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Historic West End parish marks Inauguration Day with morning of prayer
Historical Witnesses -- Students from St. Jerome School, West Long Branch, pray and lift their voices in song during the prayer service held on inauguration day in St. Michael Church, West End. John Batkowski photos
Historical Witnesses -- Students from St. Jerome School, West Long Branch, pray and lift their voices in song during the prayer service held on inauguration day in St. Michael Church, West End. John Batkowski photos
On Inauguration Day – Jan. 20 – it seemed more than appropriate that St. Michael Church in the West End of Long Branch opened its doors for a Morning of Prayer for the nation and its leaders. More ...
Friday, January 20, 2017

Communities across Diocese team up for service projects on MLK Day

Hundreds from across the Diocese joined together Jan. 16 for a day of service projects in memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

From those in St. Mary of the Lakes School and Parish, Medford, preparing food for the hungry to the Lawrenceville-based Center for FaithJustice teaming up with Mercer County middle-schoolers and the youth group in St. Thomas More Parish, Manalapan, creating personal hygiene kits, the faithful were busy on the national holiday set aside to honor the civil rights leader.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Collier Youth Services to celebrate 90 years
Collier Youth Services will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a Mass in St. Gabriel Church, 100 North Main Street, Marlboro, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. More ...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Toms River parish breaks ground on bigger, more accessible food pantry
For a quarter of a century, the volunteers who stock and run the St. Joseph Parish food pantry have devoted themselves to meeting the growing need for food experienced by many in the greater Toms River area. More ...
Monday, January 16, 2017
Holy Cross School, Rumson, marks 75 years of Catholic education
Holy Cross School, Rumson, will continue to celebrate its 75th anniversary year with a Jan. 29 Mass and Open House for prospective families. More ...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Students excel in Model United Nations event
A group of students from Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, had the opportunity to share their views on topics of world impact during a Model United Nations conference held Dec. 1-4 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
St. Paul Parish to host speaker on ancient Corinth
St. Paul Parish, Princeton, will host a lecture by Dr. Catherine Vanderpool entitled “The World of St. Paul: Archaeology’s record from the Eastern Mediterranean in the first century C.E.” Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the St. Paul Spiritual Center. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Super Plunge XIII scheduled for Feb. 5
Super Plunge XIII, a fundraiser organized by St. Francis Community Center and the swim team of Southern Regional High School, will take place Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. at the 48th Street Beach in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Living the Gospel topic of parish mission in Mount Laurel
For four evenings in a row – as well as three mornings – St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, is hosting a mission titled “Living the Gospel Today,” which will be led by Catholic lay Evangelist Bill Wegner. More ...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Freezing for the faith, more than 1,000 dip in for Catholic education
In years to come, when eyewitnesses and participants shared stories about the Polar Plunge for Catholic Education sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Patrick Torphy Division, it’s a given that the frigid temperatures, snow-topped sand and pounding surf of the 11th annual event on the shoreline off Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant Jan. 8, 2017, will make for lively conversation. More ...
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Stuart to host #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference
In an effort to offset the so-called “girl-gap” in entrepreneurship and STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, will host a leadership conference 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8 for girls in kindergarten through high school. More ...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Holmdel parish to offer two Bible study programs
St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel, is offering two opportunities this winter for Catholics eager to learn more about their faith. More ...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
On New Year's Day, Haitian community celebrates faith, culture with Bishop

It was an occasion to celebrate faith, history and culture when Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., joined with members of the Haitian community the evening of Jan. 1 in St. Anthony Church, Hamilton.

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Monday, January 2, 2017
Young people retell Christmas story at Mass in St. Mary Church, Bordentown
The early Mass celebrated on Christmas Eve in St. Mary Church, Bordentown, included young people of the parish joining in a re-enactment of the Christmas story during which they recounted the story of Mary and Joseph and the Birth of Baby Jesus.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Nursing students leave CYO children with happy, healthy smiles
As preschool children spent a late November morning at the CYO East State Street Center sitting around a table with crayons and coloring pictures of fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy eating, others jumped up and down excitedly, waiting to have their height and weight measurements taken by nursing students on hand to help. More ...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Donors cut ribbon for St. Rose High School's new library
Clergy, school and diocesan officials, alumni, prominent members of the community and seniors in St. Rose High School, Belmar, were on hand Dec. 2 as the school officially unveiled the renovated and newly equipped Ottilie R. King Memorial Library.

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Haitian faithful celebrate Notre-Dame-du-Cap
Members of the Haitian community from throughout the Mercer County region had an opportunity to express their love and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a special way Dec. 4. More ...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Princeton's St. Paul School excels in Scholastic Olympics
Eighth graders from St. Paul School, Princeton, emerged victorious from the 35th annual Scholastic Olympics held Nov. 10 in Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton. The students won seven individual medals on their way to first place overall in the yearly competition designed to highlight young academians. More ...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Cursillo prayerfully brings community closer to Christ
Veronica Jeffrey has always felt a strong pull to her Catholic faith. More ...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Donovan Catholic, GCU enter guaranteed admissions partnership
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Dominican sisters' visit encourages Rumson students, parents
Holy Cross School and Parish, Rumson, were blessed with a visit from two Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tenn. More ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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