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Bishop holds meetings to discuss teen suicide, addiction
JoAnn Tier (in the forefront), superintendent of Catholic Schools, shares some of her experience and wisdom about teenage suicide in a meeting with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., and representatives from other diocesan ministries on Feb. 22 at the chancery. (Photo courtesy of Bishop O'Connell)
JoAnn Tier (in the forefront), superintendent of Catholic Schools, shares some of her experience and wisdom about teenage suicide in a meeting with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., and representatives from other diocesan ministries on Feb. 22 at the chancery. (Photo courtesy of Bishop O'Connell)
St. Paul’s second letter to the people of Corinth, Integrity in the Ministry, stresses, “For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ. But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).” More ...

Friday, February 23, 2018

Rite of Election 2018
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Recent Galleries, Videos

2/19/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Rite of Election
2/16/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- DYC Mass with the Bishop

2/16/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- DYC Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions

2/16/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- DYC Dancing, service projects, camaraderie

2/16/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- DYC Ice breakers, speakers, music

2/14/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in Cathedral

2/14/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Ash Wednesday Service in St. Anthony of Padua, Hightstown

2/10/2018 - PHOTO GALLERY -- Anniversary Blessing in St. Alphonsus Church, Hopewell

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Strong showing for all ages in CYO basketball championships
It was Championship Sunday at the Trenton CYO Center Feb. 18, and it turned out to be a day for St. Gregory the Great of Hamilton Township and St. Paul School of Princeton to celebrate, Our Lady of Sorrows of Hamilton to celebrate a little more and Trenton Catholic Academy of Hamilton to celebrate a lot. More ...

Friday, February 23, 2018
Catholic University receives $111K from Diocese's faithful
People from throughout the Diocese once again showed their generous spirit and commitment to supporting faith-based higher education through their participation in an annual collection to benefit The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. More ...

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Early Man
NEW YORK -- Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with "Early Man" (Lionsgate). More ...

Friday, February 23, 2018
Mercer County recognizes local teen as Young Woman of Achievement
When Araba Aikins was named as one of two Mercer County Young Women of Achievement for 2018, she was admittedly honored, but not only for her diligent volunteer and service work. She hopes her recognition will symbolize the true potential of her generation. More ...

Friday, February 23, 2018
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE: Lenten focus on sacrifice
Lent and Easter had come and gone, but the Christian call to sacrifice was very much on Pope Francis' mind when he addressed 12,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square last June 28 during his weekly general audience. More ...

Friday, February 23, 2018
Feb. 25 - It is indeed good that we are here

Abraham had a very personal relationship with God.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Community Roundup
With Love From Hightstown to Africa
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, showed love for African orphans during its ninth annual “Project Love for Africa” held Feb. 10-11. More ...

Friday, February 23, 2018
Pope Francis
Parents who give children up for adoption often are fragile, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- When people are unable to love or accept a child with problems or illness, many times it's because they are too weak themselves to be able to bear someone else's vulnerabilities, Pope Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state. More ...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
Bishop O'Connell's homily for Ash Wednesday 2018
We begin again.  The season of Lent begins with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads in the sign of the cross. The ashes are a “mark of our repentance,” the Liturgy tells us, a sign of blessing upon the “sinner who asks for God’s forgiveness.” More ...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: 'Paul' film producer: 'Real important to tell the story of God's mercy'
WASHINGTON -- Every story has a message within. So does every movie -- and every biblically based movie as well. More ...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Olympic spirit lives in Korea
In ancient Greece, warring sides would sign a truce for the duration of the Olympic Games so athletes could safely join the sporting festival. More ...

Thursday, February 22, 2018
'An act of love'
Recently, I was invited by a group working with migrants and asylum-seekers to attend a hearing for a Mexican man who faces deportation. More ...

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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3/5/2018 - Group for adult survivors of sexual abuse & assault
3/7/2018 - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
3/8/2018 - Nobody Told Me presentation

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