June 26, 2022 – From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy,

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

I am very happy to announce to you that we have a new parochial vicar. Cardinal Tobin has appointed Father Andrew Jung to our parish effective July 1, 2022.

Father Andrew asked me to allow him to go back home to Korea and to see his family before he starts his ministry with us here at OLM. I was happy to agree to his request.

Father Andrew will be with us starting in mid-July when he returns. You will have an opportunity to meet him when he celebrates the Masses of the weekend of July 16 & 17.

He is so excited to be assigned here. You will find that he has a very pleasant personality. Just like you always do, I trust that you will make Father Andrew feel welcome and comfortable when he arrives here in a few weeks.

Below is a short introduction that Father Andrew wrote about himself.

Enjoy summertime folks.


Father Marty

A Message from Father Andrew

I came to the USA from Korea in 2010. I entered Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in 2011.

After my priestly ordination in 2016, I was assigned to Saint Elizabeth Parish in Wyckoff, NJ as a parochial vicar.
In 2017, I was assigned to Saint Peter the Apostle, River Edge, NJ and served there as a parochial vicar until June of 2022.

Based on my prior parish experiences, I am ready to serve the parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Jersey City.

I hope to be at Our Lady of Mercy Parish like a bench in a park. I hope everyone will feel comfortable to approach me without any barrier.

As a priest, I need your prayerful support to do my ministry because priests need to be fed by people’s prayers. Again, I am so glad that I have been assigned to Our Lady of Mercy Parish as a parochial vicar. Thanks in advance for welcoming me to your parish family.

Father Andrew


All Moms and Dads to be, our Baptismal Team would also like to celebrate your joy with a “Gathering To Rejoice!” Every month we have an event just for that. The team is ready to rejoice with you and to assist you as you look forward to your child’s baptism and beyond. Let us know that you are expecting by stopping by or calling the parish office at 201-434-7500.

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP IN ACTION” is the theme of this year’s Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese of Newark. This appeal supports the mission , and ministries of the Archdiocese. This year’s goal for our parish is $42,120. There is a 100% rebate of every dollar collected above our goal. Currently, donors from OLM have pledged $50,901 and $39,847 has been received. Please continue to be generous as always!