60 Years of Priesthood
Please join me in giving thanks to God as I celebrate 60 years of priesthood with Jesus Christ and the daily joy I find in ministering to God's people.
To everyone who has offered their prayers, support and love over these many years, know that I am forever grateful. You have helped me to serve you and God these past 60 years. May we all continue to receive His blessings in the years ahead.
Fr. Martin Padovani, SVD, MS
If anyone is in need of spiritual, emotional or psychological help getting through this difficult time, please call Fr. Padovani's emergency line
609 298 8457
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contains insight stemming from decades of counseling ministry.
is a Divine Word Missionary and a psychologist specializing in individual, marriage, and family therapy.
is the sequel to Healing Wounded Emotions and it looks at the many aspects of our human relationships, especially our close and personal ones.
He has sent me to bring the good news to those in need, and to heal hearts that are broken. Isaiah 61:1
During this time while public celebration of mass has been suspended Fr. Padovani will not be celebrating mass at St Catharine-St Margaret parish or Our Lady of Good Counsel parish.
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Our Lady of Good Counsel
42 W. Main Street
M-F 12pm Sat 5pm Sun 10:30am
St. Catharine Church
215 Essex Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
St. Margaret Church
300 Ludlow Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
Thank you, Martin. Within this text, I found valuable fuel for personal strength and perspective. I have shared several copies with friends who were going through difficult times with their relationships. A must read. T. Nelson
He has made an impact on our community. He is so on point for what our society needs today. He stresses the significance of Jesus's nature---for us to be fully alive is the greatest gift to God. Michele McMahon
This is an easy-to-read book written by a priest/psychotherapist. Padovani's chapter "Change" is particularly good. I found myself thinking, "Hey, is he talking to me?" many times as I read. Get it---you won't be sorry. PHgil
These are books you read more than once and save for future use and reference. I gave some as gifts to my younger relatives. Benny Legaspe Sr.
Healing Wounded Emotions is awesome! Padovani takes you on a journey through the many emotions we deal with and helps us understand them like never before. Great book!
A great book for anyone alive--chapters like "Anger," "Guilt," "Self-Criticism," "Compassion," all from a therapist who has helped thousands of clients for many, many years! Anne S.
The author has the touch of a poet. Such a good image of what we all want the church to be. He cares as a person for the humanity and the heart of those who look for him. Anthony T. Padovano
This is the best book of its kind. It should be mandatory reading for all couples BEFORE getting married. However, this book is particularly effective for people who have been married for many years and have lost their connection. Jack Ireland
These books are a blend of Christ's message and modern psychology.
Everyone will find these books extremely helpful, healing, and insightful in their emotional and spiritual lives as well as their relationships and families.