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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

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
Buffet fundraiser Feb. 24 to benefit Good Counsel Homes
Following up the pro-life events of January, a buffet fundraiser for Good Counsel Homes will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 24, in St. Margaret School, 773 Third St., Woodbury Heights. More ...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
St. Francis Center spring activities announced
Registration for spring activities at St. Francis Community Center, Brant Beach, will open Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. The Center serves the entire southern Ocean county area, providing year-round educational, social, recreational and self-development activities and programs for all ages. More ...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Catholic Women of Zion marks 29 years with retreat
Catholic Women of Zion Chapter 1 will mark its 29th anniversary with a retreat to be held Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon in Holy Family Church, 1139 East County Line Rd., Lakewood. The day will begin with Mass celebrated at 8 a.m. in Holy Family Church by Father Michael Sullivan, pastor of St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Lakewood. More ...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
St. Isaac Jogues MLK Day of Service project warms hearts and bodies

It may have been below freezing outside, but there was a warm and fuzzy feeling inside St. Isaac Jogues Church, Marlton, as parishioners and friends joined together Jan. 14 to make cozy fleece blankets that will bring comfort to those fighting cancer.

“People who are happier are people who have found a way to serve,” St. Joseph Sister Mary Kay Kelley, director of religious education, said as faithful took part in the Day of Service event held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
St. Hedwig Church welcomes Bishop O'Connell for World Day of Migrants and Refugees
On the day when Catholics throughout the world were reminded of their call by Pope Francis to respond in Jesus’ name to welcome the stranger, the immigrant, the refugee, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., noted three elements a person is required to have when responding to the call of God in their own lives – faith, trust and openness.


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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Retreat director bringing addiction talk to Jackson parish says faith can make inroads in drug epidemic

“Substance use disorders represent one of the most pressing public health crises of our time.”

This statement is from the preface of the first U. S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, a report revealing that, in 2015, more than 27.1 million people were current users of illicit drugs or misused prescription drugs.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Long Beach Island 'Super Plunge' slated for Feb. 4
St. Francis Community Center, Brant Beach, and the swim teams of Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin, are co-sponsoring their 14th annual fundraiser with a dip in the icy-cold Atlantic Ocean on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4. More ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
St. Raphael-Holy Angels to host evening of prayer Jan.22
The Respect Life Committee of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, will hold an Evening of Prayer Jan. 22 to observe the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. More ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Long Branch area parishes walk with families in time of profound grief
It has been said that as a Catholic funeral speaks to the hearts of those gathered, it also witnesses to the wider world about the hope of life everlasting with Our Lord. More ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
St. Paul principal to speak on Catholic schools
The St. Paul Parish Adult Faith Formation series will offer a presentation on “Catholic Schools and the Parish: A Partnership with Future” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Spiritual Center at 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. More ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Schools looking forward to annual Polar Plunge
Schools in the Diocese of Trenton have reaped the rewards from the annual Polar Plunge for Catholic Education in the past, and are eager to do so again this year. More ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Beloved Hamilton bakery to re-open with new Trenton Catholic Academy connection

Loyal customers of the 90-year-old Eet Gud Bakery will be pleased to know the Hamilton fixture will open for business as usual Jan. 16 under new ownership, purchased by someone who has the community’s interests at heart.

Tracey Destribats, director of advancement and development for Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, purchased the bakery at 2113 Hamilton Ave. from the family that started it, in the hopes of continuing the landmark’s tradition of quality products, as well as lending support to the school’s academic success.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Students invited to submit projects for Catholic Schools Week
Time is almost up to submit entries for the 2018 Catholic Schools Week project. Submissions are due Jan. 19, built on the theme “Why I Love My Catholic School,” sponsored by the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families. More ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018



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