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Toms River parish and schools unite as family over loss of beloved drama teacher
Karen Krenek
Karen Krenek
A Donovan Catholic Facebook post announcing the passing May 18 of Karin Krenek remembered her as “the kind of teacher who makes impressions on the lives of her students, inspiring them to reach higher; the kind of a friend whose hugs and smiles and laughter uplifted them on tough days; a wife and mother and sister whose imprint on the world will never fade.” More ...
Friday, May 25, 2018

Learn more about the laity's role in the Church at Fair Haven event
Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, will host a panel discussion on “The Role of Laity in the Church Today” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, May 22, in the parish hall at 180 Ridge Road. More ...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Niceties Club makes prom dreams come true for underprivileged girls
Attending one’s high school prom might seem like a given rite of passage for many students – that is, unless you are unable to afford the customary attire. More ...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
May crownings remain beautiful, beloved Marian tradition
For many centuries in the Church, May has been a month in which the faithful pay special homage and devotion to Mary. Among those devotions is the May Crowning, honoring Mary as Mother of God and as Queen of Heaven and earth. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Point Pleasant Beach Rosarians celebrate 110th anniversary
Members of the Rosary-Altar Society of St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant Beach, could not ask for a better day to celebrate the society’s 110th anniversary May 11. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Retreat offered to heal wounds of abortion
Rachel’s Vineyard is offering a retreat to heal the wounds of persons who have had an abortion at 7:30 p.m. May 23 in St. Joseph Church, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
'The Joy of Pentecost' to be celebrated in Maple Shade
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Maple Shade, will hold “The Joy of Pentecost” from 6 to 7 p.m. with Holy Hour Adoration and Reconciliation followed by a 7:15 p.m. Healing Mass May 25 in the church at 236 East Main Street. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Medford parish gearing up to mark 75 years strong
Anticipation is building for the 75th anniversary of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford. With various events leading up to it, the anniversary Mass will take place at noon June 10, celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Bayville parish to host concert June 10
St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, will observe its patron’s feast day with a concert by award winning Italian tenor Michael Castaldo & Friends, accompanied by a string quartet June 10 at 7 p.m. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Pro-life efforts at RBC serve women, babies
The Red Bank Catholic High School pro-life club, Caseys4life, recently learned a little something about themselves as a school community when they hosted a baby shower in the classroom for Birthright of Red Bank. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
'Moon crash' has happy ending for Belmar students
Surviving a crash landing on the moon sounds like science fiction – but students of St. Rose Grammar School, Belmar, are ready for it when it happens. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
St. Catharine STREAMS forth with cathedrals
Pulling from all aspects of STREAMS education (science, technology, religion, engineering and English, art, math and social studies), sixth-graders in St. Catharine School, Spring Lake, recently built models of 10 famous cathedrals around the world – including the Diocese’s St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Service a key component to CBA teacher's Ed of Year award
At Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, Matthew Butler was recently recognized as Lasallian Educator of the Year – an award that CBA principal R. Ross Fales says is well deserved. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Lifeguards to be blessed on Long Beach Island
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Brant Beach, will hold its 11th annual blessing of the lifeguards from 4:45 to 4 p.m. May 19 at the St. Francis Aquatic Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, for all LBI and mainland beach and pool lifeguards. More ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Radio host Fulwiler stresses importance of personal passion amid family life during talk in Princeton

The debate over whether women can truly have it all can conjure up an ideal that combines Martha Stewart’s home decorating skills, Mary Poppins’ childrearing habits and Sheryl Sandberg’s career trajectory – with a dollop of Theresa of Avila’s piety to boot.

The problem with that standard, national radio host and author Jennifer Fulwiler told a crowd of about 140 attendees gathered May 14 at St. Paul Parish, Princeton, is not just that it’s unachievable, but that it discourages anyone from cultivating their creative passions that too often are ignored or trampled on by the hustle of contemporary life.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Pray for Vocations program expands into schools
Lori Bonfrisco admits that she rarely thought about the importance of supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life through prayer. More ...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Principal McKenna to retire after 21 years of service to Lawrenceville school
John McKenna, who has served as principal of St. Ann School, Lawrenceville, for the past 21 years, will retire at the end of the school year in June. More ...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Lifeguards to be blessed
St. Francis of Assisi, Brant Beach, will hold its 11th annual blessing of the lifeguards from 4:45 to 4 p.m. May 19 at the St. Francis Aquatic Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township for all LBI and mainland beach and pool lifeguards. More ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Fathers, sons hear about manhood, virtue at Barnegat gathering
Aiming to help fathers guide their sons into manhood with virtue and good character, the first annual “Legacy of Virtue” breakfast and commissioning for men and boys was hosted April 22 in St. Mary of the Pines Church and Parish Center, Manahawkin. More ...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Volunteers focus on beautifying earth, neighborhood

Earth Day inspired schools and organizations across the Diocese of Trenton April 22 to respond to Pope Francis’ call for the care of creation, taking time to participate in cleanup projects and planting.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Fire fails to prevent candidate from receiving Confirmation

As an eighth-grader preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Lahaina Lorenzo learned about the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom, Piety, Understanding, Knowledge, Fear of the Lord, Counsel and Fortitude.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018



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