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  • Good News from The Beacon

    • February 16
      Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Joseph Parish here Feb. 11 where he celebrated the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass. During the Mass, he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to young people of the parish.
    • February 16
      Shortly before Christmas, the chapel of St. Francis of Assisi Church in the Haskell section of Wanaque received a gift of its own: a makeover that revitalized the much-used worship space. The chapel accommodates not only its daily Masses during the week, but also numerous religious activities and devotions, which two new large paintings on display now reflect.
    • February 16
      Bishop Serratelli installed Father Edward Rama as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Branchville Feb. 12 during the 11 a.m. Mass for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
    • February 16
      More than 400 young people and their parents from Assumption Parish in Morristown got a terrifying glimpse into the dark hell of addiction that grips so many people throughout the U.S. But they also glimpsed a bright ray of hope for themselves or people they love through the potentially life-saving information that they learned about drug-abuse prevention and recovery.
    • February 16
      On Sunday, Feb. 12, Bishop Serratelli dedicated a $2 million, two-story addition to St. Vincent Martyr School in Madison. It provides six more classrooms and much-needed room for an upper-grade student population that has grown fourfold in recent years since the re-establishment of the middle-school grades. The long-awaited 5,964-square-foot building, designed to “enhance the learning” of these older students, opened on schedule on the first day of the school’s 2016-17 academic year.
    • February 16
      Health care is one of the most important yet controversial issues facing Congress this year. Some feel that Obamacare appears to be dead on arrival with this Congress; while others say that major pieces of it will be subject to being gutted. No matter what happens to Obamacare, a very critical piece of legislation, the Conscience Protection Act, needs to be part of the new health care discussion.
    • February 9
      Back in the 1950s, young Joseph Anginoli seemed way ahead of his time. As a fourth-grader, he would play “Mass” at home with able assistance from his sister, Regina — decades before the Church permitted girls to serve at altar. “I started thinking about the priesthood in fourth grade. I always wanted to be a priest,” said now-Msgr. Anginoli, pastor of St. Joseph Parish here, who spoke on Feb. 2 to the students of St. Joseph School about vocations — part of the school’s many activities for Catholic Schools Week (CSW). “Later, I dated girls and played sports in high school, but I kept pushing the idea of the priesthood to the back of my mind. Somehow, Jesus kept following me, tapping me and saying, ‘start thinking.’
    • February 9
      Robert George, the celebrated McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, will speak on “Conscience and Its Enemies: What Moral Truth Matters” on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Inside the Walls: the Diocesan Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellard in Madison.