Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to St. Cecilia Parish in Rockaway Aug. 14 where he celebrated Mass for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Following Mass the Bishop was joined by Father Marcin Michalowski, parochial vicar, and Father Sigmund Peplowski, pastor, as he took a tour of St. Cecilia’s sanctuary which is currently undergoing renovations.
It has become a summer tradition at the agencies of diocesan Catholic Charities for throngs of young people to inhabit its offices and group homes giving time and talent to make a difference to those in need. These young people, ranging in from middle school students to college students, volunteered with Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) and were in the Paterson Diocese during the week of July 24-30.
A group of fourth- to eighth-grade children sits in a circle on the floor of the hall under St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, tapping a rhythm on the tiles with plastic cups while singing a hymn. The sophisticated beat pauses but for a moment, not giving the kids much time to pass their cups (which they ornately decorated), one of many hands-on activities offered at the parish’s first Summer Worship Music Camp held Aug. 8-12
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