The concept of resurrection helps us to contextualize our affinity to mystery, to make real and tangible the awe and apprehension that is deep within our being. It embodies our yearning for infinity, stretching back over billions of years and serving to connect us with the infinite eons that still lie ahead.”  ~ Diarmuid O’Murchu

I am and We are
(Reflection on John's Gospel)
I am the way to truth and life,
And together with you my friends,
We’ll level out the shoddy
pathways of a broken world
To reconcile and heal
the many hearts so troubled.
Transcending what divides us,
together we’ll construe.
Behold I make all things new.
Together we can do it, me and you!

I am the Resurrection for new life,
And together with you my friends,
Our earth will rise again beyond
the shackles and the pain
Of human’s crude pursuit
of selfish greed and gain.
Cosmic justice in our planet
we’ll pursue.
Behold I make all things new.
Together we can do it, me and you!
~ Diarmuid O’Murchu


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 7:30 PM
No Liturgy on Easter Sunday

The Center
65 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860

Speaking Truth to Power: Prophets Then and Now

Sunday , October 28, 2018
3:30 p.m.

The kick off to a year-long program dealing with the role of prophets and prophecy in society will introduce us to some Hebrew prophets, who they were, what kind of societies they came from, and how they might be examples for us.

Our presenter is Daniel Cosacchi, the Canisius Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer of religious studies at Fairfield University and a contributor to America, the Jesuit Review. He received a doctorate in theology and ethics from Loyola University Chicago in 2016, having written a dissertation on the ecological impacts of warfare and the ramifications for Catholic social thought. He is co-editor of The Berrigan Letters: Personal Correspondence between Daniel and Philip Berrigan (Orbis Books, 2016).

Join Us to Support Refugees in New Jersey

 Refugee Assistance Update

RAMP tag stackedAt 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).

Learn more about RAMP here.
Learn more about RAMP's partnership with CFNJ here.
Donate to RAMP here.

Year-End Update of our RAMP Families 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

Eucharistic Liturgy
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Sunday, October 21

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Saint Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road
Morristown, NJ
Ken Lasch, Presider





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Upcoming Events

16 Dec
Eucharistic Liturgy & Pot Luck
12.16.2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mike Corso, Presider

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