'Announcements' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

'Announcements' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

Coronavirus: All Masses to Be Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

In response to local authorities’ rules and suggestions, Bishop Sullivan has suspended public access to all Masses within the Diocese of Camden effective Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Mass will still be celebrated at St. Damien Parish and all intentions will be offered, but they will all be closed off to the public. This will continue until further notice. Please stay tuned to our Coronavius page for more updates. More information will follow soon.

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.…

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 are not obliged to attend Mass until they are in good health. I strongly encourage those who choose not to attend Sunday Mass to avail themselves of other opportunities by…

A Letter from Our Pastor, Father Michael Rush

For almost 20 years, I have proudly served as a priest in Ocean City, New Jersey, and for the past nine years as your pastor here at St. Damien Parish. It has been an honor and privilege to lead such a vibrant and unified Catholic community anchored in God’s love. Unfortunately, my time here is coming to an end. On July 15th, 2020, I will be retiring as your pastor. The policy of the Diocese of Camden states “a priest…
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