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Notre Dame High School uses basketball tourney for hurricane relief
Giving Hope To Others – On and off the basketball court, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, gave it their during the school’s first ‘Hoops for Hope’ tournament, a fundraiser to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria. John Blaine photos
Giving Hope To Others – On and off the basketball court, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, gave it their during the school’s first ‘Hoops for Hope’ tournament, a fundraiser to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria. John Blaine photos

The community of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, recently put their basketball skills to use during the school’s first “Hoops for Hope” charity tournament, the proceeds of which will go to aid residents of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean island of Dominica who were impacted by Hurricane Maria.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Advent activities slated throughout Diocese

As the season of Advent approaches, parishes throughout the Diocese of Trenton have planned activities to bring their communities together spiritually and socially. The following events have been announced:

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Christmas Concert
Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, will host a Christmas concert 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Villa Victoria Academy Theatre, 376 West Upper Ferry Road. More ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Parish to host Christmas bazaar
St. Justin the Martyr Parish, Toms River, will hold its annual Christmas bazaar from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at 975 Fischer Boulevard. More ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Local faith communities commemorate 500th anniversary of Reformation
Coming together in a spirit of Christian unity, the pastors and faithful of three Monmouth County parishes joined with their Protestant brothers and sisters in observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More ...
Friday, November 17, 2017
Medford parishioner turns heartbreak to heroism
Years after losing his beloved wife, Phyliss, 74-year-old Joseph Badame of St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford – a Knights of Columbus member, a longtime parish ministry volunteer and a survivalist – was about to lose his home. More ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Msgr. Gartland to lead program on meaning of Christmas in Cinnaminson, Titusville
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can become the most stressful time of the year. More ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Trenton parish to hold retreat, multicultural concert
Blessed Sacrament-Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd Parish, Trenton, will host a parish retreat, Nov. 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding with Mass at 4 p.m. More ...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New saint plaques adorn St. Benedict School
Students, staff and faculty in St. Benedict School might sense the presence of a group of very special saints looking down upon them in love and support of their academic pursuits each day. More ...
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bishop celebrates 20th jubilee of All Saints Regional
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrated All Saints’ Day a bit early as he joined students and guests in marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of All Saints Regional Catholic School, Manahawkin. More ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Schoolchildren dress as holy men, women on All Saints' Day
School and parish communities in the Diocese of Trenton honored the holy men and women of God in a multitude of ways this All Saints’ Day, Nov.1. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Good Counsel Homes banquet raises funds for families
A mission of compassion started by a humble Franciscan Friar of the Renewal priest, Father Benedict Groeschel, continues through the work of Good Counsel Homes-South Jersey, thanks in part to its 11th annual fundraising banquet, which was held Oct. 26 in the Merion, Cinnaminson. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Immaculata University plans in-person, virtual undergraduate admissions events
Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa., will hold two admissions events on Nov. 8 and 9 for undergraduate students. To register for either event, visit immaculate.edu/open. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
St. Ann student wins aviation essay, meets Tuskegee Airmen
An interest in aviation and unique opportunity intersected recently for Ean Chambers, eighth grade student in St. Ann School, Lawrenceville. And that became the catalyst for his entering – and winning – an essay contest sponsored by Southwest Airlines. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Spirituality day encourages more trust, less fear
“Living With Less Fear in Our Lives,” the topic of the 22nd Annual Upper Room Spirituality Conference, Oct. 28, could have risen from the rash of sensational teasers and headlines that plague the daily news cycle. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
St. Joseph students top field in annual scholastic bowl

Students from St. Joseph School, Toms River, earned first-place honors in the 14th annual St. Rose High School Invitational Scholastic Bowl held Oct. 23. Representatives from nine Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton gathered at the secondary school’s Belmar campus to compete in nine subject areas for both team and individual awards.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
St. Dominic Parish assembles meals for world's hungry
The members of St. Dominic Parish, Brick, put Christ’s mandate to feed the poor into action Oct. 28 as they hosted a meal packaging event for the Rise Against Hunger organization and Rotary International’s District 7500. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Haitian community visits N.Y. cathedral, learns more about Venerable Toussaint
A day of faith sharing and camaraderie was enjoyed when members of the Haitian community of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, and their parish priests, Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, pastor, and Father Jean Felicien, parochial vicar, journeyed to New York City Oct. 13. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
End-of-life, Last Things information sessions scheduled in Fair Haven, Holmdel
As most every Catholic family will have some experience with hospice care at some time in the future, whether it is for an immediate family member or for neighbors and friends, an information session on the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding end-of-life decisions and the spirituality of hospice care will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the chapel of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Food drives and benefits scheduled to aid needy at Thanksgiving
Parishes and organizations in the Diocese of Trenton are hosting events throughout the month of November to praise God for all their blessings and benefit those less fortunate during the season of Thanksgiving. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Lakewood, Brick music ministries will mark patron saint's feast day
The feast of St. Cecilia, patron saint of music, will reach a high note Nov. 18 when the parish music ministries of St. Mary of the Lake, Lakewood, St. Anthony Claret, Lakewood, and Visitation, Brick, come together for a celebration complete with live music, food and games for people of all ages. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017



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