Category: Our Diocese Today

Bishop writes on Epiphany, National Migration Week; January issue of The Monitor Magazine focuses on ‘One Family in Faith’

In a newly-released message for Epiphany, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., reminds his flock that the celebration of Christmas is still underway.  He writes: “For much of contemporary secular society, Christmas is over for another year.  For Catholics and Christians, however, there is ‘still more to come.’  This weekend, Jan. 4-5, the Roman Catholic Church[…]

#GivingTuesday benefits Catholic schools in Diocese; Residents asked to contact NJ lawmakers over health care bill; Clergy appointment announced

Today is #GivingTuesday and your chance to help Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton! Go to and you’ll find three ways Catholic school supporters can be involved for #GivingTuesday: make a secure monetary contribution, agree to become a volunteer or offer to say a prayer. One-hundred percent of funds will go to the school[…]

Bishop shares Thanksgiving message, Respect Life poster, essay, and photo meme contest now open, Chancery closure for holiday weekend

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. shares his Thanksgiving message to the faithful in the Diocese of Trenton, reminding us that on a day which is typically filled with “faith, family and food,” we must also give thanks to our loving Creator: Regardless of any particular religion but certainly in our Catholic and Judaeo-Christian faith, joyfully[…]

Diocese hosts bereavement ministry training program, Religious Retirement Fund to be taken up in parishes Dec. 7-8

The Diocese of Trenton is encouraging all those interested in bereavement and similar ministries to attend a pastoral care training program, spanning 12 sessions, providing participants with the education and formation tools they need to serve in pastoral care ministries more competently and compassionately. “We are not born with these skills; therefore as missionary disciples,[…]

Bishop O’Connell reflects on Veterans Day

The Diocese joins the nation in honoring all veterans. To commemorate this special day, we are re-posting a message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in which he honors the sacrifice and service that our veterans have provided to this nation in pursuit of peace. May true and lasting peace always be our goal, together,[…]

Bishop announces search for Superintendent of Catholic schools, celebrates Mass for retired priests; Funeral arrangements for Msgr. McGovern; Chancery closure

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced Nov. 8 that a nationwide search for a new diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools is underway. The new superintendent will succeed JoAnn Tier, who will retire June 30. “She has done an outstanding job overseeing our Catholic schools and their programs for many years,” Bishop O’Connell said of Tier.  “Finding[…]