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

Rest In Peace, Mrs. O'Connell

Mrs. June O'Connell's funeral

Monitor photo by Rayanne Bennett.

JULY 28, 2015 - Bishop David Michael O’Connell, C.M., was principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial for his mother, June Eleanor O’Connell, July 28 in Our Lady of Grace Church, Penndel, Pa. Mrs. O’Connell died July 22 in Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, following a lengthy illness. Present for the funeral Mass were Mrs. O’Connell’s three other sons, Arthur John Jr., Dennis Raymond and Daniel Timothy, as well as daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other friends and relatives. The funeral Mass was concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald of Philadelphia and Bishop William Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Del., and scores of priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Trenton, Allentown, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa., and the Vincentian community. Among the congregation were some 75 men and women from the Diocese’s Chancery.

In his homily, Bishop O'Connell spoke of his mother as being a "great lady" and that he and his brothers "loved her very much." "We know she is in the Lord's hands," he said. Click here to read Mrs. O’Connell’s obituary. A full story on her funeral to come.

'Simple and Unexpected'

Sister Joanne Dress

Sister Joanne Dress

By Daughter of Charity, Sister Joanne Dress

"Its beginnings were at the same time simple and unexpected.”

That is the way St. Vincent de Paul described the beginnings of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the community to which I have belonged for nearly 48 years.

It is also is a good description of my own vocation.

My parents passed the faith on to me and to my brothers and sister. Their faith was both simple and profound. We prayed, celebrated the sacraments, socialized and experienced our faith in the midst of a vibrant parish. We attended... [continue reading...]

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