On October 13, 2000 in the Jubilee Year, and on the anniversary of the final apparition
of Our Lady of Fatima, his Excellency Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Camden, officially
established Mater Ecclesiae Mission as a Mission Church for those Catholics who feel
an attachment to the Traditional Latin Mass. Mater Ecclesiae Mission was established
with no regional borders. Mater Ecclesiae was the first canonically established
mission owned and staffed by a Roman Catholic Diocese that has been granted
exclusive use of the Roman Missal of 1962.