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Special guests help Notre Dame High School celebrate Mercy Day, 60th anniversary
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrates a Mercy Day Mass the morning of Sept. 22. The Mass not only celebrated Mercy Day, which is Sept. 24, but the school’s 60th anniversary as well. Father Jason Parzynski, the school’s chaplain, is seen at left. John Blaine photos

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrates a Mercy Day Mass the morning of Sept. 22. The Mass not only celebrated Mercy Day, which is Sept. 24, but the school’s 60th anniversary as well. Father Jason Parzynski, the school’s chaplain, is seen at left. John Blaine photos

“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
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 ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Annual Spirituality Conference to be held in Lakewood
The Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, will hold its 22nd annual Spirituality Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in Georgian Court University, Lakewood. More ...
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
Allentown parish to host Italian Festival this weekend
All are invited to a free Italian Festival Sept. 15-16, 6 – 10 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish, Allentown, on parish grounds at 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road. More ...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Peace, forgiveness among messages of 9-11 memorial Mass in West Windsor

On the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, messages of peace were not only heard in the homily in St. David the King Parish, West Windsor, but from the victims as well.

“If we are to survive, we must forgive,” said Ted Suarez, whose son David died after two planes were hijacked and flown into New York City’s World Trade Center. David Suarez worked in the North Tower.

Suarez admitted that although he doesn’t always understand God’s will, “I accept the plan.”

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
CYO preschool celebrates re-opening of Ewing facility
The CYO of Mercer County celebrated the reopening of their nationally accredited pre-school Sept. 11 after 16 months of renovation. More ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Uniting in faith and community, Keyport parishes celebrate upcoming merger
Hopes were high that between 200 and 400 faithful from Keyport’s St. Joseph and Jesus the Lord parishes would turn out to celebrate their upcoming merger with a multicultural Mass and potluck picnic Sept. 10. More ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Manalapan parish to offer women's Bible study throughout fall
St. Thomas More Parish, Manalapan, will offer a women’s Bible study titled “Walking With Purpose” this fall. The program will meet for 22 weeks beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 26. An information session will be held 10 a.m. Sept. 12 in St. Thomas More’s Petri Hall at 186 Gordons Corner Road. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Visitation Parish to host 'Bring a Friend to Church Sunday'
Parishioners in Visitation Parish, Brick, are being challenged to do something very courageous Sept. 24. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Annual pizza showdown in Hamilton set for Oct. 4
Pizza aficionados and fans are encouraged to bring their appetites Oct. 4 to the fourth annual Pizza Tasting Showdown at St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic... and Running
Students, parents and friends of St. Charles Borromeo School began the 2017-2018 academic year Sept. 4 by lacing up their sneakers and dashing through their Cinnaminson campus during the eighth annual Rock ‘N Roll Back to School. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
TCA students use video to give thanks for funding
Students from Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, greeted staffers from the state Senate Majority Office on Aug. 23 to discuss the recent increase in funding for nonpublic school students and filmed video footage showcasing how that funding can be used effectively. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017



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