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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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