Fourth-grade friends, from left, Ella Tocco, Alaina Radonsky, Hue Bocek, Taylor Burger, Nina Boudakian and Haley Strohl take a photo with one of two blankets they made for Cozies 4 Chemo during a Day of Service project in St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton. Dubravka Kolumbic-Cortese photos
It may have been below freezing outside, but there was a warm and fuzzy feeling inside St. Isaac Jogues Church, Marlton, as parishioners and friends joined together Jan. 14 to make cozy fleece blankets that will bring comfort to those fighting cancer.
“People who are happier are people who have found a way to serve,” St. Joseph Sister Mary Kay Kelley, director of religious education, said as faithful took part in the Day of Service event held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On the day when Catholics throughout the world were reminded of their call by Pope Francis to respond in Jesus’ name to welcome the stranger, the immigrant, the refugee, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., noted three elements a person is required to have when responding to the call of God in their own lives – faith, trust and openness.
“Substance use disorders represent one of the most pressing public health crises of our time.”
This statement is from the preface of the first U. S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, a report revealing that, in 2015, more than 27.1 million people were current users of illicit drugs or misused prescription drugs.
St. Francis Community Center, Brant Beach, and the swim teams of Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin, are co-sponsoring their 14th annual fundraiser with a dip in the icy-cold Atlantic Ocean on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4. More ... Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Respect Life Committee of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, will hold an Evening of Prayer Jan. 22 to observe the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. More ... Thursday, January 11, 2018
It has been said that as a Catholic funeral speaks to the hearts of those gathered, it also witnesses to the wider world about the hope of life everlasting with Our Lord. More ... Thursday, January 11, 2018
The St. Paul Parish Adult Faith Formation series will offer a presentation on “Catholic Schools and the Parish: A Partnership with Future” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Spiritual Center at 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. More ... Thursday, January 11, 2018
Loyal customers of the 90-year-old Eet Gud Bakery will be pleased to know the Hamilton fixture will open for business as usual Jan. 16 under new ownership, purchased by someone who has the community’s interests at heart.
Tracey Destribats, director of advancement and development for Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, purchased the bakery at 2113 Hamilton Ave. from the family that started it, in the hopes of continuing the landmark’s tradition of quality products, as well as lending support to the school’s academic success.
Time is almost up to submit entries for the 2018 Catholic Schools Week project. Submissions are due Jan. 19, built on the theme “Why I Love My Catholic School,” sponsored by the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families. More ... Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Responding to the rising number of teenage suicides, including several within the Diocese of Trenton during the past two years, more than 600 parents, educators and concerned adults recently attended a suicide prevention seminar in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square.
“It’s so important to have this conversation, as many are impacted by suicide,” said education specialist George Scott, a licensed marital and family therapist from the Center for Counseling Services, Mercer County.
Faithful from Holy Innocents Parish, Neptune, commemorated their parish feast day, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, in an extraordinarily reverent and special way during the Octave of Christmas. More ... Thursday, January 4, 2018
Parishes, schools and agencies in the Diocese of Trenton will be continuing the tradition of joining in a national Day of Service named in honor of the civil rights figure Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More ... Thursday, January 4, 2018
With a major milestone on the horizon for May 18, 2019, the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Maple Shade, is stoking the fires of expectation with a series of family events leading up to its 100th anniversary. More ... Thursday, January 4, 2018
With an eye toward broadening evangelization opportunities and attracting a lot more people into the pews, St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, has adopted its own version of a Mass Mob, and is planning to hold three such events in the coming months – on Jan. 14 at 9 a.m., on Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. More ... Thursday, January 4, 2018
Students in both Trenton Catholic Academy’s Upper and Lower Schools recently looked down into the eye of a hurricane, walked among dinosaurs and saw Michelangelo’s famous 15th century sculpture, The Pietà, all in one day. More ... Friday, December 22, 2017
Senior members of the Christian Brothers Academy chess team battled to their second win in three years during the U.S. Chess Federation’s 2017 National 12th Grade Championships, held Dec. 8 - 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. More ... Thursday, December 21, 2017
Cooper University Health Care has announced that it will no longer pursue the acquisition of Trinity Health’s New Jersey assets, including Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, and St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton. More ... Monday, December 18, 2017
“Journey Through Grief” is a bereavement support group sponsored by members of St. Pius X Parish, Forked River, who are experienced, certified bereavement facilitators who emotionally and spiritually support those who are grieving the death of a loved one. More ... Friday, December 15, 2017