261 Cross Keys Road
Berlin, NJ 08009
On October 13, 2000, Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio, Bishop of Camden, in the Jubilee Year, and on the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, established Mater Ecclesiae as a Roman Catholic Church within the Diocese.
Mater Ecclesiae is the first canonically established Mission owned by a Diocese and staffed exclusively by diocesan priests, which celebrates exclusively the Traditional Rites of the Church.
Since 2007, when Pope Benedict issued Summorum Pontificum , the Traditional Rite once again became open to all without restriction. Since Mater Ecclesiae functions as a parish and has no territorial boundaries, everyone is welcome to register and become a member.
The “Tridentine Mass” has been called “The Most Venerable Rite of Mass in all of Christianity” as well as “The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven”.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate these Divine Mysteries at Mater Ecclesiae.