Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced his schedule for Holy Week. All of the Bishop’s Masses and services will be livestreamed on Youtube.com/trentondiocese.
On Palm Sunday, March 28, the Bishop will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Paul Church, Princeton.
On March 29, Bishop O’Connell and priests of the Diocese will gather for the annual Chrism Mass at 7:30 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. During this Mass, all of the priests of the Diocese who are gathered publicly renew their commitment to their priestly service. The Mass is also when the Bishop blesses the oils to be used in parishes throughout the coming year. Due to pandemic restrictions, attendance will be limited to concelebrating priests.
On Holy Thursday, April 1, the Bishop will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. in St. David the King Church, Princeton Junction.
On Good Friday, April 2, Bishop O’Connell will preside over the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at noon in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. This is the only day during the year when Mass is not celebrated. Instead, the celebration of the Lord’s Passion takes place within the context of a Communion service.
On Holy Saturday, April 3, the Bishop will celebrate the Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. in St. Dominic Church, Brick.
Parishes throughout the Diocese of Trenton will take up a second collection to benefit the work and ministry of Catholic Relief Services at all Masses the weekend of March 13-14.
The Catholic Relief Services Collection values families. It works to provide for their basic humanitarian needs, protect vulnerable children, reunite families, and encourage legislation that reflects the importance of family in society. The reach of this collection spans the globe, helping families on every continent from an array of ethnicities and backgrounds, addressing a myriad of needs.
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