St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Posted in the Woodstown Forum
#1 Aug 24, 2009
St. Joe's in Woodstown, NJ held catered going away party for Father Edward Friel on the Feast of Assumption.
Most parishes in the diocese held Masses, Processions and festivals in honor of Our Blessed Mother. Even Bishop Galante celebrated Mass in honor of our Blessed Mother.
It was innappropriate for St. Joseph's Catholic Parish to hold a party for a Pastor that doesn't support Legion of Mary or Altar Rosary Society. The feast was for the blessed Mother; not a pastor.
Recently, St. Mary's in Malaga, NJ held a festival, procession, Mass and chicken BBQ on their small church property. Soon, Uncle Harold and the Methodist Church in Pilesgrove ) will hold their chicken and ribs BBQ on their small church property. Morning Star Baptist Church loves their church and has had refreshments in their basement after the Crosswalk on Good Friday...These people are good Christians who love God and appreciate the things that they have....
There is no excuse for the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church to hold their Chicken BBQ's at the Mooselodge when they have the kitchen and acres to have their own on church property. It seems so many parishioners from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church aren't satisfied with what they have...Also, if the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring it why wasn't there a bus to DC on 1/22/09? Where does the money from the fundraisers go???
There was no respect for the Virgin Mary or Women of the parish... there were no prayer groups for women just Knights of Columbus. Father Hewitt had the Legion of Mary before Father Friel came and when he came it dissolved. Yet many meetings with bishop and latkeys to close down parish.
Also, after attending a fundraiser luncheon at St. Joseph's RC Parish Center, thanks was given to a particular parishioner who was the pastor's pet in public and a brochure. The real thanks should have been to all of the Parishioners of St. joseph's Roman Catholic Church who made the Parish Center possible.
To the Salem County resident with the bumper sticker "Keep your Rosaries off my ovaries". We find that very hateful and offensive. It was very anti-Catholic. There are many Christians and even Jewish people who are pro-life and yet these people chose to degrade the Holy Rosary and the Roman Catholic Church.
I am a woman and I stood up for the Catholic faith....and was ostracized, slandered and shunned which I offer up to God...
It is not St. Joseph's Church ...it is St. joseph's Roman Catholic church.
And now that Father Friel is gone maybe the parish can heal and move on and become Catholic once again...like the way it was with Father Stephen Cervoni (who taught at St. james High School)and Father Al Hewitt, Father Wilson (who is in Texas) and real Catholic pastors and priests of the past.
If you are an elected official, planning board member, school board member or employee and you are a parishioner at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Woodstown, have some pride and admit that you are Catholic...
#2 Aug 24, 2009
Also, for those who are not Catholic ...Knights of Columbus is a all male Catholic Organization ...
Groups like Legion of Mary, Holy Name etc are for men and women.
I feel that St. Joseph's Roman catholic Church should show more respect towards women and of course Our Blessed Mother.
It is wrong for any man to cuss at a woman all because she opposes the parish closings...
#3 Aug 24, 2009
There is no excuse for any man for cussing out any woman for any reason.
#4 Aug 24, 2009
Also, Thanks to Father Ed Namiotka for wearing his black and whites during the feast of Assumption and out in public.
Father Friel attends the Church bbq and public in Khaki shorts and green polo shirt...there were people from out of town who were wondering where the priest was???
The Reverend Sean (forget last name) from the Methodist Church in Pilesgrove, wears his black and white and walks around praising God and inviting guests to come to his church because that is what a real Christian leader does...
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