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the Door
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The Mission of
RENEW International
RENEW International fosters spiritual renewal
in the Catholic tradition by empowering
individuals and communities to encounter God
in everyday life, deepen and share faith, and
connect faith with action.
La misión de
RENEW International
RENEW International promueve la renovación
espiritual enraizada en la tradición de la
Iglesia Católica, inspirando y preparando a
comunidades y creyentes para descubrir la
presencia de Dios en lo cotidiano, profundizar y
compartir la fe, y expresarla en sus actos.
La mission de
RENEW International
RENEW International favorise le ressourcement
spirituel selon la tradition catholique en
favorisant la rencontre de Dieu dans la vie de
tous les jours. Les participants et participantes
approfondissent et partagent leur foi, pour
ensuite en inspirer leur action.
About the cover:
RENEW International opens the door to faith and invites everyone
to encounter Jesus Christ in community with others.
From top to bottom:
• DEBOUT Ensemble dans le Christ began with a diocesan prayer
event in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Canada.
• Students discuss faith at King’s College, site of Campus RENEW.
Visit us at:
• Small Christian communities are welcoming environments in the Diocese
of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. (photo © 2013 Catholic Extension)
• Prayer is an essential feature of ARISE Together in Christ in the
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. (photo by Francie Hogan,
Today’s Catholic)
From Our President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A Message from Our Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Pastoral Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
• ARISE Together in Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
• Why Catholic? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
• New Pastoral Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
• Renewing the Priestly Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
• Young Adult Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
• Parish-based Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
• Where RENEW Serves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
• RENEW Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Development Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Financial Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Management & Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
RENEW Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Connect with RENEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
RENEW International Annual Report | 2013
From Our President
Dear Friends of RENEW,
The open door image reminds me of this famous scene from the old TV series
Dragnet in which Sgt. Joe Friday is talking to Father Rojas about a theft from a church:
Sgt. Joe Friday: Was the statue there before Mass?
Fr. Rojas: I don’t know, but it was there last night.
“…they called the church
together and reported what
God had done with them and
how he had opened the door
of faith to the Gentiles.”
~ Acts 14:27
Sgt. Friday: How late is the church open?
Fr. Rojas: All night.
Sgt. Friday: You leave it wide open…so any thief can walk in?
Fr. Rojas: (quietly) Particularly thieves, Sergeant.
Open doors invite the passerby to come and see what is inside. Even more promising
is an open door from which a friendly face beckons us to come in. As I look outside
my office window I can see the doors of the church across the street. I watch people
enter throughout the day. It is good to see that some church doors are still left open for
anyone — that’s anyone, Sergeant — who feels a call to enter.
In the Acts of the Apostles, we read about the first missionary activity of the early
Christian community. The disciples of Jesus, fired up by the Spirit, invited all to an encounter
with the living Christ. The disciples opened the door of faith not only to the Jewish people
but also to the Gentiles, an idea that shocked and even scandalized some folks.
This past year Pope Benedict XVI in his letter The Door of Faith proclaimed a Year
of Faith celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II and the twentieth anniversary
of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Holy Father wrote, “The Year of Faith … is
a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Savior of the
world” (The Door of Faith, 6).
Through our pastoral offerings, and the small communities that we form and
nurture, we at RENEW International, in a unique way, help the Church to hold open
its door and invite people to come in. In these welcoming, prayerful settings, people
refresh or even rediscover their faith in God and in his Son, Jesus Christ, as they share
faith and life and then go out through that same door to carry the living Gospel into the
world in works of charity and acts of justice.
Through your prayer and support, you are an indispensable part of that mission.
Thank you for the generous spirit with which you help to keep the door of faith open
With warmest regards and gratitude,
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
President and Executive Director
Opening the Door to Faith
A Message from Our Board
Dear RENEW Supporters,
It has been gratifying to see, as a member of the Board of Trustees of RENEW
International over the past 13 years, that RENEW has opened the door of faith for
so many Catholics. The openness and welcome of Jesus’ own ministry is reflected in
RENEW’s faith-sharing processes and exhibited in the support its staff gives to dioceses
and parishes around the world.
This same spirit is reflected internally at RENEW. The collaboration between the
Board of Trustees and the RENEW staff is a unique and enlightening experience. Trustees
regularly enjoy face-to-face encounters with RENEW leadership. Trustees have also
enthusiastically accepted the invitation to lend their knowledge and skills in various
areas of RENEW’s operation, such as helping the organization to develop its strategic
plan and to incorporate best management practices at every level. The board has been
impressed by RENEW’s implementation of cutting-edge business tools that help the
organization take maximum advantage of its cumulative experience and talents so as
to improve both the impact and the sustainability of the services and resources it offers.
The board has also endorsed RENEW’s timely and prudent use of funds from its
endowment to develop a central data base and otherwise improve and expand the
technology that helps to further the mission of evangelization. As the world changes,
so does RENEW. By using modern communications technology through a variety of
media, RENEW is maximizing its reach.
For more than 30 years, RENEW has helped Catholic people share their faith and
put it into practice in their daily lives. We are committed to continue this mission more
effectively and more efficiently than ever.
Thank you for your prayers and for your support of RENEW International.
Sincerely yours,
Joseph Franzetti
Chair, Board of Trustees
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An ARISE youth group from St. Lawrence in New Hamburg, MO (Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau),
chose outreach to the less fortunate as their action step. They baked cookies for the elderly, collected
canned goods, and made home visits.
RENEW International helps
Catholics open the door between
faith and everyday life. RENEW
International’s pastoral resources
employ Scripture, prayer, reflection,
and faith sharing to help people
meeting in small communities
deepen their relationship with
Jesus and their appreciation of
Catholic teaching—goals of this
Year of Faith—and then live
their faith in acts of charity and
justice in the home, school, and
workplace. The Church intends
for the New Evangelization to first
revitalize the commitment of the
Catholic family itself. More than
400,000 people are responding
to that call by participating in
RENEW programs.
