Two Churches, One Parish
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.”
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday : Closed
House of Charity
Parish Goal: $ 140,842
Raised to Date: $ 127,186
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.
Vacation Bible School - Register Now!
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. Please contact Shannon Cassidy at email@example.com with any questions.
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. Please contact Shannon Cassidy, the Coordinator of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Daily Scripture Readings
Two Churches, One Parish
Fortnight for Freedom
"When, in the name of an ideology, there is an attempt to remove God from society, it ends up adoring idols, and very soon men and women lose their way, their dignity is trampled, and their rights violated." - Pope Francis
“Religious freedom is not only that of private thought or worship. It is the liberty to live, both privately and publicly, according to the ethical principles resulting from found truth.” - Pope Francis
Religious freedom is rooted in the dignity of the human person, who is endowed with reason and free will, and therefore able to take responsibility for his or her actions. Religious liberty is protected in the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution and in federal and state laws. It includes more than our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home; it also encompasses our ability to contribute freely to the common good of all Americans.
“[A] healthy pluralism...does not entail privatizing religions in an attempt to reduce them to the quiet obscurity of the individual’s conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques.” - Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), no. 255
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.
In order to help prepare, 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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Additionally, our parish will be offering a 3-week Preparatory Catechism on Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. The sessions will be offered on August 16, August 23 and August 30, in Mercy Hall from 11 am-1 pm. Attend one, or all. Come and deepen your understanding of the Church's teaching about the family.
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.
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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:
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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.