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Older Catholics reflect on childhood and the family, neighborhood traditions that helped form their faith
Mary Francisco, seen in1928, above, and  near her 100th birthday, right, remembers attending novenas with her mother and helping to iron altar cloths for her parish as a child. Georgiana Francisco photos
Mary Francisco, seen in1928, above, and  near her 100th birthday, right, remembers attending novenas with her mother and helping to iron altar cloths for her parish as a child. Georgiana Francisco photos
Not long before my mom went to live in an assisted living facility, she was sitting at her kitchen table reminiscing about her childhood More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018

Senior parents discuss continuous caring for special-needs children

Barbara Malanak is fond of pointing out that everyone walks a different path in life.

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Hightstown parishioner to travel to Algeria, where bishop brother will be beatified by Church
On Aug. 1, 1996, the day Pierre-Lucien Claverie died, his sister, Anne-Marie Gustavson and her husband, Eric, were moving furniture in their Hightstown home. When a portrait of Pierre fell from a shelf and landed on the floor behind a bookcase, Gustavson scrambled to see if it had broken and was relieved to find it undamaged. More ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Diocese's faithful among Knights, Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre honored
Eight parishioners in the Diocese of Trenton were among the hundreds honored as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre welcomed new members to its ranks during a recent Investiture and Promotion Mass. More ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Young adult program on sexuality, faith focuses on being honest with God in all aspects of life

Describing today’s trends when it comes to the meaning and purpose of sexuality, Gene Zannetti didn’t mince words: “We’re in a battle. We get a message from the media and society that’s very different from our faith and morals.”

Born Catholic, Zannetti grew up as an altar server who attended Mass. “But I wasn’t completely giving my heart to Jesus.”

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
After 5 years on dialysis, Freehold parishioner receives kidney from family friend

“Place your trust in God. If he brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it.”

That phrase, or some variation thereof, has undoubtedly been invoked by many faithful in times of trial and tribulation.

For Susan Zuber, 61, that sentiment – along with her steadfast faith – helped her weather five years of dialysis treatment before finally receiving a kidney transplant in August.

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Friday, November 2, 2018
A showcase of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton
Parish, regional and diocesan Catholic schools across Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties look forward to presenting the benefits of their schools to the families of prospective Pre-K through12 students this fall. More ...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Volunteers keep vigil so the dying won't be alone in their last moments
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Maryel Rodgers sat beside a stranger named Grace. More ...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Down to earth: Vatican brings together world's meteorite curators
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy -- Rocks, mineral debris and even dust from space are kept in special collections, museums and laboratories all over the world, and the Vatican Observatory took the first small step to help curators make a giant leap in coordinating their efforts globally. More ...
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Diocese's schools using social media to build communities

Kevin Callahan describes using social media this way: “It’s like Paul visiting Corinth, without strapping on the sandals.”

Callahan, minister of evangelization and marketing in St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, sees social media as a tool for communication, growth and community building, sharing the story of both parish and school and the Good News of the Gospel in the process.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Caritas Chorale to hold August auditions
Caritas Chamber Chorale, an a cappella ensemble, is holding scheduled auditions this August. All voice parts are welcome; however, tenors are particularly encouraged to come forward. More ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018

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