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Fall 2006 A Newsletter for Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and our Friends The Rector’s Inside this issue: Corner: has spent many hours delving into our archives to get a better under- standing of this seminary's history. G The Rector’s Corner A Message from Monsignor He has shared some of his more Robert F. Coleman ’74, J.C.D., interesting finds that I have filed G A Leadership Award rector/dean of Immaculate away for future use. Conception Seminary for Service School of Theology. I was recently looking for one of the historical anecdotes that he G The Hiding Place hen I was in high school I shared with me. It was a quote Explored W was taught by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill who staffed Our from the book, Parish Priest, written by Monsignor LeRoy E. McWilliams in 1953. G 2006 Ordinations Lady of the Valley High School in Orange. It Monsignor McWilliams wrote this book in con- was Sister Saint Matthew who taught me Latin junction with the celebrated author, Jim Bishop. G Father Kulig Joins for all those years. She was an extraordinary At one point, the venerable Monsignor shared the Seminary Religious and a great teacher who became a his thoughts about the importance of the priest dear friend to me in my seminary days and who serves as the rector of the seminary: Faculty remained close to me in the priesthood until she returned to her Father in heaven a few years The kind of priest a seminary turns out reflects, G A Multi-Faceted ago. In her classroom above the blackboard she almost mirror like, the type of rector who runs the Graduate placed a quotation from Virgil’s Aeneid: Forsan seminary. He is vested with all the authority of et haec olim meminisse iuvabit. the bishop in regard to the seminary, and he liter- ally holds the power of clerical life and death over Like so many other things that did not make the seminarians. Under his surveillance you work sense in high school, but only after many more out your salvation in fear and trembling. The years of living, this quote reminds us that when slightest deviation from the rules promulgated by we look back on the difficult events in our past, him can, and often does, mean sudden death. He Cardinal Dulles they might actually appear to us as having been is judge, jury, and supreme court. Delivers Spring 2006 the good old days. There is always the tempta- tion to take a rosy view of days gone by. Part of Life was surely different in the seminary when Gerety Lecture the reason for this is because we forget the pain Monsignor McWilliams was here on campus and our memories are often very merciful. The preparing for priestly ordination in the Fall of passage of time lessens the sting. 1918. Monsignor James Mooney was both the President of Seton Hall College and the rector Some of our seminarians have the desire to go of Immaculate Conception Seminary in those back to a time when everything was wonderful days. Times have changed, although I recently in the Church. At least that is what they think. I informed some of the more nostalgic of our look back on my days as a seminarian during current seminarians that if they still wished to the 1970s and I have a fond recollection of my venture back into the good old days, I would be years studying for the priesthood. That does not happy to oblige them. mean that every day was paradise then. In fact, the Church was immersed in the enthusiasm While I was hunting for the quotation above, I for reform that followed the Second Vatican came upon a clipping in the New York Times Council and the seminary was experiencing from 1998. It was an editorial written by one of many changes all at once. We may have a ten- the regular contributors to the newspaper. I had dency to forget the difficulties that were a part marked it for future use, and I guess that the of those days. future has now arrived. The editorial was enti- tled, The Three Questions. His three questions Almost two years ago, I asked Monsignor were political in nature and scope, but I want to Robert Wister, associate professor of Church use these questions as a means of serious reflec- History, to write the history of Immaculate tion on the lives of our seminarians. Conception Seminary for the celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2010. Monsignor has gra- The first question asked whether the President Stewards of the Mysteries of God ciously accepted the challenge and since then was fit to remain in office. If we apply that ques- continued on page 2 Rector’s Corner continued from page 1 A Leadership Award for Service tion to our seminarians, it may help us to exam- so much in the minds of the people that it will priests at the Last Supper on the night before For the past three years, Father Chica, he and his family were forced to leave. His ine our own attitudes and understanding about be especially difficult for these men to survive He died, words by which He encouraged and Reverend Joseph Chapel, S.T.D., associate dean early education occurred in other towns and the Church and the priesthood. Are the men in the priesthood? comforted them - words by which He encour- of the Seminary, along with volunteers from cities in El Salvador and he graduated high who are here really fit to be in the seminary? ages and comforts the seminarians today, “You the University and the Seminary, journeyed school here in the States. Deciding that God There is no question that the image of the have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.” If down to that Central American country during was calling him to serve His people as a priest We believe that the grace of God has called priesthood has changed in the mind of the there was ever a time when the Church was in Spring Break. Their purpose was to provide he entered the College Seminary at St. them here. Their presence among us is not people. Unlike in the past when respect was need of saintly priests! the residents a visible and tangible example of Andrew’s Hall, graduated from Seton Hall and simply the result of haphazard chance. given immediately to the clergy by the Catholic Christ working in their midst. was accepted into Immaculate Conception God has them where He wants them to be. people, today’s priests are tried and tested by It well may be that these days are the darkness Seminary. He was ordained a priest for the Everyday God calls them and challenges them their parishioners before they will be willing to before the dawn. Forsan et haec olim meminisse The team, averaging 20 people each year, min- Archdiocese of Newark on May 27, 2006, in Pictured above: Deacon Oscar Fonseca; Father Juan José, to change, to be converted to Christ by letting trust them, to work with them and to love iuvabit. All too often, in our attempt to live our isters to the residents of both an orphanage the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. the Pastor of El Mozote; Father Chica; and Father go of their jealousy and lust, their prideful and them. Unless the people can see for themselves faith, we may tend to accent the efforts we and a senior citizen facility. Father Chica said self-centered seeking after honor, recognition, the sincerity and truthfulness of their priestly make to achieve our own salvation, but the Joseph Chapel. that by now the children and the older people For his role in the El Salvador mission as well praise, power and personal pleasure. This service, all our theological and pastoral forma- Scriptural emphasis is exactly opposite: in the recognize some of the returning team mem- as many other contributions to the community conversion — this formation — this transfor- tion may be in vain. New Testament, the primary thrust is always ouldn’t it be great to go back to the bers and look forward to their arrival. In fact, of Seton Hall, Father Chica was awarded the mation — is essential if they are ever to be suitable candidates for ordination. Let us read the editorial’s third question: How given to the work that God has accomplished for us in Christ. “While we were still sinners ...” W