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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • February 23
      Bishop Serratelli installed Father Pawel Szurek as pastor of St. Catherine of Bologna Church in Ringwood Feb. 19 during the Mass at which the Bishop was the principal celebrant for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.
    • February 23
      For teens on their faith journey, the Sacrament of Confirmation is the next step for them to grow stronger in their relationship with Jesus and his Church. Because of the importance of this Sacrament, Bishop Serratelli met with high school students at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne Feb. 19, as they continued their preparation for the final sacrament of initiation in the Church.
    • February 23
      More than 1,500 miles away, an outreach to some of the poorest people on the globe continues through the efforts of Haiti Hope and Promise, a non-profit organization whose main goal is to assist the people of Haiti with basic needs of food, shelter, education and self-sufficiency.
    • February 23
      The Imiliwaha Health Center the Njombe region of Tanzania faces a formidable task: serving 16 impoverished villages that are stretched out over 4,000 square miles in a remote, mountainous area half the size of New Jersey. It’s tough for people in the U.S. to imagine that the villagers must walk nearly 50 miles for healthcare — even emergency treatment.
    • February 23
      Catholics and other concerned believers, remain vigilant! The sustained attacks that the Obama Administration launched against the positions of the Church and other religions about matters of conscience and religious freedom through overreaching legislation over the past eight years continue today by increasingly hostile liberal and secularist sectors of society. That’s why Robert George, a professor at Princeton University, urged Catholics to “remain vigilant” in promoting and protecting religious freedom — and their faith-based understanding of conscience — against forces that “seek to diminish it, especially when those threats come from overreaching governments.”
    • February 23
      On the feast day of St. Francis deSales, patron of writers, editors and communicators, Pope Francis condemned the tendency for media to focus on “bad news,” saying journalists, while being accurate, must also offer a message of hope.
    • February 16
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Joseph Parish here Feb. 11 where he celebrated the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass. During the Mass, he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to young people of the parish.
    • February 16
      Shortly before Christmas, the chapel of St. Francis of Assisi Church in the Haskell section of Wanaque received a gift of its own: a makeover that revitalized the much-used worship space. The chapel accommodates not only its daily Masses during the week, but also numerous religious activities and devotions, which two new large paintings on display now reflect.