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
Since June 15, when tragedy struck two young cousins as they played at the water’s edge in Belmar, faithful in that oceanfront municipality and surrounding towns have rallied in support of their stricken families.
Today, June 23, these first days of prayer, visitation and sacramental witness will culminate in a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Mitzi Hernandez Nicolas, 13, and Emily Gonzalez-Perez, 12, in St. Rose 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
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
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
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
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
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
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. More ... Sunday, June 11, 2017
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.
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
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
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
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
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