The next few pages present RENEW International’s offerings for dioceses and parishes around the
world. The comments and stories in these pages exemplify the experiences of Catholics young and old,
laity and clergy, who are working to build vibrant communities that make the promise of the Gospel a
reality in the world.
Opening the Door to Faith
ARISE Together in Christ
Participants of ARISE from St. Jude Parish in Fort
Wayne, IN, gather for one of the fall faith-sharing sessions.
(Photo by Francie Hogan, courtesy of Today’s Catholic.)
ARISE Together in Christ is a three-year, parish-centered
translation met the needs of Burmese communities in Fort
process of spiritual renewal and evangelization that helps
Wayne-South Bend and the Diocese of Owensboro, KY. This
people become more committed disciples of Jesus Christ.
brings the total number of languages for ARISE to seven.
The goals of ARISE are:
• Teaching and witnessing to the word of God in Scripture
• Six new dioceses began this process in English, Spanish,
• Developing enduring communities of faith and service
and French: Owensboro, KY; Fort Wayne-South Bend,
• Providing a concrete and practical means of
IN; Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO; Crookston, MN;
Lubbock, TX; and St. Boniface, Canada.
RENEW International strives to serve the multicultural
• More than 34,000 participants in 398 parishes in nine
church. DEBOUT, the French-Canadian version of ARISE, was
dioceses in the United States and Canada participated.
developed in response to the needs of the Church in Canada.
• With support from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind,
Working with translators in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-
RENEW published our first large-print participant books
South Bend, RENEW published ARISE in Burmese. The new
in Spanish for low-vision participants.
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ARISE Together in Christ
“Sharing what God is doing
in our lives and how we
all struggle with different
challenges makes our unity
more real to me. I have grown
closer to my community and
to God. I thank God and my
Church for helping me to have
the courage and strength to keep
on going through my troubles
and find peace and joy in times
of despair. I went to confession
for the first time in 20 years,
and it was a wonderful and
emotional experience.”
Parishioners of St. Cecilia’s Church in Kennett, MO, gather for a LEVÁNTATE faith-sharing session.
(Photo provided by Catholic Extension. © 2013.)
~ Blessed Sacrament Parish,
Archdiocese of St. Boniface,
“One of our parish’s small
Christian community leaders
passed away last year. Her group
initiated ARISE Project Irene
in her memory. The group has
since coordinated a food drive
and volunteered at St. Mary
Church Interfaith Community
Services to serve the homeless.”
~ St. George Parish,
Diocese of Stockton, CA
ARISE participants from St. Linus Parish in the Diocese of Stockton answered God’s call to serve by bringing food and
clothing to the homeless.
Opening the Door to Faith
ARISE Together in Christ
“I had thought of going on a
mission prior to the ARISE program
this past year, but I never acted
on it. Then we started Season 2 of
ARISE, titled Change Our Hearts.
The book calls on us to ask God’s
help to change our hearts and turn
more toward him. During one of
our ARISE meetings, I heard about
Chalice, a Catholic organization
out of Nova Scotia that does work
and supports volunteers in Asia,
Haiti, Latin America, Ukraine,
and Africa. I contacted them and
sponsored a child in Peru and
one in Tanzania. After a few weeks, Chalice contacted me with information on a medical mission to
Tanzania. In the south of Tanzania, we cared for 1900 patients, visited and fed school children, and
visited our sponsored families at the orphanage. We also raised $15,000 towards outfitting the newly
built maternity ward serving the Songea region of Tanzania.”
~John Couto
ARISE Participant
St. Joseph Parish,
Diocese of London, Canada
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Why Catholic?
Residents at the Boston Home prepare for a Why Catholic? session. Why Catholic? is expanding in the
Archdiocese of Boston thanks to generous grants from the Lynch and Birmingham foundations.
Why Catholic?/¿Por qué ser católico? is a concrete approach to helping adults deepen
their Catholic faith and connect its teachings to their everyday lives. It provides a total
parish experience that is suited for everyone, especially parents with children preparing
for sacraments, RCIA candidates, and catechists looking to deepen their faith. Through
small Christian communities in every parish, participants are inspired to proclaim their
“When I became a facilitator of
a group of men I thought, “It’s
going to be tough.” But we’ve
met now for four years over
breakfast, and it is a great group.
This past year, with the book
PRAY: Christian Prayer,
I learned so much: how to pray
in different ways, praying often,
getting closer to God in prayer. It
has changed my life.”
~ Holy Cross Church,
Diocese of Reno, NV
faith in prayer, in support for each other, and in everyday actions.
• The Why Catholic? process is being translated into French for Canada.
• Our efforts to serve the U.S. military expanded to include the Eastern Vicariate of
the Archdiocese for Military Services, thanks to a generous grant from the Raskob
Foundation and diocesan underwriting from Catholic Extension.
• In the Archdiocese of Boston, training for small community leaders was held in
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Chinese.
• Cardinal O’Malley and the Appeal Office of the Archdiocese of Boston highlighted
the blessings of Why Catholic? small-group faith sharing in
the annual archdiocesan appeal video shown in all parishes.
View this video segment using your smart-phone or tablet
device with this QR code or visit
Opening the Door to Faith
Why Catholic?
RENEW staff members are always
willing to travel to bring spiritual
renewal to people and parishes in
far-flung destinations.
Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP, is
pictured on her way to the Kenai
Peninsula to deliver Why Catholic?
to parishes in the Archdiocese of
Anchorage, Alaska.
RENEW also serves two military
bases in Anchorage and Kodiak,
The intrepid Sr. Maureen has
presented pastoral services across the
globe from Canada and Germany, to
Korea and Nigeria, making RENEW
truly “International.”
“In the four years our group has been together, we have supported one another in joyous times as well as times
of great sadness. A son with minor brain surgery, a daughter in a toxic relationship, a grandson with drug
addiction, the death of a father-in-law, a broken relationship between a parent and two daughters, and a faith
journey crisis. In each situation we provided compassion and support. As our four-year sessions come to an
end, we can continue to work together to support one another and our community.”
