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.
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.
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
Day One of the national novena • Pastoral Care Week • Chick McGinty Award • Convocation webinar • Holy Hour for married couples available
On Oct. 26, Day One of the Novena for the United States of America, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asks the faithful to pray for this intention: For an end to abortion in our country and for respect for life in all its stages, from conception to natural death. Click here for the full list[…]
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[…]
As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I invite and encourage all the clergy, consecrated religious and lay faithful to join together with me in praying this “Novena for the United States of America” from Monday, October 26 through Election Day, November 3, 2020. NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (recited each day):[…]
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[…]
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued this message Oct. 19: The COVID pandemic will not take away Christmas 2020! It will, however, change the way we celebrate it, especially in our churches and parishes, if current circumstances continue as they are or worsen. Because COVID is a highly contagious airborne virus, the prospect of large[…]
Bishop asks for generous response on World Mission Sunday | Divine Word Missionaries mark 125th anniversary
In his message for World Mission Sunday, observed throughout the world on the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., emphasizes that we are all called to be missionaries: During the Mission Month of October, Pope Francis reminds us that, as baptized Christians, we are called personally to mission – especially at this[…]
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[…]