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Prayer, personal stories of addiction shared during Mass in Marlton parish
IN REMEMBRANCE • Candles sit on the altar in St. Joan of Arc Church, Marlton, in honor of those who have lost their lives to addiction. Loved ones placed the candles on the altar during the Mass of “Mercy, Healing and Hope” held Oct. 12. Dubravka Kolumbic-Cortese photo

IN REMEMBRANCE • Candles sit on the altar in St. Joan of Arc Church, Marlton, in honor of those who have lost their lives to addiction. Loved ones placed the candles on the altar during the Mass of “Mercy, Healing and Hope” held Oct. 12. Dubravka Kolumbic-Cortese photo

Family members and friends gathered around the table of the Lord Oct. 12 to share a common bond: they, or someone they knew, had been affected by the disease of addiction. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Trenton parishioner marks centennial milestone
For Marie Bowen’s 100th birthday on Sept. 17, she didn’t want a big fuss made, according to her daughter, Rosemarie Bowen-Lewis. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
At 100, Sister Natalie enjoys living a good, blessed life
“I have no regrets.  I’ve had a good life, it’s been a satisfying life,” Poor Clare Sister Natalie Hayes said as she reflected on having celebrated her 100th birthday Oct. 6. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
New local exhibit inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical
Inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home,” Franciscan Father Gabriel Zeis has curated an exhibit at Princeton University that will tell the story of the earth, from its earliest beginnings to the present. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Georgian Court University to hold critical concerns lecture series
Georgian Court University’s Office of Mission Integration is sponsoring “Critical Concerns 2017: Embracing Nonviolence in a Turbulent World,” a series of presentations on issues of nonviolence addressed by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Evening of Recollection in Fair Haven
Father James Grogan, administrator of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, will host an evening of recollection 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the parish chapel located in 180 Ridge Road. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Religious freedom topic of discussion in Hamilton Square parish
Regardless of where a person’s political affiliation may lie, Catholics need to be informed of the important issues facing society. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Networking Showcase is about building community, supporting businesses
When it comes to small businesses, there’s often a push for people to buy local and support those within their communities. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Jackson café's mission to feed body, soul grows larger
When the Bread From Heaven Café opened May 20, 2016, in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Bartley Road in Jackson, the number of volunteers waiting to serve its first communal meal was nearly double the number of those who came to eat. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Creative Movement class combines RBC seniors, St. James School's youngest
A unique partnership between Red Bank Catholic High School and St. James Catholic School, Red Bank, is allowing senior high school students to help lead preschool and kindergarten students in a class that incorporates music, movement and learning. More ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Interreligious service in Lawrenceville highlights messages of peace
In the midst of global strife and days of uncertainty, a call for peace was heard in St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, during the evening Interfaith Peace prayer vigil, Sept. 21, the date when the International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world. More ...
Friday, October 6, 2017
Holy Cross Academy plans 60th anniversary celebration Nov. 11
The 60th anniversary of Burlington County’s only Catholic high school, Holy Cross Academy, Delran, will be observed with a celebration Nov. 11 in the school located at 5035 Route 130 South. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
May the Best Pizza Win: Food, family and community a recipe for success in annual Pizza Showdown
History was made Oct. 4 in St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, when all 400 tickets sold out for its fourth annual Pizza Showdown. But as with the miracle of the loaves and fishes, no one went away hungry. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Immaculata University plans admissions information session
Immaculata University will host an undergraduate admissions information session Oct. 14 in the Green Room of Villa Maria Hall on the university campus. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Prayers continue one week after Notre Dame graduate goes missing

The Notre Dame High School community continues to pray and search for one of their own, 18-year-old Nicholas Pratico, missing since Sept. 20.

A member of the of the Lawrenceville Catholic school’s 2017 graduating class, Pratico, a Hamilton resident, was last seen at 3 p.m. on the campus of Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, by surveillance camera footage as he enrolled for classes. His family reported him missing about 10 p.m. that night and searches have been ongoing.

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Christian Brothers Academy named National Blue Ribbon School

For the second time in the school’s history, Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, has been named a National Blue Ribbon honoree by the U.S. Department of Education. The first was in 1983-84, the year private schools became eligible to be honored with education’s highest distinction for schools.

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Linked rural parishes get acquainted through faith, food, fellowship

Since the mid-19th century, when Catholics first settled in the rural landscapes of Western Burlington and Ocean Counties, scores of parish picnics have brought faithful together for worship, fellowship and food.

But the picnic that followed Mass Sept. 24 on the rolling fields around the Church of the Assumption, Wrightstown, was one for the history books.

With rides and games for children, folk dances by the Hispanic community, food and a tent in which to socialize, the catered affair drew 150 communicants of Assumption Parish, New Egypt, and St. Andrew Parish, Jobstown, together for their first shared Mass and social.

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Trenton parish celebrates as Bishop O'Connell consecrates new altar

In the presence of hundreds of faithful of St. Hedwig Parish, Trenton, and their pastor, Father Jacek Labinski, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., consecrated a new marble altar Sept. 24 in the landmark inner-city church.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Beacons of Faith -- Toms River, Colts Neck parishes mark 45th anniversaries
Two faith communities of the Diocese of Trenton marked the sapphire jubilees of their founding as the parish families of St. Justin the Martyr, Toms River, and St. Mary, Colts Neck, celebrated More ...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Special guests help Notre Dame High School celebrate Mercy Day, 60th anniversary

“Welcome back” may not have been the main theme during the Mass celebrated in Notre Dame High School the morning of Sept. 22, but the sentiment was certainly in the air as students finishing their third week of school and 17 Mercy Sisters, many of whom are alumnae and former teachers, gathered to celebrate the school’s 60thanniversary.

“Thank you very much for helping us continue the Mercy spirit,” school principal Mary Elizabeth Ivins said to the sisters, who were seated in the front row of the school auditorium for the Mercy Day Mass, which was celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017
CHANGE IN DATE: Hesburgh Lecture to be held in CBA Oct. 12
The Notre Dame Club of the Jersey Shore announced that the annual Hesburgh Lecture, “Powering the Planet in a Carbon-Constrained World,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Christian Brothers Academy Theater, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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