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Anthony Padovano writes a letter to his daughter

Anthony Padovano writes a letter to his daughter for April at A Church for Our Daughters

Anthony Padovano: Letter to my daughter
My Dearest Daughter,

Your personal journey in life, with all the passion and grace you bring to it, matters immensely, not only to you but to me and to many others. I will not encourage you to give your heart to the Church if it is one you cannot trust or will harm you or not listen to you.

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Paschal Blessings


With Blessings,
Your Brothers and Sisters in Voice of the Faithful New Jersey

VOTFNJ will not have TRIDUUM Liturgies.
We invite you to join our Sister Community in Faith,
Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community

celebrating the Triduum in Newton/Andover NJ.
Holy Thursday 7:00 PM
Good Friday 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil 8:00 PM
The Center, 65 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860

See VOTFNJ's full message here.

Living the Gospel in a Turbulent World

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Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3:30 PM
Saint Mark Lutheran Church

100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ

Frida Berrigan, the daughter of Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, and the niece of the peace activist Daniel J. Berrigan, SJ, grew up in a community devoted to peacemaking and nonviolence and is now following in the family footsteps. She knows "from where she speaks" in terms of raising children in a living and vibrant, socially and globally responsible faith.

The author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood, Frida serves on the board of the War Resisters League, organizes with Witness Against Torture which she helped found in 2005, and is a columnist for Waging Nonviolence and a contributor to Sojourners.

Frida lives in New London, Connecticut, with her husband Patrick and their three children


The Common Good

(John XXIII, Mater et Magistra, 417)

tmoranSPEAKER: Fr. Terrence J. Moran
Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:30 PM

Saint Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Click here for program details, video, and presentation slides.

Join Us to Support Refugees in New Jersey

Refugee Assistance Update

At VOTFNJ's invitation, a steering committee for refugee assistance held its first organizational meeting on May 23, 2016 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The result: a coalition of 14 member organizations which have named themselves, Refugee Assistance Morris Partners (RAMP). Their stated purpose: "...to assist vetted Middle Eastern and other refugee families to transiton to productive lives of dignity, safety, and hope in the Morris County area of New Jersey." The group has partnered with World Church Service (WCS) and with the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ).

RAMP tag stackedLearn more about RAMP here.
Learn more about RAMP's partnership with CFNJ here.
How it Feels to be a Syrian Refugee in America
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 Dick RentoDick Rento, Presider
Sunday, May 7,
4:30 PM

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


Dick Rento In the News




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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