Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., takes to the dance floor with Deanna Sass, director of the diocesan department of Pastoral Care, far left, and older adults during the annual Senior Spirituality Day held July 18 in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. Joe Moore photo
Memories of the past and hopes for the future came together July 18 as 450 older adults gathered for the annual Senior Spirituality Day that focused on “Passing the Faith to the Next Generation.”
“The younger generation needs to be reminded of God’s unconditional love,” said Msgr. Sam Sirianni, rector of St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold.
There is no dichotomy between new, natural fertility practices and an encyclical from 50 years ago, maintains Peg Hensler, associate director for the diocesan Department of Marriage Ministry and NFP. More ... Thursday, July 19, 2018
When it comes to encouraging vocations, Father Daniel Swift, a diocesan assistant director of vocations and pastor of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, regularly finds creative ways to get the point across. More ... Tuesday, July 10, 2018
In parishes across the Diocese of Trenton, St. Vincent de Paul societies have long served those most in need throughout Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties – and in recent months, as need and generosity have grown, conferences have been organized in additional communities. More ... Tuesday, July 3, 2018
“For a thousand years, our order, the Order of Malta has lived and labored and loved the destiny of John the Baptist in its ministry of pointing to the Lamb of God,” said Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., to the dozens of Knights and Dames of Malta seated before him June 24 in St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake. More ... Monday, June 25, 2018
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., traveled to St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, June 18 during which he had an opportunity to officially meet the hospital’s new president, Daniel C. Moen, and offer his support for Moen and the continued Catholic mission of the Trenton-based hospital. More ... Saturday, June 23, 2018
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and other diocesan leaders recently shared words of wisdom, inspiration and practical guidance with five priests who have been named first-time pastors in the Diocese of Trenton. More ... Friday, June 22, 2018
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, 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
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.
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
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
“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.”
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