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2016 Lives of Faith

Living and serving among the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Trenton has brought great joy and a sense of deep fulfillment for the clergy and religious who are marking special anniversaries of their ministry this year. In turn, our parishes, schools, hospitals and ministries are forever changed by the presence of these faithful servants.
In this annual tribute, The Monitor acknowledges the men and women who have dedicated their lives in service to the Gospel. We join with the many parishes and other groups included in this publication in expressing our love and gratitude, and we ask God to continue to bless these Lives of Faith.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Building the Kingdom: Msgr. Bacovin brings message of God's unconditional love to all he encounters

The word “fear” typically conjures up thoughts of being afraid, scared.

For Msgr. Ronald J. Bacovin, however, “fear” triggers a memory from his high school days when he learned a different meaning – about what it means to have “fear in the Lord.”

“It’s not about being afraid of the Lord,” he said. Fear of the Lord means to stand in awe of the Lord – to be amazed by his unconditional love for us.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
In God's Time: A calling to prayer, service key theme in Keyport priest's life
Long before Kenneth W. Ekdahl became Father Ekdahl, pastor of Jesus the Lord Parish, Keyport, he was just a small boy asking God for a big prayer. More ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Blessed With a Mission: Social justice was priority of priesthood

To hear his flock tell it June 26, Father Ronald J. Cioffi’s final Mass in Keyport’s St. Joseph Church was much the same as those he celebrated throughout his 35 years of service there.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Part of the Family: Msgr. Ralph W. Stansley was ordained for the people
“Each time I go to a new church, I go into town and get lost on purpose,” admitted Msgr. Ralph W. Stansley, newly retired from Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, West Trenton. “You learn your way around more easily that way.” More ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Variety and Perspective: Father Weiser reflects on lessons learned in 50 years of priesthood
Looking back on 50 years as a priest, Father Charles B. Weiser isn’t shy to admit that he’s learned a few life lessons along the way. More ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Finding Community: Father Sullivan sees joy in providing for others

Father Michael D. Sullivan was 15 years old when he joined the youth group in St. Dominic Parish, Brick.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
A Ministry of Presence: Father Bambrick's 'interesting, enriching' 25 years
To hear Father John P. Bambrick tell it as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his ordination, what he likes most about being a priest is the “God-given” difference each day brings. More ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Community Builder: Father McCormick has priestly heart for changing the world
When Father Brian J. McCormick set out on his journey to the priesthood some 50 years ago, he did so with one particular vision in mind. More ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Meant To Be A Priest: Father Muorah dedicated to pastoral outreach, evangelization
During his 25 years as a priest, Father Charles C. Muorah’s ministry has spanned at least two continents and touched thousands of lives. More ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Marianite of Holy Cross -- Sister Sylvia Asselin - 60th anniversary
Sister Sylvia Asselin, a native of Arlington, Mass., entered the order of the Marianites of Holy Cross in 1955 in Our Lady of Princeton, Princeton. This year she is celebrating the 60th anniversary of her religious profession. More ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary George Mary Brolly -- 60th anniversary
Born in Philadelphia, Sister George Mary Brolly entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, from St. Matthew Parish, Philadelphia, in 1952. She professed her vows March 9, 1955, and is currently celebrating the 60th anniversary of her religious profession. More ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Mercy Sister Dorothy Jancola - 60th anniversary
Mercy Sister Dorothy Jancola, the second of eight children, daughter of Peter and Josephine Jancola, was born in Perth Amboy. More ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Mercy Sister Catharine Sullivan - 60th anniversary
Mercy Sister Catharine Sullivan, daughter of Edward and Nora Sullivan, was born in South Amboy. More ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Marianite of Holy Cross Sister Anne Ebersold - 60th anniversary
Marianite of Holy Cross Sister Anne Ebersold graduated 1949 from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, New York City, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. More ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Christian Brother Thomas Caldwell - 70th anniversary
For the past 70 years, Christian Brother Thomas Caldwell has held a number of positions throughout the United States. More ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015

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