Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 28

New Jersey Peace Action

Many of you may remember that Georgian Court University was rededicated as a Peace Site last fall.  This designation is through New Jersey Peace Action which boasts of nearly 40 Peace Sites throughout the state.  These include Muslim, Catholic and other Christian communities, veterans groups and small businesses.  New Jersey Peace Action seeks to abolish …

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Apr 23

Easter Sacraments – Easter Light

On Saturday, April 19th I had the privilege of attending the Easter Vigil in the Trenton Cathedral along with six of our GCU students.  These students had been preparing all year to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, First Communion and/or Confirmation.  Through the year they studied the Scriptures, participated in retreats, practiced prayer, …

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Apr 16

Holy Week Vulture

It was quitting time on the Monday of Holy Week.  Just a few hours earlier, I had participated in the Lenten Holy Hour which took place in the GCU chapel.  It was a lovely, solemn service that reflected on the passion of Jesus.  Now, as I passed the chapel on my way home, movement caught …

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Apr 09

New Life in the Spirit

Last weekend, GCU’s Sunday Mass included a special blessing of six students preparing to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral.  Our catechumen, Amanda Stone, celebrated the Rite of Election in which she publicly expressed her desire for Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist.  Julia O’Brien, Lauren Vicoso, Bianchi Valdez, Jennifer …

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Apr 01

Timberdoodles and New Life

Yes, according to the calendar, winter ended on March 20th but to my mind, spring didn’t actually begin until 8: 11 PM, March 31st.  It certainly felt like winter yesterday morning as the snow fell… again.  The wet, heavy flakes soaking my winter coat by the end of my walk.  I usually enjoy snow but …

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