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.
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 ...
Youngsters and their families received a hands-on lesson in creation as more than 30 children rubbed elbows – and a few ears and chins – with farm animals after a lesson on Genesis.
“There are few channels for the little ones to learn about Jesus and hear stories from the Bible unless parents take the time to teach them,” said Father Roy Aris B. Ballacillo, parochial vicar in St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford. “Our Littlest Disciples Ministry is a wonderful way to bridge the gap from infancy to Holy Communion, serving not only as a source of fellowship, but also as a way of introducing little children to the love of Jesus in a safe and enjoyable setting.”