Mass for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Can't receive communion? Make a Spiritual Communion:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Activities & Events (slideshow)
A Gift for Our Parishioners
Please note: When attending Mass, please wear a mask, and observe social distancing guidelines.
5 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church *live-streamed
8 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
9:30 am - Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church
11 am - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., & Sat.: 9 am - OLQP
Wed.: 6:15 pm - OLL
Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 9:30 - 10 am at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, from 3:15 - 4:15 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and by appointment.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM
If you need to reach someone outside of regular office hours please email Meryl Cerana ([email protected]).
Holy Family Chapel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church is open for private prayer from 10am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday. A maximum of 6 people is allowed at a time. Please sanitize your hands, wear a mask, and observe social distancing at all times. Bathrooms are available for emergency use only.
Parish Food Pantry
The Parish Food Pantry is now open on MONDAYS (9:30am-10:30am), WEDNESDAYS (6:00pm-7:00pm), and FRIDAYS (9:30am-10:30am). Donations of non-perishable food to replenish food supplies may be dropped off curb-side at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church (Highland Avenue side) during pantry hours, or at our churches.
Monetary donations can be made via the Online Giving tab in the website menu.
Small Group Gospel Reflection
The purpose of this small group initiative is to read, reflect and learn about the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday.
** Small groups (12 or fewer individuals) meetings will last no more than one hour. The day and time of each small group meeting will be set by the group host. The weekly outline and session content is available by clicking on the 'Small Groups' link above. With current restrictions, on-line meetings can be coordinated.
** Any parishioner can start a small group. Just invite some friends or family members and get started! Click the 'Small Groups' link to find a ‘How to’ instruction page to help you get started.
** Want to participate but not host? Want to host but don’t know who to ask? Contact the Parish Office with your name and contact information, and you will be connected with others in your situation.
Do you have an Amazon account? You can now support our parish with your Amazon purchases! (.5% of your total purchase and every bit is appreciated!)
Signing up is easy! Go to Smile.Amazon.com and choose Mary Mother of Mercy Parish Glassboro NJ as the charity you would like to support. Then, just be sure to shop via AmazonSmile! It’s that simple!
Click the ‘Online Giving’ tab above to set it up.
WeShare. Online giving. You’re in complete control!
* convenient and easy
* your choice of credit card or bank transfer
* your choice of date and frequency of donation
* ability to make 1-time donations or recurring donations
* ability to make changes at any time
Have you pledged your support yet?
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: $942,083
Parish Goal: $150,943
Raised to Date: $103,684
We know that You love us so much. Help us in turn, to love our neighbors as Jesus, Your Son, has taught us. We have never seen You, but if we love each other, we know that You will live in us and Your love will be brought to full expression in us.
Help us to be kind to all people, tenderhearted, forgiving one another. Help us to remember our neighbors in their time of need. We pray that our neighbors near and far will know Jesus more deeply in their lives and that we can flourish together as the Catholic Community of South Jersey.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
FROM THE USCCB ON THE MORAL PERMISSIBILITY OF COVID-19 VACCINES
“Neither the Pfizer nor the Moderna vaccine involved the use of cell lines that originated in fetal tissue taken from the body of an aborted baby at any level of design, development, or production. They are not completely free from any connection to abortion, however, as both Pfizer and Moderna made use of a tainted cell line for one of the confirmatory lab tests of their products. There is thus a connection, but it is relatively remote.
Some are asserting that if a vaccine is connected in any way with tainted cell lines then it is immoral to be vaccinated with them. This is an inaccurate portrayal of Catholic moral teaching.
There are three documents from the Holy See that treat the question of tainted vaccines…
These documents all point to the immorality of using tissue taken from an aborted child for creating cell lines. They also make distinctions in terms of the moral responsibility of the various actors involved, from those involved in designing and producing a vaccine to those receiving the vaccine. Most importantly, they all make clear that, at the level of the recipient, it is morally permissible to accept vaccination when there are no alternatives and there is a serious risk to health.
The Pontifical Academy does call for appropriate expressions of protest against the origins of these vaccines as well as for vigorous efforts to promote the creation of alternatives.”
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Go to YouTube.com, type “MaryMom NJ” in the search bar, and then hit the ‘Subscribe’ button. Thank you!
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 ([email protected]). Thank you.
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
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.”