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    /slideshows/homeCustom1920x945/Kinights%20hold%20annual%20%20Pride%20in%20Our%20Priests%20dinner.JPG KofC: Pride in Our Priests Paterson Federation Knights of Columbus honor bishop, diocesan priests with hundreds of Knights at annual dinner https://rcdop.org/news/pride-in-our-priests-1 _blank
    /slideshows/homeCustom1920x945/Bishop%20installs%20Father%20Nwosu%20as%20pastor%20of%20O.L.%20of%20Mount%20Carmel%20Swatswood.JPG New pastor at Swartswood Parish Bishop Serratelli installed Fr. Abuchi Nwosu as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Swartswood. https://rcdop.org/news/new-pastor-at-swartswood-parish _blank
    /slideshows/homeCustom1920x945/Vietnamese%20community%20at%20Rockaway%20parish%20marks%20silver%20anniversary.JPG Vietnamese Community Every Sunday at 5PM, St. Cecilia's, Rockaway, celebrates Mass in the Vietnamese-vernacular. https://rcdop.org/news/silver-anniversary _blank
  • Good News from The Beacon

    • December 8
      The Diocese held its annual Christmas concert under the theme, “Christmas Flourish,” Dec. 4 in St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany. The concert featured the diocesan choir and the children’s choir, under the direction of Preston Dibble, diocesan director of music.
    • December 8
      St. Joseph Parish in Paterson welcomed Bishop Serratelli on a pastoral visit. Dec. 4. The Bishop was the principal celebrant of the 9:30 a.m. Mass in Spanish for Second Sunday of Advent.
    • December 8
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Therese Church in Paterson Dec. 3 and celebrated the vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.
    • December 8
      A non-profit foundation has been established that clearly reflects and acts on the big-hearted compassion of its namesake, the late Father Jean-Claude St. Martin. A “gentle giant” of a diocesan priest, he had great concern for the desperately poor of his native Haiti, where he died at 38 years old on a visit home in 2011.
    • December 8
      While decorating the church last Advent, RoseAnn Juszcyk, a longtime parishioner of St. Nicholas Church in Passaic, noticed that the figures used in her parish’s Nativity had deteriorated over the years. Many pieces from the Nativity, which were all ceramic, were broken, cracked or missing. Knowing the importance of the Nativity to help the faithful reflect upon the birth of Jesus, she offered to restore the Nativity statues at the parish.
    • December 8
      More and more in our secularized society, religious displays in public, especially at Christmas, are being targeted for not being politically correct in an attempt to erase the real meaning of Christmas from the public’s eye. That’s why the Knights of Columbus’ annual Advent campaign reminding Americans to “Keep Christ in Christmas” is so important.
    • December 5
      As the nave ceiling is complete, the interior scaffold is removed.
    • December 1
      Bishop Serratelli formally installed Father Abuchi Nwosu as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Swartswood during his pastoral visit to the parish Nov. 27.