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Diocesan House will be closed Good Friday (April 18) - Easter Monday (April 21).
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the website of the
Diocese of New Jersey, the Episcopal Church in the lower two-thirds of
the State of New Jersey.
We're glad you stopped by, and hope you find what
you're looking for. You'll
find current information and events just below. An A-to-Z guide to this
site is available in the top right of this page.
We wish everyone a blessed Easter.
Sandy Grant Awarded
Jersey Shore prepares for spring and summer, recovery efforts from the
destruction of Superstorm Sandy continue. Your support makes a
substantial difference in providing aid and relief.For
updates and the latest information, see
the Sandy information page. or contact Keith Adams.
Awarded $600,000 from the Red Cross for Sandy Recovery
The American Red Cross today awarded a $600,000 grant to the Episcopal
Diocese of New Jersey for Superstorm Sandy recovery work in Salem,
Gloucester, Cumberland and Camden Counties. The Diocese is entrusted to
use these funds to aid residents of these counties who still have unmet
needs as a direct result of the storm.
Greater Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey will
work closely with the Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) in these
counties to provide direct financial assistance to families and
individuals for basic household goods and appliances, furniture,
temporary housing and home repairs. The Red Cross grant will be
distributed among the four counties as follows: $200,000 for Salem
County, $150,000 for Gloucester County, $150,000 for Cumberland County,
and $100,000 for Camden County.
are grateful to the Red Cross for providing
assistance to these communities who are still struggling with their
recovery and have not had the access to state and federal funding
resources that has been allocated to other counties,” said the Right
Reverend William H. Stokes. Read
the rest here
if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him and I
will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to
him, "Rabbouni!" (which in Hebrew means Teacher). (John 20:15-16)
Easter approaches, "spring is busting out all over!" Flowers--crocuses
and dahlias and many other varieties--are emerging from the earth.
Forsythia, Dogwoods and Cherry Blossoms are flowering.
It's been a cold winter, but that is almost past. The clear signs of new life are all around.
is difficult to express how literally wonder-full it is for Susan and
me to witness the eruption of spring in New Jersey. We have spent the
past 18 springs in South Florida. It is always green in South Florida
and flowers abound year round. It is easy to take it all for granted.
While Floridians will tell you there are seasons in South Florida, and
there are, their presence is very subtle.
us to witness the dramatic transformation from the stark death and
bareness of winter to the abundant, color of spring is a great delight.
More than this, it is a spiritual experience. The Christian pattern of
death and resurrection is evident in the natural seasonal cycles of New
Jersey in a way that is profound and powerful. We are thankful.
As flowers and trees bloom, I can't help thinking of the garden where Mary Magdalene discovered the tomb empty on Easter morning. In a famous Easter sermon, the great preacher and Anglican Divine, Lancelot Andrewes offers a wonderful reflection on John 20 and Mary's "mistaking" Jesus for the gardener.
|Scholarships for Episcopal Grants
Workshops & More
applications now accepted
for Episcopal Church grants
Applications are now being
accepted for the 2014-2015 awarding of educational scholarships from
The Episcopal Church.
“As a result of bequests, The Episcopal Church makes available a modest
number of scholarships that assist students primarily enrolled in
theological education and training.
Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of
missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging
eligibility for education and training.
The amounts of the scholarships vary according to the availability of
payouts from the funds. The maximum is $5000.
lists of funds and scholarships as well more information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read each trust and identify in
the application those trust funds that best fit their own profile.
Requirements for applying for the scholarships include: the applicant
must be an Episcopalian, a member of The Episcopal Church, and have the
endorsement of his/her bishop.
Application form is available here.
Applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee which includes The
Episcopal Church Director of Mission, the Director of Human Resources
Management, representatives of various ministries, and the Treasurer’s
for applications is April 30. Only complete applications will
For information contact Terry
events can be found here!
Training for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Eucharistic Visitors
St. Mark's&All Saints,
When: May 3, Lectors 9am-noon
Join us for a devoted to providing training for these ministries. Stay
for the entire day as you consider other
ministries or learn more about the intersection of these ministries.
The Diocese’s revised Manual for the Licensing of Lay Ministries
reflects the changes in the Canons of The Episcopal Church and requires
that training opportunities be made available for those persons called
to the lay ministries of the church. Lunch is provided. Register by
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Where: Trinity Cathedral
When: May 17, 10am
The Episcopal Church
Women of the Diocese assemble for their annual meeting and luncheon as
they reflect upon the activities of the ECW in the past and coming
is a great time for Middle
and High School Students to take part in the some of the
Events in the Diocese of New Jersey.
Check out some upcoming events,
and get to know this great
community of teenagers!
Event, May 16-18
Camp Lebanon, Lebanon, NJ
For 6-12th graders
We will explore the great mysteries of Baptism with new and
old friends at the beautiful setting of CampLebanon with exciting
program, music, games and relaxing free time
Service, June 8th
Trinity Cathedral, 4pm
For Graduating Seniors, their Family, Friends, and
Work with Youth Workshop, Rescheduled from 2/5
Adults who Work with Youth
May 7th, 6:30pm-9pm
Dinner will be served.
Email the Rev.
Canon Debi Clarke to Register.