President of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School honored by NCEA

In recognition of his dedication, support and commitment to excellence in Catholic education, Lawrence Callahan, president of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Essex, was awarded the 2020 “Lead, Learn, Proclaim” award from the National Catholic Educational Association.

Our Daily Bread keeps up with surge in demand

Even though Our Daily Bread Employment Center’s flow of donated casseroles has dwindled over the last few months and it had to suspend the use of volunteers, the Catholic Charities-run outreach has kept up with a substantial increase in demand for meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Spiritual communion helps connect Catholics to Christ

“It’s a sincere prayer saying that you believe that Jesus is present in the holy sacrament,” Father Poston explained, “and you desire to receive him and love him. But since you can’t, you invite Jesus to come into your heart and soul and be with you.”


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