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

In the Presence of a Saint

Documentary captures special moments with Mother Teresa

On the heels of the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata, the Diocese of Trenton has just released a short-form documentary looking back at the 1995 visit of then-Mother Teresa to St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in the capital city. [Continue reading ...]

Help those devastated by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the Caribbean 
Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 storm, made landfall on Haiti early Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. With as many as 900 killed and tens of thousands of homes destroyed in Haiti, the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew is becoming more clear as officials and aid workers are starting to reach remote areas.

Outside of immediate food, the greatest needs will be shelter, water and hygiene supplies. Along with partners, Catholic Relief Services is now responding in some of the most affected areas in southern Haiti. [Continue reading ...]

Bishop O’Connell’s homily from Mass for Anniversary Blessings

Oct. 16, 2016 | Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Trenton

O'Connell-DoT-Coat-of-Arms_UpdatedJan2014Every once in a while, we might give in to feeling a little nostalgic. It can come upon us very suddenly in a quiet moment when we drive through the old neighborhood or see an old relative or friend. Perhaps it is an old home movie or collection of pictures that conjures up a memory of the "good old days." An old song, a familiar phrase that Dad used to say, a meal that tastes just like Mom's --- suddenly, we are transported back to another time and place. We might even think of our loved ones, some who are no longer with us or nearby, and wonder, "If they could see us now!" Have you had that experience?

Think back on your wedding day. What comes to mind? ...

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Diocese's statement on upcoming election


In election season each year, people write the Diocese requesting clarification of Church teachings and answers on other questions about exercising their right to vote.

People who would like to register to vote may do so by going HERE or by calling their county Board of Elections.

Catholics interested in reviewing Church teachings on important issues are directed to any of the resources available at the following link: FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP.

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Our Promise to Protect

Diocesan Child Protection Efforts >>

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

promiseProtect_NEW_artPlease note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.
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