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.
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.
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