Got An Hour or Two? Give it Back
She could use a ride to the doctor’s office.
Someone to talk to along the way would
be nice, too. In just an hour or two, you
can help out. Please call Interfaith Network
of Care today at 732-247-1655 to become
Lighting a fire in the heart of our world
This Pastoral Letter is a reflection on my pastoral visits to all 90 parishes within our diocese as well as visits to many Catholic schools, institutions and varied ministries and ethnic groups since I became your Shepherd last May. Based on my many conversations with clergy, religious and lay faithful during these months, it shares with you the priorities that emerged and which call for our attention as we go forward in this local Church of Metuchen. It is my hope and prayer that this Pastoral Letter will inspire you through the grace of the Holy Spirit to become kindling so together we can “set a fire in the heart of our world,” allowing God’s love and power to burn more brightly here in Central New Jersey. I look forward to further conversations and planning with you.
Read the full Pastoral Letter...
Bishop gathers senior team to examine processes for reporting abuse
Since becoming your bishop just over two years ago, I have been regularly uplifted - and affirmed in my own ministry - by so many faithful and committed priests, religious and lay people. I am constantly amazed to learn about new initiatives here which strive to deepen our friendship with Christ, and the numerous efforts that so many undertake to provide genuine responses to tragic situations that call upon us to show the mercy of God to those in need. I also feel strengthened by the examples of generosity that I have experienced when I have called upon you to help me respond to building up our local Church, in order that we can meet so many needs together. The people of the Diocese of Metuchen are an inspiration...
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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land During Lent 2019
Our Lady of Peace Church in North Brunswick,
NJ is celebrating its 50th Anniversary
in 2019 and has organized a Pilgrimage
to the Holy Land (Israel) during the
season of Lent, 2019 - for an all inclusive
price of $2,499 per person. Please visit
the Our Lady of Peace website for the detailed
Holy Land Itinerary & Flyer. Deposit of $500
(Non-refundable) due immediately. Balance
amount payable on/before December 1,
2018. Come take some time off during
Lent in 2019 and journey to the Holy Land.
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