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Prayers to powerful preacher: St. Anthony’s relics visit parishes in diocese

Pictured are scenes from a visit of two precious and first-class relics of St. Anthony of Padua from the Pontifical Basilica in Padua in St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson on June 11.

The relics, fragments of St. Anthony’s facial skin and his floating rib, first visited the Paterson Diocese at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Butler on June 8. It was the first stop on their journey to nine parishes in New Jersey and the surrounding area.

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Parish picnic fosters community spirit in Andover

Good Shepherd Parish in Andover and the Knights of Columbus Don Bosco Council 7784 recently hosted their annual picnic. About 200 parishioners came together for the event, a day of food, fun, games and activities for children, and community spirit.