Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church
40 Sullivan Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1854
201-434-7500 olmnj.org email@example.com
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
We are living in very strange times. Things are not as they should be. Schools are closed. Many businesses have shut their doors. Stores are short of certain products. Normally crowded streets are deserted.
We are isolated in our homes. We avoid getting too close to one another. Digital contact has replaced physical contact.
People are sick. Hospital beds are in short supply. Words we never said before like Covid-19, coronavirus, and social distancing are now part of our vocabulary.
At this difficult and challenging time when we would like to gather to pray as a parish family and to seek the Lord’s help, our churches are closed. Mass and the celebration of the Sacraments has been suspended to help stop the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus. For the immediate future we need to avoid gathering together as brothers and sisters in Christ.
As your pastor, I am writing to let you know that Father Nol, Father Tom and I, and the other members of the staff, miss you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to the day when we can all gather again as the OLM Parish Family.
There is a serious challenge that I need to bring to your attention. The suspension of our Sunday Masses has meant the suspension of our Sunday collections, and that means our income has fallen drastically but our expenses have remained relatively the same. I realize that for many of you, your financial situation has also been negatively impacted as well.
I am writing to ask, if you are able, to take the amount you would have given in the Sunday collection and to send that weekly donation to the parish. You can do that by mailing a check or by making a weekly donation by credit card on the parish’s Go Fund Me Page. Please take note that just for this Covid19 Pandemic, 100% of Go fund Me contribution will go to our Parish. There is no 14% assessment rate! So, do not hesitate to contribute.
You can also make your Easter Donation, which we greatly depend on, in the same way.
I also want to let you know that our complete Sunday Bulletin and other important information is on our website olmnj.org We are also on Facebook. You can find us at facebook.com/ourladyofmercyjerseycityofficial
Thank for your love, support, and understanding and prayers. Stay safe and be well!
Parish Mission Statement
We, the faith community of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, joyfully and humbly seek to make Our Lord Jesus Christ ever more real in our lives and in the lives of others. We enliven our Mission by a commitment to Stewardship as a Way of Life. We strive to pursue our mission by being a welcoming community that provides a home for all and celebrates life, hope and reconciliation through WORD, WORSHIP, and SERVICE.