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May crowning at Budd Lake parish Outreach, training programs listed for center 7 N EWSPAPER OF THE D IOCESE M AY 8, 2014 OF P ATERSON , N. J. N O . 16 V OL . 48 > > 12 Bishop Serratelli to ordain 12 men to the diaconate May 16 PARSIPPANY — Bishop Serratelli will ordain 12 diocesan seminari-ans of diverse cultures and back-grounds to the transitional dia-conate at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 16 in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, on the final step before they are called to ordination as a priest. During the Celebration of Ordination to the Order of Deacon, steeped in the rich traditions of the early Church, Bishop Serratelli will ordain the following men: Daniel Chajkowski of Canada; Darwin Jesus Lastra Barraza, Milton Edilzon Camargo Muñoz, Jose M. Jimenez, Giovanni Rodriguez Osorno and Luis Alberto Hernandez Rodriguez, all of Colombia; and Jakub Grzy -See Diaconate on Page 2 89 religious sisters, brothers and priests honored at annual diocesan jubilee celebration By CECILE SAN AGUSTIN Reporter PASSAIC — For their fidelity and commitment to consecrated life, 89 religious sisters, priests and broth-ers celebrating significant anniver-saries in religious life were honored by the Paterson Diocese at the an-nual Jubilee Celebration of Relig -ious May 3 in St. Mary As sump -tion of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church here. Combined, the 89 re-ligious honored, have given 5,300 years of personal sacrifice, love and hope to all they served. On behalf of Bishop Serratelli, Father Paul Manning, vicar for evangelization and executive director of St. Paul’s Inside the Walls, the Catholic Center for Evangeli zation in Madi -son, was the main celebrant of the Mass to honor jubilarians marking anniversaries of 80, 75, 70, 65, 60, 50, 40 and 25 years in religious life. Several priests from around the diocese and religious priests celebrating anniversaries concele-brated the Mass. In welcoming the jubilarians, and their family members and friends in the congregation, Father Manning said, “It’s an honor and privilege to celebrate with you to-day. We celebrate the Jubilee Mass on a beautiful feast day, which hon-ors Ss. Philip and James, who were brought together by their love of the Lord.” The Mass was a joyful celebra-tion with music provided by novices and postulants of Sisters of Christian Charity in Mendham led by Sister of Christian Charity Mary Edward Sphorer, chancellor/dele-gate for religious, who also coor-dinated the Mass. In his homily, Father Manning talked about the many times Jesus called siblings for his ministry such as Mary and Martha, Peter and See Jubilee on Page 8 15 TH A NNUAL D IOCESAN B LUE M ASS Honor guard members from Morris County Sheriff’s Department and other local police departments carry flags into St. Gerard Majella Church in Paterson May 6 for the start of the 15th annual Blue Mass, which honors law enforcement personnel. For more photos and story, see page 5. Beacon photo / Joe Gigli Diocesan STEM program, Hawthorne principal, receive national honors at NCEA convention By CECILE SAN AGUSTIN Reporter PITTSBURGH — The diocesan schools’ STEM program and the principal of St. Anthony School in Hawthorne where honored with national awards at the annual National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Convention and Expo April 22-24 here. This year’s convention was a banner year for the Paterson Diocese, as the diocesan Schools Office accepted the inaugural Karen M. Ristau Innovations Award for its innovative STEM program and Salesian Sister Marisa DeRose, principal of St. Anthony School in Hawthorne, was recognized as a distinguished principal of the year. The STEM program — science, technology, engineering and math — was piloted in 2010 in the dio-cese, targeting the middle grades with the goal of empowering the students to address the multidi-mensional challenges of the 21st century. It has grown to include other grades and has been imple-schools), who helped coordinate the launch of the program four years ago, and the 16 schools of the diocese that have the STEM program. Receiving this award, demonstrates that the Catholic DO NOT DELAY — TIME SENSITIVE NEWS “ It was a great opportunity to reconnect with the national Catholic school community and to remember that we are grounded in our faith and we are a force for evangelization. ” S ALESIAN S ISTER M ARISA D E R OSE , S T . A NTHONY S CHOOL mented throughout schools in the three counties of the diocese. Holy Cross Brother William Dygert, diocesan superintendent of schools, said, “It’s a great honor to receive this award. I thank Mary Baier (deputy superintendent of PRINCIPAL , schools in this diocese are imple-menting programs that are engag-ing to students and we are provid-ing our students with 21st centu-ry skills to do well in this global economy and a world of advanced technology.” The award was one of five lead-ership awards presented. NCEA president Brother Robert Bimonte said, “Each of our award recipients has influenced the Catholic educa-tional community in new and in-novative ways. Through their ded-ication, they have advanced Catholic education for the better. We are proud to honor them with these leadership awards that com-mend their hard work, devotion and passion for the betterment of the Catholic educational system.” The NCEA also honored 10 el-ementary school principals with its Distinguished Principal Award for their outstanding leadership and promotion of elementary educa-tion. Sister Marisa was selected from a pool of more than 5,500 principals across the country. The award winners were selected be-See Award on Page 16 3 BISHOP LEADS NEARLY A THOUSAND MOURNERS IN FAREWELL TO HIS MOTHER AT FUNERAL MASS Y OUTH 4 V IEWPOINT APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR NEXT CLASS FOR CERTIFICATE IN CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION W HAT T O D O 16 45TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE MASS AND BLESSING HELD IN PATERSON ON MAY 4 C LASSIFIEDS 6 10-11 12 14-15

