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A Message from Bishop O'Connell: Prayers after Mass shooting in Trenton

The epidemic of gun violence has struck once again, this time close to home.  

The people of Trenton awoke this morning to the tragic news that twenty of our brothers and sisters – our families, neighbors and friends – were injured during a mass shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning at the city’s “All Night Art Festival.”  One suspect has been killed, and the motive is under investigation.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Recent Galleries, Videos

6/11/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, 75th Anniversary Mass
6/6/2018 - PHOTO GALLERIES -- 2018 High School Baccalaureate Masses/Commencement Exercises

6/5/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Corpus Christi Procession in Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton
6/4/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Priest Ordination -- Blessing of Chalices, Entrance Procession, Liturgy of the Word

6/4/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Priest Ordination -- Rite of Ordination, Liturgy of the Eucharist, Blessing of Bishop

6/4/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Priest Ordination -- Congratulations and First Blessings
6/3/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. John Vianney Softball - State Title Win
5/23/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Pre-Ordination Priests' Retreat 2018

5/22/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Transitional Diaconate Ordination
5/21/2018 – PHOTO GALLERY – NJ Catholic Youth Rally
5/19/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Santacruzan Festival 2018
5/19/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Catholic Charities Walk of Hope 2018
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Monday, April 2, 2018
News
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
CBA provided nurturing environment for three newly ordained alumni
Moments after the June 2 Mass of Ordination in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, had concluded, Christian Brother Frank Byrne, president of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, and Christian Brother Ralph Montedoro happily reflected on the blessing of having three CBA graduates receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions' asylum decision
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  -- The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States. More ...

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Incredibles 2
NEW YORK -- The first family of superheroes returns in "Incredibles 2" (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film. More ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018
A Father's Day story: stepping in when the biological dad steps out
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child's father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news. More ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
June 24 - John the Baptist points us in the direction of salvation
Not many celebrations in the liturgical calendar are so important that they interrupt the normal cycle of Sundays. However, this Sunday, June 24, is one of them. More ...

Sunday, June 17, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: Increasing Mass attendance
How do we, as Catholics, make our parishes, liturgies, programs and processes more appealing to Catholics and non-Catholics alike? More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
Community Roundup
St. Francis celebrates second year of mentoring program
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, recently hosted a year-end luncheon to celebrate the second year of its Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor program. The celebration included lunch, trivia games and testimonials from the 24 mentors and 18 students. More ...

Sunday, June 17, 2018
St. Jerome students join in rocket science project
St. Jerome School, West Long Branch, started offering an enrichment period for the middle school this year by having students explore topics outside the normal curriculum. More ...

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Pope Francis
Most fundamental human right is hope, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The theory that well-being will automatically flow down to everyone from the riches of the few is "a lie," Pope Francis said. More ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. -- Taking the opportunity to express our love for our dads
Like many veterans of World War II who lived through its conflicts and loss of life, my Dad didn’t talk a lot about what he witnessed.  More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Public-private initiative helps over 9,000 people get free health care
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Over the course of nine days in May, more than 9,000 patients received free medical, dental, ophthalmological and/or veterinary care as part of Operation Empower Health -- Greater Savannah. More ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Friday, June 1, 2018
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Commentary
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Sacramentals as a door to the sacred
It was near the end of a long East Coast visit, a road trip that took us to visit a priest friend at the University of Notre Dame, the sights at Niagara Falls and an Italian cousin who was visiting my husband's extended family. More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
A family moment
"It is a profound spiritual experience to contemplate our loved ones with the eyes of God and to see Christ in them." More ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

6/23/2018  - Jordan's Roses - FlipFlops Faith & Friends
6/24/2018  - Summer Camp
6/24/2018  - St. John the Baptist Mass with Knights of Malta
6/25/2018  - Golf classic
6/25/2018  - Vacation Bible School
6/25/2018  - Golf classic
6/25/2018  - Knights of Malta Mass
6/25/2018  - Carnival
6/26/2018  - Carnival
6/26/2018  - Discussion Series: All About Dementia!
6/27/2018  - Personal Retreat Days
6/27/2018  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
6/28/2018  - Study of St. John of the Cross
6/29/2018  - Yard sale
6/29/2018  - Movie Night

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Friday, June 15, 2018
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