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8 BI S HOP TO ORD A IN 10 MEN TO PRIE S THOOD M A Y 28 SUSSEX PASSAIC THE A W A RDWINNING NEW S P A PER OF THE R. C . DIO C E S E OF P A TER S ON, N.J. MORRIS MAY 19, 2016 Diocese honors those who have given service to the Church; Bishop leads annual May Crowning The Catholic Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellard By CECILE SAN AGUSTIN REPORTER 7 3 PRIE S T OF THE DIO C E S E N A MED S E C RET A RY GENER A L OF I C M C 6 M A RY HELP OF C HRI S TI A N S ACA DEMY M A RK S 75TH A NNIVER SA RY 7 12, 15 13, 14 17-20 DO NOT DELAY — TIME SENSITIVE NEWS W HAT T O D O Y OUTH V IEWPOINT C LASSIFIEDS CLIFTON For being the visible Body of Christ to others in their parish communities, the Diocese honored 112 individuals, couples and families with the Vivere Christus Est Award in a ceremony held on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, at St. Philip the Apostle Church here. Bishop Serratelli, who instituted the award for the Diocese in 2009, presented the awards to each of the recipients. Also at the ceremony, the Bishop led the annual diocesan May crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Vivere Christus Est Medal, Latin for “To live in Christ” ( Phil 1:21), was awarded to a diverse group of recipients for their contri-butions to the mission of Christ and his Church in a ceremony be-fore many priests, family and friends who filled one of the largest churches in the Diocese to standing room only. In his opening remarks, Bishop Serratelli said, “What a great way to celebrate the birthday of the Church and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Today, the Church of Paterson gathers to celebrate, to Vivere Christus Award HONORED FOR SERVICE TO THE CHURCH Ethel and Volton Desmond Edwards BEACON PHOTO | JOE GIGLI of St. Anthony Parish in Passaic accept the Vivere Christus Award from Bishop Serratelli May 15 in St. Philip Church in Clifton. They were one of 112 individuals, couples and families honored by the Diocese for their service to the Church. honor and to recognize those gifts of the Spirit given to the faithful of our Diocese. In a very special way, we also honor our Blessed Mother with the May Crowning. What a great gift of providence that May and Pentecost come to-gether. As we celebrate the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church we honor Mary.” As in past award ceremonies, the Gospel reading during the service was from Matthew, which proclaims that all be “the salt of the earth” and “light of the world.” Sister of Christian Charity Joan Daniel Healy, diocesan chancel-lor/delegate for religious, and Jose Zuniga, a diocesan seminarian, called each recipient by name and the nominating parish or organiza-tion. Each came forward and re-ceived the Vivere Christus Est Medal from Bishop Serratelli. Honorees received a brass medal, three inches in diameter, embossed with the diocesan crest on the ob-verse and a portrait of St. John’s Cathedral in Paterson and the words in Latin, “Vivere Christus Est” on the reverse. The medal was enclosed in a cherrywood box, accompanied by a personal scroll of recognition. During the ceremony, Msgr. Robert Carroll, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Highland Lakes, and Father Leonardo Jaramillo, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Clifton, gave the homilies in English and Spanish respectively. In his homily, Msgr. Carroll VIVERE CHRISTUS on 11 Bishop Serratelli ordains 11 men to the diaconate Final step before call to Holy Orders By MICHAEL WOJCIK NEWS EDITOR PARSIPPANY Bishop Serratelli ordained 11 diocesan seminarians to the transitional diaconate May 14 in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, the final step before they are called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders in 2017. During the Celebration of Ordination to the Order of Deacon, steeped in the rich tradi-tions of the early Church, Bishop Serratelli ordained the following men as transitional deacons: Rev. Mr. Cerilo Javinez from the Philippines; Rev. Mr. Michal Dykalski, Rev. Mr. Marcin Kania, Rev. Mr. Marcin Nurek, Rev. Mr. Sylwester Pierzak and Rev. Mr. Michał Rybi ski, all from Poland; and Rev. Mr. Henry Mauricio Pinto Aviles, Rev. Mr. Javier Bareño Castillo, Rev. Mr. Manuel Alejandro Cuellar, Rev. Mr. Omar Hernandez and Rev. Mr. Yasid Salas Restrepo, all from Colombia. The Bishop was the main cele-brant and homilist of the Mass with priests of the Diocese as con-celebrants. Many of the prayers, hymns and readings were in various lan-guages, reflecting the heritage of many of those men whom the Bishop ordained as transitional deacons. Near the beginning of the ordi-nation, Father Hubert Jurjewicz, diocesan vocations director, asked the Bishop to ordain the candi-dates for deacon. Then, the Bishop asked about their worthi-ness. Father Jurjewicz replied, “After inquiry among the Christian people and upon the recommen-dation of those responsible, I testi-fy that they have been found wor-thy.” After accepting them, the Bishop asked for the approval of the assembly, which it enthusiasti-cally granted with its applause. In his homily, Bishop Serratelli listed a deacon’s responsibilities: to proclaim the Gospel, to dispense the Eucharist, to give instruction in holy doctrine, to prepare the Holy Sacrifice and to preside over Baptisms, marriages, funerals and public prayer. A deacon also carries out acts of charity in the name of the bishop or pastor, he said. Then, during the ordination, each candidate stood before the BISHOP ORDAINS 11 on 4

