“Our Journey of Hope” introduced in the diocese

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski. On Sat., May 19, VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services sponsored the first Leadership Training certification program for “Our Journey of Hope” — which is an educational and support outreach program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Led by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, pastoral...

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“Catholic Strong: Take up the challenge of missionary discipleship,” Bishop Sullivan’s message

The video for our CATHOLIC STRONG campaign is available at SouthJerseyCatholicStrong.org or click here to view. The viewer is treated to a five-minute journey around our South Jersey diocese — its people, churches, schools, parish buildings and programs. The pride of our priests and people in their Catholic faith is very evident by...

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The most important, and neglected, question

Written by Kari Janisse Kids from the time they are in kindergarten will get asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They will often have ideas from a young age about their life’s ambitions and hopes for their future career, but how often do...

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Visions of improved youth ministry, responses to opioid crisis and church repairs

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Youth Ministry. Help for those affected by the opioid crisis. Improvements to church interiors, and computer upgrades. These are just some of the ways South Jersey’s Catholic parishes plan to use the funds generated by the Catholic Strong campaign, a diocesan-wide $50 million effort to...

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Developing a ministry of hope to counter addiction

Written by Mary McCusker In September 2013, Pope Francis compared the church to a “field hospital” near to war zones, where the wounded are first provided with emergency, life-saving care before long-term recovery efforts can begin. This analogy resonated well during a recent gathering at Christ our Light Parish in...

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Encuentro: An experience of belonging

Written by Peter Sanchez “Andres Arango, the Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry, quickly caught the attention of the more than 350 Hispanic clergy and laity just settling into their seats in Freehold at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Robert Bellarmine on the morning of Saturday, April 28. “It should be Jesus...

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