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Mass of Chrism a symbolic Holy Week liturgy
Beautiful Sight • Some 160 priests from the Diocese stand before Bishop O’Connell to renew their vows and recommit themselves to their priestly life during the 2017 Chrism Mass.  Craig Pittelli photo
Beautiful Sight • Some 160 priests from the Diocese stand before Bishop O’Connell to renew their vows and recommit themselves to their priestly life during the 2017 Chrism Mass.  Craig Pittelli photo
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

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
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
Diocese extends prayers, best wishes to Pope Francis on the fifth anniversary of his pontificate
As the universal Church commemorates the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the papacy March 13, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., wrote the following congratulatory message to the Holy Father on behalf of the Diocese of Trenton:

Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.,
and the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton
offer their prayerful congratulations and best wishes to
His Holiness Pope Francis
on the fifth anniversary of his election to the throne of St. Peter.
Ad multos annos!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Correction: Funeral arrangements for Father Roman Modino
The date announcing the funeral arrangements for Father Roman Modino that was published in the March 8 print issue of The Monitor was incorrect. More ...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Episcopal appointments announced

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following appointments:

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Parish leaders gather for progress report on Faith in Our Future implementation work
Some 30 representatives from parishes throughout the Diocese gathered Feb. 24 in St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, for a meeting of Cohort chairmen and women. The gathering, facilitated by Msgr. Leonard F. Troiano, episcopal vicar for planning, and Terry Ginther, executive director for pastoral life and diocesan chancellor, brought the Cohort chairs and project managers together to discuss the implementation phase of Faith in Our Future, the diocesan initiative to address the challenges facing the Church of Trenton. More ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Chancery closed Wednesday and Thursday
Due to the hazardous weather across the state, and the State of Emergency declared for March 7, the Chancery offices in Lawrenceville will be closed March 7 and March 8.

Any updates will be reported on, and the Diocese’s social media sites.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Diocese sponsoring Adult Faith Formation training sessions
The bulk of Catholic education for most Catholics happens in childhood and the teen years, spanning the years of sacramental preparation. It’s easy to forget, however, that faith formation isn’t meant to end with the schoolroom.

In fact, learning about and growing in faith is something intended to continue throughout our lives – a journey toward closer and closer relationship with God and his Church.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Father Roman Modino, served as parochial vicar within Diocese, dies at age 80
Funeral services were held March 5 in St. Rose of Lima Chapel, Freehold, for Father Roman Modino, a priest of the Diocese, who died Feb. 28 in Morris Hall Meadows, Lawrenceville. He was 80. More ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day festivities open with Investiture Mass

Faithful filled row after row of pews the morning of March 3, settling in for a peaceful Rosary, reflection and remembrance before the sounds of pipes and drums filled Belmar’s St. Rose of Lima Church ahead of Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

“Top of the morning,” Bishop O’Connell said in his opening remarks for the 33rd Investiture Mass, held a day before the annual Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade, proclaiming it “a great day as Bishop to celebrate in advance of St. Patrick’s Day.”

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
Msgr. Richard T. Crean Memorial Mass, breakfast planned for March 18
The Mercer County Federation of Holy Name Societies will hold its 62nd annual Msgr. Richard T. Crean Memorial Mass and Scholarship Awards Breakfast March 18 in St. Raphael Church, 3500 South Broad St., Hamilton. More ...
Friday, March 2, 2018

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