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C ONFE SS ION S EVERY MOND A Y NIGHT IN EVERY C HUR C H, 78:30 P.M. UNTIL M A R C H 23 SUSSEX PASSAIC THE A W A RDWINNING NEW S P A PER OF THE R. C . DIO C E S E OF P A TER S ON, N.J. MORRIS MARCH 5, 2015 S COUT S UNDAY 12 7 2 The Catholic Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellard Bishop gives awards to Scouts, adult leaders at annual Mass By MICHAEL WOJCIK NE WS EDIT OR P A RI S HIONER S A T KINNELON P A RI S H A ID F A MILY TH A T LO S T HOME, H AS S ON WITH ILLNE SS the Paul VI National Unit Award to a Hawthorne Boy Scout troop. F A MILY M ASS A T P ASSA I C P A RI S H H AS BI S HOP AS C ELEBR A NT 4 10-11 12 13 14-15 Y OUTH V IEWPOINT W HAT T O D O O BITUARIES C LASSIFIEDS PARSIPPANY On Sunday, March 1, Bishop Serratelli presided over the annual combined Boy Scout and Girl Scout Sunday Mass in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, where he presented Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with religious awards and special Girl Scout recognitions for girl scouts and adult leaders and an award for a Boy Scout troop. The bishop handed out the fol-lowing religious awards to the Girl Scouts: Family of God, I Live My Faith, the Marian Medal and Spirit Alive. The Boy Scouts received: the Light of Christ Award, Parvuli Dei (“Children of God”) emblem, the Ad Altare Dei (“To the Altar of God”) medal, the Pope Pius XII medal and the Pillars of Faith award. He also gave out Unit 3 Recognitions for Girls and Adult Leaders and the Elizabeth Ann Seton adult leader recognition for the Girl Scouts and Family of God The Family of God program is the official religious recognition pro-gram of the Catholic Church in the U.S. This program is offered to girls, ages 7 to 9, enrolled in Girl Scouting. The purpose of the Family of God program is to help girls discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and their parish. Recipients are: Jannel Amaya-Mora, Sianna Bock, Camila Casante, Antonette Dietz, Victoria Falzarano, Caitlin Halpin, Janessa Rodriguez, Madison Szarka and Anna Wezner. I Live My Faith The I Live My Faith program is the official religious recognition pro-gram of the Catholic Church in the U.S. for girls, ages 9 to 11, enrolled in Girl Scouting. The purpose of the SCOUT SUNDAY on 8 ‘ON MY HONOR’ Boy Scouts from local troops in the Diocese of Paterson raise BEACON PHOTO | JOE GIGLI their right hands to form the “Scout Sign,” as they recite the Scout Oath during the annual combined Boy Scout and Girl Scout Sunday Mass on March 1 in St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany. Bishop Serratelli presided over the liturgy and presented Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with religious awards and special awards to girls and adult leaders in Girl Scouts and to a Boy Scout troop. ST. PAUL INSIDE THE WALLS DO NOT DELAY — TIME SENSITIVE NEWS ‘F EMININE , F AITHFUL , F EARLESS ’ By CECILE SAN AGUSTIN REPOR TER Diocesan Evangelization Center to host its second annual women’s conference students to seniors, including women who were single, married and in religious life — attended the conference. Women who attend are encouraged to bring friends, moth-ers and sisters and even, high school-age daughters. Laure Veet, a doctor and a parish-ioner at Holy Family Parish in Florham Park, was so inspired by last year’s conference that she want-ed to help this year in coordinating the conference. “The women’s con-ference will be such a wonderful time to just take a few hours to be with other women and be inspired,” she said. “Last year all of the speak-ers were so inspirational. In partic-‘TODAY’S CATHOLIC WOMAN’ on 7 MADISON Whether they are a col-lege student, a stay-at-home mom, a businesswoman, a doctor or an educator, today’s Catholic women all have something in common — the desire to take time for their faith and to affirm who they are in Christ. Because of today’s fast-paced lifestyle, St. Paul’s Inside the Walls: the Diocesan Catholic Evangelization Center here is inviting women of all ages to make time in their busy schedules for its second annual Women’s Conference March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The conference, titled “Today’s Catholic Woman: Feminine, Faithful and Fearless,” will feature three speakers: Dr. Debora Savage, a professor at the Univer -sity of St. Thomas, Minn.; Megan Murphy, a stay-at-home mom and catechist; and Clare Byrne, an occu-pational therapist. The event will also feature music, a presentation on Blessed Miriam Theresa Demjanovich and will end with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. “No matter what stage of life we are in, we are all so busy. We never seem to find time to take those min-utes to ourselves and recollect where we are, what we are doing and what are our priorities in life,” said Nancy Hefele, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake in Sparta and a volun-teer who is helping to coordinate the day. Following the overwhelming pos-itive response to the inaugural con-ference, the Diocesan Evangelization Center decided to host the confer-ence in its second year. “Across the board women wanted this to happen again,” said Hefele. Eniola Honsberger, director of the family life office at St. Paul’s, said, “What makes this conference differ-ent is our focus on the diversity of what today’s Catholic woman is, while still appreciating our unifying faith. We try to represent all women through our diverse speakers.” Last year, women — from college

