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Young dancers spend weeks preparing for Trenton pilgrimage
Instructors Anna Collett and Jesus Rios, center, help the youngsters from Christ the King Parish, Long Branch, learn dance moves for La Antorcha Guadalupana pilgrimage Dec. 3 in Trenton. Carly York photos
Instructors Anna Collett and Jesus Rios, center, help the youngsters from Christ the King Parish, Long Branch, learn dance moves for La Antorcha Guadalupana pilgrimage Dec. 3 in Trenton. Carly York photos
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

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
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
Young Adult Mass in Belmar focuses on being witnesses to faith
On the Feast Day of St. Leo the Great on Nov. 10, Father Walter Quiceno stood before the dozens gathered for a Young Adult Mass in St. Rose Church, Belmar, encouraging all to follow the example of the saint who made it his mission to persuade nonbelievers of the humanity and divinity of Jesus and to be brave in the face of adversity. More ...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Youngsters, families take four-parish walk to kick off new Youth Oratory in Red Bank
Those driving through Monmouth County on a recent Saturday morning may have been surprised to see nearly 35 young people, families and two men in long, black habits walking along the road carrying a six-foot banner depicting a man kneeling before the Blessed Mother and baby Jesus. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Burlington County parish seeks to energize, engage millennials

“Results, Results, Results.”

Not only are those the words printed across the top of the plan Father Daniel Swift has in store for growing young adult ministry in his parish, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, it’s what he hopes to achieve in the Diocese working with his fellow Faith In Our Future Cohorts.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Youth group mobilizes to transform old jeans into new shoes
It can be easy to take some things for granted and lose sight of the vastly different lives that others around the world face on a daily basis. More ...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Girl Scout earns highest award for creating fitness program for homeless moms
As Good Counsel Homes prepared to honor its supporters and ministry team at its annual fundraiser Oct. 27, one of its youngest volunteers was celebrating an award of her own. More ...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Freehold youth group works to beautify the earth

Many may find it difficult enough to pull themselves out of bed as the sunshine of summer gives way to fall’s sweater weather, but throw in a cool, rainy morning, and it may be just too tempting to hit the alarm’s snooze and call it a day.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Younger generation's apathy toward religion topic of interreligious talk

In an effort to understand and respond to the decline of religion among youth and young adults, St. James Parish, Pennington, and Pennington Presbyterian Church are co-hosting an evening of open dialogue to tackle what has become an interreligious trend.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Young Adult Mass series continues Nov. 10

diocesan Department of Youth, Marriage and Family Life is holding its next Young Adult Mass at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in St. Rose Church, Belmar.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Georgian Court University students unite for days of service, faith, justice
It’s a fall tradition at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, for freshmen to begin their first semester with experiences that underscore the Mercy Core Values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion and service, which is why as the leaves fell around the campus Oct. 14 and 21, some 220 freshmen participated in two mornings of service project opportunities. More ...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Young adults face thoughtful questions at marriage prep retreat
Nestled into chairs formed in a small, intimate circle, young adults from around the Diocese listened as Deacon Frank Golazeski emphasized the Letters of St. Paul to the Ephesians in relation to marriage and love. More ...
Monday, October 24, 2016
Marlton youth group celebrating 35 years

For more than three decades, the WINGS youth group in St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton, has been more than a group. It’s been a real family affair. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

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