Monthly Archives: September 2015

Excellent Homily by Paterson Bishop Arthur Serratelli for the Feast of St. Michael.

Bishop of Paterson Arthur Serratelli & I

Bishop of Paterson Arthur Serratelli & I

Bishop Arthur Serratelli was the celebrant and homilist at Sunday’s Feast Day Mass of Saint Michael the Archangel at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church on Cianci Street in Paterson.  The liturgy was reverently celebrated; and the music was angelic and beautiful.

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Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael: The Archangels

 

Statue of St. Micheal the Archangel in front of St. Michael’s Church in Long Branch, NJ

Today is the Feast Day of the Archangels: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.  These three archangels are held above the other Angels.  I have a personally devotion to Saint Michael, in fact I chose Michael as my Confirmation name.

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Beautiful Liturgical Music Flows from St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Paterson, NJ

The façade of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church on Cianci Street in Paterson

I have to say that I was very impressed with the liturgical music at yesterday’s Feast Day Mass of St. Michael the Archangel at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Paterson.
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Pope Francis’ Papal Procession through Central Park

My first glimpse of Pope Francis in his Popemobile

My first glimpse of Pope Francis in his Popemobile

I was fortunate to receive two of the “golden tickets” to see the Holy Father Pope Francis as he processed in his Popemobile through Central Park on his way to celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden.

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A Pilgrimage of Mercy: the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti visits the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark 

The remains of Saint Maria Goretti were brought to the USA from Italy. The first church stop on the Pilgrimage of Mercy was at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

The remains of Saint Maria Goretti were brought to the USA from Italy. The first church stop on the Pilgrimage of Mercy was at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

On Monday, September 21 (the Feast of St. Matthew), the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti made their first church stop of the “Pilgrimage of Mercy” at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ.

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A Peterstown Institution: Spirito’s Restaurant in Elizabeth, NJ

Spirito's Restaurant 714 3rd Avenue Elizabeth, NJ

Spirito’s Restaurant
714 3rd Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ

There are just those days when nothing but the old standbys will do.  When I get a hankering for classic red sauce joint fare, I make it a mission to search out the best of the best red sauce joints.  Living in North Jersey and in close proximity to NYC, there is no shortage of excellent red sauce joints.  One such landmark is Spirito’s Restaurant on 3rd Avenue in the Peterstown Section of Elizabeth, NJ also know as the Burg.  Spirito’s is a downright legendary institution in Elizabeth’s Little Italy.

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A Visit to the 50th Annual Polish-American Festival at American Częstochowa in Doylestown, PA

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Doylestown, PA

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Doylestown, PA

Yesterday, we attended the 50th Annual Polish-American Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa (American Częstochowa) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This was our second year visiting the shrine and the festival. The shrine was built by and is staffed by the Fathers and Brothers of the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit (aka the Pauline Fathers).

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