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Priests join young men on vocations trip to New York City
Prayerful Day – Gathered for the July 5 outing in St. Patrick’s Cathedral are, from left: Father Christopher Colavito, chaplain, Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, Delran and parochial vicar of, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, and St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel; Father Roy Ballacillo, parochial vicar of , St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford; Rocco Giegerich and Luke Denn of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish; Father Daniel Swift, assistant vocation director and pastor of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish; Zachary Roe of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish; Bill Clingerman, seminarian; Kyle Holler, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington; Andrei Allanigue, St. Dorothea Parish, Eatontown; Jack Pangaro, St. Dominic Parish, Brick; Marco Niro, St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel. Courtesy photo

Prayerful Day – Gathered for the July 5 outing in St. Patrick’s Cathedral are, from left: Father Christopher Colavito, chaplain, Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, Delran and parochial vicar of, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, and St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel; Father Roy Ballacillo, parochial vicar of , St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford; Rocco Giegerich and Luke Denn of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish; Father Daniel Swift, assistant vocation director and pastor of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish; Zachary Roe of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish; Bill Clingerman, seminarian; Kyle Holler, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Burlington; Andrei Allanigue, St. Dorothea Parish, Eatontown; Jack Pangaro, St. Dominic Parish, Brick; Marco Niro, St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel. Courtesy photo

When it comes to encouraging vocations, Father Daniel Swift, a diocesan assistant director of vocations and pastor of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, regularly finds creative ways to get the point across. More ...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Videos introduce four newest priests to diocesan family

Want an introduction to the four newest priests in our Diocese?

It’ll only take about a minute!

Four new videos, featuring short interviews with the young men ordained in June by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., are premiering this month on a variety of Diocese of Trenton social media platforms.

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Pray for Vocations program expands into schools
Lori Bonfrisco admits that she rarely thought about the importance of supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life through prayer. More ...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Knights project brings children, seminarians together in prayer

Walt Whitman once wrote, “The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”

The 19th century poet and essayist might well enjoy the simplicity and glorious expressions emanating from the pens, pencils and even crayons of youth in the Diocese of Trenton as they engage in the annual Seminarian Letter Project.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Game between priests, TCA students teaches about sportsmanship, vocations

The basketball season may be officially over, but the Iron Palace in Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, was far from quiet as priests from the Diocese took to the hardwood in a friendly but competitive game against TCA’s Iron Mikes.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., was on hand to watch the game – which was also a motivator to teach students about vocations – and support his brother priests.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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