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Monmouth parishes offer support to families grieving for girls who drowned in Belmar
Roses adorn the caskets of Mitzi Hernandez Nicolas, 13, and Emily Gonzalez-Perez, 12, in St. Rose Church during the Mass of Christian Burial held June 23 in Belmar. The cousins died after a swimming accident at the Belmar beach. John Batkowski photos

Roses adorn the caskets of Mitzi Hernandez Nicolas, 13, and Emily Gonzalez-Perez, 12, in St. Rose Church during the Mass of Christian Burial held June 23 in Belmar. The cousins died after a swimming accident at the Belmar beach. John Batkowski photos

When tragedy struck two young cousins as they played at the water’s edge in Belmar, faithful in that oceanfront municipality and surrounding towns rallied in support of their stricken families.

The girls, Mitzi Hernandez Nicolas, 13, and Emily Gonzalez-Perez, 12, had gone missing on a stretch of unguarded beach June 15 and after a frantic search, were found unconscious in the surf. Mitzi drowned and Emily died after four days on life support at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Point Pleasant Beach parish organizing statewide Marian pilgrimage
The Rosary Altar Society of St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant Beach, is inviting all faithful with a special devotion to Mary to join them on a statewide day of prayer and celebration at the Blue Army Shrine, 674 Mountain View Road, Asbury, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day’s events are open to all Rosary Altar Society members, members of the Legion of Mary and parishioners who wish to honor Mary in this centennial year of the apparitions to the three children in Fatima.
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibigiza to speak in Manahawkin church
St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, will welcome Immaculée Ilibigiza who will tell her prevailing story of surviving the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, which accounted for the deaths of more than one million people. More ...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hamilton church to host pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, will host the International Centennial Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima June 26 in St. Anthony Church, 626 South Olden Ave., Hamilton. More ...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Rosary CD to be used as tool for evangelization, family prayer

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., was recently invited by St. Paul School, Princeton, to record a Rosary CD with the students.

 
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Never Stop Learning -- Catholic school principals exemplify continuing education with doctoral degrees
In this season of graduations, the focus is primarily on the youth of our Catholic community, moving from one stage of education to the next, and celebrating the milestones of their academic accomplishments. More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mercer County CYO buys bus for children's programs
The Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County recently purchased a 29-passenger bus for its children’s day-to-day activities – both on and off-site – with the aid of numerous individuals and group donations. More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Summer Seminar Series offered by St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, will host an eight-week “Life in the Spirit Seminar” for those seeking ways to more fully live the faith while growing closer to Jesus through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Parishes to welcome missionaries during summer months
As the lazy days of summer slide in, parishioners are accustomed to seeing new faces joining them for Mass. Across the Diocese of Trenton, those new faces will not just be those of vacationers or tourists, but of missionaries. More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Bayshore's Holy Family Parish marks 75th year

The tract of land at 727 Route 36 West is in the heart of an area often identified alternately as Hazlet, Keyport or Union Beach.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Enlarged CYO food pantry in Hamilton reopens

The Mercer County CYO Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center, an important partner in assisting Hamilton-area needy, has enlarged their East State Street food pantry just in time for the crucial summer months.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Spring Lake teacher earns Civil Air Patrol award
Kathleen Francis, an eighth-grade science  teacher in St. Catharine School, Spring Lake, has received recognition for her high-flying performance in the classroom. More ...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Filipino community comes together in Hamilton for Santacruzan tradition
Tears welled in Teresita Albano’s eyes as she spoke about how meaningful it was for her to participate in the 2017 Flores de Mayo Santacruzan Festival of the Cross in St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, May 27. More ...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Summer Spirituality Days at Immaculata University
Immaculata University announced that the 2017 Summer Spirituality Days with presenter Paul Coutinho, will be held June 21 through June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition, a one-day retreat with Coutinho, entitled “Silence in the Soul Echoes the Symphony of the Universe,” is offered June 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More ...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
HCA alumni parent gives $250K in aid
Holy Cross Academy, Burlington County’s only Catholic high school, has received a $250,000 donation from the parent of three alumni. More ...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
NDHS latest in Diocese to partner with GCU
Leaders from Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, and Georgian Court University, Lakewood, jointly illustrated their commitment to Catholic education as they signed a new guaranteed admissions agreement aimed to make it easier for students to enroll in and afford college. More ...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Summer Spirituality Days at Immaculata University
Immaculata University announced that the 2017 Summer Spirituality Days with presenter Paul  Coutinho, will be held June 21 through June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition, a one-day retreat with Coutinho, entitled “Silence in the Soul Echoes the Symphony of the Universe,” is offered June 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More ...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
Do you have a student graduating from 8th grade or 12th grade this year? 
Place your paid message of congratulations in the Graduation Keepsake Booklet of The Monitor.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Santacruzan celebration slated for May 27 in Hamilton
The Filipino community of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, will hold its sixth annual Santacruzan celebration May 27 beginning with a Holy Mass at 1:30 p.m.  More ...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Motorcycle crew brings gritty Gospel to Allentown
When he came to St. John the Baptist Parish, Allentown, to speak at Call to the Wall, a morning conference for men May 13 during which local and nationally known speakers shared their professional testimonies and challenged participants to delve deeper in their faith, speaker Bear Woznick focused on the meaning of masculine spirituality and how it can be misunderstood. More ...
Monday, May 22, 2017
STEM skills built in St. Peter School bridge project

For the past few weeks, the hallways of St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, have been lined with architectural wonder: model bridges, based on their real life counterparts.

 
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017



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