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Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., ordains four men as transitional deacons
On Journey to Priesthood -- Bishop O'Connell, center, and Msgr. Thomas J. Mullelly, diocesan episcopal vicar for clergy and consecrated life, far left, pose for a photo with the newly ordained deacons from left, Rev. Mr. James Richard Smith, Rev. Brother Nicholas R. Dolan, Rev. Mr. Michael G. DeSaye, and Rev. Mr. Christopher James Dayton. John Blaine photos
On Journey to Priesthood -- Bishop O'Connell, center, and Msgr. Thomas J. Mullelly, diocesan episcopal vicar for clergy and consecrated life, far left, pose for a photo with the newly ordained deacons from left, Rev. Mr. James Richard Smith, Rev. Brother Nicholas R. Dolan, Rev. Mr. Michael G. DeSaye, and Rev. Mr. Christopher James Dayton. John Blaine photos
 As scores of their family members, friends and schoolmates looked on joyfully, four young men who embarked years ago on a reverential journey to the priesthood, were ordained to the Order of Deacon May 20 in Trenton’s St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral.


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

2017 Transitional Deacon Ordination Mass
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Our Diocese Today
Catholic Communications Campaign collection set for May 27 and 28
The Diocese of Trenton will join dioceses nationwide in encouraging support for the annual Catholic Communication Campaign during Masses May 27 and 28. More ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

5/22/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- NJ Catholic Youth Rally 2017
5/20/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Transitional Diaconate Ordination

5/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in St. Justin the Martyr, Toms River
5/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in Sacred Heart, Riverton
5/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Fatima observance in Long Branch
5/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Fatima observance at Cathedral

5/10/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Red Bank Catholic baseball wins Monmouth County Tournament title

5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Fatima Anniversary observance in Spring Lake

5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in St. Hedwig, Trenton
5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- First Holy Communion in Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton
5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in St. Clement, Matawan

5/8/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mercer County CYO track and field meet

5/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Environmental Awareness Day in Hightstown

5/2/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Interreligious Community Day in West Windsor



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Monday, May 23, 2016
News
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Pope prays for victims of 'barbaric attack' in Manchester
VATICAN CITY -- Decrying the "barbaric attack in Manchester," England, Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected "by this senseless act of violence," an attack on a concert that British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. More ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Catholic educators and advocates make the case with legislators for nonpublic school funds
With the June 30 deadline looming for a vote on the 2018 state budget, Catholic school officials are continuing their  efforts to restore spending cuts, which, if approved, would trim $9 million in transportation, technology and nursing aid to New Jersey’s nonpublic schools. More ...

Monday, May 22, 2017
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Youth from state's five dioceses celebrate faith at Great Adventure

“Many people think faith and fun are not words that go together,” Gabby Cano, 16, said after spending a day at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. “This day goes to show that isn’t necessarily true.”

Cano, a member of the student ministry in St. Paul Parish, Princeton, was one of many teens, youth ministry leaders and families from the state’s five dioceses to attend the 22nd annual New Jersey Catholic Youth Rally held May 21. The annual day of friendship and faith is coordinated through the Dioceses of Trenton, Camden, Metuchen and Paterson as well as the Archdiocese of Newark.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
CBA student stewards the earth to feed the hungry

On spring and summer weekends, Dominic Esposito, a junior in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, can be seen traveling through Monmouth and Ocean Counties in a white pickup truck collecting metal from homes and businesses. 

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
May 28 - As Jesus prays for the disciples, he strengthens and encourages the Church
In the Gospel selection for this Last Sunday of the Easter Season, Jesus prays for his disciples as he prepares to take leave of them and send them out into the world to proclaim all that they have seen and heard. In praying for those who were with him at the Last Supper, he prays also for us – for the Church of every age and place – that we might heed the word he has given us More ...

Sunday, May 21, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: A spirituality of work
"Spirituality of work" is a phrase that sometimes elicits a bemused reaction. After all, putting together words with such divergent meanings might seem nonsensical, unless we take a closer look: More ...

Friday, May 19, 2017
Community Roundup
Msgr. Ladzinski marks dual celebration in Lawrenceville parish
Msgr. Casimir H. Ladzinski, a retired priest of the Diocese, celebrated his 80th birthday and 55th anniversary of priestly ordination with a Mass of Thanksgiving May 21 in St. Ann Church, Lawrenceville, where he serves as a weekend assistant. More ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Pope Francis
Pope: Christians without tenderness, respect are serpents who divide
ROME -- The sin committed most frequently in Christian parishes and groups is bad-mouthing and backstabbing each other, which not only divides the community, it drives away people who come seeking God, Pope Francis said. More ...

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
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Monday, May 22, 2017
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Commentary
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Reading the signs of the times
The recent tragic death of a rock musician has me thinking about St. Benedict. More ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The greatest mission for parents
Earlier this month we watched Pope Francis travel to Fatima for the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions to the three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto. More ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

5/27/2017 - Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
5/27/2017
 - Bereavement support group
5/29/2017
 - Memorial Day Mass and Communion breakfast
5/29/2017
 - Oremus study program
5/31/2017
 - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
6/2/2017
  - Beefsteak dinner
 

 

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