NJ Deanery Lenten Service

On the first Sunday of Lent, clergy and more then 250 faithful from  NJ Deanery Parishes  gathered at the Assumption Catholic Church for the veneration  the Shroud of Turin – Authentic Replica sanctioned by the Vatican and for praying the Akathist to the Divine Passion of Christ.  The  service  marked the beginning of the 2012 Lenten Season. After the service, two sermons were given by Rev. Joseph Szupa, Dean of Clergy for New Jersey  and  Rev. Andriy Dudkevych, Pastor of St. Nicholas Parish in Passaic, NJ.