I Am with You Always

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shares a reflection about the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord: Although the liturgical celebration of the Solemnity of the Ascension has been transferred to this coming Sunday in the Dioceses of New Jersey this year, I can’t help but reflect about its meaning today, Thursday, 40 days after[…]

Ascension moved to May 24, Bishop to celebrate livestream Mass

In-car Masses gearing up, diocesan Requiem Mass announced The date of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord has been moved this year from May 21 to May 24 in the five (arch)dioceses across New Jersey. Traditionally celebrated on the Sixth Thursday of Easter, the Solemnity had been transferred in many other provinces to[…]




Giving thanks for the unconditional love of our mothers

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for Mother’s Day I can still hear her voice, so sweet and gentle.  Her face is always in my mind’s eye as I remember her bright eyes and happy smile.  There was never a doubt how much she loved her family.  We were her life, my brothers and I, and[…]



Bishop releases priest appointments; New schools superintendent named

Videos available from Mass for all workers, reconsecration to Blessed Mother  Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced May 1 that Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt has been selected  as the Diocese’s new superintendent of Catholic schools.  Dr. Schmidt will fill the position being vacated by JoAnn Tier, who is retiring at the end of June.[…]