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Bishop: Upon This Rock; God is always with us

Sometimes, the “good news” in the Church is not so good, especially when tarnished by the bad behavior of those entrusted with the Gospel proclamation. Headlines and the stories that accompany them can often startle and disturb, disappoint and discourage us, can even shake our faith.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Our Diocese Today
Bishop's latest message reminds faithful that evil shall not prevail
In his latest message, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., reminds the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton that even in the worst of times, the “gates of hell shall not prevail” against God’s Church (Matthew 16:18). More ...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

7/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY  -- New Bikes for CYO Summer Camp Kids
7/12/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Senior Spirituality Day

7/9/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Sacred Heart Parish celebrates new parish structure

6/27/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Fatima observance in Hamilton

6/26/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Last Mass in St. Peter Church, Riverside
6/24/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Funeral Mass for Belmar drowning victims
6/19/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Corpus Christi Procession in St. Mary, Middletown

6/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop, St. Paul School, Princeton, students record Rosary CD

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Doylestown Pilgrimage set for Aug. 12-13
Faithful of all ages are encouraged to join the hundreds of their brethren Aug. 12-13 poised to embark upon a two-day, roughly 37-mile pilgrimage from St. Hedwig Church, Trenton, to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, Pa. More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Burlington, Ocean Counties say goodbye to retiring principals
At the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, five elementary schools in the Diocese bid farewell to the principals who are entering a new phase in their lives – retirement. More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
The Exception
NEW YORK  -- Historical kitsch applied to World War II espionage doesn't get more gloriously over the top than in "The Exception" (A24). More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Teens tackle tough subject of suicide during youth ministry meeting in Freehold
The teens in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral Parish, Freehold, often spend their youth ministry group meetings socializing and discussing faith and their roles in the Church.

But with the recent popularity of the Jay Asher novel-inspired Netflix drama series, “13 Reasons Why,” which tells the story of a high school sophomore who commits suicide and reveals her reasons in doing so through 13 audio tapes, one of the group’s recent meetings instead focused on a growing, prominent issue: teenage suicide.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 23 - Jesus offers the promise of the kingdom of heaven to his followers
Outside of the parables of Jesus on the kingdom of heaven, we tend not to think (or write) that often about the kingdom. More ...

Sunday, July 16, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Looking anew at the realities of suffering
Profound suffering, like a howling wind sweeping over and around people, is a force to contend with. It shakes people, knocks them off balance and causes them to feel uncertain what to do or which way to turn. More ...

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Community Roundup
Providence House in Ocean County benefit supports domestic violence services
More than 700 people turned out in Georgian Court University, Lakewood, for the 17th annual gift auction fundraiser to benefit Providence House in Ocean County, a program run by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, that provides assistance to victims of domestic abuse and their children. More ...

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Pope Francis
Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God proposes -- not imposes -- his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said. More ...

Monday, July 17, 2017
View stories related to Pope Francis
Click HERE to see photos and stories of Pope Francis. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
The Best of What May Be

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy,” so says George Gershwin’s aria composed for the 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess,” recorded hundreds of times since then.

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Monday, July 10, 2017
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Images of faith preserved at Capitol attest to role of religion in U.S.
WASHINGTON -- Elaborate artwork adorns the monumental buildings in the nation's capital, depicting the beauty and grandeur of the neoclassical era that inspired these buildings. More ...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Author: All -- clergy, religious, laity -- must take Church leadership
WASHINGTON -- The Catholic Church could suffer from millions of people walking away from it unless all of its members, from ordained clergy to laity and everyone in between, take part in leadership to revitalize the Church and its parishes, according to author Chris Lowney, the board chair of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the United States' largest hospital systems -- religious or secular. More ...

Monday, April 3, 2017
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The nature of simplicity
Torrential rains have reversed the over-dry conditions plaguing California. But on one particular mountainside a drought of a different kind persists: Visits from the outside world have dried up at New Camaldoli Benedictine Hermitage in Big Sur, California. More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Who speaks for Charlie Gard?
A seriously ill 11-month-old child in Great Britain has garnered the attention of President Donald Trump and Pope Francis and sparked an international debate.  More ...

Thursday, July 20, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

7/23/2017  - Campanelli Handbell Ensemble
7/24/2017  - Oremus study program
7/26/2017  - Personal Retreat Days
7/26/2017  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
7/27/2017  - Hospitals to host one-day nursing camp
7/27/2017  - Study of St. John of the Cross
7/27/2017  - Three-day music camp


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