Bishop Serratelli To Ordain 12 Men To The Diaconate May 16

Parsippany-Bishop Serratelli will ordain 12 diocesan seminarians of diverse cultures and backgrounds to the transitional diaconate at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 16 in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, on the final step before they are called to ordination as a priest.

During the Celebration of Ordination to the Order of Deacon, steeped in the rich traditions of the early Church, Bishop Serratelli will ordain the following men: Daniel Chajkowski of Canada; Darwin Jesus Lastra Barraza, Milton Edilzon Camargo Muñoz, Jose M. Jimenez, Giovanni Rodriguez Osorno and Luis Alberto Hernandez Rodriguez, all of Colombia; and Jakub Grzy bowski, Mateusz Jasniewicz, Maciej Kranc, Kamil Stachowiak, Pawel Tomczyk and Lukasz Iwanczyk, all of Poland.

The faithful of the diocese are invited to attend the ordination.

Following are the biographies of those men to be ordained as deacons:

Darwin Jesus Lastra Barraza

Son of Edgar Lastra and Susana Barraza, Barranquilla, Colombia.

Born June 18, 1981, Barranquilla.

Parishes: Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, both Dover

Education: Completed high school in Barranquilla, in 1999; studied philosophy in preparation for formation to the priesthood at seminary in La Ceja, Antioquia, Colombia, from 2006 to 2009; started studying English as a Second Language at Rutgers University, Newark, upon arrival to Paterson Diocese in 2010; now studying third-year theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md.

Apostolic experiences: Served the Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Charities, Gaithersburg, Md. “Although I was able to minister in Spanish, this assignment was a challenge, but it helped me to know much better the needs of many people of God by spending time with them and listening to them. I was there to interview couples and gather information from them to help them to solve their problems with the Immigration Office. This assignment helped me to be prepared every week to share a spiritual message, and I also was grateful to assist the many people who came asking for help,” Barraza said.

Milton Edilzon Camargo Muñoz

Son of José Leví Camargo and Maria Estrella Muñoz.

Born in Zetaquirá Boyacá, Colombia.

Parish: Zetaquirá Boyacá in the Garagoa Diocese, Colombia.

Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religious education at the Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, Colombia; studied theology three years of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia; spent time in formation with the Congregation of the Vincentian Missionary Fathers at the Seminary “La Milagrosa” and Seminary “Villa Paul,” Colombia, from 2005 to 2012; took courses in private security and electrical installation.

Apostolic experience: “During training time at the seminary from 2005 to 2014, there has been a space to strengthen my vocation and following the Evangelist Christ” and “to take responsibility for my theological and philosophical training, growing in the prayer, fraternal life and pastoral work in which I have served,” Munoz said. Served in areas of biblical training, missionary work, children’s and family ministry, catechesis and pastoral care of the sick. Also served as professor of philosophy, ethics and moral religion in high schools .

Daniel Chajkowski

Son of Joseph Chajkowski (deceased) and Helen Chajkowski, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Born June 12, 1960, Windsor.

Parish: Blessed Sacrament, Windsor.

