Month: October 2021

Bishop O’Connell message for All Saints, All Souls • Holy See extends plenary indulgence for faithful departed • Called By Name program helps identify future priestly vocations

Monday, November 1 is All Saints Day. In his message for the diocesan faithful, Bishop O’Connell writes, “On this solemn Feast of All Saints, the Church invites us to reflect on the great hope that is based on Christ’s Resurrection: Christ is risen and we will also be with him. The Saints and Blesseds are[…]

Work of Synod begins • Guadalupe torch-lighting set Oct. 30

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. and Terry Ginther, chancellor and executive director for Pastoral Life and Mission, met for the first time Oct. 21 with the newly appointed co-chairs of the diocesan phase of the XVI Ordinary Synod of Bishops: Mary Liz Ivins, former president and principal of Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, and[…]

Diocese to join in observing World Mission Sunday Oct. 24

Catholics of the Diocese of Trenton will be called to join their brothers and sisters across the globe in praying for and supporting the missionary work of the Church as part of the annual observance of World Mission Sunday Oct. 24.  The faithful are also invited by Pope Francis to reflect on their own role[…]

NJCC Disheartened by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Adoption of Proposed Rules to Expand Abortion Services

October 14, 2021 The New Jersey Catholic Conference is disheartened by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners announcement that they have approved rule changes that will allow non-physicians to perform abortions after 14 weeks of gestation, permit these abortions in office-based settings, and eliminate the requirement of hospital admitting privileges to medical professionals performing[…]

Bishop’s messages on Rosary & Respect Life Month • Diocese’s participation in Synod • New magazine issue • Memorial for deceased deacons • Advisory on non-sanctioned priests

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued messages for the special designations of Month of the Rosary and Respect Life Month.  The messages can be found here. The Sixteenth Ordinary Synod of Bishops will open Oct. 10, with a Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica by Pope Francis.  Every diocese throughout the world will initiate the diocesan phase[…]