Instructions re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Liturgical Practices

In light of the escalating concern about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued the following instructions on liturgical practices to be observed in ALL parishes, institutions and organizations within the Diocese of Trenton, effective immediately until otherwise notified: 1.  People who have flu-like symptoms or who are otherwise[…]

Clergy appointments announced; Five parishes to keep doors open for 24 Hours for the Lord; Annual diocesan Blue Mass set for April 21

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following appointments: Father John Large, current administrator of St. Theresa Parish, Little Egg Harbor, to pastor, effective Feb. 28. Father Jarlath Quinn, current administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish, Atlantic Highlands, to pastor, effective Feb. 28. Five parishes in the Diocese will welcome all[…]







Diocese’s scripture scholar joins Bishop O’Connell in writing about new liturgical designation: Sunday of the Word of God, annual collection for Latin America set

This Sunday, Jan. 26, the Catholic Church will celebrate the inaugural Sunday of the Word of God. This day, declared by Pope Francis Sept. 30, 2019, is dedicated “to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.” This new observance was announced by the Holy Father in an apostolic letter “Aperuit illis” which[…]

Bishop to celebrate Respect Life Mass at Trenton Cathedral

All those attending the Rally for Life tomorrow, Jan. 22, at the State House Annex are welcome to take part in a Respect Life Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, 151 Warren Street, Trenton, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. will serve as the main celebrant for the Mass, and[…]