Education: Completed studies at Forster Secondary School, Windsor; earned a machinist diploma from St. Clair College, Windsor, in 1980, and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn., in 2011.

Professional experience: Worked at Windsor Raceway, from 1976 to 1978, and as a machinist at the General Motors Transmission plant in Windsor, from 1980 to 1989; trained as a pilot for the Canadian Forces, from 1989-1992; earned a real estate license after moving to Clearwater, Fla.; studied at the Institute of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, St. Petersburg, Fla., until 1995; worked as a transportation specialist for the entertainment industry for Janco Limited, Wayne, from 1995 to 2008.

Apostolic experience: Served at various parishes, since arriving in the Paterson Diocese in 2008, and in the seminary environment in retreats, catechesis and ministries to hospitals and retirement and nursing homes.

Jakub Grzybowski

Son of Eugeniusz and Zofia Zelek Grzybowski, Krakow, Poland.

Born July 2, 1988, Limanowa, Poland.

Parish: St. Cecilia, Rockaway.

Education: Completed high school at Dietetics and Culinary Technical School, Tegoborze, Poland, and attended St. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Krakow.

Lukasz Iwanczuk

Son of Peter and Maria Iwanczuk.

Born May 8, 1983.

Parish: St. Cecilia, Rockaway.

Education: Has attended Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md.

Mateusz Jasniewicz

Son of Barbara Jasniewicz.

Born Sept. 6, 1988, Jelenia Gora, Poland.

Education: Now studying third-year theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md.

Jose Miguel Jimenez

Son of Jose and Ana Jimenez, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Born June 12, 1986, Bogota, Colombia.

Parish: Holy Family, Florham Park.

Education: Attended Seminary Cristo Sacerdote, Antioquia, Colombia, and Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

Apostolic Experiences: Served in catechesis for three years.

Maciej Kranc

Son of Marian and Irena Kranc, Choroszcz, Poland.

Born June 9, 1981, Bialystok, Poland.

Parish: In U.S.: Holy Family, Florham Park. In Poland: Parish of John the Baptist and St. Stephen the Martyr, Choroszcz.

Education: Completed high school in Poland in 2000; earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Ignatianum University, Krakow, Poland, in 2008; earned a master’s degree in theology from Papal Theological Faculty, Collegium Bobolanum, Warsaw, Poland, in 2013.

Apostolic experience: Served as teacher and school chaplain at Xavier College, Melbourne, Australia, for two years.

Giovanni Rodriguez Osorno

Son of Fabio Alberto Rodriguez, Cabañas, Bello Antioquia, Colombia, and Luz Daris Osorno (deceased).

Born Dec. 13, 1982, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia.

Parish: St. Joseph, West Milford.

Education: Completed three years of theology at Seminario Conciliar de Medellin and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia; earned a certificate of pedagogy from Universidad San Buenaventura, Colombia; completed two semesters in electrical engineering at Universidad de Antioquia; earned four-year theology degree from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

Luis Alberto Hernandez Rodriguez

Son of Luis Alberto Hernandez and Flor Marina Rodriguez, Pitalito — Huila, Colombia.

Born July 18, 1988, Pitalito — Huila Parish: Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon.

Education: Completed high school in 2004; studied for priesthood for three years in Garzon Diocese, Colombia, including two years of philosophy; completed philosophy studies in seminary of Cristo Sacerdote, Colombia, in 2010; studied English as a Second Language at Rutgers University, Newark, upon his arrival in the U.S. in 2011; earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn., in 2013; anticipates to complete a Masters of Divinity from the seminary in 2015.

Apostolic experiences: Served in various disciplines in schools and missions in different places, such as the jungle, villages; a military hospital in Bogota, Colombia, where he ministered as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and counselor for soldiers hurt by war; youth groups; and with children in missionary activities.

Special comments: “Since I was 12 year old, I was an altar boy and then a sacristan. These experiences helped me a lot to get knowledge about the parish life,” Rodriguez said.

Kamil Stachowiak

Son of Jozef and Ewa Stachowiak, Kawcze, Poland.

Born Sept. 16, 1988, Rawicz, Poland.

Education: Completed high school in Leszno, Poland, in 2007; completed studies at Adam Mickieicz University, Poznan, Poland, in 2012; earned master’s degree from the Pontifical University of John Paul II, Krakow, Poland, in 2013.

