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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • April 13
      On April 5, Bishop Serratelli blessed and consecrated the $5.340 million renovation of both the interior and exterior of St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison — an ambitious project that included the reconfiguration of the worship space to enhance the worship of the faith community. The Bishop called the 112-year-old stone Gothic Revival church “truly a house of God, where he lives and dwells and works among us in Christ.”
    • April 13
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Paul Church in Clifton April 9 where he celebrated the Palm Sunday Mass of the Lord’s Passion in Spanish.
    • April 13
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Simon Parish here in Green Pond section of Rockaway April 9 where he celebrated Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. To mark the solemn occasion, Bishop Serratelli blessed the palms of the parishioners before they had processed into to the church at the start of the Mass.
    • April 13
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at the Rodimer Center in Paterson April 8 where he celebrated the vigil Mass marking Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week.
    • April 13
      Bishop Serratelli was the homilist and main celebrant, with priests of the Diocese as concelebrants, at the Diocese’s annual Mass of Chrism April 10 in St. Philip the Apostle Church in Clifton.
    • April 13
      Shortly after midnight on March 31, a fire drove more than 20 tenants of a three-level home on Main Street in Paterson into the darkness of the night. Several members of these six families — three from Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Parish here — fled so quickly that they escaped into the street without shoes and wearing only pajamas.
    • April 13
      On Good Friday, April 14, in the Paterson Diocese and across our nation, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection is to be taken up in every parish in the United States to support ministries and good works in the Holy Land. It will also help to provide humanitarian aid to Christians and others who have been displaced by the war in Syria.
    • April 6
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Boonton where he celebrated Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent. During the visit he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to young people from Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish, also in Boonton.