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Welcome to the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel! We are located in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey under the leadership of the Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan. The Parish serves the communities of Franklinville and Clayton.  Rev Lawrence E. Polansky is our Pastor. The Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel was established September 29, 2010 through the merger of the Church of the Nativity and Saint Catherine of Siena Church. The Parish Office is located at 49 W North St, Clayton. We have two worship sites: Nativity Church located at 2677 Delsea Dr, Franklinville and Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 700 N Delsea Dr, Clayton. We invite you to visit the pages of our Parish Site to learn about who we are as a community of faith and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving into our area, we cordially invite you to make the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel your parish home and join us in our mission.

From the Pastor's Desk


My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

   Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
   The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally known as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because the Gospel always comes from Saint John's Gospel, where Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd.
   What makes the shepherd a good shepherd is his laying down his life for the sheep. The command Jesus "received from the Father" -- to lay down His life -- is also our command. When we, like Jesus, lay down our life, then we, like Jesus, come to new, risen life. The way of the shepherd is the way of the sheep.
   The Gospel also spells out for us how, as disciples of the risen Christ, we are to lay down our life: by leading, protecting, guiding, knowing, and loving. Our Christian living, then, is about relating to others as the Father and the Good Shepherd have related to us. The Gospel uses "love" as a way to describe the community and unity between the Father and Jesus, between God and us, and among ourselves. If our relationship with Jesus is so lovingly intimate, then we share the same love and intimacy with each other. This is how we are all "one flock." This is how we share in bringing salvation to others: by loving others with the same intimacy and self-giving as the Father and Jesus love us. The difference between shepherd and hired hand? Love!
   May Saint Michael the Archangel protect, defend, guide, and intercede for us always!

Fr. Larry





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Office Hours

The Rectory Office is open:

Monday: 12 noon to 4 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 12 noon

In the case of an EMERGENCY when the Rectory Office is closed, please call 856-881-9155.

Liturgical & Sacramental Schedule

Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday at 9 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Tuesday at 9 AM - Nativity
Wednesday at 9 AM - Nativity
Thursday at 7 PM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Friday at 9 AM - Nativity
Saturday at 9 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday at 4 PM (Vigil) - Nativity
Sunday at 8 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Sunday at 10:45 AM - Nativity

Confession Opportunities*
Saturday: 3 - 3:30 PM
(*or by appointment)

Holy Day Mass Schedule:
Vigil (night before) at 7 PM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Holy Day at 9 AM - Nativity
Holy Day at 7 PM - Nativity


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