small town where you were born, where your family was forced to flee twice due to war, part of the town’s schedule is now based on their annual visit. Global Student Servant Leader award this past February. When asked what his philosophy do we repair the damage as best we can? And Jesus became human, suffered and died for our and be able to do something positive for the of service was, he replied, “Assuring justice for Jesus challenges them to face the truth, to stop now let us change it again for ourselves. How sins, was raised from the dead and ascended to townspeople? One of our recent seminarians, Originally, DOVE had planned the program to our sisters and brothers is like breathing, lying to themselves. An honest ability for self do we repair the damage to the Church and to reign at His Father's right hand. Reverend Esterminio Chica (Mino), knows that visit another country in the Americas the first without it we die.” appraisal is vital to a mature person, but some the priesthood as best we can? feeling very well. He has had the opportunity year, but the political situation there prevented of us are often the last to know our own faults Without putting down or denigrating the of returning to his little village of El Mozote, it. They contacted Father Chica, then a semi- This past spring break, one of the orphans in and shortcomings. We do not listen to the I wish I knew the simple answer to that ques- importance of our own efforts in religion, the El Salvador, for the past three years as part of narian at ICS, and in a matter of hours the El Mozote remembered Father Chica from Lord in prayer and are not willing to hear Him tion — the words, the actions, the exact for- Easter mysteries help us to highlight the work an outreach program initiated by the Division entire trip was arranged. past years and said, “You are going to be in the voices of others. Jesus challenges our mula, the new style of priestly ministry that of salvation that Jesus has achieved on our of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), Seton Hall’s ordained a priest this year. When you come seminarians to face the truth about themselves would be healing balm for the hurts and scan- behalf. The Pascal mystery presents us with campus ministry program, and supported by Father Chica was born in El Mozote but only back next year you can say Mass for us.” — the truth which tells them that only God's dal that Catholic priests have inflicted on our the solemn truth that God will go to any Immaculate Conception Seminary. managed to complete first grade there before It is a moment he prayerfully awaits. k goodness and mercy enable them to remain at Catholic people. extreme to be close to us and to share His the seminary — the truth that they should not divine life with us. This is, after all, the Good The Hiding Place Explored give up trying to believe that God loves them When I was ordained twenty-eight years ago News we proclaim as Christian people: the — the truth that the Lord is asking them to and was sent to my first parish assignment in marvelous fact that our salvation has been won love the people He has put into their lives. Jersey City, I knew that I could count on the for us by Jesus Christ. great goodwill and the warm and loving atti- They can continue to lie to themselves in many tude that the people had for the priests who All of us must pray that God will raise up men As part of the Institute for Christian Spirituality, the second session ing, not just in the story that it tells, but in the seeming presence of ways. They can refuse to acknowledge the had served them in the past. to serve Him as priests who are outstanding in of the Great Spiritual Books, Book of the Semester Club took place the author herself. admonitions of the rector, they can refuse to virtue, in goodness, in knowledge, in prudence, on March 4, 2006, at the Seminary.This program focused on The listen to the advice of their spiritual directors Sadly, so much of that goodwill and warmth in unselfish devotion. The seminarian who Hiding Place, a book by Corrie ten Boom that details the efforts of a Ms. Margolis, who is also the manager for her college’s Cultural and confessors, they can purposefully conceal has dissipated over the years. Our seminarians’ believes that he is called by the Lord must learn Dutch Reformed family in Nazi occupied Holland to hide and pro- Outreach Program, is the child of concentration-camp survivors. aspects of their own lives from their confessors lives, both now and as priests, will not be easy to be humble in the face of the great priestly tect their Jewish neighbors from the Gestapo.The amazing story, a She has worked on a variety of curricula and programs about the and spiritual directors, they can ignore the ones. They will not be able to rely on the mission that God has entrusted to him. best seller when it first appeared in 1968, made a simple, grandmoth- Holocaust that narrate the horrific events experienced by her family advice and opinions of their formation men- unconditional loyalty that supported the erly appearing senior citizen into a famous crusader who traversed and so many other millions. tors, they can be casually absent from the priestly life in former times. The spotlight of So much depends upon the dedicated work of the world to detail the deeds of average citizens who either stood Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist, they public scrutiny will always be on them. Make the seminary faculty. Surely, the task that lies by to facilitate the holocaust or performed extraordinary acts of Following lunch, Gregory Glazov, D.Phil. (Oxon.), assistant professor can have a cavalier attitude toward the study no mistake about it — their people will judge ahead cannot be accomplished without the courage, in an attempt to impede it. of Biblical Studies, facilitated a group discussion which allowed the of theology and other academic work, they can them; and in judging them, they will judge the grace of God and the loving support of members of the audience to share their thoughts and feelings on the escape as much as possible from being in the Catholic priesthood, the Catholic Church and Catholic people. Our Lord will not be outdone The day included Corrie Remembers, a dramatization of the words topic as well as to ask questions. One of the issues that was raised seminary, they can decide that their time at the the Catholic faith. It is precisely by the quality in His generosity, but we depend very deeply and works of Corrie ten Boom presented by Susan Sandager, as well was the concept of forgiveness in general, and its application to seminary is worthless, that the seminary has of their priest’s relationship to them that many on the prayerful and financial support of all as a spiritual reflection on the holocaust by Peppy Margolis, M.A.‘99, events as horrible as the Holocaust in the two traditions represented nothing to offer them, that they need to do noth- people will either come to know and love Jesus our benefactors and friends. the director of the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at by the presenters. By citing Elie Wiesel’s Night, Peppy Margolis ing else than bide their time until ordination. Christ or will reject Him from their lives. Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, New Jersey. illustrated the Jewish consternation about the legitimacy of forgiving Please beg the Lord that our seminarians' arms crimes of which one is not a direct victim. Members of the audience The editorial's second question goes like this: Yet they can take courage in the Scriptures. will be stretched wide enough to embrace His Ms. Sandager is the associate director of Bridges for Peace, a Jewish- pointed out, moreover, that for lack of forgiveness in such cases, the Has the President's risk-taking already so The Apostle Paul reminds them that God has cross; that they be given the strength and Christian relations program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Albuqurque, victims are frequently also condemned and thus doubly victimized. Dr. deeply damaged the Presidency that it cannot chosen the weak and the foolish of this world courage to die to themselves and to walk with New Mexico.Although not trained in dramatics, she was so inspired Glazov observed that Christianity acknowledges the legitimacy of this be repaired while he is in office? Now let us to confound the strong and the wise. The Christ in the way of unselfish love. For He is by the story of this courageous woman, her sister and their father, standpoint as evidenced by the fact that ultimately forgiveness, where apply it to ourselves: Have the sins of priests beloved Apostle John records for them those the same yesterday and today and tomorrow, that she adapted Corrie’s narrative to retell, in dramatic form, her victims are absent, can only come from a sacrament, i.e., a divine act, already damaged the image of the priesthood words of Jesus that He spoke to His first and all the ages belong to Him.k story in the character of the woman herself.The effect is mesmeriz- made possible through the Incarnation and apostolic ordination.k Page 2 Page 3 The Archdiocese of Newark welcomes the largest ordination class in the nation in Newark, on Saturday, May 27, 2006. While Newark has had This ordination class mirrors, in many ways, the wide diversity found transitional deacons, also served to confirm their decisions to comparatively large classes in the past, based on a national survey of in the Archdiocese, not only in ethnic and national origins but in the be priests. Vocation Directors, in 2006 Newark had the largest ordination class varying backgrounds and experiences that the men bring to their in the country. priesthood. They ranged in age from 29 to 52 and came from secular Gratitude to the many priests who have inspired and supported them backgrounds as varied as: national military service to computer pro- was another theme repeated by the newly ordained. Others specifi- The seventeen men, from varying backgrounds gramming; from practicing law to cally pointed to the holiness of certain priests who have inspired them and from eleven countries, knelt before the earning a Ph.D. in Food Science; and to serve the people of God in a similar manner. The support and Archbishop and promised obedience to him from sales to accounting. In addi- encouragement of their families and friends allowed these men to and his successors before being ordained. Based on a national tion, a number of the new priests follow the Lord’s call to priesthood. Thirteen of the new priests were seminarians are fluent in many of the languages at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of survey of Vocation Directors, represented amongst the people of As Archbishop Myers has stated, “We are grateful to God for these 17 Theology and Redemptoris Mater Seminary. the Archdiocese whom they will new priests.” The people of the Newark Archdiocese are also grateful Five other graduates of ICSST were ordained in 2006 Newark had the serve in their ministries: Croatian, for the gift of these men to serve the Church in the years to come. The priests this year: two for the Archdiocese of Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese acceptance of these men by the people was demonstrated by the Washington and one each for the dioceses of largest ordination class and Spanish. resounding applause in reply to the Archbishop’s declaration that, “…we Newly ordained priests stand in front of the Cathedral Bascillica of the Sacred Heart, Providence, Rhode Island, and Paterson and choose these men, our brothers, for priesthood in the presbyteral order.” Newark, N.J. Pictured from left to right, are: (first row) Reverend Esterminio Chica, Trenton, New Jersey. in the country. When individually asked about their Reverend Raul Silva, Reverend Kyung Lee, Reverend Rafael Galvez-Pineda, Reverend spiritual formation during the years The newly ordained from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Gerald Buonopane, Reverend Zeljko Guberovic, Reverend James Cho, (second row) Reverend James Tucker, Reverend Jacek Napora, Reverend Rafael Velazquez, Reverend Hundreds of priests from Newark and the of preparation and the influences Theology and Redemptoris Seminary are: Antonio Rocha, Reverend Giandomenico Flora, (third row) Reverend James Ferry, other New Jersey dioceses, as well as surround- that called them to priesthood, each Reverend Bryan Page, Reverend Joseph Kwiatkowski. ing states, took part in the Ordination Rite and Mass at the Cathedral man had a unique reply, but there were certain themes echoed in the Reverend Gerald Buonopane, Reverend Esterminio Chica, Reverend Basilica, which was witnessed by over two thousand of the ordinands’ responses. Many cited the support of their fellow seminarians and the James Cho, Reverend James Ferry, Reverend Giandomenico Flora, n a ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, The family members, friends, colleagues, and parishioners. After the ordi- communal prayer life at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Reverend Zeljko Guberovic, Reverend Joseph Kwiatkowski, Reverend I Most Reverend John J. Myers, D.D., S.T.D., Archbishop of Newark ordained seventeen men to the priesthood for service to the Church nation, Archbishop Myers and the other concelebrating bishops knelt in the Sanctuary and received the new priests’ first blessings. Theology as important dimensions of their formation experience. Pastoral ministry assignments, along with their parish assignments as Kyung Lee, Reverend Bryan Page, Reverend Antonio Rocha, Reverend Raul Silva, Reverend James Tucker, and Reverend Rafael Velazquez. k Diaconal Ordination In his last priestly ordination for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Ph.D., D.D., the former n May 2006, fifteen semi- their theological and pastoral preparation with the demands of day- Archbishop of Newark, ordained two members of the Immaculate I narians from Immaculate Conception Seminary School to-day life in a parish setting. Conception Seminary School of Theology class of 2006. Reverend Lawrence Swink and Reverend Robert Walsh were ordained on of Theology and Redemptoris The new deacons and their dioceses are: Reverend Mr. Renato Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Mater Seminary began the Bautista, Reverend Mr. William Benedetto, Reverend Mr. Mariano Immaculate Conception, in Washington, D.C. final stage of their preparation Dellagiovanna, Reverend Mr. Manuel Duenas, Reverend Mr. Oscar for ordination to the priest- Fonseca, Reverend Mr. Sebastian Garcia, Reverend Mr. John Sillup The Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D., Bishop of hood when they were and Reverend Mr. Michael Trainor (Newark); Reverend Mr. Jaime the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, and a former Associate Professor ordained transitional deacons. Hostios and Reverend of Biblical Studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary, ordained Eight were ordained by Mr. Yvans Jazon Reverend Brian Ditullio May 27, 2006, at the Cathedral of St. John Archbishop John J. Meyers, (Camden); Reverend the Baptist. D.D., S.T.D., Archbishop of Mr. Richard Narciso and After his ordination, Deacon Manuel Duenas meets with Archbishop Myers to discuss his Newark. In addition, the Reverend Mr. Victor At the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in Trenton, NJ, the diaconal assignment. (Photo courtesy of The Pictured with Archbishop John J. Myers, D.D., S.T.D. are the eight new Newark Dioceses of Camden, Silva (Providence); Most Reverend John M. Smith, J.C.D., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Catholic Advocate) Providence and Wilmington Reverend Mr. Hong Kim Archdiocesan Deacons: (first row) Rev. Mr. Mariano Dellagiovanna, Rev. Mr. Renato Trenton, ordained three men to the priesthood, including Reverend ordained two men, while the (Metuchen); Reverend Bautista, Rev. Mr.William Benedetto, (second row) Rev. Mr. Oscar Fonseca, Rev. Mr. Brian Woodrow, a graduate of Immaculate Conception Seminary, on Diocese of Metuchen ordained one deacon. These men will continue Mr. Anthony Pileggi and