Concert (January 2022):
Bethlehem Peace Light (December 2021)
The Peace Light is an eternal flame originating in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Each year, a child brings the flame to special lamps which are flown from Tel Aviv to Vienna and then on to NYC. Our youth ministry was one of the recipients of the peace light at JFK airport on 12/11, and brought the light back to our parish to share. Share the light of Christ’s peace throughout the season and beyond!
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Statement of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on S49/A6260, on Legislation that would Codify Abortion Rights into State Law (1/7/22)
The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our strongest opposition to S49/A6260. This harmful legislation would: codify into state law an individual’s right to an abortion; including late-term abortions; potentially violate the religious freedom of healthcare workers and hospitals; and require private businesses to expand group health coverage to include abortion services.
We hold all human life sacred, including the unborn, and we strenuously oppose any effort that seeks to make abortion
services more accessible – – expressly this effort that is being rushed through the legislative process at the conclusion of this session.
We realize the financial, emotional, and physical toll an unexpected pregnancy can have on a mother. We are sympathetic toward all mothers who feel helpless and alone, which is why the Catholic Church has a long tradition of offering alternatives to abortion. Through
Catholic agencies, charities, parishes, and other organizations, mothers
seeking abortion alternatives can access life-affirming health and prenatal care, emotional support, assistance in bearing and raising her child, and basic needs such as housing, food, and clothing.
Abortion is a direct attack on life itself. As such, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey urge Catholics and people of good will to reject this bill seeking to expand abortion services and to contact your state legislators to express your staunch opposition to its passage.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop,
Archdiocese of Newark
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., Bishop, Diocese of Trenton
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, Bishop, Diocese of Camden
Most Rev. Kevin J. Sweeney, Bishop of Paterson
Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop, Diocese of Metuchen
Most Reverend Kurt Burnette, Bishop, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
Most Reverend Yousif B. Habash, Bishop, Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese