This Lent, ‘repent and believethe Good News’
A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.:
The Holy Season of Lent arrives once more with its invitation to “repent and believe the Good News.” Those very words are used as ashes are imposed upon our foreheads to mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Both parts of the liturgical directive refer to an active, continuing disposition of heart and soul, not a “one shot deal.” Lent is time of conversion which is always a process. Conversion recognizes something in our lives that needs to change, that we make a commitment to change and that we, indeed, change. [Continue reading ...]
Homily for the elevation of St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral
A homily from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.:
From St. Mary Cathedral, the Mother Church in Trenton, north to St. Joseph Parish in Keyport, south to St. Theresa Parish in Little Egg Harbor, west to St. George Parish in Titusville along the Delaware River, east to the parishes along the Jersey shore, the Diocese of Trenton rejoices in the elevation of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Freehold to the dignity of a Co-Cathedral for our Diocese!
Your Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin; your Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and personal representative of our Holy Father Pope Francis; brother Bishops; clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton. [Continue reading ...]