Manuel Duenas, Rev. Mr. Sebastian Garcia, Rev. Mr. Michael S.P.Trainor and May 20, 2006. their studies at the Seminary while serving in parishes throughout Reverend Mr. John Rev. Mr. John Sillup. this year. Olson (Wilmington). Reverend Carl Fisette was ordained June 3, 2006, in the Cathedral of Other Ordinations SS Peter and Paul, along with two other men, by the Most Reverend All of the men have had valuable and meaningful pastoral assignments With the grace of God Thomas J. Tobin, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Providence. k during their years at the Seminary, but this year will be the first and the strengthening Deacon Renato Bautista makes the promise of opportunity for them to serve their parishioners as ordained members of their vocations, ive other members of the ordination class of 2006 at Immaculate of the clergy. They will have opportunities to proclaim the Gospel and obedience before Archbishop Myers prior to being these men will be F Conception Seminary School of Theology were ordained to the preach, baptize, visit the sick, comfort the troubled and bury the dead. ordained with the other deacons. (Photo courtesy raised to the order of priesthood at ceremonies in New Jersey, the District of Columbia and All of these experiences, and many others, will allow them to integrate of The Catholic Advocate) Priest next year. k Rhode Island. Page 4 Page 5 Father Anthony Kulig Joins the Seminary Faculty Cardinal Dulles Delivers Gerety Lecture In May 2006 Reverend Anthony Department. He eventually served Seton Hall Prep as both dean of also does not take into considera- culture of the time, thereby abandoning the Kulig celebrated 45 years as a men and as the first assistant headmaster for development. tion the impact of our faith on sense of Church and its mission. While this priest, and he has “enjoyed it all.” social attitudes and conduct. Using belief that the Catholic culture could be Father admitted that, as with any In 1972 he returned to his second alma mater as the University’s St. Paul’s injunction in Romans 12:2 smoothly assimilated into human culture with- life, there were some bumps in the director of alumni relations, then the associate dean of freshman not to be conformed to this world, out doing damage to either seems questionable road, but all of his varied assign- studies before moving into the position of director of Seton Hall’s the Cardinal described a second today, it was considered by many as the only full ments have fulfilled him and have Campus Ministry program. option, a countercultural mode of interpretation of the conciliar documents. given him a great deal of satisfaction opposition where the Church offers and joy. Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, then Archbishop of Newark, asked resistance to society’s ethos as, at Pope Paul VI answered this theme with a call Father Kulig to assume the responsibilities of spiritual director of best, inadequate or, more likely, for a new evangelization that proclaimed the Father Kulig celebrated 45 Father Kulig, born in Garfield, New the College Seminary at St.Andrew’s Hall.Then ten years ago, years as a priest in 2006. sinful. The Amish and other non- Gospel to the 20th century. Secular Christianity Jersey, attended Seton Hall Prep, Father was named Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church conforming communities were could never fulfill the mission given to the Seton Hall University, and Immaculate Conception Seminary in in Bayonne. offered as examples of this mode. Church by Jesus. Only a total acceptance of the Darlington. Although he graduated from Seton Hall in the fifties, An attentive audience of faculty, students, staff and guests listen as The American Catholic ghetto Gospel message and the sacraments could bring he has maintained a series of relationships with the Prep and the All of these various assignments have helped prepare Father for Cardinal Dulles delivers the 2006 Archbishop Peter Gerety Lecture in culture of the first half of the twen- about this evangelization. The Cardinal University over his life as a priest. his current role as a member of the Formation Faculty at the Jubilee Hall. tieth century also successfully reminded the audience that John Paul II spoke Seminary. During the past months, back on the Seton Hall campus, n January 26, 2006, Immaculate employed this approach. very often about the innate clash between the After ordination, Father Kulig was assigned to St. Patrick’s Church in he has worked with thirteen mentorees who are preparing to O Conception Seminary School of Theology culture of life promulgated by the Catholic Elizabeth.The parish had a high school and the newly ordained priest follow his example in the wide ranging ministries they will face in welcomed Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., to the The papacy of Blessed John XXIII and the Church and the increasing anticulture of was put in charge of the school. It was there that Father began his the priesthood.As he works with this next generation of priests, Seton Hall campus to present the 2006 Second Vatican Council brought a new death. He taught that we must engage society avocation of producing musicals at the high school and parish levels. Father attempts to inculcate in them the same spirit of ministry Archbishop Gerety Lecture. Cardinal Dulles, approach to the fore. The Pope wanted in a dialogue to help develop a full apprecia- that has guided his 45 rewarding years as a priest. Echoing Matthew one of the best known and respected Catholics to enter fully into the world, to tion and acceptance of the gospel message. We After nine years in his first assignment, he was transferred to his 20:28, he always hopes to serve, not to be served. k American theologians today, holds the position embrace the changes and advancements that have to move beyond mere counterculturism former high school where he initially taught in the Religious Studies as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of science and technology offered and to use to a cultural transformation. Religion and Society at Fordham University them to promote peace and unity in the world. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Thus, the third option presented, immersion or Although Pope Benedict XVI before his elec- Theology Department. The Cardinal is the son inculturation, grew organically from the docu- tion sometimes seemed to lean toward a pre- of the late John Foster Dulles, the former ments of Vatican II according to Cardinal Dulles. Vatican II countercultural approach, Cardinal A Multi-faceted Graduate United States Secretary of State under Believing that the Council documents called for Dulles believes that he truly favors a more President Dwight Eisenhower, and is a convert a total immersion in contemporary societal positive and collaborative approach to the to Roman Catholicism. He served as a peritus, mores, many Catholics abandoned long held question of dealing with contemporary society. hat do a best Tobin earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Yale In May 2003, Greg was named the editor of a theological advisor, to the American Bishops beliefs and practices to embrace the prevailing The Church must accept and affirm all that is W selling author, a senior adviser for University. He has been a resident of New Jersey since 1981, living in the Oranges. He The Catholic Advocate, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Newark. He credits the during the Second Vatican Council. good in society while offering a strong opposition to whatever communications at and his wife, Maureen, have two sons, Patrick experience of covering the day-to-day activities The title of the lecture was “The contradicts the gospel and we Seton Hall, a former and Bryan, and are celebrating their 25th of the Church on the local, national and inter- Popes and the Order of Culture: Leo must all engage in bringing about editor-in-chief of the wedding anniversary. national levels to being the equivalent of XIII to Benedict XVI.” In his com- this necessary transformation. Book of the Month obtaining a graduate degree in ecclesiology. ments, Cardinal Dulles proposed Club, and a graduate Two of his recent books, Conclave — a He believes that overall the U.S. Catholic press four ways in which, he believes, the The Holy Father believes that we of Immaculate fictional depiction of behind-the-scenes has made great strides in recent years. Catholic Church in America today cannot evangelize society if we G. Gregory Tobin is the Conception Seminary maneuvering surrounding the election of an could address the secularistic and are not thoroughly evangelized recipient of the Pope John Paul II Medal for Academic School of Theology American Pope — and Selecting the Pope: Last year, Monsignor Robert Sheeran, pluralistic culture that it faces. These first. While the Cardinal does not Excellence. have in common? Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections, President of Seton Hall University, asked Greg four options he called co-existence believe the conflict between faith They are all one per- were both published prior to the death of Pope to bring his vast experience and knowledge of with, opposition to, immersion in, and culture will ever be allevi- son, G. Gregory Tobin, a 2006 graduate with an John Paul II. The latter book was used exten- communications and the Church to Seton and transformation of the culture. ated, he feels that some of the lay M.A. in Theology and a recipient of the Pope sively by the media, especially The New York Hall. He currently serves as senior adviser for movements in the Church today John Paul II Medal for Academic Excellence. Times, in reporting on the history and practices communications in the Office of the President In the co-existence option, can make a major contribution to of papal elections. Greg also was involved in of the University. In this capacity he assists Christians can accept our prevailing this cultural transformation. Greg believes that his experiences here at Seton Seton Hall’s unprecedented contribution to the with both the internal and external communi- culture in the civil realm while Hall and the Seminary have provided more than major TV networks’ coverage of the death and cation. On an interim basis Greg is also embracing a Catholic Christian In closing, he stated that Prior to delivering the 2006 Gerety Lecture, Cardinal Dulles poses with some of the attendees: a real education, and not just in the academic funeral of the late Holy Father and the election serving as the acting director of university culture in the religious sphere. although the four options pre- sense. Having the opportunity to work closely and early days of Pope Benedict XVI. A num- publications where he is involved in alumni, Although this approach may seem (first row) Rev. Msgr. Robert Coleman, rector and dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary; Avery sented all have attractive facets, Cardinal Dulles; Most Reverend David Arias, Auxiliary Bishop of Newark; Joseph De Pierro, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education and Human Services; (second row) Rev. Msgr.Thomas Nydegger, vice with his fellow students, those preparing for ber of faculty members, students and Greg development, public relations and marketing very appealing at first, Cardinal it is only the transformation both ordained and lay ministries, the professors, were interviewed and provided valuable com- activities, as well as the Seton Hall University Dulles rejected it because it has rector/business manager; Msgr. Francis Seymour, Archdiocesan Archivist; Frederick F.Travis, Ph.D., provost; model that offers the best solu- Sr. Paula M. Buley, IHM, executive vice president for Administration; (third row) Deacon William Toth, associate professor, Christian Ethics; Howard McGinn, Ph.D., dean, University Libraries; Msgr. Joseph and now the entire University community have mentary and insight during this period. Greg Magazine. Currently in his “spare time” he is never been successfully imple- tion, since it captures the best helped him to appreciate the total spectrum of has also published Holy Father: Pope Benedict working on two books, one fiction and the mented due to the corrupting influ- Reilly, Rector College Seminary at St. Andrew's Hall; Rev. Joseph Chapel, associate dean; and Dianne attributes of the other three into the Catholic higher education process. XVI, Pontiff for a New Era. other non-fiction. k ence of evil in the natural order. It M.Traflet, J.D., S.T.D., associate dean. a “dynamic unity.”k Page 6 Page 7 Lewis Shares the Seminary Campaign’s Goal: HONOR ROLL OF DONORS More Priests Reverend Lewis V. Papera Reverend Donald K. Hummel Mr. Thomas E. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hall The generous and loyal support provided by Something is troubling Vincent J. Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Ms. Julia Persinger Reverend Arthur F. Humphrey Sister Teresa Catherine Carberry Reverend Joseph A. Halpin Lewis’ cousin, who is in his 40s and Theology’s alumni and friends helps to subsi- Mr. Kenneth S. Pizzo Sr. Mr. Leslie A. Hynes Reverend Richard D.Carlson Reverend Kevin M. Hanbury, Ed.D. has young children: Will there be dize the annual costs of priestly formation and Reverend Joseph M. Quinlan Reverend Jeffrey J. Kegley Mrs. Josephine M. Carolan Mr. Francis C. Hand Mr. John Salvato Reverend Monsignor Michael E. Kelly Monsignor John J. Carroll Reverend Michael A. Hanly enough priests when his children theological education. Each benefactor becomes Reverend James O. Sheerin Mr. Victor J. Limongelli Reverend Kevin E. Carter Reverend Monsignor William C. Harms grow up? a partner in the living mission of the Seminary. Mr. Janek A. Skutnik Mr. Antony Lofredo Reverend Peter R. Cebulka Reverend Monsignor William J. The following gifts were received between July The Skyway Foundation Mr. Arthur R. Lynch Mr. Edward Chadwick Haughney “Most of the priests I know will be retiring Mr. Bernard S. Speckhart Reverend Michael P. Lyons Dr. Alfred W. Christopher Reverend Francis A. Heinen 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Each donor is very in 10 or 20 years,” says Lewis, who chairs FELLOWSHIPS Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. Herron OF important to our development efforts. We Mr. William P. McBride Mr. Frank Cicalese Sr. HONOR Mr. Thomas J. Herten the $10 million capital campaign for Seton Deacon Daniel G. McCarren Mr. Frank Ciccarino have attempted to accurately acknowledge all Reverend Monsignor Carl D. Hinrichsen Mr. Joseph J. McGlone Reverend Robert J. Cio Hall University’s Immaculate Conception donors. If you have made a gift and your name Mrs. Florence B. Murphy Reverend Joseph F. Coda Mr. Frank J. Hoenemeyer Seminary School of Theology (the Seminary), is not listed, or is listed differently than it Order of Priests Fellowship Reverend Monsignor James H. Murray Reverend Monsignor Thomas A. Coffey Mrs. Michele B. Hopkins Vincent J. Lewis with his wife, Barbara. which is part of the University’s Ever should be, please inform us of the error. Please (Gifts of $500 to $999) Reverend Joseph W. Nealon Mr. Thomas C. Collier Reverend Timothy J. Horgan call the Seminary Development Office at Forward campaign. tory with professional audiovisual equipment. Mr. James W. Bien Reverend Hongshik Park Reverend Thomas P. Conheeney Mr. Gerard J. Hudert (973) 378-2661, or use the enclosed envelope Mr. Martin J. Brophy Ms. Rosemarie Iantosca The lab will offer training not only for those Mr. Charles J. Perruzzi Ms. Mary M. Connors if a correction is necessary. Mrs. Audrey Byram Mr. and Mrs. George Reeth Reverend James Considine The Immaculate Conception Church, Aside from the troubling question, Lewis’ in priestly formation, but also to experi- Reverend Monsignor Emmanuel M. Mr. John J. Reilly Mr. Ralph G. Conte Natchitoches desire to contribute unflaggingly of his time enced clergy and laypersons interested in Thank you for your outstanding support. Capozzelli Reverend Charles A. Reinbold Mr. Edward S. Cooke Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Ivory and resources is deeply connected to his parish work. Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Inc. Reverend Edgardo Jocson THE DARLINGTON Mr. Robert P. Rittereiser Reverend Gabriel Costa, Ph.D. Reverend Joseph R. Chapel Ms. Anna E. Jones parents, now both deceased.“My mother Reverend Frank Rose Ms. Elizabeth R. Culligan ANNUAL FUND Mrs. Phyllis A. Chernalis Dr. William P. Kalosieh and father felt it was an important step to Lewis notes that it is important “to have our Dr. Carolyn F. Rummel Reverend Joseph A. D'Amico Mrs. Rose Marie Deehan Mr. Stanley P. Kapica Jr. Reverend John F. Russell Reverend Daniel A. Danik finance a home to house seminarians for the seminarians proficient in conveying their STEWARDS SEMINARY Most Reverend Thomas A. Donato Reverend Zephyrin Katompa Saint Stephen’s Church, Paterson Mrs. Elizabeth B. Degnan next 100 years,” Lewis noted. His parents’ knowledge,” especially from the pulpit.“We OF THE Dr. John M. Driscoll Mr. J. Walter Keady Jr. Reverend Jude S. Salus Reverend John D. Dennehy generosity resulted in the Seminary’s newly want them to be more comfortable and pro- Reverend Monsignor Frederick M. Eid Mr. Francis X. Keegan Jr. Reverend Monsignor Stanley Schinski Mr. William L. DeRose Reverend Monsignor James L. Fallon Mr. James M. Keenan built facility being named the Milton and Rita ficient in public speaking,” Lewis explains, and Archbishop’s Society Mrs. Edith Simonelli Reverend Christopher C. DiLella Mr. Robert M. Flanagan Reverend John J. Korbelak Lewis Hall.The year was 1984 and the for priests to better “translate their thoughts (Gifts of $10,000 or more) Reverend Sam A. Sirianni Mr. John F. DiLorenzo, Esq. Mr. Stephen A. Lovelette Mr. John M. Kovtun Community Foundation of New Jersey Reverend James F. Spera Mrs. Livvy Dinneen Seminary had just relocated from Darlington on the Bible and convey that in their homilies.” Mr. Robert J. Nolan Reverend Alfred J. Kowalski Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Reverend Donald J. DiPasquale back to Seton Hall’s campus, where it was Rector’s Society Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Studerus Dr. Henry W. Dmochowski Mr. Rodney T. Koza Nydegger founded in 1860. The campaign’s other goals are $1 million (Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999) Reverend James B. Sullivan Reverend E. Michael Donovan Jr. Reverend Miroslaw K. Krol Our Lady of Victories Church, Reverend John J. Krozser for endowment and $300,000 to replace Ms. Janice A. Figenshu Mr. Joseph A. Suszko Mr. and Mrs. William W. Dornburgh Harrington Park Mr. Charles J. O’Connell Reverend James G. Tucker Mr. Milton T. Kupfer Milton F. Lewis, who died in 1999, a distin- the heavily used 20-year-old organ in the Reverend John J. Paladino Reverend Monsignor Vincent J. Doyle Mr. William J. Van Nostrand Mr. Edward J. Duggan Reverend Monsignor Raymond J. Kupke guished investment banker and friend of the Seminary Chapel. Last year, the Seminary Dean’s Society Mr. Francis G. Pileggi, Esq. Mr. Paul A. Vermylen Mr. Joseph R. Duggan Reverend John J. Laferrera Reverend Monsignor Raymond J. Pollard poor, served as a Seton Hall board member. launched the Institute of Christian (Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999) Reverend John Edward Wassell Mrs. Carol Ann Dunphy Reverend K. Michael Lambeth Father Michael A. Saporito As a child,Vincent Lewis had tagged along Spirituality, supported by a $2 million grant Dr. and Mrs. Jose F. Botet Ms. Florence Dwyer Sister Mary Laurentine Mr. Joseph A. Bukovec Reverend Monsignor Francis R. Seymour Ministry of Acolytes Mr. James E. Leo with his dad to Wall Street, which used to from the Lilly Endowment Inc.The campaign Reverend Gerard S. Sloyan Mr. William J. Egan III Reverend Monsignor David J. Casazza Fellowship Mr. Robert Lezette open half-days on Saturdays. During his will further the Institute’s first initiative: to Dr. Dianne M. Traflet Reverend Joseph Escobar Mrs. Dorothy H. Garrigan (Gifts of $100 to $249) Ms. Charlotte Espino Reverend Monsignor Richard M. Liddy years as a finance major at Georgetown call, nurture and sustain pastoral leaders. Mr. James F. Higgins Mr. John G. Tucker Mr. Edwin Alger III Reverend Richard A. Ewing Mr. John P. Ligos Sr. University, Lewis knew his father’s footsteps Reverend Edward J. Myers Deacon Daniel J. Wilverding Reverend Michael A. Andreano Mr. Frank P. Farinella Jr. Reverend Anthony J. Lionelli Reverend Robert Wolfee would set the pace.Today he is senior vice The Seminary has been welcoming growing Mr. Walter Applin Reverend Stephen S. Feehan Mr. Bernard D. Lodge Spiritual Director’s Society Reverend Joseph F. Wortmann president at Smith Barney in Rutherford. numbers and more diverse students, and this Reverend Hernan A. Arias Ms. Evangeline R. Felton Mr. Gerald A. Lodge (Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499) Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Zrna Reverend Matthew D. Looney year graduates 17 for the Catholic priest- Reverend Monsignor Richard J. Arnhols Mr. Patrick Ferry Mr. Michael P. Ambrosio Jr. Reverend Thaddeus F. Zuber Reverend Alfred S. Arvay, Ph.D. Reverend Monsignor Louis F. Fimiani Mr. Leo F. Lucie In serving on the Archdiocese of Newark’s hood — the largest class in the country. Its Mr. William S. Ball Reverend Richard J. Lyons Order of Deacons Fellowship Reverend Joseph J. Astarita Reverend Monsignor James J. Finnerty Pension Board and the Board of Overseers 250 students also include lay leaders. Both Deacon William R. Benedetto Reverend Monsignor Thomas G. (Gifts of $250 to $499) Reverend Scott F. Attanasio Mr. Arthur J. Flanagan of Immaculate Conception Seminary, Lewis groups might benefit from preparation in Reverend John J. Chmil Madden Reverend Thomas G. Arminio Mrs. Doris R. Barrington Reverend Patrick R. Flannery Dr. Eun Sook Cho Reverend Edward J. Maher blends his passionate professionalism with his business and interpersonal skills, according to Reverend John P. Bambrick Reverend John E. Basil Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Fleming Mrs. Patricia G. Engel Reverend Thomas J. Major commitment to his faith. He was a natural to Lewis, to better address the challenges faced Reverend Donald E. Blumenfeld Reverend Richard A. Bay Most Reverend John W. Flesey Essex West Hudson Federation Mr. William J. Malachowski Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bendokas Jr. chair the Seminary’s ambitious campaign, by Catholic parishes, hospitals and schools. Reverend Monsignor Patrick E. Brown Reverend Monsignor Joseph F. Flusk Mr. Cyril P. Forbes Mr. James J. Malespina Reverend Monsignor James M. Cafone Dr. Frank R. Besson Monsignor Anthony R. Frontiero Jr. which is rooted in enhancing its programs Dr. Zeni Fox Reverend James M. Manos Mr. Anthony G. Coppola Mr. Stanley Bestys Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Fuhrman and facilities to better serve seminarians. As he inspires others to join him in advanc- Mr. Samuel J. Giuliano Dr. Joseph Marchesano Mr. Ralph DeNicola Mrs. Regis E. Biemer Mr. and Mrs. John Funesti Mrs. Patricia W. Holgate Most Reverend Dominic A. Marconi ing the Seminary’s mission, he knows he is Dr. David R. Foster Reverend Monsignor Paul L. Bochicchio Reverend Michael J. German John Paul II High School Reverend Monsignor Joseph A. Of the funds raised for the Seminary, $4 doing his part to ensure that the shepherds Reverend Lawrence Frizzell Mr. Robert L. Boyle Mr. George J. Germann Sr. Joseph L. Muscarelle Foundation Inc. Marjanczyk Ms. Ewa Bracko million will support expansion of the facili- will be there for his cousin’s children and for Most Reverend Peter L. Gerety Mr. Bruno Gialanella Mr. Anthony M. Marseglia Reverend Dominick J. Lenoci Reverend John J. Gibbons Reverend Monsignor Edward G. Bradley Reverend Anthony Giamello ties to provide more office spaces and other Catholics, now and forever.Vincent Reverend William P. Lesak Reverend John B. Martin Reverend Thomas Guarino Mr. Lawrence A. Brattlof Mr. John A. Gibson Jr. Mr. Charles Mason classrooms and convert existing spaces to Lewis is a man of many achievements, Liberty Lincoln/Mercury, Inc. Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Hajduk Reverend William P. Brennan Reverend Monsignor John J. Gilchrist Reverend Robert G. McBride Mrs. Fedella Mastellone residences to accommodate more seminari- professionally and personally. His first com- Reverend Warren R. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Breslin Jr. Mr. Thomas J. Gilligan Sr. Most Reverend Charles J. McDonnell Reverend Monsignor Edward M. Matash ans. Additionally, $2.5 million will endow a mitment, however, is to his family: his wife Mr. Gary Hinton Reverend Robert Drummond Bruso Reverend Joseph Girone Mr. William D. McLaughlin Mr. Michael E. Matthews Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke chair in theology, and $300,000 has been Barbara and his son V.J., and to the education Ms. Winifred M. Horgan Reverend Monsignor Joseph J. Granato Reverend Cadmus D. Mazzarella Reverend John E. O’Brien Reverend Monsignor Francis J. Deacon Richard G. Byrnes Reverend Monsignor Charles W. earmarked for a homiletics teaching labora- of the next generation of the Church’s Reverend Jeremiah C. O’Riordan Mr. Stephen D. McCabe Houghton Mr. Thomas F. Cahill Gusmer Mr. Robert J. Paci continued on page 10 Page 8 Page 9 Honor Roll of Donors continued from page 9 New Tax Law Now Allows You To Give Directly From Your IRA! Ms. Alicia M. McCormick Reverend Theodore A. Szelest Mr. Joseph B. Degnan Mr. Joseph F. Mahoney Ms. Loretta M. Ryan Mr. Robert J. McCann A new federal tax law allows taxpayers to make direct charitable gifts Mrs. Margaret McCrea Reverend Monsignor Leonard R. Mr. Robert E. Dillon Deacon Paul Makar Mr. Arsenio C. Saporito Most Reverend Charles J. McDonnell from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Donors age Mr. Francis X. McDermott Toomey Mr. Joseph Dougherty Mr. George Manderioli Mr. Frank B. Saul Mr. Edward W. Miller Sr. 70 1/2 or older will be able to exclude from gross income otherwise Dr. James P. McGlone Total Pipe Connection, Inc. Mr. Thomas F. Doyle Mr. Ernest F. Masini Reverend Mark A. Sauriol Mr. Joseph L. Muscarelle Jr. taxable IRA distributions of up to $100,000 per year for gifts to The Honorable John A. McLaughlin Reverend Stephen J. Toth Mr. Eugene A. Duffy Mrs. Joan J. Matveenko Mr. Glenn Schanel Dr. Janet M. Pansini, Ph.D. Immaculate Conception Seminary during 2006 and 2007. The law Father David H. McLeod Reverend Monsignor George R. Trabold Dr. Joseph L. Durante Mr. Nicholas F. Mazza Mr. Frank J. Schettino Ms. Cordelia Parks Bergamo applies only to outright gifts, so the IRA transfer cannot fund a charita- Mrs. Agnes McMonagle Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trainor Mr. John P. Dwyer Mr. Edward J. McCardle Mr. John J. Schmitz Ms. Catherine Phelan ble gift annuity or remainder trust.The new law permits donors to Ms. Carol McPartland Dr. and Mrs. James D. Tully Mrs. Rosemary Egan Colonel James J. McDevitt Mr. Richard D. Schnaidt Mr. Raymond D. Potter have their annual required minimum distributions paid directly to ICS Dr. Francis J. Mertz Reverend Marc Anthony Vicari Ms. Mary A. Eibell Ms. Jane McDonnell Ms. Gerda P. Schoepe Ms. Deborah A. Reperowitz thereby enabling them to actually lower their taxable income! Dr. Edward A. Meyers Mr. Victor A. Viggiano Mrs. Lothene H. Fahey Mrs. Ruth E. McDonough Mr. Thomas F. Sellitto Reverend Monsignor Francis R. Yes! I’d like to learn more about the new law: Reverend Lawrence J. Miller Reverend John J. Vignone Mr. Donald J. Fahy Mr. Harry A. McEnroe Mr. John F. Shine Seymour Reverend Nigel R. Mohammed Reverend Joseph D. Wallace Mr. William P. Fahy Ms. Mary E. McFall Mrs. Cindy Silva Mr. Donald P. Sharkey, Esq. Mr. George J. Moore Mr. Frank Wasyliko Mr. John C. Farinick Reverend John P. McGovern Ms. Conceicao T. Silva Reverend James O. Sheerin Reverend Richard J. Mroz Reverend James P. Whelan Mr. Denis P. Farley Dr. Daniel E. McIntyre Ms. Zelia Silva Mr. G. Gregory Tobin Mr. Frank J. Mulligan Jr. Mr. William W. Wingard Ms. Kathleen E. Fearon Ms. Marie M. McKeon Mr. William Sisti Reverend James J. Walsh Name Reverend Richard D. Murphy Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Wister Dr. Patricia A. Feil Mr. John F. McNamara Mr. Robert Snow Reverend John E. Wassell Mr. William H. Myers Reverend Anthony Ziccardi Mr. Teodalbo L. Fernandez Dr. & Mrs. Francis McQuade Sister Barbara S. Srozenski Address Mr. James R. Napolitano Reverend Rudolf Zubik Mr. Joseph R. Ferrise Mr. Al Medeiros Mr. Thomas J. Stehle Organizations 401K Advisors USA, LLC Reverend Richard M. Nardone, Ph.D. Mrs. Jean Fitzpatrick Mr. Robert Meehan Reverend Joseph A. Stulb Ms. Ellen Nichols Ministry of Readers Ms. Genevieve M. Flynn Dr. Frank A. Melone Mr. Joseph P. Sullivan Bank of America Church of St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale City, State, Zip Mr. John J. O’Brien Fellowship FMC Group Mr. Robert J. Miller Ms. Mary Ann Sullivan (Gifts up to $99) Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Ms. Sheri O’Connell Mrs. Anne Formichella Mr. Robert P. Miller Mrs. Clementine B. Tabor Bloomfield Reverend Monsignor Hugh A. O’Donnell Mr. Cesar A. Aguilar Mr. Thomas C. Fornarotto Mr. Robert Miller Ms. Patricia Taeschler Community Foundation of New Jersey Telephone Reverend Robert A. O’Leary Mr. Thomas Allardice Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fornatale Ms. Paula M. Mollo Mr. Jose Tavares Computer Design Integration Reverend Theodore W. Osbahr Reverend Monsignor Ronald Mr. Salvatore Fornatale Mr. Joseph F. Monti Mr. Robert V. Thomann Amandolare Diocese of Trenton Reverend Peter J. Palmisano Reverend Peter K. Funesti Ms. Joan L. Montini Mrs. Pat Tita Dwyer, Connell and Lisbona Send to: Catherine Phelan, Director, Seminary Development Mr. Roger S. Passarella Reverend Sebastian V. Annino Mr. Francis P. Gagliano Dr. Judith Moran Mr. Gerard F. Todd Mrs. Elizabeth M. Ashe Glen Eyre At Somerset, L.L.C. Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology Passionist Monastery of the Immaculate Reverend Anthony J. Gambino Ms. Kathleen J. Morande Dr. Eugene C. Tolomeo Great Experiences, Inc. Conception Mr. Donald J. Attanasio 457 Centre Street, South Orange, NJ 07079 Ms. Virginia Gatens Mr. Gerald Morano Mr. Anthony Turro Harwood LLoyd, LLC Mrs. Josephine Peterson Reverend John M. Ballweg Ms. M. C. Gathman Ms. Sandra F. Morse Sister Maureen Tzinieris Telephone: (973) 378-2661 • Fax: (973) 378-2671 Mr. John M. Banas Herten Burstein Sheridan Cevasco Reverend Thomas J. Petrillo Ms. Charlotte V. Gedrich Mr. Patrick M. Mullen Reverend Wayne F. Varga Bottinelli Litt Reverend Monsignor Benjamin A. Piazza Ms. Irene Beattie Mr. Jack P. Graceffo Mrs. Aileen Mulligan Reverend Richard A. Villanova Higgins Family Foundation Mr. Francis G.X. Pileggi Mr. Robert W. Begley Mr. Henry C. Graf Mr. Frank E. Mulreany Mr. Thomas F. Vitello Hilton Newark Airport Pneuma Foundation Mr. John N. Belardo Mr. Dennis Grossano Mrs. Patricia A. Murphy Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Waldron Holle Funeral Directors, LLC Reverend Scott J. Pontes Reverend Richard J. Berbary Mr. Robert C. Hajner Mr. Joseph A. Nemshak Mr. Vincent Walker Kodiak Computer Services Reverend Albert J. Berner In Memoriam Reverend Thomas J. Protack Mr. Charles E. Harris Ms. Patricia C. Newman Mr. Sedgwick A. Ward Lamb, Kretzer, Reinman and Roselle Mr. John Provinsal Ms. Janet L. Beveridge Mr. Francis M. Heilmann Mr. Laurence G. O'Donnell Mr. Giuseppe Weber Liberty Lincoln/Mercury, Inc. Reverend Rocco F. Provinzano Reverend Anthony J. Borka Mr. Richard P. Heine Mrs. Kelly O'Keefe Mr. Stephen West Marsh U.S. Mr. Edward Quinn Ms. Paula K. Brienza Hermits of Bethlehem in The Heart Reverend Thomas F. Olsen Dr. Eugene J. Westlake Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Ms. Patricia Quinn Mrs. Barbara Brigliadoro of Jesus, Inc. Franklin Lakes Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology mourns the loss Mrs. Margaret O'Marra Mr. Thomas J. White Mr. Maynard Rascoe Mr. Thomas G. Brinkmann Mr. Walter D. Hluch of these members of our family of priest alumni who recently passed away. Mrs. Christine M. Origlieri Mrs. Dorothy