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Wednesday, May 22, 2002

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Archdiocese to be blessed with 10 new priests!

Ten priests will be ordained by Archbishop John J. Myers for service to the Archdiocese of Newark. The ordinations are scheduled Saturday, May 25, in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark at 10 a.m.

Six of the men being ordained are from Immaculate Conception Seminary, on the Seton Hall University Campus in South Orange; the other four have been formed at Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Kearny. They bring a broad background of experience and education to their priesthood and all share the desire “to be a good priest.”

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Jorge Acosta

Gustavo Alfaro

John Galeano

Marco Hurtado

Tobias Rodrigues

Ernest Rush

Paul Sretenivic

Robert Suszko

Stephen Toth

Fabio Venturini

AJC honors Msgr. Gilchrist

Msgr. John Gilchrist, together with three American Jewish Committee members, will receive AJC’s Institute of Human Relations Award at the Annual Dinner meeting on Tuesday, June 18, at Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

The award is given in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the Catholic/Jewish Dialogue over the past 20 years. During his 44-years of ministry, Msgr. Gilchrist has been a parish priest, high school teacher and chaplain. Currently, in addition to his role as pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Harrison, Msgr. Gilchrist is Chairman of the Newark Archdiocesan Commission for Inter-Religious Affairs and a columnist for The Catholic Advocate.

The Invocation at the dinner will be given by Archbishop John J. Myers. The keynote speaker is Rabbi David Rosen, director of International Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee.

Pope marks 82nd year with Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope John Paul II struggled through a busy birthday weekend at the Vatican, canonizing five new saints and meeting with 7,000 youths who came to help celebrate his 82 years and wish him many more.

But even as he joined in the festivities with young people May 18, the Pope acknowledged his physical decline when he let an aide read part of his speech to the cheering, scarf-waving crowd.

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Young people are striving to follow Christ

Building the Kingdom of God here on earth is without question the underlying foundation of Stewardship as Way of Life. One group that has surely taken this tenet seriously and has acted upon it in an exemplary fashion is the Youth Ministry Group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Nutley.

Their mission statement is “To follow in Jesus’ footsteps.” The goals and objectives they have set to accomplish this mission are as follows: To bring smiles to those that are unhappy, to bring light to those in darkness, to comfort the sick, and to make a difference in the world.

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Serrans thanked for supporting vocations

Archbishop John J. Myers challenged the “new generation” of those called to the service of God to “do better than we have.” The Archbishop spoke May 8, at the 48th annual Vocation Fund Dinner of the Serra Clubs of the Archdiocese of Newark.

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