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Bringing Hope and Sacraments to prison during Holy Week

Bishop Dennis Sullivan switched seamlessly between English and Spanish during a special Holy Week Mass for inmates at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton on Wednesday April 13. Light streamed into the spacious room, which was adorned with colorful flowers, as Bishop Sullivan spoke of the beauty and mystery of...

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Remembering Sister Grace Nolan

Honoring the life of Sister Grace Nolan Our agency mourns the death and reflects upon the extraordinary life of Sister Grace Nolan, a remarkable servant of God, and all whom she served during her lifetime, as she has passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. When Sister Grace retired in...

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Making it on a budget and a dream

Ashley Harvey, 31, sat in Catholic Charities’ Westville office on March 20 as her case manager, John Seibel, prepared to close her case file for good. “We’re just finishing up some final paperwork,” said Seibel, as he sorted through files. “This is Ashley’s 12th and last month with us. She’s...

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On the front lines in the battle against opioid addiction

It’s an epidemic that has left its calling card with virtually every family, high school, neighborhood and workplace. It doesn’t discriminate, extending its steely grip on people regardless of race, age, socioeconomic status or religious belief. That epidemic is opioid addiction. New Jersey has a heroin death-rate that is more...

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