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Meditation for All People of Faith or no Faith

Experience an introduction to the practice of mindfulnees in the tradition of Zen Buddhism as a vehicle for the interface of understanding the tradition between Buddhist and Christian people. There will be a component of sitting meditation so comfortable clothing is recommended.

Sunday, February 26, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Saint Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Directions here.

bob kennedyPresenter: Robert E. Kennety, SJ

Through Zen, Robert E. Kennedy, SJ has come to see what Meister Eckhart, Thomas Merton, and other contemporary contemplatives described: At the end of our striving, we are meant not only to follow Christ but to be Him. Our true identity is one with God.

Kennedy is an American Jesuit ordained in 1965. He then served the Church in Japan during Vatican II. After completing doctoral studies in theology and preparing for psychoanalytic training, he returned to Japan in 1976 to study with Yamada Roshi in Kamakura. He went on to study with Maezumi Roshi in Los Angeles, and with Bernard Glassman Roshi in New York. Glassman made Kennedy a teacher or sensei in 1991, and conferred Inka, or a final seal of approval, in 1997, making

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Join Us to Support Migrants in New Jersey

Refugee Assistance Update

At VOTFNJ's invitation, a steering committee for refugee assistance held its first organizational meeting on May 23rd at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. It was an encouraging and exciting discussion due to the enthusiasm and interest of those involved. The result: a coalition of 14 member organizations which have named themselves, Refugee Assistance Morris Partners (RAMP). The group has partnered with World Church Service (WCS) and with the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ).

Learn more about RAMP here.

Learn more about RAMP's partnership with CFNJ here.

RAMP welcomes its first family. Discover more here.

"Modern Pilgirms"  by William Westhoven, Daily Record, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2016

RAMP Release January 2017 here.

Here is a Prayer for Refugees.






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

VOTFNJ is pleased to support ...

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

Celebrate with us!

bread and wine 1024x880 Mike Corso, Presider

Sunday, March 5,
3:30 PM
Note earlier time!
St. Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Directions here.





THE VOICE - VOTFNJ's Monthly Newsletter

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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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Upcoming Events


03.05.2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


03.19.2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


04.02.2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


04.23.2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


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