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Sharing Christmas Spirit in Washington
Two priests ordained from the Diocese of Trenton who are currently living in the residence for priests on the campus of The Catholic University of America, Washington, enjoy fellowship during a Christmas party in early December. More ...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Making Advent wreaths is special time for Rumson parish
Each year, the first Sunday of Advent is marked by a special event in Holy Cross Parish, Rumson. More ...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Medford Knights reach out during holiday season
Medford Council, Knights of Columbus, recently conducted its annual Hunger Harvest to help the St. Vincent de Paul Conference in St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford. More ...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Community Outreach
Volunteers from the Diocese of Trenton and other local groups line up to serve breakfast and lunch to guests of the Nov. 24 Loaves and Fishes meal at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ...
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Blue Ribbon proud in Red Bank
St. James School, Red Bank, celebrated its 2018 National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award Nov. 16 with a Mass and procession that included students, parents, families, former and current faculty and principals, donors, and members of the PTA, Royal Fathers Club and athletic association. More ...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
OceanFirst Foundation establishes Joe Burke Endowed Scholarship at CBA
OceanFirst Foundation has established the Joe Burke Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Christian Brothers Academy. Burke was a 1965 graduate of the private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft. More ...
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Morris Hall-St. Lawrence nets $80K from Philly Pops concert
With more than 1,200 patrons attending Oct. 6, the annual Philly Pops concert at the Patriots Theater, Trenton War Memorial, for the benefit of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, raised almost $80,000 – a sum that will greatly assist charity care provided for the institutions’ patients and residents. More ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Holy Cross School excels at CBA Model UN Conference
The Holy Cross School Model United Nations team was named Best Small Delegation at the middle school invitational Model UN Conference held Nov. 2 at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. More ...
Saturday, November 17, 2018
State music competition finalists hail from Mater Dei Prep
Two students of Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, were named Nov. 2 as finalists for the Algonquin Arts Theater Rising Stars – a classical music competition that culminates in the group of finalists giving a concert Nov. 14 in the Algonquin Arts Theater, Manasquan. More ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Diabetes Day event in Trenton Nov. 17
In recognition of World Diabetes Day, St. Francis Medical Center’s Diabetes Management program will hold a free diabetes education event Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the medical center located at 600 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. More ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
St. Francis Medical Center names winner of DAISY Nursing Award
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, recently named Kathleen Rowley, team coordinator, as its first DAISY Nursing Award winner.  More ...
Friday, November 2, 2018
CYO re-accredited,. Receives grant for after school programs
Mercer County Catholic Youth Organizations recently fielded two significant wins for its work with young children – re-accreditation by National Association for the Education of Young Children, and a grant for an after school program. More ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Worthy Cause
Some 400 people attended the 24th annual Taste of Burlington County, raising $60,000 to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s Providence House Domestic Violence Services.  More ...
Friday, October 19, 2018
St. Francis Medical Center hosts Flu Fest
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, recently hosted “Families Fighting Flu Fest,” a collaborative community health fair where children and adults could receive a free influenza vaccine. More than 200 people received their flu vaccine at the event. More ...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
St. Rose students perform verbal surgery
A very special series of operations took place Sept. 27 at St. Rose School … by an enthusiastic group of first-grader surgeons. More ...
Sunday, October 7, 2018
St. Raphael School learns change can be tasty
An innovative lesson at St. Raphael School, Hamilton, on the concepts of physical change and chemical change was born from a single misheard word. More ...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hamilton parish to hold annual Pizza Tasting Showdown
Ready to “mangia” for a good cause?

The alumni committee of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, will sponsor its 5th annual Pizza Tasting Showdown Oct. 17.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Watchman implant helps to reduce risk of blood clots, stroke
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, is the first hospital in Mercer County to offer patients with atrial fibrillation (afib) the Watchman implant. More ...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Wayside youngsters get lesson on homelessness

It may not have been the most comfortable night’s sleep, but then again, that was the point.

In an effort to learn more about homelessness, 35 youngsters in grades six through nine created their own cardboard box shelters and spent the night Aug. 24 outside St. Anselm Church, Wayside. 

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Life St. Francis' PACE members enjoy 'Hawaiian Day'
The room was festooned with palm trees, balloons, and travel posters at Life St. Francis Medical Center, Bordentown, where members of its PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) were treated to a “Hawaiian Day,” complete with music, hula dancing, fruit kabobs and brightly colored flowers and leis. More ...
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Knights Helping Others
During a monthly meeting, members of the St. Mary of the Lakes Council, Knights of Columbus, presented checks that totaled $42,000 to Medford’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County, and 1st Way of Burlington County. More ...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
St. Vincent de Paul receives $20K grant from OceanFirst Foundation
The Ocean/Monmouth County District Councils of St. Vincent de Paul have been awarded $20,000 for the Good Neighbor Grant by the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant will provide financial assistance to those in need in the two counties.

“This a very generous grant from the OceanFirst Foundation [and] will assist quite significantly in helping us to help the needy in our communities,” said Charlotte Cicchetti, president of the St. Vincent de Paul conference in St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
CYO camp participants shine at annual Talent Show
The excitement was palpable on the beautiful morning of July 12 at the Mercer County CYO day camp in Yardville where the highly anticipated annual CYO Talent Show had campers, family members and loved ones abuzz for the annual two-tiered dance competition. More ...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Radiologic Technology Graduates
St. Francis Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology recently held commencement for its 2018 graduates. Father Carmen Carlone celebrated a graduation Mass in the medical center’s chapel. More ...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Local woman teams with nonprofit to aid female military personnel

A parishioner in St. Barnabas, Bayville, is partnering with a nonprofit to help female military personnel feel a bit more safe from an archenemy: the blazing sun.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Happy 83rd Bishop Smith!
A picnic lunch complete with good friends and festive decorations highlighted a special birthday celebration for Bishop Emeritus John M. Smith who turned 83 on June 23. More ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018



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