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

Celebrating Marriage

OurDioceseToday Catholic marriage will be celebrated this weekend in the Diocese as 73 married couples from Burlington and Mercer Counties who are marking one, 25, 50 and more years of wedded bliss will be blessed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.[continue reading...]

Pope Francis among us

A message from Bishop O'Connell

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(Foto de Associated Press)

Few would argue that the pastoral visit of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families 2015 did not move our hearts deeply.  The reason?  Because Pope Francis moved our hearts deeply. [continue reading...]

In new pastoral letter, Bishop O’Connell stresses link between mercy and truth

When you look into someone’s face, you can often see many things. At times you see a peace and satisfaction that resides in a person’s soul. Other times, you see worry or distraction, confusion or anxiety, wonder or hesitation. [continue reading...]

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The Shepherd's Voice

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. 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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The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

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