Diocesan News

 

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Please scroll down as the items in this list are in chronological (date) order:

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Underwear and Sock Drive – Catholic Charities’ Prison Ministry

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden’s Prison Ministry invites all parishioners to participate in an important corporal work of mercy – “clothe the naked”.  The Prison Ministry has organized a clothing drive for the incarcerated men and women in the Diocese.  Some correctional facilities only supply jumpsuits for inmates to wear, and many men and women have no family, friends, or money to buy any clothing to wear under the jumpsuits. 

The following items are greatly needed in all sizes: (new and unused only).

For males:  white tee shirts and white boxers
For females: white sports bras and white cotton briefs
For both males and females:  white crew socks

These items can be dropped off or mailed to Catholic Charities’ office in Camden anytime Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at: 1845 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey, 08103.  This donation drive will be ongoing until further notice.

For questions or more information, contact:
Sister Mary Cronin, Prison Ministry Coordinator
Mary.Cronin@CamdenDiocese.org
856-342-4106. 

May God bless you for your generosity to these forgotten sons and daughter of the Lord.

 "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Matthew 25:40

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden is a faith-based agency rooted in the Gospel and in the social teaching of the Catholic Church. We provide social services to, advocate for, and empower the poor, oppressed or vulnerable. We do this on a non-discriminatory, non-sectarian basis throughout the six southern New Jersey counties.

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June 16, 2019 (Deadline for Registration - May 6th)

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

If this year, 2019, you are celebrating a milestone Wedding Anniversary of 25, 50, 60 or 70 years or more,

Please join us in celebrating Mass with Bishop Dennis Sullivan on

Sunday, June 16, 2019

3:00 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

 591 New Jersey Avenue

Absecon, NJ 08201-2424 

(A light reception will follow in the parish hall.)

Registration forms are available through your local parish. Deadline is May 6, 2019.  

For more information please contact your Parish Office. 

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March 31, 2019

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, join Bishop Sullivan along with priests, religious, our seminarians and many other people from throughout the diocese at Washington Lake Park (626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080) for our 8thannual iRace4Vocations. Bishop Sullivan will celebrate a Mass for Vocations at 1:00pm, followed by our 5k run/1 mile family walk. Come out to pray and race! The day will end with a picnic and family fun. Help us enjoy the day as we raise awareness and offer prayers for an increase in vocations for our diocese. We need our parishioners, all ages, to say yes to this intergenerational day. We need YOU.  For more information and to register for the event, visit camdenpriest.org/irace4vocations/.

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March 30, 2019

Jerry Blavat Oldies Dance Party

St. Padre Pio Parish in Vineland, will host an Oldies Dance Party featuring Jerry Blavat “The Geator with the Heater" on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:00 to 11:30p, in Rosary Hall, 4680 Dante Avenue, Vineland. Tickets are $40.00 per person and include a Buffet dinner, beer, setups, coffee & dessert. (BYOB)  50-50 raffle drawing. Doors Open 6:30 p / Food 7:00 p. 

For tickets or more information, call Janice at 856-305-4177 or the Parish Office at 856-691-7526 or  email Janice at padrepio@comcast.net.

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March 13, 2019

DIVORCE AND BEYOND

Divorce and Beyond is for people who are already divorced or have filed for divorce. It examines what happens to most husbands and wives going through the break-up of their marriage. It helps participants understand what they are going through and that others have gone through the same things. Finally, it suggests activities for making divorce a growth experience.

 03/13/2019   REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM INTRODUCTION:

  • Registration will take place  at

                      7:00 PM, Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, 176 Stagecoach Road, Sicklerville

  • A fee of $20.00 for the class and book will be collected.
  • Support Group Guidelines will be outlined.
  • Each participant will have a chance to share.
  • Group will end by 9:00 PM each evening.

03/20/2019 -- Session One-The Process of Divorce

03/27/2019 -- Session Two-Self Image

04/03/2019 -- Session Three-Stress

04/10/2019 -- Session Four-Anger

04/17/2019 -- Session Five-More on Anger

04/24/2019 -- Session Six-Blame and Guilt

05/01/2019 -- Session Seven-Loneliness

05/08/2019 -- Session Eight-Forgiveness

05/15/2019 -- Session Nine-Happiness

05/22/2019 -- Annulment Process (Father Mike Matveenko)

05/29/2019 -- Session Ten-Pathways to Growth (Rituals and Refreshments)

For more information please contact: Charlotte at charlottemary12@yahoo.com or 609-221-7759


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Below please find the statement of Bishop Sullivan regarding yesterday’s Motu Proprio of Pope Francis which simplifies the procedures for the annulment process in the Church.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2015

Office of Communications

856-583-6154

 

Statement of Bishop Dennis Sullivan Regarding Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus

 

On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis promulgated a letter entitled The Lord Jesus, Gentle Judge, which revised the canonical procedures for Catholics seeking a declaration of nullity (annulment) for a marriage.

The Holy Father made it clear that the Church’s law and pastoral life are ordered to the practice of charity and mercy and ultimately the salvation of souls.  In fact, Pope Francis made it clear that he is “not promoting the nullity of marriage, but the quickness of the processes, as well as a correct simplicity” of annulment procedures.  These changes have resulted from the world-wide consultation for last year’s Extraordinary Synod and the recommendations of a commission of canonists impaneled by the Holy Father to review annulment procedures and the Church’s law.

In the coming months new procedures and policies will be developed.  I have asked the Diocesan Tribunal to prepare presentations for priests, deacons and the faithful before the beginning of December.  In this way the Diocese of Camden will be ready on December 8th to implement the changes made by the Motu Proprio.  On that day, we, together with the Church throughout the world, will joyfully commence the Jubilee of Mercy.

 

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The Diocese of Camden serves approximately 475,000 Catholics in 65 parishes in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. The Diocese serves the South Jersey community through faith, education and social services. Most Reverend Dennis Sullivan, D.D., eighth bishop of Camden, was installed on Feb. 12, 2013.