Year: 2020

An announcement from the Diocese: ‘A Light in the Darkness’

The clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Trenton are invited to safely display a lighted candle in the window of their homes, (for example, the type of electric candles used at Christmas), around sunset (7:32 pm) on Holy Saturday evening, as a symbol of our unity with Catholics throughout the world while[…]


Confessions during coronavirus emergency

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued the following guidance April 2, 2020, on seeking Confession and the Sacrament of Penance during the current health crisis: During this time when our churches and chapels are closed, and when the risk of transmitting COVID-19 is of such grave concern, Confessions should only be requested of our priests[…]

Churches ordered closed in Diocese

On the advice of public health officials, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is mandating the closing of all churches and chapels in the Diocese of Trenton to the public, effective at noon, Wednesday, April 1, until further notice.



Abortion and COVID -19: A permissible elective surgery?

Crises bring out the best and worst in people and in their decisions. We have seen so much of “the best” in the courageous sacrifice of our health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel who are keeping us supplied with medicine, food and so many other needs. Sadly, however, In the midst of[…]

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22, via the Diocese’s YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/trentondiocese. The Mass will be broadcast at 11 a.m. and will remain on the Youtube channel for continued viewing. The Fourth Sunday of Lent, also referred to as Laetare Sunday, marks the midpoint of the Lenten[…]