The first issue of THE MONITOR MAGAZINE has now been published, with a special focus on the subject of prayer, beginning with the cover.

Monitor Magazine releases first issue; Respect Life Month, World Mission Sunday celebrated in October

The first issue of THE MONITOR MAGAZINE has now been published, with a special focus on the subject of prayer, beginning with the cover.

The first issue of THE MONITOR MAGAZINE has now been published, with a special focus on the subject of prayer, beginning with the cover.  The issue includes dedicated sections on October’s Extraordinary Missions Month and the annual High School Showcase, highlighting open houses and key updates from Catholic high schools in the Diocese.

This 56-page, full-color magazine also brings readers the writings of Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., along with an array of feature stories, news articles and updates from in and around the Diocese of Trenton.  World and national news reported with a Catholic perspective is also part of this new diocesan monthly.

For a limited time, the digital edition of The Monitor Magazine is available to ALL WEB USERS. Click below to flip through the new magazine.

 For home delivery, along with access to the e-edition (digital) and unlimited access of the newly redesigned www.TrentonMonitor.com,  subscribe online here or contact The Monitor at (609) 403-7131; Monitor-Subscriptions@dioceseoftrenton.org.


In anticipation of October’s Respect Life Month, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared his annual message with the faithful of the Diocese, highlighting the theme of the national observance: “Christ Our Hope in Every Season.”  According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life Month campaign, the theme serves as a reminder that “while every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow in our relationship with God.” 

In his message, the Bishop writes, “I urge all Catholics in the Diocese of Trenton to never lose sight of the conviction of our faith that Christ is, indeed, our hope in every season of life.  Together let us continue to pray, to speak out boldly and to witness and work without hesitation or pause to support and respect life in all its stages.”

The Bishop also gave witness to the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of life when he celebrated a Mass for the opening of the Diocese’s “40 Days for Life”, Sept. 24 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. The national “40 Days for Life” campaign is slated Sept. 25 through Nov. 3 and aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach and a peaceful, all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.

Check out this article from the Monitor to learn more about Respect Life Month and the different ways that parishes across the Diocese are taking part.


World Mission Sunday will be celebrated this year on the weekend of October 19-20, part of the Extraordinary Missionary Month 2019.  The Diocese of Trenton celebration will take place Oct. 20 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral at the noon Mass. Feel free to come and join us. Your individual parishes will also be celebrating during the normal schedule of Masses.

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