Man Up Shore Bus: To make it easier for residents along the Jersey Shore to attend the ManUp conference on Nov. 9, a special ticket that includes round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation was added for $10 above the registration price. Schedule: 6:30 a.m. Pick Up at Ocean View Rest Area (GSP); 7 a.m. pick up at Hamilton Mall (exact location TBD); 8 a.m. drop passengers at Paul VI HS Conference Center; 5 p.m. depart to return passengers to pick-up locations. Seating is limited to 50 passengers, please encourage attendees to register quickly. To register, go to  Then click “Get Tickets,” choose the ticket titled “Jersey Shore – Ticket and Transportation.”

MEETING NOTICE:  There will be an information meeting about the 2020 trip to Northern Italy to see the Passion Play in Sordevolo Italy, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 146 S. Pitney Rd., Galloway. Call Gail to RSVP to ensure a reserved seat, 609-314-1032. Trip is limited to 40 passengers. Deposits will be accepted at the meeting: $400/pp plus $319 insurance (optional).

St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 6075 West Jersey Ave., Egg Harbor Township, will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.  (registration begins at 8 a.m.) Refreshments will be served. The one-half day workshop consists of 3 sessions designed to enhance caregiving skills and explore ways to expand a caring ministry. The 1st session pertains to ministering in times of grief; 2nd session is an introduction to the Stephen Series, a system of lay caring ministry; 3rd session will explore how to give care in a distinctly Christian way. Presenter is Amity Haugk of Stephen Ministries, St. Louis. Cost is $15 per person ($50 total for 4 attendees from the same congregation). For registration and information visit or call Stephen Ministries, 314-428-2600.

1st NAACUS Regional Conference connecting African Catholic Communities in Worship and Service, will be held on Friday Oct 11, from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament-St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 610 Clinton Ave., Newark, NJ 07108.  Keynote speaker will be Msgr. Anselm Nwaorgu.  For additional information contact Juliet Enyinaya Njoku, 856-264-7060.

All Saints Parish, 621 Dock St. in Millville, Peace of Soul Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an interactive workshop presented by Susan Brinkmann, award-winning author and speaker.  Day begins with 8 a.m. Mass, and includes a continental breakfast and a light lunch. Workshop fee: $10 per person. To register, call Sharon, 856-825-0021 or email Sue,

Life in the Spirit Seminar, Thursdays, Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Agnes Church, 701 Little Gloucester Rd., Blackwood. Sessions begin at 7 p.m. and include praise, worship, talks, personal testimonies, and group sharing. Speakers include Fr. Jon Thomas (9/19); Fr. Adam Cichoski (9/26; Fr. Rene Canales (10/3); Fr. Yvans Jazon and Fr. Rene Canales (10/10); Fr. Junior Flores (10/17); and Fr. Joseph Szolack (10/24). For more info contact Tim/Christina at 856-906-7476.

“Finishing Strong: Spirituality of Living and Dying,” St. Thomas More Parish Hall, Cherry Hill, 9:45 a.m., Mondays, Sept. 23 and 30. Reflect on how you can face the reality of your own death with hope and even joy.  Presenter: Sr. Maryanne Nolan, RSM. Call the parish office to Register, 856-424-3212.

What is the Catholic, “Consistent Ethic of Life”? presented by Father Dan Joyce, SJ, St. Joseph’s University, Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., St. Thomas More Parish Hall, Cherry Hill, Oct. 15, “Church Teaching and Individual Moral Decision-Making,” and Oct. 22, “Should the Government Decide My Life and Death Medical Choices for Me?” Call the parish to register, 856-424-3212.

Life in the Spirit Seminar, Thursdays, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in the Our Lady of Grace Chapel, 135 North White Horse Pike, Lindenwold.  A journey for a closer walk with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Evenings begin at 7 p.m. with rosary and prayer; 7:30 praise and worship in song; and a teaching followed by small group sessions for sharing. For information contact Jeanette, 856-207-2967.

