Diocesan Announcements

Office of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry
Are you between the ages of 18-39 looking to discern your role in the world? Discover how to make decisions for life's journey. Young adults are offered formation in the art of discernment and a wonderful experience of spiritual direction for six months. We invite you to attend one of the Samuel Group meeting locations this fall beginning:

September 30, 1:30-5:30 PM Rowan University, Newman House, Glassboro or 
October 7, 2-6 PM Stockton University, Campus Ministry Center, Pomona
To register or for more information go to: http://www.camdendiocese.org/samuelgroup/  
or email Sr. Dianna Higgins, FMIJ sisterdiannafmij@yahoo.com or call Sr Ann Kateri, CFR at 609-343-1545

Diocese of Camden Lay Ministry Formation

  • Are you a practicing Catholic who is hungry for more knowledge about Catholic teaching? 
  • Are you in ministry with a desire to increase your knowledge about God and about the Church you serve?
  • CMIC- Church Ministry Institute Camden offers courses for you!
  • Courses are 6 weeks each. Cost is only $60 for all six weeks. You don't need to take them in any special order; the 15 different courses are offered over 3 years.
  • Take one course or take them all!
  • No papers or tests.
  • Excellent adult faith formation for all levels of interest.
  • Discover the richness of the Catholic faith and share it.

The first Fall session CMIC classes:

St Teresa of Calcutta, Collingswood
CMIC Christology, Wednesdays, 7:00-9 PM, October 3- November 7 (6 weeks) Email: Cheryl Venafra evenafra@stteresaofcalcutanj.org

St Andrew, Gibbsboro
CMIC Catholic Morality, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 13- November 15 (10 weeks) Call Linda 856-783-055

OLPH, Galloway
CMIC Sacraments, Thursdays, 6:30-9 PM, September 6- October 11 (6 weeks) Email: Nancy Riddell releddirector@olphparish-nj.org

St Damien, Ocean City
CMIC Foundations of Faith, Wednesdays, 9:30 AM- NoonOctober 3- November 7 (6 weeks) Call the parish 609-399-0648


Bereavement Ministry Training

Are you a good listener? Do you pray and laugh well with others? Do you have compassion for those who have lost loved ones? Three training sessions, held on Saturdays October 27, November 3, and November 10 from 9 AM- 1 PM will lead to certification in the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved and a fulfilling ministry serving others. This training will be held at Parish of St Monica, Saint Michael's Campus-Quaremba Hall, 10 N Mississippi Ave, Atlantic City. For registration flyer or more details, call 856-583-2906 or email: Colleen.mayhew@camdendiocese.org 


October 20, 2018 at Sacred Heart in Vineland. Retreat "Rejoice and Be Glad," is being offered by the office of Lay Ministry Formation. The presenter: Sr Dorothy Giloley, SSJ, Cost is $25. For information or registration, call 856-583-2906 or email: Colleen.mayhew@camdendiocese.org 

November 17, 2018 at Sacred Heart in Vineland. Retreat "Called to Be Holy" is being offered by the office of Lay Ministry Formation. The presenter: Mary Neary, Cost is $25. For information or registration, call 856-583-2906 or email: Colleen.mayhew@camdendiocese.org 


South Jersey Catholic Schools
If you've considered enrolling your child in a Catholic School, there is still time. The mission of South Jersey Catholic Schools is to educate and inspire young minds spiritually, academically and in service to others. Catholic schools in Southern New Jersey include 28 elementary and 6 diocesan high schools, plus 3 independent high schools. To learn more about a Catholic School education, contact the parish rectory at 856-456-0052 or call the Office of Catholic Schools at 856-583-6103. You may also visit http://www.camdendiocese.org/sjcatholicschools/.

Your Catholic Cemetery... An essential Component of Catholic Life
As Catholics we are blessed with the promise of life everlasting. To be with our Lord in Heaven, we are baptized, we follow the Holy Scripture, and we keep the Lord in our hearts throughout our earthly journey. Death is not the end, but rather the next step. During life our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. At death we present our bodies to a sacred Catholic funeral and burial, to be prepared for the Resurrection. Just as you have chosen to be a part of a Christian community, you will want the burial of your remains to reflect that same Christian faith while choosing to rest in peace with other Christians in a Catholic cemetery. Choosing a final resting place on consecrated grounds is your choice, your privilege and the right of every Catholic, as well as a confirmation of faith in our everlasting union with our Lord. For more information call 855-MyPrePlan (855-697-7375) or visit our website at: https://southjerseycatholiccemeteries.org/ and a member of our staff will gladly help you.
"For the Lord Himself, with a word of command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise first." 1 Thess 4:16