Bishop Sullivan addresses Texas shootings

Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan has issued the following statement concerning the Nov. 5 shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. For the past several years, our country has experienced a number of mass shootings. Each one similarly heinous, yet uniquely painful. The most recent, at a Baptist church...

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V Encuentro, united in Christ, we’re one family

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  Last spring during the Lenten season, South Jersey’s Hispanic Catholics gathered in their own parishes, homes, and communities to reflect on how they could best become missionary disciples for Jesus Christ, and urge others to do the same. On the last Saturday in October, these...

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Cultivating a new generation

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  Prepare. Sow. Grow. Reap. Four words well-known and understood to farmers; less so, for Catholic youth ministry workers. But it was the latter group that heard these words at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Absecon recently during a two-day symposium on, what else, cultivating...

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National Vocation Awareness Week

This week we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov 5-11)! Please join us in praying for vocations to the priesthood in our diocese: http://camdenpriest.org/pray-for-vocations/ Lord Jesus, we ask you to bless the Diocese of Camden with an increase in vocations to the priesthood. We pray that young men from our parishes...

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Long-time principal retires

Gloucester Catholic High School paid tribute to long-time Principal and former Head of School John Colman on Thursday night, Nov. 2, with a retirement party at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield. Among those honoring Colman (2nd from left) on his more than 40 years of service to the Gloucester City...

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Healthcare professionals honored at White Mass

Written by Deacon Gerald J. Jablonowski On Sunday Oct. 22, Bishop Sullivan was the main celebrant and homilist for the White Mass for physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals of the Camden Diocese. This Mass is in recognition of the work of healthcare providers as they continue the healing mission of Jesus....

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Burial, with due dignity and reverence

Written by M. J. Nevadomski On Saturday, Oct. 21, a crowd of 130 gathered for a special funeral at Nativity Church in Franklinville. What was different? This funeral Mass committed 38 separate cremated individuals to the peace of God — and for free. “Cremation is still regarded by some Catholics...

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Bonding over bewildering technology

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Generation Z met the Greatest Generation, and many others, last week in Williamstown to help them in a formidable challenge: figuring out new technology. In Our Lady of Peace Parish’s Marian Hall, tech-savvy eighth graders aided their senior counterparts in tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming, Facetiming or other...

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