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Sisters of Mary Immaculate ~ 25 Years

I hope you staying cool during this heatwave. This weekend, we are celebrating with the Sisters of Mary Immaculate their 25 years of ministering in the United States. Many know the sisters, who live in Elmer and come from Kenya. They will support our music ministry...

Happy Father’s Day!

This weekend, our nation, our church and we as a parish take time to honor and thank those who closely model St. Joseph, the father of our Lord. We honor those we call dad, pop, daddy … father. Father's Day is a cherished occasion to reflect on and celebrate the...

My friend, Fr. Joey

After nearly twelve years of loving and devoted ministry to the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Dennis Sullivan informed the parish that Father Joey is being transferred to Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, effective July 1st. We all know Fr....

Jesus: Real Presence in the Eucharist

This weekend, the Church celebrates Corpus Christi Sunday, also known as the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Our belief in this Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist derives from the literal interpretation of the promise of Christ to give us his Body and...

The Spirit is Alive! Happy Pentecost!

This weekend is Pentecost weekend … and our parish community celebrates its mission: Moved by the Holy Spirit, we worship our God, love one another and inspire discipleship. We have a week of events to celebrate and deepen our faith. But first, due to the uncertain...

May: Parish Mission and Parish Picnic

The Spirit is alive this weekend as we begin two weekends of celebrating First Communion for our children. Congratulations to them and their parents and families. We are blessed to have them in our community. I also want to give you a heads up to two very important...

rebuilt FAITH Review

If you have finished reading the inspiring book, “rebuilt FAITH, a Handbook for skeptical Catholics”, please join us to share your thoughts and unpack how the lesson reflections might help guide our direction.

Haven’t forgotten you …

On behalf of our parish team and ministry leaders, it was wonderful seeing so many coming together last weekend to celebrate Easter. Our parish is truly blessed to have so many parishioners coming together. Just a special shout out to you parents: bringing your kids...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, Bonus Day 2

If you are reading this blog today, congratulations! You made a commitment over forty days ago and can look back knowing you have grown in your faith.  Now comes the next, and more challenging phase … living the STEPS. Our Core Leadership Team and I have...

Monday, March 25, 2024, Bonus Day 1

Holy Week has begun and the forty-day journey with Rebuilt Faith: A Handbook for Skeptical Catholics is complete. It has been a transformative experience so these additional “bonus” days are another gift. The title of this bonus day is Know Your Testimony. A number of...