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Christopher Pinto ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop O'Connell
Ordained To Serve -- At the end of the Mass following his diaconate ordination, Rev. Mr. Christopher Pinto gathers for a photo with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.; Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, diocesan vicar general and moderator of the curia, left, and Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, diocesan vicar for clergy and consecrated life and director of seminarians. John Blaine photos 

Ordained To Serve -- At the end of the Mass following his diaconate ordination, Rev. Mr. Christopher Pinto gathers for a photo with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.; Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, diocesan vicar general and moderator of the curia, left, and Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, diocesan vicar for clergy and consecrated life and director of seminarians. John Blaine photos 

“I’ve been praying for your son for so long,” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., said warmly as he welcomed Anthony and Rita Pinto May 19 in St. Raphael Church, Hamilton, to the transitional diaconate ordination for their son, Christopher.

“It’s a very emotional day,” Rita Pinto shared, as her husband concurred.

“I’m so proud,” Anthony Pinto said.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Monday, April 2, 2018
News
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Niceties Club makes prom dreams come true for underprivileged girls
Attending one’s high school prom might seem like a given rite of passage for many students – that is, unless you are unable to afford the customary attire. More ...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
SJV dedicates varsity baseball field to longtime athletic director

With the student body, faculty and staff in attendance, the St. John Vianney High School varsity baseball field was blessed and dedicated during a recent ceremony.

Father John Michael Patilla, the school chaplain, and Father Thomas Vala, pastor of nearby St. Clement Parish, Matawan, presided over the dedication.

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
NJ Catholic Youth Rally draws nearly 2,000 for day of fun, faith at Great Adventure

Catholic families and youth from around the state gathered May 20 at Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of fun and fellowship during the 23rd annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally.

The annual event, coordinated by the Dioceses of Trenton, Metuchen, Camden and Paterson, along with the Archdiocese of Newark, drew around 2,000 participants ranging in age from young families to parish youth ministries.

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Monday, May 21, 2018
First Reformed
NEW YORK  -- "First Reformed" (A24) has quite a bit to say about religious belief, environmentalism, grieving, alienation, rage, the power of love and the corruption of religion by money and power. More ...

Friday, May 18, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
May 27 - We must be the agents of belief in a world of doubt
The God of the Scriptures from Genesis through Revelation is a personal God. More ...

Sunday, May 20, 2018
FAITH ALIVE -- Pentecost: Filled with the Spirit

The Spirit's promise that life always can be renewed is the promise of Pentecost.

Sometimes, as with the apostles, the Spirit's manifestation is astonishing and the results immediate. Our experience may not be as sudden or startling, but it's no less profound.

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Community Roundup
Hamilton parish generates $4K through Sock Hop for homeless
For the homeless, when it comes to fighting weather extremes, a pair of new socks can make a huge difference. More ...

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Pope Francis
Confirmation gives Catholics strength to be led by God, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Everyone who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God's will, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A reflection on the new document from the Holy See
On Thursday, May 17, two Vatican departments — the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development — released a jointly issued document from Jan. 6 entitled “Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones: Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System (hereinafter, CED).” More ...

Monday, May 21, 2018
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Author Alice McDermott uses faith to give language, lore to characters
TORONTO -- Catholic journal of opinion Commonweal describes writer Alice McDermott as one of America's greatest living novelists, while The Washington Post, in a review of her latest book, says the Catholic Church "lurks" in all of her stories. More ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hype and reality on family planning
President Trump has announced he will restore a Reagan-era regulation forbidding clinics in the federal Title X family planning program to perform or refer for abortions. More ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
What's Happening
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5/26/2018  - Jordan's Roses - Growing In God's Fragrant Beauty
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5/30/2018  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
5/31/2018  - Open house for volunteers
5/31/2018  - Trenton Thunder game
5/31/2018  - Annual Golf Event
6/1/2018   - Summer Programs

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Friday, May 11, 2018
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