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

‘Your faith has made you well’

A message from Bishop O'Connell
August 28, 2015
- The Gospels are filled with stories about Lord Jesus’ healing the sick. It is not simply their infirmities and suffering that draws his attention to them: it is their faith in the midst of infirmities and suffering that captures his notice. [continue reading...]

Bishop O’Connell to lead biennial pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 26, 2015
Faithful throughout the Diocese of Trenton, especially the families of those who recently received their First Holy Communion, are invited to make a Nov. 7 pilgrimage... [continue reading...]

Bishop O’Connell in the media

OurDioceseTodayAUG. 27, 2015 - In addition to the written pastoral letters and heartfelt homilies he imparts to the people of the Diocese of Trenton, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is often consulted as a valued contributor by outside media for a wider audience. The Bishop recently shared his reminiscences and insights on both the upcoming papal visit and the value of Catholic schools via two online pieces. [continue reading...]

Bishop O’Connell to celebrate inaugural Care of Creation Mass Sept. 1

Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel of St. Denis Parish - the

John Batkowski photo

August 20, 2015
To inaugurate the recently-announced World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate Mass at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel of St. Denis Parish – the “Beach Chapel” – at 554 E. Main St., Manasquan. [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.

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