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Deacon Paul Kliauga Enters Eternal Life

Paul Kliauga, Professor and reseacher at Columbia University, of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away on Saturday, May 22. He was 86 years old. Paul was born in Chicago Il, received a BS degree at the University of Chicago, and moved to NY, where he raised a family and earned a PhD in physics at NYU. He went on to become a professor and researcher in particle physics at Columbia University. Paul became a deacon of the Catholic Church, and was a devout Christian and a philanthropist. He always gave of himself, and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife Mary and son David.

A Funeral Mass was held at 10am on Thursday May 27, at Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church followed by Entombment at St. Anne Cemetery located in Wall Township.

Condolences can be sent to www.elyfuneralhome.com Ely Funeral Home 3316 NJ-33 Neptune City, N.J. 07753

 

Prayer During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The prayer below was composed by Msgr. Bill Fedrowski.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary,
We, your children of every nation,
Turn to you in this pandemic.
Our troubles are numerous; our fears are great.
Grant that we might deposit them at your feet,
Take refuge in your Immaculate Heart,
And obtain peace, healing, rescue,
And timely help in all our needs.
You are our Mother.
Pray for us to your Son.
Amen.

Online Liturgy of the Hours

A website has the apprioved English version (ICEL 1976) of the Liturgy of the Hours available online. It is quite comprehesive with: Invitatiory Psalm, Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer, as well as hymns! It gives page numbers for both the four-volume and single volume versions. A podcast is also available so you can listen if reading is inconvenient. An excellent resource anytime, but especially when traveling with your smartphone or laptop. The URL is http://divineoffice.org.

Procedure for Ministering Outside of the Archdiocese

Click HERE for the latest guidelines.

The memorandum dated May 8, 2013 from Deacon McKenna has been incorporated into the Deacon Manual at the end of the last Appendix. See "Handbook for Permanent Deacons" in "Archives" at the right for details.

The Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Newark

Some general information about the Permanent Diaconate can be found HERE.

It has been more than fifty years since the ordination of the first class of permanent deacons in 1975. At that time 77 men were ordained by Archbishop Gerety, considerably reduced from 200 who had applied and the 144 who began the probationary period. Since that time, the permanent diaconate program in Newark has seen many changes as both the theology and the praxis of the diaconate has developed and evolved under the influence of experience and guidance of the Holy Spirit. As in almost all areas of the world where the permanent diaconate has taken root, it has grown and generally has exceeded expectations, not only in the numbers of men called to this ordained ministry, but in the quality of its witness "as icons of Christ the servant." A listing of significant events in the history of the permanent diaconate in Newark is given in Appendix A from the booklet "A History of 25 Years of Service" presented at the Annual Assembly of Deacons in the Jubilee Year 2000.

Pax et Bonum

Madonna Murillo

From the Directory for Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons, Congregation for the Clergy, n. 57, we are given this exhortation: "Love for Christ and for His Church is profoundly linked to love of the Blessed Virgin Mary, handmaid of the Lord. With her unique title of Mother, she was the selfless helper of her divine Son's diaconia (cf. John 19:25-27). Love of the Mother of God, based on faith and expressed in daily recitation of the rosary, imitation of her virtues and trust in her, are indeed signs of authentic filial devotion. With deep veneration and affection Mary looks on every deacon....This love of the Virgin Mary, handmaid of the Lord, which is born and rooted in the word, will cause deacons to imitate her life. In this way a Marian dimension is introduced into the Church which is very close to the vocation of the deacon.

 


Director of Selection and Formation

Rev. James Teti

Director of Deacon Personnel

Deacon John J. McKenna

Associate Directors
Joseph Yandoli No Photo Available

Deacon Joseph Yandoli Deacon James Tobin

Continuing Education

Deacon Andrew Saunders

Council of Permanent Deacons
Executive Committee

President Vice President Secretary
                         
Deacon Michael York Deacon Walter Wiggins Deacon Steve Lipski

County Representatives
Bergen

                    
Deacon Andrew Golden          Deacon Andrew Zucaro

Essex

                      
Deacon Emeruwa Anyanwu      Deacon Walter Wiggins

Hudson
                       
         Deaon Steve Lipski            Deacon Michael Missaggia

Union
                      
Deacon David Farrell            Deacon Michael York

Hispanic
                      

Deacon Jorg Montalvo            Deacon Pedro Herrera

Publicity

Deacon Ed Campanella

For information about the diaconate program in the Archdiocese of Newark, or questions about the diaconate in general, email us at john.mckenna@rcan.orgi.

Contact Us

Comments and suggestions about the website may be directed to the webmaster, Deacon Bob Gurske at deacongurske@stbartholomewchurch.org.

For information about the diaconate program in the Archdiocese of Newark, or questions about the diaconate in general, email us at john.mckenna@rcan.org.