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Annual Catholic Appeal highlights the work done in love

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Mary Agnes Ryan made something of a confession when she spoke about her vocation during the Diocese of Trenton’s Annual Convocation for Religious.

“The love of my life is Jesus Christ, and for 52 years, with his grace, I have responded to his call to go where he wanted me to go, for as long as he’s wanted.”

That reflection from the diocesan director of the Department of Catechesis was one of many “Stories of Love” that are featured in the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Bishop O'Connell's Ash Wednesday homily
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2/14/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in Cathedral
2/14/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Ash Wednesday Service in St. Anthony of Padua, Hightstown

2/10/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Anniversary Blessing in St. Alphonsus Church, Hopewell

2/8/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Catholic Schools Week Prayer Service in Donovan Catholic, St. Joseph School

2/5/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Vocation Day in St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach

2/5/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Catholic Schools Week in St. Dominic School, Brick
2/3/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Diocesan Formation Day for Catechists
2/3/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Priests' Holy Land pilgrimage

2/2/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- CSW STEAM event in St. Veronica School, Howell

2/2/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Catholic Schools Week Mass in St. Aloysius School, Jackson
2/2/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- LIFE St. Francis Super Bowl Pep Rally

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Monday, September 25, 2017
News
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Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
MIAMI -- Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together "to support one another in this time of grief" after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead. More ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018
At Mass of the Holy Spirit, GCU community prays for the wisdom to be followers of Jesus

From the moment the over-capacity crowd of Georgian Court University, Lakewood, students, faculty and staff started gathering in Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel for the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., it was clear that observances and obligations would unfold with reverence and enthusiasm.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Samson
NEW YORK -- While not suitable for the youngest viewers, the spirited biblically based drama "Samson" (Pure Flix) can provide a fine introduction to the Hebrew he-man's story for teens. More ...

Friday, February 16, 2018
'Great work of salvation' begins on Ash Wednesday, Hightstown faithful told
Sitting in the nave of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Hightstown, which was illuminated by the sun shining through the stained glass windows, about 100 faithful who gathered for the noon Ash Wednesday prayer service Feb. 14 were reminded in a unique way about what it means to receive ashes and the start of the Lenten season. More ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE: Lenten focus on Repentance
The call to a change of heart and a change of life was a hallmark of the ministry of Jesus, of his forerunner, John the Baptist, and of his apostles. More ...

Friday, February 16, 2018
Feb. 18 - We enter the ark with Noah and emerge a new creation
The obstinate sinfulness of humanity, the total rejection of God, was rampant in the ancient days, long before Abraham, threatening the plan of creation that the Lord had made in his covenant with Adam. More ...

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Community Roundup
CSW Appreciation Days in Lincroft, Cinnaminson

Appreciation Days are a highlight of most Catholic Schools Week celebrations.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Pope Francis
Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said. More ...

Friday, February 16, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
Bishop O'Connell's homily for Ash Wednesday 2018
We begin again.  The season of Lent begins with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads in the sign of the cross. The ashes are a “mark of our repentance,” the Liturgy tells us, a sign of blessing upon the “sinner who asks for God’s forgiveness.” More ...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Author disputes view that Galileo affair showed church as anti-science
Author Father Paschal Scotti, a Benedictine priest, provides readers with a solid foundation to the cultural and intellectual background of famous mathematician, inventor and astronomer Galileo Galilei. More ...

Monday, February 12, 2018
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Commentary
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Three cheers for Lucas
In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren. More ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Keep the faith and turn to the Lord in times of sadness
When I was little, I was sad because my parents wouldn’t buy me a pony. (We lived in an apartment.) When I was a teen, I was sad because I had acne. As an adult, I became sad when I started losing my hair. You might say, sadness is part of the human condition. More ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

2/24/2018 - Catholic Men For Jesus Christ Conference
2/24/2018 - Buffet Fundraiser
2/24/2018 - Jordan's Roses - Forgiveness & Reconciliation
2/27/2018 - Discussion Series: Navigating the Relationship Maze
2/28/2018 - Personal Retreat Days
2/28/2018 - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila

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