Episcopal appointments

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following appointments: Rev. Vincent Euk, currently pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish, West Long Branch, to retired, effective Sept. 1, 2020. Rev. Sheldon Amasa, currently parochial vicar in St. Dominic, Brick, to pastor, Our Lady of Hope Parish,  West Long Branch, effective September 1, 2020. Rev. Jerome[…]


Bishop extends Mass dispensation

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued the following message July 30, 2020: Given all current public health and safety reports, I am extending the dispensation from Sunday obligation to attend Mass beyond the aforementioned September 7 date listed in our Diocesan Directives “until further notice.” The faithful are certainly encouraged, but not required, to attend[…]

Diocese celebrates 10th anniversary of Bishop O’Connell’s ordination

We ask the faithful of the Diocese to join us today, July 30, in prayerfully commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bishop David M. O’Connell’s ordination to the episcopacy.  Those who attended the ordination or watched it via livestream will remember it as a joyful and poignant day, witnessed by more than a thousand well-wishers, including[…]



Bishop Chairman Comments on Paycheck Protection Program

July 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – Following the publication of a national news story on Catholic churches receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response: “The Catholic Church[…]

Diocese responds to media report on COVID relief funding

An article written by the Associated Press and published by multiple media outlets July 10 seems to call into question the legitimacy of the Church’s request for COVID relief funding made available through the U.S. government.  The Diocese of Trenton has responded to this article with the following statement: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton[…]