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The House of Charity: Bishop’s Annual Appeal (update)

The House of Charity (Español) – Bishop’s Annual Appeal seeks to raise funds to provide care, respect, justice, peace and dignity for every soul in the Diocese of Camden. We ask that you prayerfully consider how this annual program provides solace, support and grace to thousands of your brothers and sisters in Christ and give, generously, in support of the 2017 House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Parish Update: Our goal here at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is $160,000.00 and we are at $94,670.00 (59.2%).

We invite ALL parishioners to participate in this important effort.  We have sent out a letter to those who have not yet participated. If each of those families would make a sacrificial gift of $75 or whatever you can afford, we will make our goal to help continue the mission of the Church here in the Diocese of Camden. God loves a cheerful giver and by giving of your treasure, it will come back to you in so many different ways. If you are unable to give at this time, pray for this success of our campaign.

Your support of the 2017 House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal ensures the vitality of essential Diocesan ministries and programs that sustain the healing, teaching and redemptive Presence of Jesus Christ through the Diocese of Camden.

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Join us for our Annual Parish Festival

Join us for an Old Fashioned BBQ on September 17, 2017, 1-4 PM, at the St. Nicholas Church Grounds, 525 St Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City.

Come to our annual Parish Festival to meet and greet our new pastor, Fr. Tom Barcellona, and enjoy a fun day with your fellow parishioners.

MAIN MENU: Hamburgers, veggie & turkey burgers, hot dogs, salads, ethnic foods, desserts, soda, water, ice tea, lemonade, hot coffee, and tea. Beer & Wine Garden (Over 21 only).

Click here to sign up to volunteer at the festival.

We’re in need of the following donations, as well:

FOODS: We would appreciate if you put all dishes in large aluminum pans

Garden Salad (need 4)
Cold Veggie trays (4)
Cheese and crackers (5)
Fruit Salad (6)
Sliced Watermelon (6)
Baked Beans (4)
Baked Ziti (4)
Rice dish (8)
Meatballs (6)
Veggie Burgers
Turkey Burgers
Slice tomatoes & onions
Sliced Cheese


Aluminum pans (full and half)
Large strong paper plates


Dessert plates
Bottled water
Canned soda
Juice Boxes
Decaf Coffee

If you can help with any of the above, please call the parish office and leave your name and phone number and how you can help. Someone will get back to you.

Click the flyer for a larger, printable version.

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Proposed pilgrimage to Divine Mercy Shrine

Our parish is considering a 1 day pilgrimage to the DIVINE MERCY SHRINE in Stockbridge, Massachusetts!

The Parish has decided to NOT pursue this trip. Apologies to all interested.

We are planning for this August or September and on a weekday leaving at 7AM and returning by midnight.The cost of $70 includes the bus fee and driver tip, a box lunch and Shrine donation. A stop for dinner , on the way home, would not be included in the $70 fee. All those interested please contact Joe Picardi, in the parish office, at 652-0008 Extension 205, NO LATER THAN JUNE 30TH. We need 50 people to secure the bus or we will need to cancel so please spread the word! Call NOW to reserve your spot!

More information on their website: http://www.thedivinemercy.org/shrine/about.php

Upcoming Youth Ministry Opportunities!

Registration is open for your child’s spot and books for Vacation Bible School 2017– a great place for faith and friends!

E-mail Stacey King at srhssbense@gmail.com as soon as possible to reserve your child’s spot before May 1st! Include the name/s of the child, current grade, and a parent’s name and phone number. VBS will run from 1:00-4:00 pm, July 31st – August 4th. Detailed information and registration will be e-mailed out on May 1st.

We’re looking forward to a week of faith-filled fun! Hope to see you there!


View the flyer or find out more online.

The Church is listening.  She wants to hear from you! 

This survey is designed to gather information about youth and young adults in the Diocese of Camden.  Please take about 12 minutes to complete this survey.  Our aim is to use this information to answer questions of the Preparatory Document for the Synod of Bishops on Youth, the Faith and Vocational Discernment and to better serve youth and young adults in our diocese.  Your input and the data will be shared with parishes so that they can better respond to the reality of today’s youth and young adults.

View the flyer or find out more online.

JONAH at Sight and Sound Theatre

Join your fellow parishioners on Tuesday June 20th to see “Jonah” at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA. Cost of the trip is $115 for adults and $70 for children ages 3 thru 12 and includes show, bus, dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord and all tips. There will also be a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village. Make reservations by May 12 with Joe Picardi at 652-0008 Ext. 205 or email admin@olphparish-nj.org.

Bus Trip to the Ordination of Dcn. Adam Cichoski

The Parish is planning a bus to Camden on Saturday, May 20th, to witness the ordination and first blessing  of Deacon Adam Cichoski to the priesthood. A reception will follow. Bus will leave Assumption Church at 8:30 am and return at approximately 3:00 pm. Cost is $30.00. If interested please contact Joe Picardi at 652-0008 Ext.205 or email admin@olphparish-nj.org

Access & Update Your Parish Information

Since your registration at OLPH Parish, has your family grown? Have you moved or changed phone numbers? Have the kids completed more sacraments or changed schools? If so, you can update your parishioner information online through My Own Church. When the Parish Office has the most up to date records, it helps us stay informed so we contact you for only relevant and necessary purposes. It’s pretty easy:

If you need additional help, the data management company has provided this comprehensive user guide. It may cover more than you need to know, but you can never have too much knowledge!

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Masses follow regular schedule

Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:00 PM Mass at St. Nicholas Church

Good Friday, April 14, 2017

No Daily Masses

3:00 pm Good Friday Service
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
St. Nicholas
10:00 am Procesión, Español
3:00 pm Good Friday Service
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 15, 2017

8:00 PM, Easter Vigil Mass at Assumption Church

Sunday, April 16, 2017

8:30 Mass
11:00 Mass
St. Nicholas
8:45 am Mass (English)
10:30 am Mass (Español)

Catholic Charities Offers Free Tax Filling Assistance

Catholic Charities Offers Free Tax Filing Assistance!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through Catholic Charities offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers  who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. For more information, click here.

Lenten Pilgrimage

We will travel to the shrines of Philadelphia on Saturday April 1, 2017. We will visit the shrines of the Miraculous Medal, St. Rita of Cascia, and St. John Neumann, where Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Nick. Lunch will be on your own at the Reading Terminal Market. This will make for a great spiritual preparation for the holy Easter season. Cost is $50.00 per person and is due by March 1st. Make reservations to Joe Picardi at 652-0008 Ext. 205 or email admin@olphparish-nj.org Don’t hesitate, there will be a waiting list after the first 54 reservations.

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