Christ the Redeemer Parish to close in May

Christ the Redeemer Parish in Mount Holly, which has experienced declining attendance and growing financial struggles over the last decade, will close its church and undergo canonical suppression, it was announced March 20 and 21.  The announcement came in a letter from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., to Father Daniel Peirano, Christ the Redeemer pastor.  In[…]

Toward Holy Week 2021: Some Things to Think and Pray About

Reflections for the sacred days Holy Week by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. As the Holy Season of Lent draws to a close and Holy Week begins, it is time for all Catholics to prepare deeply for the Church’s annual commemoration of the Lord Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. The Fifth Sunday in Lent which[…]

Announcement on the Annual Mass and Celebration of Law Enforcement

At the request of the Blue Mass Committee of the Diocese of Trenton, the Annual Mass and Celebration of Law Enforcement — originally scheduled for April 13, 2021 — will be postponed until April 2022 due to the continuing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The event, also known as the Blue Mass, has been held[…]

Lent at the midpoint: Stay in your lane

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. Here we are at the midpoint of our Lenten journey with the finish line now in sight.  How has it been going? Living our Catholic faith takes practice all the time, even more so with the challenges imposed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic.  But when we trip or[…]

In the March issue of the Monitor Magazine . Clergy appointments

With the one-year mark of the first known COVID-19 cases in the United States now upon us, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued a new pastoral letter on the “Presence of God.” The letter is published in its entirety in the March issue of The Monitor Magazine. The COVER STORY of the latest issue[…]

Bishop O’Connell’s “The Shepherd’s Voice” to premiere March 5

Today, Bishop O’Connell will host his monthly radio program “The Shepherd’s Voice” on Domestic Church Media.  The Bishop will discuss with DCM host Jim Manfredonia some of the special activities and observances in the coming month, including his Pastoral Letter on the Presence of God and the Year of St. Joseph for which he has[…]