In May, the New Jersey Legislature introduced a package of bills that would create a New Jersey version of the federal Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act of 2010.
Included in those bills is S3804/A5508, legislation that would eliminate the long-standing exemption in the current state law (P.L. 2005 c.251) that protects religious employers from having to provide health insurance coverage for family planning medications, devices, and procedures, including abortion inducing drugs and sterilizations.
The New Jersey Senate could vote on S3804/A5508 as early as Monday, December 16, 2019. The bill has already passed in the General Assembly.
If signed into law, S3804/A5508 would impact the ability of Catholic Dioceses, Catholic schools, and Catholic Charities Agencies to offer employees comprehensive health benefits without violating fundamental Catholic principles.
If you have not done so already, please contact your State Senator immediately asking that they protect religious freedom.
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Our Brother Knight, Rev. Philip-Michael Tangorra has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Branchville, effective November 13, 2019
SACRED HEART CENTER
December 8, 2019
3 PM to 7 PM
SALVATION OF SOULS
The Don Bosco Columbiettes are sponsoring a campaign to seek our Blessed Mother's intercession for Salvation Of Souls. Please support this endeavor to collectively say ONE MILLION HAIL MARYS by praying and reporting the amount of Hail Marys you have said. This campaign will run from September 8, 2019 (Our Blessed Mother's birthday) to May 31, 2020. A dedicated e-mail address has been set up at: hailmarysforSOS@gmail.com to receive tallies from anyone at anytime. Please ask family members, friends, neighbors, church groups, etc. to pray Hail Marys to help in obtaining this goal. Thank you for your assistance.
Through 13 weeks of the season, the Council has had 39 winners
3 - $100
34 - $25
Good Shepherd Parish sales accounted for 8 of the 39 winners
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