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[…]


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[…]