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 June 2 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ... Thursday, May 17, 2018
Before one can actually go about defending the Catholic faith, he or she must be well-versed and wish to continually learn about it as well.
Defending the faith begins with a desire to learn more about and better understand the religion founded by Christ himself, Martin Zavala said in his keynote address to the 700 faithful from around the Diocese who gathered for the annual diocesan Hispanic Pentecost celebration May 19 in Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton.
“I’ve been praying for your son for so long,” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., said warmly as he welcomed Anthony and Rita Pinto May 19 in St. Raphael Church, Hamilton, to the transitional diaconate ordination for their son, Christopher.
“It’s a very emotional day,” Rita Pinto shared, as her husband concurred.
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., gathered with diocesan officers May 15 to formally sign the decrees for the mergers that will create seven new parish communities out of 14. The mergers, which take effect July 1, 2018, are part of a multi-year implementation phase that followed the Diocese’s Faith in Our Future pastoral planning initiative.
Beginning with a special prayer for the occasion, Bishop O’Connell formally signed the documents, turning them over to Terry Ginther, diocesan chancellor and executive director of the Office of Pastoral Life and Mission, who signed and stamped them with the diocesan seal. More ... Thursday, May 17, 2018
A diocesan Memorial Day Mass will be offered in remembrance of all deceased relatives and friends at St. Mary’s Cemetery and Mausoleum May 26 at 10 a.m., 1200 Cedar Lane (enter grounds on South Olden Avenue and exit on Cedar Lane), Trenton. More ... Thursday, May 17, 2018
Christopher Pinto, who once served as a public school band director and music teacher, will now follow a different maestro and adhere to a different score.
Pinto is the son of Anthony and Rita, and brother to older siblings, Michael and Lorraine. His home parish is Hamilton’s St. Raphael-Holy Angels. He attended Pemberton public schools, then graduated from then-Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey), Ewing, in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in music education.
The Diocese will sponsor two events in July to clarify Catholic teaching on married love and the transmission of life. Both are slated during Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national, educational campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that this year runs July 22-28. More ... Thursday, May 17, 2018
In the 30 years since the U.S. Bishops mandated that the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults serve as the formal process of conversion for adults, hundreds of thousands have sought and gained entry into the Catholic Church through its ministrations. More ... Saturday, May 12, 2018
Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton’s Providence House Domestic Violence Services held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony May 11th for its new location on Rancocas Road in Westampton. More ... Friday, May 11, 2018
May 9 was a special day for Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and the Diocese of Trenton, as the Bishop hosted local New Jersey Legislators from Districts 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 30 at a breakfast in his home. Deacon Patrick Brannigan, executive director of the New Jersey Catholic Conference, and Father Michael Wallack, secretary to the Bishop, also participated in the gathering. More ... Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The Diocese of Trenton joins with other dioceses across the country in encouraging support for the annual Catholic Communication Campaign collection slated for the weekend of May 12-13.
The collection, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, allows Catholics an opportunity to support evangelization of the Gospel message through technology and social media by supporting the production and publishing of high-quality Catholic content via the internet, television, radio and print. More ... Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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.
Ministry support, prayer and learning highlighted the annual diocesan Pastoral Care Retreat May 4 as 100 parish visitors to the sick, chaplains, clergy, religious, family caregivers, volunteers and health care professionals gathered in San Alfonso Retreat Center, West End, for a daylong retreat led by Vincentian Father Martin McGeough. More ... Sunday, May 6, 2018
The Diocesan Department of Development will sponsor the seventh annual Bishop John C. Reiss Memorial Golf Outing June 11 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 2, 2018
In anticipation of the Solemnity of Pentecost, the Diocese of Trenton Catholic Charismatic Renewal will hold a “Burning Bush Pentecost Novena” May 11-19 in St. Mary Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown. More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Family Growth Program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton in Monmouth and Ocean Counties has reached a dual milestone of providing outreach to children and families who have experienced physical, sexual, social and emotional abuse. More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, will hold its fifth annual Walk of Hope 5K/walk/run from 7 to 11 a.m. May 19 in Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, west picnic area, rain or shine. More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018
In the Catholic Church, the month of May is known as Mary’s month. Here is a list of diocesan parishes that are honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of Jesus and as their Heavenly Mother with celebrations: More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Thanks to the combined efforts of the 31 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton, children being treated in area hospitals will know a little more comfort and peace.
“It wasn’t an assignment to us – it was something we wanted to do,” said Alex Feuer, eighth-grader in St. Veronica School, Howell, one of thousands of students to take part in the annual diocesan Catholic Schools Day of Service campaign.