Years ago I read a novel that began with a provocative promise. The author vowed that the story I was about to read would teach me how to make love stay. An interesting proposition but, as I reached the end of the tale, I thought, “I don’t get it.” The author must have known that dullards like me would read his book because, on the inside back cover, was printed in the author’s own handwriting, something like this...
The Church of the Presentation and the Family Faith Formation program in Upper Saddle River has won the 2017 New Wineskins Award at the NCCL Annual Conference in Dallas on May 24. This award is given to one parish in the USA who stands out for their extraordinary achievement, creative and innovative ideas in teaching and passing along morals and faith experiences to children.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, today announced to the people of Ss. Joseph and Michael Parish in Union City that their church building, which was damaged severely from a fire that also caused the death of a 2 year-old boy, injured many others, and ravaged homes and the church in the area surrounding Central Avenue and Summit Avenue on the night of March 4, will be rebuilt.
The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children 2017 Annual Gala was a night of laughter, music, and a joyous celebration of the children and families who receive the precious gift of Catholic education. The festive event at The Venetian in Garfield recognized Tony and Christie de Nicola and Jack Walton. It was also the first Gala appearance for Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, Archbishop of Newark.
Because these, our sons, who are your relatives and friends, are now to be ordained to the priesthood, I invite you to consider the sacrament that they will receive in the light of the Word of God we have just heard. As you well know, the Lord Jesus is the one and only great high priest of the New Testament; but in him God has made his entire holy people a royal priesthood. All of us!
There is a well-worn motivational fable that's been retold in various forums involving a man walking a stretch of beach who encounters a child throwing stranded starfish back into the surf. When the man questions what difference this action could possibly make, the child lobs another starfish into the water, noting, “It sure made a difference to that one.”
On Saturday, May 27, seven men will be ordained to the priesthood for service to the Archdiocese of Newark. The Ordination will take place beginning at noon in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street in Newark. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the celebrant. This will be his first Archdiocesan priesthood ordination as Archbishop of Newark.
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the commemoration, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes," by celebrating Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 29, at 11:00 A.M., at local cemeteries and parishes.
The staff of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark empathize with grieving families who wish to add temporary, personal items to the memorials of their departed loved ones. We do not remove permanent monuments or affixed memorialization from any headstone.
Despite a valiant effort by faculty, staff and stakeholders to raise funds and set a goal to provide enrollment growth possibilities for the 2016-17 school year, projected enrollment and financial shortfalls for the 2017-18 and future school years continue to present growing challenges to the long-term viability of Queen of Peace High School.