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 ...
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.
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.
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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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.
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.