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Knights' Seminarian Letter Project offers support
Encouraging Words • Thousands of letters like this one, written by a religious education student in St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, are mailed to seminarians as part of the Knights of Columbus Seminarian Letter Project. Courtesy photo
Encouraging Words • Thousands of letters like this one, written by a religious education student in St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, are mailed to seminarians as part of the Knights of Columbus Seminarian Letter Project. Courtesy photo
Though many of today’s youth keep in touch with others instantaneously and electronically with smartphones, computers and tablets, others are reaching out with words of encouragement and prayerful support in the old-fashioned style: messages written on paper and drawn with crayons. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Holy Week and Easter in The Trenton Diocese 2017
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Our Diocese Today
'Cristo Para Todos' wins Gabriel Award for third year in a row
For the third time in as many years, “Cristo Para Todos – Christ for All,” the Diocese of Trenton’s Spanish-language television show, is among the programs set to be honored during the 52nd annual Gabriel Awards June 22 at the Catholic Media Conference in Québec , Canada. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

4/23/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop honored at Trenton Catholic Academy Gala
4/18/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Mass for Law Enforcement

4/16/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass at sunrise on Long Beach Island
4/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Easter Vigil in Cathedral
4/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Easter Vigil in Corpus Christi, Willingboro
4/15/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of Easter food in Mercerville

4/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Good Friday in Allentown

4/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Good Friday in Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach

4/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- El Centro hosts 17th annual Way of the Cross

4/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass of the Lord's Supper in Incarnation-St. James Parish

4/14/2017- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Mass of the Lord's Supper in St. Justin the Martyr, Toms River

4/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Tenebrae Service in Spring Lake

4/12/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Living Last Supper in Nativity, Fair Haven

4/10/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop's meeting with seminarians

4/10/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Chrism Mass

4/9/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Palm Sunday in St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Climate march gives Catholics the chance to make voices heard
Hundreds of thousands are expected to travel to the nation’s capital April 29 to participate in the Peoples Climate Movement for Climate, Jobs and Justice – a grass-roots effort aiming to bring individuals and groups together to support environmental safeguards and economic equality.

“In the spirit of Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si,’ this is an opportunity for hope and unification across diverse interests and groups,” Joanne M. Carroll, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Science at St. John’s University in New York,  wrote in a letter distributed to Catholic organizations and dioceses in the past month.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Inter-Parish collaboration workshops slated for May 10, 11
As part of the Faith in our Future initiative, the diocesan Department of Pastoral Planning is sponsoring a workshop on the best practices for building inter-parish collaboration on May 10 in the Chancery, Lawrenceville, or May 11 in St. Mary Church, Colts Neck. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Young woman's faith strengthened through Rome trip
Twenty-year-old Sara Kraeutler admits that leaving her Ocean Township home to attend college in Virginia wasn’t easy. In fact, she needed some help from the Lord. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
NEW YORK -- Endearing and well-acted, director Marc Webb's drama "Gifted" (Fox Searchlight) might have been a family-friendly movie. More ...

Friday, April 21, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
April 30 - Every day we walk the Road to Emmaus
We are called, as disciples of Jesus, to be ever mindful of being in God’s holy presence.  More ...

Sunday, April 23, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: A brief history of Our Lady of Fatima
This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the events at the Cova da Iria area of Fatima, Portugal, witnessed by three shepherd children who reported that they saw visions of Mary beginning on May 13, 1917, and then again on the 13th day of five subsequent months. More ...

Friday, April 21, 2017
Community Roundup
St. Raphael students re-enact Triduum during retreat
This Lenten season, the community of St. Raphael School, Hamilton, took steps to prepare its minds and hearts to both celebrate the Paschal Mystery, and reach out to help others in need. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Pope Francis
Humility needed to avoid preaching watered-down Gospel, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The only way to give an authentic witness of Christ's death and resurrection is by sharing the Gospel with humility, Pope Francis said. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A Holy Week message from Bishop O'Connell: 'We remember His words'
It often takes a moment or two for things to sink in. When we find ourselves in situations we did not expect, our minds rarely grasp what has happened right away. More ...

Friday, April 7, 2017
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Portuguese businessman sends free Fatima statues throughout world
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Every time Jose Camara thinks his ministry is completed, somebody else needs a statue of Our Lady of Fatima to spread the devotion. More ...

Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Peoples March for Climate a chance to stand up for truth
Humanity faces a crisis today to restore and sustain a healthy natural environment. The crisis is evidenced in increasing global temperatures, alterations in water distribution, increase in severe weather, loss of arable land, extinction of species. More ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A big win for the little guy

Art Cullen has his gripes about Catholicism, but he cannot deny its influence on the work that last month won him a Pulitzer Prize.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

4/29/2017  - Tenor Anthony Kearns to perform
4/29/2017  - 
50's Dance for 50 Years
4/29/2017  - 
Beatles Tribute Band
4/29/2017  - 
West Windsor Community Day
4/29/2017  - 
Bereavement support group
4/30/2017  - 
Mother's Day Tea
4/30/2017  - 
Whom Shall I Send?
4/30/2017  - 
Afternoon at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
4/30/2017  - 
Musical Drama
5/1/2017  - 
Oremus study program
5/2/2017  - 
Basic Boating Safety Course
5/3/2017  - 
The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
5/5/2017  - 
11th Annual Pastoral Care Retreat

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