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Bishop O'Connell announces episcopal assignments
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following assignments, effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. More ...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Bishop O'Connell announces episcopal assignments
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced episcopal assignments May 25. More ...

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

5/22/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- NJ Catholic Youth Rally 2017
5/20/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Transitional Diaconate Ordination

5/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in St. Justin the Martyr, Toms River
5/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in Sacred Heart, Riverton
5/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Fatima observance in Long Branch
5/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Fatima observance at Cathedral

5/10/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Red Bank Catholic baseball wins Monmouth County Tournament title

5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Fatima Anniversary observance in Spring Lake

5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in St. Hedwig, Trenton
5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- First Holy Communion in Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton
5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in St. Clement, Matawan

5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mercer County CYO track and field meet

5/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Environmental Awareness Day in Hightstown

5/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Interreligious Community Day in West Windsor

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Archbishop: Migration should be a choice, not 'something forced'
UNITED NATIONS  -- Migration should be "a choice rather than something forced or involuntary," said Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
Attack on Christians in southern Egypt leaves at least 26 dead
CAIRO  -- Masked assailants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians on the way to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt, killing at least 26 people, many of them children, according to the country's Interior Ministry. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
NEW YORK -- Iconic and eccentric buccaneer Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) hoists the black flag for a fifth time in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (Disney). More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
Youth from state's five dioceses celebrate faith at Great Adventure

“Many people think faith and fun are not words that go together,” Gabby Cano, 16, said after spending a day at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. “This day goes to show that isn’t necessarily true.”

Cano, a member of the student ministry in St. Paul Parish, Princeton, was one of many teens, youth ministry leaders and families from the state’s five dioceses to attend the 22nd annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally held May 21. The annual day of friendship and faith is coordinated through the Dioceses of Trenton, Camden, Metuchen and Paterson as well as the Archdiocese of Newark.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
June 4 - The Holy Spirit is present with the Church for all time
The Solemnity of Pentecost – our churches are decorated in bright red, we hear familiar Readings (the Gospel during the day is the same as the Second Sunday of Easter) and we know that the Easter Season is coming to an end. More ...

Sunday, May 28, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: How do we understand mysticism today?
In the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome stands what art critics believe to be one of the great masterpieces of the Baroque era: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
Community Roundup
Catholic Women of Zion plan retreat June 10
Catholic Women of Zion Chapter 1 will hold a retreat June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon in Holy Family Church, 1139 East County Line Rd., Lakewood. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
Pope Francis
Prayer, memory, mission create a joy no one can take away, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The Christian road map for life's journey is to keep Jesus in one's heart, one's eyes on heaven and one's feet on the ground, spreading the Gospel, Pope Francis said. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Execs at helm of Nashville Predators aim to foster culture of service

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The recent scene in downtown Nashville of mobs of hockey fans was almost unthinkable a decade ago.

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Friday, May 26, 2017
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Columns | Op/Ed | Readers' Letters
Staying prepared for 'grief pockets'
Looking back over the past four years, I can't pinpoint when or where the scale tipped. When my days became more "not-grieving" than grieving. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
Through the trials of life, gratitude is a wellspring of hope and healing
This year I spent Mother’s Day away from home, without spending any time with my sons and their families. I had been sick for several weeks and my husband thought a few days away at the shore would give me time to rest. More ...

Friday, May 26, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

6/3/2017 - Priesthood Ordination
6/3/2017 - 
Yard Sale
6/3/2017 - 
Our Lady's Blue Army Shrine
6/3/2017 - 
Genealogy & history conference
6/3/2017 - 
Bereavement support group
6/4/2017 - 
Pasta & eggplant celebration
6/4/2017 - 
Fundraiser dinner
6/5/2017 - Golf outing
6/5/2017 - 
Soul Collage
6/5/2017 - 
Oremus study program
6/6/2017 - 
Trip-American Music Theater
6/7/2017 - 
The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
6/8/2017 - 
Annual Gala
6/8/2017 - 
A Time to Remember

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