A sign of salvation for the congregation

By Peter Sanchez Standing in front of his altar in Saint Joseph Church, looking up, Father Jaromir Michalak is “ecstatic.” The pastor of the Somers Point parish is gazing at the newly-installed crucifix behind the altar, the product of months of work that included the effort of a parish deacon;...

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Standing up for homeless veterans

The “Call to Stewardship” is a periodic series profiling individuals and families throughout the Diocese of Camden who have shown an inspiring response to the call to Christian stewardship highlighted in I Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards...

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Art on the Mall, open to all

From now until August 16, all are welcome to experience Art on the Mall, at historic Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Washington Street Mall in Cape May, N.J. This art exhibition features works by students in South Jersey Catholic Schools. It is open to the public and accessible...

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Artwork on Display in Cape May

Selected art by students in South Jersey Catholic Schools is on display at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Cape May. Showcasing a variety of media, the exhibit includes playful three-dimensional pieces, religious art, self-portraits, intricate scratchboard designs, and works inspired by artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and...

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A warm welcome for those who work in the summer sun

Written by Peter G. Sánchez During these summer days, under the sizzling sun or drenching downpours, the Haitian migrant farmworkers work in farm towns in blueberry fields, their sweat and hands keeping alive Hammonton’s title “Blueberry Capital of the World.” Father Yvans Jazon, a spiritual leader in the Diocese of...

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Class of 2018 offered nearly $204 million in scholarships

The class of 2018 is spreading its wings – from the Ivy League to community colleges, from Catholic institutions to large state universities, from military academies to private schools throughout the country. Academic and athletic scholarships will help make those choices possible. Among six diocesan and three private Catholic secondary...

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