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Bishop joins Barnegat parish community for 75th anniversary celebration
Diamond Jubilee -- The atmosphere around St. Mary of the Pines Church, Manahawkin, was quite festive July 23 as the community gathered for a Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat. Here, outside St. Mary of the Pines Church, Bishop O'Connell greets musicians who provided music and entertainment at the picnic that followed the Mass. At left is Father Richard Basznianin, pastor of nearby St. Pius X Parish, Forked River, who joined in the parish celebration. Jeff Bruno photos
Diamond Jubilee -- The atmosphere around St. Mary of the Pines Church, Manahawkin, was quite festive July 23 as the community gathered for a Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat. Here, outside St. Mary of the Pines Church, Bishop O'Connell greets musicians who provided music and entertainment at the picnic that followed the Mass. At left is Father Richard Basznianin, pastor of nearby St. Pius X Parish, Forked River, who joined in the parish celebration. Jeff Bruno photos
Scores of parishioners were on hand to commemorate the 75th anniversary of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, July 23. The day began with a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated in St. Mary of the Pines Church by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and concelebrated by Msgr. Kenard Tuzeneu, pastor, priests who serve in the parish and those from neighboring parishes. More ...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Our Diocese Today
Bishop O'Connell welcomes South Korean Bishop, celebrates shore parish's 75th anniversary
Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., welcomed Bishop John Chrysostom Kwon Hyeok-Ju of Andong, South Korea, on July 21 to the Diocesan Chancery, Lawrenceville.   More ...

Monday, July 24, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

7/23/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. Mary, Barnegat, 75th Anniversary Mass
7/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY  -- New Bikes for CYO Summer Camp Kids

7/12/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Senior Spirituality Day

7/9/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Sacred Heart Parish celebrates new parish structure

6/27/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Fatima observance in Hamilton

6/26/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Last Mass in St. Peter Church, Riverside
6/24/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Funeral Mass for Belmar drowning victims
6/19/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Corpus Christi Procession in St. Mary, Middletown

6/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop, St. Paul School, Princeton, students record Rosary CD

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Monday, May 23, 2016
News
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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help
MANCHESTER, England  -- Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son. More ...

Monday, July 24, 2017
Burlington, Ocean Counties say goodbye to retiring principals
At the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, five elementary schools in the Diocese bid farewell to the principals who are entering a new phase in their lives – retirement. More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
The Exception
NEW YORK  -- Historical kitsch applied to World War II espionage doesn't get more gloriously over the top than in "The Exception" (A24). More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Teens tackle tough subject of suicide during youth ministry meeting in Freehold
The teens in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold, often spend their youth ministry group meetings socializing and discussing faith and their roles in the Church.

But with the recent popularity of the Jay Asher novel-inspired Netflix drama series, “13 Reasons Why,” which tells the story of a high school sophomore who commits suicide and reveals her reasons in doing so through 13 audio tapes, one of the group’s recent meetings instead focused on a growing, prominent issue: teenage suicide.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 30 - In asking for wisdom, Solomon seeks to know the mind of God

Imagine being Solomon. Here is he, a young man when he becomes king of Israel.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: 'Development means peace,' 1967 encyclical said
Development is "the new name for peace," Blessed Paul VI declared in "The Progress of Peoples" ("Populorum Progressio"). More ...

Friday, July 21, 2017
Community Roundup
Providence House in Ocean County benefit supports domestic violence services
More than 700 people turned out in Georgian Court University, Lakewood, for the 17th annual gift auction fundraiser to benefit Providence House in Ocean County, a program run by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, that provides assistance to victims of domestic abuse and their children. More ...

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Pope Francis
Pope prays for dialogue, reconciliation in Jerusalem
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called on Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to "moderation and dialogue" as tensions continued around a key site in Jerusalem that is sacred to members of both faiths. More ...

Monday, July 24, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
The Best of What May Be

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy,” so says George Gershwin’s aria composed for the 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess,” recorded hundreds of times since then.

 
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Monday, July 10, 2017
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ELGIN, Iowa -- On a recent sunny Saturday morning, Bob Fassbinder and his wife, Kathy, were surrounded by a chorus of buzzing bees as he held up a hive full of honey. More ...

Monday, July 24, 2017
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Commentary
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The Gospel challenge to enjoy our lives
Joy is an infallible indication of God's presence, just as the cross is an infallible indication of Christian discipleship. What a paradox! And Jesus is to blame. More ...

Monday, July 24, 2017
Allow Jesus to disrupt you
In a recent post to The Christophers’ Leadership in Mercy online storytelling platform, Jim Collins recalls having a moment of doubt when he first worked with the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica. More ...

Monday, July 24, 2017
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