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8 ‘NOT EVERYTHING W AS PERFE C T IN THE E A RLY C HUR C H’  A GL A N C E A T THE P AS T 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 AUGUST 25, 2016 11 3 The Catholic Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellard Two priests, 10 pilgrims from diocese set for trip to Rome for canonization of Mother Teresa By CECILE SAN AGUSTIN REPOR TER NEW GOOD S HEPHERD S T A TUE BLE SS ED A T A NDOVER P A RI S H 9 F A ITH C OMMUNITIE S SA Y TH A NK S TO L A W ENFOR C EMENT THROUGH LETTER DRIVE 6-8 10 11 12-16 V IEWPOINT O BITUARIES W HAT T O D O C LASSIFIEDS DO NOT DELAY — TIME SENSITIVE NEWS PARSIPPANY With the canoniza-tion of Mother Teresa just a week away, Father Yohaneider Garcia, paro chial vicar at St. Peter the Apostle here, has been spiritually preparing for the journey with a group of 10 pilgrims he will be lead-ing to the Eternal City after visiting the Holy Land. “We’ve been learning about Mother Teresa, who is a special per-son to the Catholic Church,” said Father Garcia. “This will be my first time attending a canonization and I am very excited.” Father Garcia will be traveling with Father Dubernay Villamizar, parochial vicar at St. Anthony Parish in Passaic, and the two priests hope to concelebrate the canonization Mass with Pope Francis on Sept. 4, which will be held outside St. Peter’s Basilica. The local pilgrims secured seats in a special section with the Missionaries of Charity, the order Mother Teresa founded. The two priests, who originally went to seminary in Colombia to become Vincentian priests, spent a lot of time among the poor in their native country. Father Villamizar said, “Mother Teresa teaches us how to love and take care of the poor. She’s a great model for today’s so-ciety. Sometimes we tend to care too much about ourselves. About material things and there’s a lot of selfishness at times in today’s world. Mother Teresa reminds us to think about those who can’t dignify them-selves.” This will be the second canon-C ANONIZATION TO F OCUS ON M ERCY AND THE P OOR – PG . 5 ization Father Villamizar will attend. He previously attended the canon-ization of St. Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. last September during the pope’s visit to the United States. Because of this devotion to Mother Teresa’s works with the poor, when the two young priests learned about her canonization, CANONIZATION on 5 SOON-TO-BE SAINT A mosaic of Blessed Mother Teresa, who will be ALEXEY GOTOVSKYI | CNA canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 4, is shown at the first European House of the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa in 1968 at Vicolo di Torre del Fiscale in Rome on the request of Pope Paul VI in 1966. Wayne parish reaches out to support young parishioner By CECILE SAN AGUSTIN REPOR TER Katie’s Kamp helps young girl whose mother is terminally ill parish community at Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) here has reached out to help the family in a project they call Katie’s Kamp. Laura Haftek, youth minister at OLC, has the parish’s youth group reaching out to help the family by hosting fundraisers and collecting donations. They began last spring to help send Katie to a summer day camp. Haftek said, “Katie is really smart and witty and loves to be active. She’s pretty courageous and she’s adjusting well to her new life.” Because of Katie’s story, many in the community have reached out to help the young girl, who will begin religious education classes in Sep -tember to prepare for First Holy Com munion at OLC next May. “The overwhelming response has helped tremendously,” said Katie’s uncle. “Laura’s project helped get the word out to the community. Something I would have never had the time to do with work and now, raising Katie.” One particular organization that has reached out to Katie in a big way is Henry’s Halos, which joined Katie’s cause thanks to Terrianne LoVerde, a parishioner. The non-prof-it organization began in similar cir-cumstances to Katie’s — a family facing an illness. Last year, Jenna Triano founded Henry’s Halos to help her then 4-year-old nephew, who was diagnosed with a malig-nant brain tumor and had to have surgery to remove it. With medical bills mounting, her family was in KATIE’S KAMP on 2 WAYNE Last spring, seven-year-old Katie had her life change dramati-cally — her terminally ill mother could no longer take care of her and was moved into a nursing home. Her uncle, Keith, her mother’s broth-er who is a high school teacher, had accepted the role of raising Katie even though he had never raised a child before and will be raising her on his own. He did it out of love for his family, especially his little niece and his sister. Because of Keith’s new role, the

Two Priests, 10 Pilgrims From Diocese Set For Trip To Rome For Canonization Of Mother Teresa

Cecile San Agustin

PARSIPPANY With the canonization of Mother Teresa just a week away, Father Yohaneider Garcia, paro chial vicar at St. Peter the Apostle here, has been spiritually preparing for the journey with a group of 10 pilgrims he will be leading to the Eternal City after visiting the Holy Land.

“We’ve been learning about Mother Teresa, who is a special person to the Catholic Church,” said Father Garcia. “This will be my first time attending a canonization and I am very excited.”

