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Young adult program on sexuality, faith focuses on being honest with God in all aspects of life
Enza Cerami, founder of the nonprofit Living Stones Inc., speaks about chastity and sexuality during the “Your Body, Your Life” daylong conference Nov. 11 at Georgian Court University, Lakewood.  Katie Cerni photos

Enza Cerami, founder of the nonprofit Living Stones Inc., speaks about chastity and sexuality during the “Your Body, Your Life” daylong conference Nov. 11 at Georgian Court University, Lakewood.  Katie Cerni photos

Describing today’s trends when it comes to the meaning and purpose of sexuality, Gene Zannetti didn’t mince words: “We’re in a battle. We get a message from the media and society that’s very different from our faith and morals.”

Born Catholic, Zannetti grew up as an altar server who attended Mass. “But I wasn’t completely giving my heart to Jesus.”

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bishop’s 2018 Anniversary Blessings
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Bishop’s 2018 Anniversary Blessings

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 11/14/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedra hosts Padre Pio Relics

11/12/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. Rose girls' soccer - NJSIAA Non-Public B championship

11/12/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Veterans Day Service in Whiting

11/9/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. Rose boys’ soccer – NJSIAA Non-Public South Jersey B championship

11/4/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- CYO Opening Day Mass

11/3/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Memorial Mass for Deceased Deacons of the Diocese

11/2/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY – Notre Dame High School Pink Out

11/2/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass for Feast of All Souls in St. Mary Mausoleum, Hamilton

11/1/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates All Saints Day Feast in Notre Dame High

10/30/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Champions for Life Awards Dinner

10/28/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY – RBC vs Toms River North Girls Soccer

10/28/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY – CBA vs Ocean Township Boys Soccer

10/28/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

10/27/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- 2018 Diaconate Convocation

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Monday, April 2, 2018
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
CBA boys snag state soccer title win in nail-biting fashion over Delbarton
As the clock melted down to five minutes remaining in the second overtime of the NJSIAA Non-Public A state championship game, Christian Brothers Academy coach Tom Mulligan turned to his assistants and asked if they wanted to start thinking about candidates for a possible shootout. More ...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Upper Room Spirituality Conference sheds light on the healing power of love
The power of love to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually was the focus of the 23rd annual Spirituality Conference hosted by the Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, Nov. 10. More ...

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Atlantic Wind Ensemble to perform Christmas concert in Spring Lake
An evening of carols and holiday music is coming to St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, with a performance by the Atlantic Wind Ensemble. More ...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is much more animated version on the big-screen
NEW YORK -- Somewhere Theodor Geisel may be spinning in his grave over the latest treatment of one of his most famous character creations, "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" (Universal). If so, he's only revolving gently. More ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Nov. 18 - The Kingdom of God is always at hand
I was in a conversation recently in which the political furor and tone was at a high point. More ...

Monday, November 12, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: Part 1: The search for Christian unity: Roots, progress, possibilities
Our search for Christian unity commenced over a century ago. More ...

Friday, November 9, 2018
Community Roundup
Diabetes Day event in Trenton Nov. 17
In recognition of World Diabetes Day, St. Francis Medical Center’s Diabetes Management program will hold a free diabetes education event Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the medical center located at 600 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. More ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Pope Francis
Pope to scientists: Help protect health of planet and its people
VATICAN CITY – Scientists worldwide must serve humanity and the health of the planet, which means they must also propose viable solutions to problems and persuade government leaders and policymakers to implement them, Pope Francis said. More ...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A Message from Bishop O'Connell on Vocation Awareness Week
The Word of God reminds each of us in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah: “You are my servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. Do not be afraid for I am with you (Isaiah 41: 9-10).” More ...

Friday, November 2, 2018
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Rosary maker grows own beads; 'too few people pray in world,' he says
SAVAGE, Minn. – For most of his life, August Bueltel of Savage rarely held a Rosary. More ...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Monday, November 5, 2018
Child Protection
Our Promise to Protect
The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.

To read more about Child Protection efforts in the Trenton Diocese, click here.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Remember Dorothy Day in November
November is a month of thanksgiving, family and celebration. More ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thanksgiving: Rejoicing in our humanity and working to preserve it
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

11/17/2018  - St. Francis Medical Center Annual Blanket & Coat Drive
11/17/2018  - Mini-day retreat for women
11/17/2018  - CWOZ Retreat Day
11/17/2018  - Christmas Craft Show
11/17/2018  - Anniversary Gala
11/19/2018  - 12 Step Spirituality for Every Day Life
11/20/2018  - Gratefulness Of The Heart
11/20/2018  - Bereavement Support Group
11/20/2018  - Friends of Bill W. -- An Evening For Men
11/20/2018  - Walking With Purpose Catholic Faith Study

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Friday, November 9, 2018
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