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Annual K of C dinner shows 'Pride in Priests'
Total Support -- Knight of Columbus State Advocate, James Stoever, left, is shown handing Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., a check in the amount of $10,000. Christina Leslie photos
Total Support -- Knight of Columbus State Advocate, James Stoever, left, is shown handing Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., a check in the amount of $10,000. Christina Leslie photos
Two groups of men instrumental to the life of the Church of the Diocese of Trenton – its priests and members of the Knights of Columbus – expressed their mutual admiration and respect April 20 during the annual Pride in our Priests dinner held in Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights. More ...
Monday, April 24, 2017

Catholic Charities announces Guardian Angel Dinner Dance honorees, kick-off reception
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, April 27, 2017
Inter-Parish collaboration workshops slated for May 10, 11
As part of the Faith in our Future initiative, the diocesan Department of Pastoral Planning is sponsoring a workshop on the best practices for building inter-parish collaboration on May 10 in the Chancery, Lawrenceville, or May 11 in St. Mary Church, Colts Neck. More ...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Appeal set to improve U.S. home missions
Targeting United States’ dioceses challenged by poverty and changing demographics, the annual appeal from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for its Catholic Home Missions will take place nationwide April 29-30. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Gratitude expressed for donations to retired religious, military
Parishioners of the Diocese of Trenton were recently recognized for their generosity by the National Religious Retirement Office and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.  More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Volunteers complete pastoral care training program
Those volunteers who completed the diocesan pastoral care training program in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, April 8, all agreed that their lives will never be the same. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Pastoral Care Retreat to offer ministry tools, beachside renewal
All pastoral caregivers in the Diocese of Trenton are invited to experience a day of prayer, reflection and rejuvenation during the 11th annual Pastoral Care Retreat. More ...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Catholic educators urged to be witnesses for Christ

The need to foster a sense of Catholic identity within the schools and students of the Diocese was the central focus when Catholic school educators came together for two recent in-service days.

 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hundreds of new Catholics welcomed in Trenton Diocese
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Great Vigil of Easter, Catholic parishes throughout the world welcome new members who are brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation. More ...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
'Together as One'-- Blue Mass offers comfort, solidarity to law enforcement, families

For the third time in as many years, the celebration of those in law enforcement known as the Blue Mass unfolded during the Octave of Easter in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

There, on April 18, hundreds of police officers, their families and those in related fields gathered with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., the principal celebrant, in the flower bedecked nave where only two days earlier scores of faithful had observed the triumph of their Savior’s Resurrection.

 
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Blue Mass to focus on prayer, thanksgiving for law enforcement personnel

The rumbling and evocative sounds of the pipe and drum corps … the pomp and circumstance of the color guard in procession … and the community of believers gathered together in prayer. 

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
At Chrism Mass, Bishop reminds priests that they are named,freed, sent

For Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., it was a “beautiful sight” to look out and see the faithful fill St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, for the annual Chrism Mass April 10.

“Wow! If you could see what I see,” said a smiling Bishop O’Connell, addressing the crowd that included some 160 priests concelebrating  the Mass, religious and laity from all corners of the Diocese and even beyond who were there to witness the beauty, symbolism and tradition of the Chrism Mass.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Chancery offices closed for Holy Week
In observance of the Sacred Triduum and Easter celebrations, the diocesan Chancery offices in Lawrenceville will be closed from Holy Thursday, April 13, through Easter Monday, April 17, reopening at 9 a.m. April 18. More ...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Chancery staff shares prayer, camaraderie during Holy Week retreat
Staff from the Chancery gathered for a morning of recollection on the "Seven Last Words of Christ" in St. Ann Church, Lawrenceville. More ...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Diocese's Catholic elementary school educators reaffirmed in their mission during in-service gathering
Almost 800 Catholic school elementary teachers and administrators from the four-county Diocese gathered in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, March 31 for an in-service day, “Catholic Identity and Integrating the Catholic Faith in the Curriculum.” More ...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Educators in Catholic secondary schools urged to embrace their legacy

On April 7, 450 high school teachers from all four counties gathered in at Notre Dame High School,   Lawrenceville, for a diocesan in-service on Catholic identity.

 
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Ministry of Evangelization and Family Life will present evangelization conference
The diocesan Ministry of Evangelization and Family Life will present its annual evangelization conference June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. David the King Parish, Princeton Junction. More ...
Sunday, April 9, 2017



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