Catholic Strong

Help us make our parish strong.  Be Catholic Strong.  Watch this unique message from Bishop Dennis Sullivan in English or in Spanish.  Find more information on building our faith in the bulletin, the Welcome Center, and your mailbox. 

Who We Are

The Parish of Saint Monica serves all of Atlantic City.  It is the union of the city's previously independent five Catholic churches: Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Saint Michael, Holy Spirit, and (Old) Saint Monica.  Sunday and daily Mass are celebrated in the churches of Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Nicholas of Tolentine.  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.

Year of Prayer

In 2018, the parish is learning more about prayer through a Bible study and a lecture series.  For the calendar and other information, take a look at the flyer. Check often and read the weekly bulletin for schedule changes.



An update from the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal at St. Michael's Convent -  The sisters are happy to share with St Monica's parishioners that we've begun a renovation process at the old St. Nicholas convent. Since October we've been opening the doors once a week for a simple ministry of presence and spiritual support to the neighbors on the first floor of the building. We've renamed the building The Father Benedict House after the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, who had been a founding friar of the Franciscans of the Renewal and who had a great love for, and a life of, service to people in need.

Beginning this September, we hope to have a handful of young women move into the upper two floors to spend eight months volunteering with us as missionaries. Before they arrive, many major renovations are taking place to make the space livable. Many kind volunteers and skilled laborers have come forward to help us with the project. We are grateful for all your prayers as well!

If you can help us with this effort, please call the Sisters at 609-343-1545.