Bishop releases priest appointments; New schools superintendent named

Videos available from Mass for all workers, reconsecration to Blessed Mother  Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced May 1 that Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt has been selected  as the Diocese’s new superintendent of Catholic schools.  Dr. Schmidt will fill the position being vacated by JoAnn Tier, who is retiring at the end of June.[…]

Bishop celebrated livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., served as principal celebrant and homilist of a Mass April 19 for Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Rose Church, Belmar, at 11:30 a.m.  The Mass was livestreamed and viewed from the home page of Bishop O’Connell’s message for Divine Mercy Sunday can be read here. This Mass and all Masses throughout[…]

Livestream of Evening Mass of Lord’s Supper

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 9, at 7 p.m. in St. Rose Church, Belmar. The Mass, which will be livestreamed without a congregation, can be viewed on the Diocese’s YouTube channel and all other diocesan media outlets. An excerpt of Bishop O’Connell’s homily follows.  To read[…]

An announcement from the Diocese: ‘A Light in the Darkness’

The clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Trenton are invited to safely display a lighted candle in the window of their homes, (for example, the type of electric candles used at Christmas), around sunset (7:32 pm) on Holy Saturday evening, as a symbol of our unity with Catholics throughout the world while[…]

Confessions during coronavirus emergency

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued the following guidance April 2, 2020, on seeking Confession and the Sacrament of Penance during the current health crisis: During this time when our churches and chapels are closed, and when the risk of transmitting COVID-19 is of such grave concern, Confessions should only be requested of our priests[…]