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2022 Diocese of Camden
Bishop's Annual Appeal
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Hopefully you have received a letter from Bishop Sullivan asking you to prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift to the House of Charity for this year's campaign. Please prayerfully consider making a commitment in support of the vital programs that carry on the work of the Church throughout southern New Jersey.
These ministries benefit our less fortunate brothers and sisters in our local and surrounding communities. The gifts that come from our parish join those from throughout the Diocese, enabling our workers to bring hope to those in need. While a single gift may not seem like much on its own in the face of such great need, when the Church combines its gifts together, we are able to care for multitudes.
We are the Church. This is our calling. Since the first Apostles, we have been charged with providing care to those who need it ... inspired by the sacrificial love our Savior taught us.
You called us to be One Body: Your Church.
You blessed us so we may be good servants.
Help us to serve those in need.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Who with You and the Holy Spirit live and reign
One God forever and ever. Amen.
There are a number of ways to connect with the House of Charity:
Cremation and Proper Handling
of Cremated Remains ...
... Your Choices Don't Stop
While you may have chosen to be cremated, remember to choose your final resting place. Although the Church earnestly recommends the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed, it does not, however, forbid cremation unless it has been chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teaching. Cremated remains are the body of the deceased in a changed form. We should honor them as we honor the body. They must be reverently buried or entombed in a place reserved for the burial of the dead. When choosing cremation, there are many choices available, including: ground burial, granite or glass niches or private niche cabinets.
Please visit the South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries website by clicking here to learn more or call them at 855-MyPrePlan (855-697-7375) and a member of the staff will gladly assist you.
South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries
Offers Numerous Pre-Planning Discounts
South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries offers several pre-planning discounts. A pre-need discount is available on any purchase of burial, entombment or inurnment rights purchased while the intended occupant(s) of the right is still living. A pre-need discount can be combined with the VITALity Senior Healthcare Wellness Program. In addition, if you choose to pay in full at the time of purchase you will receive an additional discount. Many of our discounts also allow you to receive a discount on memorialization merchandise such as vases, crucifixes, porcelain portraits and the floral program. To learn more about our discounts, please call South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries at 855-MyPrePlan (855-697-7375).
Diocese of Camden ... Chapter 11 Reorganization
The Diocese of Camden announced on October 1, 2020 that it was filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. What that means for the Diocese here in South Jersey, for our Parish, for Saint Michael the Archangel Regional School, and for all of us, is explained in many documents that have been posted on the diocesan website. Please click on the link(s) to learn more.
The Diocese of Camden has filed for Chapter 11 Reorganization Pursuant to the United States Bankruptcy Code ... Frequently Asked Questions
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COVID-19 News from the Diocese
May 29, 2020 - Reopening Guidelines for Public Worship: Phase I
May 4, 2020 - Closure of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Camden for the rest of the academic year.
April 16, 2020 - Continued Closure of Catholic Schools in Diocese of Camden through at least May 15th
April 3, 2020 - "Church in the Time of COVID-19" - A Message from Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan
March 23, 2020 - Statement from Bishop Sullivan concerning COVID-19 and the Celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter 2020
March 21, 2020 - Memorandum from Fr. Robert Hughes, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia giving an update to the COVID-19 Pandemic and New Jersey Governor Murphy's Executive Order 108
March 16, 2020 - Statement of Bishop Dennis Sullivan regarding further COVID-19 restrictions related to the Diocese of Camden spiritual life
March 14, 2020 - Diocese of Camden to temporarily close Catholic Schools beginning March 16th.
March 13, 2020 - Statement of Bishop Sullivan regarding dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass