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Diocesan priests to lead European trip, including Oberammergau Passion Play
This 2010 photo depicts a media rehearsal of the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. The village has put on the play roughly every 10 years since 1634, fulfilling a promise made by villagers when they were saved from the plague. In 2020, a trip to Oberammergau is being made available for people in the Trenton Diocese. CNS photo/Michael Dalder, Reuters

This 2010 photo depicts a media rehearsal of the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. The village has put on the play roughly every 10 years since 1634, fulfilling a promise made by villagers when they were saved from the plague. In 2020, a trip to Oberammergau is being made available for people in the Trenton Diocese. CNS photo/Michael Dalder, Reuters

Once every 10 years, as each new decade begins, some 2,000 local residents of the little Bavarian town of Oberammergau come together to present the Passion Play, a dramatic recreation of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. More ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Students create videos on becoming school principals
Some school leaders may shudder if you were to ask a middle school student the question, “What would you do if you were a school principal?” More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
2018 St. Patrick's Day parades and events planned
The following parades and events celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will take place in the Diocese of Trenton: More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Mount Laurel parish's Day of Recollection to feature EWTN guest speaker
St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, will hold its Divine Mercy annual Day of Recollection “Why am I not healed?” March 3 at 560 Walton Ave. More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Addiction series in Jackson parish gives faithful advice to fight addictions

“Spiritus contra Spiritum” was the wisdom that Dr. Carl Jung gave to Bill Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, in 1961.

“‘Spiritum’ in Latin is the word for alcohol, whereas ‘Spiritus’ is the Latin word for a high, godly spiritual experience. Therefore, ‘Spiritus contra Spiritum’ means that high spirit can fight low spirit,” retreat director Nina Marie Corona explained to about 50 people gathered Feb. 16 in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
St. Anthony Parish to present workshop on forced migration
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, will sponsor a workshop entitled “The Plight of Refugees and Forced Migrants Worldwide: Sharing the Responsibility” March 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the church community room at 251 Franklin Street. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Feast of St. Joseph to be celebrated in Ewing
The new St. Joseph Society of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, will celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph from 1 to 5 p.m. March 18 at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Women's health fair scheduled March 3
LourdesCare at New Hanover, a comprehensive outpatient center that offers expert radiology testing and physical therapy services, is hosting a free women’s health fair March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at 25 Wrightstown-Cookstown Road, just outside the entrance to McGuire Air Force Base. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
CWOZ chapters plan retreat days March 10
Catholic Women of Zion Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 have scheduled retreat days to be held March 10. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Villa Victoria Academy's Math Team announces winners
Villa Victoria Academy’s Math Team, the Vil2a Be2s, recently announced winners in the fall Catholic Math League competition.  More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Donovan Catholic senior formulates perfect score on AP chemistry exam
Emily Ostermann, a senior in Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, whipped up a unique solution when she took the Advanced Placement Chemistry exam: a perfect score. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
CBA awards Presidential Scholarships to incoming eighth graders
Six eighth grade students attending Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese were among 14 recipients of the Presidential Scholarships awarded by Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. The scholarships were presented at a recent ceremony to those eighth graders who scored exceptionally high on the academy’s entrance exam. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Bishop to celebrate St. Patrick's Investiture Mass in Belmar March 3

In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, the 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Investiture Mass will be celebrated March 3 at 10 a.m. by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in St. Rose Church, 601 7th Ave., Belmar.

Priests of the surrounding parishes are invited to concelebrate the Mass, which will invest the Grand Marshal and Deputy Grand Marshal for this year’s Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade – the largest parade in New Jersey – set to begin March 4 at 12:30 p.m.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Pastor to lead South Africa tour, make a difference through travel

Imagine the spectacular views from Africa’s northern Drakensberg Mountains and the breathtaking scenery on a drive through one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders, Blyde River Canyon.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Parish offers talk as part of Adult Faith Formation Series
St. Paul Parish, Princeton, will hold “Living a Broken Life Beautifully: Finding Resilience in Faith” as part of its Adult Faith Formation Series 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the spiritual center (below the church, enter from the parking lot behind the church) at 214 Nassau St. More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
St. Francis Community Center's spring activities
Registration for spring activities at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Island, is scheduled for Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. Classes begin Monday, March 3. Brochures can be picked up at St. Francis Community Center or online at: www.stfranciscenterlbi.org. More ...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Healing Hearts group to be offered in Howell for separated, divorced
St. Veronica Rectory, Howell, will serve as the site of a Healing Hearts support group that’s offered for persons affected by separation and divorce. More ...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
'Reboot! Live!' set for April in St. Leo the Great Parish
At a time when more and more people seem to be asking the question, “What does faith have to do with my life?” the parish of St. Leo the Great, Lincroft, is hosting a dynamic event meant to answer that question for people of all ages.

"Reboot! Live!" – an initiative of Real Life Catholic – will once again bring an inspiring, fun and practical multi-media experience of the beauty and genius of the Gospel to the Diocese, April 11, 7-9:30 p.m. in St. Leo the Great Parish.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Lawrenceville parish to hold mini spiritual growth course
St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, will hold an eight-session mini course “The Christian Spiritual Journey” Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5 through March 26 in the church at 1253 Lawrence Road. More ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Georgian Court University student leaders jump start semester with service
Except for the 60 or so student leaders assembled in the Casino of Lakewood’s Georgian Court University, the campus was nearly empty Jan. 19. More ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Diocese's youth take on service projects in name of civil rights leader

Memorable among the many quotes and lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. is one that reflects the principal foundation of an inspirational national holiday: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

That question was answered the week of Jan. 14 as parish and school youth gathered at service sites across the Diocese for Day of Service projects to honor the late civil rights leader.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018



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