Coming up in our parishes: The Eucharistic Revival Trilogy, Christmas concerts and caroling

November 17, 2023 at 2:49 p.m.


Parishes in the Diocese have scheduled the following events:

In this year of the National Eucharistic Revival, what better gift is there than the gift of life? St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, is hosting a Eucharistic Revival Trilogy of renowned speakers who will bring their audiences closer to understanding the Lord’s most precious gift: his body and blood in the Eucharist.

The three presentations include:

Father Rich LaVerghetta, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton, will speak Nov. 16 on the topic “Adore, Receive, Become: Living the Eucharist.”

Father Christopher Colavito, diocesan Director of Vocations and Chaplain at The College of NJ, Ewing, will speak Dec. 12 on the topic “Becoming Saints Through the Eucharist.”

Sister of St. Joseph Sandy DeMasi, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy in St. Rose of Lima Parish, Short Hills, will speak Jan. 5, 2024 on the topic “Reviving Sunday: Why Do We Do What We Do?”

Each session is scheduled for 7 – 8:15 p.m. in the church at 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Register on the parish website at churchofsaintann.net, or contact Pastoral Associate Sister of St. Joseph Pat McGinley at 609-882-6491 ext. 115.


The music ministries of St. Dorothea Parish, Eatontown; Precious Blood Parish, Monmouth Beach; St. Anselm Parish, Tinton Falls, and St. James Parish, Red Bank will present a free concert, “Festival of Caroling,” Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in St. Dorothea Church, 240 Broad St., Eatontown. The program includes congregational singing of traditional Christmas carols as well as beautiful selections from the handbell choir and combined adult and youth choirs.

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the food pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For further information, call 732-542-0148, or email [email protected].


The faith community of Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly, will host a Christmas Carol Festival Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in their auditorium at 260 High Street. The event will feature a script and music commemorating the 800th anniversary of St. Francis and his creation of a Nativity experience in Greccio, Italy, thereafter known as “a new Bethlehem.” Admission is free and audience members are welcome to bring refreshments. For more information, contact the parish office at 609-267-0209.

All parishes are welcome to submit their events to 
[email protected].


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Parishes in the Diocese have scheduled the following events:

In this year of the National Eucharistic Revival, what better gift is there than the gift of life? St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, is hosting a Eucharistic Revival Trilogy of renowned speakers who will bring their audiences closer to understanding the Lord’s most precious gift: his body and blood in the Eucharist.

The three presentations include:

Father Rich LaVerghetta, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton, will speak Nov. 16 on the topic “Adore, Receive, Become: Living the Eucharist.”

Father Christopher Colavito, diocesan Director of Vocations and Chaplain at The College of NJ, Ewing, will speak Dec. 12 on the topic “Becoming Saints Through the Eucharist.”

Sister of St. Joseph Sandy DeMasi, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy in St. Rose of Lima Parish, Short Hills, will speak Jan. 5, 2024 on the topic “Reviving Sunday: Why Do We Do What We Do?”

Each session is scheduled for 7 – 8:15 p.m. in the church at 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Register on the parish website at churchofsaintann.net, or contact Pastoral Associate Sister of St. Joseph Pat McGinley at 609-882-6491 ext. 115.


The music ministries of St. Dorothea Parish, Eatontown; Precious Blood Parish, Monmouth Beach; St. Anselm Parish, Tinton Falls, and St. James Parish, Red Bank will present a free concert, “Festival of Caroling,” Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in St. Dorothea Church, 240 Broad St., Eatontown. The program includes congregational singing of traditional Christmas carols as well as beautiful selections from the handbell choir and combined adult and youth choirs.

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the food pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For further information, call 732-542-0148, or email [email protected].


The faith community of Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly, will host a Christmas Carol Festival Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in their auditorium at 260 High Street. The event will feature a script and music commemorating the 800th anniversary of St. Francis and his creation of a Nativity experience in Greccio, Italy, thereafter known as “a new Bethlehem.” Admission is free and audience members are welcome to bring refreshments. For more information, contact the parish office at 609-267-0209.

All parishes are welcome to submit their events to 
[email protected].

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