Disciples of Mercy to be honored at Catholic Charities’ 2018 Justice for All Awards Dinner

Begun during the Jubilee Year of Mercy in 2015, Catholic Charities’ Disciples of Mercy Awards recognize outstanding individuals and ministries who exemplify mercy by reaching out to those who are poor and vulnerable. They will be presented alongside the guest honoree, Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities...

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Enlisting witnesses for Jesus Christ: The challenge of Catechetical Sunday

Written by Sister Kathy Burton This Sunday, all of the parishes throughout the United States call forth those individuals who have volunteered to serve as catechists in all areas of their parish’s faith formation program encompassing children, teens, young adults, adults, families, seniors. They serve as catechists for RCIA, sacramental...

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A convocation for local pastors and parish leaders

In early 2019 the Diocese of Camden will hold one of the most ambitious events in its recent history.  The Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in South Jersey will bring together pastors and representatives from every parish in the diocese for an intensive four days that,...

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A deacon reflects on his years of ministry

Written by Carl Peters Throughout most of his life Deacon Leo McBlain has relied on the direction of the Holy Spirit and his wife, Barbara, often almost seeming to speak with the same voice. He recalls buying a house and moving his young family to Cherry Hill, only to learn...

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New teachers looking forward to a new year

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Monica Potito had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales, but something was missing. “I didn’t want to make money. I wanted to make a difference,” she said. So she put it in God’s hands and people kept asking her if she was a teacher. Now...

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Reading, writing, and summer nights

Written by Matthew Janis Oh, those summer nights — biking, swimming, roasting marshmallows — oh, and at Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, reading and writing, too. For the past 15 years, the parish’s annual Summer Literacy Program has students from kindergarten to eighth grade gathering every Tuesday...

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Catholic Charities recognized for nutrition program

Written by Mary McCusker In a warm display of Christian unity, the Mount Calvary Seventh Day Adventist church in Salem City recognized Cristina Chillem, director of Catholic Charities’ Salem Health and Wellness Program, for her efforts to improve the nutrition of Salem county residents. At the podium during Mount Calvary’s...

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