"As the faithful, religious and clergy of the Diocese of Paterson, we join in prayer with people of goodwill around the world for the victims of the recent Paris attacks.
Such terrorism seeks to destroy the freedom and tolerance of the civilized world. The barbaric disregard for human life and the deep-seated hatred of ISIS are a threat to all humanity.
Together let us implore God to change the callous hearts of those seeking to harm us and to strengthen our resolve to work for peace. May the God of all consolation receive the souls of those who have died, heal the wounded and bring comfort to the families of all the victims."
November 14, 2015
When Bishop Serratelli greeted Pope Francis in the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, he asked the Holy Father for a blessing for the Diocese. In response, Pope Francis sent his Apostolic Blessing to all of the faithful in the Diocese of Paterson.
The Neighborhood Center in Passaic exists to provide a space to empower women. In this peaceful and safe environment, women can express their needs, discover community resources to fulfill their needs and strengthen themselves and their families through educational growth.
Pope Francis has dedicated this year (Nov 30, 2014 – Feb 2, 2016) to the vocation of consecrated life in the Church. He has invited the entire Church to come to a deeper appreciation of the charisms of sainted founders/foundresses and to draw closer to Religious in their lives of prayer and ministry.
Pope Francis urges us to be "experts in communion"