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    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/5303/slideshows/homeCustom1440x600/Priesthood%20%20ordination%20St-1.jpg Father Manuel Cuellar Ordained to the Priesthood on November 15th
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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • November 21
      First SMIC member to be saint
      Sister Irma Dulce Pontes, known as the “good angel for the poor,” is now officially a saint following her canonization by Pope Francis on Oct. 13 in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. She is the first Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Con­cep­tion to be canonized.
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    • November 21
      Tabernacle, monstrance donated
      On Aug. 23, Bishop Serratelli received a letter from Bishop Julio Cesar Corniel of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, asking if he could donate a tabernacle for their yearlong celebration of the 525th anniversary of the first Mass offered in the New World, ending on Jan. 6, 2020. The bishops and archbishops from the 12 dioceses of the Dominican Republic along with the Papal Nuncio and a delegate sent by Pope Francis will attend the Mass on Jan. 6.
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    • November 21
      Bishop's Annual Appeal
      Almost three months after a five-alarm fire destroyed the 410 Straight St. building of Straight and Narrow (S&N) in Paterson, diocesan Catholic Charities has been in awe by the outpouring of support from the local community, the faithful and service organizations, who reached out in the midst of such a devastating loss.
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    • November 21
      New priest ordained in Haskell
      Bishop Serratelli ordained Father Manuel Alejandro Cuellar of Colombia to the priesthood Nov. 15 during the Rite of Ordin­ation in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Haskell — the start of what the new priest considers his priestly ministry “to be there for God and his people.” That evening at the Mass, the Bishop challenged Father Cuellar to carry out his priestly ministry “with constant joy and genuine love, attending not to your own concerns, but to those of Jesus Christ.”
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    • November 21
      Respect Life Mass
      As a 12-year-old boy, Father Andrew Burns learned the critical lesson that “abortion is personal, because life is personal” thanks to the brave witness of the mother of his middle-school friend, Stan. Last Saturday, Father Burns, parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Mendham, talked about Stan in his homily for the annual diocesan Respect Life Mass, celebrated by Bishop Serratelli in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson.
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    • November 21
      Ending government discrimination
      Pro-lifers are often criticized by those who support abortion for focusing on the child in the womb and not on the children who have been born and need our help. But that criticism falls flat on its face when statistics are viewed that show the sheer number of pro-lifers who are dedicating their lives to working in foster care, adoption and similar social service agencies solely to assist vulnerable children.
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    • November 14
      St. Virgil Parish welcomes Bishop
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Virgil Parish in Morris Plains where he celebrated the vigil Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time on Nov. 9. During the Mass, the Bishop named Father Michal Falgowski as pastor of St. Virgil Parish.
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    • November 14
      Pastoral visit to Rockaway parish
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Clement Pope and Martyr Parish in Rockaway Nov. 10 where he celebrated Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. During the Mass, children were present who attended the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. It is held every Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. liturgy for children to better understand Scripture and how to apply the readings to their daily lives.
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