Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., talks about faith and the upcoming Year of Youth with young people from the Diocese of Trenton in this image from a newly released video.
In a new decree issued June 12, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has declared a Year of Youth in the Diocese of Trenton, beginning July 1, 2018, and closing on the Feast of St. Aloysius, patron saint for Catholic Youth, June 21, 2019. The Year of Youth encompasses multiple events over the next year aimed at inspiring young Catholics in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties to own their faith and act upon it. More ... Friday, June 15, 2018
Members of the Georgian Court University community traveled to the nation’s capital recently, joining students from other Mercy colleges and universities around the country to visit legislators and learn about social justice issues and faith-based advocacy in the policymaking process. More ... Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Anticipating the official launch of the diocesan Year of Youth in October, current high school students can jump into service with Mission: Jersey, which will have multiple opportunities to put faith into action this summer as the annual service project grows to include two events. More ... Friday, June 15, 2018
With sand between their toes and God in their hearts, about 100 teens and volunteers flocked to the grounds of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Middletown, to engage with Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal and learn how to grow closer to Christ through prayer, faith-sharing and Eucharistic Adoration – between rounds of beach volleyball and pickup games of touch football. More ... Friday, June 15, 2018
Love, virtue and serving as true witnesses to the Catholic faith are some of the examples youth ministry leaders shared about the young people honored with this year’s St. Timothy Awards. More ... Friday, June 15, 2018
With depression and suicides in the news and on the rise nationwide, youth ministry leaders from across the Diocese of Trenton came together June 9 for a diocesan-led formation program on accompanying teens in emotional struggles. More ... Thursday, June 14, 2018
Young adults ages 18 to 39 are invited to share an evening with their peers at “Faith Uncorked” from 7 to 9 p.m. June 28 at the Iron Plow Winery, 26750 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbus. More ... Thursday, June 14, 2018
Three area students recently proved that learning Latin is well worth the extra effort.
Ninth-graders Anthony Gaudino and Andrew Cincotta and seventh-grader Colin Mejias took home two gold medals and a silver medal between them in the National Latin Exam, which was taken by more than 140,000 students this year. More ... Thursday, May 31, 2018
Junior high students in the Trenton Diocese are invited to register now for the annual SPLASH community service retreat, planned for June 30 at St. Catharine School, Spring Lake. More ... Thursday, May 31, 2018
In 2006, Caitlin O’Donnell’s mother surprised her by signing her up for a summer JusticeworX program through the Center for FaithJustice, Lawrenceville. She might not have been looking forward to the program at first, but the experience proved to be transformative. More ... Wednesday, May 30, 2018
WASHINGTON – About 130 leaders of young adult ministries from more than 60 dioceses across the country gathered May 15-17 at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington for the National Young Adult Ministry Summit to talk about the best ways to reach out to young adults. More ... Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Catholic families and youth from around the state gathered May 20 at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, for a day of fun, fellowship and prayer during the 23rd annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally.
“It was great seeing how many Catholics are here and how we can all come together as one besides all of our differences or the way we look,” said Mirelis Villegas, a teen from St. Joseph Parish, Trenton. “We all have the same faith and we all believe in one thing.”
Julianne Toich, Girl Scout and parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton, along with four additional members of Troop 23267, has earned the Gold Award for service – making it five for five. More ... Thursday, May 17, 2018
Twenty-six members from St. Mary of the Lakes Parish youth ministry partnered with Covenant House for an inaugural Sleep Out at the Medford school April 27, raising more than $5,000 and collecting 100 toiletry and 100 hygiene bags for homeless young people. More ... Sunday, May 6, 2018