Video short on Guadalupe pilgrimage to be released; additional appointments issued

As celebrations of the Blessed Mother take place throughout the month of May, the diocesan Department of Evangelization and Family Life has slated the release of a newly-produced video short to promote the fourth annual Antorchas Guadalupanas (Guadalupe Pilgrimage). This annual diocesan event honors Our Lady of Guadalupe as torches – lit by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. – travel to parishes, schools and other locations throughout the diocese, and then converge for a pilgrimage in the streets of Trenton the first Saturday in December.

Entitled, “Walk With Us – Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage,” the video is scheduled for release May 10, just before Mother’s Day Weekend.

Josué Arriola, director of the diocesan Department of Evangelization and Family Life, said the video is designed to promote the Antorchas Guadalupanas devotion not only among parishes that have participated in years prior, but also to introduce the concept and encourage participation among parishes that have yet to join in the celebration.

Faithful will be able to watch the video short on the Diocese of Trenton’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and on the diocesan website at www.dioceseoftrenton.org/guadalupe.

For more information about the fourth annual Antorchas Guadalupanas, read this article from The Monitor.


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

Father Jason Parzynski to the position of diocesan Vocations Director, while continuing as chaplain and faculty member in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, effective immediately. Father Parzynski will replace Father Oscar Sumanga in residence at the Emmaus House, Lawrenceville.

Carolyn Norbut to director of pilgrimages in addition to her positions as administrative assistant in the Offices of Worship and Clergy/Seminarians.


About 800 police officers, detectives, academy members and faithful supporters of law enforcement gathered April 30 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton to attend the 20th Diocesan Blue Mass & Luncheon. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. who concelebrated with nearly a dozen preists from around the Diocese.

For more coverage on the 20th annual Blue Mass from The Monitor, click here.

To see a photo gallery from the event, click here.  

You can watch an archived video of the Blue Mass here or by clicking the play button on the video below:

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