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St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, recognized on national level as Green Ribbon School
Students and faculty in St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, have been employing measures to address environmental issues in their school, including building their own replica wind turbines as shown in this photo. The school's diligence in educating the students on the environment was recognized on a national level with St. Leo the Great School being named a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School May 22. Courtesy photo
Students and faculty in St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, have been employing measures to address environmental issues in their school, including building their own replica wind turbines as shown in this photo. The school's diligence in educating the students on the environment was recognized on a national level with St. Leo the Great School being named a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School May 22. Courtesy photo
The U.S. Department of Education announced May 22 that St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, has been recognized as a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.

In offering her congratulations, JoAnn Tier, diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools, noted that St. Leo the Great School is the first Catholic school in New Jersey to receive the honor. In 2019, 35 schools, including 25 public and 10 non-public, 14 school districts and four postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact, improve health and wellness and ensure effective sustainability.

 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Toms River parish welcomes joyous Filipino Santacruzan festival
The Filipino community’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the love of colorful festivals blended seamlessly on the grounds of Toms River’s St. Luke Parish May 18 as the joyous commemorations of Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan were held for the first time in Ocean County. More ...
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Children around Diocese receive Jesus for the first time during Holy Communions

“It was an amazing experience [even though] I felt kind of nervous.” The words of Kathryn Franco describing her First Eucharist were echoed by fellow communicants in Our Lady of the Angels Parish: a mix of pride, nerves and joy.

As the Easter season progressed into May, children across the Diocese o

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Parishioners of all ages come together to celebrate Blessed Mother
It was as if there was a meeting of old friends between faithful from two Toms River parishes as youngsters from St. Joseph visited the faithful of St. Maximilian Kolbe May 12 for the parish’s May Crowning. More ...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
New leadership team for Dominican Sisters of Hope
During a late April Chapter gathering in Tarrytown, N.Y., the Dominican Sisters of Hope elected new leadership team members. The Chapter had as its theme, “Sojourners Embracing Communion.” More ...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Popular Father Pivonka speaks on God's never-ending love, mercy
Sin is much more than an infraction, like breaking a law. More ...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
'Dining in the Kingdom' retreat planned for June 8
Sacred Doorways, a nonprofit organization that has as its mission to serve the community through thought-provoking, spiritual retreats and events, will host a luncheon retreat, “Dining in the Kingdom – A Menu for the Feast of Life,” from noon to 3 p.m. June 8 in St. Joan of Arc Parish, 100 Willow Bend Road, Marlton. More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
With eye on future, Hainesport worship center breaks ground

Tucked away in a quiet, residential area of Hainesport, the quaint, white building that is home to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish blends into its neat surroundings.

 
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
'Shark Tank' project brings out innovation in students
In the auditorium of St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, a painting of a swimming shark was set at center stage the morning of May 9. More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Kateri Day Camp begins 43rd season of service to low-income children

As the school year draws to a close, summer day camps throughout the region prepare their campus and staff to supervise a joyful onslaught of youngsters eager to swim, run, jump and play while their parents are at work.

 
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima to visit Toms River parish

A pilgrim statue commissioned by Pope Francis in 2017 of Our Lady of Fatima that has been known to travel internationally is making a stop in the Diocese of Trenton.

A statue will visit St. Joseph Parish, Toms River, May 12-13. From 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 12, the parish will celebrate by welcoming the statue with a bilingual Mass, followed by a candlelight Rosary procession through the church parking lot and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Confessions.
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Multicultural club, annual retreat help students to live in a diverse world
Graduating senior Nabia Evans admits the next phase of her life will be exciting – and a bit scary – but with the help of her school’s multicultural club, she’s more prepared to face the future. More ...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Bishop makes pastoral visit to Long Beach Island parish, confirms 50 candidates
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., visited the Diocese’s southernmost parish of Ocean County May 6, conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation and visiting with the friars and staff of St. Francis of Assisi, Brant Beach. More ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Two opportunities to join Filipino tradition of Santacruzan in Diocese

Santacruzan, the traditional Filipino celebration of the Blessed Mother, is spreading through the Diocese of Trenton, as people of Filipino decent and the wider community embrace the Marian devotion with outdoor processions and prayers.

 
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
'Fire of Faith' talks continue in Spring Lake
Pastoral talks by area clergy are continuing through May and June in St. Margaret Church, Spring Lake, as part of an eight-part “Fire of Faith” lecture series. More ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Catholic Daughters celebrates 65 years of service in Middletown

For the past 65 years, the mission of the ever-faithful group of Catholic women meeting in Middletown can be distilled into just two words: unity and charity.

 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Mailbox project honors beloved teacher, is source of hope

The new mailbox that’s been installed by the entrance to Donovan Catholic, Toms River, has nothing to do with the U.S. Postal Service.

 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Ken Jennings named president of Notre Dame High School
The board of governors of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, recently announced that Ken Jennings will assume the role as the school’s president effective July 1. More ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Candlelight vigils illuminate respect for life

Faithful stood up for the sanctity of life April 13 during two candlelight vigils held outside Monmouth County Planned Parenthood offices.

 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Laudato Sí' inspires St. Mary parishioner to spearhead beach cleanup

When Michael Bruno, a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, was looking for a way to bring the Church and community together, he immediately thought of cleaning his beloved beach.

 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Faithful find peace, take heart in Divine Mercy
On the day dedicated to remind the world’s faithful of God’s infinite mercy, and that no mortal soul is beyond the reach of God’s love and forgiveness, faithful from the Diocese joined with their brothers and sisters throughout the world in commemorating the Feast of Divine Mercy April 28. More ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Notre Dame High to host 'First Look' open house for sixth- and seventh-grade students
Every spring for the past seven years, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, has dedicated a Sunday afternoon in which sixth- and seventh-grade students are invited to visit and take a look around.  More ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Coyne to serve as principal of new St. Mary Academy
During an informational meeting held for parents April 8, Msgr. Kenard Tuzeneu, pastor of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, announced that Lizanne Coyne has been named to serve as principal of the new St. Mary Academy. More ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Georgian Court University launches master's degree in higher education and student affairs administration
A newly approved master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration is set to launch in the fall at Georgian Court University, enabling the university to train more professionals who can help students succeed in college. More ...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, will host its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.  More ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Female students hear they are 'future leaders'
Standing before an audience of nearly 1,000 girls in the Princeton auditorium, aerospace engineer Dr. Aprille Ericsson led a booming chant. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
St. Ann School students reap awards at county science fair
Students in St. Ann School, Lawrenceville, took home accolades from the annual Mercer Science and Engineering Fair held March 22 at Rider University.  More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Holocaust survivor, educator, shares hopes for better world at Spring Lake parish
Holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman doesn’t reach for words to describe her teenage years as a Nazi labor and concentration camp prisoner, the loss of her father and sister in Auschwitz or her hopes for the future of humanity. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Medford parish reaches out to family of paratrooper killed during training
When news reports surfaced that a 20-year-old Medford Lakes man had died in a military training exercise in Alaska, faithful from the Burlington County town rallied to offer support to his grief-stricken family. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Sister Angelina Pelliccia says serving in St. Jerome School was a 'blessing'
Filippini Sister Angelina Pelliccia smiles when she refers to St. Jerome School as being “my big corner of this world.” More ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
'Let's Talk Adoption' conference slated for May
New Jersey’s 37th annual “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference will be held May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway. More ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Mary Liz Ivins preparing to retire from Notre Dame High School
When Mary Liz Ivins was given the opportunity to work at “home” 40 years ago, she took it. More ...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Ocean County students rock in Scholastic Olympics

While most students were heading home at the end of the school day, there were 202 seventh grade students who were arriving at Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, April 2 to participate in the 26th annual Scholastic Olympics. 

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Altar dedicated by Bishop in Notre Dame High School
Judy Paul has warm memories of the chapel in Notre Dame High School. As a student who attended the Lawrenceville school in the 1960s, she remembers often visiting the chapel to spend time in prayer. More ...
Monday, April 8, 2019
Parish trip to Lancaster to see 'Jesus'
The religious education department in Epiphany Parish, Brick, is planning a Sept. 21 bus trip to see the musical stage production “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. More ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Tinton Falls parish to offer five-week series: 'A Biblical Walk Through the Mass'
St. Anselm Parish, Tinton Falls, will hold a five-week “Biblical Walk Through The Mass” beginning in May. More ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Holocaust survivor to talk about growing up in concentration camp
St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, will host a presentation by Holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman April 7 at 2 p.m. in the St. Margaret Parish worship site located at 300 Ludlow Ave. More ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Three charities to benefit from Knights' golf tournament
St. Mary of the Lakes Council, Knights of Columbus, Medford, (www.medfordknights.org) will host its 12th annual charity golf tournament June 10 at Medford Village Country Club. More ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Upper Room plans May 15 Golf Outing
The Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, will hold a “Swing into Spring” Golf Outing May 15 at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Lakewood. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a barbecue lunch at noon.  More ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Lincroft Catholic school awarded Green Ribbon designation
A Blue Ribbon elementary school of the Diocese has won a prestigious Green Ribbon designation from the state… and they are tickled pink about it! More ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Day of recollection will focus on end of life care

“The Joy of Suffering” will serve as the theme of the annual Divine Mercy Day of Recollection to be held April 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. John Neumann Church, Mount Laurel.

 
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
New 'Hall of Saints' graces parish's daily chapel
St. Benedict Parish now enjoys the company of 50 new faithful, all of them saints. More ...
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Trenton Catholic Academy names new president

Michael Knowles has been named president of Trenton Catholic Academy following the passing of Sister of St. Joseph Sister Dorothy Payne in February.

Knowles joined the Hamilton school community in 2015 and has served as the marketing director and community relations liaison. He is the Project Lead the Way/ STEM curriculum coordinator and the Upper School FIRST Robotics moderator.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
'Cops and Clergy' unite in Brick to combat drug addiction
Two sets of community leaders – one at ease in the secular arena, the other more at home in the spiritual realm – have joined forces to assist the residents of Brick Township combat drug abuse. More ...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Three charities to benefit from Knights' golf tournament
St. Mary of the Lakes Council, Knights of Columbus, Medford, (www.medfordknights.org) will host its 12th annual charity golf tournament June 10 at Medford Village Country Club. More ...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Mercer County CYO aids special-needs preschooler
Since its founding in 1952 in the Diocese of Trenton, the Mercer County CYO has aimed to provide affordable, quality, educational and recreational services, a mission of love and concern for young people of every culture and faith. More ...
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Celebration of St. Joseph Mass in Italian was prayerful experience for priest, faithful
It’s been a number of years since Father Jason Parzynski had lived in Rome and spoke Italian. More ...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Irish history, culture remembered on Feast of St. Patrick
“As numerous as the stars in the sky” could well apply to the Irish, as to descendants of Abraham. More ...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Presentation on 'Revelation'
St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, will host a presentation on “Revelation – Public and Private” April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel located at 4620 Nottingham Way. More ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Interfaith panel to discuss immigration, sanctity of person
St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, will host an interfaith panel discussion on immigration April 10 at 7:15 p.m. in the church at 61 Georgia Road. More ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
'Spiritual Freedom' to serve as focus of parish mission in Hamilton
Developing a better understanding about spiritual freedom and how true freedom can only come from true acceptance of Christ will be explored during the Easter season by five Mercer County parishes. More ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019



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