Holy Week and Easter coverage from The Monitor; Annual Home Missions Appeal to be collected

During Holy Week April 14-20, The Monitor was on site at parishes across the Diocese of Trenton documenting the solemn liturgies and joyful celebrations.

Watch for the May 2 print edition of The Monitor, which will include special coverage and photos from the Holy Week and Easter celebrations in parishes throughout the Diocese. 

The Monitor has also created a beautiful slideshow of photographs from over a dozen churches showing how Holy Week was celebrated by faithful in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties. To watch the slideshow, click here or click play on the video below.


This weekend, April 27-28, parishes in the Diocese of Trenton will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. This appeal, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, funds grants to home mission dioceses – dioceses and eparchies in the United States that are unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship and service without outside help.

The Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions funds a wide range of pastoral services, including those that focus on evangelization activities, religious education and ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, and laypeople as well as support of poor parishes across the country.

In 2018, the subcommittee approved more than $9.4 million in grants to assist dioceses and eparchies this year. Currently, more than 37 percent of all U.S. dioceses and territories receive support from the Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions. These funded dioceses are located across the United States, including the Deep South, Appalachia and the Rocky Mountains, as well as in US territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.

More information about the Appeal, including what programs it supports and how the funds are distributed, can be found at  www.usccb.org/home-missions.

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