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Faith in Our Future continues with feedback on Cohort implementation plans
Terry Ginther, left, diocesan executive director of Pastoral Life and Mission, speaks with members of the Implementation Commission during a small group discussion during the Faith in Our Future working retreat June 21 in Lawrenceville. Joe Moore photos

Terry Ginther, left, diocesan executive director of Pastoral Life and Mission, speaks with members of the Implementation Commission during a small group discussion during the Faith in Our Future working retreat June 21 in Lawrenceville. Joe Moore photos


Meaningful. Complex. Opportunity. Collaborative spirit. Challenged. Prayerful.

Those were just some of the words used as those involved in the diocesan Implementation Commission working retreat prayerfully reflected on their part in the Faith in Our Future process during their two-day gathering held June 20-21 in the Chancery, Lawrenceville.

Twenty-one commissioners came together to review, evaluate and respond to the implementation plans offered by each of the Diocese’s 25 Cohorts. They were joined by six individuals who have been assisting the Cohorts in this process as project managers, as well as diocesan officials and outside consultants.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ordination to the Priesthood
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Our Diocese Today
Bishop announces clergy appointments; Seniors invited to spirituality day July 12
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced appointments June 21. More ...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

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
6/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Seminarian Clerkship
6/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Holy Family Parish, Hazlet, 75th Anniversary

6/13/2017  - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Bishop John C. Reiss Golf Outing

6/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Athletes compete in NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions

6/11/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Conference

6/7/2017 - PHOTO GALLERIES -- Catholic high school Baccalaureate Masses and Graduation Ceremonies 2017

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Monmouth parishes offer support to families grieving for girls who drowned in Belmar

When tragedy struck two young cousins as they played at the water’s edge in Belmar, faithful in that oceanfront municipality and surrounding towns rallied in support of their stricken families. 


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Friday, June 23, 2017
Genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibigiza to speak in Manahawkin church
St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, will welcome Immaculée Ilibigiza who will tell her prevailing story of surviving the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, which accounted for the deaths of more than one million people. More ...

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Transformers: The Last Knight
NEW YORK -- Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in "Transformers: The Last Knight" (Paramount). More ...

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Cars 3
NEW YORK CNS -- Fasten your seatbelts and start your engines for a wild (and often ear-splitting) ride in "Cars 3" (Disney), the latest installment of the family-friendly animated franchise. More ...

Friday, June 16, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 2 - Jesus sends us ambassadors to ensure the faith of the Church
Although most of us are not attuned to diplomatic protocols, there are very technical and time-honored traditions surrounding the treatment of ambassadors. More ...

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Author says rosary 'can help us achieve peace in the world'

The history of the rosary traces to the 13th century. It is believed that Mary gave St. Dominic the rosary to rescue the church from the Albigensian heresy.

Initially, 150 Hail Marys were prayed as a part of the rosary.

"The prayer of the rosary, originally composed of 150 Hail Marys, is based on the 150 psalms of the Psalter prayed in monasteries since antiquity," said Gretchen Crowe, editor-in-chief of OSV Newsweekly in Huntington, Indiana, and author of the new book "Why the Rosary, Why Now?"

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Community Roundup
Lourdes enhances surgical capabilities with new hybrid lab
A new post anesthetic care unit and hybrid operating suite recently established in Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, is enhancing Lourdes’ neurosurgical and cardiovascular surgery capabilities.  More ...

Friday, June 23, 2017
Pope Francis
Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a "museum Christian" afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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Friday, June 23, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
In God, You Will Be Found'
There is a show on Broadway titled “Dear Evan Hansen.” It tells the story of its title character as he struggles with the anxieties and confusion that sometimes accompany high school teenage years. More ...

Friday, June 16, 2017
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DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Father Scott Bullock and Christian Brother Stephen Markham are forever bonded by a kidney transplant a year ago that has changed both men physically and spiritually. More ...

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Columns | Op/Ed | Readers' Letters
The 2018 synod and the imperative of really listening to Hispanic youth
The wheels have been in motion for more than a year in preparation for the October 2018 synod.  More ...

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Being good-hearted is not enough
Charity is about being good-hearted, but justice is about something more. Individual sympathy is good and virtuous, but it doesn’t necessarily change the social, economic, and political structures that unfairly victimize some people and unduly privilege others. More ...

Thursday, June 22, 2017
What's Happening
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Oremus study program
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The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
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Discussion Series: Our Beautiful Baffling Brain

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