DECREE – For Publication to Each and Everyone

Greetings In The Lord

Among the most important responsibilities of the Bishop’s pastoral office is assurance that there is suitable provision of divine worship and Catholic community life for Christ’s faithful people who are committed to his care. At the same time the pastor of each parish needs to be able to satisfy without undue difficulty the parochial responsibilities assigned to him by his Bishop.

The following just causes support the establishment of a consolidated parish in the Millville area of Cumberland County, New Jersey:

1) to provide more effectively for the pastoral needs of the faithful of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen in Cumberland County, New Jersey and The Church of St. John Bosco in Cumberland County, New Jersey;

2) to assure the vitality of parish life in this area;

3) to provide for a better stewardship of resources; and,

4) to provide for the optimum use of clergy, religious, and lay personnel.

For the reasons listed above as well as the belief that the faith communities of St. John Bosco and St. Mary Magdalen have been drawn by the Holy Spirit into one community of faith; because of the communality of the parish communities of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey and The Church of St. John Bosco, 2 Hillcrest Avenue, Millville, New Jersey; in response to the request of the pastors of these communities, Reverend Paul A. Olszewski (The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Millville) and Reverend William C. Pierce (The Church of St. John Bosco, Millville) to unite these parishes; the favorable advice of the local Vicar Forane; and having listened to the opinions of the Presbyteral Council about the needs of the Catholic Faithful in this area of Cumberland County, I have determined that the pastoral care of these communities will be fostered best by consolidating these individual communities and uniting them as one new parish.

Accordingly, in virtue of the prescripts of canon 121 and canon 515, §1 of the Code of Canon Law, in order to provide more effectively for the spiritual welfare and the salvation of souls, having judged that sufficiently just causes are present, and having consulted the Presbyteral Council in accord with canon 515, §2, I hereby DECREE, ANNOUNCE and PUBLISH:

The merger of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey and The Church of St. John Bosco, 2 Hillcrest Avenue, Millville, New Jersey; and the establishment of The Parish of All Saints.

Reverend Paul A. Olszewski will serve as the Pastor of The Parish of All Saints for a term of six years commencing on the effective date of this decree.

The parochial church of The Parish of All Saints, which retains its proper title and the name The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, is located at 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey.

The territorial boundaries of The Parish of All Saints will be the same as the combined boundaries of the former parishes of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen and The Church of St. John Bosco. The establishment of these parish boundaries is duly recorded at the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Camden, as:

Start at the point where Sherman Ave. crosses the Maurice River.

1. South along the Maurice River to the point it intersects the Millville – Vineland city line

2. Southeast along the Millville – Vineland city line to the point it intersects Rt. 49

3. Southeast on Rt. 49 to Estell Manor Rd.

4. Southwest on Estell Manor Rd. to the Pennsylvania – Reading Seashore Line

5. Southeast along the Pennsylvania – Reading Seashore Line and then the imaginary extension of the Pennsylvania – Reading Seashore Line to the point it intersects

Weatherby Rd. and the imaginary extension of Boggs Rd. (a roadway connecting Rt. 47 to the sand pits)

6. West along the imaginary extension of Boggs Rd., then on Boggs Rd. to Rt. 47

7. North on Rt. 47 to the Muskee Creek

8. Southwest along the Muskee Creek to the Maurice River

9. North along the Maurice River to the point it intersects the Millville City limit, which is also Buckshutem Creek at the south end of Laurel Lake

10. Northwest along the north shore of Laurel Lake then along the Millville City limit to the point where the Millville City limit intersects Cherry Orchard Rd.

11. North along Cherry Orchard Rd. (which becomes a dirt road through a farm) to its point of intersection with Rt. 49

12. West on Rt. 49 to the point of intersection with Sugarman Ave.

13. North on Sugarman Ave. to the point it intersects the Chatfield Branch of Mill

Creek

14. East along the Chatfield Branch to the Lebanon Branch of Mill Creek

15. Northwest along the Lebanon Branch to the point it intersects Sherman Ave.

16. East on Sherman Ave to the point it intersects the Maurice River (point of origin)

The goods and property of the parishes of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen and The Church of St. John Bosco, including their real estate and buildings, as well as their debts and obligations, shall be assigned to The Parish of All Saints. Further, the voluntary offerings of the faithful, as well as other grants, pledges and gifts which have been or will be made to either of these predecessor parishes will constitute revenue to The Parish of All Saints for the benefit of the pastoral life of this community of the faithful as well as the rightful support of those who minister to them.

As of the effective date of this DECREE, the sacramental registers of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey and The Church of St. John Bosco, 2 Hillcrest Avenue, Millville, New Jersey will be closed and moved to the seat of The Parish of All Saints, 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey. All sacraments administered from that date forward will be recorded in new sacramental registers of The Parish of All Saints.

I approve the statutes of The Parish of All Saints as submitted.

As of the effective date of this DECREE, the financial accounts of The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey and The Church of St. John Bosco, 2 Hillcrest Avenue, Millville, New Jersey will have been closed and transferred to the financial account of The Parish of All Saints.

As of the effective date of this DECREE, The Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 621 Dock Street, Millville, New Jersey and The Church of St. John Bosco, 2 Hillcrest Avenue, Millville, New Jersey will be civilly consolidated under the laws of the State of New Jersey as The Parish of All Saints, Millville, N.J.

This DECREE becomes effective on December 1, 2010.

I instruct that this DECREE be communicated immediately to the parishioners of The Parish of All Saints by Reverend Paul A. Olszewski whom I have herein named their Pastor. This DECREE is likewise to be published immediately in the Catholic Star Herald and on the diocesan website.

Given in Camden, on this 29th day of October 2010, at the Diocesan Center.

Joseph A. Galante

Bishop of Camden

In cujus fidem…

David J. Klein

Chancellor

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