In the late 1890â€™s, Bishop James A. McFaul, the second Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, recognized the need for a home for the aged and indigent. He sought assistance from Colonel Daniel Morris of Atlantic City, who left a substantial bequest to the diocese in 1898. Morris stipulated that the funds be used towards the construction of St. Michaelâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Home and Morris Hall Home for the Aged. Bishop McFaul also donated personal funds towards the construction of the home and is buried beneath the large Celtic cross facing the main entrance.
The land which was acquired for the home had been a farm, which the Diocese continued to operate. The Sisters of St. Francis operated Morris Hall for many years and the residents worked on the surrounding farm. The farm produced much of the food for use at the home and elsewhere in the Diocese. The Sisters of St. Francis ran the facility until 1981.
The cornerstone to Morris Hall was laid on October 2, 1904 by Bishop McFaul, and the first residents were admitted on August 7, 1905. On August 13, 1905, Bishop McFaul celebrated the first Mass in the new building. Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel was completed in 1910 and served as the parish church for Lawrence Township until 1938. The original stained glass windows from this chapel are now in the new chapel in the main lobby of Morris Hall.
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Specifically addressed in our Code are our responsibility to patients and employees, professional relationships, moral and legal standards, community responsibility, professional conduct, and the implementation and promotion of ethical behavior in business, marketing, and clinical practices.
Morris Hall operates its services and programs without regard to race, color, national origin, in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint in writing to Morris Hall. To file a complaint or for more information on Morris Hall’s obligation under Title VI contact The Director of Recreation or the Administrator of Morris Hall. Transportation services provided by this agency are part funded through the federal funds received through NJ Transit and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI by writing to Morris Hall Morris Hall/ St. Lawrence, 1 Bishop’s Drive, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or filing a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration at: The office of Civil Right, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington DC 20590. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. If information is needed in another language please contact Toni Faraone at 609-896-0006 (2615).
Si se necesita información en otro idioma, por favor póngase en contacto con Toni Faraone al 609-896-0006 (2615).