e are a group of Catholics who are concerned about our Church, and who meet regularly to learn about our past and discuss our future. We rejoice and give thanks for all the gifts we have, and strive for truth and integrity in holding everyone, including ourselves, accountable for the way we live our Christianity.

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Pope Francis: Where Is He Taking The Catholic Church? And Will He Get There?

Speaker: Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History at Kean University in Union, NJ, and the former chair of Kean's History Department. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has been quoted in The New York Times, the Washington Post, et al, and has appeared on The History Channel, CNN, MSNBC, PBS' News Hour, NPR, and other local radio and TV stations. Read more.
There is no charge for the program.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, 5:00 pm
St Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ


Caritas Award


VOTFNJ Coordinating Team member, Mary Gannon Receives Caritas Award from Morristown Community Soup Kitchen, Thursday, April 16, 6:00 PM, Madison Hotel, Madison, NJ.

VOTFNJ Eucharistic Liturgies

For those who attend our liturgies, we are using some of the Eucharistic Prayers of Diarmuid O'Murchu. We invite you to read them here.


TThe Christine and John Shelby Spong Lectureship


Sister Joan D. Chittister

Who is God in an Evolutionary World?

Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 7:00 PM

St. Peter's Epistopal Church
121 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960

More information here.


'50 Shades of Grey' is about abuse of power, not sex
by Robert M. Hoatson in National Catholic Reporter, February 26, 2015

Bob is President and Founder of Road to Recovery and a VOTFNJ Coordinating Team Member.


by Kenneth E. Lasch, Father Lasch Personal Website, February 25, 2015


The Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests announces the ordination of six women to the Priesthood on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon in the Church of the Redeemer, 36 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. Officiating Bishop will be, Andrea Michele Johnson, Bishop, RCWP-USA, Eastern Region.
VOTFNJ honors the memory of Mary Ann Schoettly who was a Roman Catholic Womanpriest, and Susan Schessler in her upcoming ordination.


Revelation of child abuse in the Catholic Church and 21st century technological advances demand more of parents and communities to keep our children safe.
In particular, Cyber Safety, School Bullying, and Safe Environments in our parishes are areas that require our active attention.  Click here for helpful information on each area that can enhance what we know about how to keep children safe and click here for a list of websites dedicated to child safety.
A pioneer in developing child protection policies in Ireland, Marie Collins, will be our featured speaker at the VOTF National Assembly in Hartford on April 18 (click here for information and registration). She is a clergy sexual abuse survivor and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
For information on government programs, click here.


Intentional Eucharistic Communities (IECs) are those small faith communities, rooted in the Catholic tradition, which gather to celebrate Eucharist on a regular basis. Born in the enthusiasm flowing from Vatican II for a church of the people, some IECs were instituted in parishes, some were created as alternatives to the parish, some retain close ties with the institutional church, and some function independently. Discover more.

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  Our Next Liturgy

Eucharistic Liturgy, Sunday, April 19, 4:30 PM, Dick Rento presiding.  Click here for directions.

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