Bishop Sullivan addresses religious at Mass for closing of the Year of Consecrated Life
On Saturday, February 6, 2016 Mass was celebrated by Rev. Robert E. Hughes, VC for the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life. Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D. gave the homily in which he stressed how essential Consecrated Life is to the life of the whole Church. Bishop deeply appreciates the ministry of women religious and recognizes that often people find a listening patient presence in the sisters. Bishop noted that “The crowd that followed the Apostles was hungry for food. St. Mark tells us they had not eaten; but they were even hungrier for more than physical satisfaction. They hungered for the company of the Apostles – for their community – for their understanding hearts. It has been my experience working with Religious women that that is a hunger you can satisfy…One of the gifts you can offer to God’s people is your presence; your company; your listening ear and your understanding heart (Jubilarians 4 th Week of Year II.”)
A Message from the Bishop – Giving God Thanks
published in the Nov. 26, 2014 Catholic Star Herald:
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has designated a Year of Consecrated Life to be observed by the whole Church. It begins on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30th and concludes on February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life. These 16 months will be a time to recognize and appreciate men and women religious and to embrace the future of religious consecration with hope.
A Message from the Bishop – Congratulations Sisters, Brother and Father
published in the Feb. 7, 2014 Catholic Star Herald:
On Saturday, February 1, 2014 our diocese observed World Day for Consecrated Life at which we recognized the silver, golden and diamond jubilees of 20 women and men Religious. That celebration provided me a public forum to thank the 18 Sisters, 1 Brother and 1 Priest for their vowed witness to Christ as a Consecrated Religious and to thank them for the gifts of their religious communities to the church in Camden.