In an effort to keep the Diocese of Trenton updated about the implementation of the Faith In Our Future Initiative, The Monitor has crafted and in-depth report on how the culture of collaboration and cohorts has enriched parish life for many in the Diocese.

FIOF Update; Annual Golf Outing; Clergy News

In an effort to keep the Diocese of Trenton updated about the implementation of the Faith In Our Future Initiative, The Monitor has crafted and in-depth report on how the culture of collaboration and cohorts has enriched parish life for many in the Diocese.

In an effort to keep the Diocese of Trenton updated about the implementation of Faith in Our Future, The Monitor has crafted and in-depth report on how the culture of collaboration has enriched the process for many Cohorts in the Diocese. Clergy, parish leaders and others share their perspectives on what this process has been like and how their communities have benefited.

The article reads:

When it comes to revitalizing and reorganizing the Diocese, Cohorts are staying true to the goals laid out by Faith in Our Future: strengthening parishes, new models of leadership, collaboration for evangelization, improving Hispanic ministry and stewardship.

Collaboration, many say, is key.

“We have spent a lot of time talking about the difference between cooperation and collaboration. There is a difference,” says Thomas Mullooly, Cohort 19 chairman. “When you cooperate on something, you and I can work together so that you can achieve a goal and I can achieve a goal. But when we collaborate, we’re working side by side to achieve one goal.”


The Diocesan Department of Development will sponsor the eighth annual Bishop John C. Reiss Memorial Golf Outing June 10 at Spring Lake Golf Club, 901 Warren Ave., Spring Lake Heights, to benefit the Harris Family Charitable Trust for the Aged, Infirmed and Disabled Priests of the Diocese of Trenton.

The day will begin with registration from 10 to 11:15 a.m., followed by lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The golf tournament will begin with a prayer, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and scramble format. Immediately following the tournament will be dinner and cocktails. Highlights include a hole-in-one and closest to the pin competition. Cost for a foursome begins at $3,500. Individual golfers are $750 each.

To register online, fill out the form at dioceseoftrenton.org/golf, or return completed forms to Diocese of Trenton, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648. For details, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Patti Dickens at 609-403-7216; pdickens@dioceseoftrenton.org.


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

Father Andres Serna to parochial vicar, St. Dorothea Parish, Eatowntown/Precious Blood Parish, Monmouth Beach, effective July 1.

Father Raphael Esquen, renewed appointment, Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly, effective immediately.

Deacon Stephen A. Sansevere, from diaconal ministry in St. Gabriel Parish, Marlboro, to St. Theresa Parish, Little Egg Harbor, effective July 1, 2019, as he prepares for priestly ordination, expected for June 2020.  

Clergy Announcement

Rev. Kevin Kimtis received his doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, May 20. He will continue preparation in Rome for service in the Diplomatic Corps of the Holy See.
Father Kimtis was ordained June 4, 2011, by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and served six years as a parochial vicar in St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, and St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. He began his studies in Lateran University in September 2017.
Kimtis was born in Niskayuna, N.Y., and was a member of St. Paul Parish, Princeton. He attended Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville; graduated from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and received a bachelor’s degree in canon law from Gregorian University, Rome.

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