Day Four of the National Novena

On Oct. 29, Day Four of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: For the protection of religious liberty in our country and around the world.

Day Three of the National Novena

On Oct. 28, Day Three of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: Day 3 – Prayers to end racism and social injustice in our country.

Day Two of the National Novena

On Oct. 27, Day Two of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray: Pray to the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic and for those affected by it. Click here for the full list of intentions. Click here for today’s reflection from Bishop O’Connell


Celebrating Anniversary Couples

Couples across the Diocese are invited to tune into a special Holy Hour for Marriage this weekend that is being livestreamed from Nativity Parish, Fair Haven. The Holy Hour was planned for couples celebrating their first, 25th, 50th or more anniversaries after COVID-19 postponed the annual Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings Masses. However, all couples are encouraged to take part in[…]


Bishop thanks Divine Word Missionaries at 125th Anniversary Mass

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrated Mass Oct. 19 with the Society of the Divine Word community in their Bordentown residence to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the arrival of their first missionary in America. Divine Word Father Martin Padovani preached the homily at Mass, reflecting on his ministry in the Diocese of Trenton since[…]



Keep Holy the Lord’s Day

A pastoral message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. When the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation issued by bishops for their dioceses during the COVID pandemic is finally lifted – and it will be – Catholics will be required again to “return to church.”  Canon law[…]