Saint Damien Parish of Ocean City, NJ

Joy of the Gospel Ministry

As baptized Catholics, we are called to the evangelization of others and the transformation of our culture with the love of the Lord and His teaching.  This is a call to be Missionary Disciples and Christ shows us the way.

Encounter, Accompany, Community, and Sending Forth.

We are like the early disciples who became awakened by a personal encounter with Jesus who: accompanied them on the way, formed a community of disciples and sent them out to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to the world. Our goal is to help our parish to fulfill its call to be a Missionary Discipleship Parish that:

  • Provides ways for all people to encounter Jesus
  • Accompanies them on their spiritual journey
  • Provides a welcoming and supportive community
  • Enables all parishioners to fulfill their call to be Missionary Disciples.