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Diocese's 'Cristo Para Todos' garners prestigious Gabriel Award
Well Done -- Ericka Rodriguez, co-host of Cristo Para Todos, accepts the Gabriel Award on behalf of the Trenton Diocese during a ceremony held in Buffalo, N.Y., June 25. Brittany Wilson photo
Well Done -- Ericka Rodriguez, co-host of Cristo Para Todos, accepts the Gabriel Award on behalf of the Trenton Diocese during a ceremony held in Buffalo, N.Y., June 25. Brittany Wilson photo
“Cristo Para Todos,” the Diocese’s monthly Spanish program, was honored with a Gabriel Award by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals.  The award was presented June 25 during the Catholic Media Convention in Buffalo, N.Y. Accepting the award on behalf of the Trenton Diocese was Ericka Rodriguez, a program co-host.

“Cristo Para Todos” was honored for the episode “Ofrenda Diezmo o Limosna (Offering, Tithing or Alms-giving),” which focuses on different ways Catholics are called to give to the Church – specifically through offerings at Mass, tithing and alms-giving. The program explores the questions of what it means to really give, how to open oneself to receive others’ generosity and how to receive by giving with generous hearts. Featuring a spotlight interview with José Sanabria from St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, the episode includes thoughts from the diocesan community, a humorous skit, hosts  Rodríguez and Mateo Greeley and music from Ministerio Getsemaní.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 Priest Ordniation
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Our Diocese Today
Happy 80th Birthday, Bishop Smith!
Friends and close collaborators of Trenton Bishop emeritus John "Mortimer" Smith held a surprise 80th Birthday celebration for him at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Hospital in Lawrenceville, NJ, on Monday, June 22. More ...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Recent Galleries, Videos

6/26/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Holy Hour for Families in St. John Neumann Church, Mount Laurel

6/16/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Notre Dame girls' lacrosse wins Mercer County Tournament

6/16/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Notre Dame baseball in Mercer County Tournament Title Game

6/16/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Notre Dame in NJSIAA softball championship game

6/16/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Biking for Vocations Arrival

6/16/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Biking for Vocations Mass

6/13/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2015 Catholic Charismatic Rally
6/13/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Feast of St. Anthony celebration in Red Bank
6/11/2015 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop facilitates clerkship program for seminarians

Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Funeral services for Cistercian Father Lino Parente

Father Lino Parente, a member of the Cistercian congregation of Casamari, Italy, and prior of Our Lady of Fatima Monastery, Mount Laurel, died June 23. He was 76.

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Four Catholic press awards for diocesan publications
The Monitor and Peces, the Diocese’s two print publications, received four awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during the 2015 Catholic Media Conference held June 24-26 in Buffalo, N.Y. More ...

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Nativity sets from around the world grace Fair Haven parish
A multitude of blessings in the form of nativity sets now grace the community room in Nativity Parish, Fair Haven. More ...

Sunday, June 28, 2015
NEW YORK -- Following in the esteemed paw prints of Rin Tin Tin and Lassie comes "Max" (Warner Bros.), a heroic canine on a mission to vanquish evil while mending a broken family. More ...

Friday, June 26, 2015
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 5 - It's easy to dismiss the familiar prophet since we think we know him too well
Apparently the people of Nazareth were not impressed with Jesus when he was a child or a young man. They saw him as just another boy from the neighborhood; just someone that they knew and knew perhaps all too well. More ...

Sunday, June 28, 2015
FAITH ALIVE: Spiritual guides provide support and an example to emulate

In appreciation for "the givenness of life" helps people thrive in their daily existence. The world around them needs this appreciation too. But what is "the givenness of life"?

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Community Roundup
Summer Fun!
Lots of activities are happening at the Mercer County CYO where summer daycamp is underway. More ...

Friday, June 26, 2015
From the Bishop
A statement from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. -- TRUTH AND FREEDOM

Throughout the centuries the Catholic Church believed what it taught and teaches.  It did and does so because those teachings are true, not because they are easy or pleasing.  Truth is true, not because we believe it; truth is true whether we believe it or not.  

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Pope Francis
Pope tells future Vatican diplomats to set aside judgmental attitudes
VATICAN CITY -- Clerics who work in the Vatican's diplomatic corps are not called to be "senior officials of a state" or "a self-preserving superior caste, welcome in worldly living rooms," Pope Francis said. More ...

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Monday, April 22, 2013
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Friday, June 26, 2015
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Columns | Op/Ed | Bishop O'Connell essays
Timeliness can make the world run better
My nugget of wisdom for today's graduates isn't about bringing world peace or making loads of money. It isn't about "remembering these days because they are the best," and it isn't about "keep your friends close always. More ...

Monday, June 29, 2015
The Hero-Complex
Several years ago, the movie Argo won the Academy award as the best movie of the year.  More ...

Saturday, June 27, 2015
What's Happening
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7/7/2015   - Life in the Spirit Seminar
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Bereavement Support Group
7/8/2015   - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
7/9/2015   - Bible Study
7/10/2015  - Spiritual Reading Group


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