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Who We Are
The Parish of Saint Monica serves all of Atlantic City. It is the union of the city's previously independent five Catholic churches: Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Saint Michael, Holy Spirit, and (Old) Saint Monica. Sunday and daily Mass are celebrated in the churches of Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Mass is celebrated occasionally in St. Michael's Church. All three churches are available for weddings and funerals. The parish has special ministries to Hispanic, Vietnamese, and black Catholics.
The parish supports Our Lady Star of the Sea School, the only Catholic school on Absecon Island. It is staffed by the Sisters of Mercy and lay faculty. A Catholic Charities office is located at St. Michael's.
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The Latest Updates from the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
The sisters are happy to share that we've begun a renovation of the old St. Nicholas convent. Since October 2017 we've been opening the doors once a week for a simple ministry of presence and spiritual support to the neighbors on the first floor of the building. We've renamed the building The Father Benedict House after the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, who had been a founding friar of the Franciscans of the Renewal and who had a great love for, and a life of, service to people in need.
In September, five young women moved into the upper two floors to spend eight months volunteering with us as missionaries. To help continue to improve the Fr. Benedict House and participate in its ministry, please call the Sisters at 609-343-1545.