Deanery 4 parishes offer many opportunities to receive the healing graces of the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) this Lenten season.


St. Elziabeth Ann Seton

Saturdays 4-4:30pm and 6-6:30pm

Communal Penance Service: April 9th at 7 PM


Our Lady of Sorrows

Saturdays at 3:45pm

Atlantic City

Parish of St. Monica

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church (2651 Atlantic Ave.)

Saturdays 3:15-4pm

Regular weeknights 5-5:15pm

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church (1409 Pacific Ave.)

Saturdays 3:15-4pm


Holy Trinity

Trinity Chapel

Monday-Saturday after 8am Mass

St. James Church (Ventor)

1st Saturday at 3:30pm

Epiphany Church (Longport)

1st Saturday at 4:30pm


St. Thomas the Apostle

Saturdays 3-3:30pm

Holy Saturday, April 20th 10:30-11:30am

Mays Landing

St. Vincent de Paul

Saturdays at 4pm

Communal Penance Service: April 3rd at 7pm

Egg Harbor Township

St. Katharine Drexel

Wednesdays at 7pm in the Rectory

April 17th after Way of the Cross at 6:30pm in Drexel Hall


St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Fridays 6-6:45pm (Spanish)

Saturdays 3:30-4:15pm (English)


Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Assumption Church

Saturdays at 3pm

Communal Penance Service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Nicholas Church

Saturdays at 3:30pm

Somers Point

St. Joseph

Saturdays 3:30-4pm

Communal Penance Service: April 11th at 7pm


St. Mary of Mt. Carmel

Saturdays 3-3:45pm

Lenten Rules and Regulations

Weekdays of Lent

There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

These are days of Fast and Abstinence from meat. There is a limit of one full meal on these days for all between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive.

Days of Abstinence (All Fridays in Lent)

All who have reached their 14th year are bound to abstain totally from meat.

Easter Duty Obligation

After they have received their First Holy Communion, Catholics are bound by the obligation of receiving Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept should be fulfilled during the Easter Season. Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at least once a year, but this is not limited to the Lenten/ Easter Season.

Ecumenical Lenten Services/Luncheons

12 Noon, Wednesdays in Lent

March 13 St. Katharine Drexel
6075 W. Jersey Ave., Egg Harbor Twp.
Preacher: Rev. Peter James
March 20 Grace Lutheran Church
Shore Road & Dawes Ave., Somers Point
Preacher: Deacon Robert Oliveri
March 27 Lifegate Church
296 Bethel Rd., Somers Point
Preacher: Rev. David Yun
April 3 St. Joseph R.C.C.
606 Shore Road, Somers Point
Preacher: Rev. Gabrielle Martone
April 10 Central United Methodist Church
Central Ave. & Shore Road, Linwood
Preacher: Rev. Jeff Rickard

About Deanery 4

Deanery 4 of the Diocese of Camden includes the parishes of Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden has an office in Atlantic City. Visit the Catholic Charities Web site for more information.