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A statement from the Diocese of Trenton on Holy Cross Academy, Delran
For 60 years, Holy Cross High School/Academy in Delran has been both a blessing and an important resource in the Diocese of Trenton, providing a quality Catholic education to families in Burlington County and beyond.

During that time, this diocesan high school has seen significant growth, at one point even requiring the construction of a larger facility.  More recently, however, the school, like many others across the nation, has experienced serious decline in both its enrollment and its ability to sustain itself financially. 
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bishop O'Connell's 2017 Christmas Video Message
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Our Diocese Today
Diocese releases statement on Holy Cross Academy, Delran
The Diocese of Trenton released a statement Dec. 13 regarding the closing of Holy Cross Academy, Delran, as a diocesan high school at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., also granted permission to a committee to implement a plan to re-open the school as a new, independent Catholic high school for the 2018-19 academic year. More ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Recent Galleries, Videos

12/12/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Celebrating Advent 2017 with Bishop O'Connell
12/11/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Mater Dei vs. St. Joseph in NJSIAA Non-Public Group II football championship

12/6/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop's Christmas gathering with retired priests
12/5/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Lighting of Advent candle in Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish

12/04/2017 – PHOTO GALLERY – Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, Dances
 
12/04/2017 – PHOTO GALLERY – Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage Walk
12/04/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of Creche at State House
12/01/2017 – PHOTO GALLERY – Pope Francis in Myanmar, Bangladesh
11/28/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Diaconate Rite of Candidacy, Rite of Lectors
11/21/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- 2017 Cross Country Meet of Champions
11/19/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Ritual for Suspension of Use of Holy Angels Church
11/17/2017 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Knights of Columbus honor Bishop
11/16/2017- PHOTO GALLERY -- Hoops for Hope at Notre Dame High

Diocesan Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage 

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Monday, September 25, 2017
News
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Point Pleasant Beach school participates in global 'Hour of Code'
Students in St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, flexed their computer skills the week of Dec. 4 as the school held its first “Hour of Code” event, designed to take the mystery out of computer coding and show that anyone can learn the basics of mastering the devices that reach into every aspect of our daily lives. More ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Bishop O'Connell reflects on vocations dinner spent with priests, young men of Diocese
In these days leading up to Christmas, it is not unusual to hear the question “What would you like for Christmas?”

I have a pretty big list – four counties worth! – but, if asked, I would be quick to respond, “more seminarians for the Diocese of Trenton!” That wish was evident on Saturday evening, Dec. 9, when 13 local young men braved the season’s first snowstorm and came to my residence in Princeton for dinner and conversation about the priesthood.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Freehold parishioner's T-shirt joke raises more than $900 for Puerto Rico relief
Lying on his stomach with his head held in his hands, feet crossed in the air behind him, Conor Holtz smiles at the camera in a white T-shirt and white-washed jeans. This is the photo emblazed upon the front of shirts being spread around the country after what began as a Christmas gag gift turned into a face for hope and promise. More ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Franciscans involved in making of 'The Sultan and the Saint' documentary
WASHINGTON -- A moment in time that has been captured in art has now been captured on film. More ...

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Dec. 17 - The Lord calls us even in our wilderness
We are not a people who live in the wilderness. The hustle and bustle of Central Jersey keeps us deeply attuned to the rhythm of urban life. More ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Advent week two: Promise, prophecy and return

The world needs modern-day prophets like Isaiah who continue to declare hope during bleak times and can remind people that God has not forgotten them. God's promise lives on.

Advent is a time of preparation through repentance. We must admit our sinfulness. Yet, it is repentance born out of hope.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017
Community Roundup
Lourdes Medical Center given five stars for heart failure treatment
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has awarded Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, a five-star rating for the third straight year. More ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Pope Francis
God's greatness can be found in the little things, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God shows his greatness through his tenderness toward his children like a loving father, Pope Francis said. More ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
View stories related to Pope Francis
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A Message from Bishop O'Connell: Celebration of Christmas is not just for children

Every once in a while, at parties or dinners before Christmas, I’ve asked adults about their holiday plans only to hear some lament, “Oh, Christmas is for children.” 

I must confess that such a comment saddens me a bit. 

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Italian mosaic artist's dream realized with completion of Trinity Dome
WASHINGTON -- Giovanni Travisanutto's mosaic career began when he was an 11-year-old boy standing on a step stool to reach the workbench at the mosaic school in Spilimbergo, Italy. More ...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
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Commentary
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'A combo burger of absolute hilarity and joy'
I blame Jesuit Father Greg Boyle for the fact that people sitting around me on an airplane a few years ago suspected I might be nuts. More ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Playing loose with the truth
It can be quite disheartening to watch the news these days. Our world is full of hatred, bigotry, racism, and over-stimulated greed and ego. More ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

12/16/2017  - Defending the Faith series
12/16/2017  - Confidential sexual violence advocate training
12/16/2017  - Villa Walsh Christmas Bazaar
12/16/2017  - Retreat for Women
12/16/2017  - A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
12/18/2017  - Oremus study program
12/20/2017  - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
12/22/2017  - Christmas concert

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