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24
Jan
2024
Bishop’s Blog: Celebrating Catholic Schools

  Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, which is now in its 50th anniversary year. This year’s theme of “Catholic Schools …

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Bishop's Blog
18
Jan
2024
Bishop’s Blog: Focusing on the Word of God and Life

  Sunday of the Word of God The Sunday of the Word of God, instituted in 2019 by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio “Aperuit illis,” is celebrated …

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11
Jan
2024
Bishop’s Blog: Pastoral Councils

The Diocesan Pastoral Council The Second Vatican Council urged every diocese to establish a pastoral council “whose responsibility is to investigate under the authority of the Bishop all those things …

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5
Jan
2024
Bishop’s Blog: National Eucharistic Congress

July 2024 Eucharistic Congress After three years, the National Eucharistic Revival will conclude the week of July 17-21 with a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana. What an exciting moment …

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Bishop's Blog
30
Dec
2023
Bishop’s Blog: Celebrations on the First of January

  On Monday, January 1st, the Church marks three important events — the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, World Day of Peace, and New Year’s …

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22
Dec
2023
Bishop’s Blog: 2023 Christmas Message and Video

  Dear Friends in Christ, In this familiar passage from our Mass on Christmas, we read that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. “For a child is born to us, …

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14
Dec
2023
Bishop’s Blog: Remembering with Gratitude

  Saturday, December 9, I traveled to St. Nicholas Parish in Palisades Park, NJ, where I was assigned in 1983, one year after my ordination to the priesthood. I remained …

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Bishop's Blog
6
Dec
2023
Bishop’s Blog: Ceremonies and St. Nick

Confirmation Should Change Us Receiving the Sacraments should, even in the smallest way, change us. Every reception of the Eucharist, every visit to the confessional, and even the day-to-day grace …

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1
Dec
2023
Bishop’s Blog: A Season of Joy and Hope

Preparing for Advent  This Sunday, December 3, we begin the beautiful season of Advent; the time the Church sets aside each year for us to prepare for the coming of …

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22
Nov
2023
Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Blessings

  My dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! As we celebrate another Thanksgiving, I want to bring to you my best wishes and blessings for a very happy …

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