Scout Sunday

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Bishop gives awards to Scouts, adult leaders at annual Mass

PARSIPPANY On Sunday, March 1, Bishop Serratelli presided over the annual combined Boy Scout and Girl Scout Sunday Mass in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, where he presented Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with religious awards and special Girl Scout recognitions for girl scouts and adult leaders and an award for a Boy Scout troop.

The bishop handed out the following religious awards to the Girl Scouts: Family of God, I Live My Faith, the Marian Medal and Spirit Alive. The Boy Scouts received: the Light of Christ Award, Parvuli Dei (“Children of God”) emblem, the Ad Altare Dei (“To the Altar of God”) medal, the Pope Pius XII medal and the Pillars of Faith award. He also gave out Unit 3 Recognitions for Girls and Adult Leaders and the Elizabeth Ann Seton adult leader recognition for the Girl Scouts and the Paul VI National Unit Award to a Hawthorne Boy Scout troop.

Family of God

The Family of God program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U. S. This program is offered to girls, ages 7 to 9, enrolled in Girl Scouting. The purpose of the Family of God program is to help girls discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and their parish.

Recipients are: Jannel Amaya- Mora, Sianna Bock, Camila Casante, Antonette Dietz, Victoria Falzarano, Caitlin Halpin, Janessa Rodriguez, Madison Szarka and Anna Wezner.

I Live My Faith

The I Live My Faith program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U. S. for girls, ages 9 to 11, enrolled in Girl Scouting. The purpose of the I Live My Faith program is to help girls learn to appreciate more deeply the place God and religion occupy in their everyday lives and stresses the importance of helping others.

Recipients are: Faith Amero, Brianna Bock, Amy Campos, Victoria Mary Chavez, Laura Mirabella, Juliana Ricciardi, Anna Terhune, Isabella Toomey and Juliana Wingard.

Marian Medal

The Marian Medal program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U.S. for Cadette level Girl Scout. The purpose of the Marian Medal program is to complement the religious education carried out in the Catholic schools and religious education classes. This recognition serves as a reminder of commitment of faith through prayer, service, and responsible community participation.

Recipients are: Eileen Foerster and Lisa Longo.

Spirit Alive

The Spirit Alive program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U.S. for senior-level Girl Scout. The Spirit Alive program was designed to assist the young woman in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves within her life, calling her to greater participation in the ministry of the Church. Recipients are: Allison Davanzo and Alexandra Levoyer.

Region 3 Girl Recognition

During Mass, Bishop Serratelli handed out special awards, including the Region 3 Girl Recognition, which was initiated in 2012 to recognize girls who completed at least three of the four national recognition programs of the Paterson Diocese. The recipients are: Allison Davanzo and Alexandra Levoyer.

