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

Register now for World Marriage Day celebration

OurDioceseTodayThe Diocese of Trenton’s Department of Youth, Marriage and Family Life is hosting a World Marriage Day dinner-dance Feb. 13 in St. Pius X Parish, Forked River, to honor and celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage. [more...]

Investing in the Future:
Accreditation process brings value to Diocese, schools, students

A message from JoAnn Tier, Moderator for Catholic Education
Teaching is an art. Teachers look into the eyes of a child to determine understanding. In so doing, they make a connection far beyond conveying basic instruction. [more...]

Our Catholic schools: ‘Fruit that will last’

A Catholic Schools Week message from Bishop O'Connell

Over 50 years ago, the Second Vatican Council described the purpose of the Catholic school as creating “for the school community a special atmosphere animated by the Gospel spirit … (Vatican II, “Declaration on Christian Education, 8″).” A half-century later, the National Catholic Educational Association has as its recurring theme for Catholic Schools Week 2016, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” [more...]

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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

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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