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Gerard "Jerry" A. Racioppi is scheduled to be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate (a step in the process toward ordination to the Priesthood) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark. All are welcome to attend.

In the News

The Rev. Greg Lisby, Rector of Christ Church in Ridgewood, is quoted in this article.

[The Ridgewood News] Ridgewood leaders came together this week to discuss the need for more civility in public discourse.

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[Montclair Patch] “It’s amazing,” said the Rev. C. Melissa Hall, surveying the boxes and shopping bags filling the St. James Episcopal Church parish hall. “Look what’s happened. It’s the loaves and the fishes!”

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[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through prayer, meditation and by contributing to a global Advent calendar on Instagram.

Church News

How do you bring the issue of human trafficking to your community?

When the Church of Our Saviour in Secaucus wanted to address the issue, it went to the top, and asked Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli to hold a public forum on the topic. The result was a meeting held at the Public Library in mid-October, with presentations by the town's police department, the Hudson County Prosecutors Office's Special Victims Unit, and the FBI's Office of Victims Assistance.

Church News

GreenFaith, the interfaith environmental organization that has worked with churches in the diocese for many years, has been working with 26 of the Diocese of Newark's churches since fall 2014 through the Energy Services Program – an “energy makeover” for faith communities statewide.

Senior Ministries

If you currently are not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, group health coverage or some other coverage and if do not have any coverage, it is time to think about getting some. The time when you can sign up through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, created by the Affordable Care Act, starts November 15. The Affordable Care Act is officially The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA and is also known as “ACA” and “Obamacare.”

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Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, today released a briefing paper that “seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales.”

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The theme of the annual Women’s Retreat at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, held October 17-19, 2014, was “JOY.” Those of us who attended discovered that joy comes in the morning, afternoon, evening and at night. We were full of love and joy after spending two nights together, meditating, praying, singing, sighing, laughing, listening to each other, and learning about our inter-generational friends ages 18 to 85.

Church News

At Diocesan Convention in January 2013, several deputies from Church of the Atonement in Tenafly attended a Justice Board workshop by Laura Russell, Esq. that raised their awareness of human trafficking here in New Jersey. As a result, Atonement has developed a relationship with the Bergen County organization Shelter Our Sisters (SOS) to support their commitment to trafficking victims.