Diocese’s scripture scholar joins Bishop O’Connell in writing about new liturgical designation: Sunday of the Word of God, annual collection for Latin America set

This Sunday, Jan. 26, the Catholic Church will celebrate the inaugural Sunday of the Word of God. This day, declared by Pope Francis Sept. 30, 2019, is dedicated “to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.” This new observance was announced by the Holy Father in an apostolic letter “Aperuit illis” which[…]

Bishop to celebrate Respect Life Mass at Trenton Cathedral

All those attending the Rally for Life tomorrow, Jan. 22, at the State House Annex are welcome to take part in a Respect Life Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, 151 Warren Street, Trenton, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. will serve as the main celebrant for the Mass, and[…]




Opportunities abound to take part in 47th March for Life

Parishes and Knights of Columbus Councils around the Diocese of Trenton are once again sponsoring buses for those looking to attend the 47th annual March for Life in Washington. The national event, set for Jan. 24, has as its theme this year “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman,” which emphasizes the pro-life movement’s understanding that protecting the life[…]


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[…]


The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, she was greeted as the “Mother of the Lord (Luke 1: 43),” a recognition both of her unique place in God’s holy plan and her faith in accepting his will.  For centuries, the Church has honored Mary’s role in the history of salvation.  At the words of the angel[…]