Bishop O’Connell reflects on Catholic Schools Week • Clergy appointment

Bishop O’Connell reflects on Catholic Schools Week • Clergy appointment

Catholic schools need our support more than ever

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for Catholic Schools Week

Each year, the Diocese of Trenton joins dioceses throughout our country in celebrating Catholic Schools Week.  At a time when dioceses, including our own, are experiencing the unfortunate circumstance of having to close a school or schools for a variety of reasons, we need to support Catholic education more than ever.

Established by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in 1974, Catholic Schools Week takes place annually from the last Sunday in January throughout the remaining week.  This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Promoting this national observance is one way that dioceses in our country highlight the contributions that Catholic education makes to the Church, society at large and the communities where our Catholic schools are a vital part.  

Here in the Diocese of Trenton, we frequently express our conviction that “Catholic Schools Have It All”: an educational experience, second-to-none, imparted by professional, dedicated administrators, teachers and staff, in an environment that is faith-based and truly Catholic. This first-rate education would not be possible without the consistent, generous sacrifices made by parents and all those who support our Catholic schools in the Diocese. 

Read Bishop O’Connell’s Catholic Schools Week message in full here…

Clergy Appointment

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following clergy appointment:

Rev. Oscar B. Sumanga, JCD, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, has additionally been appointed Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Trenton, effective immediately.

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