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

Three months after amputation surgery, Bishop to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass

It was just over two weeks following surgery to amputate his lower left leg when Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., publicly declared his rehabilitation goal.

“I hope to be at the altar, standing alone, saying Mass on Palm Sunday,” he said in a video interview released on diocesan media Jan. 16.

That hope will be realized March 29 when Bishop O’Connell will celebrate the 10:30 a.m. Mass for Palm Sunday in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton. All are welcome to be part of the event, which will take place three months to the date from his surgery in Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton, necessitated by life-threatening bone and blood infections. [continue reading...]

Message on the Holy Year of Mercy

Our Holy Father Pope Francis commemorated the second anniversary of his pontificate today, March 13, by announcing an extraordinary jubilee — a Holy Year of Mercy– selecting a theme that has frequently accompanied his homilies and messages since ascending the Chair of Peter. [continue reading...]

When splinter groups appear to be Catholic

In John’s Gospel, Jesus prays for the apostles and those who believe in him through their word: “that they may be one” (John 17:22). [continue reading...]

Diocese of Trenton does not approve, recognize "Mary's Way Worldwide Apostolate"

A report from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

It has been brought to the attention of the Diocese of Trenton that an organization called "Mary's Way Worldwide Apostolate" is operating in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Brick Township, within the Diocese of Trenton ...[continue reading...]

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photo1073The Shepherd's Voice with Bishop David M. O'Connell airs on the First Friday of each month from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Bishop O'Connell begins the program with a teaching and a brief commentary. Jim & Cheryl Manfredonia facilitate the hour as they open the telephone lines so listeners can call in and speak to the Bishop. The program will repeat on First Friday night at 10:00 PM, the following Saturday at 4:00 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM and Monday at 8:00 AM.

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