ANNOUNCEMENTS





EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at all churches is cancelled until further notice due to the covid19 emergency

Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice due to the
covid19 emergency.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Ellie Merighi Fran Emmons
(856) 697 0072 (856) 697 9599

Due to the covid19 emergency all parish events are cancelled until further notice.

The Parish Office will be closed until
further notice. If you call 856.213.6259 please
leave a message and someone will get back
to you.

THE HOUSE OF CHARITY 

The House of Charity Bishop’s Appeal is about helping the poor and needy. This year’s theme is “Who Is My Neighbor?” and our parish goal is $76,081.00. Please consider helping our parish to make the goal that has been assigned to us and, in this way, help those who are in need in our parish and in our diocese. As of this date we have collected $16,310.00, which is 21% of our goal.


As Bishop of the Diocese of Camden, in light of further restrictions by Governor Murphy and the Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Disciple of the Sacraments, Bishop Dennis Sullivan promulgates the following regarding the liturgies of Palm Sunday and Holy Week throughout the Diocese of Camden to assist the clergy and the faithful in the spiritual celebration of the Paschal Mysteries.



PALM SUNDAY

On Palm Sunday there is to be NO PUBLIC GATHERING (inside or outside Churches, in cars, etc.). The Mass for Palm Sunday will be celebrated by the Bishop without a congregation, with palms blessed, and broadcast via the livestream internet on the Diocesan website/YouTube/Facebook at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 5, 2020. In parish churches, the Mass for Palm Sunday may be celebrated without a congregation (only one deacon; one person to operate the live streaming equipment if the liturgy is being live streamed; one lector; one cantor and one musician in addition to resident clergy) by

the pastor/parish. Blessed palms can be made available for distribution at a later date  they are NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE at this time.



CHRISM MASS

The Chrism Mass will be postponed and rescheduled for another date/time with the renewal of priestly commitment and the blessing/consecration of oils occurring at that time. Oils/chrism from the current supplies (currently in use) may continue to be used until a new supply is blessed/consecrated and made available.



PASCHAL TRIDUUM: the following liturgical directives are to be observed in accordance with the “Decree in Time of COVID19” issued on March 19, 2020 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments by mandate of the Supreme Pontiff for the year 2020 only. The Paschal Triduum cannot be transferred to another time.



HOLY THURSDAY

No public gatherings (inside or outside Churches, in cars, etc.). Televised or livestream broadcasts should be live (not recorded). The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated by the Bishop without a congregation and broadcast via the livestream internet on the Diocesan  website/YouTube/Facebook at 7 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2020. In parish churches, the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper may be celebrated without a congregation (only one person to operate the live streaming equipment if the liturgy is being live streamed; one lector; one cantor and one musician in addition to resident clergy) by the pastor/parish priest; pastors should notify the parishioners of the time for the livestream. 



During the Evening Mass for the Lord’s Supper:

1. The Washing of the Feet, which is already optional, is to be omitted;

2. The usual procession with the Blessed Sacrament to a place of repose is to be omitted and the Blessed Sacrament should be kept in the tabernacle, as usual; please understand that NO ROCESSIONS WITH THE BLESSED SACRAMENT are to take place and ALTARS OF REPOSE are not to be created;

3. The faithful are to be informed that parish churches will NOT BE OPEN for the usual visitation of churches on Holy Thursday evening. Pastors are NOT PERMITTED to leave their churches open at this time.



GOOD FRIDAY

No public gatherings (inside or outside Churches, in cars, etc.).

The Commemoration/Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated by the Bishop without a congregation and broadcast via the livestream internet on the Diocesan website/YouTube/Facebook at 3 pm on Friday, April 10, 2020. In parish churches, the Commemoration/Celebration of the Lord’s Passion may be celebrated without a congregation (only one deacon; one person to operate the live streaming equipment if the liturgy is being live streamed; one lector; one cantor and one musician in addition to resident clergy) by the pastor/parish priest; pastors should notify the parishioners of the time for the livestream. 



During the Good Friday Service

1. Veneration of the Holy Cross takes place by those present with a simple genuflection; the Cross is not to be reverenced with a kiss;

2. A special commemoration in the General Intercessions for the sick, the dead and for those who feel lost or dismayed will be developed by the Office of Worship and sent to the parishes for mandated use.



HOLY SATURDAY

No public gatherings (inside or outside Churches, in cars, etc.). The Easter Vigil will be celebrated by the Bishop without a congregation and broadcast via the livestream internet on the Diocesan

website/YouTube/Facebook at 7 pm on Saturday, April 11, 2020. In parish churches, the Easter Vigil may be celebrated without a congregation (only one deacon; one person to operate the live streaming equipment if the liturgy is being live streamed; one lector; one cantor and one musician in addition to resident clergy) by the pastor/parish priest; pastors should notify the parishioners of the time for the livestream.



During the Easter Vigil:

1. The preparation and lighting of the fire is omitted;

2. The paschal candle is lit without procession followed by the recited Easter Proclamation;

3. The Liturgy of the Word takes place;

4. The Baptismal Liturgy is only the renewal of Baptismal Promises; a symbolic (small) amount of Holy Water may be blessed but holy water fonts are to remain empty;

5. The Rite of Christian Initiation and/or Reception into Full Communion will be postponed and rescheduled once restrictions are lifted  more details will be provided at that time.



EASTER SUNDAY

No public gatherings (inside or outside Churches, in cars, etc.). Mass for Easter Sunday will be celebrated by the Bishop without a congregation and broadcast via the livestream internet on the

Diocesan website/YouTube/Facebook at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 12, 2020. In parish churches, Mass for Easter Sunday may be celebrated without a congregation (only one deacon; one person to operate the live streaming equipment if the liturgy is being live streamed; one lector; one cantor and one musician in addition to resident clergy) by the pastor/parish priest; pastors should notify the parishioners of the time for the livestream. Priests are otherwise asked to celebrate Easter Sunday Masses without a congregation. 



This decree is given by mandate of the Bishop, Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D., March 23, 2020, for the Diocese of Camden.