~ St. Vincent de Paul Parish,
Diocese of Fort Worth, TX
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New Pastoral Offerings
Turning Points is a new video series with faith stories of real-life Catholics.
Catholics across the globe are called to be agents of a “New Evangelization,” a renewed
effort to live each day in a way that brings the Gospel to family members, friends, and
neighbors. RENEW International is responding to this pastoral need in the Church by
developing fresh, innovative ways to help parishes engage parishioners on a deeper
level. RENEW’s processes provide opportunities for adult Catholics to encounter Christ
within small communities and share God’s love with others.
Be My Witness: Formation for the New Evangelization develops vibrant parishes that
“Every pastoral program must
transmit the true novelty of the
Gospel, and be centered on a
personal and living encounter
with Jesus. It should also be
ordered to eliciting in all people
a generous embrace of the faith,
and a willingness to accept the
call to be witnesses.”
~ Proposition 42,
Synod for the New Evangelization
for the Transmission of the
Christian Faith
move from “maintenance mode” to the mission of forming fully committed disciples.
The engaged Catholics who are formed by this process will have confidence to welcome
others back to faith and to address social issues through the lens of the Gospel.
• The Diocese of Tyler, TX, has committed to pilot this process beginning in fall 2014
• The process is available in Spanish as Sean mis testigos: Formación para una nueva
Turning Points: Witness Stories: this integral component of the Be My Witness process
is a series of videos in which men and women tell their personal stories of spiritual
awakening and conversion. These videos will inspire other Catholics, who may have
little experience speaking to others about the positive role of faith in daily life, to a more
dynamic level of discipleship. • RENEW International received generous funding for Turning Points from the
Catholic Communications Campaign of the U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops and Our Sunday Visitor Foundation.
• Also available in Spanish as Cambios de rumbos: Historias de testigos
• View online at
Opening the Door to Faith
New Pastoral Offerings
Three new pastoral offerings roll out to
parishes this coming year.
New Wine, New Wineskins: A Faith-Sharing Resource for Restructuring Parishes
seeks to address the spiritual needs of Catholics dealing with a range of feelings—from
sadness to anger to hopefulness—as their parishes are restructured.
• The process will be piloted in the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ, which approached
RENEW for assistance in meeting
the needs of
parishioners affected by
restructuring and mergers.
La justicia brota de la fe: Formación en la fe y en la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia
connects faith with love of neighbor by presenting the scriptural foundation of the
Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church. The process, offered completely in Spanish,
weaves together the unique circumstances, stories, and experiences of immigrant
families, youth, and newly arrived immigrants.
• The Diocese of Stockton, California, is piloting this new resource in more than 20
Latino parishes in fall 2013.
“It is an invitation into
dialogue, an invitation to
imagine new wineskins for the
new wine that is the people of
God in the 21st century.”
~ Jeffry Odell Korgen
New Wine, New Wineskins
Executive Director of
Diocesan Planning,
Diocese of Metuchen
“We are called to transform the world around us in light of the Gospel. La justicia brota de la fe is a treasure
I wholeheartedly recommend to all those who desire to follow Christ more faithfully.”
~ Timothy Matovina, MDiv, PhD,
Professor of Theology and Executive Director of the Institute for Latino Studies,
University of Notre Dame
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Renewing the Priestly Heart
Sr. Honora Nolty, OP, facilitates a discussion of topics
from Renewing the Priestly Heart with priests of the
Round Valley Deanery in the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ.
“Renewing the Priestly Heart
was an answer to a prayer for
us. Many priests have expressed
a real desire and need for
fraternity with other priests. I
would recommend the process
because it has been a gift from
God that came at just the
moment we needed it most.”
~ Fr. Gerald Westphal,
Pastor, St. Boniface Parish
Renewing the Priestly Heart,
Archdiocese of Montreal
Renewing the Priestly Heart is a clergy renewal process designed to strengthen and
deepen priestly identity and fraternity among priests.
“To my brother priests, I
thank you for all you in do
service to the Lord and our
beloved Church. I encourage
your personal growth as you
join your fellow priests as
participants in Renewing the
Priestly Heart. It is my prayer
that these reflections will
help those who are seeking to
refresh their souls and renew
their zeal.”
~ Timothy Cardinal Dolan,
Archbishop of New York
The process starts with a Day of Reflection for clergy. During this kickoff event,
RENEW presenters facilitate discussions on priestly life and form priests into small
groups which meet regularly for faith sharing. The resource book was written by
Fr. John Sassani of the Archdiocese of Boston and features insights on the priesthood by
Timothy Cardinal Dolan.
• Days of Reflection were led by RENEW presenters in the dioceses of Brooklyn,
Metuchen, and Davenport, and the archdioceses of New York and Montreal,
• Sr. Terry presented a keynote address on Renewing the Priestly Heart in Reno, NV, at
the annual conference of the National Federation of Priest Councils. Her keynote
was featured in the April 26, 2013 National Catholic Reporter.
• The Diocese of Tyler, TX, plans to launch Renewing the Priestly Heart with its first
priest convocation in decades in October 2013.
Opening the Door to Faith
Young Adult Ministry
Fr. James Lease, right, speaks about faith and science at a Theology on Tap
event in York, PA, in the Diocese of Harrisburg.
(Reprinted with permission of the York Daily Record/York Sunday News.)
Creative event posters from ToT groups
all over the country designed to get young
adults meeting and talking.
RENEW Theology on Tap and Campus RENEW offer innovative solutions to one of today’s
most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. Theology
on Tap reaches young adults “where they are” in a literal and figurative sense, while
inviting them to discover how faith can give meaning to their everyday lives. It is a way
for dioceses and parishes to discover (or rediscover) these young adults in comfortable,
relaxed settings like restaurants, bars, and parish halls. Campus RENEW brings students
together to reflect upon how God is at work in this formative period of their lives.
• 16 new dioceses started Theology on Tap, including dioceses in England, Canada,
and South Africa.
