Day of Joy -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., left, and Father James Grogan are shown during the Mass of Installation celebrated April 15 in Nativity Church during which the Bishop installed Father Grogan as pastor of the Fair Haven parish. Hal Brown photos
Father James Grogan was officially installed April 15 as pastor of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven – a parish he has come to know and love over the last nine months. He was appointed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., as parish administrator there last June then was named pastor by the Bishop in January. And apparently the feeling is 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.” More ... Monday, April 16, 2018
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
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
“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.
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.
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.
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
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
St. Hedwig Council, Knights of Columbus, Trenton, will hold its annual vocations dinner honoring Father Michael Hall, director of the Diocesan Office of Worship and pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Ewing, and Dorothy Zadworny, religious education coordinator in St. Hedwig Parish, Trenton 3 p.m. April 15 in the Ancient Order of Hibernians Banquet Hall, 2419 Kuser Road, Hamilton. More ... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune will present “St. Therese of Lisieux: Saint for our Violent Times,” April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with presenter Brother Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC. More ... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
St. Francis of Assisi Community Center, Brant Beach, Long Beach Island Health Department and Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center will sponsor its 42nd annual family health and safety fair by St. Francis Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20in the Community Center gym 4700 Long Beach Boulevard. More ... Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Led in by a bagpiper, students from St. Catharine School, Spring Lake, walked single file into the school auditorium. All dressed in green, the students prepared for their St. Patrick’s Day-themed prayer service. More ... Thursday, March 22, 2018
The silver anniversary celebration held in Toms River March 13 resembled so many others, with balloons decorating the venue, a dee jay enlivening the crowd, and broad smiles lighting up the faces of the more than 200 attendees. More ... Thursday, March 22, 2018
For the sixth year, students in Sacred Heart School, Mount Holly, participated in a Lenten event called Purple Passion Day retreat which is designed to engage students in a day of service through prayer, song and activities that will help them refocus on their Lenten promises. More ... Thursday, March 22, 2018
For years, students in Red Bank Catholic, Red Bank Regional and Rumson-Fair Haven High Schools have been friends in their neighborhoods but rivals on the playing fields. More ... Thursday, March 22, 2018