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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • September 19
      Speakers address immigration
      On the night of Sept. 10, Sister Janice Jolin of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, painted striking portraits of the many Hondurans who seek to emigrate to the U.S., as one of three dynamic speakers who gave clear perspectives of the crisis at the border during a presentation about the heated issue of immigration at St. Mary Parish in Pompton Lakes.
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    • September 19
      New pastor at Lincoln Park parish
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln Park where he celebrated the vigil Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sept. 14. During the Mass, Bishop Serratelli appointed Father Dominik Bakowski as pastor. He was previously serving as the parish administrator.
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    • September 19
      New pastor at Hopatcong parish
      Bishop Serratelli formally installed Father Kamil Peter Wierzbicki as pastor of St. Jude Parish here during his pastoral visit Sept. 15. During the visit, the Bishop celebrated Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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    • September 19
      Rising from the ashes
      The shock and sorrow that the Salesian Sisters of St. Joseph Province experienced 15 months ago gave way to joy on the afternoon of Sept. 14. On that perfect late summer day, the Salesians broke ground for the new St. Joseph Chapel to replace the former chapel — lovingly called “the heart” of the province and of Mary Help of Christians Academy (MHCA) in North Haledon — which was destroyed by a four-alarm fire on May 18, 2018.
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    • September 19
      ‘For I Was Hungry’…
      Often called the “jewel of the Paterson Diocese” — the agencies of Diocesan Catholic Charities are the Church of Paterson’s visible example of being Christ to those most in need — the poor, the addicted and the disabled. The Catholic Charities network is vast, serving across three counties, and the scope of its ministries serve tens of thousands of people each year through its three agencies — Catholic Family and Community Services, Straight and Narrow and Department of Persons with Disabilities.
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    • September 19
      Facts from fiction
      Over the last few decades, the news media has gone through numerous changes in the way it presents the news. None of us knows how the news media will evolve in future years in disseminating the news, but according to Pope Francis, it will have no future if reporters and the public cannot distinguish between facts and fiction.
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    • September 11
      Pastoral visit to Hawthorne parish
      The parish community of St. Anthony in Hawthorne welcomed Bishop Serratelli during his pastoral visit Sept. 1. During his visit, the Bishop celebrated Mass for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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    • September 11
      Vernon parish welcomes new pastor
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Francis de Sales Parish in the McAfee section of Vernon Township where he celebrated Mass marking the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sept. 8. During the Mass, the Bishop installed Father Christopher Barkhausen as pastor of St. Francis Parish.
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