Around the Diocese
Wedding Anniversary Mass
If this year, 2017, 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 18, 2017
(A light reception will follow in the parish hall.)
Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
500 Greentree Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Registration forms are available through your local parish. Deadline is May 26, 2017. For more information please contact your parish office.
Abortion leaves a hole in your heart ...
If you or someone you know has had an abortion, you can get help. Call Project Rachel at 1-866-4RACHEL for confidential information on retreat dates or visit their website at www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Mater Ecclesiae Church in Berlin is having a giant flea market on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00a to 3:00p ... (rain date is Saturday, June 24th). Get rid of your clutter and reserve your space now! A single space is $15 and a double space is $25. For more information, please call Kathie at 856-357-1708 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage!
Retrouvaille offers a welcoming and loving space to couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it not too late, hope of a different and better marriage. Retrouvaille helps couples to show each other mercy through the opportunities it provides to listen, to forgive, to be reconciled, and to move into their futures believing that God loves them and with His help and their efforts, their marriages can be healed and restored. The next program begins the weekend of April 21st at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA. Another weekend will be offered in August. For more information or to register for one of the weekends, please visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com, or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230.
All requests and inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
The Holy Land
Diocesan Pilgrimage for 100th Anniversary of Fatima –
A Few Seats Remain
Father Robert Hughes is leading a pilgrimage to Fatima, Spain and Lourdes departing from Philadelphia on Sunday, September 24th and returning October 3rd. Visit Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Salamanca, Avila, Burgos, Loyola and Lourdes. The cost is $4,149 per person double-occupancy and includes roundtrip airfare, all airport taxes and fuel surcharges, 8 nights at centrally located first class hotels, airport transfers, transportation by air-conditioned motor coach, breakfast daily, dinner with wine daily, professional Catholic guides, all admissions per itinerary, Mass and spiritual activities daily, luggage handling (1 bag), flight bag and portfolio of travel documents. Not included are lunches, tips to guide and driver, and optional travel insurance. An optional pre-tour (departing September 21st ) to Barcelona, Manresa and Monserrat is also available. To register online please visit www.pilgrimages.com/frhughes. For more information contact or call 856-583-2807.
2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage
Father Robert Hughes is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land departing from Philadelphia on Thursday, February 15, 2018 and returning February 24th . Visit all of the sites important to our Catholic Faith from Mount Carmel and the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The cost is $3,629 per person double-occupancy and includes roundtrip airfare, all airport taxes and fuel surcharges, 8 nights at centrally located first class hotels, airport transfers, transportation by air-conditioned motor coach, breakfast daily, dinner with wine daily, professional Catholic guides, all admissions per itinerary, Mass and spiritual activities daily, luggage handling (1 bag), flight bag and portfolio of travel documents. Not included are lunches, tips to guide and driver, and optional travel insurance. An optional post-tour to Assisi (2 nights) and Rome (2 nights) is also available. To register online please visit www.pilgrimages.com/frhughes. For more information contact or call 856-583-2807.
The Office of Child and Youth Protection is announcing CAP (Child Assault Prevention) sessions. CAP is the safe-environment training program for adults who have regular contact with minors. Attendance is required in order to comply with the USCCB's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
CAP 1 teaches attendees to recognize child abuse and neglect and how to report to the proper authorities. Adults are taught that children have the right to be safe, strong, and free. CAP 1 is for new volunteers and employees.
CAP 2 is called CAP's Bullying Prevention Program and is a workshop addressing bullying awareness and bullying prevention. Cyber-bullying will also be presented.
CAP 3 is called Cyber-Empowerment and is a workshop which promotes adult understanding of the cyber activity of youth while teaching them realistic ways to help children keep their own rights and guard the rights of others in the cybersphere.
The policy of the Diocese of Camden is that adults will attend CAP once every five (5) years. Each presentation is 90 minutes. Adults who are new (employees or volunteers) should attend CAP 1 before attending CAP 2 or CAP 3. After five (5) years, adults have the option of attending CAP 1 or CAP 2 again if they prefer.
To attend one of these classes, please call the CAP Registration Line in the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 856-583-6165 or email Lucie Alcaza at to register. If calling, please leave your name and the session date you are attending. Please note that you will not receive a call back.