Parishes, schools raise more than $500,000 for Haiti Relief

Parishes and schools in the Diocese of Camden have raised more than a half a million dollars to support the emergency relief efforts underway in Haiti, which was devastated by a January earthquake. Bishop Joseph Galante asked that the collection be taken up in all parishes of the diocese on...

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Bishop issues decree establishing Holy Angels Parish, Woodbury

Bishop Joseph Galante formally announced today that the parishes of St. Patrick, Woodbury, Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove and St. Matthew, National Park will unite and the new parish resulting from the consolidation, Holy Angels Parish, will be established April 21, 2010. The announcement establishing the new parish was made...

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U.S. bishops reiterate opposition to Senate health care bill because of abortion funding

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has reiterated its opposition to Senate Bill H.R. 3590 because it contains federal funding for elective abortions. The Bishops support authentic health care reform, but oppose the bill approved by the Senate, “primarily due to its serious flaws on abortion and conscience rights,”...

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Bishop accepts decision of Priest Team to keep Wildwood Catholic open for new school year

 – Statement of the Diocese – Given his own commitment to providing Catholic secondary education in Cape May County, Bishop Joseph Galante has been open to considering possible solutions to the challenges facing Wildwood Catholic High School. He also has been greatly heartened by the support and immediacy with which...

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Catholic Relief Services Collection March 13-14

Tbe annual Catholic Relief Services Collection will be taken up in parishes of the Diocese of Camden March 13-14.  See letter from Bishop Joseph Galante, below: Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: The Catholic Relief Services Collection will be taken up in parishes of the Diocese of Camden during the weekend...

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Bishop Galante to preside at Rite of Election

Most Rev. Joseph A. Galante, Bishop of Camden, will preside at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at two locations in the diocese on Sunday, February 21, 2010: St. Agnes Church in Blackwood at 2 PMChurch of St. Bernadette in Northfield at 6 PM The Rite of...

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Ash Wednesday begins Lenten season

The season of Lent, which has been observed since the fourth century, begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and lasts until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), April 1. Lent has six Sundays, with the sixth Sunday of Lent [Passion (Palm) Sunday] marking the beginning of Holy Week....

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Catholic school students welcome Governor Christie

Three students from St. Joseph High School, Hammonton, their chaperone Frank Raso, Esq., and Patricia Munyan, assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Camden, joined student representatives from each of the five Catholic dioceses in New Jersey for a 30 minute meeting with Governor Christopher Christie in Trenton on...

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Challenges give way to new approaches and new success for Catholic Schools

The challenges facing Catholic schools all across the country are well known. The shift away from former population centers, demographic changes (including families with fewer children), and a marked decline in religious practice-from 75 percent Mass attendance five decades ago to less than 25 percent today-has meant that there are...

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