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Rally for Life at State House has been cancelled but Cathedral Mass still on at 9:30
Due to the heavy rains and high winds predicted to impact the central New Jersey area tomorrow, the organizers of the Rally for Life, planned to take place Monday, Jan. 23, at the State House in Trenton, have cancelled the event.  More ...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Our Diocese Today
Bishop Ahr fund accepting grant applications
The Bishop George W. Ahr Endowment Fund is accepting requests for grants from social service groups throughout the Diocese of Trenton through May 15. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

1/20/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Inauguration Day Prayer Service in West End
1/17/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Martin Luther King Day of Service in Medford

1/17/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Martin Luther King Day of Service in Lawrenceville

1/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Epiphany Celebration in Mother of Mercy, Asbury Park

1/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Polar Plunge for Catholic Education

1/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass for Epiphany Sunday in St. Anthony of Padua, Hightstown

1/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Connie Becraft retires from St. Francis Center

1/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Mass for Haitian community on New Year's Day
12/26/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Middletown parish hosts dinners on Christmas Day
12/24/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmas Eve in St. Mary Church, Bordentown

12/24/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Christmas Eve Vigil Mass in Cathedral

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Historic West End parish marks Inauguration Day with morning of prayer
On Inauguration Day – Jan. 20 – it seemed more than appropriate that St. Michael Church in the West End of Long Branch opened its doors for a Morning of Prayer for the nation and its leaders. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
Endowment applications welcomed
Requests are presently being accepted for grants from the Bishop George W. Ahr Endowment Fund. More ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Patriots Day
NEW YORK -- While "Patriots Day" (Lionsgate) is an effective dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, the film is also an unsparing portrayal of those events. Thus it can only be recommended for the sturdiest adult viewers. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
Realfaith TV Follow-up: Former guest deacon with terminal cancer ordained
When he first sat down with Realfaith TV in May 2015, then Deacon Philip G. Johnson had been given just two years to live. Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, he thought his hopes of becoming a priest were destroyed. More ...

Friday, January 13, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Jan. 29 - There is power in meekness
The Sermon on the Mount opens with the Beatitudes – Jesus’s succinct definition of the demands of the New Covenant that he is forging with his disciples. As Moses on Mount Sinai delivered the Law, Jesus on Mount Tabor delivers the fulfillment of the Law. More ...

Sunday, January 22, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Natural family planning: Why and what
When it comes to sex and birth control, you may have heard that the Catholic Church says a resounding "NO!" This myth couldn't be further from the truth. Catholic teaching on love, sex and "responsible parenthood" is a resounding "YES!" -- to God's plan for men and women. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
Community Roundup
Witnessing History Through Technology
Chrome books and smartboards replaced televisions in St. Rose Grammar School, Belmar, Jan. 20 as students in the middle school grades turned to modern technology to view the presidential inauguration ceremony. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
Pope Francis
God's forgiveness is call to sin no more, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God forgives and forgets the faults of repentant sinners, unless they keep reminding him of their errors by pretending they have no need to change, Pope Francis said. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
What does it take to be spiritually fit?
More than in previous generations, men and women today take health and physical fitness very seriously.  That is a good thing. More ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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In this excellent, well-written and highly readable book, Russell Shaw presents the stories of 15 famous Catholics, from American Catholicism's first bishop, John Carroll of Maryland (1735-1815), to the period, roughly, of the Second Vatican Council. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Being Catholic first
This past presidential campaign, one of the most bruising and discouraging on record, left many of us dissatisfied with the electoral system and politics in general. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
Use the rules of engagement to walk with God
Every great relationship needs someone to initiate the conversation to get things going. More ...

Friday, January 20, 2017
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2/1/2017  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
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Reboot! Live! In Red Bank Feb. 1
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