Welcome to our community of faith
Our pastoral staff is eager to meet you and assist you and your family to know more about our parish community. Merged in July 1997 with St. Boniface, St. Bridget, St. Michael and St. Peter parishes to form what was called resurrection parish, St. Mary’s was returned in February 1, 2014 as an individual parish. Here is a brief history of our church:
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, first built in 1861, was the second oldest parish in Jersey City; but the church that now dominates Erie Street on the block between Second and Third streets wasn't built until 1903. St. Mary's still wears proudly the signs of craftsmanship that bears witness to the dedication of the Italian and Irish immigrants who helped build the church. Intricate tiles and stained glass windows give the stately edifice a bright yet cozy feeling that belies its size. The church offers masses in Spanish, English and once a month in tagalog, as well as prayer groups and devotions. In 2014 we celebrated our 160th anniversary.
Our parish is a welcoming multi-ethnic community that seeks to bear witness to the gospel of Christ by praising God and sharing faith and talents in service of one another. We are, by the grace of God, growing strong as Christian brothers and sisters, welcoming with great affection all who want to join our community of faith.
Our sunday masses are at the center of all that we do. They remain the channels for other efforts in developing adult spirituality, social awareness and outreach programs. Please see our mass schedule and services at this website, and find time to join us. We also encourage you to explore our entire website and learn more about what we do as a community of faith.
If you live in the neighborhood or happen to pass by, please feel free to join us. If you have questions about baptism, wedding, religious education of your children or in need of a priest to visit someone sick in this area, please call us at the parish office.