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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.
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.
|The Manchin-Toomey Bill
and the Anniversary of Newtown
Grant Application Guidelines
N.J. Congressmen Have Pivotal
Role in Gun Bill
the country prepares to observe Saturday’s first anniversary of the
massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., New Jersey
is poised to play what we hope will be a salutary role in thus far
fruitless efforts to pass legislation that would help keep guns out of
the hands of those who are not allowed to own them.
than 100 New Jersey mayors are members of the Mayors Against Illegal
Guns, a group formed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to curb
gun violence by diminishing the flow of illegal firearms.
of our state’s U.S. senators are on record supporting the
Manchin-Toomey bill — which would make gun trafficking a federal crime
and would expand background checks to cover sales at gun shows and on
the internet — and four members of New Jersey’s delegation to the House
of Representatives are in a position to play a key role in the passage
of the King-Thompson bill, the House version of the Manchin-Toomey
-Bishops Beckwith and Stokes
the rest at NJ.com
application process for the 2014 United Thank Offering grants will be
available online from January 3 through February 28, 2014.
UTO applications will be on the
UTO website in January 2014.
The deadline for receipt in the Bishop's office is February 14,
2014. Applications must be sent to the Bishop's Office for endorsement.
Only one application per diocese may be submitted to the UTO
worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for
projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both
domestically and internationally within Anglican provinces, dioceses,
and companion dioceses. Grant periods are for one year from the time
the funds are received.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: All good grant applications begin with reporting! Please
review past UTO grants to determine that all past due reports have been
submitted to UTO. No grant funds are released until all outstanding
reports are received.
information can be found here.
|Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Workshops & More
the Passing of Nelson Mandela
updates and the latest information, see
dedicated Sandy information page.
help related to Sandy, questions about donations, or any disaster
-related question within the Diocese of New Jersey, contact Keith Adams
or 609 394-8521 X 35.
To find volunteer opportunities for
Sandy relief and recovery with the Episcopal Church go to relief.episcopalny.org
a look at what happened in the Diocese of New Jersey in the week
following the storm, see our
PDF publication — 'After Sandy' — that portrays some of the
devastation, resilience, and hope in the Diocese of New Jersey. You can
also print out a
June insert from ERD for bulletins.
here for a Google map that shows the location of all the
diocesan resource centers found around the diocese. Click on a location
that you're interested in and the contact information will appear.
Or download a text
list of the resource centers and contact information.
No offer of help is too small!
events can be found here!
• Cathedral Lock-In:Stop Hunger Now
When: Fri Dec. 13 8pm-
Dec 14 7am
6th-12th graders and sponsors
us for Round 4 of the Diocesan Cathedral Lock-In, a project with STOP
HUNGER NOW creating meals for the needy! This all night
begin with The Holy Eucharist and includes a high energy concert by
Fran McKendree. The 10,000 meals packed last year were
Salvador. There will be a fun mix of games, movies and free time. This
is a great opportunity to celebrate and reach out with young people
over the diocese! Sign
up with your friends and come on out!
Epiphany Clergy Silent Retreat
Community of St. John Baptist
Beginning on the night of the Epiphany we will gather at the Convent in
Mendham with our sister and brother clergy from the Diocese of Newark
for a joint retreat led by The Rev. Dr. Dennis McNally, SJ. Fr. Dennis
is a Jesuit priest, artist, author, and an experienced retreat leader
who will guide us in the ways of Jesus and Ignatius. There will be
ample time for quiet, reflection, and the renewal of our spirits. Register
death of Nelson Mandela represents the death of one of the great
figures of world history and a loss to humankind. Considered 'the great
reconciler' and 'an icon of forgiveness,' Nelson Mandela was a living
example of ‘walking the way of the cross.’
the Father of South Africa, proved to all that cycles of violence and
hatred could be rejected for the higher human values of truth and
reconciliation. He once said, ‘I learned that courage was not the
absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who
does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ His
courage and his capacity to triumph over fear and hatred should inspire
us all. His capacity to forgive should be an example to each of us that
no one is beyond our forgiveness.
I call upon the people of the Diocese of New Jersey to give
the life and witness of God’s servant Nelson Mandela and to include
remembrances of him in the Prayers of the People this weekend.
his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace."
-William H. (Chip) Stokes
Bishop of New Jersey