Giving thanks for the unconditional love of our mothers

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for Mother’s Day I can still hear her voice, so sweet and gentle.  Her face is always in my mind’s eye as I remember her bright eyes and happy smile.  There was never a doubt how much she loved her family.  We were her life, my brothers and I, and[…]



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 www.strosebelmar.com. Bishop O’Connell’s message for Divine Mercy Sunday can be read here. This Mass and all Masses throughout[…]