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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • January 19
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Anthony Parish in Hawthorne Jan. 15 where he celebrated the 10 a.m. Mass for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time begins on the day after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and will continue through the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on March 1.
    • January 19
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Ann Church in Parsippany Jan. 14 where he was the principal celebrant and homilist for the vigil Mass for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Young people, who are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation and were taking part in the ALPHA retreat hosted that weekend at the parish, were present at Mass and brought the Offertory gifts to the Bishop.
    • January 19
      Over roughly 18 months, St. Mary’s Parish in Pompton Lakes learned more about how not only to give young people of the millennial generation — from 18- to 34-years-old — a warmer welcome and develop ministries that meet their needs, but also how to integrate them more fully into the life of the parish.
    • January 19
      Do you want to help build a better world for the poor — one founded on Catholic social teaching? Last week, members of the Young Adult Ministry of Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) Parish in Wayne learned several life-affirming ways to bring the Gospel to the least among us, including swinging a hammer to build a house for Habitat for Humanity. That suggestion felt familiar to some of the young people, including Amanda Sweetman.
    • January 19
      When a group of parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Haskell prayed the rosary recently, they recited each of the 50 states in the United States of America. From Alabama to Wyoming, each rosary bead was a Hail Mary said for the state. Their intentions focused on praying for the United States as the country prepares for the inauguration of its newly-elected president, Donald Trump, who will be sworn in tomorrow, Jan. 20, as the nation’s 45th president.
    • January 19
      In our endless news cycle of stories about hatred and vindictiveness, the life of Police Officer Steven McDonald stands out as a shining beacon, teaching us all how to forgive those who have trespassed against us.
    • January 12
      The following is a list of parish groups with buses heading to Washington, D.C., for the 43nd annual March for Life Jan. 27. Some parishes will be combining together on buses. Mass and prayer services will be offered at some departure points. Please call location for complete information, which includes cost and departure times.
    • January 12
      Cardinal Joseph Tobin was installed as archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese on Jan. 6 — the first ever cardinal for New Jersey — in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart here, during a joyful Mass attended by faithful from the Garden State and beyond, including Bishop Serratelli and others from the Paterson Diocese.