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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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Change Is Good
As you read this week’s edition of The Beacon, we hope you notice the numerous changes we have made to the product you are holding in your hands. All were done with our readers in mind.  Along with the diocese, The Beacon will launch a new website in the fall, a user-friendly site that will be easy to navigate and will also have the latest updated news not only from the diocese but also from the U.S. Church and the Vatican.
  AROUND THE DIOCESE
Knights’ letter writing project sends encouraging words to those studying for priesthood
LITTLE FALLS For almost 15 years, Knights of Columbus Councils in the state of N.J. have written letters of support and encouragement to young men study ing in seminaries around the world. They have also inspired elementary school students to send letters of appreciation to seminarians.

Bishop makes pastoral visit to Holy Trinity Parish, where Mass is said in German
PASSAIC Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church here Aug. 17, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  During his visit, he celebrated the 10 a.m. Mass with Father Antonio Rodriguez, pastor, as the concelebrant.

Bishop Serratelli marks the Feast of the Assumption at Mass in Paterson parish
PATERSON Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to Our Lady of Victories Church here Aug. 15 where he celebrated the 5:15 p.m. Mass on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation.

Eagle Scout rehabs Marian shrine at Green Pond parish
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is the fifth in a series featuring many of the shrines, prayer gardens, rosary walks and other devotional sites that local faithful can visit on their travels throughout the diocese this summer.]

DOING THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARILY
HAWTHORNE - Salesian Sister Marisa DeRose doesn’t consider this anything out of the ordinary but simply doing what God has called her to do. But the National Association of Elementary Schools Principals (NAESP) thinks Sister Marisa is extraordinary.

Bishop baptizes child during visit to Dover parish
DOVER Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to Sacred Heart Parish, Dover, Aug. 16, where he celebrated the vigil Mass at 5 p.m. for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. During the Mass, the bishop baptized Kamilah-Rose Cameron, the daughter of Kevin and Rosita with Vanessa Valle and Nestor Matiz serving as godparents.

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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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