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Wednesday, August 14, 2002

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Sister Thomas Mary ends career at Archdiocese
Sister Thomas Mary Salerno has announced her resignation as Chancellor effective September 1.

Sister will become Administrator of Maris Stella, the retreat and vacation center owned by her congregation, the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. Maris Stella is at Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island.

Sister Thomas Mary began her Administrative service in the Archdiocese of Newark in 1978.

Five years later she was appointed executive director of the Office of Personnel in Ministry which included the Offices of Priest Personnel, Permanent Deacons, Retired Priests, Delegate for Religious, Continuing Education of Priests, Campus Ministry, Healthcare personnel and Vocations.

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Holy Trinity Parish welcomes Portuguese
Portuguese Catholics recently walked in solemn procession from Epiphany Parish to Holy Trinity Parish in Newark to symbolize their move to the smaller church, which traditionally has been Lithuanian.

The new Portuguese members, carrying statues of their favorite saints in procession to their new church, were met by several remaining members of the parish. Greeting the faithful was Msgr. George C. Lutz, the new pastor of Holy Trinity Parish.

Father Clement Krug, a Redemptorist priest serving as parish administrator, led the Portuguese and Lithuanians into Holy Trinity’s parish hall where the new members were welcomed. Father Krug led all of the parishioners back into the upper church for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Religious community reaches out

The religious community of Garfield joined forces this summer to let young people know when life gets difficult there are viable options out there.

Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish has been in the forefront of “No Regrets,” an all-day youth summit held at Boilermaker Field.

“We had about 1600 kids come by this year, and hopefully we’ll be able to have the same kind of success next year,” said Phil Sanzari, a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin and one of the co-coordinators of the youth summit.

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Archdiocese well represented at WYD 2002

AT THE WELCOMING CEREMONY— Young adults, part of the large contingent from the Archdiocese of Newark that traveled to Toronto for World Youth Day, at the welcoming ceremony for Pope John Paul II. Second from the right against the fence is Brian Hyland, Director of the Young Adult Ministry. The Catholic Advocate was in Toronto. Complete coverage can be found on pages 12, 14 and 15.

Hundreds of thousands of people crowded wherever space allowed to hear the words of Pope John Paul II during the World Youth Day program in Toronto. The week-long event drew young people from all over the world, with the Pope arriving Thursday to share in the celebration of faith, hope, prayer, and peace.

“Too many lives begin and end without joy, without hope,” said Pope John Paul in his opening remarks at a Thursday evening service. “This is one of the principal reasons for World Youth Day. Young people are coming together to commit themselves in the strength of their faith in Jesus Christ, to the great cause of peace and human solidarity.”

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‘The Peace and Good Corner’

Ernest Abad and Father Joseph Petrillo open the gift shop during the Christmas season last year.

By John and Ann Pflug

The parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in West Orange have wished for a religious gift shop for many years. Thanks to our new pastor, Father Joseph Petrillo, it has become a reality.

The gift shop called “The Peace and Good Corner,” regularly stocks rosary beads, Bibles, statues, prayer books, and many other types of religious gift items.

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