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At the Catholic Schools Mass, the subject is faith
Praying Together -- Students from around the Diocese pray during the 2017 Catholic Schools Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., Oct. 12 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Craig Pittelli photo

Praying Together -- Students from around the Diocese pray during the 2017 Catholic Schools Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., Oct. 12 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Craig Pittelli photo

Leaving no doubt about the importance of faith in the lives of young people, Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., opened his homily at the annual Catholic Schools Mass Oct. 12 with a focus on how three children served as messengers of conversion and peace for the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Our Diocese Today
Buses, schedule announced for diocesan pilgrimage to National Shrine
More than 20 parishes from across Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties are sponsoring buses for the Nov. 4 diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. More ...

Monday, October 16, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

10/16/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Red Bank Catholic football vs. Long Branch 
10/16/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. John Vianney varsity girls' soccer vs. Shore Regional

10/12/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Mass for Catholic Schools

10/8/2017  - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop's Anniversary Blessing Mass in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson

10/6/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- FORMED Evangelization Conference

10/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Mass in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
10/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- V Encuentro in Long Branch
10/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Soccer CBA v. Marlboro

10/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of Pets in St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Seaside Park

10/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of Pets in Resurrection Parish, Delran
10/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Red Mass in St. Michael Church, West End
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Monday, September 25, 2017
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Creative Movement class combines RBC seniors, St. James School's youngest
A unique partnership between Red Bank Catholic High School and St. James Catholic School, Red Bank, is allowing senior high school students to help lead preschool and kindergarten students in a class that incorporates music, movement and learning. More ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Taste of Burlington a sweet success supporting Providence House
“I continue to be in awe of the support we receive from our community partners and the positive energy our guests bring to our vision for peace,” said Mary Pettrow, associate director, Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, as she greeted the sell-out crowd attending the 23rd Annual Taste of Burlington County held in The Merion, Cinnaminson, Oct. 11. More ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Whiting parish brings teens together for Mocktail Party, lessons on Mary
Teens from the youth ministry of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Whiting, were joined by youth from neighboring parishes during a Mocktail Party Oct. 15 in honor of the Blessed Mother. More ...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Only the Brave
NEW YORK  -- The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in "Only the Brave" (Columbia). More ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Oct. 22 - The world continues to challenge the Church to deeper self-awareness
Among the many struggles of being a person-in-the world today is that we walk a line of uncertainty regarding our loyalties and obligations. More ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Devotions and popular piety
Popular devotional practices are not a substitute for the liturgical life of the church; rather they extend it into daily life. More ...

Friday, October 13, 2017
Community Roundup
Stuart Country launches national girls' leadership program
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, recently announced the launch of its National Center for Girls’ Leadership. Courtney Portlock, the new Upper School head, will serve as the NCGLS director. More ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Pope Francis
Faith brings hope even at moment of death, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians can find hope even at the hour of death, which faith teaches is not a closed door but a wide-open passage to a new life with Christ, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
Bishop encourages flock to pray the Rosary
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued the following message regarding the Month of the Rosary: More ...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017
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Are you ready to be a child again?
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Whole-life perspective: How one young activist thinks about social justice
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Monday, October 16, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

10/21/2017  - Day of Healing for Separated & Divorced Catholics
10/21/2017  - Defending the Faith series
10/21/2017  - Confidential sexual violence advocate training
10/21/2017  - Church of Epiphany - Annual Gift Auction
10/21/2017  - Retreat for Women
10/21/2017  - A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
10/22/2017  - Anniversary Blessings
10/23/2017  - Oremus study program
10/25/2017  - Personal Retreat Days
10/25/2017  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
10/25/2017  - A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
10/26/2017  - Study of St. John of the Cross

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