Abuse lawsuit filed against Diocese; clergy appointment announced

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Diocese of Trenton alleging the sexual abuse of a minor in 1989-90 by Rev. Joseph Farrell, currently pastor of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, New Egypt. The abuse was alleged to have taken place during Father Farrell’s ministry in Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish in Atlantic[…]




Chrism Mass livestream • In the April issue of the Monitor Magazine

MASS OF CHRISM • MARCH 29: Bishop O’Connell and priests of the Diocese will gather for the annual Chrism Mass at 7:30 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. The Chrism Mass reflects the communion of the priests with their bishop. During this Mass, all of the priests of the Diocese who are gathered publicly renew their[…]

Trenton Catholic announcement • Bishop Ahr Endowment Fund

Since the establishment of Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton more than 15 years ago, the Diocese of Trenton has provided substantial support to make this Catholic educational experience available to students who live in and around the wider Trenton area.  However, the growing cost of providing this experience has consistently outpaced tuition and other revenue,[…]


Christ the Redeemer Parish to close in May

Christ the Redeemer Parish in Mount Holly, which has experienced declining attendance and growing financial struggles over the last decade, will close its church and undergo canonical suppression, it was announced March 20 and 21.  The announcement came in a letter from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., to Father Daniel Peirano, Christ the Redeemer pastor.  In[…]

Toward Holy Week 2021: Some Things to Think and Pray About

Reflections for the sacred days Holy Week by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. As the Holy Season of Lent draws to a close and Holy Week begins, it is time for all Catholics to prepare deeply for the Church’s annual commemoration of the Lord Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. The Fifth Sunday in Lent which[…]