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From The Bishop: Prayer is essential for practicing, conferring the faith
This year, September 18 (and the vigil of September 17) has been designated by the Catholic Church in our country as “Catechetical Sunday,” the annual celebration of our common baptismal mission as Catholics to hand on our Catholic faith and witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016

Donna Lee-Kuebler assumes PCL role in native parish
A catechist whose ancestral pedigree in Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton, stretches back more than 100 years is now in the position to educate another generation of Catholics in the capital city. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Catechetical Sunday honors religious educators
Each year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday on the third Sunday of September as a day for parishes to focus on honoring and commissioning catechists for their important role of handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Catechetical Sunday theme shows anyone can evangelize
As men and women across the country who serve in the ministry of catechesis are recognized Catechetical Sunday, veterans of evangelistic ventures advise that effective evangelizing for ordinary Catholics means keeping it simple: Listen first. Then talk. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
A how-to-pray primer for parents and families
A few years ago, my six-year-old great nephew died suddenly. A few days before Tyler’s death, I was taking care of him and his newborn sister. As I was feeding Abby, More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Rookey continues service in Assumption Parish
Barbara Rookey’s enthusiasm at shepherding teens as a youth minister is still evident as she undertakes her latest role in the profession of her Catholic faith: as the new director of religious education in Assumption Parish, New Egypt. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Prayer will highlight theme of Catechetical Sunday 2016
Throughout the country, thousands of women and men who serve in the ministry of catechesis with children and adults will be recognized on Catechetical Sunday. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Corpus Christi CRE returns to position
Though catechist Jackie Young may have travelled this road before, she declared, “I’m extremely energized to be back” when she reflected upon her new role as coordinator of religious education in Corpus Christi Parish. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Variety of ways to experience God in prayer

The theme for this year’s Catechetical Sunday is “Prayer: The Faith Prayed.”

This focus for the year is a call for each of us to take a closer look and consider the quality of our prayer life!  

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Monday, September 12, 2016
St. Mark Parish CRE is where God wants her to be

For decades, Diana Zuna has followed in her parents’ footsteps of service in the Catholic Church. Now, as she steps into the role of St. Mark Parish’s new coordinator of religious education, she can lead others in a path of faith and love of God all her own.

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Monday, September 12, 2016
CBA Chess Team continues legacy of excellence
In the 44 years that the Chess Team at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, has been in action, the team has risen to become one of the best in the nation. More ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Catechetical Sunday 2015 Special Supplement
In this special supplement to The Monitor, we celebrate the "partnership of parents and parish" with in the community of faith that is the Catholic Church, "safeguarding the dignity of every human person." More ...
Parent involvement imperative in sacramental preparation
As proclaimed by Pope Paul VI in Gravissimum Educationis, Declaration on Christian Education, “Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. (11).” More ...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Learning and living as God intended
Our Catholic faith is a precious gift carefully handed down to us through the centuries from the time of the Apostles to the present day. More ...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Catechesis can safeguard the dignity of every human person
Catechetical Sunday, which is observed on the third Sunday in September, is a celebration of catechists and all teachers of the Catholic faith. More ...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
New parish catechetical leader Marge Halloran, St. Joseph, Toms River
Marge Halloran, the new director of religious education in St. Joseph Parish, Toms River, is deeply involved in the parish despite calling herself “retired.” More ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
New parish catechetical leader Jessica Donohue, Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly
Jessica Donohue, coordinator of religious education in Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly, has a passion for the importance of faith formation at an early age. More ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
New parish catechetical leader Jennifer Draeger, St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson
Jennifer Draeger, the new coordinator of religious education in St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, has a clear mission this year: to share the faith with families of her catechists. More ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
New parish catechetical leader Susan Carrera, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington
Susan Carrera, the new coordinator of the religious education program in St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington, remembers well what inspired her to accept her latest position within the parish community. More ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
New parish catechetical leader Blanca Chiriboga, Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park
Blanca Chiriboga, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, believes that the parish community should be one of welcome and solace for the faithful. More ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
Catechetical leaders reflect on years spent passing on the faith
Having spent a combined 83 years educating young Catholics, retired directors of religious education Mary Cleary and Brenda Heffernan have exemplified what it means to serve God through teaching about his Church. More ...
Monday, September 14, 2015

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