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Knights project brings children, seminarians together in prayer
SIMPLE BUT TRUE • This letter to Rev. Mr. Michael DeSaye, who will be ordained a priest June 2, is among the hundreds written by children as part of the Knights of Columbus’ annual Seminarian Letter Project.  Courtesy photo

SIMPLE BUT TRUE • This letter to Rev. Mr. Michael DeSaye, who will be ordained a priest June 2, is among the hundreds written by children as part of the Knights of Columbus’ annual Seminarian Letter Project.  Courtesy photo

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

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
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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National Vocations Awareness Week set for Nov. 5-11
The U.S. Catholic Church will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 5-11.  This weeklong celebration, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations, is a special time for parishes to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew prayers and support for those who are considering one of these vocations. More ...
Friday, November 3, 2017
When it comes to priesthood, parishioners, family have role to play, too

Good people of the Diocese of Trenton,

As director of Vocations for our Diocese, I would like to invite you to pray that more young people might hear and answer the Lord’s call to priesthood and religious life in our Diocese. 

This week (Nov. 5-11), the Church in our country is celebrating “Vocation Awareness Week,” and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you not only to pray for vocations but also to join in the work of encouraging vocations to priesthood and religious life. 

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Thursday, November 2, 2017



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