STEPHEN MINISTRY GROWING IN CAMDEN DIOCESE

Written by: Peter Sanchez, Catholic Star Herald Reporter. In 2011, Sewell’s Church of the Holy Family was the first parish in the diocese of Camden to utilize the Stephen Ministry program, a worldwide initiative that trains Christian men and women to help their spiritual brothers and sisters in difficult times....

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VITALITY’S CARE COORDINATION AND CONSULTATION SERVICES

Director of Care Coordination and Consultation, Mimi Schaible, and Care Coordinator, Betsy Roberts, meet with an elderly resident at her senior living facility, to discuss service options. The Care Coordination and Consultation Program of VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services of the Diocese of Camden began in December of 2015 and has served over...

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CAMDEN CHAPTER OF ICDA HOSTS REGIONAL WEEKEND

The Camden Chapter of the ICDA is hosting the Northeast Regional Weekend at the Cherry Hill Holiday Inn, on August 12th and 13th. This event has it all, socializing, presentations, food and entertainment. Click below to watch the video for all the details, or contact Kate Slosar, Co-Director of the...

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Raising Awareness About Zika Virus Disease In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The disease has been reported in many countries and will likely continue to spread to new areas. No cases were acquired in the US, however there...

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PARISH NURSES GRADUATE FROM FOUNDATIONS COURSE

On June 18, the first class of Foundations of Faith Community Nurses were commissioned at Saint Simon Stock Parish, Berlin. The Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course provides more than 40 hours of training for those developing their Parish Nurse ministries. The class was sponsored by VITALity healthcare through the...

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VITALITY ATTENDS HISPANIC FAMILY CENTER OF NEW JERSEY’S ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

On June 10, 2016, representatives from Vitality Catholic Healthcare Services attended the Hispanic Family Center of New Jersey’s Annual Community Health Fair and Concert, at 29th and Federal Streets in Camden. Mimi Schaible, RN, MSN, Director of Care Coordination & Consultation and Natasha Sauls, Call Center Coordinator, provided literature in...

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SENIOR CENTER GETS CREATIVE

On Thursday, June 2nd, the seniors from St. Peter’s Senior Center in Merchantville, had a “Greeting Card Creations Day” with Joyce Foster.  Joyce, a retired school teacher whose mother (Vera Capaldo) attends the center, shared her talents of crafting with the seniors to make greeting cards of all kinds.  Scrap...

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THROUGH THE EYES OF JACOB

The Joy of Sharing the Mass of Inclusion with my Grandson By: Dorothy A. Bruner My grandson, Jacob, is a delightful, inquisitive, smart and witty 10 year old boy; who happens to fall under the umbrella of the Autism Spectrum. At an early age, Jake expressed a deep love for...

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SHELTER THE HOMELESS

  On Being ‘Homeless” in One’s Own House. By Deacon Jerry Jablonowski              To provide shelter to the homeless remains a critical social need and moral imperative today as it has been since the beginning of time. Man’s need to have a dwelling, a true home, not only provides the...

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ST. SIMON STOCK COMMISSIONS PARISH NURSES

On Sunday morning May 1st , parishioners at St. Simon Stock parish dodged the rain drops to get to 9:30 Mass. As in many parishes on the first weekend in May, the First Communicants were dressed in their finery and a treat for all to see. But on this Sunday,...

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