Our Mary Ann Schoettly, beloved friend and co-pastor of our community has moved on to the next journey of life. Mary Ann McCarthy Schoettly was an ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priest, held Masters Degrees in Theology, Administration and Supervision, and Science, as well as certificates in Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction. Mary Ann was a life-long teacher – teaching biology at Newton high school, theology at colleges, religious education programs (CCD, Confirmation, RCIA, Renew 2000), Stephen Ministry and retreat work, along with courses for other online educational programs. Mary Ann most currently pastored Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community, in Sussex County, NJ, volunteered as a Spiritual Caregiver with the Chaplain’s Office at Newton Medical Center, led a Spirituality Group for Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, and facilitated a small faith-sharing community, in addition to volunteering for Pathways to Prosperity in Newton. She was active in CTA, VOTF and her local Catholic Communities. We will miss her every single day….with love and peace….
What we’re about…
We are a welcoming, inclusive community practicing the discipleship of equals found in early church communities. All gifts are honored and all gifts are offered in service to the People of God. In each of our lives, we seek to bring the joy, light, compassion and peace of Christ to those around us, especially to those most in need.
Our liturgies serve as an alternative to the regular celebration of Mass experienced in most parishes. Please Join us! Come and See!
Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 10am, at the Walter C. Lynch Senior Center in Knoll Heights Village, 40 Trapasso Drive, Sparta New Jersey.
On the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1pm we celebrate at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ.