Decree issued on Feb. 18 establishing St. Damien Parish, Ocean City

Bishop Joseph Galante formally announces the establishment of St. Damien Parish, formed through the consolidation of St. Augustine, Ocean City; St. Frances Cabrini, Ocean City; and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Ocean City on March 23, 2011. The announcement establishing the new parish was made in a formal decree, which...

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Corlis L. Sellers named associate director of Lifelong Faith Formation for Black Catholics

Corlis L. Sellers, coordinator for the Racial Justice Commission in the Diocese of Camden, and Coordinator for the Black Catholic Ministry Commission, and liaison to the Offices of the Bishop and Lifelong Faith Formation, has been named associate director of Lifelong Faith Formation for Black Catholics in the Diocese. “The...

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Holy Family Regional School, Ventnor, to close

Holy Family Regional School, Ventnor, will close in June at the end of this school year. The announcement was made in a letter to parents by Father Joseph Ferrara of Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor, Father Patrick Brady of St. Gianna Beretta Church, Northfield, the sponsoring parishes for the school, and...

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Catholic Charities Announces 2011 Justice for ALL Honorees

On February 3, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc., announced the 2011 Justice for ALL honorees. This year’s honorees include Ron Evans, Jim and Lynn Cummings, Monsignor Michael Mannion and the Ravitz Family from Generation to Generation. In its eighth year, the Justice for ALL Dinner recognizes individuals and groups...

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New Structure, Leadership Set for Diocesan Deaneries

Bishop Joseph Galante has appointed new deans as part of a revised deanery reconfiguration for the Diocese of Camden. Deaneries provide a structure for bringing together parishes to coordinate church activity within a region, including collaborating with shared ministry leaders. The nine new deaneries encompass the diocese’s 70 parishes and...

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Diocesan Response to St. Mary’s, Malaga, Protest

On Jan. 3 a group entered the church of St. Mary’s, Malaga, apparently conducting a vigil to protest plans to merge that parish with two others to form a new parish to be called Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Some background: In April, 2008, Bishop Galante announced plans to...

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Young Adults Can Meet to Explore Their Faith on January 19

Theology on Tap is a discussion series for Catholic young adults, married and single, in their late teens (18-19), twenties, and thirties. The next evening session, sponsored by the diocesan Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries, will be held:   Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7 PM Landmark Americana Tap...

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