Who We Are
The Parish of Saint Monica serves all of Atlantic City. It includes the churches of Our Lady Star of the Sea, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, and St. Michael. Sunday and daily Mass are celebrated in the churches of Star of the Sea and St. Nicholas. 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.
The Parish of Saint Monica has two great goals: the survival and growth of Our Lady Star of the Sea School and the interior restoration of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church. These goals are ambitious. Star of the Sea School's enrollment has steadily declined in the last several years. Few families can afford the tuition, which is already subsidized by the parish and many wonderful donors. To persevere, the school will have to be creative. On the other hand, we know what it will take to restore St. Nicholas: about $1 million!
You can help us achieve our goals. Join the parish, become active, and remain active! Schedule a meeting with one of the priests or pastoral associate Laura Bello.