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Faithful of all generations gather with Bishop in support of law enforcement community
Gathered in Prayer -- Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered for the 19th annual Blue Mass that was celebrated April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., as principal celebrant. The Mass provided an occasion to pray for those who serve in law enforcement. Craig Pittelli photos

Gathered in Prayer -- Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered for the 19th annual Blue Mass that was celebrated April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., as principal celebrant. The Mass provided an occasion to pray for those who serve in law enforcement. Craig Pittelli photos

A new generation has emerged since the pipes and drums of the first Diocesan Celebration of Law Enforcement – widely known as the Blue Mass – first echoed through Trenton’s St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral 19 years ago.

So, it seemed fitting April 17 that scores of Catholic school students, representing that new generation, were among nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers who filled the Cathedral to capacity for the annual gathering celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. Students from Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, and Notre Dame High School and St. Ann School, both Lawrenceville, served at the altar, provided the musical liturgy and stood in prayerful support for the men and women who dedicate themselves to the public.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

19th Annual Blue Mass
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Monday, April 2, 2018
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A cadre of 22 faith-filled volunteers celebrated the completion of the diocesan pastoral care training program April 13 with a ceremony in the Chancery, Lawrenceville. More ...

Friday, April 20, 2018
Nonpublic school security funding frozen in proposed budget
The New Jersey Catholic Conference, the New Jersey Network of Catholic Families and a Catholic school fifth-grader are among the voices fighting to keep nonpublic school students safe across New Jersey. More ...

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018
St. Dominic Parish teens keep busy with stream of service projects

The Torch youth ministry group in St. Dominic Parish has been putting in a tremendous amount of community service over the past months. From coat drives and pasta dinners to letter-writing campaigns and helping the homeless, there seems to be no task too small for the Brick parish’s teens.

“I am thankful that I am able to participate in all of these service opportunities,” said Jeffrey Frankenburg, a 13-year-old youth ministry member. “I know that I am very lucky to have what I have, and I like that I can give back while having fun with my friends.”

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Catholic journalist, former Rider student, recalls lessons taught by a great lady
Along with many in this country and around the world, I mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, the former first lady who died April 17 at the age of 92. In my few and brief encounters with her, I always found her to be kind and gracious. More ...

Friday, April 20, 2018
In the beginning
Stephen Hawking died last month. He was a brilliant and influential physicist responsible for, among other things, the conclusion that black holes emit energy that we now call "Hawking radiation." More ...

Friday, April 20, 2018
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