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Six new priests to be ordained by Bishop on June 4
“You are a priest forever in the manner of Melchizedek.” That verse, from Psalm 110, will be ringing in the ears of six men who will be ordained priests of the Diocese of Trenton by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, June 4, beginning at 10 a.m. More ...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

2016 Transitional Deacon photo slideshow
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Our Diocese Today
Six men to be ordained priests by Bishop O'Connell on June 4
For six men of the Diocese of Trenton, June 4 will mark the culmination of years — in some cases more than a decade — of formation when they are ordained to the priesthood by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
Recent Galleries, Videos

5/24/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Transitional deacons on pre-ordination retreat with Bishop
5/24/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Fr. Vala installed as pastor of St. Clement Parish

5/24/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- International Night in St. Mary Parish, Barnegat

5/24/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- ND vs. CBA in NJSIAA boys’ tennis Non-Public South A title match: 

5/22/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Transitional Deacons ordained
5/22/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Graduation in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft

5/21/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Baccalaureate Mass in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft
5/20/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- May Crowning in Holy Cross School, Rumson
5/20/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Baccalaureate Mass in Georgian Court University
5/20/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Mercer County CYO Track and Field Meet
5/16/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- SJV softball wins Monmouth County Tournament Title
5/15/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 N.J. Catholic Youth Rally Mass
5/15/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 N.J. Catholic Youth Rally Opening Ceremony
5/14/2016 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2016 Pentecost Rally and Retreat

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Faith and culture celebrated in Flores de Mayo gathering
Though it was a cloudy Saturday afternoon May 21, spirits remained high among the people who gathered in St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, for the Flores de Mayo/Santacruzan, a traditional celebration that’s observed by the Filipino community and focuses on the Blessed Mother Mary and the Holy Cross of Jesus. More ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Coming Together: International Night celebrates cultures of parish, outreach to others

The Holy Spirit was alive and the Feast of Pentecost was commemorated in a special way as more than 200 parishioners and guests from all different cultures gathered for the International Night celebration held May 21 in St. Mary of the Pines parish center, Manahawkin.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Alice Through the Looking Glass
NEW YORK -- The heroine of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (Disney) is not Lewis Carroll's curious 7-year-old girl but rather an intrepid sea captain with an entrepreneurial streak. More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
South Carolina Catholic makes sacred art from simplest of office supplies
ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. -- For years, Matthew Quay picked up paper clips from desks and absent-mindedly straightened them while listening to discussions or presentations at work. More ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE: How to make love grow in a marriage
Many couples on their wedding day hope as mightily as possible that their love always will remain just as it is then. They do not want their love to change. They cannot even imagine loving each other more than they do now. Their love seems so perfect. More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
May 29 - The Eucharist is Christ present among us
The mysterious priest Melchizedek appeared to Abraham and offered a sacrifice of bread and wine as a blessing and a thanksgiving to God for the victory which Abraham won in defending his land. More ...

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Community Roundup
Learning To Write -- the Right Way
The sixth and seventh graders in Pope John Paul II Regional School in Willingboro hosted a visit from Mark Holmes, a writer for AC Comic’s Femforce, to discuss the writing process More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
Pope Francis
Don't turn faith into ideology, charity into philanthropy, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- To follow the path of Christ means to serve the poor and the downtrodden while not turning Christian virtues simply into ideas and humanitarian endeavors, Pope Francis said. More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
Ch-ch-ch changes: It's that time again
The time for priest assignments and transfers has again arrived.  As parishes and other ministries of the Diocese prepare to bid farewell to the priests who are moving to other assignments, and welcoming other, newly-assigned priests, we thought it was timely to re-post a column that Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., had written in the spring of 2012.  More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Remains of Spanish explorer's cross believed discovered at Arkansas dig
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The first Catholic liturgy is believed to have been occurred in Arkansas 475 years ago, but archaeologists are working to authenticate physical proof of that celebration near the St. Francis River, about 40 miles from the Mississippi River. More ...

Saturday, May 28, 2016
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Woodworker builds caskets out of reclaimed lumber from Shenandoah Valley
FRONT ROYAL, Va. -- Above the hum of the table saw, one story was told, then another. More ...

Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Columns | Op/Ed | Bishop O'Connell essays
At Hiroshima, urging peace and an end to materialism
Before President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima later this week, he would do well to read the cover story in the Aug. 20, 1945, issue of Time magazine. More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
Welcoming the stranger with familiar food
Although I've purchased plenty of groceries in a lifetime, last week was the first time I searched for halal meat. More ...

Friday, May 27, 2016
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

6/4/2016   - Precious Blood Parish to celebrate 125th anniversary
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Priest Ordination
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World Apostolate of Fatima USA
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“Walking with Vincent…400 years later!” Eastern Region Meeting
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Family Frogging at Kateri Environmental Center
6/8/2016   - 
The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
6/10/2016  - 
Spiritual Reading Group


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