Archdiocesan & County News of Note

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  • Hospice volunteer training

    january 13, 21, & 28

    VNA Health Group’s Hospice Team will provide you with training and support to help you bring your gifts of compassion, commitment and companionship to those nearing the end of life. Training will be provided on the following days:

    Monday, January 13th

    9:30am - 2:30pm

    Tuesday, January 21st

    9:30am - 2:30pm

    Tuesday, January 28th

    9:30 am - 2:30pm

    VNA Englewood, 15 Engle Street, Suite 301, Englewood, NJ.

    We are looking for volunteers to bring a supportive presence through home visitation, comfort calls, and administrative support to enhance our patients’ care. Please consider sharing your time and talents as part of our Volunteer Hospice Team. 

    Volunteers MUST attend all 3 sessions and are encouraged to wait 1 year following the death of a loved one. To register, please call Ruth Sorbanelli, Volunteer Coordinator at 201-510-6426.

  • St. Joseph Regional Production of the addams Family

    january 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31

    The nationally acclaimed award winning Performing Arts Program of St. Joseph Regional High School will perform the hit Broadway Musical Comedy, THE ADDAMS FAMILY.


    Based on the widely popular TV show of the 60’s, the ghoulish humor of these quirky characters is alive on stage with a real message about accepting people who are different, the importance of family and the power of love.


    Featured in the THE ADDAMS FAMILY cast are St. Anne parishioner(s): Ralph Ignacio.


    Performances will take place in the Inserra Theater at St. Joseph Regional High School at 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ on Jan. 24th (7pm), Jan. 25th (2&7pm), Jan. 26th (3pm), Jan. 30th (4pm – Discounted Student and Senior Citizen Performance - $10), Jan. 31st (7pm- Appreciation of the Arts Adult Reception - $30) and Feb. 1st (2&7pm). There is also a special Senior Citizen Preview Performance on Jan 22nd with a pre-show nosh (2:15pm - $10).


    Tickets on sale at or at the door ½ hour before show time. All seats are reserved and priced at $23/$17. For additional information, contact or 201-391-7422.

  • Pilgrimage Opportunities

    Michael Milano from Our Lady of Mount Carmel is leading 2 pilgrimages next year: 

    • April 2020 to Fatima/Lourdes/ Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona and;
    • September 2020 to the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.

    Catholic Pilgrimages with daily Mass to Fatima/Lourdes/ Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona (April 21 - May 3, 2020, $3699 per person) and to Oberammergau for the Passion Play performed only every 10 years with Switzerland and Austria (September 8 - 19, 2020, $5299 per person). Pilgrimages include airfare, all sightseeing, breakfast and dinner daily. 

    For a Flyer or more detailed information please call  Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

  • Volunteer as a host family to an international student

    Looking for an intercultural experience for the whole family? Join IPERC in hosting an international student for Pioneer Academy!

    Hosting an international student is one of the most rewarding experiences that you and your family can have! Learning about the language and customs of another culture is a priceless gift that you receive as a host family while at the same time giving back to your exchange student. Both your family and your student will gain a deeper understanding of how culture varies across the world. However, it is the lifelong friendship between your family and your student that makes the cultural exchange program valuable!

    To qualify as a host family, IPERC requires:

    • Have a safe, stable environment
    • Have their own bedroom but may share a bathroom with another family member.
    • Are provided with 3 daily meals (excluding school lunches)
    • Have transportation to and from school, as well as any extracurricular activities. (The school bus is okay)

    To help offset these costs, host families are provided with a monthly stipend as well as round the clock local support. If you and your family are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity, please contact Rachel Fullin, at either (614) 499-3958 or – or go to to learn more about our hosting program.