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Bishop O'Connell anticipates a day of faith on Nov. 4 diocesan pilgrimage
Hundreds from the Diocese of Trenton attend the 2015 pilgrimage in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. This year’s pilgrimage will be Nov. 4. Ken Falls photo

Hundreds from the Diocese of Trenton attend the 2015 pilgrimage in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. This year’s pilgrimage will be Nov. 4. Ken Falls photo

Like a patriarch looking forward to the next family reunion, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is joyfully anticipating the upcoming diocesan pilgrimage Nov. 4 to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

His enthusiasm was evident when the Bishop recently recorded a video message in which he extends a personal invitation to the faithful of the Diocese, asking them to take part in the daylong celebration. It will be the fourth pilgrimage that Bishop O’Connell has led since first coming to the Diocese in 2010.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Our Diocese Today
Bishop asks for generosity this World Mission Sunday
In his message for World Mission Sunday, Bishop David M. O’Connell asks the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton for “full support, through prayer and sacrifice” during collections Oct. 21 and 22 to benefit our brothers and sisters in faith across the globe. More ...

Friday, October 20, 2017
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10/16/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Red Bank Catholic football vs. Long Branch 
10/16/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- St. John Vianney varsity girls' soccer vs. Shore Regional

10/14/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Public Square Rosary Rally in Burlington
10/13/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Fatima celebation in Spring Lake
10/12/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Mass for Catholic Schools

10/8/2017  - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop's Anniversary Blessing Mass in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson

10/6/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- FORMED Evangelization Conference

10/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Mass in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
10/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- V Encuentro in Long Branch
10/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Soccer CBA v. Marlboro

10/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of Pets in St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Seaside Park

10/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of Pets in Resurrection Parish, Delran
10/1/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Red Mass in St. Michael Church, West End
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Monday, September 25, 2017
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Funeral services scheduled for Father Gerard J. McCarron on Oct. 23
Father Gerard J. McCarron, a priest of the Diocese of Trenton for 47 years, died Oct. 19 at age 78. More ...

Friday, October 20, 2017
Religious freedom topic of discussion in Hamilton Square parish
Regardless of where a person’s political affiliation may lie, Catholics need to be informed of the important issues facing society. More ...

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Toms River Eagle Scout aids Catholics' walk with Mary
With the completion of his Eagle Scout project, Eric Knudsen has enabled faithful in St. Joseph Parish, Toms River, to walk and pray the Rosary one giant step at a time. More ...

Friday, October 20, 2017
Same Kind of Different as Me
NEW YORK -- Viewers committed to scriptural values will be inclined to cut the good-hearted but uneven drama "Same Kind of Different as Me" (Paramount) some slack. More ...

Friday, October 20, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE - Thanksgiving -Making a holiday holy
Thanksgiving Day is a day where a holy spirit pervades. Holiness is found in the elements of giving thanks, discovering unity and reaching out to others. More ...

Friday, October 20, 2017
Oct. 22 - The world continues to challenge the Church to deeper self-awareness
Among the many struggles of being a person-in-the world today is that we walk a line of uncertainty regarding our loyalties and obligations. More ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Community Roundup
Prayers for the Smallest of Lives
The New Jersey Right to Life Ocean County Committee recently observed the annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. More ...

Saturday, October 21, 2017
GCU art exhibit focuses on 'Hidden Wonders'
Explore the color and texture of nature through “Hidden Wonders,” an exhibit of digital photography by Brick artist Annmarie Holler. More ...

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Pope Francis
Pope: If world insists on success, then make life more just, humane
VATICAN CITY -- Do not fall for the allure of money, which can enslave and alienate like a cult, Pope Francis told business school students. More ...

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
Bishop David M. O'Connell on World Mission Sunday
Each October, the celebration of World Mission Sunday leads us to the heart of our Christian faith – leads us to mission, as Pope Francis explains in his message for this year’s celebration on October 22. More ...

Friday, October 20, 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Thursday, October 5, 2017
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That Halloween season Strategic Air Command bombers with bright orange markings started flying low over our schoolyard to land about four miles away at Philadelphia’s airport. It’s a memory confirmed by histories that report it was Oct. 26, 1962, when B-47s were deployed to civilian airports in a DEFCON 2 alert during the Cuban missile crisis.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Life's unfinished symphony
Fall has arrived. A heavy fog hangs over the city like a damp blanket that someone took out of the dryer too soon. More ...

Thursday, October 19, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

10/21/2017    - Blood drive
10/21/2017  - Day of Healing for Separated & Divorced Catholics
10/21/2017  - Defending the Faith series
10/21/2017  - Confidential sexual violence advocate training
10/21/2017  - Church of Epiphany - Annual Gift Auction
10/21/2017  - Retreat for Women
10/21/2017  - A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
10/22/2017  - Anniversary Blessings
10/23/2017  - Oremus study program
10/23/2017  - Senior exercise program
10/23/2017  - Charismatic Healing Mass
10/25/2017  - Personal Retreat Days
10/25/2017  - Retreat for Women
10/25/2017  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
10/26/2017  - Study of St. John of the Cross
10/27/2017  - Evening of recollection
10/27/2017  - American Red Cross blood drive
10/27/2017  - Flea market and craft show

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