. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL FATHER G COMES HOME TO ST LUCY'S...
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
"By its outreach to the neighborhood, the community of Saint Lucy gives witness to the Gospel and to the boundless love of God for all people...I pray that the Lord may continue to bless the people of Saint Lucy that they might continue along the path that leads to His kingdom and be a beacon of light and hope to all in need." Most Reverend Theodore E. McCarrick Then Archbishop of Newark
"The people of Saint Lucy's have been blessed, and they continue to be a blessing. I pray that the parish will always be a beacon of faith to young and old and a source of strength to all who are St. Lucy's Parish." Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarellli, D.D. Then Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
"In the spirit of St. Lucy, your patron, your parish community reaches out to embrace into one parish family brothers and sisters in the Faith from diverse national origins. The parish has always been known as a vibrant faith community where the love of God and concern for human needs are paramount. A wonderful example is in the unique housing program sponsored by the parish which has provided social outreach to hundreds of people. May the Lord continue to bless your efforts as you proclaim His Gospel and do His work in the years ahead." Most Reverend John M. Smith Then Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, Vicar General and Modererator of the Curia
"It would be most difficult even to imagine both the spiritual and temporal accomplishments of the past one hundred years. Yet we can measure success in the enduring faithlife of generations of priests, religious and people who have belonged and still belong to this family of believers. The Church building stands as a constant reminder of the love that produced it. I pray that the present family of St. Lucy's shall continue to provide the same witness and fidelity which enables us to celebrate this centennial. Most Reverend Joseph A. Francis, S.V.D. Then Regional Bishop of Essex County
"Let us thank God for all the graces that have come to each of your families in Newark and for the good that has been done during these 100 years through St. Lucy's. As a token of your thanks to your church and of your gratitude to God, may each of you try to make your family another Nazareth where prayer and work, love and sacrifice filled the life of the Holy Family. They grew in holiness together." Blessed Mother Teresa Calcutta, India
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT