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St. Ann School students earn accolades at Mercer County science fair
Winning Entries • Six students received trophies for their projects at the 2018 St. Ann School Science Fair: Spencer Williams, Elizabeth Ravenel, Jillian Yao, Grace Voss, Kirsten Steege and Jared Rice.  Courtesy photos

Winning Entries • Six students received trophies for their projects at the 2018 St. Ann School Science Fair: Spencer Williams, Elizabeth Ravenel, Jillian Yao, Grace Voss, Kirsten Steege and Jared Rice.  Courtesy photos

Four students in St. Ann School, Lawrenceville, earned awards for their entries at the annual Mercer County Science & Engineering Fair, held March 11-12 in the town’s Rider University. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018

Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Kids Day set in Lawrenceville
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, will host its annual Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Kids Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 (rain or shine) at 2381 Lawrenceville Road. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Collier Youth Services annual gala dinner set in May
Collier Youth Services will host its annual gala dinner dance from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 10 in Addison Park, 150 Route 35 N., Aberdeen. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan celebration planned
St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, will hold its seventh annual celebration of Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary sponsored by its Filipino community from 1:30 to 4 p.m. May 19 at 3500 South Broad St. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Gennesaret retreat slated for May
Those with life-changing illness are invited to apply to attend the May 18-20 Gennesaret weekend retreat in the Newark Archdiocesan Retreat Center, Kearney. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Moen assumes role as St. Francis Medical Center's new president
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, will meet its enthusiastic new president April 23 – Daniel P. Moen, a seasoned health care executive with more than 35 years of health system and hospital leadership experience. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Spring Lake priest to cycle NYC to raise money for girls in South Sudan
For many people, the scenario seems unreal. An adolescent girl is whisked away without warning by family members, accompanied, perhaps, by police or soldiers, to be forced into marriage often against the wishes of one or both parents. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
RBC collaborates with area schools to raise $118K for mental health
Red Bank Catholic High School students and faculty members participated in The Ridge Road Run April 15. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Golf outing set to raise funds for athletics
St. Paul School, Princeton, will hold its 23rd annual Bob Cronin Memorial Golf Outing benefiting St. Paul Athletics beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start May 11 at Mountain View Golf Course, 850 Bear Tavern Road, Ewing. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Game between priests, TCA students teaches about sportsmanship, vocations

The basketball season may be officially over, but the Iron Palace in Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, was far from quiet as priests from the Diocese took to the hardwood in a friendly but competitive game against TCA’s Iron Mikes.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., was on hand to watch the game – which was also a motivator to teach students about vocations – and support his brother priests.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Holmdel parish to offer 'How to Talk About God' series
There’s a program coming up that will give Catholics who wish to enter into dialogue about their faith an opportunity to do so without having to be an expert and without provoking an argument. More ...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Notre Dame students share global solutions in competition
The Model United Nations club of Notre Dame High School continued its winning ways by taking home seven awards from the recent PhilMUN 2018 competition in Philadelphia. More ...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bishop installs Father Grogan as pastor of Fair Haven parish

Father James Grogan has come to know and love Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, since his arrival nine months ago – and from the packed pews and smiling all around April 15, the feeling is apparently mutual.

“Since we’ve had Father Grogan here, the parish spirit is soaring,” said Patti Meyer-Cuje, Nativity parishioner for more than 40 years. “The man is absolutely incredible.”

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Monday, April 16, 2018
'God's love for you is a bigger story,' faithful hear during 'Reboot! Live!'

“We believe in one God!” shouted internationally renowned Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick as the crowd before him echoed, “We believe in one God!” 

“The force that created the entire universe is love. God is love, and he created all of space and time to put you in it. Spiritually, you are a huge deal! You are made in the ‘image and likeness of God’ because he wants to be in a love relationship with you.”

Such was Stefanick’s message as he presented his “Reboot! Live!” message to the more than 800 gathered April 11 in St. Leo the Great School gym, Lincroft.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
St. Benedict School third-grader designs logo for diocesan Day of Service

Kayla Tarniowy, a third-grade student at St. Benedict School, Holmdel, was delighted when she learned her original drawing was chosen as the official logo of the 2018 Day of Service for all elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton.  

“I am so happy because it’s going to be on everything – bags and T-shirts,” said Kayla, who was awarded a certificate March 23 by Judy Nicastro, diocesan director of school services/school data management.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Collection underway in Catholic schools to help hospitalized children and their families

On any given day, in just about every Catholic school, students are involved in the effort to help others. From raising funds for worthy non-profits, to visiting nursing homes and stocking food pantries, there is no limit to the many acts of charity and kindness that are undertaken as part of the Catholic school experience.

But over the next few weeks, the 31 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton will be dedicating themselves to a single service project, and the beneficiaries will be sick children and their families in about a dozen hospitals spanning Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Red Bank Catholic students organize day of prayer in wake of school violence
Less than a week after the “National School Walkout” day campaign, students in Red Bank Catholic High School put their best feet forward in an effort to raise awareness for school safety. More ...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Kevin Donahue appointed principal
St. Benedict School, Holmdel, announced the appointment of Kevin Donahue as the new school principal effective July 1. More ...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
St. Vincent de Paul conference to hold May 3 fundraiser
 More ...Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Environmental fair in Hightstown parish
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, will hold an environmental fair April 15 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parish gym, 156 Maxwell Ave. More ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Blessing set for pregnant women, couples hoping to conceive, adopt
St. Denis Parish Elizabeth Ministry, Manasquan, will hold a Mass for women currently pregnant and couples hoping to conceive or adopt. The service will be at 11 a.m. April 8 in the church, 90 Union Ave. More ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018



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