Nick Bsales, a member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, marks the grass at DeMasi Elementary and Middle Schools, Marlton, as he begins creating a stone and brick labyrinth on the property for his Eagle Scout project. Photo courtesy of Bsales family
The rank of Eagle Scout – the highest and most cherished among those involved in the Boy Scouts of America – is said to be granted to fewer than 2 percent of Scouts. More ... Monday, September 26, 2016
Catholic social teaching – including the life and dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for the poor and vulnerable – are embedded in the Catholic faith and mainstays in both Catholic school education and parish religious education classes. More ... Thursday, September 15, 2016
It was an evening of faith and fellowship as more than 50 young adults gathered Sept. 7 in St. Gregory the Great Church, Hamilton Square, for a Young Adult Mass sponsored by the Department of Youth, Marriage and Family Life. More ... Friday, September 9, 2016
For some students, the transition from elementary to middle school can be tricky. That’s why the community of St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold, was hoping to alleviate some of those back-to-school butterflies with its third annual “Middle School Jitters” event Aug. 29-30. More ... Friday, September 9, 2016
With the goal of uniting young adult Catholics around the Diocese of Trenton and celebrating the universality of the Church, the diocesan Department of Youth, Marriage and Family Life will sponsor a number of Young Adult Masses and fellowship opportunities this fall. More ... Wednesday, September 7, 2016
For Brianna Lonergan, the chance to participate in an international medical mission trip this summer was the culmination of a passion that had been brewing since she was in the sixth grade. More ... Wednesday, August 24, 2016
“Is everybody ready?” Sue Eggert shouted to the nearly 30 children eagerly perched at her feet in a room in the St. Theresa Parish Center, Little Egg Harbor.
“Yeah!” they yelled back as Eggert, catechist and parish coordinator of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, put a bar of soap on a plate and popped it into the microwave. Seconds later, she took it out to sounds of “oohs” and “ahhs” – the bar of soap transformed into a large gob of stiff foam.
Youth groups from two shore-area parishes joined forces this summer to minister to the needy close to home. The St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, Active Teens (BATS) teamed with the St. Theresa Parish, Little Egg Harbor, Active Youth (STAY) in the annual Mission:Jersey program, held July 30 to Aug. 5. Mission:Jersey is designed to put teens to work serving those less fortunate while strengthening their own faith. More ... Thursday, August 18, 2016
Fresh off her trip to World Youth Day, Christina Kotowski says participating in events with Pope Francis, visiting holy and historical sites and being one of 2.5 million pilgrims in Poland has awakened her faith.
“Before Poland, my faith was very strong, but being in Poland only made my faith grow more deep,” said the 21-year-old member of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton.
“To be a witness of their culture and the people of Poland was something extraordinary,” she said. “I had the opportunity to not only share my faith and experiences, but I also became a witness to others’ testimonials and their stories. It was truly inspiring to be a part of something so beautiful.”