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Hundreds of faithful filled with the fire of the Spirit at NJ Catholic Charismatic Conference
Source and Summit -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., was principal celebrant of the 2017 NJ Catholic Charismatic Conference Mass held Sept. 23 in St. Mary Mother of God Church, Middletown. Mike Ehrmann photos

Source and Summit -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., was principal celebrant of the 2017 NJ Catholic Charismatic Conference Mass held Sept. 23 in St. Mary Mother of God Church, Middletown. Mike Ehrmann photos

St. Mary Parish, New Monmouth, served as the host parish for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New Jersey Cathoic Charismatic Renewal. The two day-event, which began the evening of Sept. 22 and continued the following day, included dynamic speakers, opportunities for prayer and worship and a Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. More ...
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Bishop O'Connell to hold listening session with immigrant community to mark launch of 'Share the Journey'
The Diocese of Trenton will begin its participation in Pope Francis’ “Share the Journey” campaign Sept. 27, when Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., meets with individuals connected with the immigrant community who will tell their stories in a listening session.

Some 20-30 parish and social service staff and volunteers, along with representatives of the immigrant community from across the Diocese will gather in Ocean County to share with the Bishop and diocesan leaders their experiences and insight.
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Friday, September 22, 2017
Biblical scholar Jeff Cavins visiting Diocese to help faithful understand the Word

Like any good book, lose the narrative and the reader goes with it.

That, says Jeff Cavins, internationally acclaimed evangelist, author and biblical scholar, is why knowing how to read the Good Book is one of the most important lessons in a faithful person’s life.

“Most people, when asked, ‘Have you read the Bible,’ answer, ‘I tried,’” said Cavins, who will be visiting the Diocese in November. 

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Diocese celebrates 400th anniversary of SVDP
“Is there a Vincentian in the house?” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., quipped as he welcomed those attending the diocesan celebration of the 400th anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul and the Vincentian Charism. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Embracing Faith -- Annual Catholic Women of Zion rally calls hundreds to prayer, community, evangelization

Illustrating her own relationship to God, whom she referred to interchangeably as “Abba, Daddy and Poppy,” internationally known evangelist Maria Vadia urged the hundreds of women before her to become consumed with the fire of faith.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Registration open for annual Anniversary Blessing Masses
Couples in the Diocese of Trenton marking one, 25, 50 or more years of marriage are invited once again to celebrate during the annual Mass and Anniversary Blessing by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Diocese offering hope, healing retreat for separated, divorced
The diocesan Pastoral Care Department is sponsoring a daylong retreat for and led by divorced or separated Catholics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River. More ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hundreds witness rededication of Co-Cathedral's parish center by Bishop O'Connell
It was standing room only and then some Sept. 17 as hundreds joined Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., at Freehold’s Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, to witness the blessing and rededication of the newly named Msgr. Thomas F. Dentici Hall.

The hall, built 42-years ago by Msgr. Dentici, the founding pastor, will serve, as Bishop O’Connell noted in his proclamation, not only as a hub for parish events but diocesan liturgies and programs.

And the ceremony in the wide expanse of the hall on the feast of the Co-Cathedral’s patron saint, brought to a joyous conclusion a three-month, general renovation project that had spanned the summer and included installation of new floor tiles, walls, upgrades to the electrical systems, kitchen and audio-visual systems.

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Monday, September 18, 2017
At convocation, priests reminded of their call to be of service to others

In the Parable of the Lost Sheep, the shepherd leaves behind his flock of 99 and goes out in search of the one who is lost.

Speaking to some 140 priests at the 2017 Convocation of Priests, Vincentian Father Martin McGeough urged them to consider the parable as a mission – to go out and find the lost sheep in their communities and bring them back into the fold.

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Convocation offers Bishop O'Connell, priests of the Diocese an opportunity to share fellowship
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and some 140 priests have gathered for three days of rest and renewal during the annual Convocation for Priests being held Sept. 12-14 in Galloway.  More ...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Prayer key lesson as Trenton Cursillo movement installs new officers
With smiles, song and worship, dozens of members of the Trenton Cursillo movement, many sporting vests brightly embroidered with religious symbols and phrases, gathered Sept. 8 for Mass and to celebrate the installation of a new secretariat of officers.

In his homily, Father Edward H. Blanchett, pastor of Visitation Parish, Brick, and chaplain to the Trenton Cursillo, drew a parallel between the genealogy of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew and the aims of the Cursillo movement.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Protecting planet everyone's responsibility, faithful say in Titusville parish

Those attending weekend Masses in St. George Church, Titusville, were reminded of the miracle of creation Sept. 2-3, as artwork by parishioners along with a 36-inch globe with an image of the earth taken were displayed in the church.

“This is a time to bring people to focus on God’s gift of creation,” Msgr. Vincent Garland said before the 11 a.m. Mass Sept. 3, speaking of the Season of Creation, which runs from Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, through Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Friday, September 8, 2017
Information sessions scheduled on the diaconate
Catholic men discerning a possible call to serve the Church as a Permanent Deacon are invited to attend one of two information sessions to be held Sept. 27 and Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Diocesan Chancery, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, N.J. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Digital Catholic resources the focus of FORMED conference
Diocesan leaders and ministry coordinators will have a unique opportunity Oct. 6 to learn about FORMED, a Catholic resource for evangelization and faith formation, during the FORMED Diocesan Evangelization Conference. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
V Encuentro to mark fifth Hispanic ecclesial initiative
With an eye toward ministering to the Hispanic population of the Trenton Diocese, the Office of Pastoral Life and Mission and Hispanic Ministry Initiatives is sponsoring a diocesan V Encuentro retreat Sept. 30. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Workshops to help parishes with pastoral care to dying, those facing loss
Registration is now open for 12 diocesan workshops in pastoral care, hosted at the Diocese of Trenton Chancery and Pastoral Center, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Parish to hold 'Red Mass' for Monmouth County jurists
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will serve as principal celebrant of the second annual Monmouth County Red Mass at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in St. Michael Church, West End. More ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017

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