Region 3 Leader Recognition

Also given out was the Region 3 Leader Recognition, which was initiated in 2012 to recognize adults who have actively worked with girls in their local community to achieve the diocesan or national recognition programs for at least three program years. Recipients are: Maryann Relovsky-Chavez, Susan Davanzo, Mary Jean Jones, Nilca Wingard and Kimberly Terhune.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton recognition was inaugurated in 1980 to recognize the contribution of adults who serve the Catholic youth through girl’s organizations. The medal affirms the work of those who help young women develop their spiritual lives. A candidate for this recognition must have been an active member of the Catholic Committee for Girl Scouting in the Paterson Diocese for at least five years. This year the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award was given to Ruth Foerster.

The Light of Christ Award

The Light of Christ Award helps Cub Scouts develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents’ active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend. This award is earned by Tiger and Wolf Cubs, grades 1 and 2, and is presented in their local parish throughout the year 2014.

Recipients are: George Hemmer, Peter Ross and Stephen Troller, Pack 23, St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton; Andrew Matthews, Pack 23, St. Clare, Clifton; Joseph O’Toole and Thomas O’Toole, Pack 165, St. Simon, Green Pond; Richard Roscio, Pack 70, St. Anthony, Hawthorne; Daniel Benedetto and Christopher Sierra, Pack 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; Donovan Perry, Pack 7, St. Vincent the Martyr, Madison; Jake Brenner, Brandon Kelly and Michael Gopon, Pack 57, St, Virgil, Morris Plains; James Tecza, Pack 40, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Morristown; Paul Eberhardt, Pack 513, Christ the King, New Vernon; Alexander DaSilva, Pack 49. St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Eric Sadowski and Robert Shannon, Pack 108, St. Mary; Pompton Lakes; Andrew Crouthamel, Pack 139, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Kevin Boylan, Pack 9038, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Ryan Dodgson, Nolan D’Agostino, Charles Kling, Jayden Ramos, Ryan Scherer, Leo Servidio and Christopher Trepcos, Pack 113, St. Cecilia, Rockaway; Colby Wagner, Pack 165, St. Cecilia, Rockaway; Patrick McMorland, Pack 113, St. Clement, Rockaway; Alexander Ivanovski, Zachary Manchak, Spencer Moser and Braeden Neal, Pack 80, Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta; James Ilardi, Pack 80, St. John Vianney, Stockholm; Zachary Daudelin, Pack 108, Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne; Steven Braen, Pack 9, St. Joseph, West Milford; and Daniel Dutches, Daniel Krautheim and Garrett Struble, Troop 139, St. Joseph, West Milford.

Parvuli Dei emblem

The Parvuli Dei emblem helps Cub Scouts registered in the Bear and Webelos program, grades 3 to 5, explore a wide range of activities to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes and to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community. These awards were presented in the local parish throughout 2014.

