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At annual Spirituality Day, seniors urged to be ambassadors of faith during Year of Youth
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., takes to the dance floor with Deanna Sass, director of the diocesan department of Pastoral Care, far left, and older adults during the annual Senior Spirituality Day held July 18 in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. Joe Moore photo
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., takes to the dance floor with Deanna Sass, director of the diocesan department of Pastoral Care, far left, and older adults during the annual Senior Spirituality Day held July 18 in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. Joe Moore photo

Memories of the past and hopes for the future came together July 18 as 450 older adults gathered for the annual Senior Spirituality Day that focused on “Passing the Faith to the Next Generation.”

“The younger generation needs to be reminded of God’s unconditional love,” said Msgr. Sam Sirianni, rector of St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bishop O'Connell's Senior Spirituality Day homily
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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The following books, all published this year, are suitable for summer reading:

• "The Pope's Cat," by Jon M. Sweeney, illustrated by Roy DeLeon. (62 pp.)

Young lovers of Pope Francis and cats beware: You'll be hooked by this new series that displays the tenderness of an already beloved pope. True to his form of loving all of God's creation, Pope Francis adopts a stray cat who needs a little tender loving care (and a bath) before becoming more comfortable in the papal quarters. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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