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Bayville Parish celebrates a half-century of faithful service
At 50 Years -- Surrounded by Father Stanley P. Lukaszewski, pastor, and priests from the Diocese, Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., celebrates the Mass of Thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville. Ken Falls photos
At 50 Years -- Surrounded by Father Stanley P. Lukaszewski, pastor, and priests from the Diocese, Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., celebrates the Mass of Thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville. Ken Falls photos
Experiencing the stretch of Route 9 that cuts through the Pine Barrens in Bayville these days, it’s hard to imagine how different the geography was 50 years ago.

The once sparse population of the area has grown to the point where it’s not out of the question now – especially in the summer months – for weekend Mass goers to endure traffic tie ups along the thorofare as they drive to St. Barnabas Church on Woodland Road.

But parishioner Jennifer DeMarco recalled with a smile, that as a child, there was far less traffic congestion on area roads in general on the way to the church her grandparents, Robert and Phyllis Whittaker helped build.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Events across Diocese provide opportunity to stand up for life

Sunday, October 2 is designated as Respect Life Sunday by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the entire month of October is commemorated as Respect Life Month.

Throughout the Diocese of Trenton, parishes and community organizations will host holy hours, life chains, prayer witnesses and other gatherings to celebrate life and advocate the protection of life in all forms.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Rosary Feast planned Oct. 5 in Riverton
All are invited to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary Oct. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Riverton. “A Night of Prayer for Families and Friends” will be led by Father Christopher Picollo, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington.  More ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
At conference, Catholic school PTA members become reaffirmed in their mission
As Christ is the fulfillment of priest, prophet and king, it is by virtue of Baptism that all of the faithful share in this mission. More ...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A Century of Grace -- Hundreds flock to centenary celebration of Keansburg Parish with Bishop O'Connell

It’s been one hundred years since land was purchased for a mission church to serve Catholics in the Bayshore town of Keansburg.

In the decades that followed, that small mission church known as St. Ann would undergo a vast transformation. From its early days as a place of worship mainly for the summer visitors who flocked to what was then one of the premiere resorts of New Jersey, the parish, established in 1924, grew to become a beacon of faith and a bulwark of service to the community at large.

 
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Prayers for peace offered in St. Joseph Parish
Nearly 150 women, men and children of all ages meditated upon love, forgiveness and community and prayed for healing for victims of violence during a service for peace in St. Joseph Church, Toms River, Sept. 20. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Students create 'Pinwheels for Peace'
The grounds of at least two Catholic schools this week were adorned with pinwheels bearing messages of peace, part of an international art and literacy project in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
15 Years Later -- Victims of 9-11 prayerfully remembered in services around the Diocese

The celebration of Masses, prayer services and coming together in community settings were ways in which faithful from around the Diocese solemnly commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

 
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Remembering St. Francis
In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is Oct. 4, parishes around the Diocese will hold special prayer services and other events, including the ever-popular pet blessing. More ...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Guadalupe festivities include torch-lightings, pilgrimage
In anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, parishes around the Diocese will be participating in a series of traveling torch lightings, or “Las Antorchas Guadalupanas,” from the end of October to the beginning of December, which will culminate in a multicultural – and multi-county – pilgrimage celebration in Trenton. More ...
Friday, September 23, 2016
New LIFE St. Francis facility allows for more outreach, services for seniors

What has been affectionately referred to as a “one-stop shop” that provides medical care for senior citizens has broadened its horizons in scope of its services and facility.

 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sibling continues bishop's mission to improve Muslim-Christian relations
Anne-Marie Gustavson stands at a small desk in her Monroe Township home, running her finger along the spines of books written about her brother. Under the books sit three dancing figurines – Whirling Dervishes, the Sufi prayer dance a reminder of Islam in her Catholic Christian home. More ...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Parishes join in 9-11 remembrance, prayers for peace
A new focus by the Catholic Church in the United States to build peace in all communities was launched this month, just as the nation prepared to observe the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
St. Barnabas Parish to celebrate half-century of ministry
The community of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, anticipates marking the half-century anniversary of the faith community, which will be highlighted by a Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
Catholic Athletes for Christ leadership conference planned in Lawrenceville
This fall, as classes resume and students get back into the flow of the school year, some young men and women will come together to blend athletics and their common faith. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
Sacred Heart to hold annual Halloween Hustle
Sacred Heart School, Mount Holly, is inviting ghosts, goblins, boys and girls of all ages to the third annual Halloween Hustle Oct. 15. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
Princeton parish to mark 15th anniversary of 9-11 terrorist attacks
St. Paul Parish, Princeton, and the Princeton Council, Knights of Columbus, will host an Evening of Remembrance marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in front of the church located at 214 Nassau St. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
New pastor receives warm welcome in Keyport
Since his July 1 arrival as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Keyport, Father Rene Pulgarin has dedicated himself to getting to know the “people and the programs” in this bustling Bayshore community. More ...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Father John K. Butler installed as pastor in West End
In the presence of his parishioners and some 10 brother priests, Father John K. Butler was installed as the eighth pastor of St. Michael Parish, West End, by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., during a Mass Aug. 21. More ...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Christ the King Parish plans festival Sept. 3
A multicultural festival in honor of Christ the King will be help on the grounds of Christ the King Parish, Long Branch, Sept. 3 from 10am-8pm. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
St. Pius X Parish to mark 10 years in new church
A lot can happen in a decade. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016



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