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Young adults flock to Princeton for Theology on Tap with Bishop O'Connell
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., speaks with young adults June 20 during Theology on Tap in Triumph Brewing Company, Princeton. EmmaLee Italia photos

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., speaks with young adults June 20 during Theology on Tap in Triumph Brewing Company, Princeton. EmmaLee Italia photos

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., returned to Theology on Tap in Princeton June 20 for fellowship with young adults of the Diocese, and a discussion that laid bare the realities of the Church by the numbers and what role young adults have to play. More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Monitor earns five awards from Catholic Press Association
The Monitor, newspaper of the Diocese of Trenton, was honored with five awards and an honorable mention during the Catholic Press Association’s annual three-day Catholic Media Conference, including a first-place award for Best Reporting on Vocations and third-place recognition for Newspaper of the Year. More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Missionaries to share experiences with faithful during summer months

Ever hear of the Diocese of Gikongoro? How about the Diocese of Ijebu-Ode or the Diocese of Morogoro?

Perhaps not, but there are plentiful opportunities now and during the summer months for faithful to broaden their knowledge about the people and works of the Church in these places and many other parts of the world.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tee Time
Cloudy skies cleared as 80 golfers gathered June 10 to participate in the annual Bishop Reiss Golf Outing to benefit retired priests of the Diocese of Trenton. More ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Peter's Pence Collection end of June
The Diocese of Trenton will join with sister dioceses around the nation to take up the annual Peter’s Pence Collection at all Masses during the weekend of June 30-July 1. More ...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Bishop O'Connell calls for prayers after 22 injured in Trenton shooting at all-night arts festival

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is asking for prayers in the wake of a mass shooting June 17 during an all-night art fair in Trenton.

“The epidemic of gun violence has struck once again, this time close to home,” Bishop O’Connell said.

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Monday, June 18, 2018
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

“It’s an interesting coincidence that directly behind the Bishop’s chair is a depiction of the bishop ordaining,” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., said June 2, gesturing to the stained-glass window behind him in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

“Between this window, and that window,” he said, pointing to the one above the Diocese’s four newly ordained priests on the opposite side of the Cathedral, “which pictures a priest doing his work and preaching, what do we have? We have these four men –  Father Smith, Father Dolan, Father DeSaye and Father Dayton – and we all say congratulations to you.”

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Saturday, June 2, 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
A note to our subscribers: Changes in The Monitor
We’d like to make you aware of a few changes you can expect to see in The Monitor beginning in the coming months. 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

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