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TCA students participate in lab coat experiment
Dressing The Part – Donning their new lab coats, third and fourth grade students from Trenton Catholic Academy pose for a picture with Radioactive Rick from Mad Science.  Photo courtesy of Trenton Catholic Academy

Dressing The Part – Donning their new lab coats, third and fourth grade students from Trenton Catholic Academy pose for a picture with Radioactive Rick from Mad Science.  Photo courtesy of Trenton Catholic Academy


“I am so excited,” Trenton Catholic Academy third grade student Sophia Navarro said as she put on a brand new white lab coat. “It feels like I am a real scientist about to do a special experiment!’ More ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hesburgh Lecture to be held in CBA Oct. 13
The Notre Dame Club of the Jersey Shore will present its annual Hesburgh Lecture, “Powering the Planet in a Carbon-Constrained World,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Christian Brothers Academy Theater, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
SJV students learn dos and don'ts of uniforms
School uniforms were all the rage as junior and senior class officers in St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, held a fashion show Sept. 7 for the freshman class to demonstrate how to properly, and improperly, wear the school’s required uniform. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Allentown parish to host Italian Festival this weekend
All are invited to a free Italian Festival Sept. 15-16, 6 – 10 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish, Allentown, on parish grounds at 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road. More ...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Peace, forgiveness among messages of 9-11 memorial Mass in West Windsor

On the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, messages of peace were not only heard in the homily in St. David the King Parish, West Windsor, but from the victims as well.

“If we are to survive, we must forgive,” said Ted Suarez, whose son David died after two planes were hijacked and flown into New York City’s World Trade Center. David Suarez worked in the North Tower.

Suarez admitted that although he doesn’t always understand God’s will, “I accept the plan.”

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
CYO preschool celebrates re-opening of Ewing facility
The CYO of Mercer County celebrated the reopening of their nationally accredited pre-school Sept. 11 after 16 months of renovation. More ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Uniting in faith and community, Keyport parishes celebrate upcoming merger
Hopes were high that between 200 and 400 faithful from Keyport’s St. Joseph and Jesus the Lord parishes would turn out to celebrate their upcoming merger with a multicultural Mass and potluck picnic Sept. 10. More ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Manalapan parish to offer women's Bible study throughout fall
St. Thomas More Parish, Manalapan, will offer a women’s Bible study titled “Walking With Purpose” this fall. The program will meet for 22 weeks beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 26. An information session will be held 10 a.m. Sept. 12 in St. Thomas More’s Petri Hall at 186 Gordons Corner Road. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Visitation Parish to host 'Bring a Friend to Church Sunday'
Parishioners in Visitation Parish, Brick, are being challenged to do something very courageous Sept. 24. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Annual pizza showdown in Hamilton set for Oct. 4
Pizza aficionados and fans are encouraged to bring their appetites Oct. 4 to the fourth annual Pizza Tasting Showdown at St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic... and Running
Students, parents and friends of St. Charles Borromeo School began the 2017-2018 academic year Sept. 4 by lacing up their sneakers and dashing through their Cinnaminson campus during the eighth annual Rock ‘N Roll Back to School. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
TCA students use video to give thanks for funding
Students from Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, greeted staffers from the state Senate Majority Office on Aug. 23 to discuss the recent increase in funding for nonpublic school students and filmed video footage showcasing how that funding can be used effectively. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Water tests find Diocese's schools free from lead
As Catholic school buildings around the Trenton Diocese opened for the fall term, students, faculty and staff entered with the assurance that every available water source in them has been rigorously tested and are free of lead. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Colts Neck parish to mark 45th anniversary with benefit
It will be a time for celebration and community building when St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck, marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of the parish Sept. 15. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Catholic Women of Zion mini-day retreat
Catholic Women of Zion Chapter II will hold a mini-day retreat for women Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parish hall of St. Pius X Church, Forked River. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Immaculata University plans undergraduate open house
Immaculata University’s College of Undergraduate Studies will host an open house Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the university’s campus in Malvern, Pa. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Confidential sexual violence advocate training planned
St. Francis Community Service, St. Francis Parish and Community Center, Brant Beach, are currently accepting applications for the Sexual Abuse and Assault Advocate training program to be held Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 through Dec. 4 at 4700 Long Beach Blvd. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Lourdes Health System, St. Francis Medical Center to join Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care, Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, announced Aug. 31 that Cooper has signed a letter of intent to acquire Trinity Health’s New Jersey facilities, which include Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, and St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton. More ...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Holmdel parish to offer Defending the Faith series
Recognizing that talking about faith with others can at times be intimidating, St. Catharine Parish, Holmdel, has introduced a way to help folks overcome their fear. More ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
St. Monica Parish celebrates 65th anniversary
The abundance of food and activities for adults and children alike seemed almost secondary to the sense of community present during St. Monica Parish’s 65th anniversary and annual festival Aug. 27. More ...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Parish festivals bring church, neighborhood communities together

For more than 60 years, St. Ann Parish has been bringing smiles to the community of Browns Mills.

This year was no different, despite the fire that struck June 17, destroying or damaging most of the equipment needed for the annual parish carnival.

“We couldn’t not have it,” said Charles Mitchell, chairman of the parish carnival committee and parishioner since 1958. “It’s going on for too many years to give it up. Fire or no fire, we were going to make it.”

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Friday, August 25, 2017

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