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“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.”

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. We welcome you and your family of all ages to our family of faith, without judgment. 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 to the extent that you are able. Please come and celebrate with us each week and make this community an extension of your own family. Welcome Home!

Holy Thursday Church Visitation

As we enter into the three days we know as the Triduum—beginning with Holy Thursday—many Catholics will once again take part in an ancient ritual of visiting churches after the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper—a local “mini-pilgrimage.” Here are the places and times for the Altars of Repose on Holy Thursday throughout our deanery:

Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit – Holy Name of Jesus Church (Mullica Hill) until 11:00 PM

Holy Angels Parish – St. Patrick’s Church (Woodbury) until 10:00 PM

Holy Family parish hall (Sewell) until 12:00 Midnight

Incarnation - Fr. Salerno Room at the Kernan Center (Mantua) until 12:00 Midnight

Infant Jesus in the convent (Woodbury Heights) until 10:00 PM

Mary Mother of Mercy - Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Glassboro) adoration chapel until 11:00 PM

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament - St. Michael's Church (Minotola) 12:00 Midnight

Our Lady of the Lakes church hall (Collings Lakes) until 12:00 Midnight

St. Clare of Assisi school (Swedesboro) until 10:00 PM

St. Gabriel the Archangel - Corpus Christi church (Penns Grove) until 11:00 PM

St. Michael the Archangel - Nativity Church (Franklinville) until 10:00 PM

Sts. Peter and Paul at the Parish Center (Sewell) until 11:00 PM

 

Traditionally, Catholics visit seven parishes on this night (symbolic of the ancient practice of visiting the seven basilicas of Rome as an act of penance). The goal is to spend a few minutes in each church, praying before the Blessed Sacrament, and keeping vigil on the night that Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest, asking His disciples to stay awake with Him.

     “For Catholics, the notion of going on pilgrimage—even a mini-pilgrimage such as this one—represents our recognition that we are on a journey to life with God in the fullness of His Kingdom. Our life on earth is not merely something to be tolerated as we await our true destination. Rather, our life on earth is a journey, and we encounter God along the way. As Catholics, we symbolize this journey by making pilgrimages to holy places. Participants in a pilgrimage are not just travelers; they are pilgrims. To be a pilgrim is to be on a sacred journey in search of fulfillment in God. As a Church, we are a “pilgrim people,” traveling together toward our God. As a sacramental people, a pilgrimage is just one more example of how we embody our faith.

     The Seven Churches Visitation is a tradition that grew out of this time of prayer and adoration. Catholics remember when Jesus asked His disciples to stay and watch with Him while they were in the garden. This tradition of mindful watching is a sort of pilgrimage to various altars of repose, in different churches that correspond to each of the seven places, or “stations,” that were made by Jesus between the Last Supper in the Upper Room to His crucifixion on the cross.”   https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2017/04/visiting-churches-on-holy-thursday/

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil:
     5 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Sunday: 
     8 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
     9:30 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
    11 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

Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday: Closed

Parish Goal: $150,192    Raised to Date: $78,767

Activities & Events

Community Connections

Loving someone struggling with addiction can be very difficult, painful, and chaotic. A community support group can help by offering peer support for anyone affected by drug addiction. Join the group on Saturday mornings at 9:30am at The Church of Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. All are welcome to attend, including those suffering from addiction/alcoholism, family members and those who have experienced a loss from the disease. For more information, call 609-617-9959.

Click to view Bishop Sullivan's Catholic Strong message.

Strengthening our faith and our Church for future generations, 70% of the funds donated in our parish will remain in our parish to address needs in our own community.
Our goal is $1,125,000, and your help in reaching our goal is vital.

Where will the money collected go?
Our Parish Case Statement can be viewed by clicking here.

Thank you for your support.

Raised to Date: $909,138

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Memorial Bricks

Memorial to the Unborn

4” x 8” Memorial Bricks are on sale now for $50.00.

The last day to purchase a dedicated paver for the Memorial is Friday, May 3, 2019.

The Unborn Memorial site is a sacred place on the grounds at Our Lady of Lourdes Church for all unborn whether lost through miscarriage, still birth, or abortion.

Please consider purchasing a paver. Kindly fill out the order form which can be found here, and mail or bring your check to the Parish Office, 500 Greentree Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028-1427, or, drop it in the collection basket at any Mass. The form can be filled out electronically or printed and hand written.

May God continue to bless and protect you and your families.

A limited number of bricks are available, so get yours now!
(Bricks hold 4 lines of 21 characters each—including spaces.)

Memorialize your loved ones in this very special place.

Order forms are also available in both churches, or click here to go directly to the BricksRUs site.

Please call the Parish Office if you have any questions.

Something to think about...questions for this week

Jesus repeatedly warns against the dangers of not repenting. How do you keep the need for repentance part of your spiritual exercises?

(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.)

Email Communications from Parish Staff:

Please know that our parish priests and staff members will never contact you via email to ask that you provide them with gift cards or assist them financially in a crisis situation. If you receive an email which is seemingly being sent by a priest or staff member requesting financial assistance of any kind, please report it to the Parish Office immediately (parishoffice@mary-mom.com). Thank you.

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Bishop Sullivan's Statement

"Because we ourselves are unable to atone for so much wrong,
we unite ourselves to the infinite merits of our Savior Jesus."

- St. Peter Julian Eymard

  Bishop Dennis Sullivan's Pastoral Message on Release of Names of Credibly Accused Clergy

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Transportation Funding

The Diocese of Trenton has created a video highlighting the need for increased transportation funding.  You can view the video at https://youtu.be/lIDufT7oSBg.  The video is also on the NJCC homepage - https://njcatholic.org/.   

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.

 

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.

“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.”