Father Garcia will be traveling with Father Dubernay Villamizar, parochial vicar at St. Anthony Parish in Passaic, and the two priests hope to concelebrate the canonization Mass with Pope Francis on Sept. 4, which will be held outside St. Peter’s Basilica. The local pilgrims secured seats in a special section with the Missionaries of Charity, the order Mother Teresa founded.

The two priests, who originally went to seminary in Colombia to become Vincentian priests, spent a lot of time among the poor in their native country. Father Villamizar said, “Mother Teresa teaches us how to love and take care of the poor. She’s a great model for today’s society. Sometimes we tend to care too much about ourselves. About material things and there’s a lot of selfishness at times in today’s world. Mother Teresa reminds us to think about those who can’t dignify themselves.”

This will be the second canonization Father Villamizar will attend. He previously attended the canonization of St. Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. last September during the pope’s visit to the United States.

Because of this devotion to Mother Teresa’s works with the poor, when the two young priests learned about her canonization, they wanted to be part of history and be present in Rome. Father Garcia said, “This is a special moment for the Church. Everyone in the world knows who Mother Teresa was.”

Before traveling to Rome, the pilgrims from the Diocese will also visit the Holy Land and make a pilgrimage through the places Jesus’ lived, healed the sick and performed miracles. They are set to leave this Saturday and ask for the prayers of the faithful.

“With this journey, I feel blessed,” Father Garcia said. “We will be staying near the Sea of Galilee in the Holy Land where Jesus called his first Apostles and I feel that God is calling me again. I take with me many prayers on this spiritual journey.”

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Wayne Parish Reaches Out To Support Young Parishioner

Cecile San Agustin

WAYNE Last spring, seven-year-old Katie had her life change dramatically — her terminally ill mother could no longer take care of her and was moved into a nursing home. Her uncle, Keith, her mother’s brother who is a high school teacher, had accepted the role of raising Katie even though he had never raised a child before and will be raising her on his own. He did it out of love for his family, especially his little niece and his sister.

Because of Keith’s new role, the parish community at Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) here has reached out to help the family in a project they call Katie’s Kamp. Laura Haftek, youth minister at OLC, has the parish’s youth group reaching out to help the family by hosting fundraisers and collecting donations. They began last spring to help send Katie to a summer day camp. Haftek said, “Katie is really smart and witty and loves to be active. She’s pretty courageous and she’s adjusting well to her new life.”

Because of Katie’s story, many in the community have reached out to help the young girl, who will begin religious education classes in Sep - tember to prepare for First Holy Com munion at OLC next May. “The overwhelming response has helped tremendously,” said Katie’s uncle. “Laura’s project helped get the word out to the community. Something I would have never had the time to do with work and now, raising Katie.”

One particular organization that has reached out to Katie in a big way is Henry’s Halos, which joined Katie’s cause thanks to Terrianne LoVerde, a parishioner. The non-profit organization began in similar circumstances to Katie’s — a family facing an illness. Last year, Jenna Triano founded Henry’s Halos to help her then 4-year-old nephew, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and had to have surgery to remove it. With medical bills mounting, her family was in need of support. Henry has since recovered and the organization with his namesake has helped 25 families.

Triano, who is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Magnificat in Kinnelon, said, “I didn’t know how I could help my nephew when we learned of his illness. It was very hard at the time but it’s something to be said for the turn of events and I’m grateful my nephew recovered. To see where this started, I’m going to keep raising money to help other families going through the same experience my family did.”

With constant updates on social media, Henry’s Halos has many supporters who follow the organization’s activities.

Henry himself participates in the events. “He lights up the room and he is so proud and excited to show up to help the organization,” said Triano.

One person that Henry’s Halos helped was Celine Mancini, who passed away last October from a brain tumor. She was sister in law of Father Marc Mancini, pastor of St. Therese Parish in Succasunna.

“After Henry recovered, we would get donations here and there but when Celine passed her family asked in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to Henry’s Halos. We had many, many people donate in her memory,” said Triano.

Donations from Henry’s Halos paid for Katie’s day camp this past summer allowing Katie to enjoy her summer so her uncle did not have to worry about childcare while he was working. The organization also donated a “rainy day” basket full of goodies for Katie and an ice cream truck visited Katie’s home.

Any other donations from OLC parishioners allowed the youth ministry to purchase summer gear such as bathing suits, towels and beach toys. As Katie begins a new school year, OLC will also help purchase her school wardrobe.

Keith said, “A special thank you to Jenna at Henry’s Halos and Laura and her youth ministry for creating Katie’s Kamp. I honestly don’t know how I could have done this on my own. The time they are taking is making my life easier and Katie can enjoy being a kid. Regardless of all the negatives out there in the world, it’s encouraging to see people still doing positive things for others.”

Read the full article at http://www.livedigitaleditions.com/article/Wayne+Parish+Reaches+Out+To+Support+Young+Parishioner/2568110/333236/article.html.

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