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Law enforcement officials recognized for faith, service at annual Blue Mass
Gathered in Prayer -- Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered for the 19th annual Blue Mass that was celebrated April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., as principal celebrant. The Mass provided an occasion to pray for those who serve in law enforcement. Craig Pittelli photos

Gathered in Prayer -- Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered for the 19th annual Blue Mass that was celebrated April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., as principal celebrant. The Mass provided an occasion to pray for those who serve in law enforcement. Craig Pittelli photos

The rumbling and powerful sounds of the pipe and drum corps, the solemn sense of honor of the color guard and the community of believers gathered together in prayer. 

This was the scene witnessed by those who attended the Diocese’s 19th annual Blue Mass April 17 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. The Mass, which recognized law enforcement personnel throughout the Diocese, was celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clergy Appointments (Continued)
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced the following clergy assignments April 16.  They become effective July 1, 2018. More ...
Monday, April 16, 2018
OUR DIOCESE TODAY: Blue Mass to celebrate law enforcement
With its upcoming Blue Mass, the Diocese of Trenton is inviting the Catholic faithful and all people of good will to support their police by remembering them in prayer, standing with them in worship and thanking them for all that they do to keep our communities safe.  More ...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Diocese to celebrate 30th anniversary of the RCIA
When persons from throughout the Diocese who are involved in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults gather in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, May 12, they will be doing much more than commemorating an anniversary of a parish program. More ...
Friday, April 13, 2018
'Pride in our Priests' shown at annual K of C banquet
Two fraternities of men, twin pillars of faith and service to the Church of Trenton gathered in mutual admiration at the annual Pride in our Priests dinner held April 12 in Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights. More ...
Friday, April 13, 2018
New outreach center in Red Bank parish blessed by Bishop O'Connell
St. Anthony of Padua Parish is known as an anchor of faith and mercy in the greater Red Bank area. And on April 8, worship of God and service to his people converged as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., followed the celebration of Mass with the blessing of a new outreach center. More ...
Monday, April 9, 2018
Clergy Assignments
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following priest assignments for the Diocese of Trenton.  All are effective July 1, 2018, except where otherwise noted. More ...
Monday, April 9, 2018
Seminarians reap benefits, appreciate support from Knights of Columbus
Whether it’s through their prayer, presence or financial assistance, the Knights of Columbus are widely known for supporting an array of causes and organizations. And one particular group the Knights have as their priority to support are seminarians, those men who are preparing for the priesthood.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
RCIA retreat prepares Diocese's elect, candidates for entry into the Church

Just as Jesus had retreated to the mountain to spend 40 days in prayer and fasting, the Lenten season is a time for all the faithful to follow his example by spending time preparing for what is regarded as the holiest time in the liturgical year – the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Faith gives local police officer strength in life-and-death situations

For more than a decade, Patrick Brady was a man families prayed they would never see standing at the front door.

Brady, a lieutenant in the New Jersey State Police, spent more than 10 years in the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and was often tasked with informing families when their loved one had died in an auto accident. He still remembers his first notification, the family of a young man who had skidded off the Garden State Parkway and hit a tree.

“I had never performed a next of kin notification before, “Brady said. “We responded to the victim’s residence, one he shared with his parents, grandmother and sister. Never before have I witnessed such raw and unabridged anguish. The news shattered that family, it broke them, and the memory remains seared in my brain.”

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
St. Benedict School third-grader designs logo for diocesan Day of Service

Kayla Tarniowy, a third-grade student at St. Benedict School, Holmdel, was delighted when she learned her original drawing was chosen as the official logo of the 2018 Day of Service for all elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton.  

“I am so happy because it’s going to be on everything – bags and T-shirts,” said Kayla, who was awarded a certificate March 23 by Judy Nicastro, diocesan director of school services/school data management.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Collection underway in Catholic schools to help hospitalized children and their families

On any given day, in just about every Catholic school, students are involved in the effort to help others. From raising funds for worthy non-profits, to visiting nursing homes and stocking food pantries, there is no limit to the many acts of charity and kindness that are undertaken as part of the Catholic school experience.

But over the next few weeks, the 31 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton will be dedicating themselves to a single service project, and the beneficiaries will be sick children and their families in about a dozen hospitals spanning Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Hispanic Pentecost Celebration slated for May 19
The diocesan Office of Pastoral Life and Mission, Hispanic Ministry Initiatives, will sponsor a Pentecost celebration May 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton. More ...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Regional Encuentro planned for April 28 in Co-Cathedral

The highly anticipated Regional Encuentro, celebrating Hispanic and Latino Catholicity in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will take place April 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tenebrae, a service of shadows and light, opens the door to the Triduum in Spring Lake
As night settled on Spring Lake March 28, hundreds of faithful from around the Diocese exchanged the bustle of the secular world for the sacred stillness of St. Catharine Church. More ...
Thursday, March 29, 2018
OUR DIOCESE TODAY: Symbolic service of light and shadow to be held, live stream available
A highlight of Holy Week, the diocesan Tenebrae Service will be held March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake. More ...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
OUR DIOCESE TODAY: Chrism Mass to be live streamed
St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral in Freehold will be filled to capacity March 26 as the Diocese of Trenton gathers for the Chrism Mass. More ...
Monday, March 26, 2018
Bishop visits Chesterfield monastery, presides over Poor Clare elections
It was a day of great joy when the Poor Clare sisters welcomed Bishop David O'Connell, C.M., and diocesan staff Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, Sister of St. Joseph Rose McDermott, and Father Michael Wallack, to the Chesterfield monastery March 24 More ...
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Bishop focuses on family during Mass for Morris Hall residents

With handshakes and smiles, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., greeted residents of Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, following the Mass he celebrated on the feast of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and the patron of the universal Church and of workers.

Residents, employees and volunteers in Morris Hall came together for prayer, food and fellowship March 19 as the Bishop spoke on St. Joseph.

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Monitoring tech can warn facility managers before equipment breakdown
For many parishes, schools and facilities, faulty heating and cooling equipment can cause significant property loss and monetary setbacks over time or during harsh weather. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Superintendent acknowledges legacy of late Cathedral rector
For 62 years, the Mercer County Federation of Holy Name Societies has hosted a breakfast and scholarship award ceremony, an event that is regarded as an occasion to honor the late Msgr. Richard T. Crean, who died in the March 14, 1956, fire that destroyed St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Mass of Chrism a symbolic Holy Week liturgy
As Holy Week and the days leading up to the great celebration of Easter unfold, an especially graced time for members of the diocesan family that week is having the opportunity to come together for the celebration of the annual Chrism Mass. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Diocese to celebrate 30th anniversary of the RCIA
It’s been 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 who are seeking to become Catholic. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Annual Blue Mass set for April 17
The rumbling and powerful sounds of the pipe and drum corps, the solemn sense of honor of the color guard and the community of believers gathered together in prayer.  More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hopewell police chief relies on God in all situations
Though no one in the Hopewell Township Police Department outranks Chief Lance D. Maloney, the lifelong Catholic knows he nonetheless must be mindful of direction from above. More ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Chancery closed March 21-22
Due to hazardous weather and road conditions statewide, the Chancery offices in Lawrenceville are closed March 21-22. More ...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018



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