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Msgr. Charles Barth, retired pastor, dies

Msgr. Charles Barth, 80, who served in the Diocese of Camden for over 50 years, died on Sunday, Feb. 7. Msgr. Barth, born in Philadelphia, graduated from St. Charles College

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Interfaith literacy program helps at-risk children

In her years of reading to young children, Judy Nadell of Voorhees encountered one little girl who didn’t know a book was paged from front to back, that sentences were

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La Salle’s Ray Ricci named an Affiliated Christian Brother

Almost 50 years ago, a teenage Ray Ricci sat in the classroom at West Catholic High School. Taught by Christian Brothers, the history and mission of St. John Baptist de

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The Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: Because of the fall of communism and the entrance of many central and eastern European countries into the European Union, many think that the

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Former Lutheran pastor to be ordained a transitional deacon

Mr. Phillip Max Johnson, 59, will be ordained a transitional deacon of the Diocese of Camden on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,

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Father James R. Plummer dies, age 77

Father James Richard Plummer, 77, who served as an Air Force chaplain for 25 years before becoming pastor of St. Isidore Parish in Vineland, died Thursday, Jan. 28. He was

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Father Carmen A. Carlone to retire

Father Carmen Anthony Carlone, who served as pastor of four parishes since 1985, will retire on Feb. 6. Father Carlone, 66, has been pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Hammonton, since

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Betty Gammon makes a momentous decision, at age 99

Left photo: Betty Gammon receives Communion for the first time from Father Matthew Weber, administrator of St. Bridget Church, Glassboro, on Jan. 24. Proving that “there are no limitations on

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Infant Jesus parishioners celebrate merger

WOODBURY HEIGHTS — On Sunday, Jan. 24, parishioners of St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights, and St. John Vianney, Deptford, came together at St. Margaret Church to celebrate the merger of the

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Mom gets a surprise, straight from Iraq

CAMDEN — It was the best birthday present Eva Irizarry could ever receive. On Jan. 27, Irizarry’s son, Pfc. Andre Maldonado, surprised her at the Osborn Family Health Center with