• Campus ministry departments at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, and
King’s College, Wilkes Barre, PA, began the Campus RENEW process.
“This year is our biggest ToT
ever, happening at 10 sites
across the archdiocese!”
~ Young Adult Ministry,
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
“Campus RENEW is a great way
for any student to deepen his
or her faith. It brings students
together to make friends and
enjoy a peaceful time to find the
deeper meaning of their lives.”
~ Robert Moulton,
Core Team Member,
Campus RENEW,
King’s College, Class of 2014
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Parish-based Offerings
Mary Beth Oria, RENEW staff, highlights RENEW’s resource selection
at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. This event draws
more than 25,000 catechists, parish ministers, and diocesan leaders.
During this Year of Faith, RENEW International has promoted
– In connection with both resources, RENEW partnered
resources to parishes across the country as simple yet
with Holy Cross Family Ministries to offer their DVD
effective ways for adults to awaken and deepen their faith.
Rosary Stars in which two dozen entertainment and
RENEW International’s offerings, which can be purchased on
sports figures reflect on the mysteries of the rosary.
RENEW’s website, include faith-sharing books, multimedia
• Lenten Longings/Reflexiones en Cuaresma:
spiritual resources, downloadable parish materials, parish
RENEW offers resources to engage Catholics in a
kits, and web-based training tailored to meet the needs of
meaningful Lenten experience. Books for Year C, with
individual parishes and small Christian communities.
themes drawn from the Sunday readings, were introduced
for the 2013 Lenten season, completing the series. RENEW
• At Prayer with Mary/No Temas, María: When Pope
Benedict XVI declared the Year of Faith, the Vatican
recommended renewed appreciation for Mary as an
also produced a companion Spanish music CD, Comunidad
que canta: Himnos para la Cuaresma.
• Advent Awakenings/Reflexiones en Adviento:
important aspect of the observance. In keeping with
RENEW offered these English and Spanish faith-sharing
this goal, RENEW introduced these two new Marian
resources for the holy season of Advent in Year C. In
addition to sessions on Sunday readings, participant
– No Temas, María won third place in this year’s national
books offer devotions for use by families at home.
“Excellence in Publishing Awards” given by the
• Ebooks:
Association of Catholic Publishers in the “Spanish”
All of the resources listed above, and others, are now
offered in ebook versions sold in the Amazon, Barnes &
Noble, and iTunes bookstores.
Opening the Door to Faith
Parish-based Offerings
This small group in Anchorage includes
homebound members.
“Faith sharing in small groups is very appealing to the Native People of the Archdiocese of Anchorage
whose community is deeply rooted in oral tradition. During Lent, seven small groups with 55 members
shared on Lenten Longings and engaged in outreach activities, many of which focused on the
Lenten Longings helped our family connect with cousins, siblings, and each other. We especially enjoyed
the trust we built as a group and the singing we shared. We learned more about the importance of reading
Scripture before Mass and felt more prepared for Easter as a family. Lenten Longings pushed us out of
our comfort zones and challenged us to commit to action in our lives. God always gives us what we need.
He provided this time of fellowship so we could see him at work in our home and in our hearts.”
~ Bridgette, Sam, and John Michael,
Native Ministry
Archdiocese of Anchorage
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RENEW Serves Comm
British Columbia
RENEW’s Pastoral
Process Locations*
Why Catholic? (green)
Military Services (blue)
RENEW Africa (purple)
Jóvenes para Cristo (magenta)
Theology on Tap (brown)
Campus RENEW (orange)
*Does not include individual parish/small Christian community activity.
Opening the Door to Faith
munities Worldwide
Nova Scotia
Caribbean Sea
El Salvador
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RENEW Worldwide
Young people take to the streets in a joyful
procession during Diocesan Youth Day in the
Diocese of Sonsonate, El Salvador. The diocese
is now in the third season of Jovénes para Cristo.
“Before Jóvenes para Cristo
(JpC), the parish was always
a place “for adults” where
young people did not have a
space to share their faith in
Jesus Christ. Now, thanks to
the JpC process and materials,
youth attend group meetings
and discover Jesus as a brother,
walking with his people and
knowing their struggles and
needs. This understanding has
awakened their desire to work
for the Kingdom of God in the
social context of the community.
Focusing on issues such as
pollution and alcohol and drug
use has led to projects that will
serve the community.
The young have discovered
that their participation in the
Church is both possible and
~ Cristina Quiroga
JpC Parish Coordinator
San Bartolomé Apóstol Parish
Archdiocese of Santiago,
RENEW International works to support the Latin American bishops in their call to
advance the “nueva evangelización” (new evangelization) of the people in Central and
South America.
Jóvenes para Cristo (Youth for Christ) is a process which strengthens faith and fosters
a missionary spirit among the large and growing youth population. ¿Por qué ser católico?
continues to serve adults in parishes in Venezuelan dioceses by strengthening their
faith and confidence as Catholics.
Central America:
• RENEW is serving youth across 150 parishes in six dioceses in El Salvador, Honduras,
and Guatemala.
• The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for the Church in Latin America
awarded a grant to dioceses working with RENEW International in El Salvador,
Honduras, and Guatemala to expand RENEW’s work with youth.
Opening the Door to Faith
RENEW Worldwide
Students enjoy the ¿Por qué ser católico?
Retreat Day at Carabobo University
in Valencia, Venezuela.
Three couples were married in
our parish during the process
of faith sharing on the book
CELEBRAR, which reflects upon
the blessings of the sacraments.
The extraordinary “celebration”
was the direct result of RENEW
International’s faith-sharing
process, ¿Por qué ser católico?
through which small Christian
communities explore the
teachings of the Catechism
of the Catholic Church. Now,
these three couples lead new
small Christian communities in
their neighborhood.
~ Nordia and José Roberto Rojas
Parish Coordinators
Santos Ángeles Custodios Parish,
Archdiocese of Valencia,
Attendees share faith during the ¿Por qué ser católico? retreat at the seminary chapel in Valencia. Normedi Herrera, left,
designed the logo polo shirt she is wearing and that her parish team wore to publicize the program.
