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Bishop O'Connell announces episcopal assignments
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following assignments, effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. More ...
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Retreatants told that encounter with Christ is core of caregiving
Just as the Good Samaritan saw the face of Christ as he reached out to help another in need, so, too, do pastoral caregivers model the role of good neighbors as they minister to those who are sick, frail or at the end of their life, and their loved ones. More ...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., ordains four men as transitional deacons
 As scores of their family members, friends and schoolmates looked on joyfully, four young men who embarked years ago on a reverential journey to the priesthood, were ordained to the Order of Deacon May 20 in Trenton’s St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Four new priests to be ordained by Bishop June 3
Four men who have been called by the Lord to follow in his footsteps will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., during a 10 a.m. Mass on June 3 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
St. Benedict Parish helps couple have happy wedding day
With prayerful support, compassion and cooperation, St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel, helped to make both a wedding day and Mother’s Day extra special for a young engaged couple and the bride’s critically ill mother.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Bishop O'Connell to ordain four men to the diaconate
Taking the next step on their journey toward the priesthood, four seminarians from the Diocese will receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders when they are ordained deacons by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., during the 10 a.m. Mass May 20 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Catholic Charities receives $5K grant for domestic violence services
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities in Ocean County has received a $5,000 grant from Investors Bank Foundation to support its fundraising efforts.  More ...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal plans conference

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Diocese of Trenton’s Hispanic Charismatic community is planning a daylong, Spanish-language conference for June 10 in Trenton Catholic Academy, 175 Leonard Ave., Hamilton.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Annual Bishop Reiss Memorial Golf Outing set for June 12
The Diocesan Department of Development will sponsor the sixth annual Bishop John C. Reiss Memorial Golf Outing June 12 at Spring Lake Golf Club, 901 Warren Ave., Spring Lake Heights, to benefit the Harris Family Charitable Trust for the Aged, Infirmed and Disabled Priests of the Diocese of Trenton. More ...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Adaptive leadership stressed during inter-parish collaborations workshop
Using Scripture and the words of some of the Church’s most beloved and well-respected faith leaders to show that an evolving Church is rooted in the Bible, Mark Mogilka opened his talk on inter-parish collaborations with an important theme: “What we have are opportunities for virtuous action.”

“In Cohorts, you have the opportunity to create a synergy to impact a geographical area that you didn’t have as an individual parish,” said Mogilka, director of stewardship and pastoral services for the Diocese of Green Bay.
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Catholic Charities 'Guardian Angels' introduced at reception
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, presented a slate of philanthropic individuals and bade a grateful farewell to another during the May 11 kickoff reception for their 28th annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance in the Princeton Hyatt Regency. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
A year in the making, multi-parish mission with well-known evangelist continues May 10-11

Ask many who attended the first of a four-day, multi-parish retreat May 8 with evangelist Father Larry Richards, and the answers were the same: “I am blessed.”

“It was great. It was awesome. He met people where they are tonight, and you can feel the positivity; it just resonated from the people,” said Rosemary Constable of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown.

Constable was one of more than 1,000 who attended the “God’s Love and Prayer” presentation given by Father Richards in St. Gregory the Great Parish Church, Hamilton Square. The charismatic teacher and public speaker synonymous with his EWTN radio programs was invited to speak May 8-11 as part of a mission retreat that stemmed directly from the Faith in Our Future process.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
World Day of Prayer May 7 to promote vocations

The 2017 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed May 7, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” This year marks the 54th anniversary of the designation.

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website, “the purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, ‘Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest’ (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Catholic Charities Walk of Hope rescheduled
The Diocese of Trenton Catholic Charities’ Walk of Hope has been rescheduled from May 20 to Sept. 30 at Mercer County Park, West Windsor. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Catholic Charities announces Guardian Angel Dinner Dance honorees
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, announced that the 28th annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance will be held Sept. 23 in the Hyatt Regency Princeton. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Educational conference for those working with trauma victims planned May 11
Given that there is an increased understanding by mental health practitioners about recognizing the impact of trauma, particularly childhood trauma, and how critical it is for them to provide effective mental health and social services will be among the topics addressed at an educational conference May 11. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Priests, seminarian discuss priesthood as they lead Diocese's teens on tour of seminary life

As young men in their parishes, the 12 teens who visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary are already followers of Jesus.

How they continue on their faith journey was the lesson at hand as the young men from around the Diocese of Trenton visited the Wynnewood, Pa., seminary April 30.

“If I do become a priest, this would be a good place to start,” Luke Denn, 13, of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, said as he toured the seminary located just outside Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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