Collingswood, CMIC Prayer, Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 2 for 6 weeks, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Email: Cheryl Venafra,

Mays Landing, CMIC Foundations of Faith, Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 9, for 6 weeks, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Email: Kathy Mattson,

Swedesboro, CMIC Old Testament, Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 18, for 6 weeks, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Email: Verna Mullen,

Bereavement Ministry Training Sessions, three Saturdays in October – 12, 19, 26 – at Parish of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, 200 West Tuckahoe Rd., Marmora, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  For registration or more info, call 856-583-2906, or e-mail

St. Rose of Lima Parish, Haddon Heights, New Life Charismatic Prayer Group will host “The Wild Goose,” video series by Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, at St. Vincent Pallotti Chapel, 901 Hopkins Rd., Haddon Twp., Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m., through Oct 28; and Holy Savior Church, 50 Emerald Ave., Haddon Twp., Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., through Oct. 30. All are welcome. For more information contact Sue, 856-745-1550 or See what it’s all about at:

CMIC Old Testament Course, on Tuesdays for 6 weeks beginning Sept. 17, 7- 9:30 p.m. in Cherry Hill.  E-mail Cathy Johnson:

CMIC New Testament Course, on Thursdays for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 26, 7-9:30 p.m. in Gibbsboro.  E-mail Jim Hemschoot:

VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services of the Diocese of Camden is offering the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course this Fall. If you are a Parish Nurse and would like to register for the course, or an RN interested in starting a Parish Nurse Ministry in your parish, go to the website at, for more information or contact Nicole Keefer, RN, Diocesan Director of Parish Nursing, 856-583-6120 or

The Community of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites of St. Teresa of Jesus meets every First Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeton, New Jersey. For more information contact: Frances Woolbert, OCDS, President, 609-625-5139 or John Kudlick, OCDS, Director of Formation, 302-353-6821.

Our Lady of Victory Chapter Lay Dominicans meet for morning prayer on the 4th Sunday of the month 9 a.m. in the Adoration Chapel of St. John Neumann Parish, 680 Town Bank Road, North Cape May. For any questions, call Bernie Pomarico, 609-886-4194.

The Catholic Daughters Court of Our Lady of Mercy, based in Sea Isle City, meets in the parish auditorium on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. For more information about the Catholic Daughters, call Linda, 609-385-3890.

Together in Prayer: A prayer group for the LGBT community, their families, loved ones and allies. The group will meet on the last Sunday of each month at Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Turnersville. All are welcome to join for prayer. For more information call Christine, 207-240-5254..

Ministry of Motherhood: To get the most up to date activities email and ask to join the email list. Women of all ages and stages are invited to join for social, spiritual and service activities and food and fellowship (Call or text Alice, 609-408-2194 with any questions.)

St. Mary, Cherry Hill, G.I.F.T. Ministry Book Discussion Group monthly sessions, Mondays, at 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Books are available for purchase. For info contact Kathleen, 856-424-0955.

St. Mary Church, 2001 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, Prayer Shawl Ministry sessions. Members meet the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, from 1-3 p.m. in the parish hall, room 103. Come, share your talent and have some fun as you knit/crochet a blanket/shawl to enfold and comfort someone in need. For information call Kathleen, 856-424-0955.

Mary, Queen of All Saints, Pennsauken, Half Century Jets, Senior Citizen Club. All seniors are welcome. For more information call Mary Jane, 856-456-0173 or Dot, 856-309-1154.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, third Wednesday of each month, St. Joseph the Worker Parish Center, Haddon Twp., at 1 and 7 p.m. For more information, call Sally Howley, 856-428-0191.

The Polish American Citizen Club (P.A.C.C.) is searching for new members. A meeting place to get together with old friends, share old memories and stories, and enjoy Polish Pride.  To join log onto the P.A.C.C. website: and/or email Just a short application away to make new memories and new friends.

Divine Mercy Secular Franciscan Fraternity monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Absecon. For more information contact Kathy Agosto, OFS, 609-805-7503 or

Women’s Discernment Group, sponsored by the Office of the Delegate for Women Religious, Diocese of Camden, for single Catholic women, 17-35 years of age, who wonder if God is calling them to vowed life in the Church. The group meets the first Monday of the month at Franciscan Sisters’ Mother Mary Joseph Micarelli Center of Hospitality, 1215 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to  or call 856-848-6049.

Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Glassboro: The Prayer Group, Friends of Blessed M. Catherine Troiani (BCT) meetings: Led by Sister Dorothy. For more information, contact Sister Dorothy, 856-228-4331 ext. 106 (day time) or email