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Point Pleasant Beach school participates in global 'Hour of Code'
PROGRAMMING PUPILS • Students in St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, use laptops and other tech devices to complete their first Hour of Code in December. Photo courtesy of St. Peter School

PROGRAMMING PUPILS • Students in St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, use laptops and other tech devices to complete their first Hour of Code in December. Photo courtesy of St. Peter School

Students in St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, flexed their computer skills the week of Dec. 4 as the school held its first “Hour of Code” event, designed to take the mystery out of computer coding and show that anyone can learn the basics of mastering the devices that reach into every aspect of our daily lives. More ...
Wednesday, December 13, 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
St. Francis Community Center offering ESL classes
The Educational Services at St. Francis Community Center, Brant Beach, will offer classes for high school diploma preparation and English as a Second Language throughout Ocean County. More ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Aviation Day puts St. Catharine students in pilot seat
General aviation and aerospace are subjects the eighth graders of St. Catharine School, Spring Lake, are studying intently this academic year. More ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
GCU professor brings border visit lessons to classroom
Immigration, and in particular, the nation’s southern border with Mexico, are common in today’s headlines, as well as in civic discourse, policy debates and in the nonprofit and faith communities. More ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Georgian Court University to open satellite campus in Flemington
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, has entered into a partnership to open a satellite campus in Flemington, which would make it the only higher-education institution in Hunterdon County. More ...
Tuesday, December 12, 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
Notre Dame High School uses basketball tourney for hurricane relief

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
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



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