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Volunteers keep vigil so the dying won't be alone in their last moments
Beth Orrell, a palliative care nurse, pictured in a Sept. 26 photo, helped start the
Beth Orrell, a palliative care nurse, pictured in a Sept. 26 photo, helped start the "No One Dies Alone" program at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Orrell's co-worker, Dr. Robin Gross, also helped start the program. CNS photo/Zoey Maraist, The Catholic Herald
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Maryel Rodgers sat beside a stranger named Grace. More ...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A showcase of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton
Parish, regional and diocesan Catholic schools across Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties look forward to presenting the benefits of their schools to the families of prospective Pre-K through12 students this fall. More ...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Down to earth: Vatican brings together world's meteorite curators
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy -- Rocks, mineral debris and even dust from space are kept in special collections, museums and laboratories all over the world, and the Vatican Observatory took the first small step to help curators make a giant leap in coordinating their efforts globally. More ...
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Diocese's schools using social media to build communities

Kevin Callahan describes using social media this way: “It’s like Paul visiting Corinth, without strapping on the sandals.”

Callahan, minister of evangelization and marketing in St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, sees social media as a tool for communication, growth and community building, sharing the story of both parish and school and the Good News of the Gospel in the process.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Caritas Chorale to hold August auditions
Caritas Chamber Chorale, an a cappella ensemble, is holding scheduled auditions this August. All voice parts are welcome; however, tenors are particularly encouraged to come forward. More ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
A Father's Day story: stepping in when the biological dad steps out
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child's father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news. More ...
Saturday, June 16, 2018
In world of difficult news, retreat houses can offer solace

Modern life can be stressful, from the balancing act of juggling work and busy family lives to the unexpected turns of death, divorce or addiction. Add to these issues the local, national and global problems seen in the news, and it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed.

That’s where the benefits of retreat centers can come into play, for as 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 states, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.”

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
What to expect at a retreat house
“Come as you are!” say the Sisters of Charity who run the Maris Stella Retreat & Conference Center, Harvey Cedars. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Retreats, parish or otherwise, beneficial for kids, teens
Children and teens are busy. Between sports, clubs and school activities, the youth of today have a lot on their plates. Parishes in the Diocese of Trenton understand this as well as the need for youth to take a minute to catch their breath and spend quiet time with the Lord. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Upcoming retreats, programs around the Diocese

Following is a listing of retreats and programs planned in and around the Diocese

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Missions director recalls hospitality, faith of Nepalese people
Those on the East Coast may be exhausted by the number of recent nor’easters that have knocked over trees and left many without power for weeks, but imagine the impact a 7.8-magnitude earthquake might have on neighborhoods, employment and entire lives. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018

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