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.
In January 2010, Bishop Galante decreed that Notre Dame de la Mer Parish would be created on February 17, 2010.
As the largest shore parish in the diocese, Notre Dame de la Mer increases its weekend Mass schedule during the summer months by adding a third worship site.