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St. Isaac Jogues MLK Day of Service project warms hearts and bodies
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
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.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

St. Hedwig Church welcomes Bishop O'Connell for World Day of Migrants and Refugees
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.


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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Retreat director bringing addiction talk to Jackson parish says faith can make inroads in drug epidemic

“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.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Long Beach Island 'Super Plunge' slated for Feb. 4
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
St. Raphael-Holy Angels to host evening of prayer Jan.22
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
Long Branch area parishes walk with families in time of profound grief
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
St. Paul principal to speak on Catholic schools
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
Schools looking forward to annual Polar Plunge
Schools in the Diocese of Trenton have reaped the rewards from the annual Polar Plunge for Catholic Education in the past, and are eager to do so again this year. More ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Beloved Hamilton bakery to re-open with new Trenton Catholic Academy connection

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.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Students invited to submit projects for Catholic Schools Week
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
Teen suicide prevention seminar in Hamilton Square offers key tools for parents, teachers

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.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Latin Mass celebrated on Feast of the Holy Innocents in Neptune
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
Plans take shape for MLK Day of Service
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
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish prepares family events in anticipation of centennial
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
Medford parish seeks to evangelize through Mass Mob approach
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
St. Francis Center offers support group for parents of abused children
St. Francis Counseling Services, Brant Beach, is offering a free, confidential support group for parents of sexually abused children. More ...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
TCA, Google collaborate to bring augmented reality to students
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
CBA chess team wins national championship
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 withdraws plan to acquire Lourdes Health System, St. Francis Medical Center
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
Bereavement group begins winter session Jan. 9 in Forked River parish
“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
Cinnaminson parish to present mission on Eucharist
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Cinnaminson, will host a parish mission on the Holy Eucharist Jan. 20-24 in the church at 2500 Branch Pike. More ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017



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