Dear Friends in Christ,
Our Most Reverend Bishop has assigned a seminarian to Our Lady of Hope Parish this summer to carry out pastoral activity as he prepares to serve as a priest. Steven Bertonazzi hails from Vineland and will be entering Second Theology this upcoming academic year. This would mean that Steven has three more years to prepare for ordination. I know that when I was Vocation Director for the Diocese we carefully chose parishes where our men would have a good pastoral experience. That we have been chosen to host Steve means that you are a wonderful parish community which will have a positive influence on Steve’s discernment. Please pray for him and all the seminarians who will be on their pastoral summer assignments. Steve is very friendly, possessing a great sense of humor and is very energetic. I know that you will welcome him and make him feel at home in our parish. He will be with us June 25 – August 10, 2018. Welcome Steve to Our Lady of Hope Parish!
God bless you,