Recipients are: Chris Dolch, Pack 142, Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel, Cedar Knolls; Christian Cinque, Nicholas Cinque, Lukas Kulesa, Patrick McGowan and Liam Reilly, Pack 23, St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton; Wyatt Matthews, Pack 23, St. Clare, Clifton; Brock Hartweger, Cole Hoffman, Justin King, Matthew Pasko, Thomas Reichard, Liam Walsh and Kevin Willmot, Pack 6, St. Patrick, Chatham; Jack Angelica, Pack 10, St. Patrick, Chatham; John Foley and John Giblin, Pack 6, Corpus Christi, Chatham Township; Jack Demetris, Pack 163, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Flanders; Tyler Pennino, Pack 49, St. Simon the Apostle, Green Pond; Dylan Brookes, Francis Giarratano, Michael Keyon, Ryan McKeever, James Napolitano and Joseph M. Scafa, Pack 165, St. Simon the Apostle, Green Pond; Timothy Butcher, Joshua Connors, Stephen Jordan and Alexander Salleroli, Pack 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; Thomas Bloodgood, Pack 86, Our Lady of the Magnificent, Kinnelon; Hudson Barbaris, Pack 277, Our Lady of the Magnificent, Kinnelon; Nathaniel McKenna and Nicholas McKenna, Pack 7, St. Vincent the Martyr, Madison; Paul Brandt, Pack 139, St. Francis de Sales, McAfee; Daniel Bourland, Pack 513, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Morristown; John Patrick Lake, Pack 513, Christ the King, New Vernon; Eric Black and Jacob Black, Pack 49, St. Thomas the Apostle, Oak Ridge; Zachary DaSilva, Pack 49, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; James Mirabella, Pack 86, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Richard Kebrdle, Pack 132, St. Catherine of Bologna, Ringwood; Andrew Kling and Timothy Kling, Pack 113, St. Cecilia, Rockaway; Nicholas Belli, Pack 160, St. Clement, Rockaway; Dennis Benevenuta, Pack, 60, Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta; Carmela DiTomasso, Michael Favichia, Austen Frattura, Dylan Giborski, Christian Marlin, Ryan McGinn and Ethan Sarles, Pack 80, Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta; Thomas Bubniak, Pack 49, St. John Vianney, Stockholm; Sean Masino, Pack 298, St. John Vianney, Stockholm; Max Annis, Kyle Cardinale, Conor Gorgia, Isaiah Kali, Conner Kenworthy, Nicholas Niemczyk, Thomas Schulz, Kyle Vongas and Benjamin Warga, Pack 159, St. Therese, Succasunna; Brendan Straut and Declan Straut, Pack 54, St. Therese, Succasunna; Stephen Mango and Savino Terranova, Pack 192, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wayne; Jacob Roby, Pack, 144, Our Lady of Consolation, Wayne; Andrew Barbera, Alex Ferreira and Sean Matthews, Pack 108, Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne; David Braen, Pack 9, St. Joseph, West Milford; Christian Blakely, Pack 85, St. Joseph, West Milford; Bradley Cavuto, Edward Conte and Matthew Vizzini, Pack 133, St. Joseph, West Milford; and Jeremy Bryjak, Nicholas Colicchio, Matthew Lomardo and Shawn Moore, Pack 139, St. Joseph, West Milford.

Ad Altare Dei emblem

The Ad Altare Dei emblem is given to Catholic Scouts who have been registered in Boy Scouts for at least six months, have completed the sixth grade and fulfilled the requirements in the workbook based on the seven Sacraments.

Recipients are: Jack Dean, Troop 8, Corpus Christi, Chatham Township; Nicholas Harrison and Jesse Russo-Wilson, Troop 30, St. Anthony, Hawthorne; Sean Rodriguez and Nicholas Salleroli, Troop 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; John Gibbons, Troop 436, Our Lady of the Mountain, Long Valley; Michael Cuccaro, Troop 436, St. Luke, Long Valley; Brendan Karolchyk, Troop 81, St. Joseph, Newton; Jesse Germano and Brendon Read, Troop 85, St. Joseph, Newton; Ryan Mayes and Gavin Mayes, Troop 8, Christ the King, New Vernon; Max Kamper, Troop 74, Holy Spirit, Pequannock; Curtis Morrison, Troop 30, St. Paul, Prospect Park; Jacob Lesch, Troop 159, St. Catherine of Bologna, Ringwood; and Vinny Bellemo, Kyle Bishop, Michael Ferreira and Nick Miragliotta, Troop 108, Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne.

Pope Pius XII emblem

The Pope Pius XII emblem is given to Scouts of high-school age who are members of a Scout troop or Venture Crew and have completed the five-step unit program.

Recipients are: Richard Burnadz, David Carcamo, Timothy Cross, Nicholas Miller and Joseph Urquhart, Troop 21, St. Philip the Apostle, Clifton; Nicholas Vezzuto, Troop 64, St. Mary, Dover; Benjamin Butcher. Troop 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; Ethan Bronson, Troop 159, Holy Spirit, Mahwah; Andrew Robinson, Troop 64, St. Matthew the Apostle, Randolph; Matt Doherty, Troop 109, St. Matthew the Apostle, Randolph; and Albert Bakunas and Eric Lindstrom, Troop 159, St. Joseph, West Milford.

Pillars of Faith

Pillars of Faith is given to Scouts who have earned all four religious medals: Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei, while in Cub Scouts, and Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII, while in Boy Scouts/Ventures.

