In late 2014, His Holiness, Pope Francis announced a “Year of Consecrated Life”, the observance of which began on November 30, 2014 and which will conclude on February 2, 2016. During this special observance, we highlight and remember the good works of religious sisters and brothers as well as those adults who have offered themselves to God as consecrated virgins. There is a three-fold purpose of the Year of Consecrated life: to gratefully remember the past, to embrace the future with hope and to live the present passionately.
Dedicated sisters of St. Dominic and the Sisters of Charity staffed the parish school for many years.
The Archdiocese, under the leadership of Sister Theresa Maria Holtschag, Delegate for Religious, will be sponsoring some important events during this year. First up is the annual Mass for Consecrated Life on February 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. At this Mass, those women and men, religious who celebrate important milestone anniversaries are honored in the presence of their brothers and sisters.
In the Fall, the relics of Sister Therese of Lisieux and her parents will be brought to the Cathedral Basilica for a day of prayers and veneration. The relics will also travel to difference parishes throughout the Archdiocese. More information will follow for this momentous event.
Have a great week!
Msgr. Anthony J. Kulig