Announcement on the Annual Mass and Celebration of Law Enforcement

At the request of the Blue Mass Committee of the Diocese of Trenton, the Annual Mass and Celebration of Law Enforcement — originally scheduled for April 13, 2021 — will be postponed until April 2022 due to the continuing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The event, also known as the Blue Mass, has been held[…]



Lent at the midpoint: Stay in your lane

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. Here we are at the midpoint of our Lenten journey with the finish line now in sight.  How has it been going? Living our Catholic faith takes practice all the time, even more so with the challenges imposed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic.  But when we trip or[…]

In the March issue of the Monitor Magazine . Clergy appointments

With the one-year mark of the first known COVID-19 cases in the United States now upon us, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued a new pastoral letter on the “Presence of God.” The letter is published in its entirety in the March issue of The Monitor Magazine. The COVER STORY of the latest issue[…]

Bishop O’Connell’s “The Shepherd’s Voice” to premiere March 5

Today, Bishop O’Connell will host his monthly radio program “The Shepherd’s Voice” on Domestic Church Media.  The Bishop will discuss with DCM host Jim Manfredonia some of the special activities and observances in the coming month, including his Pastoral Letter on the Presence of God and the Year of St. Joseph for which he has[…]

Dispensation for March 19 • Young adult retreat for the Year of St. Joseph • Mount Carmel Guild Founder’s Day Mass • Novena for the Annunciation

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.,  has issued a diocesan-wide dispensation from the Lenten obligation of abstinence from meat on Friday, March 19, 2021, in honor of the Solemn Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary, during this special “Year of St. Joseph.”  He encourages the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton who wish to take[…]

Bishop issues pastoral letter on the presence of God • U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

As the pandemic passes the one-year mark and continues to stretch into 2021, a profound side-effect has emerged: isolation.  The experience not only leaves people separated from each other through illness, social distancing and quarantining, but often leaves them, “wondering where God is,” writes Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in his new release: “‘Behold, I[…]