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St. Rose Students take a journey to the stars
St. Rose Grammar School had a fun and educational assembly Sept. 14 when representatives from Mobile Ed Productions, Inc., brought a portable planetarium dome to the Belmar Municipal Gym where the students hold their gym classes. More ...
Sunday, September 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
Lourdes offers 'Walk, Dine and Shop With a Doc'
Lourdes Cardiology has launched “Walk, Dine and Shop With a Doc.” During this free, three-part program, participants join a Lourdes cardiologist for a: walk at a local park and health discussion; a presentation, including blood pressure screening, seated chair massage and healthy snacks, and a smart shopping experience with a ShopRite dietician, discussing heart-healthy eating options while learning about important wellness information from a Lourdes cardiologist. More ...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Taste of Burlington County to benefit Providence House
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is gearing up for its 23rd annual Taste of Burlington County fundraiser, which will include delectable ranging from German and Mexican cuisine to chicken wings and pub food. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Ocean County's Providence House receives grant to enhance safety
Ocean County’s Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, has received a $10,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation to cover the costs of lighting upgrades in the program’s parking lot, which will enhance safety. More ...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Mercer County CYO prepares for 65th season of youth basketball
The Mercer County CYO has scheduled coaches' meetings in preparation for the organizations 65th season of youth basketball. More ...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Long-time Lourdes' physician Dr. Louis Ruvolo retires
Dr. Louis Ruvolo, called the operating room home for 35 years, including three decades as Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County's chairman of surgery. More ...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Vincent Costantino named interim president and chief administrative officer of St. Francis Medical Center
The board of trustees of St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, and Trinity Health have appointed Vincent Costantino, as interim president for St. Francis Medical Center, effective immediately. More ...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
St. Francis Medical Center announces 2017 radiologic technology graduates
St. Francis Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology, Trenton, recently held commencement for its 2017 graduates. More ...
Monday, July 31, 2017
St. Francis Foundation honors retiring president Monaghan
Norma Monaghan, senior vice president of development at St. Francis Medical Center, and president of St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, recently was feted for her 16 years of service by the Trenton-based health institution. More ...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Providence House in Ocean County benefit supports domestic violence services
More than 700 people turned out in Georgian Court University, Lakewood, for the 17th annual gift auction fundraiser to benefit Providence House in Ocean County, a program run by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, that provides assistance to victims of domestic abuse and their children. More ...
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Making a difference one person at a time brings Belmar's Margaret More Jefferson Award
Since late last year, when Margaret More’s devotion to St. Vincent De Paul and gifts for recycling melded into the Vincent’s Legacy furniture ministry, the residences of scores of families in need have become warmer, more welcoming places.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
St. Rose School partners with NJIT to create Stem program
Teachers from St Rose Grammar School, Belmar, gathered June 13 to participate in a special training as part of a new partnership the school has formed with New Jersey Institute of Technology to build a STEM program and STEM Lab. More ...
Friday, July 7, 2017
Helping Hands
Catholic Charities’ Delaware House, a behavioral health services outpatient center in Westhampton, recently benefitted from the help of Bristol-Myers Squibb employees who volunteered to beautify the center’s landscaping and make improvements to a new Serenity Garden. More ...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Lourdes enhances surgical capabilities with new hybrid lab
A new post anesthetic care unit and hybrid operating suite recently established in Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, is enhancing Lourdes’ neurosurgical and cardiovascular surgery capabilities. More ...
Friday, June 23, 2017
Bikes for Kids
Representatives from Berkshire Bank, Hamilton, recently assembled bikes for students in Trenton Catholic Academy’s Lower School, Hamilton, as part of their community service program, XTEAM. More ...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CBA seniors showcase research projects in annual colloquium
Seniors in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, who took part in the Senior Scholars Program, presented their year-long research recently as part of the second annual CBA Scholars Colloquium. More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Science Minded
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Pope John Paul II Regional School, Willingboro, recently participated in the school's annual science fair. More ...
Sunday, June 11, 2017
School's walk-a-thon to help families in time of need
The student body of St. Gregory the Great Academy took purposeful steps to help their school community May 16 during their 30th annual walk-a-thon. More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Commitment, enthusiasm describe new LIFE St. Francis executive director
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, has gained extensive experience and dedication in the promotion of Lisa Zavorski, the new executive director for LIFE St. Francis, an elder-care program serving patients both on site and in their homes. More ...
Monday, June 5, 2017
Supporting parish physically, financially is tradition of Altar-Rosary Society
Every year for the past 20 years, the Altar-Rosary Society members in St. Joseph Parish, Toms River, has supported their parish with monetary donations ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. More ...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Catholic Women of Zion plan retreat June 10
Catholic Women of Zion Chapter 1 will hold a retreat June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon in Holy Family Church, 1139 East County Line Rd., Lakewood. More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017

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