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RBC nesting project marks quarter-century milestone
For The Birds – Red Bank Catholic students designed newer nesting boxes to be installed at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck. Photo courtesy of Red Bank Catholic High School
For The Birds – Red Bank Catholic students designed newer nesting boxes to be installed at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck. Photo courtesy of Red Bank Catholic High School

Due to a commitment to maintain and sustain the nest boxes they make for bluebirds, the students and alumni volunteers in Red Bank Catholic High School have stopped birds from leaving the nest of  Monmouth County to fly south for the last 25 years.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Students look to strawberries to learn about DNA

“DNA” is something people hear about or learn about, but is it something that can actually be seen? The answer is yes.

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Students reduce plastic waste during 'STREAM WEEK'
When Toms River’s Donovan Catholic launched its innovative “STREAM WEEK” in November, the aim was to “do something beautiful for the earth” by reducing the waste stream one plastic bottle at a time. More ...
Monday, March 13, 2017
St. Paul Parish to host Seton Hall professor of Biblical studies
St. Paul Parish, Princeton, will present “The Suffering Servant, Christ and the Jewish People” with speaker Dr. Gregory Y. Glazov, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the St. Paul Spiritual Center Auditorium. More ...
Thursday, March 9, 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, March 8, 2017
Thrift shop 'bag sale' scheduled March 18
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Conference participants reminded that clear communication is critical when dealing with end-of-life issues

Critically-ill patients and their loved ones ride an emotional roller coaster while facing the prospect of physical death. Yet during such a difficult time, there are many end-of-life discussions that need to take place. Clear and open communication between both the patients and their loved ones can make the journey to eternal life less stressful for everyone.

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Monday, February 27, 2017
CWOZ to celebrate anniversary with retreat
Catholic Women of Zion Chapter 1 will mark its 28th anniversary with a retreat March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. William the Abbot Parish, 274 Lakewood Allenwood Road, Howell. More ...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Hightstown parish continues tradition of supporting African children
Three children, three very different dreams. One hopes to be a teacher; another, a doctor. And for a young girl who lives with the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Africa after losing her parents, perhaps one day, she’ll find herself under the same roof as her extended family. More ...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Middletown parish to hold weekend retreat on power of Baptism
St. Mary Parish, Middletown, will present a retreat titled, “Baptized Priest, Prophet, King: Renewal of the Promises,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 in the church. More ...
Friday, February 10, 2017
Motivational speaker draws 1,000 to 'Reboot! Live!' for messages of love, togetherness

“Welcome!” Kristen Brindley said as she handed “Joy to the World” reflection books and pens to the hundreds entering the gymnasium Feb. 1 in St. James School, Red Bank, for an evening of evangelization and music.

Irish folk music greeted the 1,000 faithful as those from the parishes of St. James and St. Anthony of Padua, both Red Bank; Nativity, Fair Haven; St. Leo the Great, Lincroft, and others bumped into friends at “Reboot! Live!” – an event led by founder Chris Stefanick designed to motivate the faithful to become more engaged in their parish communities and energized about being Catholic.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Notre Dame High School celebrates Black History Month with Mass, club activities
With rousing Gospel music and prayers for peace and healing, the monthly Mass in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, was an opportunity for the student body and faculty to focus not only on what makes them unique, but the Catholic faith they have in common. More ...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Parishes plan Scripture studies
St. Anselm Parish, Tinton Falls, and Epiphany Parish, Brick, have announced Scripture study offerings: More ...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Hundreds celebrate Collier Youth Services 90-year mission of hope

For 90 years, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd have gone about the mission of restoring hope, building confidence and realizing the potential of countless young people through the good works of Collier Youth Services.


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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Anniversary Mass opens Catholic Schools Week in Rumson's Holy Cross School

As in many parishes with schools, Rumson’s Holy Cross traditionally begins Catholic Schools Week with a Mass celebrating the blessings and benefits of outstanding academic and religious programs offered in a nurturing environment.

And this year, the Jan. 29 Mass also offered something more: a chance to share in the joy of the school’s 75th anniversary. It may have been that special grace note that drew more than 700 current and former students, faculty and staff as well as parents, relatives and members of the parish community to the church and the social that followed in the school gymatorium.

It was standing room only at the 10:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by the pastor, Father Michael Manning, accompanied by students who proclaimed readings, served at the altar, raised their voices in song, welcomed one and all to the social and gave tours to prospective families at the open house that closed out the day.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Red Bank faithful put love, patience, time into building houses for Jesus

Story by Mary Stadnyk | Associate Editor

It’s easy to picture tongue depressors as the wooden sticks that a doctor would use to examine a patient’s throat and plastic spoons as being a utensil to eat food.

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Annual Catholic Men's conference planned in Toms River

The 20th annual Catholic Men for Jesus Christ Men’s Conference will take place Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Joseph Parish, Toms River. And with this year’s theme, “Into the Breach,” the day promises to focus on courage and boldness of faith.

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Friday, January 27, 2017
St. Gregory the Great to hold blood drive
St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, will hold a blood drive to benefit 11-year-old parishioner Jenna Bentley Feb. 3 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. More ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Three Faiths Dialogue plans Feb. 8 presentation
The Freehold Clergy Association will host its next Three Faiths Dialogue session on “How Does One Become Clergy/a Religious Leader in our Traditions” Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Islamic Center, Bait Wali-e-Asr, 235 Georgia Rd., Freehold. More ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Events planned in San Alfonso Retreat House
Redemptorist Father James Wallace, director of San Alfonso Retreat House, West End, announced the schedule for the new year and the theme for preached retreats: “Walking In Darkness/Living In the Light.” More ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Love, marriage among 2017 Discussion Series topics in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Freehold, is starting the new year with its 2017 Discussion Series that will include topics such as love, healthy eating, saving for the future and more. More ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017

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