As you have been recently informed, we have two new people joining our St. Thomas More parish staff: Sr. Rosangela Ganau, FMIJ and Fr. Victorino Coronado. Sr. Rosangela will be helping to coordinate our catechetical program (religious education) and Fr. Victorino will reside at the rectory while primarily working as chaplain to St. Mary’s Catholic Home, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital. I thought that you would like to know a little more about each of them.
From Sister Rosangela:
Rosangela Ganau, a Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Infant Jesus (FMIJ),
born, educated and trained in Italy. Now I am a citizen of the world. I have
spent 34 years outside my own country, in various nations and continents. I
have gone wherever the Lord--through the voice of my Superiors--has sent me. My
prior service/mission was mostly in education, catechesis, formation and social
different experiences, cultures and people I have encountered have greatly
formed me! YES, I think it is more of what I have received than
what I have given that I increasingly consider an undeserved, beautiful, precious
GIFT from my God and Lord Jesus.
I am happy now to be here in the USA,
where I share the Franciscan way of life in prayer, community and mission with the
FMIJ sisters of Cherry Hill. This is now my community where we sisters try to
grow together in the Lord, through our Franciscan vocation and mission.
I have willingly accepted to journey
with all of you here at St Thomas More Parish. I pray we try together to open
ourselves more and more to the love we receive from Jesus through the
Eucharist, His Word, the Sacraments, and the events and persons that surround
us. Then we can share this love with a missionary heart with our own family and
I personally thank Sr. Clare, our FMIJ
sister, who for so many years, with competence and loving dedication gave
herself for the good of the parish and for each one she has encountered in her ministry.
I, also, thank her with you for the generous support she continues to give us. May
the Lord keep her in His Heart and give her all the blessings and gifts she
Fr. Victorino Coronado was born in the Philippines. He studied for
the priesthood at Maryhill School of
Theology in Manila and was ordained on March 27, 1995 by Bp. Albert
Biamonte for the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM).
Some of his previous assignments included: parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown; chaplain
at Cooper Medical Center, Camden; coordinator of the Filipino Apostolate; parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold; parochial vicar at Saint Bridget, Glassboro; parochial
vicar at St. Rose of Lima, Haddon
Heights and parochial vicar at Saint
Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro. He also previously did mission work in
Haiti. He will be helping us with a
weekend Mass and a daily Mass and at various other times where his schedule
Please pray for Sr. Rosangela and
Fr. Victorino as we welcome them to our parish family.
Fr. Ed Namiotka