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Belmar pastor lends his voice to orchestra for summer concert on boardwalk
Msgr. Edward J. Arnister, pastor of St. Rose Parish, Belmar, sings a song from “The Sound of Music” during a Strings by the Sea orchestra concert July 11 at the Avon Pavilion, Avon-by-the-Sea. Kathleen McGee-Daly is seen first chair at left. Erik Weber photos

Msgr. Edward J. Arnister, pastor of St. Rose Parish, Belmar, sings a song from “The Sound of Music” during a Strings by the Sea orchestra concert July 11 at the Avon Pavilion, Avon-by-the-Sea. Kathleen McGee-Daly is seen first chair at left. Erik Weber photos

On a breezy mid-summer evening July 11, Msgr. Edward J. Arnister, pastor of Belmar's St. Rose Parish, joined Kathleen McGee-Daly's Strings by the Sea orchestra concert at the Avon Pavilion, at the Avon-by-the-Sea oceanfront, singing a rendition of “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music.” More ...
Friday, July 13, 2018

Brick parish to offer vascular screenings
St. Dominic Parish Nurse Ministry, in collaboration with Hackensack Meridian Health, will sponsor vascular screenings Aug. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
'Come Alive' Catholic family talk slated for July 25
Families and individuals with deep questions about their life paths and how faith can influence them have an opportunity to explore those questions during the “Come Alive: Holy. Healthy. Free.” speaking engagement at 7 p.m. July 25 in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. More ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Howell parish offers respite from the heat to those without air conditioning
The mercury was still topping 90 degrees on July 5 as St. Veronica Parish on Route 9 in Howell prepared to welcome folks needing another afternoon of relief from the heat wave battering New Jersey for days. More ...
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Red Bank parish to host day of prayer July 28
The St. Anne’s Society of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Red Bank, will host a day of prayer July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church on 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank. The day will begin with Mass followed by a light brunch and three speakers on the topic of spiritual vitality. More ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Novena set in St. Ann Parish July 18-26
St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, will hold its annual novena to their patron saint July 18-26 in the church at 1253 Lawrenceville Road. More ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
GCU students, staff invest nearly 121,000 community service hours
Students, faculty, and staff of Georgian Court University, Lakewood, contributed nearly 121,000 volunteer service hours in the past year to help individuals, community organizations and area nonprofit agencies, including one sponsored by Belmar’s St. Vincent de Paul conference. More ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Hearts, Hands, Health, Help
Student representatives from the 31 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton visited numerous hospitals and medical centers in the past months with tokens of love for the young patients within. More ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Mater Dei Prep senior selected for prestigious United Nations youth committee

Katelyn Grano is making quite a name for herself in the arena of international peacebuilding and leadership, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Msgr. Innocenzi honored at Knights of Columbus charity ball

A lifelong Trenton native and longtime priest of the Diocese of Trenton was feted June 15 at the annual Knights of Columbus Charity Ball Dinner held in Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield. The John Tatham Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Burlington County, long celebrated for their support of diocesan seminarians, raised about $28,000 during the event which celebrated the ministry and contributions of Msgr. James G. Innocenzi, diocesan judicial vicar.

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Jackson kindergartener's Christmas artwork receives national recognition

An early Christmas present came by way of a national award for Penelope Michael.

The kindergarten student in St. Aloysius School, Jackson, recently learned that she was one of 24 students nationwide to have her artwork chosen as a winner in the annual Missionary Childhood Association’s Christmas Artwork Contest.

She also found out that her winning entry, which depicts an angel glowing in a yellow dress with arms wide open against a brilliant blue sky, will be on display during the Advent and Christmas seasons in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington.

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Sisters spearhead effort at Fair Haven parish to protect girls in impoverished countries
The goal of volunteers in Nativity Parish, Fair Haven – to provide girls in impoverished countries the chance to own their own dress – can ultimately help protect them from human trafficking. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Spring Lake students, parishioners make a difference a world away

“Mission of Mercy Uganda,” the outreach program of St. Catharine School and St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, has existed as an integral part of the faith community for 16 years.

What began as a diocesan twinning with the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda, was continued by St. Catharine’s with annual fundraisers geared toward specific improvements for the African diocese.

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Friday, June 15, 2018
SPS students' Read to Feed funds will help purchase animals for families
When teachers in St. Paul School invited representatives from the nonprofit organization Heifer International to speak about participating in its Read to Feed program in April, they were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
An 84th birthday surprise for Villa's Sister Lillian
Longtime president of Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, Filippini Sister Lillian Harrington, was feted by students and staff with a surprise 84th birthday party in the school cafeteria June 5. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
St. James Parish campus installs solar panels
The campus of St. James Parish, Red Bank, has come up with 1,224 ways to rein in energy costs while adhering to the principles outlined in Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home”: new solar panels atop the buildings of the Monmouth County faith community. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Medford parish marks 75 years with Mass of Thanksgiving
With songs of praise and prayers of gratitude, 600 faithful gathered in Medford’s St. Mary of the Lakes Church with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. June 10. There, they celebrated the 75th anniversary of a parish that began with a handful of families in a log cabin, and grew over the decades to serve a multitude of thousands. More ...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Parish Afternoon Tea a time of fellowship and Catholic connection
For each of the saints, blesseds and venerables of the Church there is a symbol. More ...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine!-- Parishes uphold beloved tradition to mark Corpus Christi feast

Parishes around the Diocese upheld a centuries’ old tradition by observing the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 3. With their pastors and parish priests, faithful joined in solemn outdoor Eucharistic processions during which the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and prayerfully carried around the parish grounds.

 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
St. Ann parishioner spearheads pillowcase project for hospitalized children
Julia Bannon, newly initiated member of St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, wasted no time putting her Catholic mission of service into practice. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Role of laity in the Church discussed in Fair Haven
“Our panel on the ‘Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity’ is a discussion for the laity. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018



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