NJCC Disheartened by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Adoption of Proposed Rules to Expand Abortion Services

October 14, 2021 The New Jersey Catholic Conference is disheartened by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners announcement that they have approved rule changes that will allow non-physicians to perform abortions after 14 weeks of gestation, permit these abortions in office-based settings, and eliminate the requirement of hospital admitting privileges to medical professionals performing[…]

Bishop’s messages on Rosary & Respect Life Month • Diocese’s participation in Synod • New magazine issue • Memorial for deceased deacons • Advisory on non-sanctioned priests

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued messages for the special designations of Month of the Rosary and Respect Life Month.  The messages can be found here. The Sixteenth Ordinary Synod of Bishops will open Oct. 10, with a Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica by Pope Francis.  Every diocese throughout the world will initiate the diocesan phase[…]


Annual Priest Convocation held  •  Catechetical Sunday is Sept 19  •  ‘National Recovery Month’  •  National Migration Week

After a one-year Covid-related hiatus, the Annual Priest Convocation was held Sept. 14-16 in Galloway, bringing together Bishop O’Connell and about 135 priests who serve in the Diocese of Trenton. The opportunity to spend three days together in spiritual talks, prayer and fellowship was well-received by the Bishop and many of the priests attending. The keynote speaker,[…]



Calls for Relief • Clergy Appointments

Every act of charity, big or small, makes a difference Please consider being generous and making a gift to our sisters and brothers in their time of dire need: EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FOR PEOPLE OF HAITI: Catholic Relief Services, www.crs.org RELIEF FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES: Catholic Relief Services, www.crs.org HURRICANE IDA RELIEF FUND: Catholic Charities USA, www.catholiccharitiesusa.org Bishop David M.[…]


A Message from Bishop O’Connell on the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

As Bishop, I invite and encourage the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to join me in sending the support of our prayers and contributions to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through:  Catholic Relief Services www.crs.org Massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti, killing more than 300 people, with death toll numbers increasing.[…]