The Chancery offices are closed in observance of Holy Week and Easter, and will reopen on Tuesday, April 7 @ 9 a.m.
Thank you, and have a blessed Easter!

Bishop O'ConnellMost Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M.
10th Bishop of Trenton

Diocese to welcome hundreds of new Catholics

More than 650 men, women and teens are expected to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church... [continue reading...]

Chrism Mass Homily

At critical moments in our life, we find ourselves asking the question, “What does it all mean?” And when we find an answer, psychologists tell us, we have arrived at maturity. Finding an answer, however, is no easy task. [continue reading...]

Easter asks us: ‘Do you believe this?

Easter2015Can you imagine what it must have been like for Jesus’ Mother Mary, his followers and friends to witness the absolute brutality of his crucifixion? The Son that Mary bore and raised with such tenderness and love; the Teacher whom the disciples left everything to follow; the friends who surrounded him with great devotion.

They placed all their faith and hope and love in him and his life ended in such a horrific manner, bleeding out on that cross. As far as the world could see, it was over. [continue reading...]

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Bob MorrisWhen I had a different job and more money, we would go to Cathedral in Philly for Chrism Mass, Last Supper, Adoration, and Good Friday, staying across the street at Embassy Suites. Hotel way too expensive today. Life may again enable it. Very meaningful.8 hours ago
Beverly JaneczekI love to watch the Miniseries, Jesus (2000) at home with my family and friends.8 hours ago   ·  2
The Catholic Diocese of TrentonBob and Beverly , thank you for taking the time to share.7 hours ago
Bob MorrisI was at the 1030 Mass last Sunday with the Bishop. It was so special and it is another blessing that we have as Catholics to have him back.7 hours ago

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