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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • October 10
      Filipino Martyr Mass
      On Oct. 4, Filipino Americans came to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson to celebrate two saints — St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod — during a Martyr Mass that has become a tradition in the Diocese. Bishop Serratelli concelebrated the Mass along with several priests from the Diocese.
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    • October 10
      14 men installed as acolytes
      Bishop Serratelli installed 14 men of diverse backgrounds to the office of acolyte, during a Mass on Oct. 1 in St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany. This is the last step before their ordination to the diocesan Permanent Diaconate in June 2020.
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    • October 10
      New pastor at Succasunna parish
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Therese Parish in Succasunna and installed Father Richard Kilcomons as pastor of the parish during the vigil Mass of the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Oct. 6.
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    • October 10
      Evening with the Bishop
      Young women, mostly of high school age, from around the Diocese attended an Evening with the Bishop at the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station Sept. 30. Bishop Serratelli and religious sisters from around the Diocese led the evening as an opportunity for young women to think more deeply about vocations, whether it be as a single woman, married woman or a religious sister.
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    • October 10
      Bishop’s Annual Appeal
      All throughout the city of Pater­son, diocesan Catholic Charities offers preschool-age children in low-income families an opportunity to receive an early childhood education at five locations. Collabora­ting with the Paterson Public School District, these schools strive for their students to have the best possible foundation for successful life-long learning. The five centers, as part of agencies of diocesan Catholic Charities, are recipients of funds from the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) which is currently underway to help the many ministries of the Paterson Diocese.
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    • October 10
      ‘Eucharistic Miracles of the World’
      The scientific community has no explanation for miraculous stories about the Eucharist from around the world over the centuries. The parishioners of St. Francis de Sales in Vernon got an opportunity to look at many of these Eucharistic miracles through the eyes of faith as they perused a traveling Vatican international exhibit, “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World,” a display of 75 placards which present historical descriptions and photos of 65 Church-approved Eucharistic miracles that have taken place throughout the ages in various countries of the world.
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    • October 10
      Annual Diocesan Red Mass
      Karol Corbin Walker, an attorney who has chalked up numerous firsts in her distinguished law career, added yet another distinction Oct. 6 as the first woman to receive the Advocati Christi Award at the fourth­ annual Red Mass for the legal profession. Bishop Serratelli presided over the well-attended liturgy held at St. Paul Inside the Walls: the Diocesan Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellard in Madison, and presented Walker with the award — a portrait of St. Thomas More — not only for her commitment to the legal profession, but also to her faith.
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    • October 10
      Where is the moral outcry?
      Just as the month of October dawned and the Church’s celebration of Respect Life Month began disturbing events showing the absolute lack of respect for life surfaced in the news. In Mexico, amid a dem­on­stration urging the legalization of abortion, activists tried to set fire to the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. In response to the arson attempt, Catholics gathered before the front doors of the cathedral to protect it until firefighters got there and acted quickly to prevent the fire from spreading, and police acted to prevent further acts of aggression by the abortion rights activists.
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