With a banner depicting Jesus of Divine Mercy behind him, Msgr. Victor S. Muro, pastor, speaks during a bilingual Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Vineland, on Sunday, Oct. 25. It was the inaugural Mass of Divine Mercy Parish, formed from the merger of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Vineland, and St. Francis of Assisi. “Now we, as a new united family, are facing a new beginning filled with much hope and God’s promise that, if we stick together, we can accomplish even greater things than before — not physical buildings which we now enjoy and use, but the building up of God’s people under the beautiful mystery of Christ’s enduring divine mercy and love,” Msgr. Muro said in a message to parishioners. Below, the Mass included a procession with parishioners carrying the holy oils, parish records and church artifacts.
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