Beyond The Beacon

46: How church history inspires our faith now

March 07, 2024 Diocese Of Paterson Season 1 Episode 46
Beyond The Beacon
46: How church history inspires our faith now
Show Notes

How can history inspire our faith? Bishop Kevin Sweeney and Jai Agnish visit Our Lady of the Magnificat in Kinnelon, N.J., for a remote podcast episode. On display in the church narthex is a giant museum-quality photo exhibition of the Shroud of Turin. Tune in to the video version of this episode for the full impact! This week's guest, Father Steven Shadwell, elaborates on how this unique historical experience came to life at his parish. In addition to three life-size photographs of the actual Shroud, the exhibit includes over 40 storyboards depicting various aspects of the history of the Shroud. Call the parish office at 973-838-6838 to reserve a Wednesday night tour slot or to learn more.

On this episode, Bishop Kevin also discusses the temporary closure of the historic St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Paterson on March 1. The parishioners of St. Michael's have been invited to attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a few blocks away, where they will be warmly welcomed by Msgr. Geno Sylva, the priests, staff, and parishioners.

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Learn more about the Shroud of Turin exhibit here, or call the parish office of Our Lady of the Magnificat in Kinnelon, N.J., at 973-838-6838.

Learn more about the Diocese of Paterson's pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress here.

An evening of Eucharistic adoration and praise and worship is Sunday, March 10, at St. Mary's in Pompton Lakes, N.J., at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Learn more about opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation offered every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during Lent at all of our parishes here.

Register for a synod listening session here.

Produced by Jai Agnish and Bishop Kevin Sweeney for the Diocese of Paterson. Production assistance from Cecile Pagliarulo.
Thank you to the staff of Our Lady of the Magnificat for their assistance on location.
Engineered and edited by Jai Agnish.
Illustrations by Dennis Dalelio.
Music by Jai Agnish.

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