It is our pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Holy Angels Parish. Our parish serves our local community of Woodbury, National Park, Westville Grove and many of the surrounding communities.
We extend our hands and hearts to you in Christian hospitality, whether you are a long-term area resident, newly arrived, or just in town for the weekend. We are pleased to welcome you to our parish.
We the people of Holy Angels Parish in Gloucester County, New Jersey, are a faith-filled Catholic family called and chosen by God to reveal Christ’s presence in our daily lives and to continue building the reign of God on earth. Respecting the dignity of all, our community welcomes, accepts, and includes persons of every age, race, and ethnicity.
We share a deep faith in a loving God, who is our creator, our redeemer, and our inspiration. We cherish our Catholic heritage, celebrate our oneness as a family of God and ceaselessly strive to fulfill the commitments central to our common Christian vocation.
We are a people of hope, empowered by our baptism and the unique gifts of the Holy Spirit to share responsibility for continuing the mission of Jesus. We commit ourselves as a community to His mission of evangelization: to lifelong Christian formation, spiritually enriching and vibrant liturgical and sacramental celebrations, and compassionate outreach to all of God’s people---especially the needy. We commit ourselves to seek first the kingdom of God as we dedicate ourselves to serving humanity in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Bishop Joseph Galante formally announced today that the parishes of St. Patrick, Woodbury, Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove and St. Matthew, National Park will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, Holy Angels Parish, will be established April 21, 2010.
The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree, which is published in the March 19 2010 edition of the Catholic Star Herald.
The decree states that consolidating the individual communities and uniting them as one new parish is necessary to provide more effectively for the pastoral needs of the faithful, to assure the vitality of parish life, to provide for a better stewardship of resources, and to provide for the optimum use of clergy, religious and lay personnel.
Reverend Monsignor Joseph V, DiMauro, who has overseen the consolidation as Priest Convener, has been named pastor of the new parish for a six year term.
St. Patrick Church
86 Cooper St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096