South America:
• ¿Por qué ser católico? continues to grow in the Diocese of Valencia, Venezuela, with
32 parishes and 2,000 participants.
• RENEW launched ¿Por qué ser católico? in the dioceses of Cabimas and Cumaná,
• The Vollmer Foundation generously supports our efforts to establish a selfsustaining effort in Venezuela.
• RENEW has been invited to make presentations in the dioceses of Trujillo, Carora,
Barinas, San Carlos, and La Guaira.
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RENEW Worldwide
Fikele, parish team leader, and Odilon Molapo,
archdiocesan assistant director of evangelization,
participate in the RENEW Africa training for
Season III in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg
“RENEW Africa challenged our
faith. We no longer felt that
we were just church-goers
but rather had broken with
the traditional custom of only
attending Mass on Sunday and
doing nothing during the week.
We still have to work on the
action steps each week, as we
struggle as a group to reach out
to our brothers and sisters.”
~ St. Joseph the Worker Parish,
Archdiocese of Johannesburg,
South Africa
RENEW Africa invites communities to pray, reflect on Scripture, deepen communion
with one another and with Christ, and to reach out in service to others as an essential
expression of their faith. This dynamic, parish-based process is built on the faith
“It was so beneficial to learn
again about the sacraments,
but this time from an insightful
adult perspective. I also think
we can relate to the sacraments
more and in deeper ways having
done the [Why Catholic?]
course. The term ‘eye opening’
comes to mind.”
experiences of Africans in their daily lives. Training sessions encourage the development
~ Corpus Christi Parish,
Diocese of Port Elizabeth,
South Africa
to “hear the Word, pray the Word, share the Word, and live the Word as they gather in
of lay leadership, essential to becoming a truly self-sustaining Church. Dioceses that
complete the RENEW Africa process continue to support small communities with Why
Catholic? Journey through the Catechism. Five dioceses in South Africa, both Roman
Catholic and Anglican, are working with RENEW International.
• The Archdiocese of Johannesburg launched RENEW Africa with a procession and
multicultural eucharistic celebration that gathered over 5,000 people at a local
stadium. Each parish was presented with a tree, the symbol of Christ, after which
Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, OMI, sent the assembly forth with the commission
small Christian communities with RENEW Africa as guide.”
• The Archdiocese of Pretoria launches in fall 2013 with a season on forgiveness and
reconciliation in Lent 2014.
ENEW is working toward establishing a permanent national office in Port Elizabeth,
South Africa to expand this ministry regionally.
Opening the Door to Faith
RENEW International President Sr. Terry with Gala honorees
(from left) Mike Catanzaro; Sr. Terry; Fr. Joe Healey, MM; and Lisa Meehan.
(photo by Michael Gabriele, The Catholic Advocate)
RENEW International’s priority is always to serve all parishes that
desire to renew their faith and build the Church, regardless of their
economic situation. We have been able to fulfill this mission, not
only in the designated “mission dioceses” in the United States but
also in Latin America and Africa, because of the charitable funding
and donations we receive.
“What RENEW International
does for our faith is so
important. … It offers people
a more in-depth opportunity to
share faith and put faith into
~ Michael Catanzaro,
George Link Jr. Charitable Trust,
2013 President’s Award recipient
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• In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, RENEW’s total net development revenue
was $626,000. To the almost 500 individuals, foundations, vendors, and religious
organizations that supported us this past year, thank you for your generosity!
RENEW International
Sources of Development Revenue (% by type, dollars in thousands)
Sr. Ann Mutinda leads the guests at the Gala in
an African song.
Major Gifts
Prayer Garden
Legacy Society
The Msgr. Thomas A.
Kleissler Legacy Society
Founder’s Circle, a group of
charter members in RENEW
International’s estate giving
plan, was established through
the generous commitment of
these benefactors:
• Monica Garofalo
• Robert and Margaret Graham
• Lynn Hull
• Msgr. Thomas Kleissler
• Kevin Lawler
• Jack and Kathy Norris
• Mary Noel Page
Direct Appeals/Other
• At our annual Gala, RENEW honored three outstanding individuals who demonstrate
commitment to their Catholic faith and put faith into action through their outreach
to others. The 2013 honorees were Rev. Joseph G. Healey, MM; Michael Catanzaro;
and Lisa Marie Meehan.
• Seven friends of RENEW helped us launch the Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler Legacy
members. We received our first
gift this year from our great friend
and former trustee, Kevin Lawler
(pictured left), who passed away
in April 2013.
ur new Tree of Life Prayer
Garden was dedicated with an
outdoor Mass on June 20, 2013.
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RENEW’s Fr. Alejandro; Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler, co-founder of RENEW; and Sr. Terry in the Prayer
Garden, with long-time friends and supporters, George and Pat Erdman, and Sr. Mary McGuinness, OP.
Tree of Life
Prayer Garden
A view of the cross with the altar set for the Prayer
Garden Dedication Mass held on June 20, 2013.
In addition to offering a peaceful setting for prayer and
reflection, the Tree of Life Prayer Garden provides an
opportunity to honor loved ones, alive or deceased, by
having their names etched in the pavers. Teak benches
with dedication plaques are also part of the garden.
For more information about the Tree of Life Prayer
Garden, contact Dorothy Ott at 908-769-5400, ext. 112;
[email protected]
The Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler Legacy Society
expands RENEW International’s estate-giving opportunities
and includes bequests and gifts that involve stocks, real
estate, life insurance, trusts, and charitable annuities.
To help RENEW and honor Fr. Tom in this new way,
contact Sr. Honora Nolty, OP, at 908-769-5400, ext. 162;
[email protected]
RENEW International Annual Report | 2013
• RENEW International stayed focused on balancing its long-term mission growth goals with careful cost
control and investment management in an uncertain economic environment. Total income grew in fiscal
2013 driven by strong investment results and expense reduction.
