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Bishop O'Connell calls for prayers for persecuted Christians
Those of us old enough to remember the presidency of John F. Kennedy might also remember the attention paid to his being the first Roman Catholic to hold the Office of President.   More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Our Diocese Today
In message for Solemnity of Christ the King, Bishop focuses on Jesus as king, shepherd
In his message for the Solemn Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., focuses on Jesus as both King and shepherd — as judge and protector — and asks the faithful to consider the authority of Christ. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
Young people invited to participate in Diocesan Youth Conference, Respect Life contest
Registration is now open for the annual Diocesan Youth Conference, planned for Feb. 10 in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. More ...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

11/21/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Cross Country Meet of Champions
11/16/2017- PHOTO GALLERY -- Hoops for Hope at Notre Dame High
11/6/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mercer County CYO 65th annual Opening Day Mass basketball games

11/6/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mercer County CYO 65th annual Opening Day Mass

11/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLER Y -- All Souls Mass in St. Mary Mausoleum, Hamilton

11/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- SJV gymnasts place first in Shore Conference Championship

11/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- All Saints Day in St. Joseph School, Toms River

11/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- All Saints Day in St. Dominic School, Brick
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Monday, September 25, 2017
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Notre Dame High School uses basketball tourney for hurricane relief

The community of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, recently put their basketball skills to use during the school’s first “Hoops for Hope” charity tournament, the proceeds of which will go to aid residents of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean island of Dominica who were impacted by Hurricane Maria.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
AD Roche takes over at helm of ND basketball after Turco departure
“I think once coaching is in your blood it’s always in your blood,” Rich Roche said. “I don’t think it ever really goes away.” More ...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
The Man Who Invented Christmas
NEW YORK -- Its rather ill-chosen title notwithstanding, "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Bleecker Street) involves no denial of the Nativity. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
NEW YORK  -- "Wonder" (Lionsgate) is a beautiful film about ugliness. Its protagonist is August "Auggie" Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a 10-year-old boy born with facial deformities whose misshapen visage becomes a moral Rorschach test for the people around him. More ...

Friday, November 17, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE: Advent week two: Promise, prophecy and return
The world needs modern-day prophets like Isaiah who continue to declare hope during bleak times and can remind people that God has not forgotten them. God's promise lives on. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
Nov. 26 - Meet the Lord first in our encounter with others
One of the great claims of atheists and agnostics is that they do not need to have faith in order to be good people. More ...

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Community Roundup
Pilgrims visit, pray at sacred places in Holy Land
Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, center, diocesan vicar general, moderator of the curia and pastor of Our Lady of Sorrow-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, was principal celebrant of a Mass at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, during a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. More ...

Monday, November 20, 2017
Pope Francis
At Mass, Jesus seeks to bring others with him to salvation, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- If people really understood that participating at Mass is witnessing Christ's suffering, death and resurrection, then maybe they would stop taking pictures, talking, making comments and acting as if it were some kind of show, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop O'Connell on the Solemnity of Christ the King
This Sunday, the Catholic Church throughout the world celebrates the Solemn Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Teens, adults forsake comfort to experience way of life for homeless
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Though rain and high winds forced most of the 40 students and adults inside during the fifth annual "Homeless for a Night" campout at Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria Nov. 18, it brought greater awareness to the problem of homelessness. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Searches beyond Google's capabilities
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal noted the upswing in the work of reference librarians who are receiving more calls from curious seekers who either can't find what they are searching for on Google or just prefer to search for information with the help of another human being. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
Join the revolution of tenderness
TED is a media organization that posts online talks under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” Earlier this year Pope Francis surprised the world by digitally giving his own TED Talk at the organization’s annual conference in Vancouver. More ...

Friday, November 24, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

12/2/2017  - Defending the Faith series
12/2/2017  - Confidential sexual violence advocate training
12/2/2017  - Villa Walsh Christmas Bazaar
12/2/2017  - Christmas bazaar
12/2/2017  - Retreat for Women
12/2/2017  - A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
12/3/2017  - Christmas concert
12/4/2017  - Advent retreat
12/4/2017  - Oremus study program
12/6/2017  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila

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