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Staff members at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington pause in front of the cemetery’s 9-11 Memorial Monument

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Staff members at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington pause in front of the cemetery’s 9-11 Memorial Monument for a moment of silence and prayers to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attacks on The World Trade Center and Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93. Workers at each of eight archdiocesan properties of Catholic Cemeteries, a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, gather to commemorate the 9-11 anniversary each year since the tragedy. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries)

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Archdiocese Newark’s Catholic Cemeteries Commemorates Memorial Day

Historic Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery with Newark’s First Cardinal, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin —

Holy Cross  Cemetery in North Arlington NJ and Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City to take part in special Memorial Day Mass

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the commemoration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes,” by celebrating Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 29, at 11:00 A.M., at local cemeteries and parishes. The program commemorates all departed loved ones and honors men and women who died while serving in the armed forces and recognizes both military veterans and active duty members serving our country.
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EAT, PRAY, LOVE…  La Festa Italiana 2016 promises Fun, Dancing and Great Food

 

Holy Rosary Church celebrates 113th Italian Festival in Downtown JC

A day at La Festa

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Sally Deering

August nights are a time to celebrate when La Festa Italiana, the Old World Italian Street Festival hosted by Holy Rosary Church turns Historic Downtown Jersey City into five summer nights of music, dancing, food and fun!

La Festa Italiana 2016 begins Wed, Aug. 10, and continues through Sun, Aug. 14, on Sixth & Brunswick Streets. On these five summer nights, the neighborhood surrounding Holy Rosary Church will come alive with rocking dance music, games of chance, kids’ activities, and a wide-array of delicious foods and libations. La Festa Italiana runs from 5 pm-11 pm Wednesday-to-Friday, and 3 pm-11 pm Saturday & Sunday. The last night (Sunday) at 11 pm, the “Super 50/50” Raffle winner will be chosen. Last year’s ticket-holder won over $10,200.

Zeppoles La Festa Italiana honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dell’Assunta & San Rocco, and offers the Downtown community the opportunity to party with its neighbors. This year’s La Festa Italiana features live bands, fun for the kids, food and souvenir vendors and Italian delicacies made by Holy Rosary Church parishioners like Fresh Hot Zeppoles, lemony Limoncello and “Our Famous Rice Balls”. Continue reading EAT, PRAY, LOVE…  La Festa Italiana 2016 promises Fun, Dancing and Great Food

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CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OPEN HOUSE EVENT ASSISTS FAMILIES IN PRE-PLANNING

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When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, about 50 difficult decisions must be made within hours, but cemetery pre-planning sets most details ahead of time and can ease much of a grieving family’s anxiety and burden associated with the difficult planning process.
“The worries of last-minute burial planning should not become part of a family’s grieving process, especially when experiencing a great deal of emotional pain and suffering from loss,” says Andrew P. Schafer, executive director of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark. That is why Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, regularly reaches out to families to inform them about the benefits of pre-planning, he explains. “Time and again, grieving families attest to the appreciable difference of pre-set arrangements in easing their time of loss.”
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CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OPEN HOUSE EVENTS ASSIST FAMILIES IN PRE-PLANNING

When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, about 50 difficult decisions must be made within hours, but cemetery pre-planning sets most details ahead of time and can ease much of a grieving family’s anxiety and burden associated with the difficult planning process.

“The worries of last-minute burial planning should not become part of a family’s grieving process, especially when experiencing a great deal of emotional pain and suffering from loss,” says Andrew P. Schafer, executive director of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark. That is why Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, regularly reaches out to families to inform them about the benefits of pre-planning, he explains.  “Time and again, grieving families attest to the appreciable difference of pre-set arrangements in easing their time of loss.”

To assist families in learning more about cemetery pre-planning and memorialization, Catholic Cemeteries is hosting open house events at cemeteries throughout New Jersey. Memorial Planning Advisors will be available to answer questions and share information about services, the many burial options, and financial planning. No appointment is necessary and no obligation is expected. The events are open to the Catholic community. Locations and dates include:

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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark Joins National Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes

Thousands of Catholic Cemeteries across the Country Unite for National Program

MobileCatholic-Cemeteries logoCatholic Cemeteries, NJ, May 27, 2013 – As the country prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic Cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, will honor those men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognize both our active military and military veterans who have served our country.

“Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes,” we invite our active military and veterans to participate in a Memorial Day Mass, and/or other cemetery-related activities throughout the weekend at Catholic Cemeteries. Veterans and active military are invited to serve as flag or candle bearers during the opening and closing processions at Mass, and will also be invited to serve as Lectors, participate in the Presentation of Gifts, and recite uniform intercessions followed by a moment of silence.

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Stained-Glass Windows Find New Home at Holy Name Mausoleum In Jersey City

sacredheart_84_300_95Restored artwork preserves faith within Hudson County Community

 Thirteen stained-glass windows will be unveiled in their new home at the Holy Name Mausoleum in Jersey City on Saturday, November 6th. These artifacts, which are valued over $525,000, were removed from Saint Boniface Parish Church and have undergone a rigorous restoration, uncovering the true beauty of their nineteenth century craftsmanship.

 “These fragile artifacts represent how our community has expressed its faith over the years,” said Andrew Schafer, Executive Director, Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of Newark. “While the stained-glass pieces have a significant monetary value, they hold an even stronger sacramental worth to the Catholic Church and its generation upon generation of followers in Hudson County.”

 

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