Bishop spends an evening with Stockton students

Photo by Peter G. Sanchez
Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan celebrates Mass for Stockton University’s students last Sunday night at the Catholic Campus Ministry Center in Galloway Township.


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — In the midst of their papers, grades, and relationship statuses, college students here last week at Stockton University’s Catholic Campus Ministry Center heard some advice from Bishop Dennis Sullivan.

Admitting that he “can’t imagine a day without anxiety,” the Camden leader urged them to “not worry, because God cares for us. Unencumber your stress, and let him take hold of you. Tomorrow is in God’s hands.”

Bishop Sullivan celebrated the students’ weekly 6 p.m. Sunday Mass with them and stayed for dinner. His Bronx hometown, the Oscars, and the upcoming 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, the Faith and Vocational Discernment were all topics of conversation over the meal of homemade beef stew and biscuits.

His presence, however, was what Stockton’s students will remember most from the evening.

“Bishop’s words were encouraging, with mid-terms coming up,” said Scott Steuber, senior and president of the Campus Ministry Executive Board.

“You can hear his passion for the faith” in his words, as well, he said.

On the altar with Bishop Sullivan last Sunday was Father James King, Stockton chaplain.