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Welcome to the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel, Franklinville / Clayton, located in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey under the leadership of the Most Reverend Dennis J Sullivan. Rev Lawrence E Polansky is our Pastor. Saint Michael the Archangel Parish was established September 29, 2010 through the merger of Nativity Parish, Franklinville and Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Clayton. 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 North 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,

     This Sunday, listening to the Gospel of the Man Born Blind (the Second Scrutiny) we can see that we are like him in several ways. The man's eyes were dabbed with mud and he was told to go wash in the pool of Siloam. In our Baptism we are washed, sin is removed and we are made a new creation, and we can see anew. We are transformed from not seeing (sinners) to seeing ... from darkness to being children of the Light. And also like the man born blind, we are sent to bear the Good News and through our encounters with Jesus come to believe.
     Our being sent and witnessing to the Good News of Christ doesn't have to be in such extraordinary, controversial circumstances as the man born blind. Our witness unfolds in the everyday actions of our lives, when we "produce every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth" (Second Reading). Daily we awake to our destiny to be children of light. We, too, must meet life's obstacles not as daunting, but as challenging us to deeper faith and more authentic worship.
May Saint Michael the Archangel protect, defend, guide, and intercede for us always!

Fr. Larry


     The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
  • On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 60 are obliged to fast.
  • On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of Abstinence.
  • The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence "substantially" or as a whole is a serious obligation.
  • The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of Penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as Penance.
  • The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2018 to the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018.





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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

Stations of the Cross & Benediction
Fridays of Lent at 7 PM

March 16th - Saint Catherine of Siena
March 23rd - Nativity
March 30th - Saint Catherine of Siena (no Benediction)
Confession to follow Stations on Good Friday

Confession Opportunities*

Saturdays of Lent

March 17th & March 24th
9:30-10:30 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena, Clayton
2:30-3:30 PM - Nativity, Franklinville

No Confession on Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sundays in Lent

March 18th & March 25th
9:15-9:45 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena, Clayton
12:00-12:30 PM - Nativity, Franklinville

* (or by appointment)

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


Click here for Fr. Larry's Blog (containing his bulletin reflections & homilies)

Click here for Current Ministry Schedules for the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel

Click here for Daily Scripture Readings

Click here for the Diocese of Camden Website

Click here for the Saint Michael the Archangel Regional School Website

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