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Priestly People -- Chrism Mass was coming together of diocese's faithful
Hundreds of faithful, including priests, deacons, religious and laity from throughout the diocese gathered with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for the annual Chrism Mass which this year was celebrated April 14. More ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Diocese of Trenton Chrism Mass Homily
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4/15/2014 - Freehold parish pulls together in prayer for young cancer patient
4/14/2014 - All Glory Laud and Honor' -- Diocese begins observance of Holy Week on Palm Sunday
4/11/2014 - Pope sends Passover greetings, asks prayers for Holy Land trip
4/11/2014 - St. John Vianney High School presents ‘Once on This Island’
4/10/2014 - Intentional disciples embrace a relationship with Christ
4/9/2014 - New parish theater group is a ministry designed to teach, serve others in need
4/9/2014 - Virtual pilgrimage to L ourdes available
4/9/2014 - Collection for Holy Land Franciscans set for Good Friday
4/9/2014 - Voters urged to take action to support Catholic schools
4/9/2014 - Young adult ministry hosts activities in May and June
4/9/2014 - Registration information for Vacation Club
4/9/2014 - Seminar on organ and tissue donation
4/9/2014 - Annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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Freehold parish pulls together in prayer for young cancer patient

More than 200 parishioners from St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold, came out March 19 to pray the Rosary for Grace “Cookie” West, a young parishioner who is battling cancer. 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Every Wednesday, Brick parish serves up food, friendship and faith

Since May, 2008, the social hall of Brick's Visitation Parish has been the setting of a dynamic and successful community lunch on the third Wednesday of the month.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Features
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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

VATICAN CITY -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Concert rocks away hunger

A concert rocked the auditorium of Visitation Church, Brick, for a good cause April 5.   Eight bands from Monmouth and Ocean Counties performed a benefit –themed “Rock Away Hunger” – for the Visitation Relief Center, the hub of relief, recovery, and restoration for survivors of Superstorm Sandy.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Our Faith
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FAITH ALIVE: Making Easter, all fifty days, count

People are accustomed to giving up things for Lent. Perhaps we need to start a new tradition and start giving up things for Easter.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
April 20 - Alleluia! is our only song

Alleluia! There. I said it. We haven’t said that since March 4, and well, I for one, have missed it! I enjoy singing Alleluia before the proclamation of the Gospel. I enjoy hymns where Alleluia is a part of the refrain.

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Pope Francis
Seminary study requires commitment to constant conversion, pope says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a group of seminarians who had walked more than 40 miles to see him at the Vatican, Pope Francis told them to give their all to prayer, study and pastoral preparation, or else have the "courage to seek another path." More ...

Monday, April 14, 2014
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
The sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the third of the Church’s “sacraments of initiation,” is the Body and Blood of Christ, whole and entire.  It is not a “sign” or a “symbol” or a “representation” of the Body and Blood of Christ — it IS the Body and Blood of Christ.  More ...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Portraying saint a chance to share message of God's mercy, says actress

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Besides the challenge of portraying St. Faustina, actress Maria Vargo said she also was drawn to the role by the opportunity to share "the message of God's mercy for every soul."

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Friday, April 11, 2014
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Christianity's timeless lessons to society in a rush

Years and years ago, whaling vessels left the harbor of New Bedford, Mass. never to be seen again. Volcanoes also erupted, earthquakes tore open the land and thousands of people were never seen again. We accepted the news.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Breaking the bonds of modern-day slavery

Human trafficking is a vile crime, a form of kidnapping and slavery that preys largely on women and children. It respects no boundaries and is conducted worldwide, in rich nations and poor, yet it rates alongside religion and politics as topics polite society prefers to avoid.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

4/19/2014  - Pro-Life Dinner in Hightstown
4/19/2014  - Quick Journey Bible Study
4/22/2014  - Classics on Contemplative Prayer
4/23/2014  - Personal Retreat Days
4/23/2014  - Bible Study Gathering
4/23/2014  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
4/24/2014  - Bible Study
4/24/2014  - Study of St. John of the Cross
4/25/2014  - Continuing the Journey Conference
4/25/2014  - Spiritual Reading Group

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