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Mary Liz Ivins preparing to retire from Notre Dame High School
Mary Liz Ivins
Mary Liz Ivins
When Mary Liz Ivins was given the opportunity to work at “home” 40 years ago, she took it. More ...
Thursday, April 11, 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
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
Divine Mercy Conference scheduled
The 14th Annual Divine Mercy Conference, sponsored by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, will be held April 6, 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m., in Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx. More ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Community Center to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In observance of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, St. Francis Counseling Service will offer the following programs to raise awareness throughout Ocean County. More ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
St. Peter School wins contest with faith-based CSW door design

When the kindergarten class and teachers of St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, designed their door decoration for Catholic Schools Week, they had no idea it would ultimately win a national contest.

 
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
President-principal leadership model announced for new Mother Seton Academy
With the upcoming merger of St. Aloysius School, Jackson, and St. Veronica School, Howell, into Mother Seton Academy, pastors of the two faith communities have announced in a joint letter to families a two-person leadership model for the new institution. More ...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Bishop speaks of St. Joseph's faithfulness at feast day Mass
Very little may be known about St. Joseph, the man who quietly stood by the Blessed Virgin Mary as her husband and served as Jesus’ earthly father, plays an integral role in the salvation of all mankind. More ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Feast of St. Joseph celebrates a man 'known to fulfill promises'

Tuesday, March 19, marks the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal Church and Jesus' earthly father.

Pope Francis describes St. Joseph as "a man who doesn't speak but obeys, a man of tenderness, a man capable of fulfilling his promises so that they become solid, secure."

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Feast of St. Joseph celebrates a man 'known to fulfill promises'

Tuesday, March 19, marks the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal Church and Jesus' earthly father.

Pope Francis describes St. Joseph as "a man who doesn't speak but obeys, a man of tenderness, a man capable of fulfilling his promises so that they become solid, secure."

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Community Center to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In observance of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, St. Francis Counseling Service will offer the following programs to raise awareness throughout Ocean County. More ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Vacation Club to hold registration April 8
St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach Island, will hold registration for its Vacation Club April 8 starting at 4:30 p.m.St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach Island, will hold registration for its Vacation Club April 8 starting at 4:30 p.m. More ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Determination proves fruitful for Hopewell Valley linked parishes during Festa Italiana

“How threatening can it be to come together to eat meatballs, spaghetti, salad and dessert?”

With a smile on his face, that was the question Msgr. Michael J. Walsh asked when he reflected on the number of parishioners who came to the pre-Lenten Festa Italiana held March 2 in the hall of St. James Church, Pennington. more than 600.

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Friday, March 8, 2019
Mardi Gras celebration a success thanks to Cohort 9 collaboration
It may have been a friendly wager between two parishes that led to the idea of a Mardi Gras celebration, but it was pure Cohort cooperation that brought it to a fun-filled fruition the afternoon of March 3. More ...
Friday, March 8, 2019
'How Big Is Your God' workshop planned in Point Pleasant Beach
St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant Beach, will host a workshop entitled “How Big is Your God? Change Your Vision, Change Your Life,” March 20 at both 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the parish’s Kolbe Hall. The presenter is Carol Pisani, pastoral associate for lifelong faith formation in St. Peter Parish. More ...
Friday, March 8, 2019
Faith, friendship mingle at annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Belmar
The missionary spirit of St. Patrick was evident in every aspect of the Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as first responders, schools, parishes and the community at-large came together to ensure that the 46th annual celebration was a success. More ...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
St. Patrick' Day events planned across Diocese
The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 is quickly approaching, and parishes and schools around the Diocese are gearing up to commemorate the feast of Ireland’s beloved saint by joining in festivities taking place throughout the month. Following is a schedule of events that have been announced. More ...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Mount St. Mary professor breaks down the process, necessity of apologetics

 “Apologetics is a strategy, or subset of evangelization – it’s about bringing people to Christ, so that he can give them the gift of faith. Don’t get attached to the argument; if apologetics isn’t work, be willing to try another avenue of evangelization.”

This clarification and more came from Dr. John Mark Miravalle, who spoke to an audience March 1 in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, breaking down the basis of how to know and defend the Catholic faith.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Catholic magazine recognizes Howell, Toms River schools as innovations finalists
Two schools in the Diocese were recently selected by Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine as finalists in its Innovations in Catholic Education Awards. In all, 12 awards were presented across four categories for innovative projects in: promoting Catholic identity, curriculum and instruction, technology integration and total community involvement. More ...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Conference in Freehold focuses on Mass as the 'mysterious power of God's love'
Mysteries are usually thought of as being something that needs to be solved. But the word mystery takes on different meaning when referring to the celebration of Mass, according to internationally known Catholic speaker and author Joe Paprocki. More ...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Seminar on drug abuse to be held in Brick
Visitation Parish, Brick, will hold a seminar on opioid and heroin abuse titled “Not Even One” March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the parish hall at 755 Mantoloking Road. More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Immaculata University hosts annual spirituality day
As part of the Spirituality Under the Dome series, Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa., will hold its 13th annual Spirituality Day April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments followed by the opening prayer and welcome at 9:15 in Alumnae Hall. More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Schools to hold summer STREAM Camp
This summer, students entering grades two through eight once again are invited to explore their inner scientist, artist or engineer during three one-week sessions in the greater Trenton area. More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Women's suffrage explored by DAR essay contest honorees
Students in St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, recently finished in the top three tiers for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade entries in the 2018-19 Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
St. Mary School heads to YouTube with CSW highlights
St. Mary School, Middletown, recently produced a video with highlights of its 2019 Catholic Schools Week. More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Disabilities services workshop slated for Neptune
 The N.J. Regional Family Support Planning Council of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will sponsor a public forum and providers fair for families of disabled adults March 14 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Children’s Center of Monmouth County, 1115 Green Grove Road, Neptune.  More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Respect Life contest winners commended in diocesan Masses

Students selected as first-place winners and runners-up in the diocesan Respect Life contest were recognized during Masses March 3 in each of the Diocese’s four counties.

Following the contest theme “Every Life – Cherished, Chosen, Sent,” students in kindergarten through eighth grade expressed their deep desire to protect human life, resulting in award-worthy, heartfelt projects expressed in essays, posters or memes.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Retreat Day for Laity slated for March 2 in Bayville
St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, will host a retreat day for laity entitled “Deeper Spirituality: Acceptance, Humility and Loving in Troubling Times” March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish’s Rucki Hall at 33 Woodland Road, Bayville. More ...
Thursday, February 21, 2019



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