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5
Jan
2024
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
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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Bishop's Blog
22
Dec
2023
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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Bishop's Blog
14
Dec
2023
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
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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Bishop's Blog
1
Dec
2023
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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Bishop's Blog
22
Nov
2023
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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Bishop's Blog
17
Nov
2023
Bishop’s Blog: USCCB Assembly and FACE Dinner

This week, I have been in Baltimore, Maryland, for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual General Assembly. On Saturday and Sunday, I participated in two committee meetings. I am …

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Bishop's Blog
8
Nov
2023
Bishop’s Blog: Vocation Awareness

  National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual celebration to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life. The focus of this initiative is the fostering of vocations through prayer, …

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Bishop's Blog
1
Nov
2023
Bishop’s Blog: In this Together

    Mental Health Awareness The month of October, which just ended yesterday with the celebration of Halloween, reminds us also of a serious crisis affecting millions of people in …

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