Anthony Padovano
September 17, 2017

AP 2017 2VOTFNJ's theme for Fall 2017 is Ministry for the 21st Century. Anthony Padovano kicked off our discussions with a presentation on the priesthood from early christianity to today.

Anthony T. Padovano holds doctorates and professorships in theology and literature. He is the author of 29 books, including 3 award-winning plays, translated into nine languages. A visiting professor at 25 American colleges and universities, he lectures world-wide and appears in the media on both sides of the Atlantic.   His personal and professional papers are in the permanent archives of the University of Notre Dame. 

Click here for more information and to listen to Anthony's talk: The Origins and Development of Priesthood in the 1st and 2nd Millennium

VOTFNJ Fourth Annual Picnic

Announcing our fourth annual VOTFNJ family picnic!

This year the party is in August at the Aktay's in Pompton Plains.

So bring yourselves, your spouses, your partners, your significant others, your children and your children's children! Tote along bathing suits and towels to take a swim in the pool. (It's bigger than the one pictured!)
Bring a favorite cold food and beverage to share and an outside chair if you have one.


WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018
From 1 PM till...(If the weather doesn't cooperate, a cancellation notice will be emailed the day before, or that morning.)

WHERE: 9 Colonial Terrace, Pompton Plains, NJ

We hope you can join the party!

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Join Us to Support Refugees in New Jersey

 Refugee Assistance Update

RAMP tag stackedAt VOTFNJ's invitation, a steering committee for refugee assistance held its first organizational meeting on May 23, 2016 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The result: a coalition of 14 member organizations which have named themselves, Refugee Assistance Morris Partners (RAMP). Their stated purpose: "...to assist vetted Middle Eastern and other refugee families to transiton to productive lives of dignity, safety, and hope in the Morris County area of New Jersey." The group has partnered with World Church Service (WCS) and with the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ).

Learn more about RAMP here.
Learn more about RAMP's partnership with CFNJ here.
Donate to RAMP here.

Year-End Update of our RAMP Families here.
Here is a Prayer for Refugees.






VOTF National News & Views

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Read In the Vineyard and stay abreast of VOTF national activities and views here.

Advocate for the reform of the Statute of Limitation for child sex abuse victims in New Jersey and other states. Read VOTF Statute of Limitation Reform: Advocacy Guide here.

Road to Recovery

VOTFNJ is pleased to support ...

Road to RecoveryRoad to Recovery, a non-profit organization that offers compassionate counseling and referral services to survivors of sexual abuse. Launched in 2005 to provide direct assistance to victims of clergy sexual abuse, R2R has expanded its mission to include survivors of all sexual abuse. Learn more.

Next Eucharistic Celebration

Eucharistic Liturgy
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Sunday, August 19

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Saint Mark Lutheran Church
100 Harter Road
Morristown, NJ
Dick Rento, Presider





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Living the Gospel - Intentional Eucharistic Communities

Intentional Eucharistic Communities (IECs) are those small faith communities, rooted in the Intentional Eucharistic CommunitiesCatholic 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. VOTFNJ considers itself to be an Intentional Eucharistic Community. Another New Jersey area IECs is the Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community (Andover, NJ), founded by a VOTFNJ member, Mary Ann Schoetlly.

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Upcoming Events

2 Sep
Eucharistic Liturgy
09.02.2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tom Ivory, Presiding

16 Sep
Eucharistic Liturgy
09.16.2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Mike Corso, Presiding

7 Oct
Eucharistic Liturgy
10.07.2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dick Rento, Presiding

21 Oct
Eucharistic Liturgy
10.21.2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ken Lasch, Presiding

4 Nov
Eucharistic Liturgy
11.04.2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Mike Corso, Presiding

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