Father Jim Grogan, left, pastor of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, and Deacon Anthony Scalzo hold a sign for the "Year of Marriage" with fellow parishioners. Photo courtesy of Father Grogan
In his continuing effort to strengthen marriages, Father Jim Grogan, pastor of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, has introduced a “Year of Marriage” for the 2018 liturgical year that is being celebrated with events that embrace the fullness of God in marriage.
“We are looking to transform our parish to be a place where the celebration of marriage as a Sacrament is something that excites families – long before anyone is actually getting a ring, and long after you have said ‘I do!’” he explained.
Ahead of the Church’s observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Sunday (Feb. 11), the Diocese of Trenton is introducing three new initiatives to promote the Sacrament of Marriage in parishes and cohorts.
The programs will include three-minute pulpit talks by married couples, lawn signs proclaiming the sanctity of Catholic marriage and creation of parish core teams to conduct marriage ministry.
Whether they know it or not, married couples today need lots of prayer to live their vocation well. They always have, but perhaps today they may need it more than ever. Three recently published books approach this need in rather different ways. More ... Thursday, January 4, 2018
The more than 50 concerned parents, community members and school and public officials who came together recently for a presentation at Trenton Catholic Academy on the increasing national heroin and opioid epidemic were met with some sobering statistics.
More than 170 people die each day in the United States from an overdose; every three weeks, overdose deaths equal the number of people who died in the 9-11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers, and America makes up 4.6 percent of the world population but accounts for more than 80 percent of the world’s opioid usage.