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From Pope Francis: A Response to Recent Reports About the Sexual Abuse of Minors
A Message from Bishop O'Connell

As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I wish to share with all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese a letter from His Holiness Pope Francis addressed to the People of God responding to the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by clergy and consecrated persons as well as its cover-up by bishops and others in authority in the Church.
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Feast of the Assumption of Mary in Point Pleasant Beach
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Feast of the Assumption of Mary in Point Pleasant Beach

Recent Galleries, Videos

8/18/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- CYO Soccer

8/17/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Flooded Residents of Greenbriar I in Brick

8/16/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Assumption celebration in Trenton's Cathedral

8/15/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Assumption of Mary - Point Pleasant Beach

8/13/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Walking Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

8/6/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Polish Archbishop visits Lakewood parish

8/2/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mission: Jersey – Community FoodBank of NJ Southern Branch

8/1/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mission: Jersey – Teens volunteer in Brick

7/20/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Picnic for seminarians 2018

7/18/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Senior Spirituality Day 2018 in St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square

7/16/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 
Mission: Jersey Isles Community Garden in Trenton


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Monday, April 2, 2018
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Funeral services scheduled for Father Emmett J. Carroll, OFM. Conv.
Conventual Franciscan Father Emmett J. Carroll, who will be remembered for his longtime ties to the Trenton Diocese as a native of Toms River and the town’s St. Joseph School as well as and his many years of service as a priest in parishes in the Trenton Diocese, died Aug. 20. More ...

Monday, August 20, 2018
Bishop O'Connell celebrates Mass in Belmar after gazebo gathering canceled

The Mass at the Belmar Beach gazebo may have been canceled due to inclement weather Aug. 19, but rain didn't stop Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., from visiting with the Shore community.

Instead, Bishop O’Connell celebrated the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Rose Church, Belmar.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
The movie, Alpha, is tale about a man and his dog
NEW YORK -- The oft-repeated tale of a boy and his dog is as old as time -- or at least the last Ice Age, the intriguing setting for "Alpha" (Columbia). More ...

Friday, August 17, 2018
The Meg
NEW YORK  -- Forty-three summers ago (incredibly), Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" made moviegoers afraid to go in the ocean, for fear of getting bitten (or worse) by a great white shark. More ...

Friday, August 10, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Aug. 26 - In the Eucharist Jesus establishes his Church
The one and the same Jesus who prays at the Last Supper that his disciples and those who follow them “may be one” sees division among his disciples and discord among those who follow. More ...

Sunday, August 19, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: The Sacrament of Matrimony
Christian marriage takes the human dimensions of attraction, emotion, friendship and sacrificial service spoken by the couple in their daily life together and makes them a language that communicates the nuptial love of Christ for the Church. More ...

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Community Roundup
St. Vincent de Paul receives $20K grant from OceanFirst Foundation
The Ocean/Monmouth County District Councils of St. Vincent de Paul have been awarded $20,000 for the Good Neighbor Grant by the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant will provide financial assistance to those in need in the two counties.

“This a very generous grant from the OceanFirst Foundation [and] will assist quite significantly in helping us to help the needy in our communities,” said Charlotte Cicchetti, president of the St. Vincent de Paul conference in St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Pope Francis
Eucharist is a taste of heaven on earth, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ's same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said. More ...

Monday, August 20, 2018
View stories related to Pope Francis
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
Catholic schools want our kids to have it all
“Back to School!” You see the signs everywhere reminding us that it’s that time again. Although they may protest a bit, kids are usually eager to see their friends again after a few months’ absence and get back into their familiar routines.  More ...

Monday, August 20, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Kentucky school example of embracing the different, loving one's neighbor
HENDERSON, Ky.  -- When it comes to sizable Hispanic populations, Henderson isn't Los Angeles or New York City. More ...

Monday, August 20, 2018
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Thursday, August 9, 2018
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A change of heart is possible in any season
Pumpkin spice coffee is making its comeback, to the delight of some and the chagrin of many. More ...

Monday, August 20, 2018
Column: Brick's Greenbriar senior community needs your help

On the morning of Aug. 13, Judith McQuaide found herself huddled in her bed, her three cats drawn close.

“The water was so high, I couldn’t get the door open. It was up to the top of the mattress. I wondered what I was going to do.”

With the help of a neighbor, Judith and her cats were able to flee the fast-rising floodwaters, which  she recalled, was more than waist-deep.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

8/25/2018  - Art Show and Sale
8/28/2018  - Discussion Series: The Sandwich Generation
8/29/2018  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
8/29/2018  - Journey Through Grief
8/30/2018  - Preparing a spiritual will

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Friday, June 15, 2018
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