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Bishop Ahr Grant recipients named
Ten parishes, organizations and agencies that serve the people of the Diocese of Trenton were awarded a total of $10,000 in grants from the 2018 Bishop George W. Ahr Endowment Fund. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018

Prayerful Gathering
Two of the Diocese of Trenton’s newly ordained priests Father Christopher Dayton, center, and Father Michael DeSaye, right celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome with Trenton priest Father Kevin Kimtis who is studying at Ecclesiastical Academy. More ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Clergy Appointments
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following clergy appointments: More ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Four men ordained to sacred priesthood by Bishop O'Connell
The Diocese of Trenton welcomed four new priests during an ordination Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., June 2 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

Hundreds of people were in attendance, including family members of newly ordained Father Christopher James Dayton, Father Michael G. DeSaye, Father Nicholas R. Dolan and Father James Richard Smith, as well as scores of priests, deacons, women and men religious and lay faithful representing the home parishes of the newly ordained or where they had served as part of their seminary formation.

Seated in the sanctuary, the four men were presented for ordination to Bishop O’Connell by Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, diocesan director of clergy and consecrated life and director of vocations.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
A note to our subscribers: Changes in The Monitor
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Bishop returning to Theology on Tap June 19 in Princeton
Princeton Area Young Adults, a ministry of St. Paul Parish, Princeton, is once again looking forward to hosting Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for the June 19 session of Theology on Tap, 7 p.m. at Triumph Brewery, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Senior Spirituality Day slated for July 18
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will be principal celebrant of a Mass to be held at the annual “Senior Spirituality and So Much More” Day, slated for July 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. Sponsored by the diocesan Department of Pastoral Care, the event is intended for adults ages 55 and over and features speakers and musical entertainment designed with seniors in mind. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Diocese of Trenton responded generously
Part of the $59 million donated by U.S. Catholics to disaster relief in 2017 was more than $800,000 that parishioners in the Diocese of Trenton gave in support of relief effort following Hurricane Harvey. More ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
During Memorial Day Mass, faithful remember dearly departed, offer prayers for peace in the world
“We gather together to celebrate the memory of those who gave their lives in defense of our country. We pray together the greatest prayer on the face of the earth, the holy sacrifice of the Mass,” Msgr. James H. Dubell said, as he welcomed those who gathered for the annual Mass he celebrated for Memorial Day in St. Mary’s Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hamilton, May 26. More ...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Annual Marian tradition brings Bishop together with Filipino community
For the past seven years, Filipino Catholics from throughout the Diocese and beyond have upheld two beloved native traditions. More ...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time for rest, reflection and camaraderie highlight Bishop's retreat for soon-to-be priests
The weeks leading up to June 2 are a busy, yet prayerful time for the four men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Defend the faith, hundreds hear at Hispanic Pentecost celebration

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.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Christopher Pinto ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop O'Connell

“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.

“I’m so proud,” Anthony Pinto said.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Bishop issues decrees for seven parish mergers
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.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Memorial Day Mass to be celebrated May 26
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
Episcopal appointments announced
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following appointments: More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Pilot adult faith formation training proves to be fruitful learning tool
For Terry Evanko, talking with others about her Catholic faith and the strong, loving relationship she has with God comes naturally. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Diocese hosts day of appreciation, learning for administrative professionals
Administrative professionals in parishes, Catholic schools and religious education program settings have a wide range of roles and responsibilities to fulfill. More ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Christopher Pinto to be ordained as transitional deacon

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.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
'Humanae Vitae,' NFP workshops slated
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
Bishop O'Connell to ordain four men to priesthood June 2
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
Morris Hall plans open house for volunteers
Morris Hall Senior Care Communities, Lawrenceville has a variety of volunteer opportunities. More ...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Milestone RCIA anniversary celebrates journey of faith, looks to future
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
Providence House Domestic Violence Services opens new Westampton location
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
Bishop O'Connell, NJCC chief discuss key legislative topics over breakfast with elected officials
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
CCC funds to support diocesan Communications work
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.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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