Men ordained to transitional diaconate

On May 11, Bishop Dennis Sullivan ordained seminarians Peter Gallagher and John March to the Transitional Diaconate, the next step in their journey to the priesthood. In a 10:30 a.m. celebration at Camden’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, joined by family, friends, priests, deacons and religious, Bishop Sullivan urged the...

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Family in the Heart of Catechesis and Evangelization

Written by Carl Peters In just a few unexpected moments, in the lower level of Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Sicklerville, a nun from Bridgeton conveyed what has been at the heart of Christian discipleship for some 2,000 years. Sister Maria de Jesus Herrera, a member of the Missionary Daughters...

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This year’s priest jubilarians

On May 6, a liturgy and celebration for diocesan priests marking their 25, 40, 50 and 60 years in the priesthood took place at Saint Mary Parish, Cherry Hill with Bishop Dennis Sullivan. Pictured is Bishop Sullivan with those celebrating 25 years, Father Krzysztof Wtorek, Father Francis Oranefo, Father Mike...

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Multi-Cultural Marian Choir Festival during the month of May

Choirs from throughout the diocese gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Shrine on May 5 to honor the Blessed Mother with song and music. The choirs dressed in festive clothing representing their culture and tradition. Pastor, Father Vince Guest, welcomed those attending and stated that the multi-cultural gathering truly...

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Camden Diocese’s first-ever Soccer Cup June 15

The Diocese of Camden’s first-ever Soccer Cup will take place on Saturday, June 15, at Saint Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, sponsored by the diocesan offices of Hispanic Ministry, and Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 39 is invited to lace up their...

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Following the Way of Saint James

By Pete Sanchez Under plentiful sun and a cool, constant breeze, walkers from across the Diocese of Camden converged at Holy Trinity Parish for a day of fellowship, prayer, and a stroll on the Jersey boardwalk. The day, called “Following the Way of Saint James on the Road to Life,”...

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I did not choose God; He chose me and I said yes

By Sister Elena Isabel de Jesus Hello, my name is Sister Elena Isabel de Jesus. I’m 34 years old and I’m from Dallas, Texas, and I am Mexican-American. Now, I am a religious sister of the congregation called Misioneras de María Formadora. I had my calling to serve the Lord...

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Seminarians deserve support and encouragement

By Father Michael Romano Shortly after last year’s priesthood ordination of Fathers Anthony Infanti and Joshua Nevitt, a visitor contacted me to comment on his experience at the Cathedral that day. Having not attended an ordination in our diocese for some years, he marveled at the fact that the Cathedral...

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My journey to the permanent diaconate

By Michael Vitarelli I am a cradle Catholic, which basically means I was born into a Catholic family, received all of my Catholic sacraments as a child, and went to church every Sunday — at least up until the time my parents stopped forcing me to go. That was when...

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