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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

Lest We Forget: Catholic War Veterans gather to remember Pearl Harbor
It’s traditional for Mercer County’s Catholic War Veterans to gather the Sunday closest to Dec. 7, the date which, 76 years later, still lives in infamy. More ...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Hospice seminar addresses spiritual side of end-of-life care
“Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.” More ...
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Mix of emotions, precious memories shared at church closing
The majority of parishioners who were in Holy Angels Church, Hamilton, the afternoon of Nov. 19 readily admitted that it was the first time they had ever witnessed a Ritual for the Suspension of Use of a Church. And they unanimously and quickly agreed that they hoped it would be the last time. More ...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Formal ritual marks suspension of use of Holy Angels Church, Hamilton
The second of a two-part plan to mark the closing of Hamilton’s Holy Angels Church took place Nov. 19. More ...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Parishioners find much to contemplate at peace conference in Lawrenceville
The critical issues that impact peace in the world, including the threatened use of nuclear weapons by North Korea and the ongoing violence in the Middle East, were closely examined and discussed during an interfaith gathering Nov. 12 in Princeton. More ...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
St. Ann Parish looking to pursue peace from Catholic perspective
In recent years, Lawrenceville’s St. Ann Parish has referenced the quest for peace in many ways, such as displaying peace cranes in its Gallery of Light and holding prayerful interreligious vigils, gatherings and panels. More ...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Princeton's SPS clinches Scholastic Olympics again

Once, twice, thrice…. frice? The folks at Oxford will have to invent a new word for their dictionary to describe the fourth consecutive victory of a team from St. Paul School in the 36th TCA Scholastic Olympics.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
OLPH victorious in Camden Diocese's academic contest
For the second consecutive year, students from Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Maple Shade, took home top honors in the annual Camden Catholic High School Academic Olympics, held Nov. 8 in the school’s Hocker Information Commons, Cherry Hill. More ...
Wednesday, November 29, 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 24, 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
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



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