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 Reflection (Third Sunday of Lent, March 15, 2020)

We have all heard the story of Christ’s encounter with the woman at the well many times.  Christ comes into the town of Sychar in Samaria (northern Israel) hungry, tired and thirsty.  He meets a Samaritan woman who, as we would say today, has “relationship issues.”  This is a story …

Coronavirus: How to Partake in Mass if You’re Homebound

Yesterday, Bishop Sullivan announced he would be dispensing all Catholics in the area from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass. While this doesn’t mean you simply don’t have to go, it does means people such as the elderly, those not feeling well, and those with compromised immune systems can be …

Coronavirus: Bishop Sullivan Dispenses Catholics from Sunday Mass Obligation

In response to the recommendations of civic authorities, and regional and national health experts, I have decided to temporarily dispense all Catholics within the Diocese of Camden from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Those who are concerned that attending Mass may compromise their health and those currently suffering illness …