A message from Bishop O’Connell on Lent The season of Lent has arrived, and with it the importance of prayer and penance become a special focus of our attention once again as we “journey to Jerusalem” with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Our Holy Father Pope Francis, in his “2021 Lenten Message,” asks us to spend these 40[…]

Annual marriage celebration begins • Catholic schools recognized by Governor • Revised February schedule for The Monitor Magazine

Celebrated annually since 2010, National Marriage Week begins Feb. 7 and culminates in World Marriage Day Feb. 14. To mark this special observance, the Diocese has posted a videotaped message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and a nightly online recitation of the Cana Rosary, based on the book “The Cana Rosary: A Couple’s Prayer”[…]

Chancery snow closure

The Chancery offices in Lawrenceville are closed today due to the snow emergency.  The previous shutdown for COVID concerns in the Chancery had ended and the offices were scheduled to reopen Feb. 1.  Normal operations will now resume after the snow closure.  Check back here for updates. Chancery staff continue to work remotely and can[…]

Chancery/Pastoral Center closed through Feb. 1 • Clergy appointments • Bishop’s pro-life message to youth

Due to receiving word of additional staff cases of COVID-19 or COVID-positive status at the Diocesan Chancery/Pastoral Center, the building will remain closed until Monday, Feb. 1 (unless otherwise announced), in-person meetings at the Chancery are postponed and Chancery staff will continue to work remotely.  The facility will need deep cleaning again before it can reopen.  Though mail will[…]

Diocesan Chancery/Pastoral Center closed through Jan. 22

The Diocesan Chancery/Pastoral Center Building is closed for the remainder of the week (January 19-22), in-person meetings postponed and Chancery staff will be working remotely due to the COVID positive status of three employees and the need for a deep cleaning of the facility.  Chancery staff can continue to be contacted via email during the week.[…]