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Faith Focus

Submissions for Faith Focus are due by Thursday at 5 p.m. the week before publication.​

Fax information to 609-704-1938 or email the information to

Many of the services listed each week have been canceled or modified due to precautions for COVID-19.  Check with your house of worship.

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Harvest is a vibrant growing family church made up of people from all walks of life who have experienced the love of Jesus Christ, and enjoy doing life together. 
We gather every week for contemporary Sunday worship services at 10 a.m., and offer Harvest Kids ministry which serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and offers programming throughout the year.


You will find a loving, welcoming community and Bible-based teaching, as well as small group ministries that meet throughout the week intended for connection and spiritual growth. True North Youth for 6-12 grades meet every Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Student Ministries Director, Abner Castillo, for more info at

Pastor Jim Rovaggi is the Lead Pastor at Harvest Church. Bible-based family counseling is available. Harvest Church is located at 272 N. Route 206, 1/4 mile north of Tractor Supply. Call (609) 561-1239 for information or visit online or find us on Facebook & Instagram

St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish is home to St. Joseph Church and St. Anthony of Padua Church.

St. Joseph Church holds morning weekday Masses, Monday through Saturday, at 8:00 AM.  A Spanish Mass is at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.  Saturday Vigil Mass is held at 5:00 PM.  Sunday Masses are at 9:00 AM (English) and 12:00 Noon (Spanish).   Sunday Vespers are at 5:00 PM. Divine Mercy Chaplet in Song is held on Fridays at 3 p.m. The Rosary is prayed at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  St. Joseph Church is located at 226 French Street.

St. Anthony of Padua Church will hold Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m..  St. Anthony of Padua Church is located at 285 Route 206. 

Sunday 9 a.m. Mass, Sunday 12 noon Mass, Vespers, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Rosary will also be Live-streamed. Night Prayer 10 p.m. (Mon, Tue, Fri) will be live-streamed only.

Confessions will be held at St. Joseph Church from 6:15 to 6:45 PM on Wednesdays, and 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM on Saturdays before Mass, or upon request. 
Handbell Choir - Plays at special Masses on Feast Days; Choir - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Sundays before 9 a.m. Mass at 8-8:45 a.m. Choir sings at Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass; Chant Choir – Wednesdays at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Sings at Sunday Vespers, Tenebrae, and liturgies on the feast days; *All the choir rehearsals are held in the Music Room at the St. Joseph Center, 133 N. 3rd St.  For more information contact Yuko Unehara at or (609) 704-5945, ext. 120.

Counseling is available to those in need who are grieving the death of a loved one. Bereavement Tele-Counseling prayer line is available daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.. Person to Person Counseling is available every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Both are by appointment only. 

Rosary for the Departed said every 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM in St Anthony of Padua Church, 285 Route 206. Please RSVP if attending. Call Debbie at (609) 704-5601 or Bill at (609) 576-6221. All are welcome! 

Baptism Parent Preparation Program held on the first Tuesday of every month in St. Joseph Church at 6 p.m. Baptisms are scheduled every Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Baptisms may also be scheduled on the first Sunday of each month at the 9 a.m. Mass (Limited to 3 families).  Please call the parish office to schedule as early as possible.

The parish Youth Group (6th grade and up) holds meetings every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Rectory basement.  For more information contact Sr. Elena at   

If interested in our RCIA program, or learning more about the Catholic faith, visit our website at faith-formation. There you can complete a form and Michelle DeFiore will contact you. You may also contact Michelle directly at (609) 513-3637 or defioremichelle911 

The parish St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is open to the public every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and in the evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  It is located at the French Street side of the convent.

Do you pay your bills online?  If so please consider setting up your weekly/monthly donation to the parish as an automatic check in the same manner.  We have several parishioners who currently take advantage of this through their banks.  Just indicate your envelope number and whether it is for the first or second collection.
The parish office, located at St. Joseph Church, summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to Noon. The Reverend David Rivera serves as Pastor.  Please visit our new website at to get all the latest news and events happening at the Parish.

Sunday Morning Worship Service is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Singing the great hymns of the Faith and Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Midweek, Midday Fellowship is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  A brief devotional Bible Study and a time of sharing and prayer.  Everyone is invited for a Midweek time of spiritual refreshment.

Hammonton Baptist Church is located at 19 S. Third Street (Third and Vine Streets).  For more information contact the church by phone at (609) 561-6867, by email at or visit


Sunday worship services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m.  Adult and children’s Sunday School are held at 10 a.m.  On Sunday at 10 a.m. there are also Adult Growth Groups along with Sunday school.  Sunday Junior Church services for ages 4 to 11 are held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. there is a Bible study for men and women at 10 a.m.

Wednesday evenings have an Adult Bible study and prayer meeting at 7 p.m.  Wednesday we have A.W.A.N.A. for children ages Pre-K to 6th grade meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at 7 p.m. our teen group is called Teen R.O.C.K. meets and is for those from 7th to 12th grade.  Wednesday at 7 p.m. a group for young adults ages 18-28 called Impact meets.

There are also various studies for women on Monday and Thursday evenings at various times during the year-check for dates and times.

For more information you can call the church at (609) 567-4466 or visit 
You will also find us on Facebook or on our church app Victory Bible Church of Hammonton.
We also offer streaming services for our 11 am Sunday service on You Tube, Rumble and Facebook at Victory Bible Church of Hammonton

Our Pastors are Anthony Parise. Jeffrey Johnson, Kevin Bailey and Steve White
The church is located at 816 S. Egg Harbor Rd. in Hammonton.

