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[…]



Bishop celebrates Christmas Masses, hosts dinner for seminarians

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. celebrated with faithful of all ages as the Diocese of Trenton welcomed in the newborn Christ child during Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. Bishop O’Connell served as the principal celebrant at Christmas Eve Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Trenton, Christmas Midnight Mass in St. Paul’s[…]


Bishop offers prayers for Pope Francis on Golden Anniversary

This week, Pope Francis celebrates his fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood and Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shares his warmest prayers and well-wishes upon the occasion: On Friday, December 13, our Holy Father Pope Francis celebrates his Fiftieth Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood.  Anniversaries are milestones in all of our lives[…]



#GivingTuesday benefits Catholic schools in Diocese; Residents asked to contact NJ lawmakers over health care bill; Clergy appointment announced

Today is #GivingTuesday and your chance to help Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton! Go to www.LeadinFaith.org and you’ll find three ways Catholic school supporters can be involved for #GivingTuesday: make a secure monetary contribution, agree to become a volunteer or offer to say a prayer. One-hundred percent of funds will go to the school[…]