Year: 2021

Calls for Relief • Clergy Appointments

Every act of charity, big or small, makes a difference Please consider being generous and making a gift to our sisters and brothers in their time of dire need: EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FOR PEOPLE OF HAITI: Catholic Relief Services, RELIEF FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES: Catholic Relief Services, HURRICANE IDA RELIEF FUND: Catholic Charities USA, Bishop David M.[…]

A Message from Bishop O’Connell on the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

As Bishop, I invite and encourage the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to join me in sending the support of our prayers and contributions to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through:  Catholic Relief Services Massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti, killing more than 300 people, with death toll numbers increasing.[…]

Diocese calls all to share in recognition of grandparents, elderly

The Diocese of Trenton is joining its counterparts around the world in preparing to celebrate the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, proclaimed by Pope Francis to occur on the fourth Sunday of July each year, close to the Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, grandparents of Jesus.  Set to take place this[…]

A Pro-Life Message from Bishop O’Connell

As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I encourage all our Catholic clergy, religious and lay faithful to sign a petition to protect congressional legislative provisions in support of life: by July 16. Please access the New Jersey Catholic Conference website: and also read the Action Alerts posted on the NJCC website: Please consider writing letters in[…]

Superintendent: Masks optional in Catholic schools this fall

Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, diocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, released a memo June 30 updating the use of face masks in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton for the upcoming school year. “Masks on employed adults are optional,” the memo stated. “This includes teaching staffs, members of administration and non-contact employees. Masks on[…]