Christ the Redeemer Parish is pleased to welcome our two NEW administrative assistants.
Mrs. Sue Hanna is a recent convert to our faith. Her administrative background includes a variety of office skills as well as design and technology. She will be handling the parish bulletin and website as well as developing our use of other social media.
Mrs. Sharon Murphy is a parishioner and mother. She also has general administrative skills. She will be managing the Sacred Heart Cemetery, the parish registry, and all events and building scheduling.
We also are sad to say farewell to Mrs. Trudy Tucker and wish her every blessing!
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Camden Diocese Vitality Catholic Healthcare calls parishes to form Mercy Team Ministries to help the elderly and those undergoing medical treatment.
Mercy teams help families who require basic assistance to keep elderly/aging loved ones in their homes. Teams will be made of compassionate, caring individuals who wish to give their time/energy.
Such services are not home-health services, but rather "home-help services." These include light household chores such as: cooking, meal prep, light housekeeping, lawn/snow help, running errands, shopping and companionship/supervision.
Vitality will provide training for potential Mercy team members to help them understand their role. If interested, contact the office.
Honor A Student Awards
Gift bags for graduating 8th graders, graduating seniors,
and college graduates presented at the Mass.
ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN A DECADE - RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW - SPACE IS LIMITED
Deposit of $400 per person due by Sunday, June 17th, (plus $319 optional per person for trip insurance)
Cost of trip: $3549 per person based on double occupancy. Land only. Airfare additional, TBD. Single supplement $899 per person. Valid passport required for travel.
Reservation forms in parish office. Call Gail Licata for further info/to reserve (609) 314-1032
The Oberammergau Passion Play dates back to the seventeenth century. In 1633, the Black Plague, also known as the bubonic plague, rampaged through Europe, killing thousands. For months the small village of Oberammergau managed to keep the dreaded disease at bay, mainly because of its remote location in the Bavarian Alps. Unfortunately, the epidemic struck the nearby town of Ettal. The people of Oberammergau, however, controlled the spread of the disease by keeping close watch and preventing strangers from entering their village. Alas, late one evening, a villager who had been away, homesick for his family, stole back into the town and unknowingly brought the plague to his people. Within a few months 8 villagers had died.
When the bubonic plague hit their village, they vowed that if God spared them from the plague, they would produce a play thereafter for all time every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. In 1634 the townspeople first performed their Passion Play at Pentecost over the graves of plague victims. Eventually their children and descendants adopted the vows. To this day, the villagers of Oberammergau are keeping their promise virtually unbroken.
THE MOST FAMOUS PLAY IN HISTORY:
The longest running play in history, the Passion Play is a five-hour musical drama that follows the last five days of Jesus' life from the time He entered Jerusalem through His crucifixion and resurrection.
The 2020 performance includes spoken dramatic text and opera-style singing backed by a full orchestra and chorus. Interspersed throughout is the narrated tableaux vivants ("living pictures") with motionless actors depicting scenes from Old Testament that is as a bridge between the Old and New Testaments.
For a Diocesan Pilgrimage held every two years:
-In honor of Mary, Mother of Mercy
-To the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. round trip via air conditioned full comfort bus
-Featuring Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan.
-Allowing participants the opportunity to explore the storied shrine and engage in private prayer
If this year, 2018, you are celebrating a milestone Wedding Anniversary of 25, 50, 60 or 70 years or more,
Please join us in celebrating Mass with Bishop Dennis Sullivan on
(A light reception will follow in the parish hall.)
Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
500 Greentree Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Registration forms are available through your local parish office