The First United Methodist Church of Hammonton has services Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.  Children’s Church and Nursery are available during 10:30 a.m. service.  All are welcome to stay for fellowship and light refreshments at 11:30 a.m.

Bible Study will be held on Tuesdays at Noon on Zoom (phone #1-646-558-8656 ID#7331551458#).  

The church is located at 398 Bellevue Ave.  Tiffany Travia serves as Pastor.  The church can be reached by calling (609) 561-1537 or by email at  

Visit our website at for more info and events, follow us on  Facebook at Hammonton Methodist.  Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 pm.  Please contact the church for more information.

English Worship is held at 11 a.m. on Sundays and communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Children’s Church is held during worship service for children ages 3 through 9. Nursery is also provided for infants up to the age of 3.

Sunday school gathering for a.m. and all classes for pre-K through adults will begin at 10 a.m. Nursery is provided for parents wishing to attend the church’s adult classes.

Free refreshments are served during Fellowship time, immediately following 11 a.m. service.
Chancel choir rehearsal for adults and teenagers is held on Sundays at 9 a.m. Bible Study is held in the conference room Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

BSA Boy Scout Troop #58 and Cub Scout Pack #58 meet on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. BSA Scout Troop # 1058 also meets on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Goods for Our Neighborhood, which provides free clothing for people of all ages/sizes, housewares, personal items and children’s books, is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon for those who are in need.

The Hammonton Presbyterian Church is located at 326 Bellevue Ave. Call (609) 561-0168 or visit for information.

Sunday morning worship services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Weekday services include:  Revelation Study on Monday at 7 p.m.;  Women’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.;  Wednesday night services at 7 p.m. - Adult Bible Study (with childcare for children under 5), Awana Ministry for children ages PreK – 8th grade, Youth Group for grades 9 -12th.
Check website for special events at or call (609) 704-8778.  Follow us on Facebook at Calvary Chapel Hammonton.  Download our app to your phone Text: cchapp to: 77977

Worship services are held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.  Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.  Dedicated classes are available for pre-primaries, primaries, juniors, teens and adults.  A fully-staffed nursery is available for all services. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. a mid-week Prayer and Bible study for all ages is held. 

Teens are invited to the Teen Slice Youth Group while children in sixth grade and younger are invited to Bible Club where children will be taught through Bible memorization, activities and lessons. Transportation services are available for all services.


 For more information, please contact the church by visiting the church’s website at

St. James Lutheran Church Core Values are: Faithful to Christ’s message, Inclusive in all ways, Joyful Fellowship, and Compassionate Outreach. From these come our Mission: Welcoming all people to abide in Christ, to experience God’s love, and to do God’s work in the world around us.

We are doing worship live and via Zoom on Sundays at 10 a.m. The Zoom link can be found on our web page at For those who worship at home, you may bring bread and wine/grape juice to your table and share with us in communion. 

Also, we have Wednesday Devotional Services at 7 p.m. It is an informal service, centered around a devotion and conversation, with communion.

The Rev. Pamela Werner is our pastor.  For more information, please call the church at 609-561-4488 and leave a message. Our office hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. -12 p.m.; other times availably by appointment. Visit our website at Updates on events and our schedule are available there. You can also find us on Facebook at  

Living Springs meets together on Saturdays at 6 p.m. to worship, encourage each other, primarily using our spiritual gifts, share the Lord’s Supper and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church through the teaching of the Scripture.
A healing room is open to the public on Monday evenings.  For more information call (609) 839-9166.
Dan and Marcy McAnney are the founders of Living Springs Global Fellowship.  Dan is the senior apostolic leader, ordained with Global Awakening. 

Ss. Peter and Paul Traditional Roman Catholic Tridentine Mass Church invites you and your family to experience the Immemorial Tridentine Latin Mass Every Sunday.  This is the Mass understood and experienced prior to the Second Vatican Council.  This Mass was never to be changed nor abandoned according to the Bull of Pope Pius V 1570 (Quo Primum Tempore).
Sunday Masses are as follows: 8 a.m. Low Mass and 11 a.m. Solemn High Mass.  Week Day Masses are as follows: Monday through Saturday at 6 a.m. (Low Mass).

Special Masses and Devotions are as follows: First Friday Confessions from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Mass at 6 p.m., Adoration and Devotion to the Sacred Heart from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; First Saturday Confessions from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., Mass at 8 a.m. and Holy Rosary and Devotion to the Immaculate Heart from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Devotions are Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m., Novena at 5:30 p.m., Solemn Vespers at 5:45 p.m. and Low Mass at 6 p.m.
Confessions are held Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Ss. Peter and Paul Traditional Roman Catholic Tridentine Mass Church is located at 300 Peach Street.  For more information, visit

Spanish Pentecostal 
Assembly of God 
100 French St.
(609) 567-1222

Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.   Tuesday and Thursday Services are at 7:15 p.m.      For more information email

Life Mission Fellowship
111 8th St.

Life Mission Fellowship offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. and a Friday celebration dinner at 5:15 p.m.  For more information write PO Box 467, visit or email

Jesus in the Midst Ministries
340 Egg Harbor Rd.

Service times are Sunday worship at 11:30 a.m., Monday night prayer at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7:30 p.m. and third Friday service at 7:30 p.m.  

Deeper Life Deliverance 
199 N. Chew Rd.
(609) 567-2565

Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. with Sunday education at 9:45 a.m.  Deeper Life also offers Biblical education on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Evangelistic Service on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  For more information visit or email

Iglesia De Dios El Consolador
75 N. Chew Rd.

Worship services are Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information email

Submissions for Faith Focus are due by Thursday at 5 p.m. the week before publication. Fax information to 704-1938 or email the information to mhoffman@hammontongazette. com.

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