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CYO campers given surprise summer gift -- bicycles
Happy Campers -- Mia Gonzalez, left, and Maziah Rivera check out their new bikes. John Blaine photos
Happy Campers -- Mia Gonzalez, left, and Maziah Rivera check out their new bikes. John Blaine photos
Tell 55 young kids that each of them is going to get an unexpected surprise and they obviously get really excited. More ...
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Doylestown Pilgrimage set for Aug. 12-13
Faithful of all ages are encouraged to join the hundreds of their brethren Aug. 12-13 poised to embark upon a two-day, roughly 37-mile pilgrimage from St. Hedwig Church, Trenton, to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, Pa. More ...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Burlington, Ocean Counties say goodbye to retiring principals
At the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, five elementary schools in the Diocese bid farewell to the principals who are entering a new phase in their lives – retirement. More ...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Students, school future key to outgoing St. Paul chief
When retiring principal William Robbins considers what he will miss most about St. Paul School, Burlington, the lifelong educator answers without hesitation: “The children. That’s what I was in this for.” More ...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Toms River school an honor to serve, retiring leader says
Michele Williams has been involved in Catholic education for most of her adult life, and whether it was as parish director of religious education or in a Catholic school setting, the ministry is something she has found to be “life giving.” More ...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
St. Ann Parish holds annual novena July 18-26
St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, will hold its annual novena to their patron saint from July 18 to 26 in the church at 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.  More ...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Bringing God's Word to the streets focus of evangelization training
According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New Evangelization exhorts the faithful to deepen their faith, believe in the Gospel message and spread the Good News to others. More ...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Parish to host first choir camp for children, teenagers
Children and teenagers looking to hone their music skills while having fun might consider attending the inaugural choir camp being hosted by the music ministry in St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck. More ...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Barnegat parish to celebrate 75 years
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will be principal celebrant of a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the 75th anniversary of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. More ...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Retiring principal Costantino hopes Hamilton school's legacy of family will continue
When he became principal of Our Lady of Sorrows School, Hamilton, in 2011, Donald Costantino felt “he had come full circle.” More ...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives. More ...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
'Guided Cure' presentation in Hightstown July 19
Paula Beiger, a member of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, and author of “Guided Cure,” will be the guest speaker July 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room on St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown. More ...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Young essayists' works recognized in annual contest
Five young Catholic school students from Monmouth County received accolades for their writing skills in an annual essay contest sponsored by N.J. Assemblyman David P. Rible (R-District 30). More ...
Saturday, July 1, 2017
As church suspends operations, Riverside community exhorted to move forward in faith
Tears were shed and bittersweet memories were shared as hundreds of faithful gathered for the last weekend Mass in the parish that holds the prestigious distinction of being founded by a saint. More ...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Holy Cross' retiring principal Belluzzi looks back on 'positive school climate'
As principal of Holy Cross School, Rumson, since 2012, William Belluzzi has developed a fondness for the school and its students that he will certainly miss in his retirement. More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
St. Mary Parish to offer evangelization training
St. Mary Parish, Middletown, will host a two-part workshop on basic evangelization training July 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. and July 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church at 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road. More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Parishes joyfully celebrate Feast of Corpus Christi
A seasonably warm June 18 saw parishioners from around the Diocese upholding a centuries’ old tradition by observing the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, otherwise known as Corpus Christi. More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
St. Ann Parish family prevails through fire
A fire at St. Ann Parish, Browns Mills, may have put plans for its annual carnival in peril, but it has not shaken the faith or the resolve of the small Burlington County faith community. More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Parishes pray with and for their graduating faithful
From pre-school graduates all the way on up to those receiving post-graduate degrees, a number of parishes from around the Diocese took the opportunity to recognize those parishioners who were awarded diplomas this year. More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Essay by Ryan Gloster, St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
If I were the governor of New Jersey, I would improve it in many ways.  More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Essay by Reid Matuch, St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
I was the governor of New Jersey,  I would improve the state a few ways.  More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017



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