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

Happy birthday, Bishop Smith!

Bishop Emeritus John M. Smith turned 81 on June 23. Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., was among a group of well-wishers to celebrate with Bishop Smith during a party in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lawrenceville. Bishop Smith headed the Diocese of Trenton from 1997 until his retirement in 2010. [See a photo from the party here...]

First major summer event to focus on evangelization and mercy

The Diocese will welcome hundreds of community members to its first major event of the summer: “Evangelization: A Call to Mercy.”

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Diocesan Planning Commission on retreat to determine next steps in Faith in Our Future initiative

Making the most out of this summer
Bishop O'Connell's message for Summer 2016

Who can forget Alice Cooper’s classic ‘70s anthem “School’s Out for Summer?” blasting on the airwaves? Even “millennials” have heard it! It’s funny how we follow the rhythms of the “school year” no matter how old we get, no matter what job we have. Most of us greet “summer” with the same enthusiasm as kids in school. Even though we continue to work, there is something distinctively different about this time of year, a different “feel.”

Lawn mowers start humming, the outdoor furniture comes out of storage, barbecue grills are fired up, picnics are planned as well as weekend trips to the shore or the pool and, once again, we are amazed at how our bathing suits have shrunk during the winter! [Continue reading...]

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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.

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