Dispensation for March 19 • Young adult retreat for the Year of St. Joseph • Mount Carmel Guild Founder’s Day Mass • Novena for the Annunciation

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.,  has issued a diocesan-wide dispensation from the Lenten obligation of abstinence from meat on Friday, March 19, 2021, in honor of the Solemn Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary, during this special “Year of St. Joseph.”  He encourages the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton who wish to take[…]

Bishop issues pastoral letter on the presence of God • U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

As the pandemic passes the one-year mark and continues to stretch into 2021, a profound side-effect has emerged: isolation.  The experience not only leaves people separated from each other through illness, social distancing and quarantining, but often leaves them, “wondering where God is,” writes Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., in his new release: “‘Behold, I[…]

Chancery snow closure

The Chancery offices in Lawrenceville are closed Feb. 18 due to the snow emergency. Normal operations will resume after the snow closure. Check back here for updates. Chancery staff will work remotely and can be reached via email.  For a directory of offices, departments and ministries, visit dioceseoftrenton.org/our-offices-and-ministries.


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[…]