Why do we have cry rooms?

Deacon Kevin Hannon – Saint Clare of Assisi Parish, Swedesboro If we are a community, why do we have cry rooms? To accommodate a nursing mother? To spare a family the embarrassment they experience due to their infant’s wail, or their little one’s fidgeting behavior? I’ve been conflicted about distractions...

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The WYSIWYG Deacon

Deacon Frank Campisi – Saint Charles Borromeo Parish – Sicklerville I think if you ask any of the parishioners of my parish of assignment about me that would be how they would describe me, What You See Is What You Get. While I strive for an air of reverence and...

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Serving God Through Others – Deacon Jim Hallman

I have two passions, or two ministries, that I find spiritually rewarding and they are the nursing homes and the prison ministries. But, of the two, I probably have favored visiting those in prison. I believe you will find that regardless of what work of Corporal Work of Mercy you...

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God Doesn’t Make Junk- Deacon Joseph Seaman

“God Doesn’t Make Junk” – it was a phrase on a poster depicting a child who was poor and in a rural setting. The poster was on a wall in a farmhouse in Appalachia where I was staying during a service experience while I was in college. That phrase continues...

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Working through grief- Deacon Joseph Kain

Benjamin Franklin is attributed to saying the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. Death is certain for all of us, however, we all hope to live to a normal life expectancy. No matter the age, the loss of a loved one can be traumatic for someone if...

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The Servant Heart of Christ

Sacrifice and Service, these two essences of Christ’s human nature are sacramentalied in our priests and deacons today. Our beloved priests make present the sacrificial heart of Jesus, while deacons embody His servant heart. Through ordination to the priesthood, a man’s soul is imprinted with the character and united to...

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