.

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.

Called to Mercy

Parish Goal: $ 144,364          Raised to Date:  $ 125,790

We've reached almost 85% of our parish goal! If you haven't given to this campaign as yet, please prayerfully consider making a donation. 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!

Click for information about how donations
to the House of Charity are used.

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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

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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  

 

Recent Bulletins


  • Sun, May 29th
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Something to think about...questions for this week

Today we are called to reflect upon and reaffirm our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. When we receive the Eucharist, we receive God's own divine presence. Do you allow yourself to become what you receive, and therefore bring God’s love to your world?

(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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What is God calling you to do?

 

Discernment groups are meeting now for those men discerning a call to the priesthood, as well as for women discerning a call to the religious life to help answer the question, 'What is God calling me to do?'.
More information can be found by contacting the Diocesan Office for Vocations at 583-2864.

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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.