St. Josephine Bakhita parish is now Sacred Heart Parish Camden, as of July 2017. We are three churches - St. Bartholomew, St. Joan of Arc and Sacred Heart - but one parish. We are a community of communities celebrating our Catholic identity from the Hispanic, African American and 'woke' White American cultural contexts. We stand in solidarity with all who struggle for justice in Camden and around the world. Join us! Christ is Risen! Power to the People of God!


  • Church Reopening  The Pastors received a notice last week with Diocesan plans and instructions for Phase I of reopening parishes for Mass and Sacraments.  We are still under the Governor’s stay at home orders until June 6th.  At that time and depending on the new findings, a date will be announced for beginning Phase I.  There will be no changes before June 6th.  Phase I is complicated  with lengthy instructions.  A committee is reviewing them for further study and recommendations.  More information to follow.

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden is hosting food distribution in Canden County on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (May 12th and 26th, June 9th and 23rd) at 1845  Haddon Avenue, Camden.  To reserve a pickup time please call (856) 342-4193 as early as possible before distribution date so they will know how many boxes need to be prepared.  Pickup Instructions: You are asked to please wear a mask, drive through, stay in your car and staff will place food in your trunk.  

  • View a collection of Father Gerard's past homilies.

  • FR. GERARD WILL LIVE STREAM EASTER SUNDAY MASS AT 9 AM and 11 AM at (St. Josephine Bakhita Liturgy Broadcasts) AND EVERY SUNDAY DURING THE PANDEMIC.  If you are not already a member of the St. Josephine Bakhita Liturgy Broadcasts Facebook Group, send a friend request on Facebook to Tom Jennings (Pennsauken, NJ) and ask to be invited to become a member of this private Facebook group.  

  • Camden County COVID-19 Test Sites: 2600 Mt. Ephraim, Avenue, Camden, NJ beginning April 29th

  • Dudley Grange  Park, Dudley & Federal Streets, Camden, NJ Beginning May 5th

  • Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ

  • Camden County Department of Health & Human Services (1-800) 999-9045 - COVID-19 Hotline

CAMcare will now offer appointments for COVID-19 testing to any resident who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or not. CAMcare will operate five walk-up testing sites.  Testing is available by appointment or walk-up Monday through Saturday at the corresponding locations. Call (856) 536-3266 for an appointment at any CAMcare site.

Testing will be done at the following locations on the specified day:

CAMcare Gateway, 817 Federal Street, Camden – Monday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

CAMcare East, 2610 Federal Street, Camden – Tuesday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

CAMcare Clementon, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementon – Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

CAMcare Paulsboro, 1315 N Delaware Street, Paulsboro – Thursday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

First Nazarene Baptist Church, 1500 8th Street, Camden – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  & Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


CAMcare ahora ofrecerá citas para la prueba de COVID-19 a cualquier residente que crea que necesita una, independientemente del seguro, la capacidad de pago o si tienen síntomas o no. CAMcare operará cinco sitios de prueba sin cita previa. Las pruebas están disponibles con cita previa o sin cita de Lunes a Sábado en los lugares correspondientes. Llame al 856-536-3266 para hacer una cita en cualquier sitio de CAMcare.

Las pruebas se realizarán en los siguientes lugares el día especificado:

• CAMcare Gateway, en la Federal Street, Camden - Lunes 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

• CAMcare East, en la 2610 Federal Street, Camden - Martes 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

• CAMcare Clementon, en el 121 White Horse Pike, Clementon - Miércoles 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

• CAMcare Paulsboro, en el 1315 N Delaware Street, Paulsboro - Jueves 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

• Primera Iglesia Bautista Nazarena, en el 1500 8th Street, Camden - Viernes de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m.

 Y Sábado de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m.


Confession in the Time of the Pandemic


Celebration of the Eucharist

During the Pandemic, no public Masses are being offered.  Please see the schedule for Sunday live-streamed Mass.

Sacred Heart Church

1739 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104


St Bartholomew Church

751 Kaighn Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103


St Joan of Arc Church

3107 Alabama Road, Camden, NJ 08104


Sacrament of Reconciliation

St Joan of Arc Church

Saturday: 3:15 pm

Weekly Bulletins

View them here each week.



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