Linwood, New Jersey                                    Fall 2000                                                       Page 2


PRAYER TO OBTAIN GRACES THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF VENERABLE GAETANO ERRICO

O most Loving Hearts of Jesus and Mary, humbly kneeling before you, I pray you to look with love upon me and grant me the grace for which I ask…through the intercession of your faithful servant, Venerable Gaetano Errico, and for his glorification, please bless, comfort and hear me.
Amen

 


Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts Of Jesus and Mary

2249 Shore Road
Linwood, N J 08221
(609) 927-5600



To obtain a copy of our founder's prayer card, please send your request to:
 FR. ANTHONY, M.SS.CC.
2249 SHORE RD. LINWOOD, NJ 08221;

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FR. LEONARD CARRIERI, M.SS.CC.
SHARING GOD'S
GIFT THROUGH SCULPTURE


    Fr. Leonard Carrieri, now in his 64th year of priesthood, has indeed shared the gifts and talents that God has blessed him with constantly in his pastoral work of counseling, comforting, and bringing the word of God and the Sacraments to all those he has served.  But at the age of 54 he discovered another talent, seemingly unknown to him, that of sculpting. 
     His latest creation, the statue of St. John Neumann was recently dedicated at the church that bears the saint's name in Sicklerville in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey.  Fr. Carrieri joined the pastor, Fr. Edward Rosinski and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, at the Mass, dedication and blessing of the new shrine on June 11.
     In describing his work, Fr. Carrieri said, " My intention was to show a bishop as a priest first of all--a person of God's grace." 


     Much of Father's work, along with being an original  depiction of the subject, also  incorporates a deeper meaning, drawing those who view them to find a message of humanity and spirituality.  Surely the many statues that grace churches throughout the Camden Diocese and beyond, stand as tangible evidence of a talent--God's special gift to him - that Fr. Carrieri has eagerly and vibrantly used to inspire all to see the love of God.



Fr. Leonard Carrieri, M.SS.CC. with newly dedicated statue of
St. John Neumann.


VEN. GAETANO
ERRICO, M.SS.CC
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through the sole intercession of Fr. Errico.
     These reports and approvals will now be placed before a Panel of Cardinals to verify if the process has been properly conducted and that God's intervention is clear.  If so, they will recommend it to the Pope for his signature.
     It is possible that the 


Holy Father's signature will be come a  reality by the end of this year. A decree will be published that our Founder can be considered a saint in heaven and his prayers on our behalf are effective.  He will deserve the title of Blessed.
     We will be able to offer prayers to God in honor of the new Blessed Gaetano Errico….a process that started in 1908 will conclude after almost 100 years…May God be praised!