Year: 2020


Major steps to stem virus spread; Clergy appointments

Parishioners relieved of Mass obligation, churches to remain open; schools, religious education programs and Chancery to close Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced a series of measures March 12 and 13 aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the parishes and schools of the four-county Diocese of Trenton.    On March 12, the[…]


Instructions re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Liturgical Practices

In light of the escalating concern about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued the following instructions on liturgical practices to be observed in ALL parishes, institutions and organizations within the Diocese of Trenton, effective immediately until otherwise notified: 1.  People who have flu-like symptoms or who are otherwise[…]

Clergy appointments announced; Five parishes to keep doors open for 24 Hours for the Lord; Annual diocesan Blue Mass set for April 21

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following appointments: Father John Large, current administrator of St. Theresa Parish, Little Egg Harbor, to pastor, effective Feb. 28. Father Jarlath Quinn, current administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish, Atlantic Highlands, to pastor, effective Feb. 28. Five parishes in the Diocese will welcome all[…]