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Diocese's retirees find purpose, health, happiness in new work and ministry
Deacon Bill Wilson, second from left, and his wife, Ceil, center, of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, take a photo with family members after Deacon Wilson was honored by the Mount Carmel Guild for community service during the Guild’s Oct. 20 gala. In retirement, the Wilsons stay active by working in multiple areas of their Catholic faith. Courtesy photo

Deacon Bill Wilson, second from left, and his wife, Ceil, center, of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, take a photo with family members after Deacon Wilson was honored by the Mount Carmel Guild for community service during the Guild’s Oct. 20 gala. In retirement, the Wilsons stay active by working in multiple areas of their Catholic faith. Courtesy photo

Well before he was ordained a deacon, Bill Wilson was involved in the construction industry and spent many happy years as superintendent of a large company. He was asked, in 1998, to serve on the diocesan building commission, a volunteer position of one or two days a week. In 2008, he became diocesan director of the Office of Property and Construction, retiring, for the third time, in 2015.

Deacon Wilson laughs when his retirement history is mentioned, saying, “There’s always work to do,” which is why few were surprised when he returned to the diocesan Chancery in Lawrenceville in late summer 2017, this time as a consultant with the diocesan Department of Risk Management.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Seniors find benefits of working with older pets go both ways

The Internet is full of stories about gratifying relationships between senior citizens and older animals, and as someone who specializes in geriatric and integrative medicine for pets, Dr. Laurel C. Himes reads a lot of them.

Himes, who opened Beach Animal Hospital in Point Pleasant Beach in 1995, said such articles are simply examples of how that companionship can benefit both species, bringing comfort to all – be they two- or four-legged.

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Friday, December 1, 2017
At 106, centenarian honored in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral

Longtime parishioner Ambrose “Amby” LeVan, 106 years old in November, was honored Nov. 26 at the end of the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Our elders root us in our Catholic faith

I got rid of one of my grandmother’s old lamps last week. After years of use, it had become more shabby than chic.

 
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Seniors share insights on how they've passed their Catholic beliefs to family over the years

From Scriptural accounts to social media posts, it’s clear that passing on the faith to children has been an ongoing challenge throughout time.

 
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Ageless Insights Local author pens book on elders in the Bible, their gifts to society
Widely regarded for his insights as an author and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto has turned a new and inviting page with his most recent book, “Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible.” More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017



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