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LIFE participants enjoy Thanksgiving dinner
Thanksgiving Spirit – LIFE at Lourdes participants Mary Lowery (left) and Lillian White celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Spirit – LIFE at Lourdes participants Mary Lowery (left) and Lillian White celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Staff and volunteers of LIFE at Lourdes, a unique program that assists elders to live safely at home while providing them with a team of healthcare experts, organized Thanksgiving dinner for more than 80 LIFE at Lourdes participants and their loved ones. More ...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holy Is His Name
The first Festival of Praise in the Diocese of Trenton drew scores of enthusiastic faithful Nov. 18 to St. Mary Church, Middletown, for an evening of Charismatic praise and worship, Scripture reflections and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. More ...
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Christian Brothers Academy students dive into service immersion experiences
Students in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, set out on two strikingly different service immersion trips that had the same focus: to assist those who are less fortunate with the hope of creating a better life for them. More ...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Praying To Our Lady
The parking lot of St. Charles Borromeo School, Cinnaminson, served as the site where students and staff observed the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary by forming a Living Rosary during which they prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. More ...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Rumson school celebrates Grandparents Day
Each student in Holy Cross School, Rumson, had the pleasure of welcoming a grandparent or other special guest to join them at school for a day. More ...
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Pilgrims visit, pray at sacred places in Holy Land
Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, center, diocesan vicar general, moderator of the curia and pastor of Our Lady of Sorrow-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, was principal celebrant of a Mass at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, during a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. More ...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Best-selling author to speak on parenting girls in Princeton
Acclaimed psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour, best-selling author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, will speak in Stuart Country Day School Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The public is invited free of charge. More ...
Friday, November 17, 2017
St. Justin the Martyr Parish aids Providence House

An evening of merriment in St. Justin the Martyr Parish enabled the Toms River faith community to make the lives of local women and children a little brighter as well. Proceeds from the Toms River faith community’s Nov. 4 Autumn Dinner Dance, which raised more than $3,000, were donated to Catholic Charities’ Providence House to provide domestic violence services to women and children in Ocean County.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Mater Dei Prep board appoints new president
The board of trustees of Mater Dei Prep announced the appointment of Donald Galante as president of the school. More ...
Sunday, November 12, 2017
For All The Saints
For the Children's Mass celebrated Oct. 29 in St. Dorothea Church, Eatontown, religious education instructors and Deacon Ed Herr and Camille Herr dressed as saints to greet parishioners as they entered the church for Mass and handed prayer cards to the religious education students. More ...
Friday, November 10, 2017
GCU hosts 16th Edition of 'Mrs. Gould's Annual Holiday Social'
In 1896, Edith Mary Kingdon and her husband, George Jay Gould, hired architect Bruce Price to create an estate, a winter residence in Lakewood, New Jersey, called “Georgian Court,” which today is the site of Georgian Court University. More ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
St. Francis Medical Center opens physical therapy practice in Hamilton
In a continued effort to increase patient access to advanced physical therapy services in Central New Jersey, St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, is now offering outpatient physical therapy and sports medicine to patients at its new location at 2275 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton. More ...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Mater Dei Prep students honored at UN for creating learning 'tool kit'
A service project designed by a team of 30 Mater Dei Prep students was among 10 worldwide recently highlighted during the United Nations’ International Day of Peace Conference. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
2017 Veterans Day observances

The following parishes and/or schools in the Diocese of Trenton have announced Veteran’s Day celebrations and/or Masses:


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Monday, October 30, 2017
Lourdes Medical opens new Radiation Oncology Center
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, recently opened a new Radiation Oncology Center. More ...
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Holy Cross students study water pollution and take action in local waterways
Sixth graders in Holy Cross School, Rumson, have been studying the effects of pollution on local estuaries. More ...
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Birthday Blessings, Father Stas'!
Father Stanley P. Lukaszewski, episcopal vicar of Ocean County and pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, was the guest of honor at a celebration for his birthday Oct. 22. More ...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Trenton native Barbara Lettiere to be installed as president of Immaculata University
The first lay president of Immaculata University, Barbara Lettiere, will become the 10th president to lead the Catholic university during an installation ceremony Oct. 27. More ...
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Prayers for the Smallest of Lives
The New Jersey Right to Life Ocean County Committee recently observed the annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. More ...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
GCU art exhibit focuses on 'Hidden Wonders'
Explore the color and texture of nature through “Hidden Wonders,” an exhibit of digital photography by Brick artist Annmarie Holler. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Stuart Country launches national girls' leadership program
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, recently announced the launch of its National Center for Girls’ Leadership. Courtney Portlock, the new Upper School head, will serve as the NCGLS director. More ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Catholic Charities and American Red Cross partner to install more than 300 smoke alarms
Nearly 200 Ocean County households in which senior citizens reside, are safer thanks to having smoke alarms installed at no cost through a partnership established in 2016 between Catholic Charities’ Fix It Program and the American Red Cross New Jersey Region. More ...
Friday, October 13, 2017
GCU speaker series to feature police chief who led search for Boston Marathon bomber
No one, my officers or even myself …every received any training that would prepare us for something like this.” More ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Holy Cross Academy honors law enforcement during Blue Mass
The school community of Holy Cross Academy, Delran, hosted a Blue Mass for all law enforcement personnel Sept. 29 in the school’s auditorium. Held on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of police officers, the Mass attracted some 96 officers representing 17 towns in Burlington County and representatives from the N.J. State Police. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
St. Veronica varsity boys' soccer kicks off new season
The varsity boys' soccer team of St. Veronica, Howell, recently played – and won – its first match. More ...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
First-place music competition winner to perform in Spring Lake
As part of its ongoing Spirituality and the Arts program, St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, will welcome 16-year-old violinist Kingston Ho to perform at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in St Catharine Church. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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