For more information about the Diocese of Camden reorganization, go to https://www.camdendiocese.org/reorganization/.
Loving and gracious God,
We ask for your special grace, especially these challenging and trying times of coronavirus pandemic.
We recognize the unpredictability and severity of this health crisis.
We pray for those who are sick and those affected by the disease.
We also remember the medical people – doctors, nurses, caregivers, scientists, and all those working hard to combat the disease.
We pray for our older people in nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation centers, homebound, and hospitals significantly impacted by this health care crisis.
We also pray for those whose lives have been disrupted, especially anyone who has lost income from a loss of work during this difficult time.
We lift to you those who have died during this pandemic.
We also recognize your wisdom and power, O Lord.
Without You, we can do nothing.
Help us to deepen our faith in you and to trust in you, and work together so that we can surpass all these challenges and would come out stronger and resilient.
By Your grace, help us to realize the importance of prayer and faith.
Finally, we pray for healing, peace, and an end of this global Coronavirus Pandemic.
We ask all these in your name Lord Jesus Christ, with the Father and in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
[Written by Rev. Michael de Leon, AM]
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
[Written by Saint Alphonsus Liguori]
As per Diocesan Directives, we are aware that all public weekdays and Sunday Masses and Adoration are suspended. The question is: Should Churches be locked? The answer is no (as per Diocesan Memorandum on March 23, 2020). People are welcome to stop at church, especially those who may be deemed essential employees (i.e., nurses, doctors, grocery store employees, delivery persons) and need just a few moments to collect themselves before or after their shifts. Praying in large groups, however, should be avoided. PLEASE ALWAYS OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING (at least six feet space between people).
Based on the Diocese of Camden Directive on the Sacrament of Penance: There is no obligation to provide regular times for confession during this pandemic.
Confessionals are not appropriate for use at this time due to the proximity of the priest to the penitent.
Confessions CANNOT be heard via the telephone or through the internet. Also, “drive-thru” confessions are not permitted.
Please remember that the faithful can complete their Easter Duty anytime up to and including Trinity Sunday, which is on June 7, 2020.
In times of crisis like this, please help your parish family stays above water. We ask you to mail your weekly contributions to the Parish Office.
Alternatively, we ask you to consider using Parish Giving to make weekly, special and onetime donations both now and in the future. Parish Giving makes it easy to establish and modify your giving options and helps keep contributions consistent and predictable, which is more important than ever. You can sign up for Parish Giving online, or by calling the Parish Office at 856-767-2563 for assistance.
Thank you. Stay safe and healthy.
God bless you and your family!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
Saint Edward, the Confessor. Pray for us.
Saint Simon Stock. Pray for us.
Saint Simon Stock is a welcoming Catholic community. Guided by the Holy Spirit and nourished by the Word, Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the center of parish life. Through our Baptismal call, we generously share our time, talent and treasure. As responsible stewards of the Kingdom of God, we give joyful witness to Jesus Gospel of love.Pastor: Rev. Michael A. J. de Leon, A.M.
We have gluten free hosts available if you need them. They are already consecrated in the tabernacle. Just let one of the Priests, Deacons or Eucharistic Ministers know prior to mass.