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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PARISH NURSES IN THE CAMDEN DIOCESE

On Thursday, April 21st, Vitality’s Director of Parish Nursing, Mary Anne Serra, RN, held the second of two meetings for Parish Nurse Coordinators in the Camden Diocese.  The first meeting was held for the coordinators of parishes in the southern regions of the Diocese and the second covered the northern end....

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

 THE BLESSINGS OF AUTISM:  Kym Wright, a contributor to the web blog Crosswalk.com, writes about the lessons she’s learned from her son who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Many articles and books are published about the challenges of autism and the negative impact it has on families.  This mother, like...

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Autism Awareness . . . Awareness raises our understanding and allows us to dispel misinformation and mystery as well as to gain more knowledge of Autism so as to better respond to it in all phases of its manifestations. Awareness also implies raising it to a level of understanding whereby...

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THE SOUTH JERSEY CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

The South Jersey Catholic Medical Association co-sponsored a presentation by Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, who was at the center of one of the first public and legal battles surrounding End of Life issues. The event was held at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, on April 11, in...

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A CORPORAL WORK OF MERCY

 Feed the Hungry   By:  Deacon Jerry Jablonowski Executive Director, Vitality Catholic Healthcare Services Traditionally, when we seek to practice the Corporal Work of Mercy to Feed the Hungry, we focus our efforts on the poor, the marginalized, the homeless, and those in under developed countries who do not receive...

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BISHOP SULLIVAN VISITS KENNEDY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOR WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – On February 11, 2016, Bishop Dennis Sullivan of the Diocese of Camden toured Kennedy University Hospital and the Kennedy Health Care Center, both located in Washington Township, NJ, in commemoration of the World Day of the Sick. “As we continue to observe the Jubilee of Mercy,...

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HOSPITAL CHAPLAINS BRING HOPE TO THE SICK

Joan Miller, 70, has been in the hospital for nearly a year and a half. She’s gone through four hip replacements and two knee replacements. After the most recent surgery, she lost mobility and has been in rehab ever since. Miller met Anne Marie Pirillo while she was a patient...

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A CORPORAL WORK OF MERCY

Visiting the Sick By Deacon Gerard Jablonowski As a Church, we are all called to discipleship in Christ. The mission of today’s disciples must be reflected through the actions of the Church in response to the needs of others. In light of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are challenged...

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