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Deal faithful mark first Sunday of Advent with Mass of Thanksgiving for restored church
Day of Gratitude -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Deal, Nov. 27. The Mass was to commemorate a number of refurbishments made to the worship site including a renovated sanctuary and re-dedication of the altar table. Ken Falls photos
Day of Gratitude -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Deal, Nov. 27. The Mass was to commemorate a number of refurbishments made to the worship site including a renovated sanctuary and re-dedication of the altar table. Ken Falls photos
Much more than just a building, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Deal, has stood as a testament to faith on the Monmouth County coastline for 101 years. More ...
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Collaborative spirit sings a joyful tune in Lakewood parishes

A shared love of service to the Church through music and a fervent desire to foster community by working together served as the foundation for two parish choirs to commemorate the feast of St. Cecilia, the patron of church musicians, to end the liturgical year and begin the Advent season successfully and prayerfully.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hundreds join in food, faith dialogue at interreligious luncheon
Swapping the traditional turkey dinner for falafels, hummus and spiced lamb, chicken and rice, 350 people of different faiths spent the Sunday before Thanksgiving breaking bread and discussing their religious differences, but more importantly, their similarities. More ...
Monday, December 5, 2016
Videos spotlight best of Diocese's Catholic schools

From the intersection of faith and athletics, to service in the community, video spotlights recently added to the Catholic Schools Have It All website showcase some of the many attributes and activities of Catholic schools throughout the Diocese.

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Faithful throughout fall
Cold temperatures have finally landed in the Trenton Diocese, but for most of the fall, it was unseasonably warm, offering a welcome extension to those desiring to pray outdoors in St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Hamilton students sing in Christmas at Carnegie Hall
Young singers attending St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, recently had the opportunity to kick off the Christmas season with a special performance on an acclaimed, national stage. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
OLS alum, author makes alma mater visit
The students in Our Lady of Sorrows School, Mercerville, were excited the day when published author Edward Bloor visited their school. And what made his visit even more exciting was learning that Bloor was one of their own. More ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
GCU's community service efforts lead to national honor

For students, faculty and staff of Georgian Court University, Lakewood, it was a great privilege to have their school recognized with a national honor for its commitment to community service.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
SJVHS student starts Light the Candle chapter
When Kristen Battista, sophomore in St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, heard about the Light the Candle organization – a nonprofit movement that provides free, handmade birthday cards to foster children in group and foster homes – she was moved to bring the program to her fellow students. More ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
'Elvis' to join support of Catholic schools in annual Polar Plunge

Those looking for an “Elvis” sighting can head to the promenade (boardwalk) outside of Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch, on Jan. 8, where more than 1,000 “Elvis Presleys” will then gather on the nearby beach and in the ocean.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
LIFE St. Francis community enjoys Thanksgiving feast in new home
When it came to counting their many blessings, the LIFE St. Francis community had an extra blessing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. More ...
Saturday, November 26, 2016
RBC's 'Bring Your Own Device Program' enhances learning
In an effort to put students at the center of their experiences and empower them to take more control of their own learning, Red Bank Catholic High School, invites them to participate in the school’s Bring Your Own Device Program where they use personal technology devices during the school day. More ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Annual Blessing of Nativity at State House set
Father Brian Woodrow, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Allentown, and chaplain of St. John the Baptist Council, Knights of Columbus, Allentown, is expected to join members from Knights of Columbus councils for the annual Blessing of the Nativity Dec. 10 starting 10:30 a.m. at the New Jersey State House, 125 West State St., Trenton. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Get a faith boost at 'Reboot! Live!' event in Red Bank
Hear the word “reboot,” and it’s easy to think that it has something to do with hitting “control,” “alt” and “delete” on a computer keyboard at the same time. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Lourdes cardiology to host free heart health fair
Physicians from Lourdes Cardiology are hosting a free health fair called “Heart Health: Facts and Strategies.” More ...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Big turnout as community joins Blue Ribbon festivities
Green may be the official color of St. Peter School, but on Nov. 14, deep blue was the predominant hue as the Point Pleasant Beach community turned out in force to celebrate the institution’s designation as a 2016 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. More ...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
At annual Spirituality Conference, Sister Joyce Rupp opens the door to light

In times of despair and stress, the watches of the night can be seem desolate and interminable.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Upcoming program at Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University (GCU), Lakewood, will host a presentation by Mercy Sister Mary Louise Miller, principal of  Sisters Academy of New Jersey Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Little Theatre.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Jenny Nordberg, Author of "The Underground Girls of Kabul," to Speak at Georgian Court University
Jenny Nordberg, the award-winning journalist and author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, is one of Georgian Court University’s featured speakers this fall. More ...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Children from around Diocese take lead in celebrating All Saints Day
All Saints Day was marked Nov. 1 in parish and school communities across the Diocese of Trenton, with everything from lessons on the lives of saints to students dressing up for the day as chosen saints. More ...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Federal grant to help keep college students on track
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, is the recipient of a new federal grant, worth more than $1.9 million over a five-year period that will help the university expand academic support services and keep students on track for timely graduation. The award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III grant program is part of the federal agency’s Strengthening Institutions efforts. More ...
Friday, November 4, 2016

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