With the one-year mark of the first known COVID-19 cases in the United States now upon us, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued a new pastoral letter on the “Presence of God.” The letter is published in its entirety in the March issue of The Monitor Magazine.
The COVER STORY of the latest issue is a tribute to St. Joseph as the Church observes The Year of St. Joseph and is about to celebrate the saint’s feast day. Don’t miss Bishop O’Connell’s message and a photo collection of St. Joseph images from around the Diocese.
We encourage you to flip through to find our annual Catholic College Showcase; a backgrounder on the moral choices in COVID vaccines; a photo collection of the sites visited by Pope Francis in Iraq; and a breakdown of Holy Week in the midst of necessary public health precautions.
There’s lots more to look for in our regular features and sections on Church, World & Nation, Viewpoints, Spiritual Life, Parishes, Education and Sports, as well as our Spanish-language section, El Anzuelo.
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Due to ongoing restrictions in our churches, we are providing temporary open access to our digital edition. Just click HERE for a sneak peek of the March issue.
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Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following clergy appointments:
Rev. Daniel Gowen, from pastor, Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly, to parochial vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, effective April 5, 2021.
Rev. Rafael Esquen, from parochial vicar, Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly, to temporary administrator, effective March 8, 2021.
Rev. Thomas Barry, from parochial vicar, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington, to parochial vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish, Atlantic Highlands, effective March 5, 2021.
Rev. Joy Chacko, from parochial vicar, St. Gabriel Parish, Marlboro, to parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Bay Head, and St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, Lavallette, effective Feb. 16, 2021