The Pastoral Year: experiencing parish life

Written by Peter Sanchez On a Thursday morning at Wildwood’s Notre Dame de la Mer Parish last September, seminarian Paul Abbruscato addressed the 8 a.m. morning Mass-goers, sharing the life of Francis de Sales on the saint’s feast day. In a way, he could have been talking about himself and...

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Saint Gerard Mass celebrated

Father Michael Field, pastor of Saint Bridget University Parish, Glassboro, blesses Jamie Giambanis and her son, George, at the annual Mass in honor of Saint Gerard Majella, patron of mothers, babies and those trying to conceive. Giambanis attended last year’s Mass, when she was hoping to conceive. Photo by Alan...

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Prayers for life

During the 40 Days for Life campaign last month, Bishop Dennis Sullivan led pro-life supporters in praying the rosary outside a local abortion clinic, the Cherry Hill Women’s Center. His visit concluded with all praying for an end to abortion. With Bishop Sullivan, above, are Father George Seiter, pastor of...

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Saint Luke Award Recipients for 2018

Roberta “Bobbie” Bradley, R.N., left, and Elizabeth Crowley, M.D. were the recipients of the Saint Luke Awards presented by the Catholic Medical Association at the annual White Mass for healthcare professionals, celebrated Oct. 28 at Saint Luke Church, Stratford. Bradley is director of the Saint Peter’s Senior Ministry in Merchantville...

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Remembering the faithful departed during November

Written by Debra Moore November is the month when Catholics focus more intently on praying for the faithful departed. We begin November with the celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation honoring all those faithful souls in heaven. The following day we observe the Commemoration...

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Catholic Business Network November 9

Communication consultant and journalist Susanne LaFrankie will be the guest speaker at the next Catholic Business Network of South Jersey monthly breakfast on Friday, Nov 9. LaFrankie has served as Chief White House Correspondent — EWTN News Nightly, Reporter/Anchor 6 ABC, CBS as well as public relations/crisis strategist and adjunct...

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Four men called to a threefold ministry of service

The four men who were ordained to the permanent diaconate on Oct. 20 in Christ Our Light Church in Cherry Hill are called to live a threefold ministry of service. — Service to the Word of God, teaching, preaching and catechizing. — Service to the Eucharist, presiding at a number...

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