Cumberland County parishes initiate a Mall Ministry

Cumberland County parishes initiate a Mall Ministry
The parishes of Cumberland County used an image of Pope Francis to help start their new initiative, a Mall Ministry at the Cumberland County Mall in Millville, on Sept. 19. Pictured from left are Ninelly Velazquez, Yokaska Moser, Father Vincent Guest of Holy Cross in Bridgeton, and Msgr. John H. Burton and Father Edward Kolla of Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland. Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

The parishes of Cumberland County used an image of Pope Francis to help start their new initiative, a Mall Ministry at the Cumberland County Mall in Millville, on Sept. 19. Pictured from left are Ninelly Velazquez, Yokaska Moser, Father Vincent Guest of Holy Cross in Bridgeton, and Msgr. John H. Burton and Father Edward Kolla of Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland.
Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

Pope Francis is calling on clergy to get out of the sacristy and into the marketplace and workplace in order to spread the joy of the Gospel. With this call in mind, the Catholic parishes of Cumberland County initiated a “Mall Ministry” at the Cumberland County Mall in Millville on Sept. 19.

The parishes will work together in the formation of evangelizing teams to staff the mall’s community booth.

Msgr. John Burton, pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Vineland, stated that “the Mall Ministry is an exciting opportunity to bring the light of Christ into the marketplace. It will be an invitation for all to see the Catholic Church in a positive and welcoming way, especially in light of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.”

Father Vince Guest, pastor of Holy Cross in Bridgeton, added that the Mall Ministry is just one way the parishes in the county are working together to help those searching for God in their life and welcome back those who may have left the active participation of their faith.”

Participating parishes are Christ the Good Shepherd, Divine Mercy, and St. Padre Pio in Vineland, All Saints in Millville, and the Parish of the Holy Cross in Bridgeton.

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