Pawel Tomczyk

Son of Andrzej Tomczyk and Krystyna Tomczyk, Szczecinek, Poland.

Born Aug. 13, 1990.

Parish: In Poland: Parafia pw. W. Rozalii z Palermo. In U.S.: St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, Randolph.

Education: Completed studies at Princess Elizabeth High School, Szczecinek, in 2009; studied at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Kraków, Poland, from 2009 to 2011; earned a master’s degree in theology with specialization in moral theology at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Mich., in 2013; now studying in a doctorate program in moral theology and ethics at Theological College Seminary, Washington, D.C.

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89 Religious Sisters, Brothers And Priests Honored At Annual Diocesan Jubilee Celebration

Cecile San Agustin

PASSAIC — For their fidelity and commitment to consecrated life, 89 religious sisters, priests and brothers celebrating significant anniversaries in religious life were honored by the Paterson Diocese at the annual Jubilee Celebration of Religious May 3 in St. Mary Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church here. Combined, the 89 religious honored, have given 5,300 years of personal sacrifice, love and hope to all they served. On behalf of Bishop Serratelli, Father Paul Manning, vicar for evangelization and executive director of St. Paul’s Inside the Walls, the Catholic Center for Evangeli zation in Madison, was the main celebrant of the Mass to honor jubilarians marking anniversaries of 80, 75, 70, 65, 60, 50, 40 and 25 years in religious life. Several priests from around the diocese and religious priests celebrating anniversaries concelebrated the Mass.

In welcoming the jubilarians, and their family members and friends in the congregation, Father Manning said, “It’s an honor and privilege to celebrate with you today. We celebrate the Jubilee Mass on a beautiful feast day, which honors Ss. Philip and James, who were brought together by their love of the Lord.”

The Mass was a joyful celebration with music provided by novices and postulants of Sisters of Christian Charity in Mendham led by Sister of Christian Charity Mary Edward Sphorer, chancellor/delegate for religious, who also coordinated the Mass.

In his homily, Father Manning talked about the many times Jesus called siblings for his ministry such as Mary and Martha, Peter and Andrew, and James and John. He said,

“There appears to be a sororal and fraternal dimension to discipleship and ministry. That we are to be brothers and sisters in Christ as well.”

Reflecting of the Gospel, which recounts Jesus saying, “I am the way, and the truth and the life” and Philip asking to reveal the Father, Father Manning continued his homily citing the popular poem by Goethe called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

“The sorcerer departs his workshop and the apprentice begins to use the magic and power in which he is not fully trained to do. Soon, the workshop floods. It is only the sorcerer who is able to remedy the situation. The moral of the story: the apprentice is not the master, and should not assume the role,” Father Manning said.

Comparing the story to Jesus’ call for all of us, Father Manning said that Jesus asks us to believe and not to be masters but to be imitators of who he is.

To the religious in attendance, he said, “Faithful, loving and wise, many of you are, and many of us would call you masters of life, masters of religious life, masters of evangelization, masters of counsel but my guess is that you wouldn’t call yourselves that. You have learned what God asks of us is imitation.”

During the Mass, jubilarians made a renewal of their commitment to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. They also recommitted themselves to serve the Church asking for prayers and support.

Following Holy Communion, Sister of Christian Charity of Mary Edward Spohrer, chancellor/delegate for religious for the Diocese, announced the names of all the jubilarians in attendance, each of whom then came forward to the altar to receive certificates and individual recognition.

After the Mass, the jubilarians enjoyed a reception together to share in the joy of their significant anniversaries at St. Mary’s parish hall.

Among those marking their 60th anniversary was Society of Sister of the Church Dorothy Banashak, who formerly served in the diocesan Schools Office as assistant superintendent.

“I certainly feel very happy to have given my life in service of the Church,” she said. “I especially enjoyed working with the people and especially the children during my years of working in education.”

Also celebrating 60 years was Benedictine Brother James Konchalski of St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, who formerly served at Notre Dame of Mount Carmel Parish in Cedar Knolls. About the day he said, “I want to go 60 more years. I was 15-years-old when I first entered (the abbey) and from that day, I never could see myself living another life.”

