The following is from Christopher Bell, President of Good Counsel Homes located in New Jersey. This event takes place on Saturday, August 17th.
Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., served as Good Counsel’s Chairman of the Board of Directors from March 10, 1985 until his death on October 3, 2014, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Since Father Benedict would have turned 86 this July, we will gather on Saturday, August 17, 2019 to celebrate his life by giving thanks for Father Benedict in remembrance of his life, his work, and his legacy.
Please join us in a humble birthday celebration for the life of Father Benedict at Most Blessed Sacrament Friary, 375 13th Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103. Parking entrance is located on 8th Street. (map)
The celebration will begin with Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Terry Messer, C.F.R. as the Main Celebrant. A luncheon will follow at 12:00 noon. Fr. Terry Messer will then offer a reflection on Fr. Benedict at 12:45 p.m.
This is a free event. Please RSVP by Monday, August 12th by calling 201-795-0637 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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