Diocese Honors Those Who Have Given Service To The Church; Bishop Leads Annual May Crowning

Cecile San Agustin

CLIFTON For being the visible Body of Christ to others in their parish communities, the Diocese honored 112 individuals, couples and families with the Vivere Christus Est Award in a ceremony held on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, at St. Philip the Apostle Church here. Bishop Serratelli, who instituted the award for the Diocese in 2009, presented the awards to each of the recipients. Also at the ceremony, the Bishop led the annual diocesan May crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Vivere Christus Est Medal, Latin for “To live in Christ” (Phil 1:21), was awarded to a diverse group of recipients for their contributions to the mission of Christ and his Church in a ceremony before many priests, family and friends who filled one of the largest churches in the Diocese to standing room only.

In his opening remarks, Bishop Serratelli said, “What a great way to celebrate the birthday of the Church and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Today, the Church of Paterson gathers to celebrate, to honor and to recognize those gifts of the Spirit given to the faithful of our Diocese. In a very special way, we also honor our Blessed Mother with the May Crowning. What a great gift of providence that May and Pentecost come together.

As we celebrate the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church we honor Mary.” As in past award ceremonies, the Gospel reading during the service was from Matthew, which proclaims that all be “the salt of the earth” and “light of the world.”

Sister of Christian Charity Joan Daniel Healy, diocesan chancellor/ delegate for religious, and Jose Zuniga, a diocesan seminarian, called each recipient by name and the nominating parish or organization. Each came forward and received the Vivere Christus Est Medal from Bishop Serratelli. Honorees received a brass medal, three inches in diameter, embossed with the diocesan crest on the obverse and a portrait of St. John’s Cathedral in Paterson and the words in Latin, “Vivere Christus Est” on the reverse. The medal was enclosed in a cherrywood box, accompanied by a personal scroll of recognition.

During the ceremony, Msgr. Robert Carroll, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Highland Lakes, and Father Leonardo Jaramillo, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Clifton, gave the homilies in English and Spanish respectively.

In his homily, Msgr. Carroll spoke about St. Damien of Molokai, who “made himself a leper and was among the lepers living on a leper colony in Hawaii in order to gain all for Christ. “This is an example for me,” he said, “that he lived his whole life for others wholeheartedly.” Msgr. Carroll referenced the day’s Gospel and said, “Jesus wants you and me to be Christians who enhance the light of our families, who enrich the people with whom we work and also our society, so we may be good examples to others and pass on that light to the world.”

Speaking in Spanish, Father Jaramillo talked about the celebration of Pentecost and the Mary, the Blessed Mother. To the award recipients, Father Jaramillo said, “Thank you for your service to the Church. We could not do the work of the Church without you.”

Following the homilies, the Rite of Crowning took place as the Diocesan Choir sang “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” for the Blessed Mother. Bishop Serratelli led the procession and placed the crown on the statue of the Blessed Mother.

At the end of the service, Bishop Serratelli said, “With gratitude, I thank the recipients of the Vivere Christus awards. It’s recognition by your parish, but also by the Diocese as to how truly important you are to the Church of Paterson. We are so grateful for the service that you generously, unselfishly give in so many ways — unseen by us but certainly seen and appreciated by God himself.”

The Bishop also thanked the priests who attended the awards ceremony. “The number of priests and deacons who have come today is a tribute to the lay people. The ministry of priest and the ministry of lay people are both essential to the vitality of the Church.’

Following the service, a reception was held for the honorees and their guests in St. Philip the Apostle Academy. There, the Bishop, along with families and friends gathered to congratulate those who received for the Vivere Christus Est honor.

Throughout the diocese, honorees were noted in their individual parishes bulletins, detailing the service they do that makes a difference. At St. Vincent Martyr Parish in Madison, Arlene Kennedy was honored. She has served for many years as the church sacristan making sure the church has all the supplies needed for Mass, vestments and altar cloths are properly cared for, setting up for Masses weddings, funerals and opening the church for the 6:30 a.m. Mass in Lent and locking up the church at night.

