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Sunday night Masses becoming new tradition for many in Diocese
PRAISE AT ALL TIMES • Music ministers lead the Gospel Acclamation during Mass in St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, in this 2014 file photo. Jeff Metzner photo
PRAISE AT ALL TIMES • Music ministers lead the Gospel Acclamation during Mass in St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, in this 2014 file photo.
Jeff Metzner photo
Sunday morning has long been the traditional time for Mass attendance, with the addition of Saturday vigil Masses allowed to fulfill the Sunday obligation following the Second Vatican Council. However, the latest trend is growing in popularity – Sunday evening Masses. More ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Marriages to be blessed by Bishop at annual Masses in October
Couples celebrating their milestone first, 25th, 50th anniversaries and higher in 2018 will have their marriages blessed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrant and homilist for the annual diocesan Anniversary Blessing Masses. More ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Middletown parish to present workshop on chastity
Parents, guardians and their children are being encouraged to attend a workshop on chastity being offered in St. Mary Parish, Middletown. The program – “Pure Freedom: What’s Love Got to do with it?” – is open to parents and teens ages 13 and older. More ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
CYO 'World Cup' program blends soccer, learning, teamwork
Following a favorite summer tradition, the CYO of Mercer County’s Broad Street Center again hosted its own World Cup soccer program, which blends an athletic competition with a challenge to learn about different countries. More ...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Faithful discuss prophetic nature of 'Humanae Vitae'
Exactly 50 years to the day since Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” faithful from around the Diocese gathered to celebrate and learn more about the 15-page document that continues to influence today’s society. More ...
Friday, August 3, 2018
Catechetical website uses science, faith to tackle unbelief
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer, former president of Gonzaga University, launched a cutting-edge catechetical website to confront the rising tide of unbelief spurred by an increasingly skeptical, science-saturated society.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Natural Family Planning positives, challenges discussed during presentation in Holmdel
Priests, deacons and lay ministry leaders were among those who gathered July 23 not only to learn more about Natural Family Planning, but to help dispel myths and rumors on the subject. More ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Books on saints, secrets, Mary for your children's summer reading

The following books, all published this year, are suitable for summer reading:

• "The Pope's Cat," by Jon M. Sweeney, illustrated by Roy DeLeon. (62 pp.)

Young lovers of Pope Francis and cats beware: You'll be hooked by this new series that displays the tenderness of an already beloved pope. True to his form of loving all of God's creation, Pope Francis adopts a stray cat who needs a little tender loving care (and a bath) before becoming more comfortable in the papal quarters. 

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
School workshops aim to promote leadership in girls

New research shows that, without positive female role models and active parental intervention, many girls decide they aren’t as smart as boys by the tender age of six.

Studies have shown that girls fail to use their academic skill and believe their voices are not good enough, math is too difficult, engineering is just for boys and that history exists primarily of important men accomplishing great things.

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Parental awareness key when it comes to cybersecurity, St. Paul School parents hear
In a relatively new initiative called “Untapped Potential,” parents in Princeton’s St. Paul School community are being invited to share fellowship and conversation on topics important to their roles as guardians.

Spearheaded by the school’s Catholic Identity Committee, there have been two of these gatherings – Father Gabriel Zeis, diocesan vicar for Catholic education, who spoke Feb. 1 on God’s hand at work in a child’s life; and April 19, when I spoke on “Parenting in the Digital Age,” a daunting task given the weight that social media has in our society at large.
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Monday, May 7, 2018



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