Parish Office Hours
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Sunday : Closed
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.
Memorial to the Unborn
From Bishop Sullivan
The horrific images from the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12th are seared in the minds and hearts of good people. They are a tragic reminder that racism is alive in our country and must be defeated. White supremacy, neo-Nazism and racism are evil. They have no place in our country or in our Church.
Despite the great progress in racial justice we have seen in the past 50 years, the sin of racism continues to infect our social structures and some individual hearts. We see evidence of this fact in gut-wrenching displays like the rally in Charlottesville. Racism can be overt and dramatic or subtle and quiet. It is immoral in every form. The Church teaches that it is a sin.
I encourage Catholics in the Diocese of Camden to pray and act. All of us are called to leave the sidelines and get involved. Catholics have a crucial role to play in the fight for racial justice, inspired by our belief that every single person is sacred because each person is created in the image and likeness of God. Let us pray for an end to racism, hatred, and violence and work to promote respect and unity among all Americans.
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop of Camden
House of Charity
“It’s through the sharing of blessings that faith, hope and love become abundant.” - Bishop Sullivan
Parish Goal: $147,973 Raised to Date: $140,109
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is a wonderful story in which each and every one of us has a part to play. Every year, through the support of individuals and organizations, people are served right in our own parish community as well as many more who live beyond our parish. This support enables our neighbors near and far in the South Jersey area to receive corporal, spiritual, psychological, moral, and social assistance. These services could not be provided by one parish alone. Your gift matters.
If you haven’t yet contributed to this campaign, please prayerfully consider how you can help.
There are several ways to contribute: drop a check in the collection basket (made out to ‘House of Charity’); mail your donation to the Parish Office; make a pledge (can be paid in 10 installments), or see if your employer offers matching contributions.
Thank you to all those who have shared God’s blessings with those in need!
New Mass Schedule
Dear Parishioners of MaryMoM,
As you know, I am the only full-time priest here at the parish. Fr. Joe and Msgr. Tracy are retired and reside at the rectory. As retired priests they can come and go as they please and have no commitments to the parish at all. We are so blessed by their presence and that they help out with Masses and other parish needs out of their generosity and pastoral concern.
The parish Mass schedule, as it is presently set up, cannot be carried out by one priest. Since this is a one priest parish, the Mass schedule needs to change in order that it can be carried out by one priest. The Mass schedule has been looked at and discussed by the Parish Pastoral Council for the last year. Beginning on Sunday, October 1, 2017, the new weekend Mass Schedule will be as follows:
5 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church
8 am, Our Lady of Lourdes Church
*9:30 am, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church (this is a change)
*11 am, Our Lady of Lourdes Church (this is a change)
At present, there will be no change in the daily Mass schedule which is 9 am, Monday through Saturday at OLQP.
I hope that these changes do not cause too much of an inconvenience. Please continue to pray for more vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood.
Sincerely in Christ,
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
"The greatness of the love which Jesus has for every soul in the state of grace is something that no tongue coule adequately express. When He wished to depart this life, this sweet Spouse of souls, lest His absence might cause them to forget Him, left to them as a memorial the Blessed Sacrament, in which He Himself remained. His own self was the only pledge He wished should remain between these souls and Himself, that they might always remember Him." - St. Peter of Alcantara
Love Him, praise Him, thank Him, beg Him for mercy and forgiveness, tell Him what you want. He is waiting for you in the Blessed Sacrament. Go and spend some time with Him.
Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursdays from 4 pm - 10 pm, and Fridays from 5 am - 4 pm in Holy Family Chapel, Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Weekly Holy Hour on Fridays from 3 pm - 4 pm.
"Take advantage of your short time on earth. Do those things that will lead you to eternal life."
Something to think about...questions for this week
Does reflecting on your own sin and need for God’s forgiveness and grace, affect how you live your life and how you offer mercy and forgiveness to others? Do you allow God to change you? What do you think most impressed Jesus about the Canaanite woman?
(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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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.