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arishes staffed by our Missionaries in Linwood, NJ and Fairfield, PA, joyously celebrated the canonization of St. Gaetano Errico. On October 12, while the canonization was taking place at the Vatican, St. Mary's in Fairfield, PA, was marking the occasion with a Mass of thanksgiving. His Excellency, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Harrisburg joined the community in honoring St. Gaetano.

Parishioners arrive for Mass
Parishioners arrive for Mass of thanksgiving for the Canonization of St. Gaetano Errico at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Linwood, NJ.
Photo by the Press of Atlantic City permission of the Editor.


Bishop Rhoades venerates a relic of St. Gaetano Errico.
Bishop Rhoades venerates a relic of St. Gaetano Errico.

pon his return from the canonization, Fr. Malcolm Macleod concelebrated a Thanksgiving Mass with other members of the congregation at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Linwood NJ. During his homily, Fr. Malcolm shared how he was touched by the outpouring of love by the people of the town of Secondigliano, Italy where the motherhouse of the congregation is located. "It was clear that they had long ago accepted St. Gaetano as a saint. The official canonization was an extra measure of what they all knew in their hearts of Gaetano Errico." .

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