• The following table and graphs contain key financial data for fiscal years ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.
• Additional financial information is contained in the 2013 audited financial statements, which can be
obtained on RENEW International’s web site at
RENEW International Key Statistics
Fiscal Year Ended June 30
(dollars in thousands)
Operating Revenue
Operating Expenses
Operating Income/(loss)
Total Assets (without Endowment)
Total Assets (with the Endowment)
Total Net Assets
Capital Spending
Ratio of Current Assets (with Endowment) to Current Liabilities
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts 4.9%
Return on Average Endowment Balance
Endowment Income
RENEW International
Cost Allocation (% by type, dollars in thousands)
$235 8%
$250 6%
FY 2012 Actual
Program Costs
Development Costs
Gen & Admin Costs
FY 2013 Actual
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RENEW International
Sources of Revenue (in thousands)
RENEW International
Balance Sheet Components: June 30, 2013 (in thousands)
Fixed Assets
Other Assets $107
FY 2013 Actual
FY 2012 Actual
Management & Operations
RENEW International is a mission-driven organization. To
Staff development: Skills training, spiritual retreats, and
increase our mission impact in a financially sustainable way,
strategic planning days build our professional and ministerial
we focus on consistently growing our organizational capacity.
• As part of our annual overnight staff planning days, all
Technology: Our three-phase Enterprise Plan positions
staff members performed the Clifton StrengthsFinder
RENEW to embrace advances to better serve our constituents,
self-assessment process to improve personal and team
drive revenue, and reduce expenses.
• Phase 1, the centralized reporting system, is underway.
Coming next: a new web store platform and an online
learning and multimedia system.
• Network and phone system upgrades and cloud-based
email have increased speed and security, at lower cost.
• GoToMeeting, used for online meetings and training, has
saved staff travel time and costs, and offered convenience.
Management practices: Our updated five-year strategic
plan defines our desired outcomes and guides our actions.
• A “dashboard” of financial measures and key performance
indicators gives us timely snapshots and highlights critical
areas for action.
• Increased use of pastoral and customer surveys offers
insights for our decision making.
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RENEW Board and staff members work on strategic goals at the annual retreat day.
$20,000 and above
Birmingham Foundation (Osterville, MA)
James and Loretta Colotto Foundation, Inc.(Hackensack, NJ)
George and Patricia Erdman
Kevin and Marie Lawler (Legacy Gift)
The George Link, Jr. Charitable Trust (Milltown, NJ)
Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc. (New York, NY)
The Lynch Foundation (Boston, MA)
Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities (Wilmington,DE)
Frank and Mimi Walsh - Sandy Hill Foundation (Morristown, NJ)
USCCB Catholic Communication Campaign (Washington, DC)
Vollmer Foundation (Venezuela, SA)
$10,000 and above
James and Virginia Collins
Raymond and Catherine Donovan
Healey Family Foundation (Morristown, NJ)
Florence Jacobson
Our Sunday Visitor Institute (Huntington, IN)
William and Mary Noel Page
$5,000 and above
Ronald and Rosemary Bushwell
Don and Esther Daniels - The Daniels Group Inc.
(New Providence, NJ)
Floyd and Dolly Donahue
Diocese of Metuchen
The Charles Englehardt Foundation (New York, NY)
The Catholic Community at Fort Belvoir, VA
Joseph and Patricia Franzetti
Stephen and Kate Howe
News America Marketing (New York, NY)
Mrs. John P. McNulty
John Mooney and Patricia Dinneen
John Mulderig
John and Kathy Norris ( June Walk Foundation)
Walter and Lynn Rickard
William E. Simon Foundation
Michael and Mary Singer
Laurence Walsh
Grey Warner and Lisa Meehan
Robert and Carol Williams
$1,000 and above
Thomas Anderson
Marylane Burry
The Catholic Community at Camp Pendleton, CA
William and Marilyn Cosgrove
Robert Dempsey
Sisters of St Dominic, Blauvelt, NY
John and Anne Duffy
Bert and Milissa Else
Paul and Kathleen Foley
Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
Archbishop Peter L. Gerety, DD
Bernard Hartnett
Edward and Mimi Hartnett
Edwin and Gertrude Kleissler
David and Mary Beth Lohuis
John and Marie Magnier
Les and Brenda Maiman
Ruth Markworth Design Studios LLC
Edward and Ellen Miller
Notre Dame University (Notre Dame, IN)
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (New Brunswick, NJ)
Robert Shaw
Sr. Honora Nolty, OP
Thomas and Kathleen Stoddard
Michael and Ida Tropiano
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Friends of RENEW
Herbert and Beatrice Alff
Edwin and Ellen Alger
Joseph and Kathy Atencio
Marilyn Atkinson
Walter and Tecla Barber
Patricia Becker
Jeffrey and Stacey Beer
Robert and Kathryn Begley
Rev. Robert Beloin
Bert Bersch
Brother John Blazo, MM
Joseph Bonaro
John and Marguerite Boyce
Michael and Stephanie Brough
Anthony and Maggie Browne
Patrick and Veronica Brunnock
Karl and Dolores Buckman
Max Bussel & Co., CPA
Rosalie Bulger Buzzi
Msgr. James Burke
John and Lee Bursley
John and Robin Butler
Samuel and Laura Byrnes
William and Muriel Cagney
Robert and Mary Callander
Phil and Mary Cappio
Vito and Susan Capurso
Joan Cappa
John and Maribeth B. Carey
John and Linda Carney
Church of Christ the King (New Vernon, NJ)
Church of the Presentation (Upper Saddle River, NJ)
Msgr. Edward Ciuba
Kevin Colleary
Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP
Agnes Collins
Raymond Colman
R. Peter and Laura Connell
Sr. Marie Cooper, SJC
Dennis and Judith Crilly
Regina Crowley
Sr. Patricia Crowley, OP
Janice Cuttingham and Alfred Petit
Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, SDV
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William V D’Antonio
Peter deLisser
Joy Dempsey
John and Jean DiGioia
Livvy Dinneen
Robert and Patricia Donnelly
Brian Donovan
Martin and Karen Doris
Joseph and Ellen Dougherty
Ronald and Denise Dower
John and Yvonne Driscoll
Joseph R. Duggan
Aedan and Carol A. Dunphy
Barry and Rosemary Ervin
Thomas and Carolyn Farley
Robert Farrell
Alejandro and Sonia Fernandez-Colmenarez
Remy and Yvonne Ferrario
Hyacinth Findlay
John and Judith Fitzgerald
Thomas Flammer
Daniel Flatley
Esther Flores
Oscar and Cynthia Flores
Paula Flynn
Patricia Ann Foley
Thomas and Mary Frain
James E. Friel
Janet Frigerio
Monica Garofalo
Charles Garrity
Charles and Katherine Gatt
Craig and Peggy Gaydos
Kerry George
Peter and Patricia Glen
Robert and Kathleen Gluck
Charles and Barbara Gnassi
Keith and Elisabeth Goggin
Edward Gormley
Robert and Margaret Graham
Joseph and Marion Greco
Joseph and Carolyn Gugliandolo
Martha-Ann Hagedorn
Marilyn Haggerty
Louise Healey
Rev. Francis Heinen
Michelle Heller
Marguerite Henderson
Msgr. Owen Hendry
Paul and Dorothy Hennessey
William and Barbara Hennig
Manuel and Lucila Hernandez
Marina Herrera, PhD.
