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Youth from state's five dioceses celebrate faith at Great Adventure
Joey Tun, youth ministry director in St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, takes a photo with members of the parish’s youth ministry May 21 at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. John Blaine photos

Joey Tun, youth ministry director in St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, takes a photo with members of the parish’s youth ministry May 21 at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. John Blaine photos

“Many people think faith and fun are not words that go together,” Gabby Cano, 16, said after spending a day at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. “This day goes to show that isn’t necessarily true.”

Cano, a member of the student ministry in St. Paul Parish, Princeton, was one of many teens, youth ministry leaders and families from the state’s five dioceses to attend the 22nd annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally held May 21. The annual day of friendship and faith is coordinated through the Dioceses of Trenton, Camden, Metuchen and Paterson as well as the Archdiocese of Newark.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

CBA student stewards the earth to feed the hungry

On spring and summer weekends, Dominic Esposito, a junior in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, can be seen traveling through Monmouth and Ocean Counties in a white pickup truck collecting metal from homes and businesses. 

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
St. Gregory the Great teen wins video award for showing faith in concentration camp

A productive blending of faith, social media and young adults can yield a fruitful harvest, as evidenced by Emily Clark, 18, winner of the first John Cardinal Foley Award for Social Communications Young Professionals Video Competition.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
St. Veronica NET retreat a time for youth, leaders to connect and learn
More than 20 youth of St. Veronica Parish and School, Howell, had an opportunity May 7 to encounter the message of Christ through an all-day retreat led by NET Ministries. More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
World Youth Day logo shows symbols for Mary, Panama
PANAMA CITY  -- A logo depicting symbols for Mary, Panama and the Panama Canal was selected as the winning design to promote World Youth Day 2019. More ...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
State's smallest college seeking young adults to support nuns in vocation
To advance the mission of the Church’s sisters in Christ, the smallest college in New Jersey – and the last college in America primarily dedicated to educating nuns – has recently established a Young Professionals Committee made up of young adults from around the state.

“This is open to any young professionals who feel drawn to Catholic higher education and the work of these religious sisters,” said Louis A. Scarpa, who serves on the board for the Assumption College for Sisters, Denville.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
St. Robert Bellarmine teen, family keep the faith during battle with cancer

Danny Scerbo, 16, was walking home from Freehold Township High School on Dec. 12 when he felt a bump on his neck and texted his mom.

“I didn’t really tell him, but I was very worried,” his mother, Anna, recalled.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
'Day for Danny' fundraiser to help offset St. Robert Bellarmine teen's medical costs

Shortly after St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral parishioner Danny Scerbo, 16, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December, he posted a video online of himself performing a cover of singer Sia’s hit, “Unstoppable.” 

“We used that theme to tie this all together,” the Freehold parish youth group coordinator, Jeanne Marinello, said about the charity event being held in Danny’s honor. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
St. John Vianney teen hopes artwork helps others better understand autism

St. John Vianney High School sophomore Alyssa Militello hopes that through her art, she can give the world a better understanding of autism.

“I think it will show people a different and positive view of people who have autism,” the Holmdel school student said. “I’m not 100 percent sure how it will [have an effect], but I hope it’s something good for us members of the autistic community. We have a voice in our art rather than our words.”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Rambling Spirit Column: Good deeds sometimes need a lifestyle reality check
When I was 23, I was restless, so I moved to Philadelphia with the determination to start an intentional Catholic young adult community with some friends. It is a chapter of my life I don’t talk about too often because we kind of failed at what we tried to do. In the eight years since, however, I have noticed how that failure was just what I needed at the time. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Manalapan priest inviting young adults on local Polish pilgrimage
For four years, Father John E. Large has made the nearly 60-mile walk from Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Great Meadows, to the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, Pa.

But this year, Father Large, parochial vicar in St. Thomas More Parish, Manalapan, hopes young adults from around the Diocese will join him on the 30th anniversary of the Polish walking pilgrimage.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
'Soup and Psalms' brings young people together weekly in faith
Did you ever wonder what worship was like for Jesus’ earliest followers who gathered to eat, pray and enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of a home? More ...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Young woman's faith strengthened through Rome trip
Twenty-year-old Sara Kraeutler admits that leaving her Ocean Township home to attend college in Virginia wasn’t easy. In fact, she needed some help from the Lord. More ...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Espresso your faith at GCU's 'Agape Latte'

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, is once again serving up “Agape Latte” – an evening of coffee, tea and sweets accompanied by some honest discussion about God.

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Friday, April 21, 2017
Get ready for day of fun, faith at Six Flags
Life can be full of ups and downs, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – especially if you’re spending a day at Six Flags Great Adventure with your friends in faith from around the state! More ...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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