Bishop Galante formally announced the establishment of Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, formed through the consolidation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro; and Our Lady Queen of Peace, Pitman, effective on June 22.
The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree, which was published in the May 20 edition of The Catholic Star Herald (pages 16-17).
Father James A. Casadia has been named pastor of the new parish for a six-year term.
The current Our Lady of Lourdes Church will be the seat of the new parish, serving the pastoral needs of the 2,240 families from Glassboro and Pitman, and Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will both be worship sites. The parish boundaries will be those of the two merging church communities.
It is the 33rd decree issued by Bishop Galante in a diocesan-wide reconfiguration of parishes announced two years ago to strengthen parishes and improve pastoral care to the people of the Diocese of Camden.