Edmond and Stephanie Heuser
Douglas and Mary Hutchings
Yvette Hutchins
Msgr. Thomas Ivory
Marc and Bernadette Janovic
Elizabeth Jans
Richard and Arlene Jarvis
Michael Jedrzejewski and Sybil Grandeck
Jennifer Jehn
Stanley and Eartha Johnson
James and Joyce Joyce
John and Mary Elizabeth Kakolewski
Mary Kenny
Patricia Kent
Susie Kimball
Carol King
Richard and Suzanne Kinney
Mable Kite
Robert Kleissler
Msgr. Thomas Kleissler
Richard and Mary Jean Kleissler
Eric and Elizabeth Koch
Kolaco, Inc. (Mendham, NJ)
Laura Zane Kolmar
Joseph and Yu Tsuan Weiyeh Ku
Joan Lalonde
Robert and Jean Lampert
Dorothy Landvater - SHARING, Inc. (New Providence, NJ)
Jeffrey Larkin
Eileen Linehan
Charles and Marguerite Lockwood
Rev. Thomas Looney, CSC
Manuel Lopez
John and Marjorie Lopez
Rev. Alejandro López-Cardinale
James and Agatha Loyacano
Lumen Center, Caldwell, NJ
Jeremiah and Joan Lynch
John and Patricia Magovern
Richard and Deirdre Trabert Malacrea
John and Lynda Mamone
Bishop Dominic Marconi
James and Marcella Martin
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (Maryknoll, NY)
Henry and Marie Matri
Dennis and Maureen Matulewicz
George and Ann Mayer
Anne McDarby
Edward and Margaret McDermott
Patricia McDermott
Robert and Margaret McGovern
William and Lois McGuire
John and Margaret McNeice
Alois and Rosemary Meidenbauer
Karl and Melinda Meister
Thomas and Nancy Dubois Mierswa
Joseph and Roseann Miller
Richard and Janet Michalowski
Scott and Evelyn Miller
Rick and Addie Moore
Cynthia Moran
Patrick Moran
Morgan Murray
Beatrice Murday
Michael and Barbara Murphy
Paul Murphy
Gene Paul and Virginia Muzio
Carolyn Newkirk
Matthew and Caroline Nolty
Peter and Pat Nolty
Blaise Obed
James and Margaret O’Donnell
Robert O’Driscoll
Kathleen Ogle
Marie O’Keefe
Steven and Mary Beth Oria
Terence and Polly O’ Toole
James Ott
Charles and Patricia Paolino
Margaret and William Peirano
Anthony and Marie Pizzano
Opening the Door to Faith
John and Ruth Pizzarelli
John and Patricia Plunkett
Thomas and Theresa Potenza
Francis and Virginia Purcell
Lawrence and Mary Prendergast
Anthony and Sylvia Priolo
Elizabeth Quinlan
Joseph Quinlan
Joyce Quinlan
Bill Reilly
Rev. Charles Reinbold
Paul and Allison Rickard
Joseph and Maureen Rickard
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
Geoffrey Richards
Kristen Richardson
Denise Rover
Scott and Margaret Rubinacci
Robert Sameth
Ricoh, USA
Anne Scanlan
Joseph and Barbara Schenk
Gloria Secchia
Peter and Carolyn Seibel
Matthew and Loreen Sellitto
Patricia Sheehan
Bartholomew and Mary Sheehan
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny (Province USA & Canada)
Sisters of St. Dominic (Amityville, NY)
Mark and Laura Smith
Victoria Sickles
Tim and Joanne Smee
Stella Maris Retreat Center (Elberon, NJ)
John and Myong Ok Stocker
St. Paul Inside the Walls (Madison, NJ)
Frederick and Geraldine Stabile
Wendy Lane Stevens
Philip Suchan
Brian and Lisa Thebault
Lou and Dorsey Thebault
Mary Tierney
John and Kathleen Toolan
Richard and Germaine Trabert
Robert Ulesky and Maria Camargo
Gary and Lynda Urban
Lorenzo and Annette Vanore
Susan Velten
Robert and Mary VerNooy
Dominic and Kathy Volante
James and Anne Walsh
Richard and Diane Wenk
Donald and Elizabeth Whittam
Rosalind Yu
Auction Item Donations
“A friend of RENEW”
“A Remembrance of You Shop” (Muriel and Wiliam Cagney)
Ron and Rosemary Bushwell
John and Linda Carney
Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP
Sr. Mary Ann Collins, OP
Regina Crowley
Jerry Rose Floral and Events Design
Brian Donovan
The Donovan Family and Fiddler’s Elbow Golf
and Country Club (Bedminster, NJ)
Joe and Nancy Dziedulonis
Donald and Janet Gaynor
F. Gerald New
Jennifer Jehn
Stanley and Eartha Johnson
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Greg Kremer
Rev. Thomas Looney, CSC
Bob McGovern
Eileen Murphy
News America Marketing (New York, NY)
Addie Moore
Sr. Honora Nolty, OP
Kathleen Ogle
Dorothy Ott
Charles and Patricia Paolino
The Papermill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ)
Maggie Reilly
Ricoh USA
Michael and Mary Singer
Mike and Ida Tropiano
Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center (Rahway, NJ)
Photo: Michael Gabriele, The Catholic Advocate
Trustees gather at the June 6, 2013 Gala.
