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The Diocese of Paterson includes the three counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex in northern New Jersey, under the leadership of Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli .
 
The diocese is blessed with urban, suburban, and rural parishes.  Our parishes, schools, agencies, hospitals, and ministries help to serve the 425,000 Catholics who live in the diocese.


  BISHOP SERRATELLI'S WEEKLY COLUMN
Atrocities in the Middle East: The Killing of Christians
The jihadists’ video of the savage beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley on Aug. 19 has lifted the heavy pall of silence surrounding the brutalities of our day. With increasing horror, there is now being brought to light the systematic elimination of Christians taking place from North Africa to Syria and Iraq. In parts of the world where Christianity predates the rise of the Muslim faith by centuries, at least one million Christians have either been killed or have fled because of persecution.

  THIS WEEK IN THE BEACON
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9/11 And Religious Extremism
Once again today, Sept. 11, we take time as a nation to pray for and remember the more than 3,000 — among them friends and family members who lived and worshipped in our diocese — who died at the hands of terrorists, who were part of a group of fanatical religious extremists.   Sadly, today the number of religious extremists continues to grow and consequently, the number of attacks on innocent human life has escalated.
  AROUND THE DIOCESE
UPDATING AN AGING INFRASTRUCTURE
PATERSON Urgent work to aging facilities has begun at diocesan Catholic Charities facilities. At Catholic Family and Community Services (CFCS) upgrades have started, made possible by a $100,000 allocation from Partners in Faith (PIF), the recent capital and endowment campaign of the Paterson Diocese.

Statue of Mary now visible to all in prayer garden at Little Falls parish
LITTLE FALLS Once again, a tall, white statue of the Blessed Mother has found a rightful place in the sun outside Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church here. Earlier this year, relocation of the striking devotional object brought it from behind a thicket of overgrown bushes and into an open to a space on the side of the church, where visitors can pray.

Filipino Catholics to honor two martyr-saints at Mass
CLIFTON Two Filipino saints will be honored at a Mass for martyrs celebrated by Bishop Serratelli in St. Paul Church here at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13. The Mass is sponsored by the diocesan Commission for Catholic Filipino Ministries and all the faithful, especially Filipino Americans, are invited to attend.  St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod, who are both martyrs of the Church and the only Filipinos ever to be canonized as saints, will be honored at the Mass.

HALOS FOR ANGELS
Karen Casolaro of Holy Family Parish seeks to help people facing life crises through her non-profit group, Halos for Angels Inc. (HFA), which gives people from Florham Park and beyond temporary relief, comfort and support, when they face a sudden crisis. Four years ago, she founded — and now serves as president — of HFA, which helps people with day-today chores — transportation, shopping, child care and meals — until they can get back on their feet.

Pastoral Visits
Bishop Serratelli made pastoral visits to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Boonton, St. Joseph Church in Newton and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Passaic.  Beacon Photos by Joe Gigli.

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Bishop Serratelli's Letters and Catechesis



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Diocesan Social Media Policy
Policy for Communications with Minors
Via Social Media And Other Electronic Communications
Revised Edition March 2013

Annual Financial Report
COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TOGETHER WITH REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - CHANCERY OFFICE AND AFFILIATES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON - June 30, 2013
COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TOGETHER WITH REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - CHANCERY OFFICE AND AFFILIATES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON - June 30, 2013Please find attached the Diocese of Paterson audit for the year ended June 30, 2013.  A commentary is also available on this audit at the end of this section.  If you have any questions about the Diocesan audit, please contact Brad Watson, CFO at 973-777-8818 or by email at bwatson@patersondiocese.org
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A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on Marriage as a Union of One Man and One Woman
Marriage as a union of man and woman existed long before any nation, religion, or law was established. Marriage which unites mothers and fathers in the work of childrearing is the foundation of the family and the family is the basic unit of society.

Advance Directives for Health Care
Advance Directives for Health Care
A Catholic Perspective
- approved by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, October 20, 2011
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Media Resources
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