Diocesen Newspaper Features Little Falls Youth Program

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. — The summer faith formation of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church here was featured in the July 19 issue of The Beacon, publication of the Diocese of Paterson.

The article, titled “Holy Angels’ SonCatchers program gets kids excited about their faith,” describes how the six-year-old program inspires children of the parish to “start taking the lead as they did at Mass in evangelizing and living out lives of service in the parish and in their communities with special attention to caring for the poor.”

The three-part, full-page article features the innovative SonSeries that Holy Angels developed to ground students from first to tenth grade over the years in the richness of the faith, the Mass and Scripture thanks to a dynamic curriculum filled with Bible stories, crafts, discussions and reflections, and worship. In the article, Gregory Gebbia, parochial vicar, said “inspired by their faith and Christ’s example, many young people commit to lives of service and evangelization.”

This year’s SonCatchers summer program ended with a picnic on July 6.

The Diocese of Paterson includes the three counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex in northern New Jersey, under the leadership of Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli. The diocese, according to its Web site, is blessed with urban, suburban, and rural parishes. “Our parishes, schools, agencies, hospitals, and ministries help to serve the 377,000 Catholics who live in the diocese,” the site adds.