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Conference reminds clergy, faithful of their baptismal call to evangelize
Making The Point -- Father Frank DeSiano addresses the major themes of evangelization during his presentation which was held in the parish center. Joe Moore photos
Making The Point -- Father Frank DeSiano addresses the major themes of evangelization during his presentation which was held in the parish center. Joe Moore photos
Looking over the dozens of faithful gathered before him, Paulist Father Frank DeSiano said, “Our whole life is a process of conversion. We are a converted people, we are an evangelized people and we need to grow.” More ...

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Diocesan Planning Commission Retreat Video
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Our Diocese Today
First major summer event to focus on evangelization and mercy
The Diocese will welcome hundreds of community members to its first major event of the summer: “Evangelization: A Call to Mercy.” More ...

Friday, June 24, 2016
Recent Galleries, Videos

6/25/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Evangelization Conference 
6/20/201- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Garrett installed as pastor of Delran parish
6/17/2016 - PHOTO GALLERIES -- Newly ordained priests celebrate first Masses
6/17/2016 - PHOTO GALLERIES -- Salute to High School Graduates
6/16/2016 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Bishop Reiss Golf Outing
6/16/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Precious Blood Parish marks 125 years

6/16/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Seminarian Clerkship Program

6/14/2016- PHOTO GALLERY -- Donovan Catholic softball vs. Immaculate Heart in NJSIAA Non-Public A Championship
6/14/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Holy Cross baseball vs. St. Mary in NJSIAA Non-Public B Championship

6/8/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Donovan Catholic, Notre Dame vie in NJSIAA softball final

6/4/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Priest Ordination 2016
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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
State Senate to vote on bill aiming to protect children in nonpublic schools
The state's full Senate is scheduled to vote June 27 on a bill to protect children who attend nonpublic schools, which includes those in Catholic institutions.

The Secure Schools for All Children Act unanimously advanced through the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on June 23.
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Neptune family festival testament to catechist's love of faith, family and friends
It was only fitting that the family festival in her name unfolded June 18 in Tamara Wilson-Seidle’s home town, at the high school from which she graduated, among those she loved. More ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Finding Dory
NEW YORK -- Fans of the 2003 animated adventure "Finding Nemo" have reason to rejoice: The long wait for a sequel is over, and the follow-up, "Finding Dory" (Disney), once again turns vast expanses of salt water into tasty taffy. The result is a dandy treat for moviegoers of almost all ages. More ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Turn off news and talk to your kids about tragedy, experts say
WASHINGTON -- As adults try to process the June 12 massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, they should be aware that children, even if not overly exposed to the news, might have a lot of questions or fears about what happened. More ...

Monday, June 20, 2016
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 3 - The harvest is in danger of going to seed
Our Diocese is in the midst of an intensive period of self-study called Faith in Our Future. The aim of this endeavor is to prepare us for the projected realities of the Church going forward while at the same time honoring the work of the Church that brought us to where we are today. More ...

Sunday, June 26, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Is it time to revisit the just-war doctrine?
How do we defend ourselves and our nations from attacks? When is it OK to fight back, if ever? These have been questions asked since the earliest days of Christianity. More ...

Friday, June 24, 2016
Community Roundup
Special Memorial Day Observance
Students, faculty and staff at St. Aloysius School, Jackson, along with representatives from the Jackson American Legion Post #504 celebrated Memorial Day May 26.   More ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Pope Francis
Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA  -- Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said. More ...

Monday, June 27, 2016
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.-- Making the most out of this summer
Who can forget Alice Cooper's classic ‘70s anthem "School's Out for Summer?" blasting on the airwaves?  Even "millennials" have heard it!  It's funny how we follow the rhythms of the "school year" no matter how old we get, no matter what job we have.  Most of us greet "summer" with the same enthusiasm as kids in school. More ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The author of this readable and informative volume studied law and theology at the University of Notre Dame and is the founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, so is well qualified to take on what was a central set of questions for the founders of the American republic, questions still being debated today. More ...

Monday, June 27, 2016
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Columns | Op/Ed | Bishop O'Connell essays
Happy are they who stand up for truth with their life
An email with the subject line "Philosophy 101" sent by my classmate contained wise sayings with a philosophical twist. More ...

Monday, June 27, 2016
Recognizing the stages of caregiving
More and more people in the U.S. are becoming caregivers for family members. A 2015 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute notes, "The estimated prevalence of caring for an adult is 16.6 percent, or 39.8 million Americans." More ...

Friday, June 24, 2016
What's Happening
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6/24/2016  - Spiritual Reading Group
6/25/2016  - 
A Call to Mercy Conference
6/29/2016  - 
The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
7/1/2016   - 
Spiritual Reading Group
7/6/2016 - 
The Life of St. Teresa of Avila

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