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March for Life an opportunity for witness in young adults
Young people walk with a banner past the U.S. Capitol during the March for Life in Washington in this file photo. The annual pro-life rally can be a call to witness and faith for many young adults, many within the Diocese of Trenton say. CNS photo/Bob Roller
Young people walk with a banner past the U.S. Capitol during the March for Life in Washington in this file photo. The annual pro-life rally can be a call to witness and faith for many young adults, many within the Diocese of Trenton say. CNS photo/Bob Roller
Those who have attended the annual March for Life in Washington attest to a similar scene – scores of young adults in matching jackets, sweatshirts or hats marching through the streets of the nation’s capital behind large respect life banners and chanting pro-life messages through bullhorns, the energy of youth fueling the different generations of faithful around them. More ...
Monday, January 9, 2017

Realfaith TV Follow-up: Former guest deacon with terminal cancer ordained
When he first sat down with Realfaith TV in May 2015, then Deacon Philip G. Johnson had been given just two years to live. Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, he thought his hopes of becoming a priest were destroyed. More ...
Friday, January 13, 2017
New youth group in Keyport parish promises sense of belonging to Church
Finding a way to connect youth with the Catholic Church can be challenging these days, with all the distractions available. But that isn’t stopping the community of St. Joseph Parish, Keyport, and its pastor, Father Rene Pulgarin. More ...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Nearly 13,000 find fellowship, faith formation at annual SEEK conference

Nearly 13,000 attendees, most of them college students, began the new year by charging up their faith at SEEK2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

The biennial event, hosted Jan. 3-7 by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students based in Colorado, featured the theme “What Moves You.” Throughout the conference, attendees learned to see the truth of how God seeks them with sacrificial love and invites them to encounter him with their whole hearts.

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Holmdel parish troop collects supplies for pregnant mothers
The saying “big things come in small packages” may never have been more true than for the American Heritage Girls Troop NJ 0428 in St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel. More ...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Freehold youth send supplies, clothing donations to local schools
What began as the Supplies for Scholars program in August has transformed into something more, and now, thanks to the youth group of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Freehold, the winter season will be a bit more comfortable for schoolchildren in need. More ...
Friday, January 6, 2017
FOCUS chaplain says young people gathered to grow in faith is awe-inspiring
WASHINGTON -- In a couple of short weeks, more than 12,500 people, mostly college students, planned to descend on San Antonio for the Jan. 3-7 SEEK2017 conference of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

Related Story: FOUCS offers faith-sharing, missionary trip opportunities for young adults

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Organization offers faith-sharing, missionary trip opportunities for young adults

Whether it is interacting with the poor and performing hands-on service in Uganda or bonding over faith with some 13,000 fellow young adults, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students offers a wide range of opportunities for Catholic young adults in the Diocese and around the country to grow closer to Jesus – and to one another.

Two FOCUS programs in particular – the annual SEEK conference and mission trip opportunities – work to mobilize Catholic college students, and the deadlines for both are fast approaching.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Diocese's Young Adult Mass series to continue in 2017

Young adults in the Diocese of Trenton gathered Dec. 6 for the year’s final Young Adult Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Trenton.

Sponsored by the diocesan Department of Evangelization and Family Life, the Young Adult Masses have been offered once a month throughout the Diocese’s four counties since late July.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Medford parish's boys get glimpse into life of seminarians
The Year of Mercy may have come to a close Nov. 20, but Father Daniel Swift is hoping one of the programs that stemmed from the Jubilee continues in the months ahead. More ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Altar server party fosters teamwork in Cinnaminson parish
The altar servers in St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Cinnaminson, recently came together for fellowship, pizza and basketball at their annual appreciation party. More ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Georgetown University student with Pennington ties helps organize pro-life conference
For years, the annual March for Life has brought hundreds of thousands of pro-life witnesses to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. More ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Pope chooses Virgin Mary as focus for future World Youth Day events
Pope Francis has chosen to focus on Mary for the upcoming World Youth Day celebrations, which will be held in dioceses around the world in 2017 and 2018 and with an international gathering in Panama in 2019. More ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Young dancers spend weeks preparing for Trenton pilgrimage
Instructors Anna Collett and Jesus Rios are proud that their dance troupe of 14 girls was invited to represent Monmouth County in La Antorcha Guadalupana, the diocesan-wide pilgrimage to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. More ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Diocese sponsors series of pro-life novenas

The Diocese’s Department of Evangelization and Family Life is sponsoring a nine-week novena leading up to the annual March for Life demonstration Jan. 27.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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