Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, North Wildwood, New Jersey.
The Wildwoods and Diamond Beach have had a very strong Roman Catholic presence on the island for many generations. For the last couple generations, there have been two parishes serving the island; Saint Ann’s and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
n January 2010, Bishop Galante decreed that Notre Dame de la Mer Parish would be created on February 17, 2010. He named Father Michael Field, Father Joseph D. Wallace and Father Gustavo Agudelo as a Priest Team. Father Field was named as Moderator of the team. Father Wallace was later named President of Wildwood Catholic High School in addition to the Priest Team. Father Agudelo primarily pastors the Hispanic community in southern Cape May County.
As the largest shore parish in the diocese, Notre Dame de la Mer increases its weekend Mass schedule three fold during the summer months. In other words, the parish goes from five weekend Masses at two worship sites to fourteen weekend Masses at three worship sites.