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Serving the homebound, hospitalized a graced ministry for volunteers
HELPING HANDS • Those who minister to the ill and homebound say the benefits of grace, connection and community go both ways. Stock Photo

HELPING HANDS • Those who minister to the ill and homebound say the benefits of grace, connection and community go both ways. Stock Photo

Throughout the Diocese, there are numerous priests, deacons and laity who serve in the grace-filled ministry of bringing Christ to others, namely those who are hospitalized, living in nursing homes and the homebound. More ...
Friday, March 9, 2018

Journey into elderhood a time of transition sustained by contemplation
When sharing her wisdom and experience with elders, Catherine M. Keevey often offers the insight of Pulizter Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton, who stressed that in spite of illness and sorrow, a long, meaningful life is possible “if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things and happy in small ways.” More ...
Friday, March 9, 2018
Courtroom-style talk aims to prove existence of God using law, nature
As often does in Catholic ministry, a budding friendship and common interest in defending the faith has grown into a mission for two parishioners of St. Veronica, Howell. More ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Lourdes medical expert gives tips for staying safe in frigid temperatures
As below-freezing temperatures chill most of the state, those going outdoors should keep in mind that the cold weather and frigid wind chills can be dangerous to your health if outside too long. That’s the advice of the chief of emergency medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.  More ...
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Cardinal offers profound thoughts on importance of silence
The ancient psalm, "Be still and know that I am God," is a challenge in today's world of constant noise and distraction. But it is necessary if we wish to know God -- and ourselves and our purpose in this world -- fully. More ...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Freehold parishioner's T-shirt joke raises more than $900 for Puerto Rico relief
Lying on his stomach with his head held in his hands, feet crossed in the air behind him, Conor Holtz smiles at the camera in a white T-shirt and white-washed jeans. This is the photo emblazed upon the front of shirts being spread around the country after what began as a Christmas gag gift turned into a face for hope and promise. More ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Granddaughter calls Dorothy Day's life one of service, complexity
Catholics know Dorothy Day as a peace and human rights activist, founder and resident of the Catholic Worker Houses, a living example of the Church’s social teaching, and now Servant of God, the first step to sainthood. More ...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Police chief recounts bravery, faith in search for Boston Marathon bombers
Ed Deveau may now be the retired police chief of the Watertown Police Department, but his experiences and those of fellow officers who captured Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the suburban Massachusetts town are not something he will ever forget.

“No one, not my officers or even I, had any kind of training that would prepare us for something like this, but they will now,” Deveau told an audience of more than 100 who attended his presentation on the manhunt Oct. 26 in Georgian Court University’s Casino Auditorium, Lakewood.
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Friday, November 3, 2017
Open houses ideal time to learn about school communities
With the excitement of going back to school just beginning to fade, high schools around the Diocese are looking ahead to next year and gearing up enthusiasm through their yearly open houses – a time when prospective students and their parents visit a high school to take a closer look at the place that could be the next step in their education. More ...
Friday, October 6, 2017
Ontario girl's dream to walk buoyed by Catholic community's kindness
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario -- Athena Santos Roy's dream is to walk and run and jump just like any other kid. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Nautical pilgrimage honors Fatima, encourages vocation
“It was like a spiritual battle,” Greg Dougherty said of his nearly 1,400-mile solo nautical pilgrimage to mark the centennial of the Marian apparitions at Fatima. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017

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