In the NOVEMBER issue of The Monitor Magazine:

With November’s arrival of National Vocation Awareness Week , and our annual coverage of the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings for married couples, the latest issue of The Monitor Magazine takes an IN FOCUS look at the subject of Vocations, and its importance in the life of every believer. 

We hope that this special coverage and the insight shared by many of our leaders, beginning with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will help to inspire our readers to pray for men and women to step forward as priests, deacons and religious sisters and brothers.  But just as importantly, we hope that this package spurs every reader to consider their own vocation and commit themselves each day to the life they have chosen in service to God.

The married couples who were celebrated this year at the Diocese’s two Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings are again in the spotlight with the magazine’s beautiful story and photo coverage.  Our special center section (pages 26-35) also features a list of the couples and a collection of messages offered by spouses, families and friends. 

Other articles and features you’ll want to catch:

  • Annual journey of the Guadalupe torches kicks off
  • Mount Carmel Guild prepares to mark 100 years of helping those in need
  • Catholic school community gathers around Bishop O’Connell for annual Mass
  • Injured St. Rose HS teen keeps the faith, stays positive
  • Red Bank Catholic girls soccer come roaring back
  • Parishioners praise Our Lady of Fatima
  • Veterans Day:Retired priest reflects on World War II service, sacrifice
  • Month of Remembrance:Catholic evangelist Jeff Cavins on coping with suffering

There’s much more to see on Spiritual Life; Profiles in Ministry; Viewpoints; Arts & Media; Community coverage, and our Spanish-language section, El Anzuelo. We also encourage everyone to go to the website,, where you will find diocesan and other Church-based news, reported in real time.

The November issue has been sent to our print subscribers. Now is the time to order home delivery of the new magazine, along with access to the e-edition and unlimited access of the newly redesigned  You can subscribe online here or by contacting our Business Desk at (609) 403-7131;