The Diocese of Trenton will once again welcome the faithful from across the state for the 2019 New Jersey Catholic Charismatic Conference. With the theme, “Arise!” (Is. 60:1), the event will be held in St. Mary, Mother of God Church and parish center Oct. 25 and 26.
“Arise!” is taken from the prophet Isaiah reminding the faithful about the favor of God in the midst of darkness, according to Father Jeff Kegley, chairman of the Conference. He explained, “There are many challenges facing the Church, families and society. The Conference will help the participants to activate the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and ‘Arise!’ to advance the Kingdom of God in the work of the New Evangelization.”
The Conference will feature the preeminent and most sought after keynote speaker in Charismatic Renewal, Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing and the spiritual life. Leading the teaching workshops is Paul Martini, an Associate Evangelist with Global Awakening.
One of the goals of the Conference Committee is to ensure that the “Arise!” Conference serves and ministers to the entire family, according to Father Kegley. There will be a children’s ministry to assist younger families and a teen track on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body that will presented by Enza Cerami, founder of Living Stones Ministry, along with John Watchorn and Cassandra Abbud of St. Mary Life Teen.
Suggested donation for the Conference is $40. For more information and to register, visit www.DOTCCR.org or call the Conference office at 732-671-0071, ext. 221.
St. Mary, Mother of God is located at 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd, Middletown.
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following appointments:
Father Mark Nillo, to Catholic chaplain of Monmouth University, West Long Branch, while continuing as parochial vicar of St. Michael Parish, West End, effective immediately.
Father Joseph Jakub, from leave of absence to parochial vicar, St. Catharine Parish, Holmdel, effective Oct. 4.