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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, located at 2677 Delsea Dr, Franklinville, and Saint Catherine of Siena Church, located at 700 N Delsea Dr, Clayton. The Parish Office is located at 49 W North St, 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.

 Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel Feast Day & Social

On September 29th, the Parish celebrated its 8th Birthday with a social.

Pictures from our Social can be seen by clicking here:

From the Pastor's Desk

 

 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

     We often begin breakfast, lunch, or dinner by offering a prayer ... sometimes referred to as “Grace Before Meals.” On Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day that invites us to celebrate the fruits of creation that we enjoy at table. Related terms that flow from grace and complement it could be words like “gratitude” and “generosity.”

     In the New Testament, grace is closely associated with the classic Greek idea of patronage or a special bond between humans. A patron offers goods, benefits, and advancements to another. In return, the recipient shows gratitude and proclaims the fame of their patron to others. The relationship also involves loyalty and service.

     This idea resonates with God’s relationship to us. During the Catholic Mass, part of our prayer reminds us of “What earth has given and human hands have made.”Sentiments that are often echoed today on Thanksgiving. Our God rightly demands loyalty from us. We sing God’s praises and spread the Good News. Such behavior shows gratitude that reminds us not to take things for granted and should remind us to say “Thank you”a bit more often.

     Generosity flows from grace and gratitude. We must give to others what we have received. True generosity is not about giving from one’s excess or showing charity because it is tax-deductible. As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life from what we give.”

     And so, I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being a part of the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel! I hope this time with friends and family is a time of great joy!

     May Saint Michael the Archangel defend, guide, protect, and intercede for us always!

Fr. Larry


Links

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Relevant Websites

Current PSMA Ministry Schedules

The Saint Michael the Archangel Regional School Website

The Diocese of Camden Website

Daily Scripture Readings

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Office Hours

The Rectory Office is open:

Monday: 12 noon to 4 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: Closed

In the case of an EMERGENCY when the Rectory Office is closed, please call 856-881-9155. (Please press "0" to by-pass the auto-attendant.)

Liturgical & Sacramental Schedule

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 from 9:30 - 10 AM at Saint Catherine of Siena
Saturday from 3 - 3:30 PM at Nativity
(*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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