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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!

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

Can't receive communion?  Make a Spiritual Communion:
My Jesus,
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.

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Public Masses - Phase I

Public Masses have resumed, with restrictions.

We are following the regular Mass Schedule. The number of attendees must be limited due to social distancing restrictions. The capacity at each church (between 25-30%) will fluctuate according to the number of families/individuals at each Mass.

Please check back here for updates as they become available.

 

Letter from Fr. Bill regarding Phase I of the re-opening of our churches

Mass Schedule

Please note: Our Mass schedule has resumed, with restrictions. Please refer to Fr. Bill's letter for details via the link above. 

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:
     Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., & Sat.: 9 am - OLQP
     Wed.: 6:15 pm - OLL

 

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 M - 3 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

If you need to reach someone outside of regular office hours you can email Meryl Cerana ( [email protected] ).

== The Parish Food Pantry will be open on MONDAYS (9:30am to 10:30am) and WEDNESDAYS (6:00-7:00pm) only. Please note that this is a change in time on Wednesday evenings. Until further notice, it will not be open on Fridays. 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. New: Monetary donations can be made via our website.

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 ordinarily 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. 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.

Important Message from Fr. Bill

June 17, 2020

My dear Mary MoM Parish Family,

In December of 2014, I was asked to be Pastor of this wonderful Parish, Mary, Mother of Mercy. I had been stationed in Ocean City, NJ and loved my assignment there as Parochial Vicar and enjoyed ministering at the shore. However, the Lord had a different plan for me to which I said YES, and I became the 2nd Pastor of this wonderful parish. What a blessed 5.5 years it has been. I have been very happy here.

A few months ago, a notice was put out by the diocese of pastor openings for July 2020. Four of those openings were at the shore. The shore is a place where I feel my health is at its best physically, mentally, and spiritually. I prayed about it and said, “Lord, I am throwing my hat in the ring. I will leave the decision up to you. Your will be done.”

I was just notified that I will be the new pastor of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish in Avalon/Stone Harbor, NJ. I am very excited about this appointment, yet also sad to leave this awesome parish that helped form me into a pastor.

I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to my brother priests here at MaryMoM, to the deacons, the parish staff, the many ministries and their leaders, the Knights of Columbus, and all the parishioners for ALL YOU DID to help me to pastor and to grow in my priesthood as I continue to serve the Lord.

Please be assured of my prayers for each and every one of you, and I humbly request your prayers for me in my new venture. It has been truly an honor and a privilege to serve you at this wonderful parish. Please, if you are ever in Avalon or Stone Harbor, stop and say hello.

Please welcome your new pastor, Fr. Allain Caparas. He is a wonderful priest who has experience as a Pastor and a High School Administrator and I know without a doubt that he will do great things here at Mary MoM because he has all of you to help him as you did me. Thank You!

I love you all~Fr. Bill

 

My new address as of July 15, 2020 will be:

Fr. Bill Kelly

St. Brendan the Navigator

5012 Dune Drive

Avalon, NJ 08202-1333

 

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: We look forward to resuming our Inclusion Mass schedule.

Online Giving

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* 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?

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: $942,083

 

Parish Goal: $150,943

Raised to Date: $103,309

Where does the money go?

CAMPAIGN PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

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.

AmazonSmile

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

Just click on the link at the top of the page!

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Activities & Events (slideshow)

  • Working to ban abortions past 20 weeks in 2020.

Something to think about...questions for this week

“And behold, I am with you always.”

Prior to His ascension, Jesus’ promise to the disciples was His abiding presence. When do you experience Jesus most present to you?

 

(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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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.

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Regarding Catholic Schools:

On behalf of Bishop Dennis Sullivan, Fr. Robert Hughes, Vicar General of Camden Diocese has stated:

“Given Governor Murphy’s executive order closing schools in the State of New Jersey for the remainder of the academic year, Bishop Sullivan extends the closure of all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Camden through June.

Catholic high school and eighth grade Graduations will take place on the dates already scheduled, but will likely take the form of a “virtual graduation”.  Further directions on graduations and other year-end activities will be provided to principals by Dr. Bill Watson, Superintendent of Schools, and the Office of Catholic Schools.

Students and families are encouraged to follow the directives from the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services as we continue to work together for the common good, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and prevent further infection.”

The full statement can be found at:
https://www.camdendiocese.org/closure-of-catholic-schools-for-remainder-of-the-academic-year/

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

Bishop Sullivan's Statement & Clergy Disclosure List

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.”