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Creative Movement class combines RBC seniors, St. James School's youngest
MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’ • Kindergarten and preschool students in St. James School, Red Bank, stretch, bend and pretend along with Red Bank Catholic performing arts director Stacy Bascom and RBC seniors assisting in the Creative Movement class. Courtesy photo

MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’ • Kindergarten and preschool students in St. James School, Red Bank, stretch, bend and pretend along with Red Bank Catholic performing arts director Stacy Bascom and RBC seniors assisting in the Creative Movement class. Courtesy photo

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
Internationally known Father Rolheiser to give keynote at Annual Spirituality Conference

Internationally known scholar, lecturer, author and columnist Oblate Father Ronald Rolheiser will be the featured speaker at the Upper Room Spiritual Center's 22nd annual Spirituality Conference to be held Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Georgian Court University, Lakewood.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Bishop rededicates Co-Cathedral's parish center
St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold,  may currently seat more than 1,000, but it was the parish center that helped build a community of faith that was celebrated Sept. 17. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
SJV students learn dos and don'ts of uniforms
School uniforms were all the rage as junior and senior class officers in St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, held a fashion show Sept. 7 for the freshman class to demonstrate how to properly, and improperly, wear the school’s required uniform. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Holy Cross Academy to hold Blue Mass Sept.29
Holy Cross Academy, Delran, will sponsor a Blue Mass Sept. 29 on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of police officers. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Parish community moves forward with razing vacant church structure
The structure that once served as the place of worship for the Catholic community in Riverside, and has since been condemned, was razed Sept. 18. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
St. Paul Parish, Princeton, now streaming 10 a.m. Sunday Masses live online
In an effort to reach homebound Catholics, St. Paul Parish, Princeton, is now streaming live its Sunday 10 a.m. Mass on the parish website, www.StPaulsofPrinceton.org. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Rosary Rally to honor Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Rally, a cohort-wide sponsored event consisting of the Toms River parishes of St. Joseph, St. Justin the Martyr, St. Luke and St. Maximilian Kolbe will be hosted by Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at 711 Hooper Avenue (main entrance) in celebration of the 100 years of Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Lincroft parish to hold faith formation program
St. Leo the Great Parish, Lincroft, will present an eight-week adult faith formation program titled “The Bible and the Virgin Mary Journey through Scripture” Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from  Oct.  10 through Dec. 5 or Sundays at 7 p.m. from Oct 15 through Dec. 1. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
TCA students participate in lab coat experiment
“I am so excited,” Trenton Catholic Academy third grade student Sophia Navarro said as she put on a brand new white lab coat. “It feels like I am a real scientist about to do a special experiment!’ More ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017



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