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The Diocese of Paterson includes the three counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex in northern New Jersey, under the leadership of Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli .
 
The diocese is blessed with urban, suburban, and rural parishes.  Our parishes, schools, agencies, hospitals, and ministries help to serve the 425,000 Catholics who live in the diocese.

It is with great joy that the Diocese of Paterson marks the 10th anniversary of the installation of Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli as the seventh bishop of the Church of Paterson on July 6. 2004


  BISHOP SERRATELLI'S WEEKLY COLUMN
Bishop's weekly column
Bishop Serratelli’s pilgrimage to Spain with the youth of the Diocese of Paterson concluded earlier this week. His column in The Beacon will resume next week.

  THIS WEEK IN THE BEACON
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Golden Opportunity
POPE Francis has always been a champion for the elderly. He often speaks about them, never failing to hold them close to his heart and telling the world of their importance to our society. “The elderly,” the Holy Father has said, “carry within themselves the memory and the wisdom of life, in order to hand it on to others, and they participate fully in the mission of the Church.”
  AROUND THE DIOCESE
‘REBUILT’
Pastors meet at St. Paul Inside the Walls to discuss book on how to revitalize parishes
A small but dynamic  group of pastors from the diocese has been gathering regularly at St. Paul Inside the Walls here on a mission: to discuss the many powerful suggestions offered by a bestselling  ook about how to revitalize their respective parishes, fill them anew with the Spirit and sharpen their focus in fulfilling the Church’s mission as Christ commanded: “Go out and make disciples of all nations.”

‘A Spiritual Road Trip Through The Diocese’
Shrine of St. Thérèse in Boonton represents gratitude of founder
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is the first in a series that will feature many of the devotional sites that local faithful can visit on their travels throughout the diocese in Passaic, Morris and Sussex counties this summer.]

Passaic parishioner to make her first vows as a religious sister next month
When Franciscan Sister Teresa  Reyes was growing up in Passaic, she said she never considered becoming a religious sister. She hadn’t known any religious sisters and brothers while attending public school. While she grew up in a Catholic family, Sister Teresa first joined a church community in 2000 when she was a freshman at Passaic High School after attending an Antioch retreat led by St. Anthony’s Youth Ministry here

FROM CONVERT TO RELIGIOUS LIFE
CHESTER — Bishop Serratelli celebrated a Mass at which Sister Agnes Miriam Crucis made her perpetual vows in the Chapel of Our Lady at Bethlehem Hermitage here June 17. Several priests concelebrated the Mass, which was attended by hermits, religious sisters and laypeople.

Bishop installs Father Vidal Gonzales Jr. as pastor of St. Jude Parish in Hopatcong
Bishop Serratelli installed Father Vidal Gonzales Jr. as pastor of St. Jude Parish here July 13. Several priests concelebrated the Mass including St. Jude’s pastor emeritus, Father George Gothie, who was pastor from 1990 to 2013 and Msgr. Patrick Panos, who served at the parish from 1974 to 1990, and is pastor emeritus of St. Catherine of Bologna Parish, Ringwood.

  FEATURED NEWS, ARTICLES AND RESOURCES
Bishop Serratelli's Letters and Catechesis



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Diocesan Social Media Policy
Policy for Communications with Minors
Via Social Media And Other Electronic Communications
Revised Edition March 2013

Annual Financial Report
COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TOGETHER WITH REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - CHANCERY OFFICE AND AFFILIATES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON - June 30, 2013
COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TOGETHER WITH REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - CHANCERY OFFICE AND AFFILIATES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON - June 30, 2013Please find attached the Diocese of Paterson audit for the year ended June 30, 2013.  A commentary is also available on this audit at the end of this section.  If you have any questions about the Diocesan audit, please contact Brad Watson, CFO at 973-777-8818 or by email at bwatson@patersondiocese.org
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A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on Marriage as a Union of One Man and One Woman
Marriage as a union of man and woman existed long before any nation, religion, or law was established. Marriage which unites mothers and fathers in the work of childrearing is the foundation of the family and the family is the basic unit of society.

Advance Directives for Health Care
Advance Directives for Health Care
A Catholic Perspective
- approved by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, October 20, 2011
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Media Resources
Catalog of Resources:
Available at the Diocesan Media Center is now online. Search by Title, Author, Topic or Level.
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New Jersey’s Adoption Law has changed
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Diocese of Paterson Education Council
NOMINATON FORM
 

BY-LAWS 2013






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