Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Paladino stated the attributes that Pope Francis possesses will serve the catholic community well.
Rev. John Paladino the pastor of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish in Scotch Plains said the choice of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina to choose the name Pope Francis was “profound” given the man St. Francis was known to be. CNN reported that at about 3:15 p.m. eastern time, it was announced at the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square that Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen as the next Pope and he chose the name Francis. “St. Francis was known to be a man that was humble, prayerful, peaceful and had a tremendous love for the poor. This seems to have been the hallmark of the newly elected Pope Francis' ministry, while he was the Cardinal Archbishop in Argentina.,” Paladino told Patch. “These …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
On Monday the Vatican Announced Pope Benedict XVI would resign at the end of the month, here's what locals have to say about the resignation.
After 8 years of service, the Vatican announced early Monday that Pope Benedict XVI would resign at the end of the month. Rev. John J. Paladino, Pastor of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains said this is just a sign of how humble and selfless the Pope is. “He sincerely believes that this is for the good of the Church. In his own words, "I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me,"” Paladino stated. “Those are difficult words for anyone to admit.” In a CNN report Benedict, 85, said he is unable to fulfill the ministry due to advanced age. This is the first time a Pope has stepped down in 600 years, according to reports. "Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saint Bartholomew's will hold its 8th annual Knights and Dames Celebration on Feb. 1.
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Monday, January 21
The following information was provided by Saint Bartholomew the Apostle Church. On February 1, 2013, the parish community of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle will hold its 8th annual Knights and Dames Celebration. The honor of Knight or Dame is bestowed upon individuals who have contributed to the life of the parish community with extraordinary gifts of time, talent, and treasure. This year, the following individuals have been nominated for this prestigious commendation: The evening will begin with a 6:00 pm prayer service in the church. Following the induction ceremony, a dinner reception will be held at The Gran Centurions, 440 Madison Hill Road, Clark from 7:30-10:30 pm, where guests will enjoy live music by the renowned Scotch Plains-…