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Urgent Action Needed on SOL Reform in NJ

A Message from SNAP

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD to all survivors and supporters here in NJ. We MUST act now by calling and e-mailing urging support of bill S-280 as per the amendments as discussed below.

As of today we can and should start getting everyone we know to call ALL the Senate Judiciary members and urge them to pass bill S-280. Currently this bill flat out eliminates the civil SOL but changes are being proposed that we support....amendments they may not know about so it’s important that we stress these changes. IF they bring it up, the bill must have a retroactive component. Or we, the survivors and supporters will NEVER support a bill without justice for those already abused.

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Book Premier: It's Not Necessarily So

Father Richard Rento will introduce his new book, It's Not Necessarily So: A senior priest separates faith from fiction and makes sense of belief, soon to be published by Caritas Communications and available on Amazon. Dick will focus on the theme and structure of the work which incorporates over twenty years of his homilies and his reflections on faith, scripture, the Church and the nature of God.

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016 / 3:30 PM
St. Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Rd. Morristown, NJ

There is no registration for this event.
ALL ARE WELCOME

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Join Us to Support Migrants in New Jersey

First Steering Committee Meeting to Be Held  May 23rd

For those of you who could do so, thank you for attending the recent informal meeting on April 21 about the resettlement of Syrian and Afghan refugees in Northern New Jersey.

As you will recall, we agreed to keep you informed regarding the various activities that will be happening as part of our efforts to assist in welcoming refugees to our area.

Our first organizational meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 23rd at 7 pm in the Parish Hall in St. Peter's in Morristown. The purpose of the meeting is to get ourselves organized so that we can provide coordination and collaboration for all those individuals, congregations and organizations from the area who are, or wish to become involved in this resettlement effort.

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A Trip to Genesis Farm

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As a celebration of our past year’s work and an extension of our exploration of Laudato Si—“On the Care of Our Common Home”, we will be taking to the road for some fresh air and sunshine. VOTFNJ will be traveling to Genesis Farm, 41A Silver Lake Rd., Blairstown, NJ on Sunday, May 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis O.P. will begin the day with a presentation on Laudato Si. Sister Miriam Therese, who has lectured internationally, in 1980, co-founded Genesis Farm, which has become one of the main prototypes for fifty ecological farms, earth learning and retreat centers…in the U.S. and Canada.

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Road to Recovery

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Road to RecoveryRoad to Recovery, a non-profit organization that offers compassionate counseling and referral services to survivors of sexual abuse. Launched in 2005 to provide direct assistance to victims of clergy sexual abuse, R2R has expanded its mission to include survivors of all sexual abuse. Learn more.

Next Eucharistic Celebration

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Eucharistic Celebration

Sunday, June 5 / 4:30 PM
Mike Corso, Presider
St. Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Living the Gospel - Intentional Eucharistic Communities

Intentional Eucharistic Communities (IECs) are those small faith communities, rooted in the Intentional Eucharistic CommunitiesCatholic tradition, which gather to celebrate Eucharist on a regular basis. Born in the enthusiasm flowing from Vatican II for a church of the people, some IECs were instituted in parishes, some were created as alternatives to the parish, some retain close ties with the institutional church, and some function independently. VOTFNJ considers itself to be an Intentional Eucharistic Community. Other New Jersey area IECs are the Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community (Andover, NJ), founded by a VOTFNJ member, Mary Ann Schoetlly and The Inclusive Community (Chatham, NJ), whose pastor is Dr. Anthony T. Padovano.

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