Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared the following message with his community for the Thanksgiving holiday:
Give thanks to God for all his gifts, especially faith, family and friends.
With grateful prayers and best wishes this Thanksgiving!
More than 100 members of the catechetical ministry from across the Diocese were asked to “imagine what could be” in helping persons with disabilities draw closer to God.
“We’re being called to do something different. We’re being called to dream,” said Denise Contino, director of the diocesan Department of Catechesis, in focusing the day for the parish catechetical leaders, religion curriculum coordinators and catechists.
“Young people with disabilities have the ability to know and love and learn about God,” Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Kathleen Schipani told those assembled in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold, Nov. 18 for the workshop “Encountering All God’s Children: adapting catechetical and sacramental preparation for people with disabilities.” She continued, “We believe that we are all made in the image and likeness of God, and that is true also of someone with disabilities. They are made in the image of God.” Click HERE for a full report.
The Chancery offices in Lawrenceville are now closed for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m.