Msgr. Edward Arnister, pastor of St. Rose Parish, Belmar, is joined Aug. 15 by Father David Baratelli, a priest of the Newark Archdiocese and chaplain at Newark Airport, during the Blessing of the Sea on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Belmar. Lois Rogers photo
For the first time that anyone could recall, rain blanketed the Jersey Shore on the Aug. 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
But the precipitation that fell on and off throughout the day failed to dampen spirits in many coastal parishes of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. There, traditional processions to the waters went on as scheduled from morning to night, a joyful outdoor witness to the ancient belief that the Mother of Jesus was taken up to heaven at the end of her earthly life.
That’s what parishes in the Diocese of Trenton affirm summer after summer by providing children with activities that lead them to learning more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. More ... Monday, August 14, 2017
Pointing to her midsection, one young participant at the three-day choir camp in St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck, proudly reviewed some of the new skills she learned.
“When you sing, you sing from here,” she said, indicating that a singer should breathe deeply enough so that the projected sound comes from the diaphragm area and not the throat. And when singing, the mouth should form an “O” shape, she shared. More ... Thursday, August 10, 2017
Father Christopher Colavito has his own idea of what it means to hold an open house.
Instead of waiting until Oct. 5, when prospective students and their families are invited to attend the open house planned in Holy Cross Academy, Delran, Father Colavito is doing a little preliminary promoting of his own on Burlington County’s only Catholic high school now during the summer.
During July and August, the chaplain of Holy Cross Academy, is traveling each weekend to a parish in Burlington County where he hosts an “In House Open House.”
Catholic Women of Zion, Chapter 1, will host a retreat day Aug. 12 in St. William the Abbot Parish, Howell. The Catholic Women of Zion is a ministry striving to meet the needs of today’s modern women, inspired by the Holy Spirit through healing of mind, body and spirit. More ... Monday, July 31, 2017
The lights were a bit dimmer, the music a bit softer, and the voices a bit lower during a recent Saturday night Mass in St. Joan of Arc Church – the third low-sensory Mass celebrated in the Marlton parish, designed to offer a calming environment for individuals with sensory needs.
Faithful of all ages are encouraged to join the hundreds of their brethren Aug. 12-13 poised to embark upon a two-day, roughly 37-mile pilgrimage from St. Hedwig Church, Trenton, to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, Pa. More ... Thursday, July 20, 2017
At the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, five elementary schools in the Diocese bid farewell to the principals who are entering a new phase in their lives – retirement. More ... Thursday, July 20, 2017
When retiring principal William Robbins considers what he will miss most about St. Paul School, Burlington, the lifelong educator answers without hesitation: “The children. That’s what I was in this for.” More ... Thursday, July 20, 2017
Michele Williams has been involved in Catholic education for most of her adult life, and whether it was as parish director of religious education or in a Catholic school setting, the ministry is something she has found to be “life giving.” More ... Thursday, July 20, 2017
According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New Evangelization exhorts the faithful to deepen their faith, believe in the Gospel message and spread the Good News to others. More ... Thursday, July 13, 2017
Children and teenagers looking to hone their music skills while having fun might consider attending the inaugural choir camp being hosted by the music ministry in St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck. More ... Wednesday, July 12, 2017