We are so grateful for the love and support that you all have showered upon the Home after the news of Sister Jane’s passing. Her funeral will be held on April 30, 2021, at 5:00 AM Eastern time, 10:00 AM Cameroon time. You may view the Livestream of the funeral on the Good Shepherd Home's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/goodshepherdhomeforchildren
If you would like to help continue the work of the Good Shepherd Home, go to www.goodshepherdhome.org to learn more.
To read the Rev. Elizabeth Geitz’s book about Sister Jane’s incredible ministry at the Good Shepherd Home, go to:
Click the arrows in the upper right corner to look through the Good shepherd Home photo slideshow.
THE GARDEN OF HOPE IS SPRINGING BACK TO LIFE
AND REMINDING US TO REJOICE IN THE RESURRECTION
ANNUAL CAROA/NAECC LEADERS’ MEETING
This year’s Leader’s Meeting focused on ministry in a time of pandemic, and included a workshop on anti-racism led by Br. Masud Ibn Syedulla TSSF and the Rev. Charles Kramer, a workshop on online ministry by Diocese of Southwest Florida Communications Director Garland Pollard, a reflection on monastic guest-house ministry by Br. James Koester, SSJE, and a keynote address by Brother Don Bisson, FMS entitled Collective Dark Night: Journey Into Hope. Br. James Koester’s presentation can be downloaded HERE.
CAROA/NAECC members hope to hold next year’s Leaders’ Meeting in person at the Siena retreat center in Racine, Wisconsin. For more information on CAROA, go to www.caroa.net. For more information about NAECC, go to www.naecc.net.
A REFLECTION ON HOPE
BY SISTER VICTORIA MICHELLE
Expect good things – Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. – Psalm 5:12
Our Sisters frequently preach and provide meditations at our worship and for church congregations. CLICK HERE for a sermon on the Annunciation by Sister Linda Clare
CLICK HERE for a sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter by Sister Deborah Francis
ONLINE COMMEMORATION DAY
Saturday, June 19 at 10:00 AM
The Convent in the Spring sunshine.
Photo by Sister Suzanne Elizabeth
WE ARE INOCULATED!
THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: WE’RE GETTING THERE
To donate by check to our septic system replacement, make your check out to:
St. John the Baptist Foundation
"Septic Project" on the ledger line of your check.
Mail to: PO Box 240
Mendham, NJ .7945
To donate by PAYPAL, go to
and in the "purpose" section of your online donation type "Septic Project."
OUR MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY
We are making tentative plans for St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, which has been closed since March 2020, to reopen in October or November 2021. The reopening plan is of course dependent upon whether the COVID numbers are in a safer range, whether we can hire staff quickly enough, and whether we can comply with the state regulations on social distancing and sanitization. All guests at the Retreat House and Convent will be required to be fully vaccinated to ensure their safety and the safety of our staff. When we have a definite reopening date we will announce it on our website and on our Facebook page.
St. Marguerite's Retreat House and the Convent with blooms beginning to appear.
Belinda Brusch (SJBS 81) sent us these great pictures of her Aunt Beryl Angleman, who attended St. John Baptist School from 1946-48, and also of her grandmother Sara Angleman on the front lawn of the school. Belinda’s mother, Gail Angleman, also attended St. John Baptist School from 1951-1953.
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
All who are suffering from COVID, for all who have died from COVID, and for all who have lost loved ones to COVID.
All those affected by the recent and past mass shootings
For all healthcare workers and other essential workers.
For our Searchers who are discerning a call to the Religious life,
For the Clewer Initiative, and for our Sisters in England,
We pray especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed.
We would be honored to pray for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any prayer requests
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO
The DCLM Fund
The S.A.D. Foundation
The Community of the Transfiguration
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool
The Rev. Kevin Coffey
The Rev. Cynthia L. Black, DD and the people of the Church of the Redeemer
The Rev. John A. Rollins
The Rev. Lorna Erixson and the people of St. Mark’s Mendham
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn and the Church of the Messiah
The Rev. Victoria McGrath and the people of All Saints Millington
The Rev. Anne C. Thatcher and the people of St. Peters Morristown
TO SUPPORT OUR GENERAL FUND
Beautiful sunset behind the Retreat House
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR:
COVID-19 Resources from the Diocese of Newark
COVID-19 Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Dialogue from the Diocese of Newark
THE CLEWER INITIATIVE
PROGRAM founded by our Sisters in England and the Rt. Rev. Alastair Redfern
Would you like to help