Community life has been one of the most special parts of his vocation, said Brother James. “You are part of one family, the family you are born with and then you become part of a larger family. I really learned through the years from my brothers and priests about life from spirituality to everyday living.”

Filippini Sister Patricia Pompa, principal of Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown, who is marking her golden jubilee in religious life, said, “This is a day of thanksgiving. I feel inspired by the other religious sisters, brothers and priests who share in this jubilee day. It has been a privilege to serve the people of God in the charism of St. Lucy, especially in teaching the young.”

Serving as pastoral associate at St. Bonaventure Parish in Paterson, Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Conception (SMIC) Jean Amore feels especially proud to represent her congregation on her 50th anniversary of religious life. “I always knew I wanted to be a sister. I chose SMIC because of the influence they had in my life. The sisters taught me in school,” said Sister Jean.

One of the youngest jubilarians, marking her silver anniversary, was Precious Blood Sister Regi Karumakkel, who currently serves at St. Michael’s Junior Day Nursery in Paterson. “I am thankful to God today,” she said, “I enjoy my work serving children. My religious life is a life dedicated to God.”

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Diocesan Stem Program, Hawthorne Principal, Receive National Honors At Ncea Convention

Cecile San Agustin

PITTSBURGH — The diocesan schools’ STEM program and the principal of St. Anthony School in Hawthorne where honored with national awards at the annual National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Convention and Expo April 22-24 here.

This year’s convention was a banner year for the Paterson Diocese, as the diocesan Schools Office accepted the inaugural Karen M. Ristau Innovations Award for its innovative STEM program and Salesian Sister Marisa DeRose, principal of St. Anthony School in Hawthorne, was recognized as a distinguished principal of the year.

The STEM program — science, technology, engineering and math — was piloted in 2010 in the diocese, targeting the middle grades with the goal of empowering the students to address the multidimensional challenges of the 21st century. It has grown to include other grades and has been implemented throughout schools in the three counties of the diocese.

Holy Cross Brother William Dygert, diocesan superintendent of schools, said, “It’s a great honor to receive this award. I thank Mary Baier (deputy superintendent of schools), who helped coordinate the launch of the program four years ago, and the 16 schools of the diocese that have the STEM program. Receiving this award, demonstrates that the Catholic schools in this diocese are implementing programs that are engaging to students and we are providing our students with 21st century skills to do well in this global economy and a world of advanced technology.”

The award was one of five leadership awards presented. NCEA president Brother Robert Bimonte said, “Each of our award recipients has influenced the Catholic educational community in new and innovative ways. Through their dedication, they have advanced Catholic education for the better. We are proud to honor them with these leadership awards that commend their hard work, devotion and passion for the betterment of the Catholic educational system.”

The NCEA also honored 10 elementary school principals with its Distinguished Principal Award for their outstanding leadership and promotion of elementary education. Sister Marisa was selected from a pool of more than 5,500 principals across the country. The award winners were selected beCause they demonstrate a clear philosophy of Catholic education, inspirational leadership and dedication to academic excellence.

“These principals embody the very best of Catholic education,” said Kathy Mears, executive director of the NCEA Elementary Schools Department. “They devote themselves to providing quality, faith-based education in their communities, and their commitment to excellence is clearly evident in the programs they lead.”

“I would like to thank the Diocese of Paterson’s School Office for the recognition,” Sister Marisa said. “I am especially grateful to my colleagues, who I am privileged to work with on daily basis in the mission of educating the young in the Church.”

In addition to receiving this national honor, Sister Marisa also participated in the convention and said, “It was a great opportunity to reconnect with the national Catholic school community and to remember that we are grounded in our faith and we are a force for evangelization.”

As the largest private-education association gathering in the country, the convention draws participants from all facets of Catholic education, including elementary and secondary schools, parish religious education programs, seminaries, and colleges and universities to exchange ideas and debut cutting- edge research and technologies related to education. The event offered more than 300 professional development sessions, liturgies, networking events, and an exhibition of educational products and services.

This year’s keynote speakers included Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and Robert Marzano, cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Colorado. In addition, the NCEA honored more than 60 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Catholic education.

“It was a great opportunity to reconnect with the national Catholic school community and to remember that we are grounded in our faith and we are a force for evangelization.”

SALESIAN SISTER MARISA DEROSE, PRINCIPAL, ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

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