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Cardinal Tobin Visits

On Saturday, November 16th, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, , visited the Community of God’s Love (CGL) and offered Mass.  This was the Cardinal’s first visit to the CGL and he was warmly greeted by Community members.  The Mass was also the CGL’s annual Covenant Liturgy, during which some members recommit to the group’s covenant (every year a third of the CGL is eligible for recommitment). 


Following the Mass, the Cardinal and Community members enjoyed a time of fellowship and refreshment.  The CGL members were impressed by the Cardinal’s friendliness and approachability. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Philip Latronico, the CGL’s Chaplain, and Fr. Joseph Scarangella, Pastor of the Church of St. Mary, Closter, NJ.






Cardinal Tobin Congratulates CGL
























CGL Director Gail Boykewich greets Cardinal Tobin


Interested in Spiritual Direction?



Spiritual directiom offers an opportunity to explore what is happening in your life and to recognize where God might be in that experience.  Learning how to be attentive or notice God's presence and action in our lives is a big part of what spiritual direction seeks to do.  This new awareness often leads the directee to make life choices based on their new awareness of what God is doing in their life.


Generally, an individual seeking direction meets with his/her director once a month for an hour.  The following spiritual directors have been trained at the Quellen Spiritual Center in Mendham, N.J. and are available for individual spiritual direction in Rutherford, N.J.  The sessions are offered freely without compensation.  If you are interested and wish to speak with a director for an appointment or further information please contact the following spiritual directors:


Charles (Chuck) Orlowicz at 201-935-6558 (H) or (201-647-1187 (C)

Ellen Roller at 201-935-4911 (H)

Pam Orlowicz at 201-935-6558 (H) or 201-873-5098 (C)


Day or evening meetings are available.  Pam Orlowicz is also available for sessions by phone or skype.

CGL Presents Life in the Spirit Seminars


The CGL's Life in the Spirit Ministry is available to present the seminar to prayer groups and parishes in Northern New Jersey.  The Life in the Spirit (LIS) seminar "designed to proclaim the basic message of Christianity so that those who hear it can make a renewed commitment to the Lord, allowing them to experience a fuller life in the Spirit."  On May 13th and 20th, 2017, the CGL Life in the Spirit Team presented the program to 40 parishoners of  Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Whitehouse Station, NJ. In May and June of 2018, the LIS ministry presented six sessions of the LIS program at St. Cecilia's Parish in Kearny, NJ. Arrangements can be made for any parish or prayer group wishing to host a Life in the Spirit Seminar by calling the CGL Secretary at (201) 935-0344.


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Online Ignatian Retreat