ASSOCIATES OF NEW JERSEY Our Associates throughout the various states are busy doing the works of the Lord with joy and love. Here is giving you an update on some of the ministries that go on in Burlington County, N.J. Which include St. Katherine Drexel Parish (All Saints and St. Paul), Resurrection Parish (St. Casmir and Holy Name) and Jesus, the Good Shepherd (St. Peter and St. Joseph). Loretta Abate, Delores Churry, Frances Scartocci, Shirley Snow, and Olga Wasielewski visit Marcella Nursing Home to pray the rosary each month with the residents who look forward to their coming. The ladies also give office assistance to their parish rectory once a month. Olga Wasielewski ministers for her parish as sacristan, Eucharistic minister at Mass and homes, as well. Vincent de Paul Society at All Saints. Other Eucharistic Ministers that serve their parish both at Mass, Nursing Homes and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Willingboro, NJ are Midge Boyle, Libby Villari, Isabel Ricigliana, and Sharon Marino. Sharon Marino is busy transporting young women to the hospital to deliver their babies, or to doctor’s appointments for Good Counsel Home in Riverside. She also does volunteer work at CODE BLUE HOMELESS SHELTER in Delanco where she gets hot meals ready for dinner and stays overnight. People in the various towns also drop off food, clothing and baby equipment to her home to be distributed to Good Counsel Home. Another associate, Barbara Winiarski, does Bereavement counseling for families who have lost young children. She is a volunteer and consultant for HOPE NONPROFIT organization. Barb also does volunteer work at the food pantry for her Church in Berlin, NJ. She and other Associates pray at the Abortion Center near Cherry Hill, NJ. Kathy Fletcher is presently the local minister of the Secular Franciscan community in Haddonfield, NJ. It is here that she shares the charism and spirituality of St. Francis. Midge Boyle is an Associate who continues to provide religious articles to our missions in Brazil and the Dominican Republic Isabell Ricigliano is a Eucharistic minister at the Masonic Home, Lourdes Hospital and the Homebound of her parish. She activates phone calls for those who have recently lost a loved one in the parish. She also makes rosary beads for the missions. Josephine Morrison has been active with visiting the sick in her parish and doing various parish activities. Presently, she is recuperating from an illness. Jadja (Monica) Chojnacka is one of our traveling prayer apostles. She has an early morning holy hour at a nearby church each week as well as travels all the way to Doylestown to spend the night in prayer on First Fridays. Her other ministry at present is caring for sick family members. Jadja loves to cook for us and we especially love her soups.