St. Philip Parish in Clifton honored longtime Knight of Columbus Ray Lill. Father Joseph Garbarino, pastor, wrote, “Ray has been an active parishioner for 51 years serving faithfully as a member of the parish council, an usher and a diligent worker at parish social and fundraising events. He is a co-founder of the annual Tank Pull for Veterans, co-chairman for Eva’s Village food drive, volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital, member of the board of directors for Several Sources Foundation and founder and chairman for the Colin Jones fundraiser.”

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/Diocese+Honors+Those+Who+Have+Given+Service+To+The+Church%3B+Bishop+Leads+Annual+May+Crowning/2485850/302951/article.html.

Bishop Serratelli Ordains 11 Men To The Diaconate

Michael Wojcik

PARSIPPANY Bishop Serratelli ordained 11 diocesan seminarians to the transitional diaconate May 14 in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, the final step before they are called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders in 2017.

During the Celebration of Ordination to the Order of Deacon, steeped in the rich traditions of the early Church, Bishop Serratelli ordained the following men as transitional deacons: Rev. Mr. Cerilo Javinez from the Philippines; Rev. Mr. Michal Dykalski, Rev. Mr. Marcin Kania, Rev. Mr. Marcin Nurek, Rev. Mr. Sylwester Pierzak and Rev. Mr. Michal Rybi ski, all from Poland; and Rev. Mr. Henry Mauricio Pinto Aviles, Rev. Mr. Javier Bareño Castillo, Rev. Mr. Manuel Alejandro Cuellar, Rev. Mr. Omar Hernandez and Rev. Mr. Yasid Salas Restrepo, all from Colombia. The Bishop was the main celebrant and homilist of the Mass with priests of the Diocese as concelebrants.

Many of the prayers, hymns and readings were in various languages, reflecting the heritage of many of those men whom the Bishop ordained as transitional deacons.

Near the beginning of the ordination, Father Hubert Jurjewicz, diocesan vocations director, asked the Bishop to ordain the candidates for deacon. Then, the Bishop asked about their worthiness. Father Jurjewicz replied, “After inquiry among the Christian people and upon the recommendation of those responsible, I testify that they have been found worthy.” After accepting them, the Bishop asked for the approval of the assembly, which it enthusiastically granted with its applause.

In his homily, Bishop Serratelli listed a deacon’s responsibilities: to proclaim the Gospel, to dispense the Eucharist, to give instruction in holy doctrine, to prepare the Holy Sacrifice and to preside over Baptisms, marriages, funerals and public prayer. A deacon also carries out acts of charity in the name of the bishop or pastor, he said.

Then, during the ordination, each candidate stood before the Bishop Serratelli, who questioned him on the Office of Deacon. Each candidate declared his intention to be ordained to the diaconate and to fulfill its duties. They each knelt before the Bishop and placed their hands between his, promising obedience and respect to him and to his successors.

The candidates then prostrated themselves before the altar, symbolizing their humility and dependence on God’s grace. The Bishop invited the assembly to join in praying the Litany of the Saints to ask God to bless the candidates.

In keeping with the practice of the Apostolic Church, Bishop Serratelli laid his hands on the head of each candidate to signify the conferral of the Holy Spirit and the commission to service. He asked God to dedicate these men to the service of the Church and to renew the spirit of holiness within them.

“Send forth upon them, Lord, we pray, the Holy Spirit, that they may be strengthened by the gift for your grace for the faithful carrying out of the work of the ministry,” the Bishop said. “Look with favor on these servants of yours, who minister at your holy altar and whom we humbly dedicate to the Office of Deacon.”

Then, invited priests helped the deacons put on their stoles and then a dalmatic, before Bishop Serratelli handed the Book of the Gospels to each of the candidates. He told them, “Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach.” After, the Bishop and other deacons gave the newly ordained the fraternal sign of peace, welcoming them into the Order of Deacon.

In his closing remarks, Bishop Serratelli offered a prayer for the newly ordained transitional deacons. He also thanked those people, who have supported and encouraged these newest deacons during in vocations journey and ministries, including family, friends, priests, their seminary communities and parishes, where they have served.

A broad congregation of well-wishers — including family, friends, priests and religious of the diocese, members of parishes where the seminarians have served and other supporters — attended the ordination as a sign of encouragement to the new transitional deacons.

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/Bishop+Serratelli+Ordains+11+Men+To+The+Diaconate/2485853/302951/article.html.

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