Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, was established under the Pastorship of
Msgr. James Carr, in the late 1960's, and following the opening of the Walt
Whitman Bridge to the South Jersey area. Much of the parish is composed of
Italians from South Philadelphia, but it is also enriched by other traditionally
Catholic nationalities i.e. Irish and Polish, as well as others. The deeply grounded
Catholicity and commitment to family values of "Mary, Mother," has expressed itself in its
worship, sharing of the faith, nurturing of the young, reaching out to the immediate
community at large, and even in its "fun times".