Church Updates

Church Updates

From the Pastor’s Desk (May 30, 2021)

Beginning on Friday, May 28th, those participating in Mass, who are vaccinated against COVID-19, are no longer required to wear masks.  Those who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks in accord with CDC guidelines. Obviously, anyone who desires to still wear a mask is permitted to do so and I encourage all parishioners and visitors to get vaccinated.  In addition, all pews will be opened for seating.  Per the governor’s statement, all social distancing requirements are lifted…

From the Pastor’s Desk: A Note About Church Names

Soon after I arrived at St. Damien Parish, I thought that it was important to continue to work to unify the St. Damien community.  One way that I thought we could do this was to stop referring to the three parish worship sites by their old parish names since those parishes do not exist any longer.  However, I came to realize and actually came to understand the importance of those church names to many members of our parish community.  It…

Coronavirus: What Churches Are Open at St. Damien Parish?

In the midst of all the chaos surrounding the drastic measures the Diocese of Camden is taking to combat the Coronavirus, many are wondering what the status of St. Damien Parish and its churches is. Here’s a simple breakdown of each of them. St. Frances Cabrini (2nd & Atlantic Ave.) Closed to the public until further notice. No activities or events will take place. St. Augustine Church (13th & Wesley Ave.) Open to the public during Exposition of the Blessed…

Coronavirus: Events Being Postponed or Cancelled at St. Damien Parish

In response to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, St. Damien Parish will be canceling certain events and large gatherings for the safety and well-being of our parishioners. This list will continue to update if/when new events are canceled. We apologize for any inconveniences these cancellations cause. Please note: all Mass times at our three churches will not be changing. Faith, Food, & Film: March 17, 2020 date has been canceled. March 24 and March 31 dates to be determined.…

Christmas 2019 Mass Schedule

Please join us for Mass this Christmas season to celebrate the arrival of our savior, Jesus Christ. Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 4:00 pm: Our Lady of Good Counsel – 40th & Asbury Ave. 4:30 pm: St. Frances Cabrini – 2nd & Atlantic Ave. 5:00 pm: St. Augustine Church (Christmas Pageant) – 13th & Wesley Ave. 10:00 pm: St Augustine Church (Christmas Vigil) – 13th & Wesley Ave. Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 8:00 am: Our Lady of…