Activities & Events (slideshow)
Monthly Inclusion Mass
4th Sundays at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 11 AM
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)
This is a regularly scheduled Mass with special adaptations to better serve those in our faith community with developmental delays and behavioral challenges.
What should I expect at this Mass?
- Children’s Lectionary (Liturgy of the Word)
- Softer Music (Instrumental or Cantor)
- Softer Lighting
- May hear more vocalizations and movement. Vocalizations are often unintentional, some echo responding (immediate or delayed repeating of words.)
- Most importantly, the love and friendship of individuals and families that we encounter through Christ.
Upcoming Dates: February 23rd, March 22nd, April 26th
You’re invited to Bishop Sullivan’s Birthday Party on Sunday, March 22, 4pm, at Adelphia’s in Deptford. Tickets are $75 and include Hors D’oeuvres, dinner, beverages & dessert (with any proceeds going to the SJ Scholarship Fund). Reservation forms can be found here, and in the Parish Office. RSVP by February 28th by returning your reservation form with payment to the Parish Office. Checks should be payable to Mary Mother of Mercy Parish.
5 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church
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 in the Chapel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and by appointment.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 3pm
If you need to reach someone outside of regular office hours you can email Meryl Cerana ( [email protected] ).
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: $52,624
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.
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!
A Gift for Our Parishioners
Learn more about Formed:
Gospel Reflection Small Group
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) will meet in the host’s home and 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.
** 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? Call the Parish Office with your name and contact information, and you will be connected with others in your situation.
Something to think about...questions for this week
The author of Hebrews writes that Jesus was like us “in every way,” even being tested, suffering, and dying. In what ways are you most tested in your life? How do you get through the experiences? Do you rely on God, with complete faith that He will see you through? If not, what can you do to increase your faith?
(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 ([email protected]). Thank you.
Please note: There is NO Bingo at Mary, MoM.
Watch as Meryl Cerana, our parish Pastoral Associate and Business Administrator, talks about her experiences earning her Masters of Science in Church Management through the Center for Church Management at the Villanova School of Business:
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.”