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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • November 8
      Seminarian outreach
      During the month of October, parishioners of St. Vincent Martyr Parish in Madison collected all kinds of necessities for seminarians studying for the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange; Domus Bartimaeus, Diocesan House of Discernment in Boonton and at multiple parishes throughout the Diocese. The bags were filled with soap, belts, undershirts, socks, aftershave, laundry essentials and more. Pictured here are a few of the seminarians at Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall with some of the bags that were delivered to them by St. Vincent’s parishioners.
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    • November 8
      Pastoral visit to Hardyston parish
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Hardyston and celebrated the 9 a.m. Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Nov. 4. During the Mass, seventh-graders who are students in the parish’s religious education program were present as part of “Class Mass.”
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    • November 8
      Caritas awards gala
      Catholic Charities presented awards on Nov. 3 to two staff members, a parish and a family for their longtime dedication and efforts “toiling tirelessly and joyfully” to assist its agencies in giving much-needed help and hope to the poor and marginalized at the 2018 Caritas Gala at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany.
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    • November 8
      109 couples renew wedding vows
      Being a witness to the world as an example of God’s love was a prominent theme at the annual Diocesan celebration marking couples’ Silver and Gold wedding anniversaries held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist here Nov. 4. Coordinated by the Diocesan Office of Family Life, Bishop Serratelli was the main celebrant of the Silver and Gold Mass with many priests from around the Diocese concelebrating the Mass that marked the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Joined by generations of family to celebrate this joyous occasion, which included children and grandchildren filling the cathedral, 109 couples celebrating their 25th, 50th, 60th, 62nd, 65th and 70th anniversaries, renewed their wedding vows before the Bishop.
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    • November 8
      What are you fighting for?
      “What are you fighting for?” is the catch phrase used by the University of Notre Dame in its public service announcements that air on NBC-TV during home games of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. Each one highlights the efforts of the Notre Dame community in making the world a better place. And that catch phrase, “What are you fighting for?” most certainly portrays the efforts by students at the University of Notre Dame to block pornography sites on the university’s Wi-Fi networks
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    • November 1
      ‘Pizza Night with the Bishop’
      It’s a question that could get a bishop in trouble with his flock: What is your favorite church in the Diocese? And yet Bishop Serratelli did not hesitate to give this firm answer to that question, when a young man asked him early last week: the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Paterson — the “crown jewel” of the Paterson Diocese. That was among the many questions that the Bishop fielded about his life, including his priestly ministry, from inquisitive young men who attended the latest “Pizza Night with the Bishop” vocations awareness event on Oct. 23 at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne.
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    • November 1
      Pastoral visit to Rockaway parish
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit on Saturday, Oct. 27 to St. Cecilia Parish in Rockaway where he served as main celebrant of the vigil Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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    • November 1
      New pastor at Randolph parish
      St. Matthew the Apostle Parish in Dover had the occasion this month to look backwards — celebrating its 30-year history of faith, fellowship and social justice outreach with a picnic on Oct. 14 — while also looking forward to a new era — welcoming Father Brian Quinn, its new pastor, who was installed by Bishop Serratelli at a Mass on Oct. 28.
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