Recipients are: Albert Bakunas, Ethan Bronson, Ben Butcher, David Carcamo, Michael Carone, Timothy Cross, Jr., Eric Lindstrom and Nicholas Miller.

Paul VI National Unit Award

The Paul VI National Unit Award recognizes Catholic chartered units who provide a quality program encompassing Scouting’s religious and educational aspects. The recipient is Troop 30, sponsored by St. Anthony Parish, Hawthorne.

Read the full article at http://www.livedigitaleditions.com/article/Scout+Sunday/1945552/248803/article.html.

Diocesan Evangelization Center To Host Its Second Annual Women’s Conference

Cecile San Agustin

‘FEMININE, FAITHFUL, FEARLESS’

MADISON Whether they are a college student, a stay-at-home mom, a businesswoman, a doctor or an educator, today’s Catholic women all have something in common — the desire to take time for their faith and to affirm who they are in Christ.

Because of today’s fast-paced lifestyle, St. Paul’s Inside the Walls: the Diocesan Catholic Evangelization Center here is inviting women of all ages to make time in their busy schedules for its second annual Women’s Conference March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The conference, titled “Today’s Catholic Woman: Feminine, Faithful and Fearless,” will feature three speakers: Dr. Debora Savage, a professor at the Univer - sity of St. Thomas, Minn.; Megan Murphy, a stay-at-home mom and catechist; and Clare Byrne, an occupational therapist.

The event will also feature music, a presentation on Blessed Miriam Theresa Demjanovich and will end with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

“No matter what stage of life we are in, we are all so busy. We never seem to find time to take those minutes to ourselves and recollect where we are, what we are doing and what are our priorities in life,” said Nancy Hefele, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake in Sparta and a volunteer who is helping to coordinate the day.

Following the overwhelming positive response to the inaugural conference, the Diocesan Evangelization Center decided to host the conference in its second year. “Across the board women wanted this to happen again,” said Hefele.

Eniola Honsberger, director of the family life office at St. Paul’s, said, “What makes this conference different is our focus on the diversity of what today’s Catholic woman is, while still appreciating our unifying faith. We try to represent all women through our diverse speakers.”

Last year, women — from college students to seniors, including women who were single, married and in religious life — attended the conference. Women who attend are encouraged to bring friends, mothers and sisters and even, high schoolage daughters.

Laure Veet, a doctor and a parishioner at Holy Family Parish in Florham Park, was so inspired by last year’s conference that she wanted to help this year in coordinating the conference. “The women’s conference will be such a wonderful time to just take a few hours to be with other women and be inspired,” she said. “Last year all of the speakers were so inspirational. In particular, I recall Dr. Diane Traflet (associate dean for graduate studies at Seton Hall University) speaking about how her 2014 year was dedicated to ‘joy’ and about how throughout the year she would not let anything steal her joy. That stuck with me and inspired me and still does now, a year later.”

A highlight of the event is time before the Blessed Sacrament, which occurs near the end of conference. “When we pray before the Blessed Sacrament, you never know what inspiration comes in Jesus’ presence,” Hefele said. “That experience was hugely appreciated by all the women at the conference. The women were inspired and they really allow God to come into their hearts.”

Because of the important role women play in the Church and the world, the conference is meant to empower women in building stronger families, which is at the heart of making the world a better place, and making sure they make time for their faith.

“Women have such a vital role in families, in the Church and in the world, it is important that we take the time to take a step back from our busy lives and come together,” Dr. Veet said. “This conference gives us a chance to do that once a year. It is also the reason I went from being an attendee last year to volunteering to be one the planning committee this year. Last year, I brought my mother and sister. This year they are coming back with me and I am hoping to bring a few friends as well.”

[Information: (973) 377-1004. Tickets: $20. Reservations: www.insidethewalls.org.]

Read the full article at http://www.livedigitaleditions.com/article/Diocesan+Evangelization+Center+To+Host+Its+Second+Annual+Women%E2%80%99s+Conference/1945554/248803/article.html.

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