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2 | AUGUST 18, 2016 | THE BEACON | DIOCESE In memory: Garden to honor late pastor FROM 1 the council is leading the special project to honor Father Rice, who also served at St. Thomas More Parish, Convent Station; Holy Spirit Parish, Pequannock; St. Francis DeSales Parish, Vernon; and St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Mountain Lakes. With the blessing of Father Tom Fallone, pastor of St. Kateri, and assistance of the St. Kateri Knights, the Corbin boys developed a prayer garden outline. The prayer garden will be built adjacent to the window near the tabernacle in St. Kateri Church and include 10 prayer stones rep-resenting the Ten Commandments, three larger paver stones representing the Holy Trinity, two stone benches, a recently re-tired metal processional cross, a statue of the Blessed Mother and a Celtic cross to acknowledge Father Rice’s Irish heritage. Hayden Corbin said, “We came up with the prayer garden to honor the great work and compassion that Father Pat left at St. Kateri. We felt the garden is a good reminder for his love and compassion for this church.” Similar to an Eagle Project in the Boy Scouts, Columbian Squires participate in OFFER YOUR LIFE WITH JESUS AS A PRIEST VOCATIONS OFFICE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON HIS EXCELLENCY BISHOP ARTHUR J. SERRATELLI If you think God may be calling you to serve Him in the ministry of the priesthood, please contact us: Fr. Hubert Jurjewicz, Ph.D. Director of Vocations the National Squire Advancement project and the St. Kateri’s Squires’ project aligns with the Catholic mission and objectives of the program. During the first week of August, Squire members and St. Kateri Knights worked on excavating the garden space. The proj-ect cost was about $1,200, which included the pavers, stone, sand and cement. The St. Kateri Knights helped fund part of the project along with parishioners and local organizations. Father Fallone said, “We want to thank our Squires, Knights and all of the parish-ioners who’ve donated time and resources to this endeavor. The influence of Father Pat’s simple, reverent and priestly life spurred our Squires to commemorate his heroic pastoral work in this way. It’s stir-ring when you think about it — with the whole of our salvation history having its roots in a garden, the Garden of Eden, our Father Pat Prayer Garden honors this Covenant, whole also recognizing a good and faithful priest of Jesus Christ.” Nick Cutrone, a member of the St. Kateri Knights and chief counselor for the St. Kateri Squires, said, “Father Pat was a huge advocate for our youth leadership pro-gram with the Squires and Squire Roses. Today, he looks down from heaven with pride on the accomplishments of young men like Hayden and Maddox Corbin.” The garden will be dedicated following a memorial Mass for Father Rice in St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. FATHER PAT PRAYER GARDEN Far left: Hayden Corbin, Maddox Corbin, Ryder Corbin, Lincoln Corbin and Remi Coleman dig up the area, which will be the Father Pat Prayer Garden. Left: Squires Hayden and Maddox Corbin along with their brothers, Lincoln and Ryder, remove sod. Above: Squires lay down crushed stone. “This is a special tribute for a great priest,” Cutrone said. “His sisters from Ireland will be here to celebrate Father Pat’s life on Aug. 27. It’s emotional to see these young people plan and put so much thought into this garden. I am floored by their faith and dedication. Through their actions and leadership Hayden and Maddox are living the Squires motto ‘esto dingus,’ which means ‘be worthy. ” For any young men and women inter-ested in becoming a Squire, they should inquire about it from their local Knights of Columbus Council. The Squire program at St. Kateri gets involved with different proj-ects, which include events to help the homeless. “We wanted to become squires because we wanted to serve the community and spread the word of Christ through com-munity service, charity and the work of the Church,” Hayden Corbin said. Maddox Corbin added, “I’m a squire because it’s all about helping other people have a better life more than what you have, get other people more involved in charity work and improve the world.” Fr. Jared J. 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