A. Wickham Knights of Columbus Monsignor Mr. James P. Reilly Ms. Ellen Brochon Ms. Maryann P. Hobbie Henry Watterson Council Let us offer our prayers to honor these faithful servants of God. Mrs. Jeanette B. Paladino Ms. Claire M. Wilhelm Reverend Monsignor William J. Reilly Reverend John H. Burton Reverend Raymond M. Holmes Mr. Richard Pante Mr. John Yanas Our Lady of the Magnificent Church, Ms. Constance C. Calderone Kinnelon Reverend Richard B. Abramowicz ’42/Ordained 1986 THE BRESLIN FUND Religious Teachers Filippini Ms. Margaret M. Horsfield Burt Mr. Joseph J. Paulillo Mr. Alfred J. Ricciardi Mr. Donald Castricone Mr. Robert J. Inglima Queen of Peace Church, Reverend Monsignor Joseph A. Beggans Ordained 1943 Mr. Mark P. Pessolano FOR SEMINARIAN Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cebulka North Arlington Reverend Monsignor Remigio G. Rocco Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Ivany Mr. Marvin Pfannenstiel Mrs. Agnes M. Chambers Religious Offering Fund Reverend Alysious S. Carney ’56, M.Div. ’81/Ordained 1960 AID Ms. Mary R. Rogers Mr. Frank R. Jaron Reverend Joseph P. Pietropinto Reverend Francis J. Cheruparampil Robert J. and Michele O’Shea Mrs. Isabelle M. Romano Miss Mary C. Johnson Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. Plunkett Reverend Harry Chase IV ’83 Foundation Reverend George J. Ruane Reverend MinHyun Cho Reverend George M. Keating Mr. Thomas A. Pluta Rose M. and Robert W. Stubbs Reverend Monsignor Joseph J. Donovan ’47, Ordained 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Juan J. Ryan Mr. Nicolo J. Ciampo Dr. & Mrs. Arthur D. Kellner Mr. Eugene J. Poplawski Foundation Sacred Heart Church, Rochelle Park Ms. Mary R. Cipolla Reverend Monsignor Paul F. Knauer Reverend Amilcar B. Prado Individuals Ms. Margaret T. Applin RTP Technology Corp. Reverend Monsignor James F. Johnson Ordained in 1942 St. Joseph Church, Carteret Mr. Gerard Claps Mrs. John Knodel Reverend Monsignor Vincent E. Puma Ruotolo Associates, Inc. St. Andrew’s Church, Westwood Ms. Patricia M. Cohrs Reverend Thomas E. Konopka Reverend Monsignor Paul L. Bochicchio Reverend Thomas Kenna ’59, M.Div. ’84/Ordained 1963 Mr. Francis M. Puzio Springfield Mayor’s Day Mr. John J. Saueracker Mr. Brien J. Comey Ms. Mary Kovacs Mr. Edward F. Breslin, Esq. The Honorable Sylvester A. Puzio St. Catherine of Siena Church, Reverend Thomas J. Lewczak ’61/Ordained 1965 Mr. Albert George Schardien Jr. Ms. Helen W. Connolly Mrs. Mary D. Kovatch Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Breslin Jr. Cedar Grove Reverend John A. Quill Reverend Monsignor Paul D. Schetelick Reverend German J. Coquilla Ms. Mary Ann Krasnow Mr. Richard Brown St. Elizabeth's Church, Wycoff Reverend Henry P. Marciniak ’57, M.Div. ’87/Ordained 1961 Mr. Gerald Ragonese Ms. Rosalie Scudellari Mr. Redmond J. Corbett Mr. William Lacey Mrs. Diane Campbell St. Gabriel's Church, Saddle River Mr. Walter J. Raleigh Mr. Henry Senger III Mr. James Craffey Ms. Claire M. Lane Most Reverend Thomas A. Donato Reverend Monsignor Richard M. McGuinness ’47/Ordained 1951 Mrs. Marion Ranieri St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Ms. Anne Servey Ms. Patricia B. Crapo Reverend Joseph J. Laudati Mr. Adrian M. Foley Jr. Bayonne Reverend Lancelot J. Reis Reverend James T. McKenna ’56, M.Div. ’77/Ordained 1960 Ms. Patricia A. Sherwen Dr. Fredric J. Cross Mr. Anthony E. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Gardella St. Paul's Church, Ramsey Mr. Francis T. Reitemeyer Mr. Joseph A. Silvestri Mrs. Bernardine Culligan Reverend Paul J. Lehman Reverend Albert Ricciardelli Most Reverend Peter L. Gerety St. Teresa's Church, Summit Reverend Carl J. Merzena ’37, Ordained 1941 Reverend James A. Smith Dr. Richard D. Cummings Mr. Walter P. Livingston Mr. Samuel J. Giuliano St. Thomas More Church, Manalapan Mr. John L. Riordan Reverend Michael J. O’Grady ’52, M.Div. ’79/Ordained 1956 Reverend Paul H. Smith Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha Mr. Norman C. Lubeck Ms. Mary Higgins Clark SVO, Inc. Mrs. Patricia Rodriguez Reverend Edward F. Sobolewski Ms. Rosemarie J. D’Alessandro Mr. Arthur Lundgren Mr. David A. Keller The Pick Foundation Reverend Maurice L. O’Keefe ’53, Ordained 1957 Mrs. Sharon G. Rondinella Reverend Ernest R. Soprano Reverend Robert L. Daly Mr. Nicholas Luongo Mr. Kenneth F. Kunzman West Ridgewood Dental Mr. Louis W. Rose Reverend Monsignor Gerard M. Santora ’34, Reverend Robert B. Stagg Ms. Nancy Daniel Reverend Monsignor George C. Lutz Mr. Mark E. Laccetti Professionals, PA Mrs. Kathleen B. Rowe Mr. Adam M. Stanislawczyk Mr. Frank J. Davies Mrs. Edna L. Madden Mr. Michael J. Lanni Jr. William H. Connolly & Co. M.Div. ’38/Ordained 1938 Mr. Kenneth A. Rowe Reverend Carlton C. Stoegbauer Reverend Walter Debold Mrs. Fatima Magovero Mr. Vincent J. Lewis Mrs. Lois J. Rowe Reverend Edward J. Nester ’42/Ordained in 1946 Dr. Edward A. Sturchio Mrs. Rose DeFoe Mr. Lee Magovero Reverend John B. Martin Mr. Donald Ruschman Page 10 Page 11 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE 457 Centre Street PAID South Orange, NJ 07079 Seton Hall University Permit No. 356 . Monsignor Robert F Coleman ’74, J.C.D. Rector/Dean Catherine Phelan Director, Seminary Development Patrick Cline, M.P.S. Editor/Writer Nikke Fabbo Graphic Designer SAVE THE DATE Institute for Christian Spirituality Calendar of Events Great Spiritual Books Christian Employment Outreach “Do You Consider 3rd Annual High School Essay Contest. “Finding the A two-part workshop led by Julie V. Burkey, M.A.P.M. Dorothy Day Deadline: Friday, December 1. Work You Love” Saturdays, October 21 and 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. a Saint?” Contact us for submission guidelines. Lewis Hall, Immaculate Conception Seminary. Also offered “How to be a Retreat led by Dwight Longenecker, best-selling author Saturdays, January 20 and 27, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Spiritual Hero” and broadcaster. St. Peter the Apostle Parish, River Edge, N.J. Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “Lenten Retreat” Retreat led by Reverend John Russell, O.Carm. “The Diary of Book of the Semester Club Meeting. Saturday, March 24 George Fox” Saturday, March 3 GSB certificate program will be offering “The Four Loves” Seminary’s Theological Education for Parish Services course in Spring 2007. Contact us today for registration details! Below events held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Ridgewood, N.J. “Carmelite Retreat led by Reverend John Russell, O.Carm. Parish Partnership Program Spirituality: St. Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m -1:30 p.m. “Discerning your Retreat led by Reverend John Russell, O.Carm. Teresa of Avila” Spirituality” Spiritual Director, Institute for Christian Spirituality. “Our Catholic Conference led by Monsignor Gerard McCarren, Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Treasures: Spiritual Director, Immaculate Conception Seminary. “The True, the Parish Photography Contest for Young Adults (ages 13-24). Discovering Saturday, November 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Good and the Deadline: January 31. the Eucharist” Beautiful” Award ceremony to be held March 15, 2007. “Introduction to Lecture series presented by William Toth, Ph.D. Theological “Introduction to Theological Reflection” Details about our “Heroic Scenes from the Lives of Saints” high school skit night Reflection: Seeing Thursday, October 26, 7-9 p.m. will be available in Spring 2007. your Life through “Christ in Sharing our Faith” To R.S.V.P. for any of these events, or to find out more information, the Eyes of God” Thursday, November 2, 7-9 p.m. call the Institute at (973) 313-6329 or e-mail email@example.com. “Christ in Word and Song” There is a registration fee for most events, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Thursday, November 9, 7-9 p.m. “Christ in the Eucharist” Thursday, November 16, 7-9 p.m. STEPS will be offering a graduate-level course, “Synoptic Gospels,” in Spring 2007. 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