Front row: Jack Norris, Treasurer; Sr. Terry Rickard, President and Executive Director; Joseph Franzetti, Chair;
Livvy Dinneen. Back row: Walter Rickard; Donald Whittam; Robert McGovern; Michael Singer; Michael Tropiano;
Eric Dill, Secretary.
President and Executive Director
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP President and Executive Director of RENEW International;
“It has been a tremendous
honor and a great joy to share
in the outstanding mission of
RENEW International. God has
truly blessed countless lives
throughout the world with
the RENEW program and, as a
Catholic, I am deeply grateful.”
~ Mary Noel Page,
RENEW International Trustee
Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, NY
Joseph Franzetti Senior Vice President at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC
Eric Dill Director of the Office of Human Resources, Diocese of Metuchen, NJ
John Norris Retired Wall Street executive with extensive experience in U.S. Treasury
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Angelica Barrera-Cruz Associate Director, Office of Youth
and Young Adults, Diocese of Metuchen; choir member,
St. Peter the Apostle Church, New Brunswick, NJ
John Mulderig Media reviewer, Office for Film and
Broadcasting, United States Conference of Catholic
Most Rev. Edgar M. daCunha, SDV, DD Auxiliary Bishop
and Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, and Vicar for
Evangelization, Archdiocese of Newark, NJ; Titular Bishop
of Ucres
Rev. Abraham Orapankal Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish,
Califon, NJ; former member of RENEW International’s
Pastoral Services Team
Jane P. Devlin Civil Lawyer; member of Canon Law Society
of America
Livvy Dinneen Director of Counseling and faculty
member, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall
University; private practitioner in psychotherapy
Patricia M. Dinneen Managing Director, Siguler Guff;
member of the Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Council
and chair of its Social Justice Committee
Raymond J. Donovan Retired President, Schiavone
Construction Company; former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Alejandro Fernández-Colmenárez Vice President
Corporate Development and Communications, Brenntag
Latin America; Professor of Human Resource Planning,
Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela
Mary Noel Page Dame of the Order of Malta Federal
Association; Board Member, St. Luke Institute and the
Providence Hospital Foundation
Walter I. Rickard Chairman of the Board, LSSi Corp; former
NYNEX executive
Michael Singer AVP – Mobile, Cloud and Access
Management Security, AT&T Business Solutions
Michael Tropiano Chief Financial Officer, Par
Pharmaceutical Inc.; Director of Men’s Spirituality, Church
of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Donald Whittam Sales and Marketing Director, Nostalgia
Home Fashions, Pastoral Council Chair, Church of the
Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Martin Garofalo Executive Vice President of Trade, News
America Marketing
Jennifer Jehn Head of Consumer Sales and Circulation
Marketing, Dow Jones & Company; hospice care grief
Robert P. “Pat” Kane Managing Partner, Star Strategies
Group, LLC, Alexandria, VA
Rev. Thomas P. Looney, CSC, PhD Director of Campus
Ministry, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Corporate Members
Most Rev. John J. Myers, JCD, DD Archbishop of Newark,
Leslie Maiman Executive Director of the Diocesan Fiscal
Management Conference
Rev. Msgr. John E. Doran Vicar General, Moderator of the
Curia, Vice-Chairman
Reinardo Malavè Vice President and Land Development
Director, Bowyer-Singleton & Associates, Inc.; Coordinator
of the Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Diocese
of Orlando, FL
Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Andreano Chancellor and Secretary
to the Archbishop, General Secretary
Robert P. McGovern Retired executive in mortgagebacked securities industry; Commissioner of Avon-bythe-Sea, NJ; former Chair of Finance Committee at St.
Elizabeth Church, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ
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Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Arnhols Vicar for Pastoral Life
Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Petrillo Executive Director, Office of
Clergy Personnel
RENEW’s team, pictured here at the annual Staff Planning Days at Stella Maris Retreat Center in Elberon, NJ, strives to be a professional ministerial community.
President and Executive Director
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP, DMin
Executive Assistant
Susan Capurso
Assistant Director
Sr. Honora Nolty, OP
Business Operations
Mary Beth Oria, Director
Richard Michalowski, Controller
Yvette Hutchins
Customer Service
Eartha Johnson, Manager
Martha Ann Hagedorn
Carolyn Newkirk
John Carney, Director
Margarita Morales
Dorothy Ott
Human Resources
Sr. Eileen Carmody, PBVM,
Marketing and Communications
Deirdre Trabert Malacrea, Director
Amy Reed
Ministry Expansion
Greg Kremer, Director
Lynn Hull
Pastoral Services
Dr. Laura Zane Kolmar, Director
Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP
Sr. Kathleen (Kass) Collins, SFCC
Sr. Marie Cooper, SJC
Juan Ramón Córdova
Ana Maria Guadalupe
Manuel Hernandez
Rev. Alejandro López-Cardinale
Anne Scanlan
Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Publications and Resources
Kathleen Ogle, Managing Editor
Christopher Burns
Regina Crowley
Deacon Charles Paolino
President Emeritus
Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler
Fridays in Lent became opportunities for staff to
donate in support of Operation Rice Bowl by serving
simple meatless lunches.
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