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Holy Door parishes hope mercy effect lingers beyond jubilee year
Father Christopher Picollo, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington, and Father Cesar Anson, parochial vicar, stand outside the designated Holy Door at St. Paul Church, one of the parish’s two worship sites. Photo courtesy of Father Picollo

Father Christopher Picollo, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington, and Father Cesar Anson, parochial vicar, stand outside the designated Holy Door at St. Paul Church, one of the parish’s two worship sites. Photo courtesy of Father Picollo

For faithful in the Diocese of Trenton, the pilgrim road in the Year of Mercy led to 13 parish churches.

There, they could prayerfully pass through Holy Doors – gateways to God’s mercy for all who crossed their threshold – in search of pardon, grace and spiritual renewal
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Looking back, Year of Mercy one of growth, hope for Diocese's faithful
In the beginning of a new calendar year, many tend to reminiscence on the days that have gone before.

Similarly, Catholics from around the Diocese of Trenton shared reflections of prayer and hope – and actions of faith and mercy – as the Jubilee Year of Mercy came to a close Nov. 20.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession
VATICAN CITY  -- Acknowledging and sharing God's mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives undertaken during the special Year of Mercy must continue, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year
VATICAN CITY  -- Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must "follow his way of tangible love," Pope Francis said. More ...
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Closing out the Holy Year of Mercy with abiding hope for the future

As the Extraordinary Jubilee of the Year of Mercy drew to a close Nov. 20, hundreds joined with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Freehold in a sweeping Diocesan farewell to the months of special devotion Pope Francis described as the “very foundation of the Church’s life.”

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Sunday, November 20, 2016
On 'Mercy Friday,' pope visits women rescued from prostitution
VATICAN CITY -- Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to a community helping 20 young women get their lives back together after being rescued from prostitution. More ...
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Forgive us for looking the other way, pope tells homeless people
VATICAN CITY  -- Looking directly at thousands of homeless and marginalized persons, Pope Francis asked for their forgiveness for failures to recognize their dignity and alleviate their suffering. More ...
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Jubilee for prisoners, canonizations among pope's upcoming events
VATICAN CITY -- The last three months of the Year of Mercy include jubilee celebrations for the imprisoned and for homeless people. More ...
Friday, November 18, 2016
Holy Doors close in Trenton and around the world as prelude to end of Jubilee Year of Mercy

As the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy comes to a close, the Holy Doors in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, also closed along with those in hundreds of churches and basilicas around the world. A Mass to mark the closing of the Holy Door in the Cathedral was celebrated Nov. 13.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., to mark closing of Year of Mercy with Mass in Freehold church

Along with dioceses from throughout the world, the Diocese of Trenton will observe the closing of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Nov. 20.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
When I Was In Prison, You Visited Me -- Bishop O'Connell celebrates Mass for prison inmates in Fort Dix
As part of his observance of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, our Holy Father Pope Francis hosted over 1,000 prisoners from 12 different countries the world over at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 6. More ...
Monday, November 7, 2016
Annual convocation calls on deacons to reach out with love and Mercy
The theme of the 2016 Convocation of Deacons Oct. 28 and 29 was “The Joy of Love,” and throughout the two-day event, the call to extend this pastoral mercy to families, the vulnerable and those in need of charity, struck meaningful chords. More ...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
'Moved by Mercy' poster, essay and video contest underway -- Respect Life Ministry contest entries now being accepted
The Diocese of Trenton’s Respect Life Ministry is now welcoming entries for their 2016-2017 poster, essay, and video contest. More ...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Hearing and Keeping the Word: At convocation, diocesan religious hear call to continue focus on mercy

The Year of Mercy may be drawing to a close, but religious priests and sisters who gathered Oct. 8 for this year’s Diocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life agree there will be no stopping the need for its healing quality.

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Pilgrims reflect on the experience of Rome during the Year of Mercy

With an itinerary that included a Papal Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica and visits to the tombs of saints and other holy sites of Italy, nearly 40 pilgrims of the Diocese of Trenton witnessed the Year of Mercy unfolding in the heart of Rome.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Holy Hour stresses importance of patience, mercy
During the Holy Year of Mercy, Catholics have been rediscovering what it means to be “Merciful like the Father.” During a Holy Hour held in Burlington, attendees learned that means a hefty dose of becoming patient like the father as well. More ...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Year of Mercy brought to life for Rumson religious education students
For religious education students in Holy Cross Parish, Rumson, the significance of the Year of Mercy has been brought to life in unique and interesting ways. More ...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Local parishes celebrate opening of Year of Mercy

Thirteen parishes across the Diocese were selected to host Holy Doors for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, and many more celebrated the start of the year with prayers, plans and posters.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Simple steps to make the most of the Year of Mercy
The staff of The Monitor has compiled practical tips and suggestions for increasing your appreciation for God’s mercy and living out mercy in your everyday life. Share how you’ll be enhancing your spiritual life during this Extraordinary Jubilee on Facebook – search Trenton Monitor. More ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Parishes to host Holy Hours for Families around Diocese in Jubilee Year
To invite the healing graces of God upon families during this Year of Mercy, the office of Pastoral Life and Mission will sponsor Holy Hours for Families in 16 parishes throughout the coming year. More ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jubilee spree: Year of Mercy beefs up pope's already busy year
VATICAN CITY  -- When Pope Francis established the Year of Mercy, a full slate of Jubilee events were slotted into his already packed calendar for 2016. More ...
Thursday, December 17, 2015

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