A word to newcomers
At St. Mary the Virgin Chapel, we only celebrate the traditional, pre-Vatican II, Latin Mass.
The traditional Mass is the perfect expression of the unchanging and unchangeable Catholic Faith, as well as a refuge from the myriad of false teachings and sacrilegious practices, that have found their way into our parishes as a result of the "Second Vatican Council" and the changes in the Liturgy. We have the right to assist at the traditional Mass, guaranteed in perpetuity by Pope St. Pius V that no one can take away from us. Moreover, we have a duty to assist at this Mass so we can save our souls. If you want to worship and believe as Catholics have always worshiped and believed, join us at Saint Mary the Virgin Chapel.
Newcomers will notice that a prayerful silence permeates St. Mary's at all times. In many churches today, it is considered acceptable to carry on conversations before or after Mass, or to make occasional comments to one's neighbor during course of the service. Here at St. Mary's, we request that you follow the custom of maintaining silence in the church. The church is truly the House of God. Silence is a reverence for the presence of God and demonstrates your spirit of consideration for those who wish to pray in silence. We also ask that both men and women dress appropriately and modestly while inside the chapel.
Normally, the Rosary is prayed and Confessions are heard 30 minutes prior to the Mass.
Depending on the Sunday, Mass is offered either at 9:30am or 5:00pm. Please take a look at our Mass Schedule page for any updates.
Our chapel is located in the Philadelphia Metro Area at 1520 South Delaware Street Paulsboro, New Jersey 08066.
About Our Clergy
What We Believe
"Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: "There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land" (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man."
Pope St. Pius X
Saint Mary the Virgin Chapel
1520 South Delaware St.
Paulsboro, New Jersey 08066.