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Movie producer visit, lunch with Bishop YOY highlights
With the diocesan Year of Youth in full swing, opportunities abound in the coming weeks for young adults ages 18-39 to gather and celebrate their unique place in the universal Church. More ...
Thursday, February 21, 2019

What we teach says much about us
“Some years ago – never mind how long precisely,” I attended a board of education meeting as a journalist, covering a story about the use of R-rated films in class lessons at a local high school. More ...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Diocesan Youth Conference inspires hearts, minds of young Catholics
Empowering! Energizing! Inspiring! Youth across the four counties of the Diocese used these words to describe “Servant,” the 2019 Diocesan Youth Conference – a yearly gathering for teens in grades 8-12 in which they encounter Jesus through a joyful celebration of their faith while connecting with other young Catholics from across the Diocese. More ...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bishop reminds youth that they were born to serve

The 600 or so young people who attended the 2019 Diocesan Youth Conference focused a lot of attention on the theme of “Servant.”

But probably the most powerful message they heard came from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., who offered simple, yet profound insight on how one goes about becoming a servant.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Film company minister to attend screening of 'St. Paul' movie at St. John Vianney High School
Teens and their families will have an opportunity March 1 to view a special screening and discussion of the 2018 feature film “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” as part of the Diocese of Trenton’s Year of Youth initiative. More ...
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Eagle Scout project updates Stations of the Cross in Lincroft parish prayer garden
Members of St. Leo the Great Parish, Lincroft, can now visit refurbished Stations of the Cross in the parish prayer garden, thanks to the careful planning and hard work of a young parishioner. More ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Panama shows solidarity with pilgrims along route to World Youth Day vigil
PANAMA CITY – As thousands of pilgrims streamed through the neighborhood of Las Acacias en route to the World Day Youth vigil, those from Nicaragua and Venezuela received special cheers and applause as they carried the flags of their respective countries. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Like Mary, be 'influencers' for God, Pope urges at World Youth Day vigil
PANAMA CITY – Although Mary would not be considered an "influencer," like many social media personalities, she still became the most influential woman in history by trusting "in the love and promises of God, the only force capable of making all things new," Pope Francis told young people at the World Youth Day prayer vigil Jan. 26. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Mater Dei Prep, St. Mary students on mission to make global impact

“There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected.” ~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Roosevelt may have been speaking to those of The Greatest Generation, but human rights activists believe the call to action is equally important to the young people of today.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019
March for Life leaves impression on youth in Diocese
Students throughout the Diocese of Trenton made their presence known at the 2019 March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. – many witnessing the March in person for the first time. Youth from St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, and St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold, reflected on the day with a mixture of both pride and sorrow. More ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
High school choristers in Diocese invited to audition for national camp, tour
High school students in the Diocese of Trenton are among those across the nation being invited to audition for the National Catholic Youth Choir’s 2019 choir camp and anniversary tour. More ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Youth at Mass for Life thanked for offering sign of hope for the future
WASHINGTON – They came from near and far, and even from Down Under, united in prayer and in standing together for life at the Archdiocese of Washington's annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, held Jan. 18 at the Capital One Arena in Washington. More ...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Diocese's annual DYC to highlight 'Servant' theme and what teens have to offer the world

“Kids are not too young to use their gifts to serve others. God gives each of us, no matter our age, unique gifts that he calls us to use.”

It is with this message in mind that Dan Waddington, director of the diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, hopes to encourage young people to attend this year’s Diocesan Youth Conference.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Local students inspired to love, live God's mission at SEEK2019

The SEEK2019 Conference Jan. 3-7 in Indianapolis, Ind., gathered upward of 17,000 college students from across the nation for a chance to reconnect with God, discover his plan for their lifelong mission and how to live that plan with enthusiasm.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Pope urges young people at Taize meeting to be models of hospitality
VATICAN CITY – As thousands of teens and young adults from throughout Europe gathered in Madrid to pray in the New Year, Pope Francis urged them to open their hearts to God and to one another. More ...
Saturday, December 29, 2018

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