February is a month to celebrate caregivers

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski February is a month dedicated to caregivers. Family and friend caregivers are the backbone of the healthcare system and often go unrecognized in a society that focuses so much on the provision of medical care by medical professionals. Family and friend care “givers” and professional healthcare...

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Catholic presence at hospital

Written by Deacon Anthony Cioe In the Diocese of Camden, each and every day of the year, Catholic chaplains, associate chaplains, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit Catholics who are in hospitals and nursing homes. Their visits provide spiritual support and sacramental support to those in need. While the...

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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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Day centers combat social isolation among seniors

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski  As well noted in most health and wellness literature on aging, withdrawal into social isolation happens very frequently as one ages and suffers any infirmities that cause limitations to their mobility or ability to care for themselves. Isolation is a major cause of poor health...

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Razor sharp at 100 years of age

Written by Peter G. Sánchez On Wed., July 26, VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services is hosting a Milestone of Life Mass for those individuals 100 years of age or older to celebrate their lives with their families, friends, and caregivers. If you go, you might run into a current Elmer barber,...

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VITALity senior health fair at Benedict’s Place

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski On Saturday, May 6, VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services of the Diocese of Camden sponsored their Spring Healthy Aging Fair at Benedict’s Place in Cherry Hill. More than 150 seniors attended and were welcomed with nutritious food, entertainment, prizes and most of all, valuable health information and...

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Men complete training in Stephen Ministry

Written by by Peter G. Sánchez Twelve men — six permanent deacons and six deacon candidates in formation — recently completed their training in Stephen Ministry to prepare them to bring comfort to their grieving brothers and sisters. Stephen Ministry, named after Saint Stephen, one of the first seven deacons,...

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VITALity Catholic Healthcare Celebrates Stephen Ministry

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski On December 26th, the Feast of St. Stephen, nearly 100 Stephen Ministers from across the Diocese gathered at the Church of the Holy Family in Sewell, to celebrate a special mass and share time together in fellowship and networking.  Father Robert Hughes, Vicar General, Diocese...

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A Mass of hope, thanksgiving and remembrance

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski We know that the effects of cancer are far reaching. The individual with the diagnosis of the disease faces a tremendous battle and must call upon the support of many doctors, healthcare providers, family and friends, in order to cope with the suffering and maintain...

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