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CHRISTMAS EVE (Monday, 12-24)
4:00 PM – Assumption
5:00 PM – St. Nicholas
6:00 PM – Assumption

CHRISTMAS DAY (Tuesday, 12-25)
12:00 Midnight – Assumption
9:00 AM – St. Nicholas
10:00 AM – Assumption
10:30 AM – St. Nicholas (Spanish)
12:00 PM (Noon) – Assumption (Creole)

Vigil Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Monday, 12-31)
4:00 PM – Assumption
4:30 PM – St. Nicholas

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Tuesday, 1-1)
8:30 AM – Assumption
8:45 AM – St. Nicholas
10:30 AM – St. Nicholas (Spanish)
11:00 AM – Assumption
12:45 PM – Assumption (Creole)

OUR WORSHIP SITES

Assumption Church, Galloway

146 S. Pitney Rd. Galloway, NJ

Saturdays: 4:00 PM
Sundays: 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM (Eng); 12:45 PM (Creole)
Weekdays (M-F): 8:00 AM
Confessions: Sat. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, with benediction If you would like to volunteer, please call the parish office.

Saint Nicholas Church, Egg Harbor City

525 St. Louis Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ

Saturdays: 4:30 PM
Sundays: 8:45 AM (Eng) & 10:30 AM (Español)
Weekdays (MWF only): 7:00 AM
Tuesdays (en Español): 6:30 PM
Communion Service: Sat. 8AM
Confessions: Sat. 3:30-4:15 PM

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Our Mission Statement

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a parish family who embraces the call to holiness in order to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.

As a culturally diverse Catholic community filled with the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to proclaiming the Gospel and to reigniting God’s light and love within each person.

Strengthened by sacramental worship and prayer, we embody compassionate outreach in our ministry and teaching.

Our discipleship emulates the Blessed Mother in her humility and faithful service as we join in the mission of Christ to transform the world.

 

Featured Parish Events

Dr. John R. Wood, The Light Entrusted to You

Coming December 8, 2018, Dr. John R. Wood returns to OLPH to bring us a new mission based on his book The Light Entrusted to You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive. This is a great way to begin the Christmas season with your entire family for one low ticket price! Dr. Wood visited OLPH in March, 2017, to a parish thirsty for inspiration. Now he brings us a message of keeping the faith and explains the Catholic faith in six simple and engaging lessons that can be applied to everyday life.

Tickets $20 per person or $30 per family
That’s a deal, not a typo!

December 8, 2018– 9:00am-12:00pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Galloway, NJ

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Annual Live Nativity & Festival of Lights

Mark your calendars for Saturday December 15, 2018, for our Ninth Annual Live Nativity.

Gather with us on this joyous occasion for 4:00pm Mass. After Mass the Blessing of the Tree Ceremony will be accompanied with the sounds of the Assumption Regional Catholic School Choir. This year we will also be lighting our beautiful trees decorated and dedicated to loved ones. The reason for the season – the scene at Bethlehem begins at 5:00pm. Here is some information about this year’s event:

  • Take a ride around the parking lot with the sound of jingle bells in the air on a Horse Drawn Carriage.
  • Barnyard Friends is allowing a sneak preview to pet and visit with the animals inside the pen before the Live Nativity begins from 4:00-4:45pm.
  • Grab a slice of pizza and enjoy the live entertainment beginning at 5:00pm featuring local dance & musical showcase: Dance Forum South, Cedar Creek High School, Encore Dance Academy and more.
  • Magic by everyone’s favorite magician – Joe Holiday.
  • Come see the ever growing Atlantic County 4H Train Club Display.
  • Saint Nicholas will be visiting our guests and posing for photos.

There is something for everyone. All activities are free. Food and Beverages will be on sale in the cafeteria.

Call Christine Bruno at 609-457-1086  or christineabruno@comcast.net if you would like to volunteer to help this year.

Participate in the Festival of Lights

Download the Festival of Lights Form to find out how to get a tree of your own!

There is rich symbolism in lighting a candle on behalf of a loved one. In that same spirit we will honor our loved ones, living or deceased, with our annual Festival of Trees. Each 5’ Tree will be dressed in warm white LED lights, waiting for a family to dedicate and decorate. The trees will be lit up and blessed on Saturday, December 15, 2018 after 4:00pm Mass. The trees will grace the front section of the lawn along Pitney Road until the Feast of the Epiphany on Sunday January 6, 2019.

Includes: 5’ evergreen tree, staked to ground, lit with warm white LED lights, and mounted with a plaque of commemoration dedicated to a loved one, both living or deceased, or just a special Christmas Greeting. The trees will be lit each evening from 12/15/18 through 1/6/19. The cost also covers removal of the trees and any left-over proceeds will go back to the church. Cost: $100.00

Please use form below and place in the offering basket labeled “Festival of Lights” or drop off the parish office by December 2, 2018.

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LOW-GLUTEN HOST

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Anyone needing to receive a low gluten host is to inform an usher 15 minutes before Mass. The Usher will tell the sacristan and the deacon & priest. The host will be placed in a special pyx. At communion time, once the Extraordinary Ministers come up to the Altar, please make your way to the front of the pews to receive the low gluten host before anyone else receives. Thank you for your cooperation.

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