Sr. Carmen Palacios, FMA – RIP

Sr. Maria del Carmen Palacios, FMA, the second of 7 children, & a native of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, died peacefully at the age of 72, on April 16, 2019 at the Provincial House of the Salesian Sisters in San Antonio, TX. Sr. Carmen served the Lord and His children with contagious joy, unwavering enthusiasm and ardent passion as a teacher in several Eastern States, in Texas and in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Her last assignment was in Bellflower, CA as a Director of Religious Education and Faith Formation.  Her devotion to Jesus and Mary was life-giving for herself and for everyone who was blessed to have known her. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Sr. Carmen is survived by two brothers, two lay sisters and one sister who is also a Salesian Sister.  She is also survived by other relatives and her religious community, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – Salesian Sisters. Visitation begins Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  The rosary will be at 7:00 P.M.  The Mass of the Resurrection will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Commitment services and interment will...

Olga De Filippi (1917-2019) – RIP

Olga De Filippi Seaford, DE – De Filippi, Olga (nee Manunta), age 101 went home to God to join her husband Alfredo on April 3, 2019 in Seaford, DE. Beloved wife of the late, Dante A. De Filippi (1997). Loving mother of Aldo B. De Filippi of Lompac, CA, Ilda G. D’Onofrio of Union, Wanda L. Frezza and her husband Charles of Millsboro, DE, Gloria C. Capon and her husband William of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and Sr. Emy De Filippi F.M.A of North Haledon. Dear grandmother of Patricia, Christine, Paul, Jenny, Laura, Nikki, Billy, Alex, and Andria. Doting great-grandmother of 7. Sister of the late Aristide Manunta. Born in Milan, Italy, to Gemma and Pietrino Manunta on December 9, 1917. She married “Fredo” her French sweetheart in 1946 and moved to America in 1949. She lived in Haledon, Paterson, and Wayne before moving to Seaford, DE. She was a seamstress for 15 years in various factories in Paterson before retiring in 1983. Mrs. De Filippi was a parishioner of St. Gerard RC Church, Paterson. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Provincial House of the Salesian Sisters and was a member of the Golden Senior Club of Wayne....

Deacon-structing Funerals: Part 1

In this week’s edition of Deacon-structing, Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann plans his own funeral. What will yours look like? Source: Deacon-structing Funerals: Part 1 | Salt and Light Catholic Media FoundationShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Sr. Ruth Stecker, FMA – RIP

Add a Memory Sr. Ruth Stecker, FMA – 1926-2019 – Requiescat in pace, Sr. Ruth! Haledon – Sr. Ruth Stecker was born on October 26, 1926 in Richmond Hill, NY to Kathryn Kiernan and Philip Stecker and died on March 23, 2019 at 92 years of age at St. Joseph Provincial Center, Haledon, NJ. A Salesian Sister for 73 years, she served the young lovingly and joyfully as a teacher, catechist, school principal, and community Animator in various schools of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Students, parents, parishioners, and friends loved her genuine interest in their life and her willingness to help and to radiate God’s tenderness through her kindness. Sr. Ruth is survived by her brother Warren Stecker of Newark, NJ. Family and Sisters will receive friends on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 2 to 5pm at the St. Joseph Provincial Center, 655 Belmont Avenue, Haledon. A Rosary will be prayed at 3:00 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and entombment. Everyone is invited to the repast at St. Joseph Provincial Center. Arrangements entrusted to the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. To leave an online condolence or for...

Bishop Rodimer, RIP

December 7, 2018 My dear friends in Christ,             Below are the funeral arrangements for our +Bishop Emeritus, the Most Reverend Frank J. Rodimer, J.C.D., D.D.             The Most Reverend Frank J. Rodimer, the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Paterson, died in the Lord on Thursday, December 6, 2018.  Bishop Rodimer, Ordained a priest in 1951 and Ordained the Sixth Bishop of Paterson on February 28, 1978, faithfully served in priestly ministry for sixty-seven years. The Reception of the Body will be on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will continue to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist 381 Grand Street Paterson, New Jersey 07505  973-345-4070/78 Vespers will be begin at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.             Please keep +Bishop Rodimer, all his family, all his former parishioners, the Priests of Paterson and his many friends in your prayers, especially at the Eucharist. Priests are invited to concelebrate the Funeral Mass. Please bring the diocesan vestments. Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D. Bishop of Paterson ______________________________ email: shepherd@patersondiocese.org phone: 973-777-8818 web: http://www.patersondiocese.org Share...

Sr. Frances’ Funeral: LIVESTREAM

Dear Family, Good morning on this day when we celebrate the Name of Mary, our Help.  May we honor Her as She intercedes so lovingly for us. We are making a video of the funeral today so that all who would have wished to be here for Sr. Frances but are impeded from doing so can still participate through our technology. For those who have Facebook, please go to the link below this afternoon, Wednesday, September 12 just before 5PM EST.  The Salesian Sisters’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Salesian.Sister/ If you do not have Facebook, please note that the video will be posted onto YouTube and will be made available on https://DonBoscoSalesianPortal.org in addition to other webpages.  Further details will follow on that. Most importantly, let us pray for the eternal repose of Sr. Frances’ soul and for the consolation of her Sr. Josie – the last of the 4 siblings remaining after Carmela died but a couple of months ago and their brother John last year.  Let us also invoke Sr. Frances’ intercession for all our needs, the needs of the young and families entrusted to our care, the needs of the Church, and, in particular for those of the Salesian Family. God...
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