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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.

Please ask 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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Now Available: It's Not Necessarily So

Fr. Dick Rento's long-awaited book, It's Not Necessarily So, is now available on Amazon. The Kindle version will follow in a few weeks. Check your inbox for an invitation to the book-signing in July. See you there...

Read Bernice Anglin's, VOTFNJ, review here.

For more information on the book-signing, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Join Us to Support Migrants in New Jersey


Refugee Assistance Update

On May 23rd, the steering committee for refugee assistance held its first organizational meeting at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. It was an encouraging and exciting discussion due to the enthusiasm and interest of those involved. You can read the details in the minutes.

The most important decision made was that the committee would act as a whole. This means that R.A.M.P. (Refugee Assistance Morris Partners), the name chosen for the group, would sponsor one or two families as a start.

Individuals and civic/church groups can still join this endeavor! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Here is background on our outreach.

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A Trip to Genesis Farm

Header_springA Celebration: "On the Care of our Common Home"

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 took to the road for some fresh air and sunshine. On May 22nd, VOTFNJ members and guests traveled to Genesis Farm in Blairstown, NJ.

Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis O.P., who has lectured internationally and in 1980 co-founded Genesis Farm, was our speaker and tour guide. A participant commented on how our visit with Sister Miriam made us truly understand how "we are all a part of the earth." Genesis Farm 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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VOTF National News & Views

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Read In the Vineyard and stay abreast of VOTF national activities and views here.

Advocate for the reform of the Statute of Limitation for child sex abuse victims in New Jersey and other states. Read VOTF Statute of Limitation Reform: Advocacy Guide here.

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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Community Celebration

Sunday, August 21 / 4:30 PM

St. Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Directions here.

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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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