Mothers day – Baptism to welcome Damien to Church and Farewell Sr. Ruth.
“Ultimate Sacrifice would produce the Ultimate Reward”
During the Holy Week We just experienced again the ultimate sacrifice and ultimate reward of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Motherhood is an ultimate desire/dream of the most women and that choice also brings the ultimate sacrifice and ultimate reward. But some woman join the religious life and becomes mother of the society they serve.
On this auspicious day when we are celebrating “Mother’s Day” the most new mom from our community Angelina and Robinson are inviting all members of GCSofUSA to attend a baptism ceremony for their precious gift of God Damien.
Place: ST. CECELIA CHURCH 45 Wilus Way, Iselin, NJ 08830 Time: 11:00-12:00PM regular Sunday Mass Baptism after Mass: 12PM – 12:30PM
After the baptism ceremony we will go to the Church of the Sacred heart for lunch.
Place: Church of the Sacred Heart Holy Savior Academy Gym & Cafeteria 149 South Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Time: 12:45- 01:45PM (Lunch sponsored by Angelina & Robinson)
After lunch we will have a farewell program for Sr. Ruth Bolarte as she will be leaving the Diocese of Metuchen by the end of June 2019. She has helped and loved our community as mother loves her children.
Sr. Ruth Bolarte, IHM:
A native of Peru who came to the U.S. to pursue a vocation to religious life in 1988. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration on Adult Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Ministry from the Catholic University of America. She also holds and Masters on Religious Studies from St. Charles Seminary. She studied Greek and Hebrew at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Ruth was the Director of the Catholic Institute for Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for more than six years. She is now the Director of the Office of Multi-Cultural Ministry at the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ.
As director of the Office for Multi-Cultural Ministries, Sister Ruth supports the different coordinators of the ethnic apostolates within the diocese — African-American, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese etc. She worked and helped all different communities in Metuchen Diocese
She has been a big supporter and guide to our Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA. She helped us to organize Gujarati Mass in different church in different parishes of the Metuchen Diocese. She helped us to find nice suitable halls in different parishes for our Christmas celebrations. Over and above she has always participated in all our events from her busy schedule. She has blessed us with her visit to some of our member’s homes and shared our food on dining table with our guest priests from Gujarat.
There will be a big void after she is gone by the end of June 2019 to serve different Diocese with different responsibilities. We wish her all the best in her future assignment and pray that Almighty God guides her thorough out her life and serve the people of God.